Crazy Thing Called Love

Crazy Thing Called Love NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPRIn this poignant and deeply sensual new contemporary romance perfect for readers of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson Molly O Keefe proves that l

  • Title: Crazy Thing Called Love
  • Author: Molly O'Keefe
  • ISBN: 9780345533708
  • Page: 488
  • Format: ebook
  • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPRIn this poignant and deeply sensual new contemporary romance perfect for readers of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson Molly O Keefe proves that lost loves don t have to stay lost forever Dallas TV morning show host Madelyn Cornish is poised, perfect, and unflappable, from her glossy smile to her sleek professionalisNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPRIn this poignant and deeply sensual new contemporary romance perfect for readers of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson Molly O Keefe proves that lost loves don t have to stay lost forever Dallas TV morning show host Madelyn Cornish is poised, perfect, and unflappable, from her glossy smile to her sleek professionalism No one knows that her iron will guards a shattered heart and memories of a man she s determined to lock out Until that man shows up at a morning meeting like a bad dream Billy Wilkins, sexy hockey superstar in a tailspin still skating, still fighting, and still her ex husband Now the producers want this poster child for bad behavior to undergo an on air makeover, and Billy, who has nothing to lose, agrees to the project It s his only chance to get near Maddy again, and to fight for the right things this time around He believes in the fire in Maddy s whiskey eyes and the passion that ignites the air between them This bad boy heartbreaker wants a last shot to be redeemed by the only thing that matters Maddy s love Irresistible and satisfying addictive and sexy romance at its best New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery Molly O Keefe is a unique, not to be missed voice in romantic fiction New York Times bestselling author Susan AndersenFrom the Paperback edition.

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    1. This review was originally posted on Clear Eyes, Full Shelves.My reviews of Molly O'Keefe's Crooked Creek Ranch series are probably starting to get a bit dull.Here's a quick synopsis of the crux of each of my reviews,Wow! These characters are fully fleshed-out, complex people. I completely believed in their romance because their path toward happiness was hard and took work, but the payoff was completely worth it! This pushes the boundaries of what we talk about when we talk about characters and [...]

    2. 3.5 starsMadelyn Cornish is a successful morning show host. She spent the last fifteen years or so trying to erase her past. As we all know, that is hardly ever possible. What she never ever imagined is her past showing up in such a way - the newest idea for her show - a makeover for a rough around the edges hockey player, one Billy Wilkins who just happens to be her ex-husband and a large part of her unfortunate history.When Billy first heard the idea of a makeover, he was violently against it, [...]

    3. 11/03/2012 -- we have an interview with this remarkable author; 2GeekGirlsReviewBooks.We asked her all sorts of questions and she gave us truth! Love it!! Plus, she has given us 2 Freebies to offer two [2] LUCKY winners, so head over to see what you have to do HINT: Do you know a HAWT Hockey Dude?10/30/2012 Hope's Full Review now posted on: 2geekgirlsreviewbooks/bookTomorrow we have an interview with the author. Do you feel the author love?? The book is being released in January.We love this au [...]

    4. Well, THAT WAS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF HORSE DROPPINGS THAT I'VE READ IN A LONG TIME! This wasn't a romance story at all; it was in fact a story about delving into the psyche of a very immature, utterly selfish and a total bitch of a person; Madelyn. I HATED HER! She had NO REDEEMING QUALITIES and i failed to see WHY Billy wanted to be with her so badly. He loved who she WAS, i do not understand how he could love who she had BECOME! I felt slightly sorry for Billy, but that was about it. Other then [...]

    5. Originally posted at Romance Around the CornerSource: a review copy was provided by the publisher through Edelweiss.Warning: spoilers ahead.As you guys know, I’m a fan of Ms. O’Keefe’s books and I really liked her single title debut, Can’t Buy Me Love. I was apprehensive about the second book, which turned out to be just as good. So now we’re here with the conclusion of the series, and a new take on romance, relationships and old genre tropes.Crazy Thing Called Love is about second cha [...]

    6. 3.5 starsI really love this author and the newest installment in her Crooked Creek Ranch series continues with the same "feel" of the previous books. On the cover these books may look like light and fluffy romances, but don't be fooled. These books are all filled with characters who have deep hurts and pasts filled with pain. Billy Wilkins is one of those characters.Billy Wilkins by himself would've made this book a 5 star read for me. He is a professional hockey player who is a "fighter" and "e [...]

