Thursday, May 3, 2012

Drive Me Crazy by Jenna Bayley-Burke

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Date published: May 29,2012
ISBN 9781619210820
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher

Xavier Moreau has escaped from his high-pressure job and the endless fighting of his father and sister, to America for his best friend’s wedding. He’s determined to see as much of his late mother’s country as he can, but he’s been saddled with the bride’s sister to drive to the wedding.

Jaime Cruz has only got three weeks to find a job, an apartment, and a car, as well as sort out a million details for her baby sister’s wedding. She figures if they share the driving and drive through the nights they’ll do the trip in three days, leaving her enough time to get her life together. But the sinfully attractive Xavier has other pans. Lots of other plans. Most of them designed to drive her insane.

The sexual attraction between the main characters is sizzling and the way they gradually come to learn about each other and understand where the other person is coming from, what motives underlie their actions, is very well done. There’s lots of humor and good fun, a plethora of minor characters all of whom are well-drawn and enticing, and even the tourist attractions have appeal. From horses to haunted houses, each stop has its part to play in the unfolding romance.

A clean book with just a few misplaced apostrophes. The book title is clever and appropriate.

A light, fun read, but with a much deeper level as the hero and heroine’s personal idiosyncrasies are unpacked and we learn more and more about them. Very enjoyable.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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