March 16th, 2010

Must Read Books: WILD RIDE by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer

My favorite author on the planet, Jennifer Crusie, has a new book out with sometime-writing partner Bob Mayer. If you have never read any of her books, run don't walk to get one--they are funny, clever, and full of heart. And her two previous books with Bob are a triumph. Bob is a former Green Beret with over 30 published books on his own, and the combination of his macho characters and her quirky characters is a marriage made in reading heaven. Their last book together, AGNES AND THE HITMAN, made me laugh so hard I thought I was going to have to invest in new underwear.

Their new book, out today, is called WILD RIDE, and it is their first paranormal (her books would normally be called humorous romance, probably and his are adventure). And it ROCKS!!

My favorite lines so far:
"I'm drowning my sorrows," Mab said, enunciating clearly.
"How's that going?"
"Not too well." She gazed at the empty cups sadly. "The little suckers are buoyant as all hell.""

You can go to Amazon to check out more about the book

But take my word for it: you want to read this one. Seriously, you owe it to yourself. It's like chocolate for the brain. Hummy, smily, happiness-making.

But don't take my word for it--check out these reviews (from the Crusie/Mayer website):

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.

Reviews for Wild Ride:

“A fun, quick-paced read with engaging characters, a clever story line that never seems ridiculous, and laugh-out-loud moments. ” --Library Journal

The dynamite team of Crusie and Mayer make a most welcome return, this time putting their own touches on the urban fantasy genre with a hilarious demonic adventure... Sarcastic wit and offbeat humor are Crusie–Mayer staples, and they get even nuttier when supernatural shenanigans are added. This is one ride you won't want to end! --Romantic Times

"“Wild Ride” is as wacky and wonderful as a Frank Capra movie, if Capra had dropped acid and dreamed up a demon-infested Potterville crawling with evil minion teddy bears. The story is both warmly, weirdly familiar and totally original, infused with Crusie's and Mayer’s strong, uniquely recognizable voices yet unlike any of their other books." --Romance B(u)y The Book

I'm not kidding, people--you want to check out this book!!!!