From the NY Times Bestselling duo that wrote Agnes and the Hitman, the first book in a new series.
Liz Danger has come home after fifteen years to deliver a giant teddy bear for her mother’s birthday (color: Guilt Red) when a cop with a great ass picks her up for speeding, fixes the missing lug nuts in her back wheel, pulls her out of a ditch, doesn’t give her a ticket, and helps her avoid her family. This is a man with real potential. The rest of the day goes downhill, starting with her finding out that the only man she’s ever loved is getting married to Lavender Blue, the most beautiful woman in southern Ohio. Really, the best thing in her day is that cop with the lug nuts.
Vince Cooper is still not sure about being a cop in Burney, Ohio, a place he just moved to six months ago, since Burney is full of some fairly odd people spaced between long stretches of boredom. Still, considering the dangerous, difficult life he had before Burney, boredom is good. Then he picks up Liz Danger for speeding and life gets a lot more interesting. And when he picks her up again in the local bar the next night, he starts to realize that “interesting” doesn’t begin to describe what’s going to happen to him if he pulls Liz into his arms and his life.
As Liz navigates her dysfunctional family, her flamboyant boss phoning in from Chicago, her still-interested ex, her bridesmaid dress from hell, a dachshund with issues, a disaster of a wedding, assault, murder, and three hundred and ninety-three teddy bears, Vince shows up to get her through, even though he knows that the real peril for him in Burney is the one who came with her own warning label, Liz Danger.
slapstick mayhem and comedy!
Once again, Cruisie and Mayer exposed the dark underbelly of Ohio in a hilarious romp through middle class manners and social conventions. It took me awhile to figure out the relationships in this small town because the of the rapid introduction of characters and because of all the unexpected plot twists! A roller-coaster read - can’t wait to for the next installment!
I can never get enough of Jenniffer Crusie.
I loved,loved , loved this book. I am so happy Jenniffer is writing again, I discovered her books in middle school about 17 years ago and have been reading anything of hers I can get my hands on since. Everything she has written is spectacular and I can’t get enough of the interesting characters, witty humor and interesting story lines. The books are just so refreshing and wonderful. It has a Welcome to temptation vibe so I loved it a little extra just for that. Amazing work as usual and Bob Meyer is amazing as well. Can’t wait for the next two books.