Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Book Review: "Driving Her Crazy" (Kira Archer)

Cherice Debusshere has exactly one last chance to get something right, in her well-to-do family's eyes. She's long been the black sheep, and she's about to become a sacrificial lamb if she doesn't make her flight to New York in time for her sister's wedding. Then, when her flight is unexpectedly grounded because of inclement weather, she faces the hideous and horrifying prospect of driving all the way to her destination from North Carolina.

She. Hates. Driving.

Nathaniel "Oz" Oserkowski is a down-to-earth, perpetually optimistic, regular blue-collar guy, working three different jobs from newspaper delivery to auto mechanics to help provide for his family. He's on his way to New York for a job interview, basically his last chance to do what he's always wanted to do with his life, when his plane, too, is grounded. He snatches up the last rental car and is faced with the spoiled, rich-looking debutante as his unwilling passenger.

It's a long way from North Carolina to New York. Surely they can keep from killing one another --- or ripping each other's clothes off --- for the duration of the drive together. Right?

Entangled Publishing's Lovestruck imprint presents the newly released contemporary romance Driving Her Crazy, a "Crazy Love Story" by Kira Archer.

It's said that close proximity is half the battle in consummating a relationship (sexual or otherwise). After all, consistent exposure to another person, day after day, or hour after hour, and especially under stressful circumstances with emotions already running high, is really the perfect incubator for romantic, sexual, and emotional tension.

With Cherice and Oz trapped in a car for the drive to New York, you'll certainly be obliged to agree. At first, the sparks flying between them are well-placed insults and similarly barbed comments. To him, she's the spoiled rotten rich girl who never had to work a day in her life and wouldn't know what to do if she had to hold down a job. To her, he's a disrespectful, irreverent jerk determined to drive her crazy.

Hence the title of the novel.

Later, in true romance form, the verbal sparring is joined (not replaced, which maintains the interest and tension all the better) by a more than healthy dose of sexual attraction, which increases with every heated exchange between the characters until the final, scintillating conclusion.

While I enjoy sexual tension in a romance just as much as the next reader, I'm a sucker for three-dimensional characters who command a fierce repartee. The one-liners exchanged in Driving Her Crazy will leave you holding a hand over your mouth in delighted shock, or holding your sides with aching laughter, or both ... the best kind of romance novel.

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Author: Kira Archer
Title: Driving Her Crazy
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Lovestruck)
ISBN: 978-1-63375-376-1
Purchase here: http://amzn.to/1NzE9Xq

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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