I’ve read a lot of very good but very intense books recently. Somehow, I ended up with a string of books where bad things (sometimes very, very bad things) happen to kids.
I needed a break. My daughter was back in school, I had a quiet day. I looked through my (virtual) stack on my Nook, and saw this book, just waiting there for me. Aahhhhhh, perfect.
From the Harlequin web site (click for excerpt):
Chloe Turner thought she was going to marry the perfect man—until her fiancé’s plane crashed. And then she got the really bad news: he’d tried to fake his own death to avoid marrying her. Now America’s most famous bridezilla (a tag she most definitely does not deserve), Chloe escapes to a remote island to avoid the paparazzi. And right next door is a man who just might be the cure for Chloe’s heartache….
A magnet for wild, complicated women, Max Sullivan is relieved to have finally found someone “normal.” Chloe is his girl-next-door fantasy come to life, and best of all, she gets him. With her, he can be himself, a treasure-hunting millionaire who desperately wants out of his sexy but reckless job. But when Chloe’s notoriety catches up with them, will their torrid romance make it to the mainland?
Sometimes a book is exactly what it is, no more, no less.
This was one of those books. It was what I wanted, maybe even needed– a wonderful piece of fluff.
The main characters were quirky, with creative scenarios for each of them (Chloe’s situation is pretty well outlined in the summary above, but Max has a little problem not mentioned there, and Chloe’s the one to call him on it). The secondary characters were also fun– I wish Elliot the scientist had a book of his own. The plot was entertaining, the sex scenes were hot. There are friendships and betrayals, but the book stays light and entertaining throughout.
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I received an electronic copy of Crazy for Love from Harlequin for review. Thank you Harlequin!