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Crazy For You

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Author: Jennifer Crusie

Published: July 11th 2004 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published March 1st 1999)

Format: Paperback , 336 pages

Isbn: 9780312932817

Language: English


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Quinn McKenzie has always lived what she calls a "beige" life. She's dating the world's nicest guy, she has a good job as a high school art teacher, she's surrounded by family and friends who rely on her, and she's bored to the point of insanity. But when Quinn decides to change her life by adopting a stray dog over everyone's objections, everything begins to spiral out of Quinn McKenzie has always lived what she calls a "beige" life. She's dating the world's nicest guy, she has a good job as a high school art teacher, she's surrounded by family and friends who rely on her, and she's bored to the point of insanity. But when Quinn decides to change her life by adopting a stray dog over everyone's objections, everything begins to spiral out of control. Now she's coping with dog-napping, breaking and entering, seduction, sabotage, stalking, more secrets than she really wants to know, and two men who are suddenly crazy...for her.

30 review for Crazy For You

  1. 5 out of 5

    Srividya

    Nope nopity nope! This one just did not make me crazy for it! When reading the blurb (which incidentally I never do and did it for this first time here), I thought it was interesting. Also after having heard about Jennifer Crusie and her books from a friend, I thought I should simply go ahead and read this one, especially as it was loved by a good friend of mine. However, despite the book starting off well, it was all downhill after that, without any point of redemption! So let's get on with what Nope nopity nope! This one just did not make me crazy for it! When reading the blurb (which incidentally I never do and did it for this first time here), I thought it was interesting. Also after having heard about Jennifer Crusie and her books from a friend, I thought I should simply go ahead and read this one, especially as it was loved by a good friend of mine. However, despite the book starting off well, it was all downhill after that, without any point of redemption! So let's get on with what I didn't like - 1. Characters - They were awful, especially the men in this book! God there were times when I wanted to really kill all of them for being so overbearing, insensitive and obnoxious. To top it, when I thought that the women were getting ballsy and good, they went wimpy.. okay that may be an exaggeration - not totally wimpy but in the end, it was a case of all's well that ends well, which did not go very well with me! Quinn - the female character was the only saving grace and even she couldn't really make me like this story, for there were times when I wanted to hit her for being dense as well. As for Bill and Nick - the two main male leads, the less I say, the better! 2. Plot - The plot started off really nice. A couple in a comfortable relationship, where one suddenly realises that the relationship is simply awry and needs to be changed. Okay I can understand that to a certain extent, especially if the guy in the relationship is Bill, who is obnoxious, irritating and really an idiot! However, this is where it all went downhill... what could have been an amusing tale became one of violence and obsession and total dense human behaviour, which made it really tiresome to read. 3. Minor/side characters - these were the ones who provided the much needed comic relief and fun in the book. So I say Go Side Characters! Whether it is the married man hunting vamp Barbara or the crazy mother Meggy and her friend Edie or even the obnoxious principal Robert; they were hilarious, giving me some moments of fun in this otherwise tiresome tale. Despite all these negatives, I have to admit that this was an easy book to read. In fact, I quite liked the writing style, which was fast paced and funny in parts, which made it a quick and easy read. I guess this is why I am giving it a 2 star rating instead of a 1 star. Finally, while I did not like this one, I would like to say that I am not completely writing off this author as I think that she writes well. It's just that this story had too many negatives for me to like. I won't be recommending this but you are welcome to try it, if you are looking for a light read and are not as nitpicky as me.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jacqui

