Crazy for You

Version: Abridged
Author: Jennifer Crusie
Narrator: Sandra Burr
Genres: Romance, Comedy
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: August 2004
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

Quinn McKenzie has always lived what she calls a "beige" life. She's dating the world's nicest guy, she has a good job as a high school art teacher, she's surrounded by family and friends who rely on her, and she's bored to the point of insanity. But when Quinn decides to change her life by adopting a stray dog over everyone's objections, everything begins to spiral out of control. Now she's coping with dog-napping, breaking and entering, seduction, sabotage, stalking, more secrets than she really wants to know, and two men who are suddenly crazyfor her.
"The story comes together with just the right touches of humor and some pretty sexy dialogue. Crusie hasn't yet achieved the name recognition of Sandra Brown or Nora Roberts, but this effort proves she is every bit as good." - Library Journal
"Crazy for You is witty, wicked and wonderful reality." - The Courier-Herald (Atlanta, GA)
"EngagingFun and a little wild." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reviews (15)

Fun!

Written by Amanda on March 1st, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I didn't think I'd like an abridged book but it didn't bother me as much as I thought it would. I loved this one of Jennifer Cruise's. Loved all the characters. First book in a while that I couldn't "put down"! Would definitely recommend.

Fair story - but I don't like abridged books.

Written by Wanda F on December 27th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The story was fair. Abridged books cut too much out of the story, however, and it could have been better.

Crazy for You

Written by Vicki from Highland, CA on August 21st, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This is one of the poorest written and read book I have ever rented. The author doesn't know how to write, nor does the reader know how to read with the different voices she need. I will probably never rent another book by this author. It plays like an extremely bad movie.

Lacks a Lot!

Written by Sillee in SD from San Diego, CA on August 5th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The book was just ok. The herione (if you can call her that) seemed real whiny and naive. One minute she wants him, the next not. She is completely naive about the ex-boyfriend. The book reminds me of a really bad, low budget film. The plot had potential but the author lacked any substance. The narrator was also terrible. The voice of the main character was fine but she did a lousy job with the others, made it hard to listen to the cd's. I listened to the whole thing, only because I didn't have another book yet. Otherwise, I would have stopped at the sex scenes...very cliche and unexciting. It's seems as though the author has no idea how to pair passion with romance...

Crazy For You

Written by smilingfiling from Moncks Corner, SC on December 27th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book was fabulously entertaining! I enjoyed it very much. I read or listen to books on cd on a very regular basis and this was certainly at the top of my list in entertainment! I always enjoy anything by Jennifer Crusie but this one was one of her best so far. Thanks Jen!

Generic Chic Lit

Written by Anonymous on September 12th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Very dull, generic chic lit. Nothing seems to happen and even when something does, its just plain boring. Would not recommend this book to anyone.

Fun Read

Written by Ohio on April 22nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Fun book to just roll down the road and listen. The beginning was slow or I just didn’t get-it at first. A little too much sex detail for me, I’d rate this book a (R) almost a (X).

Crazy for You

Written by Kimberly S on July 14th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I was a bit disappointed with this book after reading Jennifer Crusie's Bet Me. I did finish though...just because. Very predictable.

Fun Chic Lit

Written by Sheila Martinez from Tracy, CA on March 18th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the way the narrator read the book. It is always a good time reading a Jennifer Crusie book. She doesn't disappoint when you want something light and fun.

Eh...

Written by Anonymous on May 10th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I didn't like it. The tracks were extremely short (1 min each), which was annoying on my car CD player - it often skipped words as the track changed. I gave up listening after about 20 minutes because of it.

Author Details

Author Details

Crusie, Jennifer

Jenny Crusie was born in Wapakoneta, a small Ohio town on the banks of the Auglaize River. She graduated from Wapakoneta High School and earned her bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University in Art Education. She married in 1971 and lived briefly in Wichita Falls, Texas, until her air force husband was transferred to Dayton, Ohio.

Mollie as a babyJenny taught pre-school until her daughter, Mollie, was born. When she returned to work, she taught in the Beavercreek public school system for ten years as an elementary and junior high art teacher while earning a master's degree from Wright State University in Professional Writing and Women's Literature; her master's thesis was titled “A Spirit More Capable of Looking Up To Him: Women's Roles in Mystery Fiction 1841-1920.”

She took a leave of absence from Beavercreek in 1986 to complete her Ph.D. coursework at Ohio State University in feminist criticism and nineteenth century British and American literature. She returned to teach high school English (American and British literature surveys, mythology, the Bible in literature, and college composition) for another five years, and during this time she also directed theater tech crews (sets and costumes) for the Beavercreek Drama Department.

In the summer of 1991, she began to research her dissertation on the impact of gender on narrative strategies, searching out the differences in the way men and women tell stories. As part of the research, she planned to read one hundred romance novels and one hundred men's adventure novels. The romance novels turned out to be so feminist and so absorbing, that she never got to the men's adventure fiction and decided to try writing fiction instead, quitting her job the following spring to devote herself full time to writing and to finishing the Ph.D., one of her riskier moves since she didn't sell her first book until August of '92.

The sale was to Silhouette, a novella titled Sizzle, that Jenny now refers to as “really lousy.” Silhouette delayed its publication so that it became the second book published under the Crusie pseudonym, Jenny's maternal grandmother's family name. Although Silhouette rejected Jenny's next novel, Harlequin accepted it and published it in 1993 as Manhunting in their Temptation line. Five more Harlequins followed, including Getting Rid of Bradley which won the RWA Rita Award for Best Short Contemporary, Strange Bedpersons, What the Lady Wants, Charlie All Night, and Anyone But You. She also wrote two category novels for Bantam's Loveswept line, The Cinderella Deal and Trust Me On This. During this time she put the PhD on hold to earn an MFA in fiction from OSU; her thesis was titled, Just Wanted You To Know, and consisted of several short stories and the proposal for a mainstream novel titled Crazy For You. During this time she also wrote a book of literary criticism on Anne Rice, published under the name Jennifer Smith.

Jenny todayIn the fall of 1995, Jenny began to write single title novels for St. Martin's Press where she very happily remains to this day. She is especially delighted to be working with her editor, Jennifer Enderlin, her agent Meg Ruley, and her daughter/business partner, Mollie Smith.

Today, in many ways, Jenny has come full circle. She collaborates with Bob Mayer on romantic adventure novels, putting into practice everything she studied about the differences in the way men and women write fiction in that long ago PhD dissertation, and she is once again living on the banks of an Ohio river. Her solo novels continue to explore women's journeys, especially issues dealing with relationships, friendships, community, and creativity, and her collaborations with Bob and others give her the opportunity to explore those same things in real life. She is a very fortunate woman, and she knows it.