Book Review

CRAZY FOR YOU
by Jennifer Crusie

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance

1999 BEST CONTEMPORARY NOVEL Award Winner

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Teacher Quinn Mackenzie has doubts about her significant other, Tibbet High football coach Bill Hilliard. However, when Bill takes Quinn?s new dog to the pound, all doubts are erased. Bill is not the man for Quinn.

Angry and determined, Quinn rescues ragged little Katie and temporarily moves back in with her parents. Suddenly life is open with possibilities. Buying her own little run-down house is just the start. Quinn?s new behavior seems to be having a bizarre effect on others. Now, not only has Quinn?s mother kicked her father out, but her best friend Darla is trying to put some spark back into her marriage.

As for Quinn?s romantic impulses, her ex-brother-in-law is suddenly looking way too attractive. But Nick is highly uncomfortable having lustful feelings towards Quinn. Meanwhile, Bill seems to be going off the deep end. His obsession with Quinn is even affecting the football team?s performance. It?s starting to look like this little town will never be the same again.

Escape your own troubles and join the slightly wacky and wonderful world created by Jennifer Crusie. CRAZY FOR YOU brings Ms. Crusie?s delightful, dizzy and unpredictable sense of humor vividly to life once again. (On-sale Feb., 336 pp, $6.99—Hardcover published May, 1999)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Published: February 2000

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Crazy for You

Submitted by Robin in PA on October 8, 2012 - 11:11am.

High school art teacher Quinn McKenzie is bored with her life. She realizes she needs to change when she adopts a stray dog and her boyfriend objects. Instead of getting rid of the dog, she breaks up with her dull boyfriend, buys her own place, and decides initiate a romance with her best friend, Nick, who also happens to be her former brother-in-law. Suddenly Quinn's boring life is out of control. Her dog is kidnapped, her former boyfriend refuses to believe their relationship is over, her mother comes out of the closet and kicks her father out of the house, someone is breaking into Quinn's house to sabotage it, and Nick refuses to sleep with her.

This is another funny romance from Jennifer Crusie. Not only do we get Quinn & Nick's romance, but there is a secondary story about Nick's brother, Max, and his wife Darla. And Quinn's ex-boyfriend, Bill, goes from boring to strange to scary in the course of the story. My rating: 4.5 Stars.