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Bet Me

Jennifer Crusie

St. Martin's Press

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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Once upon a time, Minerva Dobbs thought as she stood in the middle of a loud yuppie bar, the world was full of good men. She looked into the handsome face of the man she'd planned on taking to her sister's wedding and thought, Those days are gone.

"This relationship is not working for me," David said.

I could shove this swizzle stick through his heart, Min thought. She wouldn't do it, of course. The stick was plastic and not nearly pointed enough on the end. Also, people didn't do things like that in southern Ohio. A sawed-off shotgun, that was the ticket.

"And we
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"Bet you can't stop reading it. Absolutely, irresistibly hilarious." --Kirkus (starred)
"Bet you can't stop reading it. Absolutely, irresistibly hilarious." --Kirkus (starred)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jennifer Crusie

  • Jennifer Crusie is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Lies, Crazy For You, Welcome To Temptation, Fast Women, and Faking It, all of which have been chosen by Romance Writers of America as among the Top Ten Favorite Books of the Year. She lives in Ohio.
  • Jennifer Crusie
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Bet Me

Jennifer Crusie

Rita Award Winner
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