BOOK REVIEW (& A Giveaway!) Crazy for You by Rachel Lacey

She’s taking a walk on HIS wild side!
CRAZY FOR YOU
A Risking It All Novel
Rachel Lacey
Length: 337 Pages
My Rating: 5 Stars
Releasing March 28, 2017
Publisher: Forever 
“Rachel Lacey is a sure-fire star.” — Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author
 
SHE’S TAKING A WALK ON HIS WILD SIDE
 
Emma Rush can’t remember a time when she didn’t have a thing for Ryan Blake. Haven’s
resident bad boy is just so freakin’ hot-with tattoos, a motorcycle, and enough rough-around-the-edges sexiness to melt all her self-control. Now that Emma’s over being a “good girl,” she needs a little help being naughty . . . and she knows just where to start.

 

Before Emma’s brother enlisted in the military, he made Ryan promise that he would
protect her from everything–including himself. When her brother doesn’t come home, Ryan needs to turn his screwed-up life around to honor his pledge. But he knows he’s still not the right kind of guy for someone as sweet as Emma. Only he can’t stop wanting to be with her. Wanting her. Falling in love with a good girl may be the craziest risk this bad boy can take . . . 


tastytoursreview
This was my first read by Rachel Lacey but I was hooked from page one.  This is the 2nd book in the Risking it All series (3rd if you count the novella “Rock With You”).  Even though this is a part of a series, it can be read as a standalone; I was able to follow the storyline perfectly, I just had moments where I wish I read the previous books so I could more about the group of friends.
This book follows the story of Emma Rush and Ryan Blake; Emma is your typical good girl who always does what is right and what is expected whereas Ryan is the bad boy who was always causing trouble as a teenager.  Ryan left Haven, North Carolina long ago – giving Emma plenty of time to get over her crush.  However, when he comes back after more than 10 years her crush hasn’t faded at all.  She decides she is tired of living her predictable life and wants to have fun and be bad.  Who better to help her out with that than former bad boy Ryan?
The characters in this book are so fun and realistic that while I was reading I just got sucked into the story line.  I thought I was a member of the group and I wanted to be a part of their fun.  The theme of the bad boy falling for the girl next door isn’t a new one, by any means, but the way the author wrote this story put a new spin on it.  Ryan isn’t really as bad as he seems and Emma adapts to the ‘bad’ life quite easily.  Their relationship isn’t smooth by any means and I had no doubt that the friends-with-benefits wasn’t going to work out for them; I just couldn’t figure out who would want more first.  I don’t want to spoil the ending so I won’t go too much into detail on that part.  The book was a very quick read; I read it all in a day (whether that was because of the length or the content I’m not sure).  If you have not previously read a book by this author, I believe this one would be a great one to start with.  I am eager to go read the previous part of this series so I can be all caught up by the time the next one releases later this year.
Rachel Lacey is a contemporary romance author and semi-reformed travel junkie. She’s been climbed by a monkey on a mountain in Japan, gone scuba diving on the Great Barrier
Reef, and camped out overnight in New York City for a chance to be an extra in a movie. These days, the majority of her adventures take place on the pages of the books she writes. She lives in warm and sunny North Carolina with her husband, son, and a variety of rescue pets.
 
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