Drive Me Crazy
He's her best friend's older brother
Twenty-four year old Troublemaker Extraordinaire, Melanie Ann Smith, isn't asking for much out of life: a house without wheels, to travel further than her home state and her best friend's older brother, Carter Ambrose. Only three things stand in her way: juggling all of her...more
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Twenty-four year old Troublemaker Extraordinaire, Melanie Ann Smith, isn’t asking for much out of life: a house without wheels, to travel further than her home state and her best friend’s older brother, Carter Ambrose. Only three things stand in her way: juggling all of her odd jobs, keeping her daddy from gambling away all of their money and getting Carter to see her as a woman. NASCAR racer, Carter Ambrose, has finally decided to take his doctor’s ...more
"Cheap Porn" 1*
Further on down the line I see: "Sass mouth girl and Dirty mouth boy. Oh boy."
Well these things do not bother me and I grabbed it. Who again says negative comments/reviews hurt books?!
“Think I can give ole’ B.O.B. a run for his money?” He began to move his hips and dipped his head, brushing her lips. “I don’t require replacement batteries.”
Retired from racing Carter finds himself back home, opening up a small automotive repair shop, trying to stay away from the one girl who tempts every bone in his body. Melanie is the best friend of Carter’s younger sister, which makes her in his mind off limits, but a man can only take so much and this lil’ she devil
“I want to...more
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A die-hard fan, if Marquita Valentine's name is on the cover, I already know I'm going to love the book. Drive Me Crazy is no exception! I was thrilled to receive an eARC of this book, and I couldn't wait to dive into it, even though I had other books already lined up.
Welcome back to Holland Springs, this time a few years before Valentine's previous books took place. ...more
Originally posted on What I'm Reading
Ok, I'm super excited to bring to you a new book from Marquita Valentine (flailing arms). If y'all know me, I love Marquita's writing, and I love when she has a new book to read. This is no exception. Just this morning I finished Drive Me Crazy which happens to be the first book in her new series Going the Distance Series. I don't know how many of you had read the Holland Springs Series, if you have then you would know that Melanie and Carter ...more
- I liked both the hero and heroine, they were good people, the hero was nice and protective but has a bad habit of spouting crap when he can't control his emotions. The heroine was amazing, sweet and sexy, strong and resilient, kind and forgiving, even if the asshole community doesn't know it.
- One thing I hated about this book his how people were talking ...more
I didn't really enjoy it. Again. Sorry. There were a lot of scenes that were confusing and didn't really seem to add up to the story.
If I hadn't read book 0.5, I would probably have stopped after reading this.
Or maybe it would have been more effective as a novella, instead.
In my opinion, the protagonists did not act in a normal way (no one can be that dense and clumsy), there were hints at humour which sadly did not materialise, and as I said, I could not discover a proper storyline.
If you add to that numerous grammar/spelling errors ...more
Both MCS made me extremely irritated. I only read first four chapters before I decided that I already hated this and called quits. I didn't like being in the head of either MCs. So I'm not even going to try and finish this if I am having this feeling this early in the book. I don't know if I will try another book by this author.
Here is a novel that totally lives up to it's title. It drove me crazy! In a good way that is.
Holland Springs is the small town that is featured in Ms. Valentine's previous novels. Drive me Crazy focuses on Carter Ambrose and Melanie Ann Smith, and how they got their HEA. Carter is a famous race car driver who had one too many crashes and is now on the sidelines. He has known Melanie since they were children, his sister Zoe is Melanie's best friend. ...more
Through in Carter’s ex-finance, a career move that could have him moving back to Charlotte and nothing is as it seems. And that’s just on Carter’s side of the equations when’s he’s not sticking his foot in his mouth. ...more
First, the characters are not developed enough before they start making out. I found it hard to believe that they know each other since 16 years (and secretly be in love with each other the whole time) but not sensing the other one's feelings - but where would the drama be otherwise?
Also, the mother of the MC's best friend since she's 8 years, is treating her like white trash although she nearly ...more
This was a great story. It made me laugh and it was sexy. Carter and Melanie were adorable together even though it took dimwitted Carter a minute to stop fighting it. I didn’t like how Melanie so easily thought so little of her self but it didn’t help that Carter unwittingly kept saying things to feed into her negative image of herself. When Carter did get it together he was sweet as pie, key lime pie. You’ll have to read the book to understand that comment I loved all of the characters ...more
The story between Melanie and her dad could have been detailed more. I find myself wondering why Melanie allows him to use her. It seems like there was a reason but it's never talked about.
I liked Melanie and Carter maybe 50% of the time. All of their problems were caused by lack of communication. For me if that happens too many times it's a deal breaker.
There was enough of a teaser interest me in the next book of the series, and the writing was well enough that I ...more
When she's not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south.
Her next release Seducing the Billionaire's Brother is coming ...more