Friday, April 20, 2012

Early Review of Crazy On You (Lovett, Texas, #2) by Rachel Gibson (Novella/ eBook only)

  • Title: Crazy On You
  • Classification: Adult Fiction
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
  • Format: eBook; File Size: 287 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse (May 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ASIN: B007MB55UA

     He lowered his face and her breath rushed out.
     "What are you doing?" She murmured as his warm mouth skimmed her jaw. "I don't think this is a good idea."
     "Then don't think." His warm breath spread across her skin. "I know I have a hard time thinking when I'm near you." He kissed her just beneath her ear.
     "Don't say that."
     "You don't know me."

     "Let's change that."

Lily Darlington has finally gotten her life on track. She's living down the 'Crazy' reputation she'd gained when she'd driven her car into her ex-husbands house and was starting to earn some respect. She'd done a 180 and was turning her life around. She's now the owner of a spa, owns her own home, and has a loving son for whom she'd do anything. Things are finally starting to go her way. The only thing she's missing is a man, not that she's necessarily looking. She's been there, done that, and didn't like the ending. Contrary to what Disney would have us believe, life doesn't always have a 'and they lived happily ever after' fairy tale ending. Sometimes in life, however, it's when you're least expecting it, that you get what you need...

Tucker Matthews just got out of the military and is now working as a deputy for Potter County. He's young, but didn't have an easy life. He's more mature than his years, and when he sees what he wants, he goes after it. Never really having had a family life of his own, he's looking to settle down and set roots. He sees something special in Lily that makes him think he may just have found that special someone to make a home with. Now he just needs to convince her.

This was a fun and lighthearted novella that put a smile on my face. I loved how Lily hesitated to have a relationship with Tucker because she didn't want to be the talk of the town. She'd already walked in those shoes and didn't want her son to bear the brunt of anything she did. Let's face it who'd want their mama being known as Crazy Lily Darlington? When you're a single mom, dating doesn't just affect you and the other person in the relationship. You need to take into account how your children will be affected too.

Tucker is a no nonsense type of guy. He tells it to you straight and let the cards fall where they may. He is extremely attracted to Lily and lets her know it right from the start. He's wearing his heart on his sleeve and hoping Lily is the woman he thinks she is, and that she'll take a chance on a crazy little thing called love.

Where does the novella get its name? I believe it's from this passage:
"I don't care what people say." He pressed a quick kiss to her lips. "Just as long as I get to go crazy on you."

Overall, this one gets a 4 out of 5 roses. I wish it could have been longer and the romance could have gone a little slower, but it can't be helped when you're dealing with a novella. I felt this is a good way to get a sample of Ms. Gibson's style of writing. It's the first book I've read by her, but it won't be my last. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, it earned a STEAM rating--too hot for a fan, but you still have a handle on things. You should use extreme caution when reading a book with this rating in public. People may inquire as to why you looked flustered and flushed.

FYI, this short story ties in with Ms. Gibson's 'Daisy's Back in Town' novel. Lily is Daisy's sister. The series will continue on with Gibson's next book, 'Rescue Me' which will also be based in Lovett, Texas (hence the series name). 'Rescue Me' comes out on May 29th and will be a full length book and will feature Sadie Hollowell. 

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