Jennifer Cruise was born in the small town of Wapakoneta, Ohio. She holds a BA in Art Education from Bowling Green State University, an MA from Wright State University, and an MFA in Fiction from Ohio State University. In 1986, she took a leave of absence from her teaching job to work on her Ph.D. In the summer of 1991, she was working on her dissertation on the impact of gender on narrative strategies. As part of her research into the different ways that men and women tell stories, she planned to read 100 romance novels. She quickly found herself hooked on the genre and decided to write a romance instead finishing her Ph.D. Her first book sold in August of 1992. Since then she has gone on to publish many more novels.
For fans of Jenny Crusie, of witty and warm writing, and of contemporary fiction, this collection of short stories was the genesis for one of Crusie's most beloved novels, Crazy for You. The stories focus on three women, Quinn, Darla, and Stephanie, and their mothers, sisters, daughters, and friend...
Andie Miller is ready to move on with her life. She wants to marry her fiancé and leave behind everything in her past, especially her ex-husband, North Archer. But when Andie tries to gain closure with him, he asks one final favor of her. North is the guardian of two orphans who have driven away t...
Abby has just arrived in Summerville, Ohio, with her placid Newfoundland, Bowser. She's reluctantly inherited her grandmother's coffee shop, but it's not long before she's brewing up trouble in the form of magical baked goods and steaming up her life with an exasperating college professor. And t...
You're invited to spend the weekend with three extraordinary sisters... When she was sixteen, Dee Fortune kidnapped her two younger sisters and ran from danger. Now twenty-nine, she's still trying to control her shape-shifting power--no easy task when Danny James shows up one Friday morning with...
WHEN DEALING WITH THE RICH... On the banks of the scenic Truxton River, nestled in rolling woodlands just minutes away from our nation's capital, lies Gryphon Gate, a premier gated community. But tempers flare and tension grows when someone decides to build a 300-unit condominium development on an...
Minerva Dobbs knows how to work the odds. Calvin Morrisey always plays to win. But when they face off, neither one is prepared. Because when real life meets true love, all bets are off. . . . Minerva Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her ...
Related Books - 2
LOVE AND DECEPTION HAVE A LOT IN COMMON. Meet the Goodnights, a respectable family who run a respectable art gallery -- and have for generations. There's Gwen, the matriarch who likes to escape reality; Eve, the oldest daughter who has a slight identity problem (she has two); and Nadine, the grandd...
When A Down-On-Her-Luck Divorcee Nell Dysart's in trouble. Weighed down by an inexplicable divorce and a loss of appetite for everything, Nell is sleepwalking through life until her best friend finagles a job for her with a shabby little detective agency that has lots of potential and a boss who...
Related Books - 1
Turn Left at Small Town Secrets Sophie Dempsey is content living a quiet life filming wedding videos until an assignment brings her to Temptation, Ohio. From the moment she drives into town, she gets a bad feeling; Sophie is from the wrong side of the tracks and everything in Temptation is a lit...
On Wednesday, Quinn McKenzie adopted a dog and changed her life. On Thursday, she tried to get somebody to notice. On Thursday night, somebody did. When Quinn McKenzie decides to change her "beige" life by adopting a stray dog, everything begins to spiral out of control. Now she's coping with dog...
Maddie Faraday's life would be perfect---if it weren't for her cheating husband, her suspicious daughter, her gossipy mother, her secretive best friend, her nosy neighbors, and that guy she lost her virginity to twenty years ago...A funny, sexy, suspenseful novel about small-town secrets, big-time ...
Loveswept - 843
"I bet that smile gets you everything you want...." As soon as Alec Prentice spotted the spicy brunette in red silk, he vowed that the tempting con woman would not escape him! Dennie Banks was prepared to do anything to get her story, even flirt her way into the arms of a man who promised to hel...
Loveswept - 807
He looked good enough to be Prince Charming. . . . Linc Blaise needed the perfect fiancee to win his dream job, but finding a woman who'd be convincing in a charade seemed impossible--until he heard Daisy Flattery charm her way out of a sticky situation! Playing the prim and proper bride-to-be w...
THE LAST THING NINA NEEDED WAS FRED. . . She was beginning life fresh-- new job, new apartment. No husband. All she wanted was a puppy. A happy, perky puppy. Instead she got Fred. Part basset, part beagle, part manic-depressive. Nina loved Fred. Everything was great. Well, her best frie...
Harlequin Temptation - 570
ALL NIGHT LONG. . . Dumped by her boyfriend and dropped from WBBB'S prime time, radio producer Allie McGuffey had nowhere to go but up. She planned to make temporary DJ Charlie Tenniel a household name--despite his objections. Footloose Charlie shunned fame. He wanted to kick back, play goo...
Harlequin Temptation - 544
She was dangerous - in more ways than one. Mitch Peatwick knew he wasn't cut out to be a private eye. Photographing cheating husbands and tailing cheating wives left him cynical about love. He wanted to quit...until gorgeous Mae Sullican strolled into his office. The brunette had a lethal body, ...
Harlequin Temptation - 520
SHE'S GOTTA HAVE HIM Nick Jamieson wasn't the right guy for Tess Newhart. He was caviar and champagne and she was take-out Chinese. He wore tailored suits and she wore faded jeans. He wanted to get ahead and she wanted...him. Because when Nick grinned at her, Tess saw another Nick. A genero...
Harlequin Temptation - 480
BAD HAIR DAYS . . . . As a brunette, Lucy Savage married banker Bradley Porter. OK, he didn't set her pulse racing, but he seemed nice enough. Then she discovered he wasn't so nice after all when she found him with another woman...in her house! So she divorced him and dyed her hair blond. L...
Too hot to handle! Emily Tate wants Richard Parker, the sexy number cruncher who's been hired to keep her in line and under budget. Richard Parker wants Emily Tate, the sexy advertising executive who's running the ad campaign for a sensual new perfume called Sizzle. And sizzle is exactly what hap...
Harlequin Temptation - 463
FEMME FATALE Kate Svenson knew exactly what she wanted in a man--he had to be tall, handsome, distinguished and, most of all, successful. So she went on a serious manhunting excursion at a singles resort, bound and determined to hunt down Mr. Right or die in the attempt! There was the tall, han...