Divorced, Desperate and Delicious

Divorced, Desperate and Delicious

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by Christie Craig

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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

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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 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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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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Divorced, Desperate and Delicious 4 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 815 reviews.
ivymelinda More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Patty4-30 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## 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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
BookaholicTracy More than 1 year ago
This was a great fun read. I enjoyed this one and hope the next book comes out soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is the deal with not offering this first book in the series on NOOK?
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Shelly Collier More than 1 year ago
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....
JAB4422 More than 1 year ago
Divorced, Desperate and Delicious starts out with Lace's dog finding Chase in a small building in her back yard. Chase is a cop who has been shot and is running from a bad guy who is trying to frame him for many crimes. Chase forces Lace to help him hide but, since he is basically a nice guy, doesn't force her very hard. Very quickly Lace realizes he is telling her the truth about being set-up and wants to help him prove his innocence. In the process, she falls in love with him. I loved this book. Murder, intrigue, and acceptance all make their way into this story, leading to plot twists and turns that keep you on your toes. Chase has pushed everyone away and barely been living since his wife died but when he realizes that his life in on the line, he sees that he does want to live. When Lace starts to have feelings for Chase, she is determined to not get too wrapped up in these feelings because she doesn't want to be like her mother and grandmother who have both been married and divorced many times. This was a well written story with super characters.  It has suspense, unique plot, funny secondary characters, great dialogue and hot love scenes. Even the title is great.  It grabbed my attention right away and made me want to read this book. This is the type of book where you'll want to clear some time and just sit and read it. You won't want to put it down. But be warned, it's like riding a roller coaster of not only emotions but plot.
Katwoman1267 More than 1 year ago
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.
ttmac More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. ;-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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Well worth the read.
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Sodapop74 11 months ago
This book was really good! I really enjoyed the funny conversations that happened between Chase, Lacey and her mom!!! I hope everyone else in this story has a happily ever after!
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Funny fast paced
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