Review: Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie (Audiobook)(Rating 3.5 Wine Glasses)

Posted February 9, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments


From Goodreads: Turn Left at Small Town Secrets

Sophie Dempsey is content living a quiet life filming wedding videos until an assignment brings her to Temptation, Ohio. From the moment she drives into town, she gets a bad feeling; Sophie is from the wrong side of the tracks and everything in Temptation is a little too right. And when she has a run-in with the town’s unnervingly sexy mayor, Phineas Tucker, making a little movie turns out to be more than a little dangerous.

Yield to Oncoming Desire

All Sophie wants to do is film the video and head home. All Phin wants to do is play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. They both get more than they bargained for when Sophie’s video causes an uproar and the proper citizens of Temptation set out to shut them down.

Welcome to Temptation

As events spiral out of control, Sophie and Phin find themselves caught in a web of gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, and really excellent sex. All hell breaks loose in Temptation as Sophie and Phin fall deeper and deeper in trouble …and in love

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Rating 3.5

What I Loved: Sophie/Amy/Davey!  Anytime two or more of the siblings were together it was fun, heart-warming, and always a surprise.  I laughed, got sad, and got my heart strings pulled at many times.  I also loved the character of Rachel and her quest to get out of Temptation.  She reminded me a lot of most of the small town gals I know—they want out and don’t want to look back.  Her journey and quest to get out of town was surprising and fun.  I adored all the Princess Bride and other movie references.

What I Liked: The town of Temptation was full of interesting characters. I think they covered the gambit of personalities and made for some very funny moments.  The overall story was well paced, well written, and very funny.

Complaints:  I just never warmed to Phin.  For a leading man he was a little to arrogant for me right up until the end.  I did enjoy the Amy/Wes story and almost wish they were the main couple in this book.

Audio Review:  The pacing was fantastic but the narration was a little too twangy for me.  Overall though I did enjoy the reading of the book.

Why I gave it a 3.5:  Overall this was an enjoyable book but since I never warmed up to Phin it just didn’t fill my “love story” quotient for a chic-lit romance novel.

Who I would recommend it too:  Chic-lit and Contemporary Romance readers.  Please go check out the reviews on Goodreads–the book got a lot of 5’s.

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