Thursday, May 15, 2014

{Blog Tour + Review + Giveway} Make Me Crazy (Loco, Texas #1) by Codi Gary

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Title: Make Me Crazy (Loco, Texas #1)
Author: Codi Gary
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: December 2, 2013
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.

~ Synopsis ~

Miranda “Rand” Coleman has seen the way love can wreck a person and wants absolutely no part of it. When her granddaddy dies suddenly, he leaves a clause in his will that has her married in three months or she loses her inheritance. Unwilling to give up the Double C Ranch, she starts to set her eyes towards the eligible men in town, with little luck in finding a man she can stand for a minute let alone a year. Until she sets eyes on the new veterinarian and enlists the help of her womanizing best friend, Jake, to help.
Jake Hansen is a single guy who likes his women pretty and uncomplicated, with no plans to settle down anytime soon. When he decides to help Rand hook her man, he has no idea the effect watching Rand change would have on him. Especially when she starts letting her gorgeous brown hair down and showing off a body he didn’t even know she had. Before too long, Jake isn’t just lusting after his best friend, he’s feeling downright possessive. But when it comes down to the wire, will he get over his issues and step up to the alter…or lose the only woman he was ever meant to love?

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{Details} ebook. Published December 3rd 2013 by Books With Benefits Press (first published December 2nd 2013). Source: ebook provided in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Codi Gary, Books with Benefits Press, and Literati Author Services, Inc.

{Rating} 4/5 -- I really liked it!

"The Watering Hole was one of several bars in Loco, Texas but for some reason, it was a favorite among the ranchers and cowboys that populated the town." (page 1, line 1)
A charming, sweet and sexy story of long time friends who try desperately not to fall in love.

Friends into lovers is one of my favorite themes. Rand and Jake have been best friends for twenty years but life - and a will - have them suddenly seeing each other in another way, a way that has them with their hands all over each other.

I adored the characters, heroine Rand, ladies' man Jake, country boy Red, ornery Earl and even Scout the cat. Rand is not a girly girl. She's practical and determined. I liked watching her grow, to be confident in herself, and have a little fun along the way. I also enjoyed watching her find her own style, a way to be comfortable in her own skin.

I really liked Jake. He was fun to watch as he struggled with his feelings for his best friend. Rand is a strong, independent woman but with her grandfather's edict that she marry she's at risk of losing the only stability she had in her young life. Rand's tears are Jake's kryptonite and suddenly he's teaching her how to be irresistible to men. Irresistible to him.

Neither Jake or Rand are looking for love, and for good reason, they've both been badly hurt, but are they willing to pass on love when they find it?

I liked Gary's writing style, it felt easy and effortless and the story never lagged. The characters were well flushed out and endearing. The town of Loco, with its large cast of well meaning, gossipy inhabitants, is definitely a place I'll want to visit again.

~ About the Author ~

 photo CodiGary_zps5df62182.jpg An obsessive bookworm, Codi Gary likes to write sexy small-town contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows, and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family.
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Codi Gary has generously offered one signed paperback of Make Me Crazy (US ONLY) to a lucky Clever Girls Read reader.

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