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Jennifer Crusie
  • Bibliography:
    23 Books (2 Series)
  • First Book:
    October 1993
  • Latest Book:
    June 2024
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About the Author

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.

Full Series List in Order


1 - Welcome to Temptation (Mar-2000)
2 - Faking It (Aug-2002)


1 - Strange Bedpersons (Dec-1994)
2 - What the Lady Wants (Jun-1995)

Book List in Order: 23 titles

  • 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. Righ...

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    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 perf...

  • 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 her house...

  • 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 Nic...

  • 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 i...

  • 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 Ch...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • "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...

  • 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, susp...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ident...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Mayhem ensues under the mistletoe as a determined shopper grabs the very last hot toy action figure off the shelf, only to find herself plunged into the middle of a real-life spy game--in the arms of a sexy secret agent. . ....

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Andie Miller is ready to move on with her life. She wants to marry her fiancĂ© 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 t...

  • The most interesting characters are almost never the good guys. Doing the right thing is great and all, but a little bit of darkness -- or a lot of it -- often makes for a more engaging story. Antiheroes: Heroes, Villains, and the Fine Line Between i...

  • 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, ...

  • Cover reveal pending. What is posted is not the final cover.Think of the movies Grosse Pointe Blank or RED. Retired covert operatives living in a small town in the Smoky Mountains. What could go wrong?Rose Malone's landlord and employer, Ozzie Oswald...

Award-Winning Books by Jennifer Crusie

Anyone But You
1996 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best Love and Laughter Romance
1996 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best Short Series Romance
Bet Me
2004 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Chick Lit/Women's Fiction
2004 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Contemporary Romance
2004 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Couple
2004 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Funny
2004 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Heroine
2004 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Romance
2004 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best All-Around Romance
2005 Rita Award -- Contemporary Single Title
Crazy for You
1999 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best Love and Laughter Romance
1999 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Contemporary Novel
Faking It
2002 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Funny
2002 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best Love and Laughter Romance
Fast Women
2001 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best Love and Laughter Romance
2001 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Contemporary Novel
Getting Rid of Bradley
1995 Rita Award -- Short Contemporary Romance
1997 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best All-Time Series Romance
Hot Toy
2006 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Short Story
Trust Me on This
1997 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best Short Series Romance
Welcome to Temptation
2000 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Contemporary Romance
2000 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best Love and Laughter Romance

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Jennifer Crusie has published 23 books.

The next book by Jennifer Crusie, Rocky Start, will be published in June 2024.

The first book by Jennifer Crusie, Manhunting, was published in October 1993.

Yes. Jennifer Crusie has 2 series.