I read this book with Cathrina Constantine. After reading my review stop on over to her blog to read hers. I can’t wait to see what she thought of the book.
Not since I started reading Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series has a book made me laugh out loud as much as Crazy Little Thing by Tracy Brogan. I laughed throughout the book, snorting embarrassingly at times.
The woman is crazy (funny, not psycho) and I’m not sure if I’m talking about Sadie Turner, the heroine, or Tracy Brogan the author. One thing I do know is that Dody, Sadie’s lover of life aunt is a nutcase and a half, but in a good way. The situations and conversations were so realistically outrageous that I repeatedly shook my head and said out loud, “That’s horrible,” while laughing.
The first couple of chapters had me thinking that the book was chick lit especially because it is written in the first person, but then Desmond stepped into the picture and the romance was on. I thought Kyle was actually going to be a romantic contestant for a second there until…let me just say that laughter ensues with that situation.
I love Desmond. I mean I want to meet him, steal him away from Sadie by any means necessary and have his babies. He is hot, funny, intelligent, kind, and has a paying job (he’s a doctor). The attraction between Sadie and Desmond is…well, all I can do is smile.
Sadie gets herself into some embarrassing situations which turn out to be hilarious. I was proud of myself for ‘getting’ most of the pop culture references which made the book that much more interesting.
Tracy Brogan has written a funny romance story about a woman who has been so hurt by love that she is afraid to love again, not an uncommon tale, but her writing style makes me think it’s the first time I’ve ever heard of it.
I give Crazy Little Thing five (out of five) chocolate bars. That’s a lot of chocolate. I’d giver her more, but I need to keep some for myself.
Have you ever been so caught up in trying to impress a guy that the situation goes horribly wrong? I'll share mine if you share yours.
If Sadie Turner is good at anything, it’s putting stuff in order. So when she finds her “perfect” life in disarray, she hopes a summer vacation at her aunt’s lake house will help her piece it back together. She wants to relax, reboot, and heal the wounds left by her cheating ex-husband. And that requires time away from men. All men.
Or so she thinks.
With two slobbering dogs and two cousins living there—one a flamboyant decorator intent on making over Sadie—it’s hard to get a moment’s peace at eccentric Aunt Dody’s house, especially with everyone so determined to set her up with Desmond, the sexy new neighbor.
Desmond is Sadie’s worst nightmare. Tall, tanned, muscular…and to top it off, he’s great with her kids. But he must have a flaw—he’s a man—so Sadie vows to keep her distance.
As summer blazes on, the life Sadie is trying so hard to simplify only becomes more complicated—a new career presents itself, her evil ex haunts her, and Aunt Dody reveals a tragic secret—but maybe a little chaos is just what Sadie needs to get her life back in order.