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A Crazy Kind of Love

(Flirting with Fame #2)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  597 ratings  ·  99 reviews
Celebrities hold zero interest for photographer Jo Wilder. That's a problem, since snapping pics of the stars is how the pretty paparazza pays the rent. So when Jo attempts to catch a money shot atop the broad shoulders of a helpful bystander, the only thing she notices about the stranger she straddles is that he's seriously hot. Only later does Jo learn that he's also Mic ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published November 28th 2017 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Kari Lemor
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great story by author Mary Ann Marlowe. I'd read her first book, Some Kind of Magic and really enjoyed it but this one pulled me in faster and deeper. The chemistry between the two main characters was great and I really loved their personalities and quirks. They were in quite a predicament with her being a tabloid reporter (though not a very good one) and him being someone the paparazzi wanted to exploit. It definitely kept me turning the pages, faster and faster, though I didn't want it ...more
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I fell for Jo and Micah. Hard. The romance swept me away. The writing was fun and smart, everything I've come to expect from Mary Ann Marlowe. I stayed up way too late reading this gem and have zero regrets. This author is an auto-buy for me every time! ...more
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved the first book in this series, so I was beyond excited to read Micah’s story.

Love love loved Josie and Micah. She’s sweet with a fantastic moral compass. He’s flirty and adorable. Together their banter is charming and sweet and and they have some fantastic chemistry. And of course it was awesome to see Eden and Adam.

Plot wise, it was good. The story is mostly all fluff and thankfully the conflict is an outside source. I was thrilled to see the open communication between Josie and Micah
Ginger at GReadsBooks
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to the author I had the honor of reading an ARC of Mary Ann Marlowe's sophomore novel. I loved her debut so much, that naturally I was eager to experience another one of her stories. And oh what a sweet, CRAZY story this one is!

If you're a fan of honest, down-right adorable, swoon-worthy Romances, then this book is so your jam. I adored Jo & Micah's relationship. In a literary world full of angsty, turmoil Romances, it was quite refreshing to read about sweet characters, falling in love.
Laura Brown
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved the first book in the series and jumped at the chance to get an early read of A Crazy Kind Of Love.

One thing I really enjoyed was how the author gave the readers more from the first couple, Eden and Adam. I love seeing bits and pieces of happy ever after and my always-wanting-more-heart was thrilled.

That said, you don’t need to read these books in order, they stand alone. But I do think reading in order will heighten this wonderful second book.

I’d already grown attached to Mic
Kelli Newby
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book had me smiling all the way through. Jo and Micah are both sweet, lovely human beings working in industries that do their best to take all the sweetness away. Yet, they stay who they are. And they find each other and somehow become even more lovely.

Sweet as the characters are, Marlowe is wickedly funny--from the slapstick of the opening to the wordplay and banter woven throughout. As with her first book, she dances around tropes giving you just what you wanted without it ever feeling pr
Heather Fleet
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I didn't think I could love anyone more than Adam, but Micah... Dear, sweet, Micah. ♥

Review coming soon.
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
Waaay at the start of this year, I reviewed Some Kind of Magic, starring scientist Eden and down-to-earth rockstar Adam. I was pretty excited when the author reached out and asked if I wanted to read the next book in the series. This time, the focus was on Eden's musician brother and a photographer looking to make a name for herself. One of the minor niggles I had with the first book was that, despite showing a great relationship, it didn't have quite enough sizzle for my tastes. I went into boo ...more
Jeannie Zelos
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Crazy Kind of Love, Mary Ann Marlowe

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  Romance, Women's fiction. 

I loved Mary Ann's first book, and this one covers Eden's brother Micah, who we met in book one.
That book was such a treat to read, humour that wasn't forced, drama, real emotions and scenes I felt actually could play out in real life. I was really looking forward to this second book, and it was another terrific read. 

