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Crazy for You

(Risking It All #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  372 ratings  ·  163 reviews
"Rachel Lacey is a sure-fire star." --- Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author


Emma Rush can't remember a time when she didn't have a thing for Ryan Blake. Haven's resident bad boy is just so freakin' hot-with tattoos, a motorcycle, and enough rough-around-the-edges sexiness to melt all her self-control. Now that Emma's over being
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by Forever
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Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "No one but you." Stars!

The Risking It All series goes from strength to strength with the second full length novel; Crazy For You.

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Not only do we get one of my favorite tropes – Older brothers best friend, but we also get to go back to the town and residents of Haven, Georgia.

Emma Rush has had a crush on Ryan Blake for a looooong time, being her brothers best friend growing

Crazy For You brings us a brothers-best-friend type of story with two characters that will leave you with a huge grin on your face. Emma was a sweet heroine but she was plenty strong and able to stick up for herself, which I loved. Ryan had a war raging inside of him because of how he wanted Emma, and getting to see that fight with himself was really captivating.

So here's the special thing about this story: It's nothing different. This book gives us the sweet and simpl
Apr 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Rachel Lacey Fans, Romance
4 When Wild Feels Just Right Stars
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Doing a series takes a special knack. It has to keep the readers interested and wanting to know all about the town, the culture and the main characters of each entry. Rachel Lacey has figured this out and her second entry, Crazy for You (Risking It All #2), is a perfect example.

This is a combination tale of Friends to Lovers, Brother's Best Friend, Bad Boy/Good Girl and a little Friends with Benefits, too. Now normally one could look at all of that and s
Feb 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, series
3.5 stars

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Emma is tired of being the good girl, she wants to take a walk on the wild side for once. When a dare has her flirting with a childhood friend, she may get more than she bargained for.
Ryan has had a strict hands-off policy with his friend's little sister, especially after his friend died. When she kisses him though, a door he has tried to keep shut is f
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Super cute! Crazy or You was a sweet romance that hit all the right spots. Hunky hero, heroine ready for some adventure, friends since forever, a little drama, a lotta sexy. Totally delicious.

Basically these two have known each other a day past forever. He was her brother's best friend and she was the kid sister always trying to tag along after them. Now all these years later she's still smitten, they're best friends, and sud
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
4.5 stars

I enjoyed being back in the town of Haven, North Carolina and spending more like with this group of friends who are more like family. Crazy For You is a friends to lovers story with a bit of a twist, her big brother who died serving in the military was best friends with the object of her desire and he made a promise to her brother he wouldn’t lay a hand on her, but twelve years has passed and her brother is dead and she is determined to live her life, shake things up, and take some risk
3.5 stars

I had really enjoyed the previous book in this series, so I was pretty excited to get to this one.

I liked Emma and Ryan. They're both good people with a bit of a dark and dramatic background. It was fun to see them relax together and try new things. And of course their chemistry was fantastic.

I am a huge fan of the bff's sibling plot line and this one didn't disappoint. There seemed to be a lot more people than I remembered and I did have a bit of a hard time keep track of who was who
4.5 stars

Crazy for You by Rachel Lacey was a well written and very entertaining read, and I loved it!

Emma and Ryan's story captured my heart, they were both beautiful, relatable and entertaining characters that I easily connected with. I was thoroughly entertained all throughout the book.
I loved watching their relationship move from friends to lovers. They made me smile, they made me laugh and they made me swoon.
And the chemistry was off the charts!!




Overall, Crazy for You is a heartwarmin

3.5 “Motorcycles & Flowers” Stars

ARC via NetGalley.

Thank you, Forever!

In Crazy For You, Rachel Lacey brings you another sweet, small town romance packed with tons of chemistry.

The second title in the Risking It All series that follows three friends who started a new business called Off-The-Grid Adventures and the love of their lives focuses on Ryan and Emma.

