Finally: A Personal Ad Contest

Just when you thought we’d forgotten that we have a semi-regular contest on Fridays, here comes another one! ‘Cause we like to keep you on your toes. And also, Candy has a mind like a steel sieve and completely forgot it was her turn last week to come with one. Ha. Anyway, the usual rules apply:

First person to correctly guess Heroine’s Name + Title of Book + Author will be the recipient of a Smart Bitch Title, Guaranteed Made of 100% Awesome. And unlike all the other pansy-ass title-makers out there, we ensure ours are made from 100% Child Sweatshop Labor. Because hey, 6-year-olds need to work, too, and who are we to deny the forces of the free market?

This one’s an easy one, too.


Divorced white female, going through a bit of a mid-life crisis, seeks perky dog and nothing else. I’m certainly not looking for a dog that’s about as perky as the Hindenburg after it crashed. And I’m definitely, definitely not looking for a romantic entanglement with an ER doctor living on the floor below me. You know—the really, really hot one. The one who loves old movies and Mystery Science Theater 3000. The one who’s 10 years younger than me. Yeah, that one. I really don’t need to be involved with him. Not even remotely.

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  1. 1
    MaryKate says:

    OMG! I know this one! It’s Jennifer Cruisie’s “Anyone But You” and her name is Nina Askew and his name is Alex Moore.

    I can’t believe I knew one!

  2. 2
    PC Cast says:

    Oh man!  I can’t believe I know one of these!  It’s Nina Askew and Alex Moore from Jennifer Cruise’s ANYONE BUT YOU.  I can’t remember the basset’s name, though, but I liked him.  Not as much as I lurved the younger hunky man, though.  It wouldn’t have taken me as long as it took Nina to jump him.  Ur, I mean in Fiction Land.  *cough cough*

  3. 3
    Candy says:

    Dude! PC! MaryKate beat you by mere minutes.

    Congrats, MaryKate. You will be our latest inductee into our Smart Bitch Aristocracy. Yay!

  4. 4
    PC Cast says:

    That’s what I get for being a bad speller.  I was looking up how to spell fucking basset.  Not the fucking part.

    Congrats MaryKate!

  5. 5
    MaryKate says:

    Thanks PC – It was Fred, BTW. I just bought the audio of this one recently, and listened to it on the way home from Raleigh to DC, so I had instant recall. But since I generally not only can’t decipher the personal ad, and haven’t heard of the book, I’ll take it!

    Woohoo!

  6. 6
    PC Cast says:

    MaryKate – I listened to the audio, too!  Excellent reader.

  7. 7
    MaryKate says:

    I’m with you on the Alex thing. I spent most of the drive wanting to smack the shit outta Nina for not jumping him sooner. No way would it have taken me that long either!

  8. 8
    PC Cast says:

    Me too.  I was screaming at the CD, “Bitch please!  Get over yourself and boff the shit outta him!”  Although the sexual tension was pretty damn good.

  9. 9
    sleeky says:

    Damn, even I knew that one. But I already have my title

  10. 10
    dl says:

    OK, I’ll inflate your ego…didn’t know that one.  Congrats!

  11. 11
    Katie Ann says:

    Ooh neat, I was reading the ad thinking that that sounded interesting, and it turns out it’s on my TBR shelf already.

  12. 12
    readergrl27 says:

    The Basset is Fred and she’s Nina Askew and he’s Alex Moore and it’s by Jennifer Crusie “Anyone But You”
    I’m excited! I actually knew this one!

  13. 13
    Madd says:

    I swear to goodness that if Nina had mentioned her 40 year old body one more time in that damned book I was going to have to crawl inside Jennifer Cruises’ head and beat the living hell out of her! As it was I wanted to strangle her ass with that incredibra!

  14. 14
    Liz says:

    I fell of my seat on a train laughing at this book.  My favourite line …

    Great bra.  Take it off.

  15. 15
    Liz says:

    Er …  fell “off”…

  16. 16
    Bron says:

    Damn. The first one I’ve ever known of these and I didn’t see it for hours.

    That’ll teach me for going and having a life away from the computer.

  17. 17
    DS says:

    The 40 year old body might have been a “you had to be there” thing.  When I read the book I was about 45 and coming out of a long relationship and I SO enjoyed reading about someone else’s insecurities.  Even the “is my pubic hair thinning” issue.

  18. 18
    annie says:

    This is the first time I can name the character. I just returned this book to the library!

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    Even my-daughter-who-scoffs-at-romance liked this book a lot. We had a basset hound named Spot who smelled just like Fred.

  20. 20

    Great book, and well worth a SB title!  Well done, MaryKate!

    Sincerely,

    Twitterpants

  21. 21
    Amy E says:

    DAMMIT—one I knew!  Argh! 

    Er.  I mean, congrats to the winner.  Dammit.

  22. 22
    Cat Marster says:

    Dammit, the first time I damn well knew one and I found it days late.

    Why isn’t MY doctor like Alex?

    (oh, and just for shits’n’giggles, the word verification is ‘appear22’.  Just like the hero!)

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