Book Review: Strange Bedpersons by Jennifer Crusie

strange bedpersons

So I read a really cute book over the weekend by an author I’d never heard of before. Her name is Jennifer (Jenny) Crusie and she’s got lots of books out there for your reading pleasure.

This book is rather short (only 249 pages) and was a very quick read. It’s witty and interesting and I blew through it in just a couple of hours. If you’re looking for a light-hearted fun read then this is the story for you. It’d make a great poolside book. It’s one of those stories where you pretty much know from the get-go what’s going to happen but you’re still wondering how the characters are ever going to get there. I would definitely pick up another of Crusies’ books.

It is a fictional story and there’s romance between the two main characters but don’t mistake this for a romance book. There’s not much in the hot and steamy category where this book is concerned. (Amanda, I think you’d like this one!) The characters are really believable (I think we’ve all been friends with at least one of them in our lives) and isn’t it so darn typical to fall in love with someone who is totally wrong for you? I think we all do that at some point. Sometimes though you find that those things you thought were wrong, really aren’t or in the case of the main characters in Strange Bedpersons, sometimes love does conquer all.

I really enjoyed this fun read and it was just the perfect book for a cold, rainy weekend. I hope you’ll take the time to check out Jennifer Crusie and perhaps pick up this book. (sidenote: I did just notice that her latest book is up for grabs on Amazon for Kindle at only $2.99!)

Here’s the synopsis:

Tess Newhart knows her ex-boyfriend Nick Jamieson isn’t the right guy for her. He’s caviar and champagne; she’s take-out Chinese pot stickers. He’s an uptight Republican lawyer; she was raised in a commune. He wants to get ahead in business; she just wants…him. But there’s no way Tess will play second fiddle to his job.

Yet somehow she finds herself agreeing to play his fiancée on a weekend business trip that could make or break Nick’s career. And while he’s trying to convince Tess that he needs her in his respectable world, Tess is doing her best to keep her opinions to herself and her hands off Nick.