    This book is like a well worn jumper that you pull on to keep you warm as the early winter chill starts to bite. I love it. I have it sitting permanently in my bedside cupboard, ready to drag out if I need a little pick me up. Its premise is simple but smart. Quinn, thirty-six, leaves her boyfriend, Bill and starts to lead a new, more spontaneous life which includes among other things, a (very) hot affair with Nick, her used to be brother-in-law now best friend. The only problem is that Bill sti This book is like a well worn jumper that you pull on to keep you warm as the early winter chill starts to bite. I love it. I have it sitting permanently in my bedside cupboard, ready to drag out if I need a little pick me up. Its premise is simple but smart. Quinn, thirty-six, leaves her boyfriend, Bill and starts to lead a new, more spontaneous life which includes among other things, a (very) hot affair with Nick, her used to be brother-in-law now best friend. The only problem is that Bill still wants her and seems to be doing all sorts of things to get her back, like booby traping her new house. So here we have a nice little romantic comedy about two people who always, kinda liked each other, who know each other so well that when they start to have sex with each other, its fireworks all round. And there's that tinge of danger with Bill on the fringes. But what makes this one of my favourites, is Jennifer Crusie's writing. She knows how to write characters that are endearing, with all their foils and triumps. She could be writing about you. No flashy, glamourous jobs or jet setting around the world that the characters in many modern romance novels seem to do (Quinn is a teacher and Nick a mechanic). But the very best thing about this book, the thing that keeps it in that bedside cupboard, is the dialogue. Its witty, its sweet and where it needs to be, its very, very hot. If you like reading the odd romance but want something funny and well written, then you have to read this.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany PSquared

    **Audiobook Review** This one is so difficult for me to review! It did, in fact, make me a little crazy while listening to it. I've read/listened to a lot of Crusie lately, and I don't think that this is one that will stick in my mind for any time - at least I hope not. What I liked: -Scant little. But let's be clear, I did not HATE this book. It was Crusie's usual humor and pacing. If you like her stuff, then don't skip this one on my account. -The love story was there, the awkward circumstanc **Audiobook Review** This one is so difficult for me to review! It did, in fact, make me a little crazy while listening to it. I've read/listened to a lot of Crusie lately, and I don't think that this is one that will stick in my mind for any time - at least I hope not. What I liked: -Scant little. But let's be clear, I did not HATE this book. It was Crusie's usual humor and pacing. If you like her stuff, then don't skip this one on my account. -The love story was there, the awkward circumstances were there, the dog was there - typical in that sense. -Now that I'm writing the review, I have to say kudos to Crusie because if she meant for me to have this particular "crazed" reaction, then she definitely did a great job and she got her wish. What I could have done without: -The indecisive nature of nearly all of the female characters. They would start a conversation very decisive and positive about a new direction, and then in the space of a sentence return to indecision, confusion, and complacency. Since that is personally frustrating, I spent most of the book feeling anxious and angry at them. -The overbearing and condescending men. More than one man, including the MC at times, was entirely patronizing towards the female MC, Quinn, her best friend, Darla, and other female characters in the book. That's not just a frustrating thing for women to read, but also for men who take offense at the portrayal of overbearing, dictatorial male characters. More than once I really wanted to pull my hair out. -(view spoiler)[ At once point the female MC is violently attacked in the parking lot by her ex and then refuses to contact the police until the next day because she's just too tired. This is after that same ex kidnapped her dog, locked her in a supply closet, and vandalized her home (among other things). THAT'S INSANITY! No one in their right mind would have waited that long to contact police concerning him. (hide spoiler)] What I wanted more of: -I wanted more strength from the main character. I know that her responses lent action and development to the story, but if she had been less accepting of certain behavior then she could have avoided some of the scrapes she found herself in. But maybe that's why my real life is so boring! ☺ So, now it's hard to "star" this review because it was a good book in that it was well written and it elicited a strong reaction from me. But the negative reaction is coloring any positive feelings I have for it overall. I'll give it 2.5 stars, rounded up to 3 for the benefit of any Crusie-lovers who are on the fence about checking this one out.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Vintage

