The story is fun and moves quickly, with great romance and intrigue. It took me a while to realize there were no cell phones or other modern conveniences. I really enjoyed the hero and heroine alike, but found the "bet" a bit unbelievable **spoiler alert**... who would choose to live in squalor for a year for a $10,000 payout? But even this was a great sub-plot to the story since I love the Chick-Lit genre and most of the time the stories are a little far-fetched. But, that's why I like them--I live in reality, I don't necessarily want to read about it:).
I highly recommend this book (as I would anything and everything by Crusie). The price is a bit high for a fifteen year old novel, but so entertaining that it is worth the cost. Happy Reading!
**Disclaimer: I am not a professional literary reviewer. I do not know this author and I am not being paid or otherwise compensated for this review. The opinions stated here are mine alone.