Posted May 5, 2012 by Nereyda in 4.5 stars, Book Review, Crazy On You, Novella, Rachel Gibson / 0 Comments
By Rachel Gibson
Release Date: 05/01/12
80 pages approximately (seemed longer than this)
Book Description from Amazon:
Return to Lovett, Texas, the setting of Daisy’s Back in Town, in this smart and sexy new story from Rachel Gibson, the New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Me and the Seattle Chinooks books.
Lily Darlington’s been called crazy in her day—and, yeah, driving her car into her ex-husband’s living room probably wasn’t the smartest move ever made—but the louse deserved it. Now Lily is happily single, and she’s turned it all around. She knows she’s a good mom, a homeowner, and a businesswoman, all wrapped up in one good-looking package.
A package that police officer Tucker Matthews is dying to unwrap. This ex-military man sure doesn’t need another woman in his life. His last girlfriend left him with nothing but memories and a cat named Pinky! But living next door to Lily has been driving him nuts. He dreams about her long blonde hair and even longer legs. And maybe it’s time to go a little crazy . . . and fall in love.
***Copy provided by Avon Impulse for review***
Rachel Gibson is one of my ABSOLUTE favorite authors and the main reason why my blog isn’t YA only. When I first started to get into reading again 5 years ago, the first book I read was Rachel Gibson’s Truly, Madly Yours. From then on, I knew that Rachel would be on my MUST-read list and I rediscovered my love for books. To this day, Truly, Madly Yours is still my favorite book of all time. I’ve read it 7 times so far and it seems like it gets better each time!
I’m always hounding Amazon and Goodreads to see what books she has coming out next. I was ecstatic when I found out that Rachel was going to release an e-book novella and re-vist Lily, one of the memorable character’s in one of her older books-Daisy’s Back In Town. Who could forget Lily Darlington who was a little unstable and ran her car into her ex (that rat bastard!) Ronnie’s living room. Years later, Lily is not so crazy anymore. She is a single mother, raising her 10-year old son Pippen and she has her own successful spa company. But no matter how much she has changed, people in Lovett can’t seem to forget or stop talking about Lily and her wild past.
On her way home, Lily ends up being pulled over by deputy Tucker Matthews for speeding. Tucker is immediately drawn to Lily, her sharp and witty attitude and her curvy body. Turns out Tucker is also Lily’s new neighbor. When Tucker and her son start bonding over basketball, Tucker is more attracted to Lily once he realizes how much she loves her son, which is a big deal to someone like him who was raised in the foster care system. He makes it clear to Lily that he is attracted to her, and when it comes to him, Lily can’t seem to keep her distance. After some hot and steamy hookups, Tucker makes it clear to Lily that he wants a real relationship. But Lily is scared and wants to keep their relationship a secret. Will she be able to trust her heart and let herself fall crazy in love with Tucker?
Rachel Gibson writes romance books like no other! I would honestly read anything that she writes. Which each new book that comes out, Rachel’s writing gets a little more hot and bolder which I have no problem with. Even though I have read every single book by her, every story is unique and special and never repetitive. I also LOVE that she somehow finds a way to weave her old and new characters together. In this story, we briefly meet Sadie Hollowell, who is the lead in her next full-length novel-Rescue Me-and Vince Haven, who was Autumn’s brother in Any Man of Mine. I can’t wait to read more about them in Rescue Me and I hope that she keeps writing more novellas. Crazy On You is a short but HOT novella, definitely left me craving for more!
4.5 out of 5 sparkly stars!
Some of my favorite non-spoiler quotes from Crazy On You:
-Holy Jesus. He was having crazy sex dreams and lusting after a crazy woman. A woman who’d possibly tried to kill her ex by running her car into his house and had almost been locked up on a 5150 hold. That piece of info should be enough to shrivel his nuts, but it didn’t.
-His hands slid to her back, his fingers brushing her bare skin above her tank top. This had to stop, but she didn’t want it to. Not now. Now she wanted more. This was crazy. She was crazy. As crazy as everyone said. Crazy Lily lusting after her neighbor and she didn’t seem to care. He’d ignited something in her she hadn’t felt in a long time. Crazy, consuming lust.
-She took a deep breath and let it out, checking herself. She felt okay. Still not feeling crazy. Okay, maybe a tiny bit, but not enough to drive her car through someone’s house crazy. That was crazy. Destructive crazy, and she wasn’t that Lily anymore.
Rachel Gibson is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of fast-paced contemporary romance novels. Publisher’s Weekly proclaims Rachel’s “clever, snappy dialog amuses at every turn” and “With humor and eloquent prose, Gibson brings substance and depth . . . to modern day romance.”
Four of her novels were named among the Top Ten Favorite Books of The Year by Romance Writers of America. Two of her novels, True Confessions and Not Another Bad Date, were awarded the RITA, Romance Writers of America’s highest honor of excellence. Some of Rachel’s other awards and achievements include The Golden Heart Award, the National Reader’s Choice, Amazon Editor’s Top Pick, Publisher Weekly’s Quill nominee and Borders bestselling romantic comedy.
When not writing, Rachel can be found boating on Payette Lake with Mr. Gibson or shopping for shoes.
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Nereyda is a 29 year-old mother of two girls with addiction to Friends, fashion, books, Pinterest, Netflix, the color black and a little bit of everything else.
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