By Stacey Lynn
Release Date: November 26, 2019
Book #4 in the Crazy Love series
Number of pages: 206
Source: ARC from Net Galley
Contemporary Romance M/F
Read 11/22/19 to 11/23/19
Fresh out of a long-term relationship, Willow Parks is working two jobs and caring for her mother, whose husband left her with nothing but a pile of bills. That’s why Willow made a vow: no men until she figures out her own life.
But while she may not need a man, she could use a break. And a weekend away at a California beach to clear her head? That’s appealing. Even if the offer comes from Trey Collins, the irresistible tech-mogul millionaire who visits her coffee shop every morning like clockwork—and needs a date for his best friend’s wedding. With an adorable, occasional stutter, he refuses to take no for an answer.
Once the weekend begins, Trey is intent on proving how good they can be together. Willow’s even feeling tempted to break her vow—until reality rudely interrupts her well-deserved getaway. There’s no way she and Trey have a future, not with the colossal amount of baggage Willow has to offer.
But Trey is used to getting what he wants. He just has his work cut out for him convincing her that they want the same thing.
Oh man, my heart breaks for Willow through this whole story. That woman has the weight of the world on her shoulders. So much so that she doesn’t know how to trust when people are sincere in offering her help. Trey isn’t the nicest guy on the planet and wants to climb Willow’s walls to help her break them down, but she doesn’t believe she would be what a guy such as him would want or want to help.
Of course, as with the other books in this series, Trey and Willow have great chemistry. Thankfully, Willow eventually gives into that chemistry. In fact, the build up to the pair connecting is very sweet and sexy I loved those “almost” scenes.
Willow sometimes confuses me with they way she’ll push Trey away, but seem upset that he actually went away. On an intellectual level, I understand where she’s coming from because of her past issues. But, because I love Trey to pieces, I would get upset with Willow. Fortunately for her, Trey seems to understand to a certain extent and doesn’t let her push him away.
Trust me, it is worth the minute or two it will take for you to read the dedication in this book. It is really touching. I’m glad the author found a way to turn tragedy into something that may help others. While I love the romance aspect of this story, the story of Willow’s family really touched me. I got mad at her mom, hated her dad, and didn’t understand either of them. I rooted for Willow and appreciated that she struggled with how to deal with all of her issues because that is much more realistic than her being confident and sure she’s doing the right thing when it comes to her parents.
Once again, Stacey Lynn hits a home run and kept me riveted to my Kindle.
**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own and given freely. **