Series: Shaken Dirty #2
Published by: Entangled Brazen on February 24, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: The Publisher
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His rival’s in his bed, and this rocker is ready to play.
Former rivals Quinn Bradford and Elise McKinney are not friends, at least not anymore. As teens, all they cared about was psyching each other out before concerts. But when Quinn—now the keyboardist for Shaken Dirty, the hottest rock band on the scene—returns to his hometown and hears about the car accident that shattered Elise’s career, he’s determined to make things right.
Elise wants nothing to do with an arrogant rock star, despite how bad she so clearly wants him, so Quinn kidnaps the stubborn little piano player and whisks her back to his mansion. A little seduction might be just the thing to keep Elise under his care…and in his bed. But amid pranks both childish and very adult, their past comes rearing back to haunt them. And it might be more than either of them can forget.
One Line: Pranks, love, and a bit of drama, I loved this one!
In My Opinion: Add to cart!
I really enjoyed Drive Me Crazy. In fact, I liked it better than the first book in the series. I feel like Wolff’s writing has grown a bit, her characters were more developed, the relationship felt more real and I really connected to the story and the characters. Not to mention, I loved the pranks these two played on each other. It really added life to their relationship and their history.
Quinn and Elise have known each other since they were teens, both in the professional pianist circuit. They have been through a lot together, having the same manager, dating, and both dealing with Quinn’s issues with his father. Unfortunately, Quinn left things on a bad note, wanting to be the martyr and save Elise from his “damaged” life. Now, after Elise had a tragic accident leaving her professional future bleak, Quinn swoops right in to nurse her back to health. I loved that even though they were separated for like 10 years, they were still very at-ease with each other. Sure, there was the tension from Quinn leaving her and never calling, but the chemistry was still there. It just felt like these two could work through their issues.
As soon as Quinn kidnaps Elise to his house, things get really entertaining. These two have great dialogue and I loved that they really get each other and their personalities. And, did I mention that the pranks they pull on each other are hilarious?! So awesome! It was just funny seeing what they would come up with next. All in all, they had such a sweet and touching love story and I think Wolff did a great job with this “second chance love story”.
I also loved seeing the rest of the group. Jared and Ryder are so lovable and poor Wyatt, I hope things get better for him. There’s also quite a bit of drama from Micah, which revolves around what happened in Crash Into Me. It was interesting to see how their lives are after what happened and how they deal with things going forward.
Wolff has a winner with this book and I am seriously looking forward to more books, particularly Jared’s. Drive Me Crazy had just the right amount of entertainment, characters with troubled pasts, and drama. I will say that it took a bit longer for the sexy scenes to come up, but I actually appreciated that. The way things worked out between then physically really fit with their story progression and I loved that it wasn’t just about the sex, these two had a real relationship.