Welcome to Temptation

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Book Category: Fiction, Romance

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Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

Any number of authors can make me smile. Occasionally some make me snicker. But no one makes me laugh out loud like Jennifer Crusie. She has an interesting, if not down right unusual way of looking at life and love. I enjoy the way she always carries her readers along with her for a wonderful, if not tumultuous, ride through love in modern-day America. And Welcome to Temptation is no exception.

Sophie Dempsey leads a nice quiet life filming wedding videos until she's hired to produce a documentary about Clea, an aging film star's return to her home town of Temptation, Ohio. With Amy, her slightly twisted sister in tow, trouble finds them before they even enter Temptation's city limits. Sophie knew it would, even before the Garveys drove into her '86 Civic, broke her sister's sunglasses, and in short order, proved true all her suspicions about small towns and the folks who live in them.

With a delightful if not crazy cast of characters, Temptation spirals out of control when hunky mayor Phin Tucker and the police chief, Wes Mazur, object to filming in the town. The men do not, however, object to Sophie and Amy and will not turn down any opportunities to get to know the women better.

As the documentary quickly turns into a potential porn film, Clea's husband Zane is murdered, the race for mayor of Temptation becomes dicey, and though Sophie tries, she can't seem to completely ignore Phin or his obvious charms.

Welcome to Temptation is an entertaining read that will bring you to laughter. Warning: The sex is explicit, but if it's not your cup of tea, you can breeze over it. It'll give you more time to laugh at the wonderful wit that is Jennifer Crusie's trademark. This is one of my favorite Jennifer Crusie's novels.

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