Thursday, 2 June 2016

Review: Crazy About Love by Cassie Mae

Single again on Valentine’s Day, struggling actor Alec Tucker agrees to help out his longtime friend—and unrequited love—Theresa Jones by filling in as one of the bachelors for her company’s charity auction. Alec figures it couldn’t hurt to meet someone new. Still, working with Theresa reminds him of all the reasons he never got over her. So it feels a little bittersweet when, out of nowhere, a beautiful young street artist buys a date with him for a whopping four grand.

Little does he know, Theresa’s had a major change of heart. She’s crushed when someone else wins a date with Alec—but she isn’t going down without a fight. After a pep talk from her best friend, Theresa makes a desperate move that goes against her better judgment . . . and things only get crazier from there. But with Alec ready to move on and Theresa afraid she’s pushed him away for good, maybe a little crazy is exactly what they need—before they both miss their shot.

Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Expected publication: June 14th 2016 by Loveswept 
Series: All About Love #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Kristine's Thoughts:

** I received an advanced readers copy from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

Crazy About Love is the third book in the All About Love series but can be read as a stand alone. I did have the opportunity to read the first two books and needless to say, I was excited to finally know Alec and Theresa's story. Unrequited love and friends to lovers always make for good reading.

The first half of this book was told from Alec's point of view, jumping between past and present. The second half of the book was Theresa's point of view, again jumping between past and present. Let me start off by saying that I love alternating points of view and stories that go back to help tell the story. Unfortunately I did not like it so much in this book. Because it told all of Alec's point of view first and then Theresa's, the reader had to sit through the present story twice. It wouldn't have been so bad except the present story was nowhere near as good as the past leading up to it. It would have worked so much better if the point of view alternated between chapters. I wouldn't have felt like I was re-reading the same story. Also, I found the Alec/Rian parts more than a little boring. The past story was definitely the highlight in this book for me.

As far as the characters went, I liked both Alec and Theresa although they weren't perfect. Alec was sweet and kind and generous and loyal and perhaps just slightly too perfect in a good guy kind of way. There were no dark edges or bad boy bits to him at all. Theresa was funny and loyal, confused and slightly messed up but it worked in the friendship that the two of them had.

Over all, this book delivered exactly what it intended. A fluffy and entertaining romance with some comical relief and a whole lot of sexual tension. All of the original characters from this series have now had their story so I'm not sure what will come next. Perhaps Rian will have her say? I'll be keeping an eye out for that.


About the Author
Cassie Mae is the author of a few hundred… okay, maybe not that many… books. Some of which became popular for their quirky titles, characters, and stories. She likes writing about nerds, geeks, the awkward, the fluffy, the short, the shy, the loud, the fun.

Since publishing her bestselling debut, Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend, she has published and sold books to Random House, Swoon Romance, and is the founder of CookieLynn Publishing Services. She is represented by Sharon Pelletier at Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. She has a favorite of all her book babies, but no, she won’t tell you what it is. (Mainly because it changes depending on the day.)

Along with writing, Cassie likes to binge watch Once Upon A Time and The Flash. She can quote Harry Potter lines quick as a whip. And she likes kissing her hubby, but only if his facial hair is trimmed. She also likes cheesecake to a very obsessive degree.  

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