Divorced, Desperate and Delicious [NOOK Book]

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“Readers who enjoy Jenny Crusie and Janet Evanovich will fall head over heels for Divorced, Desperate and Delicious . . .” —New York Times bestseller Dianna Love

Ever since photographer Lacy Maguire caught her ex playing Pin the Secretary to the Elevator Wall, she's been content with her dog Fabio, her three cats, and a vow of chastity. But all of that changes when the reindeer-antlered Fabio drags in a very desperate, on-the-run detective who decides to take refuge in her house—a house filled with twinkling ...

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Overview

“Readers who enjoy Jenny Crusie and Janet Evanovich will fall head over heels for Divorced, Desperate and Delicious . . .” —New York Times bestseller Dianna Love

Ever since photographer Lacy Maguire caught her ex playing Pin the Secretary to the Elevator Wall, she's been content with her dog Fabio, her three cats, and a vow of chastity. But all of that changes when the reindeer-antlered Fabio drags in a very desperate, on-the-run detective who decides to take refuge in her house—a house filled with twinkling lights and a decorated tree. (Okay, so it's February, but she has a broken heart to mend, a Christmas-card shoot to do, and a six-times divorced, match-making mother to appease.) For the first time in a looooong while, Lacy reconsiders her vow. Because sexy Chase Kelly, wounded soul that he may be, would be an oh-so-delicious way of breaking her fast. Now, if she can just keep them both alive and him out of jail . . .

Bonus Content:

At the end of the book, get a sneak peek at Christie Craig's newest book in the Divorced and Desperate series, Divorced, Desperate and Dangerous, coming in November!

And as an added bonus, you'll also get a look at the first four chapters of Reborn, the first book in the YA paranormal series Shadow Falls: After Dark, that Christie is writing as C. C. Hunter!!

About the Author:

New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig is an award-winning writer, photo journalist, motivational speaker, writing teacher, and author of The Everything Guide To Writing a Romance Novel. Texas Hold 'Em, the next book in her humorous romantic suspense trilogy, is available now. Chosen at Nightfall, the fifth book in her New York Times bestselling Shadow Falls young adult paranormal series written under the name C. C. Hunter, is also available now. And Reborn, the first book in her new Shadow Falls: After Dark series, is available now.

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Editorial Reviews

Reviews - Nina Bangs
"Funny, hot, and suspenseful. Christie Craig's writing has it all. Warning: definitely addictive."
Publishers Weekly - x x
"The mystery and romance plots fit seamlessly into a witty and fast-paced novel that’s easy to read and satisfying to the heart."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033037087
  • Publisher: Christie Craig
  • Publication date: 9/5/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 70,523
  • File size: 636 KB

Meet the Author

Christy Craig is a multi-published photojournalist, motivational speaker and writing teacher who has more than 3,000 credits for her nonfiction writing, including several appearances in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, as well as her own monthly humor column for a national magazine. She has co-written two non-fiction guides with award-winning, critically acclaimed author Faye Hughes: The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel (9781598695373; September 2008; Adams Media) and Wild, Wicked and Wanton: 101 Ways to Love Like You Are in a Romance Novel (9781605500591; July 2010; Adams Media). 

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    OMG...(& I'm not sure that is a good thing)!!

    Although I really liked the characters & the plot, this book is an editor's NIGHTMARE!!! There are TONS of typo's & grammatical errors that make the book hard to read. The chapter's & paragraphs within the chapters were not easily identified. I think that is book has a lot of potential...I just wish it would have been through SEVERAL beta readers!!! =)
    So, the best that I can say is...
    READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

    16 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    GOOD

    I enjoyed this. A quick read, kept my interest. I loved the animal attention...too cute. I did not like the descriptive sex scenes, so I just "fast forward" through them.
    I found the switching of characters/locations within the same chapter (almost the same paragraph) to be a bit odd.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2011

    Pretty Good

    It's worth the dollar if you are looking for some romance and laughs. It also has so HOT moments in it.

    The downside: It really doesn't have good transitions.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

    Horrible

    I am usually pretty easy to please with my book choices, i wish i listened to the other reviews! Many typos, story shifts to much, characters are just ok. Not impressed at all. I am moving on to another selection now after only suffering through about 70 pages. I kept hoping to get into it. Sorry but i will never purchase another book from her. Even for .99 not worth the money....

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Great read

    This was a great fun read. I enjoyed this one and hope the next book comes out soon.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2010

    Want this on NOOK........

    What is the deal with not offering this first book in the series on NOOK?

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Loved it!

    Great read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    not sold for the Nook

    for some reason the writer does not want nook readers to have this book, out of all of hers its the only one not offered???? so cant rate book sorry nook readers

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2007

    Seriously funny

    This is the best new book of the year. If you like humor, romance, and suspense, you need this one. It has all three. The plot is fast paced, the characters likeable, and the outcome so satisfying. I just hope Christie Craig is a fast writer. She will be in real demand after readers read this one.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    FINISH THIS ONE SO YOU CAN READ THE OTHER TWO!