We got to see a little bit of them in the first book, and I remember saying I was super excited to read their story because it featured one
Cyndi Becker
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure ~ I was first drawn to this book just because of the title. It made me reminiscent ( yes, I found myself humming Madonna's song) and it took me to a happy place. So, I wasn't too surprised when this story took me to a happy place. It's a wonderful combination of the friends to lovers, brothers best friend/best friends little sister, and the reformed bad boy tropes. The central characters, Emma and Ryan, have a long history and a strong connection, with some new found feelings to ...more
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
This one worked better for me than the first book because the characters clicked and had a previous friendship/connection. I also liked heroine had a strong female support system, was confident about her sexuality and just took no shit at all. She is totally fine with a friends with benefits situation with the H and is focused on her future goals. Obviously these two never thought that things might become deep between them. Not too shabby!
When Emma Rush runs into an ex it reminds her that she had a plan in place to lose her good girl and find her wild side. Deciding to enlist local bad boy, Ryan Blake in her new outlook is a bit harder than she expected especially since the crush she once had for him is still in full bloom.

Ryan made a promise to Emma's brother when he enlisted to protect her and there is a line in doing so he can't cross. However, the more time he spends with Emma the more irresistible she becomes.

Wonderful read
The best friend brother's sister is always off-limits (worse if he's dead), according to some unspoken bro-code. It's an iron-clad promise as well, seeing as a huge number of romance books are built on this premise. 'Crazy for You' explores this very dynamic and it's a tricky one in my opinion, because I think every story would have to (inevitably) deal with why the switch flipped and what exactly makes this relationship worth more than the promise not to cross the forbidden line.

I think what r
Apr 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided via NetGalley and Tasty Book Tours***

4.5 Stars

This book was good. And it was really hot. I admit, at the beginning, I was not sure I believed in the idea of Emma and Ryan as a couple, they were friends, and there were reasons.

The more I got into it, the more it really worked for me. I loved the idea that while Ryan was trying to be good, Emma wanted him to be bad, because she had always been so good, and so perfect. The balance that they each wanted the thing from the other that
I thought I knew what I was getting into with this story, but it wound up with several twists in it! I loved Emma and Ryan's chemistry, but hated Ryan's insistence that he shouldn't get involved with Emma because of his promises to her brother. I also didn't care for how Emma kept thinking that she needed to have a walk on the wild side to gain confidence. Seemed like she had plenty of confidence to me! All things considered, this was a quick and engaging read, and I can't wait for the next book ...more
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

Look, last night started as a dare, but it turned out to be really fun – other than that one part we’ll never speak of again.

Emma was staring at him like he was a lollipop and she needed a sugar fix.

You really have no business being so sexy… It’s just not fair to the female species.

You’ve always felt like a part of my family, in a totally non-incestuous kind of way.

My Review:

Emma had recently been dumped for being unexciting, and by the most boring man she had ever dated, epic
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-wishlist
Ryan and Emma have known each other most of their lives, both growing up in Haven and having the mutual bond of Emma's brother until his death. Ryan and Emma also share the unhappy position of being alone in the world and longing for a family to call their own.

Emma has always been a good girl, her warmth and kindness draw people to her but she is frustrated with always being friend-zoned. Determined to shake up her image, Emma embarks on a crusade to add a little bad to her good. Emma desperatel
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reviewed @ Confessions From Romaholics
Review copy kindly provided by the author via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review

Crazy for You is a fun sibling’s best friend romance with some heart.. Emma has always had a crush on Ryan the resident hottie of their small town . Ever since she can remember she had an interest but he saw her as Derek’s little dorky sister. You get the general gist of the story.

Now they grown adults but they are still firmly in the friend zone even though Emma has plen
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Big brothers cause more problems than you could ever imagine, even now, when you’re all grown up and that crush you have on your brother’s best friend kicks into overdrive. And that’s just where Emma is stuck. For years, she’s known Ryan: she even chased behind him and her brother Derek, and knows that there’s more to Ryan than the bad boy he shows the town. The up for anything boy has morphed into a tattooed, motorcycle riding man, breaking hearts and receiving ‘those’ looks from the town. But, ...more
Under the Covers Book Blog
Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
CRAZY FOR YOU is my favorite story in this series so far! There is a very cozy feeling to this series with the small town setting and the close knit group of friends. This book encompasses all that by bringing a friends to lovers trope and mixing it with a best friends sister. Ryan is known as a bad boy. His best friend, and Emma's brother, died years ago while serving in the military and Ryan has never felt comfortable looking at Emma in any way as a woman. Her teenage crush on him, however ...more
Ann Lorz
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog:

Crazy for you is such a fun book to read. It is book #2 of the, A Ricking It All series. If you haven't yet read the novella and book that comes before this one you should give them both a try. Well worth the read.