    What the ---- was that? The blurb and the cover may be the most misleading ever.! Reading this book is like going to watch and ending up with . It's the Rachel Dolezal of books, it identifies with Rom-Com. Quinn has been living with Bill the Dudley Do-Right, Viking looking, successful football coach. She finds a dog she wants to keep, he say no. She moves out. Nick (her ex BIL, best friend and secret crush) helps her. From here on out it continues in the cutesy light-hearted contemporary rom-com What the ---- was that? The blurb and the cover may be the most misleading ever.! Reading this book is like going to watch and ending up with . It's the Rachel Dolezal of books, it identifies with Rom-Com. Quinn has been living with Bill the Dudley Do-Right, Viking looking, successful football coach. She finds a dog she wants to keep, he say no. She moves out. Nick (her ex BIL, best friend and secret crush) helps her. From here on out it continues in the cutesy light-hearted contemporary rom-com fashion and tosses in a big wallop of psychological creepy drama. Bill goes off the rails and (view spoiler)[begins stalking Quinn. He breaks into her house numerous times; he and the football obsessed, weenie principal sabotage her loan so she'll move back with Bill; he locks her dog out and reports that it bit him so the dog will get putdown and almost is, he sabotages her house with loose railing etc, the principal wants to start a rumor she's being inappropriate with a student, Bill picks up her dog and THROWS IT, and a bunch more physical and emotional abuse under the creepy guise that she needs to be with him. Guess what bothers me most? No one wants to do anything because the football team is losing now, and they blame Quinn. I find that all too believable. Okay, that's one manly option. Option number two, is Nick. He's the sweet bad boy with charm and a manwhore of epic proportions and was married to her sister. Okay, I can work with the first and even the second part of the equation if he changes. He stops having sex with women younger than him, realizes he loves Quinn, but is such a weenie about commitment that he freaks after they have sex, and turns dismissive and rude. She gets upset, but is willing to give him another chance. There is a side plot with Q's best friend married to Nick's brother, and stupid must run in packs. BF leaves her husband because things aren't working. He has to figure it out himself. Sweetie, he is a man. He's stupid. He is incapable of figuring out what you need and want. S-P-E-L-L I-T O-U-T! Slowly. Twice. (hide spoiler)] If this had been presented as more of a psychological drama and less romantic comedy, my rating would have been higher. For what it represents itself as it failed completely as Bill's actions were all too realistic, creepy and sad. The guy was sick, and I felt sorry for him. Not to mention, after all her changes she ended up with stupid Nick.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jacob Proffitt

    This story was . . . problematic. Nick was too much of a loner jerkwad to be attractive as love interest and Quinn a bit too stubbornly stupid to be sympathetic as main character. The secondary characters elevated the story somewhat as they were more sympathetic and attractive than either Nick or Quinn—saving this from two-star territory, but only just.

  6. 4 out of 5

    G.

    A yikes of a contemporary romance. The gender politics of this book made my head spin Linda Blair in Exorcist style. The fact that the comedic tone of the writing turned stalking into an almost joke didn't help. It's just... wow.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jess

    This was one of Crusie shorter books, and honestly it was funny but it was also really disturbing at the same time. Quinn is the main character and she is tired of being the sister who is always calm and collected and nice to everyone. She always ignores what she really wants because she thinks people need to see her as being the responsible one in her family. When she decides to adopt a dog from the pound and takes it back home her live in boyfriend Bill tells her she can't have the dog. Quinn This was one of Crusie shorter books, and honestly it was funny but it was also really disturbing at the same time. Quinn is the main character and she is tired of being the sister who is always calm and collected and nice to everyone. She always ignores what she really wants because she thinks people need to see her as being the responsible one in her family. When she decides to adopt a dog from the pound and takes it back home her live in boyfriend Bill tells her she can't have the dog. Quinn digs in her heels and refuses to give the dog back. So Bill takes it upon himself to return the dog. When Quinn finds out she realizes Bill is not the right man for her and she moves out. This is where things begin to get a little disturbing. Bill begins stalking Quinn and doing ridiculous things to get her back. It gets progressively intense until I was shocked at the lengths he went to. On the other side of this story, the non psychotic man in Quinn's life is Nick. He's been her best friend for a number of years, and she thinks he is just the right man to have a fling with. But he doesn't want to ruin their relationship so he tries his best to stay away. I can say that that plan did not work. There were a few side plots that were funny, but I just couldn't give this 5 stars when I was really upset with the main storyline with Bill. It wasn't funny, and i don't particularly like that she tried to make it be something lighthearted. If not for the Bill aspect, I would have given it the full 5.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Quinn

