Crazy Thing Called Love

Crazy Thing Called LoveMadelyn Cornish has moved on with her life leaving the man she loved who had broken her heart. Now he is back in her life and her feelings are in danger of falling back in love.

Billy Wilkins had ruined the one good thing going on in his life. He will take his second chance because even though fourteen years have past he still loves her.

Crazy Thing Called Love is the third book from the series Crooked Creek Ranch by Molly O’Keefe. This is the first book I have read from the author. I started the book and was intrigued but then I lost interest with the hockey which is a good portion of it at least in the beginning. I am not saying the book wasn’t good because it was, but it was a slow read. Then you get halfway through the book and the characters are more developed, there is more going on and you are getting a better picture of what their lives were like. You feel for Billy as he is trying to get his life together and you feel for Maddy but in the back of my mind I am thinking that she needs to let go of the past and start anew.

I liked the addition of the niece and nephew which brought Billy and Maddy together and a look at what their pasts were like back then.

I think I would be interested in reading more from Molly O’Keefe. Maybe try another one of her series to find out what they are like.

When Beauty Tamed the Beast

When Beauty Tamed the BeastMiss Linnet Berry Thrynne is in the middle of a scandal that is not her fault or even true. Her family’s plan is to wed her to an Earl who can’t have children. Linnet will go to Piers and immediately know why he is called a beast but Linnet wants the challenge.

Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant detest all things about his father and that would include his fathers choice in brides, but with one look at Linnet he feels a lust pulling him. Piers though has no time for woman or a wife and will do his best to push her away from his castle.

Going forward with the second book of Eloisa James’s Happily Ever After series I found myself loving When Beauty Tamed the Beast. With a title like this it is obviously from Beauty and the Beast and I thought James does a good job keeping those key elements into her story. Now Piers is not really a beast and Linnet does not burst into song like in the Disney version but she is a great beauty and Piers has a fierce temper. I liked that she put these two characters at odds throughout most of the story even as they were passionate with each other. It was never dull with their banter back and forth. I was happy to read as well that Linnet was not a wallflower and had a backbone when dealing with Piers. Now when it came to happy endings James throws in wrench and puts the breaks on for these two characters. She gives Linnet and Piers a new challenge which to overcome and once that happens happiness is in store for them.

The Duke is Mine is the next installment of the Happily Ever After series.