Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In the past, I’d tried to read this book at least four or five times, but I never got far before I’d put it down and not pick it back up. A perennial DNF. But every time somebody asked for romance recommendations, WTT would top the list, especially if the person was asking for books to recommend to somebody new to the genre.
I don’t expect to love every book everybody else seems to, just like I’ve loved books others haven’t. But so many people I know personally and who share similar reading tastes loved it, so I gave it another shot.
This time, I listened to the audiobook. I rarely listen to books, but I find I enjoy them more (or I’m more tolerant) if they’re keeping me company while I clean. And I did enjoy it more. I don’t think the narrator was so good as to “make” the story for me, as with Maybe This Time, but she helped the characters pop a little and kept my interest up long enough for the story to grab me.
And grab me, it did. Right around the alarm clock scene. And if you’ve read it, you know the scene I’m talking about. *g* To be honest, I think it was my admiration of the author’s craft more so than the goings-on that got my attention, but once I was hooked, the story never let me go.
I definitely get the WTT love now, and I’ve got Faking It loaded up on my reader.