    1.5 stars I usually affiliate Crusie with silly yet fun contemporary trashy romance novels, where I quite like the characters and like reading what they go through before the usual conclusion. While this one started off like one, it quickly devolved into something that wasn't really fun to read. Everyone's angry and short-tempered, which is annoying in itself, but then there's the ladies of the books (with the exception of Edie) whom are just so unreasonable and rather high maintenance. I felt sor 1.5 stars I usually affiliate Crusie with silly yet fun contemporary trashy romance novels, where I quite like the characters and like reading what they go through before the usual conclusion. While this one started off like one, it quickly devolved into something that wasn't really fun to read. Everyone's angry and short-tempered, which is annoying in itself, but then there's the ladies of the books (with the exception of Edie) whom are just so unreasonable and rather high maintenance. I felt sorry for the guys, though a couple times they did need a smack to the back of their head. At least Nick came around relatively quickly. Definitely felt sorry for Bill, even though got all creepy. Though one thing I don't get is why the ladies had to make it so difficult for the guys to come back. It's like, well they did me "wrong" (highly subjective) and now they need to pay to come back. Huh. Maybe it's just me, but so what? They realised what they did wrong, done deal. Get over yourselves.

  9. 5 out of 5

    ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎

    What a fun and crazy, twisted book. I'm sure Quinn wasn't expecting all the craziness when she decided that she needed a change in her life because her current one wasn't working out. What I can see is how a good person can't see things until a little dog opens doors but also the people around you make you believe that you have the best life when they don't really see what's going on. I enjoyed this crazy book.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jane Stewart

    Kind of nice. Ok. I couldn't get into the characters that much. It was about a school teacher, Quinn, her family and friends. It was about relationships that weren't going well, some were breaking up. Some got back together later. Nothing really excited me. Even after seeing her end up with Nick, which was a happy ending, I felt as if too many details were missing. The story wasn't as fulfilling as I would have liked. DATA: Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: three. Setting current day, sm Kind of nice. Ok. I couldn't get into the characters that much. It was about a school teacher, Quinn, her family and friends. It was about relationships that weren't going well, some were breaking up. Some got back together later. Nothing really excited me. Even after seeing her end up with Nick, which was a happy ending, I felt as if too many details were missing. The story wasn't as fulfilling as I would have liked. DATA: Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: three. Setting current day, small town USA. Copyright: 1999. Genre: contemporary romance.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Gaufre

    It feels like an outdated brand of feminism: women want more than their relationship/marriage and become unhinged; men are portrayed as clueless because they are content. All of this is somehow ok because it is not as bad as having a psycho stalker.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Thenia

    The story of Quinn, a woman fed up with the bland life she'd been living, who decides it's time for some changes. It starts with a dog that she rescues and wants to keep, which leads to her breaking up with her boyfriend who'd been railroading over her while she let him, and the changes have a ripple effect on her closest friends and family. Free from the constraints she'd put on herself for years, she realizes she has the hots for Nick, her best friend who was married to her sister once upon a ti The story of Quinn, a woman fed up with the bland life she'd been living, who decides it's time for some changes. It starts with a dog that she rescues and wants to keep, which leads to her breaking up with her boyfriend who'd been railroading over her while she let him, and the changes have a ripple effect on her closest friends and family. Free from the constraints she'd put on herself for years, she realizes she has the hots for Nick, her best friend who was married to her sister once upon a time. Nick, who also has had the hots for her for years, does not want to jeopardise their friendship and resists her advances, but soon enough they succumb to the attraction between them. Unfortunately, they've got issues to sort out, one among them (view spoiler)[Quinn's ex, who turns out to be a tad more psychopath than they'd realized. He doesn't accept her breaking up with him and is determined to win her back, from trying to get rid of her dog, to sabotaging her new house, to cornering her and hurting her to make her return to him (hide spoiler)] . All's well that ends well in the end, with (view spoiler)[Quinn having been caught assaulting her, sent to prison (hide spoiler)] , while Quinn and Nick are finally happy together. Light and fluffy, with a bit of unexpected creep factor.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Diane Peterson

