zondag 17 april 2011

50 Books Challenge - # 20: Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie

Title: Welcome to Temptation
Author: Jennifer Crusie
Story: When Sophie Dempsey and her sister Amy head to the small town of Temptation, Ohio, to shoot a video with their friend Clea Whipple, Sophie has a premonition of disaster. It's a premonition that grows when Sophie and Amy literally collide with the town's most righteous and outspoken politician before they even get into town. But this car accident is just the beginning of Sophie's troubles. When a rumor circulates through Temptation that the women are shooting a porn video, it prompts visits from several townsfolk, including Temptation's very sexy mayor, Phineas Tucker.
Start: april 14th 2011
End: april 17th 2011
Comment: When reading the synopsis, I thought this was going to be just another standard chick-lit. Well, think again. Crusie doesn't only write witty one-liners, she writes fully realized scenes. And there are some surprising twists to the story, like a murder. You would normally never read about that in a standard chick-lit. I didn't like Sophie in the beginning and I kinda dispised Phin at first. I came to like 'em as the story developed. Especially Sophie. She's not one of those women who's all about the glits and the glams. Amy's character was some what one-dimensional. You don't really get to know her very well. I liked Dillie the most, she's such a sweet and kind kid and so honest. Crusie's writing style is very mature, especially because of the amount of sex in it. And it's about as explicit as you can get. I'm not a prude, but I like it more when the writer doesn't describe it as detailed as Crusie did. It's a fun summer/ spring read. I read that this is the first in a series and I will probably continue reading the rest of it. Maybe we get to know Amy a little better.
Rating: 3/ 5

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