Crazy Over You by Daisy Prescott
Series: Love with Altitude #2
Publication Date: March 28, 2016
Publisher: Daisy Prescott
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy
My savior isn’t prince charming.
I’m not that lucky.
He’s my worst nightmare.
He’s my one-night stand from two years ago.
And he doesn’t remember me.
What happens on vacation doesn’t always stay on vacation. Especially in a place like Aspen. I moved to the mountains for my dream job. I never expected to run into the man of my dreams. Again.
I never thought I’d see her again.
My Cinderella didn’t leave me a shoe to find her.
Not that I’d need random footwear to recognize her.
Her kiss is something I’ll never forget.
Work hard. Play hard. I’m paid to be a nice guy on the slopes, but what I do in my off time isn’t always about making good choices. That’s the fun of living in a ski town. I stay while the women come and go.
Crazy Over You is a standalone romantic comedy and the second book in the Love with Altitude series. Check out my review of the first book in the series, Next to You, here.
Crazy Over You is the story of Mara and Jesse. Two years ago, they met while Mara was on vacation and shared an unbelievable kiss. So unbelievable Mara is still thinking about it two years later, along with the fact she can’t really remember what happened that one drunken night. When she moves to the Aspen area for a job, she unexpectedly runs into her kissing soulmate and disastrous one night stand from two years ago, Jesse. There’s just one problem. They both think the other one doesn’t remember the night they first met. Hilarity ensues when they both try to get the other one to confess the truth about that night.
I was laughing out loud while reading this. Mara was hilarious. At some points I felt like I was reading about myself. I would say out loud, ‘oh my gosh, she’s me!’ We’re the same age, wear a similar size, both unmarried singles who moved to a new place where we knew no one. Granted she’s already settled in her career, and I’m definitely not, but I felt a sort of kinship with her. Mara is tired of living the same ‘ol boring life. Her move to Snowmass Village is the first step in what she hopes is an exciting new direction. Her life takes a definite turn toward not boring, when she runs into Jesse, her disastrous one night stand from two years ago.
Jesse is just… wonderful. He’s a local guy who works as part of the ski patrol team. He has an adorable dog, Fern, and he just stole my heart. He is pretty much the definition of a good guy. Nice, respectful, responsible. A lot of times those things can make someone boring. But Jesse is anything but boring. I loved how open he was with Mara. He totally wore his heart on his sleeve, and it was so refreshing. I’m not super keen on alpha-males, which I feel dominate the majority of romance novels. Jesse has confidence without arrogance. He’s assertive without being dominating. He doesn’t shy away from showing, and telling, Mara how he feels; whether it’s about his dog, his brothers, or Mara herself. He goes after what he wants in life, but doesn’t control others to get what he wants.
“I brought you here, because you’re important to me. I want you to know me. All of me. My history, my dreams.”
My only complaint, if it can be categorized as such, is that I wanted more. We have these fantastic characters, and I wanted to know more about them. We learn a little about Jesse’s brothers, but we don’t learn much about Mara’s family. I wanted to know more about how these characters came to be who they are today.
On a positive note, this book doesn’t have any of the over-the-top drama that new adult novels tend to have. No major miscommunications (with the exception of one thing, which isn’t really a miscommunication, more a misremembering) to tear them apart, causing agony for both characters. None of that nonsense.
This book was just what I needed. I’ve been in a bit of a book slump. Nothing has sounded good or whatever I did start, I just couldn’t get into. I can always count on a Daisy Prescott novel to bring me through a slump.
If you’re looking for a heartwarming, laugh out loud, drama free new adult novel that is a perfect weekend read, I highly recommend Crazy Over You. You’ll fall in love with Jesse, Mara, and the beautiful village of Snowmass.
I received an eARC from the author and Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review.
Meet the Author: Daisy Prescott
USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies with heart.
Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. Her Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall. Look for her new Rom Com series, Love with Altitude, in 2017.
Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband, their rescue dog, and an indeterminate number of imaginary house goats. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.
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