    I am a huge Jennifer Cruise fan. I love her humor and her characters. I love that certain elements are usually present -- dog(s), a cute older house, heroine often a teacher. Crazy for You was a good book that had all of these elements. The heroine, Quinn McKenzie, was a high school art teacher that was involved with the coach. Adopting an abandoned dog causes Quinn to reevaluate her life and split up with Bill, the coach. Thus began a series of events that were funny, poignant, and disturbing. I am a huge Jennifer Cruise fan. I love her humor and her characters. I love that certain elements are usually present -- dog(s), a cute older house, heroine often a teacher. Crazy for You was a good book that had all of these elements. The heroine, Quinn McKenzie, was a high school art teacher that was involved with the coach. Adopting an abandoned dog causes Quinn to reevaluate her life and split up with Bill, the coach. Thus began a series of events that were funny, poignant, and disturbing. Some of the things in this book really pushed the limits of believability for me. I usually love Crusie's heroes. This one, Nick, was fine, but not a wonderful as others. I listened to the audiobook and was not wild about the narrator. She was fine on the women's voices, but she made Nick sound a little weird (not like I would have imagined him). Overall, a really good book, but not as strong as Bet Me or even Getting Rid of Bradley.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    Great way to spend a six hour drive home from Ottawa. This started out fluffy and funny and ended up in some dark places. But being Jennifer Crusie it had a happy ending. Sadly for a lot of women with stalkers that isn’t the case.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Cheri

    I found this JC book to be very chaotic, but still I liked it. There's a lot going on with different characters that come full circle. Typical JC. Complicated, funny, romantic, sexy and quirky....all that I love about her :)

  16. 4 out of 5

    Rosina Lippi

    One thing about Crusie's novels: there's always something going on beneath the surface. You might think this is just a story about a girl having to chose between two men. Her rock-solid live-in boyfriend, thoughtfulness incarnated, and boring as boiled eggs on the one side, and on the other, somebody she's always had a crush on. He was once married to her sister for a few disasterous weeks. The sister has moved on and is happily settled, but Quin still can't get past Nick. Who is something of a k One thing about Crusie's novels: there's always something going on beneath the surface. You might think this is just a story about a girl having to chose between two men. Her rock-solid live-in boyfriend, thoughtfulness incarnated, and boring as boiled eggs on the one side, and on the other, somebody she's always had a crush on. He was once married to her sister for a few disasterous weeks. The sister has moved on and is happily settled, but Quin still can't get past Nick. Who is something of a kinda-bad boy. He's a mechanic, a little rough around the edges, and one of her very best friends. One day the live-in boyfriend does something that pushes Quin over the edge, and she moves out. Thus begins the I-want-you-back dance, while all Quin's attention is on Nick. Taken like this, at face value, you'd probably laugh a lot reading this. But in fact this is a story about the mundane nature of spousal/partner abuse. How silly it seems when it starts (he's really crazy about you, just let him back in the house to talk), to stalking and worse. Quinn buys a house, and the ex loses what's left of his marbles. And the police don't believe her. Oh, no. Not the coach. He's such a Good Coach. He just Loves you So Much. So the first time you read this, you'll laugh. If you read it again for the deeper story, you might well cry. And also, there is some fantastic dialog in this novel. Some of the things Nick says to Quinn -- in one particular scene on the high school stage after everybody else has gone home -- gave me goosebumps.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Gina

