Wild Ride: A Novel

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The New York Times bestselling duo of Crusie and Mayer team up again with a hilarious paranormal novel that shows why the wildest ride at the Dreamland Amusement Park isn't the roller coaster

Mary Alice Brannigan doesn't believe in the supernatural. Nor does she expect to find that Dreamland, the decaying amusement park she's been hired to restore, is a prison for the five Untouchables, the most powerful demons in the history of the world. Plus, there's a guy she's falling hard for, and there's something about him that's not quite right.
But rocky romances and demented demons aren't the only problems in Dreamland: Mab's also coping with a crooked politician, a supernatural raven, a secret government agency, an inexperienced sorceress, an unsettling inheritance, and some mind-boggling revelations from her past. As her personal demons wreck her newfound relationship and real demons wreck the park, Mab faces down immortal evil and discovers what everybody who's ever been to an amusement park knows: The end of the ride is always the wildest.

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JENNIFER CRUSIE is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of Maybe This Time, Welcome to Temptation, Tell Me Lies, Crazy for You, Faking It, Fast Women, and Bet Me. She earned her bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University, a master's from Wright State University, and a master of fine arts from Ohio State University. She lives on the banks of the Ohio River.

BOB MAYER is a former Green Beret and the USA Today bestselling author of thirty-two novels under his own name and the pen names Robert Doherty and Greg Donegan. He has over two million books in print.

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Mar 16, 2010
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Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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Jennifer Crusie
Meet the Goodnights, a respectable family who have run a respectable art gallery for generations. There's Gwen, the matriarch who sedates herself with double-crostics and double vodkas, Eve the oldest daughter who has a slight identity problem (she has two), and Nadine, the granddaughter who's ready to follow in the family footsteps as soon as she can find a set that isn't leading off a cliff. Holding everyone together is Matilda, the youngest daughter, who's inherited the secret locked down in the basement of the Goodnight Gallery, the secret that she's willing to do almost anything to keep, including break into a house in the dead of night to steal back her past.

Meet the Dempseys, or at least meet Davy, a reformed con man who's just
been ripped off for a cool three million by his financial manager, who then gallantly turned it over to Clea Lewis, the most beautiful sociopath Davy ever slept with. Davy wants the money back, but more than that he'll do anything to keep Clea from winning, including break into her house in the dead of night to steal back his future.

One collision in a closet later, Tilda and Davy reluctantly join forces to combat Clea, suspicious art collectors, a disgruntled heir, and an exasperated hitman, all the while coping with a mutant dachshund, a juke box stuck in the sixties, questionable sex, a painting of three evil fisherman closing in on a dyspeptic tuna, multiple personalities, miscellaneous Goodnights and Dempseys, and the growing realization that they can't turn their backs on the people they were meant to be...or the people they were born to love.

Faking It: What has reality ever done for you?

Jennifer Crusie
Εκείνη ξέρει πως χάπι εντ έχουν μόνο οι ταινίες. Πώς να ελπίζει σε μια ευτυχή κατάληξη άλλωστε: ο άντρας που ζήτησε να τη βγάλει για φαγητό το έκανε μόνο και μόνο για να κερδίσει ένα στοίχημα. Βέβαια οφείλει να παραδεχτεί πως ο Κάλβιν Μόρισεϊ είναι κούκλος.

Εκείνος ξέρει πως δεν πρόκειται να δεσμευτεί, ειδικά με μια γυναίκα τόσο γκρινιάρα όσο η Μιν Ντομπς, παρά τα σέξι παπούτσια της και την εξυπνάδα της.

Στο τέλος της βραδιάς που περνούν μαζί είναι σίγουροι πως δεν πρόκειται να ξανασυναντηθούν.

Η μοίρα όμως έχει άλλα σχέδια για εκείνους και έτσι πολύ γρήγορα η Μιν κι ο Καλ έχουν να αντιμετωπίσουν: παρεμβατικούς φίλους, έναν ζηλιάρη πρώην, μια αποφασισμένη ψυχολόγο, μια έξαλλη νύφη και περισσότερες ριψοκίνδυνες προκλήσεις απ’ όσες θα μπορούσαν ποτέ να σκεφτούν, μαζί με το μεγαλύτερο στοίχημα όλων – την άνευ όρων αγάπη.
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