Thursday, October 30, 2014

REVIEW: Crazy Good by Rachel Robinson

Crazy Good by Rachel Robinson

Before there were bikers, or fighters, or even good old-fashioned jerks, there were Navy SEALs. They put the bad in badass because, well…it’s their job.

Navy SEAL Maverick Hart has everything. Women want him. Grown men idolize him. Little boys want to grow up and be like him. The job, the glory—it’s all his. Not because it’s handed to him…because he works hard for it. The second his sights lock on something, he owns it—or destroys it. Unfortunately he does both at the same time. 

Windsor Forbes only takes calculated risks in her profession and in her personal life. After being left at the altar by the only person she’s ever loved, the very last thing she’s looking for is a relationship—especially the insane brand an arrogant Navy SEAL is offering. Hesitant, yet trusting to a fault, she gives in. 

She knew she shouldn’t take the chance, especially a second time, but love is irrational and their love is perfect, infallible. Or so she thought…

The downfall to having everything is you have that much more to lose. A man like Maverick can’t have it all without something slipping out of grasp.

Crazy people perish for love. 

Good people live for it. 

Love doesn’t die. No matter how many bullets you put in it. 

*Due to sexual content and graphic language this book is intended for readers 18+*

5 Crazy Good Great Navy SEAL Stars!!!

This is a story that stays with you. This is a story about love. Love between a man and a woman, between a man and his brothers, and between friends. It's also a story about second, third, and sometimes fourth chances. A story about grief, forgiveness, and healing. Sit back and be ready for a crazy good ride. Grab a box of Kleenex, a bottle of wine, your significant other or favorite adult toy, and enjoy the story about to unfold.

Thomas "Maverick" Hart has a rule about women: "I fuck em' and forget em'." Of course, once he meets Windsor Forbes, his SOP (standard operating procedure) goes out the door leaving Maverick to begin a new mission on unchartered waters. Maverick is a Navy SEAL. He thrives on adrenaline. He is walking sex on a stick. Women want him and Men want to be him. Maverick is a man who would do anything for his fellow Navy Seal brothers. They are his family as he is estranged from his parents.

Windsor Forbes is a CPA (or as Maverick likes to call her a Cock Polishing Assistant where numbers are her comfort zone; numbers are safe. Windsor has been burned by love before and is not looking for another relationship anytime soon. After her friends drag her out to a club to get out and have fun, she runs in to Maverick. She sizes his MO up right away and has no problem telling Mav that it ain't happening. Windsor puts up a good fight but the pull she and Mav have towards each other is just too strong.

The first chapter takes place in the present and you are thrown with a WTF....didn't see that coming moment that just sucks you in, feeding your need to read this book.

Then we go back a year and half in the past to where it all begins. This story was beautifully written and I will definitely be looking for more books from this author. I enjoyed the entire book. There really wasn't one thing I didn't like about it. Ms. Robinson's writing had me literally visualizing this story in my head like a movie while I was reading. The military action seemed very accurate as I have never been deployed personally, I loved the secondary characters and would read their stories if she chooses to write about them, and the tragedies and emotions had me ugly crying bad!!! I'm still having a huge book hangover and don't feel like I'm describing what I felt reading this book enough. It seriously surprised me. I didn't expect to love it so much. Please feel free to see my updates while I was reading to see some of my favorite quotes as I'm not going to repeat them here. I highlighted a lot of this book. The emails while Mav was deployed were so so good!! YOU MUST READ IT!!

I must now Thank all of our Military for their courageousness & sacrifice and their families. My heart goes out to them all for the challenges they face. My prayers are with them and their families. My heart also aches for the many good men and women who have died in action and for their families left behind. I was especially moved by Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL/Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist) Jon T. Tumilson, who lost his life during Operation Enduring Freedom on August 6, 2011 at the young age of 35, and his best friend, Hawkeye. Below our links to Jon & Hawkeye as well as some pictures. You will notice that I used Jon as my casting for Maverick.

My Playlist:

Human by Christina Perri
Give Me Everything by Pitbull
Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars
All of Me by John Legend

This is definitely a story I will be rereading over and over again. I enjoyed it that much. MWAH!!

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