    It had been a while since I read this book, and I couldn't really remember why. I bought it in the first place for the same reason I look at other chick lit books - there's a dog in it. Other than that, there's no other reason to like it until you read it. It certainly wouldn't pass the Bechdel test, but to be fair, none of the men talk about anything but women, either. And the premise is pretty tired. A woman is in a rut, and she decides to make some changes. Madness ensues. It is the execution It had been a while since I read this book, and I couldn't really remember why. I bought it in the first place for the same reason I look at other chick lit books - there's a dog in it. Other than that, there's no other reason to like it until you read it. It certainly wouldn't pass the Bechdel test, but to be fair, none of the men talk about anything but women, either. And the premise is pretty tired. A woman is in a rut, and she decides to make some changes. Madness ensues. It is the execution that sets this book apart. It has a pure examination of relationships between men and women, about marriage, about what keeps a relationship fresh, about the subtleties in the way someone treats you that makes it a bad or good relationship, or simply one that needs work. As per usual, the protagonist's changes send waves through her circle of friends and family, but in this case, it shows how little changes multiply, how some changes seem appealing, but wind up messing up a good thing, while others make massive improvements, but how any change is bound to bring a whole host of emotions and experiences both good and bad. The misunderstandings are, unlike some chick lit, not brought about by contrivances, but by the differences in ways men and women, and these characters in particular, think. It also provides an excellent example of how madness spirals. And as for the dog, there is less and less of her as the book goes on, but she's still pretty darn adorable throughout and plays a fairly significant role in the climax.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Siria

    This is the first Jennifer Crusie novel I've tried, after hearing from numerous people on LiveJournal that she's worth reading--and, well, adhering to the LJ canon has rarely steered me wrong so far. I did like it. It was cute and had just the right level of fluff, and I really liked the dialogue, which was often witty and fun. The hero and heroine, Nick and Quinn, weren't made overly stupid for authorial reasons, though towards the end of the book, I was just urging them to go get busy already, This is the first Jennifer Crusie novel I've tried, after hearing from numerous people on LiveJournal that she's worth reading--and, well, adhering to the LJ canon has rarely steered me wrong so far. I did like it. It was cute and had just the right level of fluff, and I really liked the dialogue, which was often witty and fun. The hero and heroine, Nick and Quinn, weren't made overly stupid for authorial reasons, though towards the end of the book, I was just urging them to go get busy already, since Crusie didn't quite establish the strong friendship between them that Nick was supposedly so loath to destroy. There was one element of the book which really didn't work for me, though, and that was the plot-line involving Bill. He was unsettling and manipulative enough at the beginning of the book, when he's perfect as every privileged, entitled white man who thinks he knows what's best for "his" woman. That's how she should have kept him through the book, as a much more subtle antagonist, and all the more unsettling for it; making him literally crazy for Quinn tipped that part of the book over the line into the realm of the melodramatic and hokey, especially given that Bill starts suffering from unexplained "headaches." The rest of the book deserved better than that plot-line; but based on those other parts, I might check out some other novels by Crusie and see if she improves on this one.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany

    Well, having read Getting Rid of Bradley, I was disappointed in this novel from Crusie. I believe this one came out first but no matter, it is almost the exact same plot. Boring girl leaves boring guy. She loves dog(s) and needs a change by way of a haircut. Meets a dark, rebel-type bad boy with a heart of gold who eventually falls in love with said character despite being a bachelor-till-I-die type. He saves her from mysteries threats from ex boyfriend. She has a close call with death/abuse. Al Well, having read Getting Rid of Bradley, I was disappointed in this novel from Crusie. I believe this one came out first but no matter, it is almost the exact same plot. Boring girl leaves boring guy. She loves dog(s) and needs a change by way of a haircut. Meets a dark, rebel-type bad boy with a heart of gold who eventually falls in love with said character despite being a bachelor-till-I-die type. He saves her from mysteries threats from ex boyfriend. She has a close call with death/abuse. All of a sudden she is conviently left alone due to her "independent streak" and is attacked by said ex boyfriend. New boyfriend shows up just as she saves her self and attacks ex. Other than the different location and sub-characters, I thought I was reading the same book! Plus the sub-characters are not as fully developed as they should be - her mother is only in the book to prove a point then you don't hear from her again. The father leaves his daughter in the house all alone after being so protective the day before when she was attacked so he can date the town slut even though he knows he'll be moving back with the mother in a day. Just not a great book.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Diane ~Firefly~

