Monday, January 11, 2016

My First Review of 2016: CHASING CRAZY by Kelly Siskind

My Review of CHASING CRAZY by Kelly Siskind:

Chasing Crazy



From Goodreads:


Dear Mom & Dad, I dropped out of school. I’m going backpacking. Sorry. Love you both.

At nineteen, Nina has endured two lifetime’s worth of humiliation. Tired of waiting for it to get better, she decides to get going—across the globe to New Zealand. There she soon faces what she most fears: a super sexy guy ready to be Nina’s next mistake.

Once Sam’s life was all about having fun. That was before the accident. Now his friends have bailed and his world is broken. But when a gorgeous girl on his flight looks at him with passion instead of pity, Sam feels his old self coming back to life.

Now traveling together, Nina and Sam know this isn’t just a fling. They’re falling fast, hard, and deep. More than anything, Sam wants Nina to forget her fears. But to help her do that he must reveal his own painful secret—and risk Nina never seeing him the same way again.


What I thought:

I've been in a bit of a reading slump--as evidenced by the stack of books I need to review--but CHASING CRAZY showed up in my Netgalley a few days ago. I read the first few pages and bumped it to the top of the list. And then I plowed through this baby in one day. So glad I did.

Never have I ever played Never Have I Ever, because, seriously, I might die of alcohol poisoning, but I'd risk it if I could play with Nina and Sam. Oh my God, they are...oh my God. The first scene had me laughing aloud. Nina is awkward and insecure and Sam is scarred and insecure, and they're perfect for each other and I wanted to smoosh them together and have a happily-ever-after before the end of chapter one. But I didn't want it to end. So there's that. Conflict.

Traveling through New Zealand gives great scenery, and that both Nina and Sam are there to start over starts a ticking clock. When will they have to go back to their old lives? The characters and their many layers are so well constructed. The pacing is flawless and the conflict is so true to life. And it's hot! Did I mention it's hot? The sexual tension is off the charts and the smexy times get all the freaking stars.

And I can't say anything else without spoilers, so I'll just say go buy it.


If you love romance, I highly recommend CHASING CRAZY and give it all the stars. *****
Find it on Goodreads for more reviews and links to buy.

*I received an eArc of this title in exchange for an honest review, and I honestly loved it.


What are you reading? What should I read next? Drop me a comment or find me on twitter: @chellypike

Happy Reading,
Chelly