Strange Bedpersons

Tess loves Nick but he’s too conservative to keep her interested… until she decides to loosen him up a little.

Tess Newhart knows her ex-boyfriend Nick Jamieson isn’t the right guy for her. He’s caviar and champagne; she’s take-out Chinese pot stickers. He’s an uptight Republican lawyer; she was raised in a commune. He wants to get ahead in business; she just wants…him. But there’s no way Tess will play second fiddle to his job.

Yet somehow she finds herself agreeing to play his fiancée on a weekend business trip that could make or break Nick’s career. And while he’s trying to convince Tess that he needs her in his respectable world, Tess is doing her best to keep her opinions to herself and her hands off Nick.

Tess loves Nick but he’s too conservative to keep her interested… until she decides to loosen him up a little.

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“You can’t just jump into debauchery one night and expect to get the hang of it by morning. It takes years.”

Strange Bedpersons by Jenny Crusie

Book Notes from Jenny

On writing: This started out as a rewrite of a book I loved called The Cinderella Deal. Eventually it took on a life of its own and became a different book entirely. I later rewrote The Cinderella Deal for Bantam, and some people have noticed similarities–the heroines just have the same penchant for thrift store clothes, and the heroes are neat-freak professionals–but they’re really different books because the plots, settings, and themes are so different. Although, now that I come to think of it, the heroines do have the same cat.

On animals: My black cat, Liz, is Angela. I can’t tell you much about her because she rarely has much to do with me unless food is involved. She does like to sneak into my bedroom after I’ve gone to sleep and stretch out on my bedside table, scaring me into fits when I wake up in the middle of the night to see two glowing green eyes next to my alarm clock. She also has an enormous butt which sways majestically when she goes down stairs.

On character: Nick and Tess show up again in What The Lady Wants when Mae needs the best lawyer in town.

Praise and Reviews

“Ms. Crusie has written a funny, sexy tale about two strong, loving, but completely opposite characters… Strange Bedpersons should not be missed.” ~Paperback Forum

“With a flair for intriguing characterization, Jennifer Crusie dishes up a delightful and charming feast for the senses that will keep your fingers turning the pages…” ~Romantic Times