I really loved both Emma & Ryan. We all (including the other characters) knew they were meant to be together. If only Ryan would get with the program. The man needed a knock upside the head more then once.
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Run to You got me started with this series and I was excited to get to Crazy For You. Ryan’s bad boy, tattoos, and motorcycle made him the wrong guy for good girl Emma. But this good girl had decided to go a little wild. She wants Ryan to show her how to let go and have a good time. Life ends sometimes on a dare, but for Emma life only opened up for her and showed her what she was missing when she was dared to do the unimaginable for her good girl persona.

Good girl, Emma, and bad boy, Ryan, cli
patrick Lorelli
Apr 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This was a nice story in that Emma is tired of good girl life and is wanting a bad boy in her life for a change. The one she wants is Ryan and he made a promise to her brother before he left for the military to look after her and since her brother never made it home, he feels that even after four years that is what he still must do. Emma and her friends have decided that Ryan is just the bad boy for her. Tattoos, leather jacket, motor cycle and does not smile all the time. The plan is for him to ...more
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow, this book is H-O-T. Well the chemistry between Emma and Ryan is hot. It was building and building that if Emma did not make a more on Ryan soon I was going to (well in my head). It sure did not take Emma long to turn from the good, boring girl to the wild woman. Before Ryan; Emma was so boring that she was dumped (ouch). Ryan did hold up his end of the deal with Emma's late brother to watch over her. Although, I have to admit that if it was not for Ryan, Emma probably would have still been ...more
Jessica Alcazar
OMG .... excessive #feels people *sigh*

Honestly you guys, there wasn't anything in this story that stood out but at the same time, everything did. It's your typical best-friend's little sister trope. Written a million times before. But Rachel Lacey's style just made it fresh and happy. Your heart will definitely sing with this one. The story was so romantic and the progression in Emma and Ryan's relationship was real and tangible. When I was reading, I felt like I was in the story and they were
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
This contemporary romance is the second book in the Risking It All series. While I did read and enjoy the first book, this one can stand on its own. Having read a lot of romances with the best friend's little sister theme, I was glad that Rachel Lacey didn't excessively dwell on that theme. Often in cases where the best friend has died, authors can make too much of the little sister being off limits. Fortunately in this case, Ryan doesn't dwell too much on this. Of course, he does think that he ...more
Dixie-Lee Campbell
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-challenge
Crazy for You ... thought I would just break into first couple of chapters ... well ... hard to put down as I have just flipped to Chapter 17 .... a page turner folks .... Emma and Ryan casually living their lives ... take off on their life-climb ...... but have a feeling and wondering about the landing .... could be a bit crazy ... maybe rocky ... Off-the-Grid ... & what is going on with Mark ??? something serious ???

Heartache, past turmoil carried into the future ... fresh starts, hope, fun...
Suze Lavender
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When Emma's brother Derek passed away she lost the last relative she had. Derek made his best friend Ryan promise he would keep an eye on his sister, which means Emma is off-limits. Emma's schoolgirl crush on Ryan hasn't gone away after more than a decade, but he doesn't appear to be interested in her. Emma doesn't know that he's keeping his distance because of his promise to Derek. Ryan fancies her and wants nothing more than to get to know her better. They're friends, but he would love for the ...more
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted on Daydreaming Books.

* I received an eARC of this book from the publisher for the blog tour hosted by Tasty Book Tours via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

Gosh! Crazy for You was so freaking good. I didn't expect to enjoy it this much but I fell in love with this book and the characters. Everything felt so real and I might have even shed a tear or two.

Emma and Ryan had been friends since their childhood and Emma had always harboured a crush on Ryan but she had never
books are love
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.
Love Ryan. He is protective and kind. He changed from his teen self. He also takes his promise to his best friend seriously. It takes him time and almost losing the girl he loves to see that the promise to protect his sister can be morphed into love that protects as well.
Emma is the little sister of Ryan’s best friend Derek. Derek is a fallen soldier and before he left Ryan promised to watch over Emma. Now Emma is grown and about to leave town. She is fo
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Rachel Lacey is an award-winning contemporary romance author and semi-reformed travel junkie. She's been climbed by a monkey on a mountain in Japan, gone scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, and camped out overnight in New York City for a chance to be an extra in a movie. These days, the majority of her adventures take place on the pages of the books she writes. She lives in warm and sunny Nort ...more

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