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The beloved New York Times bestselling novel, now with an exclusive letter from Jennifer Crusie in celebration of its tenth anniversary

This is New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Crusie's novel about long shots, risk management, true love, and great shoes. . . .

Minerva Dobbs knows how to work the odds.
Calvin Morrisey always plays to win.

But when they face off, neither one is prepared.
Because when real life meets true love, all bets are off. . . .

Minerva Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet, even if he is gorgeous and successful Calvin Morrisey. Cal knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs, even if she does wear great shoes and keep him on his toes. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again.

But fate has other plans, and it's not long before Min and Cal meet again. Soon they're dealing with a jealous ex-boyfriend, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, a determined psychologist, chaos theory, a freakishly intelligent cat, Chicken Marsala, and more risky propositions than either of them ever dreamed of. Including the biggest gamble of all---true love.
Bet Me is the winner of a 2005 RITA Award.

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    Bet Me

    I loved this book. The two lead characters, Min and Cal, were really entertaining. The supporting characters were really amusing as well. Really great light-hearted read, with a good dose of romance.

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    Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

    A lot of readers loved this book and I agree to a point. I loved Min and Cal but their parents were horrible. I'm a huge Elvis fan so I enjoyed that theme but way too much attention was put on Min's diet. It was extremely unhealthy and quite distracting for me. I also did not like the epilogue as I would have liked to have used my imagination as to what happened to other characters. The love scene also did nothing for me, it just did not seem very romantic.

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    bet me

    As usual, the writes acarming and hilarios novel

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    This one!

    I love this book so much that I've reread it almost every time I'd had to replace it. It seemed to leap off my bookshelves into the purses of friends. So this time I got it in audio, and found it to be even better! The six friends and their exes are all single thirty somethings, there are also a couple of siblings, some parents, and a nephew. There is drama with lots more situational and verbal humor. I'll leave the summarizing to the publisher's blurb and skip the spoilers. Just know that this is a really fun pick me up book!

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