Review: Crazy Sexy Love by Alison G. Bailey


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR.

Crazy Sexy Love is a companion novel to The Dance, although both books can totally be read as standalones, and this new release has a romantic comedy feel to it. If you've read The Dance, then Sophie Cipriano and Douglas Truman should be more than familiar to you. Doug has no boundaries and Sophie is bound to punch him right where it hurts if he doesn't keep his inappropriate behavior in check. She can't stand being around him for longer than a few seconds, but with their respective best friends falling in love, getting married, AND having a child, Doug's constant presence is a guarantee. So when Doug unexpectedly shows up at her door asking to stay for a period of time because his place needs some heavy duty repairing, Sophie isn't too sure why she actually says yes. The more time they spend together in close quarters, the more comfortable they become. But is Doug really making a serious play for the girl his best friend told him was off-limits. Would Sophie consider hooking up with the guy who's annoyed her for what feels like forever? These two are crazy and sexy...but could they ever fall in love?

This was a fun read, one that made me smile a few times and even got me to laugh out loud a couple more. The back and forth between Sophie and Doug was the sort of thing that, once they'd gotten together, one would look back on and think that it was all foreplay. Crazy Sexy Love didn't have the level of angst or intensity that The Dance did, but I appreciated the change of pace and that the author decided to take the story of the supporting characters from there in a whole new direction. I seriously liked Doug. He may have been a wee bit overbearing at times, but he was highly likable and a generally nice guy who I think allowed people to keep thinking he was a doofus when he was actually extremely intelligent and witty. Sophie was feisty and highly independent, but she did come off as annoying at times, and I'm not sure if it's because of her terrible treatment of Doug or simply because she honestly thought she was better than he was. These two had great banter and a lot of their exchanges proved to be the most entertaining part of the book, making for a good rom-com read. Crazy Sexy Love receives four stars. ♥

Release Date: 19 July 2018

Date Read: 17 July 2018

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