Bet Me Zaftig, cautious Min loses her bearings when she meets gorgeous playboy Cal -- who approaches only because of a bet with his Neanderthal buds. Source… Bet Me Zaftig, cautious Min loses her bearings when she meets gorgeous playboy Cal -- who approaches only because of a bet with his Neanderthal buds. Source… 2004-02-10 Fiction
Review

Bet Me (2004)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Feb 10, 2004; Writer: Jennifer Crusie; Genre: Fiction

Zaftig, cautious Min loses her bearings when she meets gorgeous playboy Cal -- who approaches only because of a bet with his Neanderthal buds. Source of Angst Cal has trouble stamped on his rock-hard abs, plus Min's nattering mother won't let her eat Krispy Kremes. Celeb Cameo None, but Min's sexy, painstakingly described shoes are red-carpet worthy. Lowdown Predictable and heavy on the psychobabble (one character is a self-help guru), the tale is saved by Min's earthy realness.

Originally posted Feb 20, 2004 Published in issue #752 Feb 20, 2004 Order article reprints