    Crusie is one of my favorite authors, so I always enjoy re-reading her books. This is a great one for alphabet challenges on character names as you have a female Q - Quinn and a male Z - Nick Ziegler. Quinn decides to get out of her rut and go after what she wants for a change. What I enjoyed: * The characters. Crusie always writes interesting characters. * Katie, the dog. * There are four romantic stories taking place and all are interesting. What could have been better: * Bill was unrealistic. (view Crusie is one of my favorite authors, so I always enjoy re-reading her books. This is a great one for alphabet challenges on character names as you have a female Q - Quinn and a male Z - Nick Ziegler. Quinn decides to get out of her rut and go after what she wants for a change. What I enjoyed: * The characters. Crusie always writes interesting characters. * Katie, the dog. * There are four romantic stories taking place and all are interesting. What could have been better: * Bill was unrealistic. (view spoiler)[There is no way he was that deranged and Quinn lived with him for years and didn't notice. I kept waiting for him to have a brain tumor or something to explain it. (hide spoiler)] * Darla was annoying. (view spoiler)[She kept getting pissed at Max because he didn't want to have sex the instant she did. I know there was more to it, but she came off as a bit of a *itch (hide spoiler)]

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nisha

    This could have been a great book if Bill was not insane and if Quinn and Nick had a better friendship. I'll start with Bill. It was completely melodramatic and too insane to read when Bill became... insane. Yes, he starts off being annoying, planning out Quinn's life with him, but he becomes progressively insufferable. It might have helped jumpstart Quinn and Nick's relationship, but it was definitely detracting. At least to me. Quinn and Nick were supposed to be best friends. How exactly does This could have been a great book if Bill was not insane and if Quinn and Nick had a better friendship. I'll start with Bill. It was completely melodramatic and too insane to read when Bill became... insane. Yes, he starts off being annoying, planning out Quinn's life with him, but he becomes progressively insufferable. It might have helped jumpstart Quinn and Nick's relationship, but it was definitely detracting. At least to me. Quinn and Nick were supposed to be best friends. How exactly does that happen when Nick tries to ignore her? There was not enough development in that region and it makes it hard to understand why Nick was afraid to get involved.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Rebekah

    This light and funny romantic comedy is about a beloved and successful high school coach's descent into madness and hurting little puppies. Sigh. Jennifer Crusies' great writing skills are very much here: It kept me turning the pages although I had to start skipping a bit because it did get repetitive towards the end. I felt that there was really only enough material for a category romance, but I think she had to stretch it out because the serious nature of the content didn't fit the usual templ This light and funny romantic comedy is about a beloved and successful high school coach's descent into madness and hurting little puppies. Sigh. Jennifer Crusies' great writing skills are very much here: It kept me turning the pages although I had to start skipping a bit because it did get repetitive towards the end. I felt that there was really only enough material for a category romance, but I think she had to stretch it out because the serious nature of the content didn't fit the usual template of a category. The coach's character and that of his cohort, the principal of the school, was chilling. They were absolutely hateful. And the puppy was ok at the end. ***2 1/2 stars***.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    I had a great time reading this :) 4.5 would be more accurate. I loved it! It was funny and (surprisingly) steamy! It has an appropriate title, really. I had a great time reading this :) 4.5 would be more accurate. I loved it! It was funny and (surprisingly) steamy! It has an appropriate title, really.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Nakeesha

