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If you think small-town life can be boring--think again. There are complex social rules: there are certain people with whom you fraternize and those you don't, and, of course, there is the all-powerful gossip. Everyone knows everything about everyone else. Don't they? That's what Maddie Farraday thinks until she finds a pair of black crotchless panties in her husband's car that don't belong to her. That's it; Maddie's had it. She's ready for change, and the first thing she's going to do is divorce her no-good, philandering husband Brent. But then everything goes haywire: Brent turns up dead, Maddie's daughter wants a dog, her best friend is suddenly acting very strange, and Maddie's secret boyhood crush, bad boy C. L. Sturgis, arrives in town after a 20-year hiatus--and he's as sexy as ever. You may laugh out loud at the wild and crazy antics in Jennifer Crusie's exceptional novel, but you'll exclaim with delight over the sizzling, dynamic, passionate affair between Maddie and her first love, C. L. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Maddie Martindale has been the nice girl of her small town of Frog Point where gossip is major entertainment. Comfortably, if not happily, married to bigshot Brent, who is running for mayor, and mother to a sweet girl, Maddie seems to have a perfect life. But after she finds crotchless panties in her husband's car, Maddie's pristine reputation unravels. An imminent divorce, her husband's murder, and the precipitate return of Maddie's sexy high school flame, C.L. Sturgis, lead to her quick fall. C.L., the rebel bad boy who never dropped his torch for Maddie, has straightened out handsomely and plays a seductively vital role. The town is agog with talk of Maddie, the adulteress and murderess. An exciting, sensual romp, chock-full of mystery and intriguing characters, this light novel provides hours of fun reading. For all fiction collections.
-?Sheila M. Riley, Smithsonian Inst. Libs., Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have read some of her other books which I have enjoyed. But this one was so boring it was putting me to sleep. Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2003
This was an okay read. I have read quite a few of Ms. Crusie's books, and found this to be better than many other author's, but not up to Ms. Cruisies usual standard. Read morePublished on June 22 2003
I Loved This book. This is the first book I have read by Jennifer
Cruise. Now I willl read all I can get my hands on. This book will make you laugh and cry. You will love C.L. Read more
This book has it all: it makes you laugh, cry, bite your nails because your nervous, everything! I absolutley loved this book! Madie Faraday's life is tough... Read morePublished on May 18 2003
I have enjoyed her books before and even laughed out loud, but this book left me frustrated and bored. I continued to read it in hopes that it would get better. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2003
I've enjoyed several of Jennifer Crusie's novels but this was my favorite. It's fast paced, funny and the mystery kept be guessing right to the end.Published on Jan. 24 2003 by Amazon Customer
This was a fun, easy read; sexy; mildly predictable and probably my third favorite Jennifer Cruise book!Published on Dec 23 2002 by Coleen Kenny