Sunday, January 2, 2011

Trust Me On This by Jennifer Crusie

Product Details
Pub. Date: October 2010
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Format: Mass Market Paperback , 320pp
ISBN-13: 9780553593389
ISBN: 0553593382


Reporter Dennie Banks will do anything to get her story, even pull out all the stops to convince Alec Prentice to help her, in a fast-paced romantic comedy that proves everyone is guilty of something—especially love.

My thoughts:

I like reading Jennifer Crusie’s books because it seems like if something can go wrong, it will go wrong. The misunderstandings and mistaken identities add to the charm of her book. It was a really fast read. I almost think the size of the print was a bit too big and the margins too large because it felt like there wasn’t enough on every page. This is a rereleased novel from the 1990’s and some of it felt a little dated. The references to independent 90’s women and no one having cell phones. I almost wondered why she didn’t reedit it to make it seem more contemporary. I have seen other authors do that to books as they are rereleased.

Dennie and Alec were fun characters and Victoria and Harry were a pleasant surprise. And who wouldn’t love Walter? I did wonder a bit about the timing for Patience’s wedding. It seemed like they had the engagement party and then Dennie left and said her friend was on her honeymoon, but wouldn’t a best friend have attended her friend’s wedding? When was the wedding? If it had already happened why was Patience showing up at work the next day? These weren’t integral to the story but it felt like an inconsistency in the storyline.

Even with whatever slight flaws there were this was a fun, easy read to relax with which is what I look forward to with Crusie. I think I prefer her later books since they usually contain a mystery and often times a dead body or two!

1 comment:

  1. I hate larger print, I makes me feel like it is a YA book. I read a couple of her books Years ago but I don't remember which ones. I think I liked them though