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Strange Bedpersons by Jennifer Crusie

Title: Strange Bedpersons, Author: Jennifer CrusieStrange Bedpersons.  Finished 1-22-17, rating 2.5/5, romance, pub. 1994

Unabridged audio read by Madison Vaughn. 7 hours 26 minutes.

Tess Newhart knows her ex-boyfriend Nick Jamieson isn’t the right guy for her. He’s caviar and champagne; she’s take-out Chinese pot stickers. He’s an uptight Republican lawyer; she was raised in a commune. He wants to get ahead in business; she just wants…him. But there’s no way Tess will play second fiddle to his job.

Yet somehow she finds herself agreeing to play his fiancée on a weekend business trip that could make or break Nick’s career. And while he’s trying to convince Tess that he needs her in his respectable world, Tess is doing her best to keep her opinions to herself and her hands off Nick.       ftom Goodreads

I realize this was published in 1994 but it really stretched the limits of realness (Is that a word? Why doesn’t that feel like a word?), but I’m sticking with it.  Hippie Dippy Liberal Crusader Tess versus Uptight Ambitious Chauvinist Right Winger Nick.  They broke up because of their differences, but Nick needs her back for a weekend so he can land his dream job, partner at his law firm.  The weekend takes place at the home of a famous writer and the interplay between Tess and the author was the most fun to be found in the book.

It felt formulaic and dated.  I love Crusie but not this one.

 

January 24, 2017 - Posted by | 2 1/2 Stars or Less

1 Comment »

  1. It sounds like this book didn’t hold up well. Too bad.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | January 24, 2017 | Reply


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