Saturday, October 6, 2012

Book Review: Getting Rid Of Bradley

Author: Jennifer Crusie
Title: Getting Rid Of Bradley
Publisher: HQN
Publish Date: 1994
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb:  High school physics teacher Lucy Savage is finally getting rid of Bradley--and his hideous green recliner. In fact, her front lawn is littered with her cheating ex-husband's belongings. Because despite standing her up in divorce court, Bradley is out of her life for good. Or so she thinks. When her sister takes her to lunch to celebrate Lucy's single status, all their talk of a no-good louse named Bradley catches the attention of a cop--who wants to arrest the very same Bradley for embezzlement. And Officer Zach Warren figures the lovely Lucy can lead him straight to his target. When someone shoots at Lucy and then blows up her car, Zach insists she needs twenty-four-hour protection. What does he think her three dogs and attack cat are for? Still, he insists on moving right in to Lucy's house... Now there's danger lurking outside and in her own kitchen, bathroom--and bedroom. Or maybe Zach, who looks like a bad boy with that shaggy dark hair and black leather jacket, is really one of the good guys, and just what Lucy needs.

Review: If you like romantic suspense that is heavy on the laughter, and you haven't tried one of Jennifer Crusie's books, why haven't you?

Jennifer's books are full of fun, laughs, romance and suspense. Her characters are always quirky and the stories are never ever boring.

Getting Rid Of Bradley was originally released in 1994 as a Harlequin Temptation! How did I miss it back then? I loved the Temptation line. Except well, if this was a temptation it was pretty tame. Jennifer does fun romance, not hot steamy romance, though Lucy and Zach do their fair share of gettin' it on.

The mystery in this one is a little light but very Janet Evanovich. (Hey Stephanie Plum's series started in 94 too) There are a lot of bombs in this book. And a hot cop! But enough of the comparisons. Getting Rid Of Bradley is a fun story. Lucy is adorably insecure since her divorce from Bradley. She only married him for the house! He cheated on her and then didn't show for the divorce. And as she finds out later, he's had some shady things going on in his life.

Oh and like all of Jennifer's books there are animals, in this case some very quirky dogs and a cat.

I think what draws me to Jennifer's books the most is the sense of fun in them. They are light and fluffy, like cotton candy. Something you devour quickly no matter what.

I had fun reading this one and it reminded me why I always pick up Jennifer's books when there's a new one.

Rating: 4 flowers


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