Getting Warmer

Getting Warmer

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by Carol Snow
     
 

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From the author of Been There, Done That.

Natalie Quackenbush is approaching thirty, drowning in debt-and did she mention she lives with her parents? It's the kind of small talk she'd rather avoid. So she and her friends have found a new way to entertain themselves on the Scottsdale, Arizona singles scene: lying.

It's an innocent game, but when Natalie

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From the author of Been There, Done That.

Natalie Quackenbush is approaching thirty, drowning in debt-and did she mention she lives with her parents? It's the kind of small talk she'd rather avoid. So she and her friends have found a new way to entertain themselves on the Scottsdale, Arizona singles scene: lying.

It's an innocent game, but when Natalie meets a guy she actually likes-and wants to see again-how will she explain that her mother isn't actually insane? Or that she doesn't really work with convicted murderers? If she can find a way out of her lies without destroying this fragile new relationship along the way, she might just wind up with something real.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Nearing 30, Natalie Quackenbush lives with her parents while enduring her second year of teaching high school English in Scottsdale, Ariz. To entertain themselves, Natalie and her gal pals down margaritas at the local bar, and as the tequila takes effect, they tell other patrons lies about their backgrounds and jobs. When Natalie realizes her latest victim is actually a pretty nice guy, she's already spun him a couple of tall tales. For much of the book, he thinks she teaches at a women's prison and only lives with her parents because her mother has Alzheimer's. This is meant to be funny, but falls flat, as do most of Snow's other stabs at humor. The fluffy boilerplate plot compounds the problem, and although Snow (Been There, Done That) trots Natalie through the requisite motions of character growth, the novel's pleasures are few. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425213544
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
01/02/2007
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Carol Snow a former contributor to Salon.com, lives in California with her family. This is her first novel.

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Getting Warmer 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was laughing so hard by page 10 that tears were streaming down my face and the fun didn't stop until the last page. Snow's book is hilarious. I received this book for Christmas and once I started reading I couldn't stop. There is a little bit of Natalie Quackenbush in all of us. Natalie is struggling to grow-up and find herself. Along the way she tells lies (usually for fun) and not meant to hurt anyone but in the end she only hurts herself. The lessons she learns however, help her discover what she really wants and what is important. Snow weaves a funny, engaging and often surprising story.
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
This is my first novel by Carole Snow, and I am delighted to have read it! I bought it bargained priced from barnes and noble a while ago and had yet to read it, but now I'm glad that I finally have. Natalie Quckenbush is a funny, sweet, and memorable character. Itty bitty lies can sometimes go to far, and in this novel they had. Being a teacher, falling in love, and living with your parents is hard to do. But Natalie's character pulles it off easily- with fun, and laughter. Don't miss out on Getting Warmer by Carole Snow. Its a cute chick lit read and one that shouldn't me forgotten!
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Angelina Stipech More than 1 year ago
Love this author. She really knows how to pull you into the story!
docandera More than 1 year ago
Very sweet story. Loved it!
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simple_girl More than 1 year ago
This book was predictable and without depth. It is a silly summer read that drags on and off.
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She-Who-must-read More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this one, but geared to a slightly younger audience. Probably late 20'S TO 30'S. Descriptions were accurate to the local, and characters were "characters"!
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nj2az More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book because the plot takes place in Scottsdale, and as a local, I found the local references to be very entertaining.
well written, without being overly corny or sappy. I did find some of the character relationships confusing, asking myself "wait who is that" or why is the main character annoyed with this person? Again, nothing that stopped me from reading the book or enjoying it.
Great for a beach read or a lazy afternoon sipping lemonade.
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tammih More than 1 year ago
You won't want to put this book down!

I was laughing so hard by page 10 that tears were streaming down my face and the fun didn't stop until the last page. Snow's book is hilarious. I received this book as a gift and once I started reading I couldn't stop.

There is a little bit of Natalie Quackenbush in all of us. Natalie is struggling to grow-up and find herself. Along the way she tells lies (usually for fun) and not meant to hurt anyone but in the end she only hurts herself. The lessons she learns help her discover what she really wants and what is important. Snow weaves a funny, engaging and often surprising story.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. I'm so glad that i picked it up. I can't wait for her to come out with another novel.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a very solid story line and I couldn't put it down! This is a must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just couldn't stop laughing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was laughing so hard by page 10 that tears were streaming down my face and the fun didn't stop until the last page. Snow's book is hilarious. I received this book for Christmas and once I started reading I couldn't stop. There is a little bit of Natalie Quackenbush in all of us. Natalie is struggling to grow-up and find herself. Along the way she tells lies (usually for fun)and not meant to hurt anyone but in the end she only hurts herself. The lessons she learns however, help her discover what she really wants and what is important. Snow weaves a funny, engaging and often surprising story.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Scottsdale, Arizona, Natalie Quackenbush teaches English at Agave High School, lives with her parents, and loves to go bar-hopping with her best friend, big-boned almost six feet tall Jill as they enjoy telling lies to males trying and failing to pick them up. Three years ago she gave up on her Yuppie boyfriend and Boston to move back to her parents though she knows that makes her a loser. At a bar Natalie meets Jonathan and tells him her usual lies about herself that she teaches at a prison and lives with her parents because her mom has Alzheimer¿s. However, this time her web of deceit backfires as she finds she likes him and wants to see him. He feels the same way about her. As they fall in love, she knows she owes him the truth and he knows he owes her the truth about a stalker. Instead both run away from the confrontation hers being metaphoric while his is simply vanishing. --- GETTING WARMER is a terrific look at relationships built initially on the theory that ¿What a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive. Even a white lie that should hurt no one is difficult to overcome once started. The support cast, mostly those connected to the school, her family, or his stalker, enhance the prime romance while two other love stories also provide depth. Fans will enjoy the education rat pack as they showcase their skills at telling fibs in lieu of explaining failed expectations (¿Those who can do. Those who can't, teach¿). They tell more lies in a futile attempt to extract them from that first untruth. --- Harriet Klausner