    This is my kind of book! Suspenseful story with lots of humor and a little romance to spice things up a little. Not gross and discusting sex, just spicy! The humor keep you wanting to read. Definately read the other 2 in the series. You won't regret it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Amazing

    ## Holy crap! This book was FABULOUS. I absolutely loved it. The story was superb, the dialogue witty and the sex was hot! I adored the heroine. She was beautiful, lovable, funny and kind. And the hero was sincere, sweet and funny. OMG and so very hot. I usually hate books that include dead wives, but this one was handled very well. This story really has everything: humor (I laughed out loud so many times), romance, suspense and i even cried at one point. A must read for sure. Note to author: write faster please

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 27, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    First let me say that I am hard to please in regards to what I r

    First let me say that I am hard to please in regards to what I read...I will read any genre, but it must have great character development. I have been searching for a new author and I have perused the shelves and many times read the blurb of Christie Craig's books, hesitated and kept searching. I saw one of her books for free for a limited time and was happy for the chance to explore this author. I love this author. Her blend of sisterhood, romance, humor and slapstick propelled to buy and read all her books. Have already read two in 24 hours and on to the third. Thanks for the laughs Christie Craig.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    soft porn thinly wrapped in lame plot and who cares characters

    I was looking for light summer reading. Craig came highly recommended on the BN reviews. I have no idea why. Formulaic, slow, predictable, stock characters, annoying point of view (omniscience works rarely), way too much of the author's preferences for everything from favorite breakfast to steak doneness to pets. Even in a beach read, I expect some decent writing and engaging characters. Craig was touted as another Janet Evanovich; maybe when Evanovich was in high school! I even read another of Craig's, remembering how Grisham's The Firm was so much better written than A Time to Kill (although even A Time to Kill had a great plot), trying to give her a little time to improve. Not. And don't even get me started on the sex scenes! TMI! Never again will I read Craig.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2010

    Make available for Nook, please!

    Interested in this series, yet the first book is not available as eBook for nook?? Add please!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2010

    not available on nook

    Yet available on kindle... why is that???
    Makes no sense whatsoever!

    Unless the author prefers selling though Amazon!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2010

    On my must read list for authors.

    I truly adored this book. It was so cute, and a bit kinky but once you pick it up you will literally not be able to put it back down. I would recommend this to anyone EXCEPT your mother. ;-)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    Romantic suspense fans will appreciate this

    In Houston his partner of two months Zeke Duncan points the gun at detective Chase Kelly¿s head. He informs him that he is already considered a dirty cop as he has been set up with cocaine planted under his bed and now will be accused of killing police officer Stokes, a father of two. Of course Chase will not be ably to defend himself in court, with his peers or the media as he will be dead and Zeke a hero-------------- Chase manages to escape, but not before Zeke¿s ally drug dealer Bruno shoots him in the shoulder. Fabio the dog with reindeer ears takes Chase home. The canine¿s owner photographer Lacy Maguire wants nothing to do with men due to a cheating ex, but she has no choice as Chase holds her hostage while Fabio turns traitor and likes the hunk. Soon Chase convinces Lacy he is innocent and as they fall in love, she decides to abet his efforts to prove he is clean and Zeke is a dirty homicidal cop---------------- Romantic suspense fans will appreciate the fast-paced DIVORCED, DESPERATE AND DELICIOUS in which the story line effortlessly switches back and forth between a tense drama and lighthearted sexual banter. The lead couple is a likable pair as they go from a hostage hostile relationship to love with several steps in between. Her pets and her matchmaking mom along with several other secondary players add fun while Zeke is a cold hearted SOB who will have no compunction killing Lacy or Fabio. Readers will enjoy Christie Craig¿s pleasant tale--------------- Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2007

    A reviewer

    Lacy Maguire has sworn off men. She's divorced -- her husband cheated on her, doing his secretary in an elevator and the video ended up on the 'net. And she doesn't want to end up like her six-times divorced mother. So she's happy with her animals, her friends, and her job as a photographer. That is until her dog drags in a wounded and alleged dirty cop, Chase Kelly, who promptly handcuffs her to the bed so he can try to figure out where his life and his career went wrong and his current partner wants to frame him for all kinds of things. Being barricaded in a house with a sexy cop is not what she needs. For her sex means marriage. There's no two ways about that, according to her heart. Chase is immediately attracted to this beautiful woman, even though she seems rather crazy with animals dressed up in Christmas outfits, holiday music playing, and talking appliances. Oh, yeah, and a mother who is a handful. But the more time he spends with her, the more he wants her. And once he has her, once will never be enough. It's time for him to rejoin the living after living like a maniac on the job in the two years since his wife died, and Lacy is the one to help him do that. This book is a laugh-out-loud good time! The characters are all quirky and wonderful, especially the secondary characters. The scenes flow seamlessly, the writing is simply terrific. If you like to laugh when you read, you need to read this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2007

    Delicious Read

    Review by: Pollyanna Williamson Review for Divorced, Desperate and Delicious by Christie Craig Publisher: Dorchester Publishing December 2007 Contemporary Romance ISBN: 978-0-505-52730-1 Detective Chase Kelly is on the run and wounded. He finds refuge, well sort of, at the home of photographer Lacy Maguire and her menagerie of pets¿three cats and a dog. Lacy¿s vow of chastity changes after she gets to know Chase. She hides him from her best friends but isn¿t so lucky with her mother. A list of men are after Lacy and Chase doesn¿t like it one bit, but he has to catch a killer before he can explore his relationship with Lacy, Miss Divorced, Desperate and Delicious. Christie Craig has written a story with memorable characters that will make you laugh and keep turning the pages. I¿m eagerly looking forward to reading more of Christie Craig¿s books. Funny, hot and suspenseful this story has it all. Take my advice, pick up a book by Christie Craig, it will be a delicious treat.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    It was good but I expected more

    Divorced, Desperate and Delicious was a good book with at good story line but after reading other reviews before purchasing it, I thought I would get more laughs out of it. I'll definitely read the next 2 just because I have to know what happens to the friends but it wasn't what I was looking for when I went in search of something to read at the time. Don't get me wrong, I did like the book but it's just not one of my top 20 favorites.

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