She's taking a walk on HIS wild side!
CRAZY FOR YOU
A Risking It All Novel
Releasing March 28, 2017
“Rachel Lacey is a sure-fire star." --- Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author
SHE'S TAKING A WALK ON HIS WILD SIDE
Emma Rush can't remember a time when she didn't have a thing for Ryan Blake. Haven's resident bad boy is just so freakin' hot-with tattoos, a motorcycle, and enough rough-around-the-edges sexiness to melt all her self-control. Now that Emma's over being a "good girl," she needs a little help being naughty . . . and she knows just where to start.
Before Emma's brother enlisted in the military, he made Ryan promise that he would protect her from everything--including himself. When her brother doesn't come home, Ryan needs to turn his screwed-up life around to honor his pledge. But he knows he's still not the right kind of guy for someone as sweet as Emma. Only he can't stop wanting to be with her. Wanting her. Falling in love with a good girl may be the craziest risk this bad boy can take . . .
CRAZY FOR YOU is book #2 in Rachel Lacey's Risking It All series. It is another winner with Ms Lacey's signature style romances filled with sassy heroines and sexy swoon worthy heroes to fall in love with.
I love the best friend's little sister with a crush trope. Ryan is a reformed bad boy who promised Emma's brother that he would watch out for Emma while he was overseas, but sadly her brother never returned. It's been over ten years since the promise and Emma has grown from a young pesky teen with a long time crush to the sweet woman that she is now, the one he thinks of all the time. You have to give Ryan props for honoring his friend's promise. Being the stubborn blockheaded male that he is, he is ignoring the fact that Emma is a grown-up now. And she wants to stop being so good, and explore some of her wild side--with him.
It's quite a ride watching Ryan come to grips with his feelings. There is a part of him that doesn't think he is worthy of Emma. Being a foster child, he had a rough time. Now he is not only exploring possibilities with Emma, he is reconnecting with a younger half-brother he hasn't seen since he was eleven.
All in all, this is a fun and flirty romance filled with a lot of heart. Emma is a great heroine with her own dreams while also having Ryan's back. The chemistry between them sizzles and I love the banter between them. Ryan is a good guy with some doubts and fears to resolve so that he doesn't lose the best thing in his life. You will also laugh along with the secondary characters in the story, good friends who share the life they have in Haven, North Carolina.
Whoa. Emma closed her eyes and let out a shriek as Ryan guided the motorcycle onto Main Street and picked up speed. The cold wind whipped her face, taking her breath away. Beneath her, the engine rumbled and roared like a wild thing. Holy sh*t. She was on the back of Ryan Blake’s bike, and it was amazing.
The wind bit through her thin, knit gloves, hitting her fingers with an icy blast. Actually, every part of her was freezing, but she didn’t care. She wrapped her arms more firmly around Ryan’s waist, anchoring herself to him so she didn’t tumble off the back of the bike, and somehow her hands slipped beneath his jacket. Ahh. That was better. Toasty warm, and also…her hands were on his T-shirt. Even through her gloves, she felt the hard contour of his abs, and nope, she wasn’t cold now.
And this was absolutely freaking amazing.
She hung on tight as he guided them over Haven’s twisting mountain roads, deserted at this hour. Overhead the moon shone like a beacon, illuminating the night in its soft, silvery glow. The roar of the engine and the slap of the wind against her face shocked her senses. It was thrilling, invigorating, so completely different from riding inside a car.
She’d never have done this if Mandy hadn’t dared her, and now she felt like her eyes were open for the first time in years. This was what she needed. Somewhere along the way, as she sat at the bar talking to Ryan, she’d realized she was having fun, really having fun. And she wanted more. She wanted it all, every last wild and crazy fantasy.
All too soon, her building came into view. Ryan cut the engine and guided them quietly into the driveway, coming to a stop behind her silver Toyota RAV4. He turned his head to look at her, so sexy in his helmet and riding glasses. “So how was it?”
“Even better than I thought it would be.” She gulped for air. His lips were way too close to hers, and she was still a little bit drunk on beer and a whole lot drunk on her first motorcycle ride. Mandy’s words echoed in her ears. Bonus points if you kiss him. Just stand up a bit, lean over his shoulder, and…
Emma leaned forward, her chest sliding up his back as she tipped her face to his. Holy hell, she had completely lost her mind, but she was going for it. Every nerve in her body went haywire.
Clunk. Her helmet smacked into his, drawing her up an inch short of his lips.
Rachel Lacey is a contemporary romance author and semi-reformed travel junkie. She's been climbed by a monkey on a mountain in Japan, gone scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, and camped out overnight in New York City for a chance to be an extra in a movie. These days, the majority of her adventures take place on the pages of the books she writes. She lives in warm and sunny North Carolina with her husband, son, and a variety of rescue pets.
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