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MAYBE THIS TIME, by Jennifer Crusie, is a romantic and thrilling book that will keep you glued to the pages. Crusie created a great story that is sweet and almost scary at times. I love the supernatural aspect of the ghosts and how the children factor into everything. ...
MAYBE THIS TIME, by Jennifer Crusie, is a romantic and thrilling book that will keep you glued to the pages. Crusie created a great story that is sweet and almost scary at times. I love the supernatural aspect of the ghosts and how the children factor into everything.

I absolutely loved this book! I fell in love with the characters and I was enamored by their uncontrolled predicaments. Andie was such a doll and I would have loved to snatch her out of the book and make her my best friend. She was extremely patient with Alice and Carter and protected them with every inch of her soul. Crusie also let us into the mind of North, Andie's ex-husband, and it was a pleasurable experience. I thought North and Andie's past was a bit rocky but I am true believer that time heals all wounds, it just took some effort to get Andie thinking the same way. Even some of the more minor characters were hilarious. Mrs. Crumb, as the crochity housekeeper, was ecentric and sometimes too secretive which made me question her motives.

I even liked experiencing the mystery of the house and the ghosts that inhabited it. I was pulled back and forth between siding with Andie or North in the debate about the ghosts and Crusie never allowed me to put my guard down until the very end! I liked how Alice and Carter fit into the larger aspect of the book. It was no mystery that these children have seen their share of horrors and neglect but Andie and her determination did stand a chance against them.

I don't think I can give higher praise to this book. It was funny, fresh, romatic, with some added suspense. I highly recommend it to those looking for a great mystery and a little romance.

posted by kittydanza on August 31, 2010

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4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

GACK!

So I've read most of Jennifer Crusie's published work and have really enjoyed it... but this was not what i was expecting. The reviews said funny ghost story, paranormal romance. And like the rest of us I've seen wizards, vampires and ghoulies in romance novels lately. ...
So I've read most of Jennifer Crusie's published work and have really enjoyed it... but this was not what i was expecting. The reviews said funny ghost story, paranormal romance. And like the rest of us I've seen wizards, vampires and ghoulies in romance novels lately. So a witty haunting where she saves the children sounded perfect! If only this were the book the reviews said it was. This was a sad book! I didn't see the "humorous romance." I did however see Andie (the heroine) haunted by thoughts and miss a guy that existed 10 years earlier who came back and said that he wasn't the same guy. So instead of spending ANY time to get to know each other they had sex in a pantry. WTH? I would have been OK with that if they had been strangers (ironically enough) or if they had rekindled a romance of any sort. But we were spared by the author of getting to know the male lead character in any other way than a ghost demanding sexual information from Andie about the male character. Bottom line... Great author that really didn't do the idea of this story justice. DO read her other works because they're funny, fun and have a great pace. But if you're reading this one because you like the author be prepared for something completely Non-Crusie'esque. I actually am wondering if she had someone else write the book like Patterson, Greshem, Danielle Steel, or Nora Roberts... Point in fact-- i gave it 3 stars because it wasn't horribly written... I just wish it had been advertised/reviewed and promoted by someone that had read it. I would have given it 2.5 but had to give solid stars. There wasn't one huge smile or audible laughter from me (and I LOVE to laugh) when reading this book. I'll pick up Crusie's next novel at the book store when it comes out to skim through it. I'm never going to buy again just because of the author's history of writing.

posted by 3586317 on September 6, 2010

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    Dissapointed!

    I'm a huge jennifer crusie fan but was very disappointed with this one. Not one of her best.

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