Wednesday, January 28, 2015

S.H. Pratt's This Crazy Love ✜Review✜

This Crazy Love 
(Crazy Mountain Series book 1)
 by S.H. Pratt
Release date: January 28, 2014

To say that Fiona Harper hated Montana was an understatement. The state, the town of Big Timber, and more specifically the Lazy D Dude Ranch induced terror, panic and fury. Only a deep and powerful bond of love for her sister, Brianna Rose, could bring Fiona back to Montana. Knowing that Briana needs her, Fiona agrees to return to the Lazy D Ranch in Montana, in spite of her desperate terror that her sanity and life hang in the balance.
Austin Green wanted the simple things in life… a quiet life with his horses and a family with the woman he loved. When his fiancée, Cassie, is killed in an accident on Christmas Eve, Austin’s life takes a sharp detour into a special misery where his anger rules him… consumes him. Five months after losing Cassie, Austin’s twin, Adam, finally pushes Austin too far. Fueled by his fury at Cassie, at Adam and at life in general, Austin decides to simply leave it all behind and taking a job as the head wrangler at a dude ranch in Montana seems to be the perfect place to learn to live with his loss and anger.
When Fiona arrives at the Lazy D Dude Ranch, she discovers that not only does she have a roommate, but he’s got his own demons that haunt him. During the day, Fiona and Austin tolerate each other, but at night, when Fiona’s nightmares overwhelm her, Austin becomes the only light in her dark existence. Slowly, their relationship becomes a friendship laced with a passion that Austin craves and Fiona doesn’t understand. But as the summer season nears its end, Fiona’s nightmares crash in on her and Austin can’t reach her. Can Austin and Fiona find their way back to each other before they give up?

Fiona: Strong woman, Photographer, survivor, doesn't understand the feelings she has for Austin

Austin: Graphic Designer, loves horses, determined to survive, wants to save Fiona

This is my first book by this author and I admittedly had a hard time at first connecting with the characters and the story. But once I finally got that connection I was through the book in no time. I think the turning point for me was the introduction of Tawny. She opened up the book and the characters and made them looser and more real. Austin and Fiona fight an attraction that just isn't meant to be fought and reading it is pretty entertaining. On top of that is Fiona's fears that she can't conquer. What will win. Love or Fear? 
Austin takes off to Montana after having a huge fight with his brother. He still hasn't recovered from his Fiancee's passing. So he figures some time away from everyone he knows and with horses working hard to break them for riding will bring him back to the man he was. Fiona rushes to Montana at the request of her sister who breaks her leg to help out at the ranch. It is the only thing that will make her step foot on that ranch again. When she gets there all her nightmares come rushing back and only Austin can help with them. But will he be able to save her from them?
I'm also curious to see what will happen with Adam now.


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