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.
Cassie Mae is a new to me author and Crazy About Love is the first book I’ve had the pleasure to read by this wonderful author. To say I enjoyed this book would be spot on.
Crazy About Love is written from a dual first person point-of-view but it is done so in parts. Hence, part one one is Alec and part two is Theresa’s POVs. (I’ll come back to this in a bit.) The story does have an HEA, it can be read as a standalone, and is roughly 250 pages, give or take a few. I realized after I read this, that it is part of a series but you definitely don’t need to read the other books to enjoy this one.
The plot in Crazy About Love was different. I don’t mean vastly out of this world different, I just mean it was done differently. It was cute, it was extremely sweet, but it was also confusing at first. I will admit not really getting the first and second part deal to it and all through the first part I wasn’t exactly sure who our hero was going to end up with. As for the characters, I loved Alec and I loved Theresa, I did not like Rian. Rian is, however, part of the plot, a big part.
Now I don’t want to just leave it at that going, “I did not like this character! GAH!” because I didn’t. I think I would have enjoyed Rian more had the book itself been set up differently. I would have understood her part in the book more and she’d have been more likable to me. Instead of a part one and part two with each of the main characters having a part, I would have enjoyed it more had it been intermingled. I know I would have been less confused. I’m also pretty sure I would have caught more of the humor in the book.
As it was, I wanted to shake both Alec and Theresa. Thankfully, they figure it all out and the way it happens is adorable. I loved that bit.
I would recommend Crazy About Love in a heartbeat. I’ve rated it at a 4.5, just shy of a 5-star read or myself because of how the book is set up. I can say I look forward to more novels by Cassie Mae in the future.