Title: Crazy About Love
Author: Cassie Mae
Publication Date: June 14, 2016
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.
I requested this book from Netgalley when I saw it because I enjoyed Cassie Mae’s Doing It For Love Novel and also because the author is well recommended by some of my friends.
I like how the story started. It’s sort of sweet and funny and I have I hope for the book because of that. I like reading male’s POV in romance novels. There’s just something about it that appeals to me. So yeah, I was hooked with the way the novel was introduced.
The story was good. The conflict was good too. To be honest, it’s the kind of story that I usually go for. I really like Alec. His character was well written that you can sympathize with him even if you don’t walk the same path. I like Rian too. I’d probably like Theresa too but her character didn’t appeal that much to me.
Storywise, the novel was really good. However, the going back and forth into timelines and then switching POVs threw me off. I was okay with the first flashback. But after that, I lost interest with the continuous jumping between the timelines. I just want to move on to what actually happened after that introductory chapter. That’s probably why Theresa didn’t appeal to me that much. I felt like there really is not much of a conflict in the story and the author just went around it.
I still like Alec though. And Rian. I hope Rian gets ger own story.