    7. Cover & Title - 3 out of 5 Favorite line - "Love was the least of their strengths" Favorite Character - Billy I expected a lot from this book, i liked the blurb & was interested to read it. I was a bit disappointed with what this book turn out to be. It was described as "perfect for readers of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson", i wouldn't disagree entirely but i think that both of those authors books have more je ne sais quoi, something was missing from this book to really make [...]

    8. Oh man, this was a really good book. It starts out just fine, and was a solid 4-Stars for me, but then about halfway through O'Keefe shifts gears (I'll admit, I wasn't totally on board at first) and brings on ALL THE FEELS! A great contemporary read that didn't feel bloated or padded. Hockey romance and fans of reunited couples need to drop their entire lives and read this one Right. Now.

    9. This was an incredibly deep & emotional rollercoaster that pulls you in & doesn't let go. It features two strong & believable characters who can't seem to let go of their anger & disappointments in each other. The story brings to light some of the lasting consequences of childhood abuse. I don't usually like my romance with quite so dark overtones. However, Molly O'Keefe used such a delicate finesse with the scenes that they weren't as upsetting to the reader. Those backflashes g [...]

    10. This was the first book that I've read from Miz O'Keefe and it definitely won't be my last. It was very good and brimming with heat and romance. Not only was I a fan of the romance between Billy and Maddy, but these two were hot together and I loved watching them both work through the problems of their past and get their long deserved HEA.For as long as Maddy can remember she's loved Billy but love doesn't always work the way you want it to. Fourteen years ago Billy and her were married for two [...]

    11. Billy Wilkins was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, an NHL hockey team and he's miserable. The coach doesn't believe in his rough playing style and Billy is resisting change. Madelyn Cornish wants nothing to do with him following her surprise confrontation with him at Victoria's party but she's being forced to because her producers have put Billy on her show as part of a short term makeover project. No one knows of their history and that he's her ex-husband. I wasn't excited about reading this st [...]

    12. I'm not really big into romance novels with major league sports guys as heroes, but O'Keefe's first book in the Crooked Ranch series, CAN'T BUY ME LOVE, was one of my favorite reads this past summer, and so I was pleased to receive an advanced copy from Netgalley. CRAZY THING started off strongly, with a second-chance storyline (my favorite romance trope!) and a potentially interesting take on contemporary masculinity, with a hero known for his aggressive hockey skills and persona suddenly confr [...]

    13. There’s really only two things you need to know about Crazy Thing Called Love: Pick this up if you love a good contemporary romance. And grab a box of tissues before you sit down. You’ll need it. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.Once upon a time, a boy barely holding his life together met a girl stronger than she looks. They became best friends, grew up, fell in love, and got married. Then dreams (his) got in the way of a good thing, and they broke up.Fourteen years later, the man the boy’d grow [...]

    14. Lovely. I am not a fan of the grand gesture in romances as I am a private person but I have to say, the ending and declaration of love from Maddy to Billy was beautiful. This is my favorite of the series, hands down. And oh yeah, if you want heartbreaking sadness but then spunky and vulnerable hope, just wait until you meet Becky.

    15. Rating: 3.5 StarsI really enjoyed this one, though I think I'm not suitably into the "sports" sphere enough to appreciate the entirety of this novel. Still, a solid romance and I think I've found a new author I can count on! :)

    16. 3.75 rounded up to 4. As others have mentioned, don't judge this book by it's lighthearted, smiling heroine & shirtless guy cover. It's pretty intense and the heroine doesn't do a whole lot of smiling for much of the book. In fact, towards the end I thought I wouldn't be able to give this book more than a three because I was getting pretty frustrated with the heroine Maddy. I loved the hero, Billy, right from the beginning so I guess I was always pretty much on his side. But by the end, whic [...]

    17. Good reunion story. It begins fourteen years in the past, as Maddy and Billy's marriage falls apart and then moves to the present with a few other flashbacks to fill in their backstory. Maddy is host of a morning TV show, with a reputation of being cool and unflappable. She's worked hard to overcome her past, and shows only her best to the outside world. Her work is her life and everything is going great until one of her producers comes up with a makeover idea for her show.Billy has continued hi [...]

    18. Perhaps it was the common themed plot of second chance love or the awesome moobies on the cover (seriously, publishers, why? WHY?!) Either way, I had low expectations and was not anticipating much. To say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement. I was not expecting such an emotional read and I appreciated Ms. O’Keefe’s realistic approach to young love and the mess that is made from immature marriages. I really enjoyed this author’s voice and will pick up the other books in this ser [...]