    Jennifer Cruise never rarely disappoints! This story was near perfect. It was party fiction with 5 POV's. I'm not a fan of party fiction, and initially I thought I'd be putting this back on the shelf. But she had me before the end of the first chapter! Once upon a time, there was a mutt, and before the happily ever after this mutt would change everything and then put it back together again. Katie, the mutt, sneaks into Quinn's life and puts a wrecking ball in her seemingly perfect relationship wi Jennifer Cruise never rarely disappoints! This story was near perfect. It was party fiction with 5 POV's. I'm not a fan of party fiction, and initially I thought I'd be putting this back on the shelf. But she had me before the end of the first chapter! Once upon a time, there was a mutt, and before the happily ever after this mutt would change everything and then put it back together again. Katie, the mutt, sneaks into Quinn's life and puts a wrecking ball in her seemingly perfect relationship with champion high school coach, Bill. Bill and Katie's showdowns rival Harry Potter and Voldemort. Katie forces Quinn to re-evaluate her life and Quinn starts making small, and gradually big changes, the first of which is to dump Bill, who loses it in a spectacular fashion. Quinn starts digging on her best friend, and ex-brother in law, Nick who's hidden his flame for her for decades. Nick's brother, Max, is inadvertently affected by Quinn's changes when his wife, Darla, decides to make some changes herself that don't go to well for Max. At the core of this book Cruise is exploring the various ways people demonstrate, or take for granted, their love. Quinn grasps for self-love. Bill stalks obsessive love. Nick tries to maintain the ruse of his love for his sisterly BFF. Max wants to hang on to the smoldering flame of his marriage, while Darla wants fuel thrown on the fire. These people 'in love' all commit the same acts in the name of love, yet Bill is reviled because his attentions are unwanted, Nick is not taken seriously because his attentions have been given so freely and frequently to many, and Max is snubbed for his consistency with soul mate. Not only was this book thought-provoking, its hilarious and un-put-downable! I love you Cruise!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I guess I'm addicted. I mean, there's really no excuse for the number of Jennifer Crusie novels I've devoured if I didn't really like them, at least a little bit. I recognize that the plotlines are transparent, the characters are a bit silly, and the sex scenes are strangely reminiscent of each other. But they're perfect to casually pick up, read a bit in the workroom, read a bit on the reference desk, and read before going to bed. I never feel like I'm missing a pivotal moment despite not devot I guess I'm addicted. I mean, there's really no excuse for the number of Jennifer Crusie novels I've devoured if I didn't really like them, at least a little bit. I recognize that the plotlines are transparent, the characters are a bit silly, and the sex scenes are strangely reminiscent of each other. But they're perfect to casually pick up, read a bit in the workroom, read a bit on the reference desk, and read before going to bed. I never feel like I'm missing a pivotal moment despite not devoting my entire attention. Yes, these novels are to my reading repertoire as "Real Housewives of..." is to my television watching schedule. So, um, Crazy For You involves a cute dog, a woman with a creepy ex, and a strange (but not too strange) attraction to her sister's ex-husband. Really, it doesn't matter. I giggled. I smiled. I enjoyed myself. It's a welcome distraction from the VERY SERIOUS books on my nightstand.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Vickie

    I just did not care for this book, and I usually like books by Jennifer Crusie. The main character, Quinn, is a mess; her ex-boyfriend Bill is a stalker; her best friend Darla just doesn't now what she wants other than she wants her husband to "change." That about sums up this book. Go Cards! L1C4!! I just did not care for this book, and I usually like books by Jennifer Crusie. The main character, Quinn, is a mess; her ex-boyfriend Bill is a stalker; her best friend Darla just doesn't now what she wants other than she wants her husband to "change." That about sums up this book. Go Cards! L1C4!!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Dalila.

    Enjoyable story to read. Definitely interesting with some very crazy characters thinking they're kind of stuck in the same old daily boring routine wanting to feel basically wanted again and mix things up a bit. Then you get some who just can't handle change clearly at all

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ambailey

    Just terrible. No wonder it was in the bargain bin.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kristin Marie

    "Crazy for You" by Jennifer Crusie is by far my favorite of her novels (The ones I have read, anyway). I love that all of her novels feature a very unique dog. The humans were equally good. The cast of characters was fairly small and that allowed for great development and dynamics throughout. The protagonist Quinn was well rounded and all of her decisions were easily followed no matter who was in the scenes with her. Without giving anything away, there were some excellent pieces of drama through "Crazy for You" by Jennifer Crusie is by far my favorite of her novels (The ones I have read, anyway). I love that all of her novels feature a very unique dog. The humans were equally good. The cast of characters was fairly small and that allowed for great development and dynamics throughout. The protagonist Quinn was well rounded and all of her decisions were easily followed no matter who was in the scenes with her. Without giving anything away, there were some excellent pieces of drama through the pages which allowed me to become even more invested in the overall story. if you're looking for a good piece of modern Chick Lit, I would highly recommend "Crazy for You" by Jennifer Crusie! Happy Reading!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Wendela

    total beach read that I read in September... extended the summer!

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