Title: Crazy in Love
Author: Crystal B. Bright
Book Format: E-Book
My Numeric Judgment:
Beyonce doesn’t make an appearance.
R&B singer Chantel Evans had it all, until the Princess of Love Ballads lost everything. First, a very public betrayal by her lover and the death of her mother lead to a career-ending mental breakdown. Then, at the same time, her attorney makes off with all her hard-earned fortune. The only chance she has of resurrecting her career is in the recording studio her mother left in her name.
When struggling country star Truman Woodley has his recording duet with a sultry young singer fall flat at Chantel’s studio, Chantel is faced with a rare second chance—until Truman’s vindictive ex-girlfriend turns the pair’s sparkling debut into grounds for a custody battle over their son. But Chantel has discovered more than sweet vocal harmony with Truman. She’s found something worth fighting for. And when Truman surprises her with a kiss after a live television performance, the whole world will find out just what it takes to be crazy in love.
The cover is what attracted me to this book. If you have been reading my blog posts for a while now, you know that I am a shameless cover addict. I know, I should just appreciate books in general and not “…judge a book by its cover” and it’s cute for you if you don’t, but I do! The cover reminded me of this movie I watched ages ago called Love Song starring Monica and…some cute man. It was about an interracial couple brought together by music as well and I loved it so I was too excited to pick this book!
Thankfully, I wasn’t disappointed in my life decision to read this book (Yes, reading is a life decision). I was hooked from the beginning of the book. I found Chantel’s story in the prologue very touching and my heart went out to her. I loved the fact that we were allowed to understand one of the main characters before the book even began. This tells me the author knows that some of us, okay me, are judgmental SOBs and decided to shut us up before we began complaining about what a bitch Chantel was. She’s a smart cookie. Although Chantel was my favorite, I appreciated Truman as well. As a non parent and a non male, it was harder for me to relate to him, but there were many points in this book where I found myself nodding my head in agreement to what he was saying, only to look up and realize I am in public and can’t keep acting like I hear voices in my head (I do, but the public doesn’t need to know this.)
I am a sucker for Non-Solomon Grundy love stories and this book flirted with that a bit but it was just enough to have me insulting the entire book. I found their love story as well as their initial attraction very realistic. One of my only huge qualms with this book is my same issue with most romance novels; why are the source of issues almost always miscommunication? Seriously?! How hard is it to just open your mouth and say what the hell you mean? Instead,
they overhear things and instead of asking questions for clarification, they just jump off the cliff with some hair brained idea of what the person meant.
I am unsure if this means most people in every day life fail at properly communicating or if authors just find this method to be an easy way to stir the pot of hot and steaming drama. I was very entertained by this book for the most part. Truman’s band mates cracked me up, even Sully, the dickhead. I was shocked because usually rude characters tend to turn me off certain books, but I think in this book I completely ignored Sully as soon as Truman mentioned how difficult and petty he could be.I was given this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Have you read an interracial romance lately? Which was it and did you enjoy it?
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