    19. Molly O'Keefe does it again. She's written yet another book that grabs me by the heart and pulls me into the story and makes me fall in love with characters I can't forget. Reunion stories are my favorites, and I was already a little bit in love with Billy. Thus, it's hardly surprising that this is my favorite of a trilogy in which I loved all three books.Like the characters that preceded them in the Crooked Creek series, Maddy and Billy are messy, complex characters scarred by their pasts. Some [...]

    20. I won this book through First Reads from . I have loved all 3 of these books in the Crooked Creek Ranch storyline, but I think this one was my favorite. I did like that I came into this book having read the prequel to it (All I Want for Christmas is You), which was in the Naughty and Nice anthology, first author Ruthie Knox.Maddy and Billy grew up poor in the same neighborhood. Billy had an abusive father and also had poor white trash sisters with lots of problems. Billy finally made it out of h [...]

    21. My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin: witandsin/2013/01Madelyn Cornish has worked hard to get where she is: the host of a popular Dallas morning TV show. More importantly, she’s worked even harder to forget who she was and where she came from. But the past comes back to haunt her in the form of her ex-husband, hockey star Billy Wilkins. Billy’s the focus of her show’s on-air makeover project and it’ll take all of Madelyn’s formidable self control to resist her attraction to her bad [...]

    22. I haven't had the pleasure to read very much of Molly O'Keefe's work but I really enjoyed Crazy Thing Called Love. I have not read the other two books in the Crooked Creek Ranch series but I didn't feel like I was missing anything important. I would like to read the other two books in the series because I did enjoy this one. This book was a classic case of a second chance with a first love. I really liked Maddie even though she has a really tough outer lining that she created to avoid pain,.I co [...]

    23. I picked this up kind of at random—I needed a book by an author named Molly, and I saw this won a RITA and wasn't 900 pages. Talk about surprise when I started it and discovered it was about a hockey player. \o/ Yeah, a hockey player being a jerk, but a hockey player nonetheless!! And once we started to get his POV, he wasn't so much of a jerk. :)So this ended up being a very enjoyable read. I can't remember the last time I intentionally read a M/F romance, and I was worried I wasn't going to [...]

    24. Have you ever read a book that destroyed you and put you back together at the same time? Crazy Thing Called Love by Molly O'Keefe is one such book; or it was for me. For my first introduction to Molly's books, I couldn't have picked a better one. I'd never heard of Molly before this, but it was the hockey player in the blurb, Billy that struck my fancy. Plus it was also second chance love story with the woman who had gotten away. There was no way I wasn't going to read this book.I was hooked fro [...]

    25. “Er stand mit den beiden Kindern allein da.Willkommen im Rest deines Lebens.” (310)He stood alone with both kids.Welcome to the rest of your life.Molly O’Keefe’s Crazy Thing Called Love* is a delight of a truly adult romance. It's about fully grown people trying to make it through their everyday and find some form of happiness along the way. Their conflicts are well drawn and multi-faceted, and originate primarily in themselves.O’Keefe’s descriptions of the protagonists’ inner turm [...]

    26. I really liked this. Having said that I must digress. Maddy was hard to like. Billy wore his feelings for her on his sleeve and she pretty much knew what he was feeling the whole time. That didn't stop her from squashing his heart flat like a bug. After all he was the one that had the terrible home life and she knew what he went through, first hand knowledge. They got married young and all the trappings of success made it difficult for them to be together. She leaves him and knows he is broken h [...]

    27. Hockey is the only thing Billy Wilkins knows. As a child it literally saved him from a life of poverty and abuse, and now he is on the verge of losing a career he has worked a lifetime to build.Recreating her life, Maddy Baumgarten became Madelyn Cornish, host of the hit morning show AM Dallas. She refuses to even remember the time she spent losing her identity to a man whose entire life revolved around hockey.The harder Maddy tries to crush any feelings she has for Billy, the tougher it gets. H [...]

    28. I haven't had much time for reviews lately, but in this case I just had to say something. I specifically had to say something because the cover doesn't do this book justice. First of all, the hero of the book has a very distinctive facial scar that speaks so much to who he is and the relationship between the H/h that it feels like a travesty to have that completely skipped over (not to mention the various other scars as a hockey player, which the cover also glosses over entirely [and literally]) [...]

    29. This book was a Top Pick for July 2015 on Heroes and HeartbreakersheroesandheartbreakersI finally got around to reading 2013 Contemporary Romance RITA winner Crazy Thing Called Love by Molly O'Keefe. I'm a sucker for a good reunion story, and here O'Keefe reunites high school sweethearts whose marriage imploded when the hero's hockey career took off. The heroine has made herself over into a polished local TV star with her eye on making it to the big leagues. She finds her plans potentially in da [...]

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