Title: Crazy Maybe
Author: A.D. Justice
Release Date: December 1, 2012
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
SynopsisSometimes love isn’t enough. Sometimes it’s all you need. Andi Stone is a strong, smart and independent woman, but that wasn't always the case. Andi never knew what a “normal” life was like. Having been raised in foster care from the age of six after the death of her parents, Andi became emancipated at 16 after an especially horrible incident forced her into a psychiatric hospital.
Luke Woods, the family black sheep and street-brawler, is determined to be a successful professional boxer despite his family’s protests. He needs Andi’s help to get there. The wedge between him and his family over his past relationship issues and career choices is not easily overcome. Luke must learn to face his past mistakes and learn to trust again.
Fireworks and passions quickly ignite between Andi and Luke in the midst of the chaos that surrounds and threatens them. She never revealed the secrets and lies from her past, but when she publicly inherits her family fortune, the living, breathing past comes back to torment her and threatens all that she holds dear. Can their love for another survive the blows that their pasts continue to rain down on them?
I’m holding my breath, waiting for her to answer me. This girl has turned me upside down and inside out so many times in less than one day and I know I want to at least give this an honest try. Last night, when I thought she’d went home with another guy, I was out of my fucking mind with jealousy. Then when she saw me with the drunk nameless-girl, I wanted to crawl in a hole and never come out. For whatever reason, I know that hurt her.
Which is crazy, right? I mean we just met and I shouldn’t have even been concerned with what she thought or about hurting her with a one night stand. But it does matter, I am concerned and I don’t want to do anything to hurt her. So whatever this is between us, however far it goes, and where it takes us, I’ve decided to see it through to the end. The only thing I know for sure is that today is not the end.
So now I’m just waiting for her to confirm it. I’m still looking in her eyes and silently willing her to take a chance on me. Again. She lets out a small sigh and simply says, “OK.” But her tone is genuine and heartfelt, just like she is. I can’t stop the rush of feelings that suddenly engulf me.
I brush my lips against hers once, then twice, and on the third time, she responds and kisses me back. I still have her pinned against the wall and she feels so soft and sweet under me. I release her hands and she immediately wraps them around me, rubbing her hands slowly up and down my back. My hands move up and I pull the towel off her head then thread my fingers through her still wet hair. I tilt her head slightly to the side and slide my tongue across the middle of her lips, urging her to open up and let me in.
When she does, I can’t contain my growl of approval and our kiss becomes urgent and demanding. Her tongue is velvety soft and she drives me into a fucking frenzy with the way she caresses and sucks on my tongue. Her hands are on my chest now and her fingers are lightly tracing the striations of my muscles, heating me to my core with no more than her touch on my skin.
I’ve kissed countless women in my life, but in this moment, this is the first real kiss I’ve ever experienced. This is the first kiss, the only kiss. that has ever branded me and rocked my entire world. I am really getting worked up now and I know I need to back off. I want to spend time with her, getting to know her and give whatever this is between us a fighting chance. Reluctantly, I slow the pace until I can naturally pull away from her.
I’m With You – Avril Lavigne
Stupid Girls – Pink
Buttons – Pussycat Dolls
Beautiful With You – Halestorm
Familiar Taste of Poison – Halestorm
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
For My Sake – Shinedown
Just A Fool - Christina Aguilera & Blake Shelton
Umbrella – Rihanna
Indestructible – Disturbed
Gunpowder & Lead – Miranda Lambert
If Today Was Your Last Day - Nickelback
My Review: 4 stars
What a great book! I loved how the playlist is taken directly from the book, and how essential the music is to knowing what Andi is thinking and feeling. There are so many different element to this story it's difficult to even know where to begin. Andi is a strong, independent woman who know what she wants and what she doesn't. Luke is also strong, he has aspirations of being a boxer. He wants Andi, but she refuses to budge on her rules. So they are friends, because that's all Luke will say he wants with her, and she doesn't do one night stands or friends with benefits. Despite all that, they have a deep connection. They can feel when the other is in the room and read each other quite well. The characters are great and as the book progresses they get closer to each other and grow into a relationship. Then everything goes to hell in one night. The rest of the book is dealing with the fallout from that one night that wasn't thought out too well. The repercussions begin for everyone involved in every aspect of Andi's life. It also makes Luke realize how badly he screwed up and how much he needs and wants Andi in his life. He makes it his mission to get her to forgive him and take him back. There are a lot of twists and turns, a lot of those hold your breath moments where you're not sure what's coming next. The writing was great and the story line was as well. The character development throughout the book was great as well. They changed and grew with the story, and it was recognizable. My only disappointment was that for a book about two boxers, there wasn't a single fight. Well, ok, there was fighting, just not in the ring. A.D. Justice has done a great job with this book.
About the AuthorA.D. Justice has been married for 25 years and has two wonderful sons in college. She is also an avid reader of romance novels and, to her amazement, a self-published author. A.D. enjoys reading many different types of romance books - including drama and suspense, crime and mystery, NA and YA, and contemporary and erotica.
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1 winner - US winner will get a signed paperback of Crazy Maybe or an international winner will get $10 Amazon gift card