Love Me Crazy My Rating:
Fun and Sexy
Published by: Bloomsbury Spark on September 27th 2016
Genres: Adult, Cliffhanger Free, Contemporary, HEA, Romance
Disclosure: I was invited by the publisher to read this title in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. I received no monetary compensation, and all comments are subjective and mine alone.
Cassidy Beck is focused on one thing, and one thing only: planning the Southern wedding of the century in Lucas Hill, South Carolina. Fresh from a tragic breakup, Cassidy’s not in the mood for any distractions. But when antebellum hottie Quinn Covington arrives in all his sexy, tattooed glory, he might prove to be the biggest distraction of them all.
MIA ever since his father’s death, Quinn doesn’t plan to stay any longer than it takes to start his dad’s vintage truck. But the sight of Cassidy trying to fend off his family’s pet turkey sends him for a loop. Red-haired and fierce, she’s just as broken as he is. But even though Cassidy’s past makes her the only one able to understand Quinn’s own scars, they also make her wary. After all, how can she trust him with her heart when everyone else she’s ever given it to has thrown it away?
Sexy, heart-wrenching, and full of Southern charm, this new contemporary romance from Camden Leigh shows just what happens when two people who are perfectly broken end up piecing each other back together.
Love Me Crazy is the first book I’ve read by Camden Leigh and I was pleasantly surprised. It was a short, sexy read, full of angst and southern charm.
First line: “Five years ago, if you’d asked me what I’d be doing today, sitting in a red piece-of-crap car surrounded by the dead, heavy heat of summer on the driveway of a stereotypical plantation—yes, think pristine white siding, wide porches, and an avenue of geriatric trees during an afternoon thunderstorm—would be my last guess.”
Cassidy and Quinn—the two main characters—are likable and relatable. They are both strong, independent characters who are trying to make their way in life without using their familys’ famous names. But, as with most romances, they each have a ton of baggage that tends to get in the way of their red-hot chemistry and I got a little whiplashed from the back and forth between the two of them. But, for the most part, both characters were written well and I really liked the dual POV the author gave us.
Secondary characters were a little light for me, but I loved Mrs. Covington. She’s both Cassidy’s boss and Quinn’s mother. She’s also a horrible, horrible person, which is precisely the reason she is such a great character.
“Kind of?” Boss Lady [Mrs. Covington] snaps. Her voice crescendos into an earsplitting glass-cracking pitch. “Be sure,” she corrects. “There is no ‘kind of’ in this business. We’re here to know. Know factually or don’t speak.”
Yeah. I’ve had a boss or two that weren’t exactly peaches to work for, but Mrs. Covington made me grateful for them.
Mechanics were a little rough in spots. There was a lot of missing punctuation, specifically quotation marks. I’m assuming there will be another pass with an editor before the final version is released. My copy is an ARC, so the errors didn’t bother me too much. Other than the grammatical and punctuation errors, the writing was easy to read. The style and voice were very relaxed and easy to slip into. I really enjoyed the author’s descriptions.
Best word: Sycophant
Bottom line: I enjoyed Leigh’s Love Me Crazy. It’s a perfect beach read. Or, if you’re looking for a book to keep you company on a rainy day, the steamy romance will definitely keep you warm. It’s always fun to find new authors to add to my TBR list (because it’s not long enough already) and Leigh is an author I would read again.