Poor Jo, curious family background that's left her feeling a little b
nick (the infinite limits of love)

I had heard very good things about Mary Ann Marlowe’s debut novel, which was my primary reason for picking up A Crazy Kind of Love. I’m glad I did because this book was very cute, and enjoyable. I’m usually not one for romances that involve celebrities, but I found this one to be one of the better ones. A Crazy Kind of Love is the story of Jo, a young biracial (she’s half-Indian) woman working as a paparazzo for a scummy tabloid, and Micah, a rockstar, with a bit of reputation. I thought bo
Kathleen Gray
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Talk about meeting cute! Jo and Micah shouldn't be a couple, should they, what with her being a paparazzi and him being her subject but.......This is a nice, sweet rom-com with two good characters. The fact that Jo has Type I diabetes made her eve more real and relatable (and hopefully this will inform others about the disease). She's got her issues but she's also got a good heart and that's what shines through. Micah, he's a rock star but he's also a good guy. You know where this one is going b ...more
Deborah Kehoe
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jo Wilder is a papparazza with a heart. She has an eye for photography, thanks to her famous photographer father, but her heart just isn’t into getting the big story and hurting the people she’s reporting about. One day, while trying to get that perfect shot of a celebrity and her kids, she is blocked, then charmed by a handsome stranger. That stranger, Micah Sinclair, helps her get the shot by lifting her up on his shoulders, then proceeds to charm her. He does such a great job of disarming her ...more
Adriana Arrington
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! This novel was exactly the type of book I needed to read right now - a fun rock star romance with some real substance to it. The chemistry between Josie and Micah is palpable and delicious, and I ate up every second both of them appeared on the same page. I thought the book's angle - a musician falling in love with one of the paparazzi that hounds him - was clever and full of interesting dynamics. Marlowe makes the main character, Josie, so real and relatable that I found myself thinki ...more
Nov 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Jo Wilder is a tabloid photographer whose reluctance to exploit celebrity lives may lead to her unemployment if she doesn’t develop a tougher skin. When a much-needed celebrity sighting is interrupted by a bystander, Jo tries to be angry but he is far too handsome and charming for her to hold her ire. When she later learns he is the Micah Sinclair, the current bad boy of rock, she wants to kick herself for yet once again missing the shot. But soon Micah is stalking her, wanting a different kind ...more
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was my first time reading a Mary Ann Marlowe book and I'm sorry to say it didn't wow me. The two leads were so unbelievably silly. The author tried so hard to make it all edgy with the whole paparazzi/rock star romance theme. Just did not cut it for me. For me, there just wasnt any chemistry between the two MCs. It didn't seem real. I just didn't really get their relationship. They spent far too much time pussy-footing around each other, with Micah trying to show that he cares (and being ab ...more
Pooja (Penningtales)
This was utterly romantic and heartfelt! I adored Josie and Micah and their relationship.
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Actual review to come after release date’
Josie is a Georgia girl who moved to New York to make her name as a photographer, living with her best friend Zion: and both work for a tabloid as paparazzi. Josie knows she’s not cut out for the job – the constant intrusion into celebrity lives, her despicable boss, and the fact that she recognizes few (if any) B and lower list celebs don’t help. But, she needs the paycheck and the health insurance, so she is trying. When on an assignment to capture a picture of a celeb out and about in the cit ...more
Angel Hatfield
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Josephine/Jo was paparazzi. Jo’s boss was Andy. Jo had two cameras across her chest bandito style when she surprisingly came across someone famous-Maggie Gyllenhaal with her two daughters. As Jo went to take the pic of Maggie and her girls when a red blob in front of her camera. And it turned out to be a gorgeous man but he had ruined her shot. The man introduced himself as Micah and offered and then had her get on his shoulders for another chance but Maggie noticed her and took off in the oppos ...more
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a sweet, cute romance plain and simple! Jo is a paparazza making ends meet by stalking celebrities. She doesn't like the job, but she needs health insurance right? She'd much rather do up close and personal photography, but until that happens, she is forced to do a job she feels is unethical. When she struggles to get a good photo op, a bystander helps her out by giving her a boost on his shoulders. After, she learns Micah, her helper, is the front man of a very popular rock band.

Soon, M
Oct 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I was SO excited for this book and I wanted to love it but unfortunately it was lacking the spark I felt in the first book. Some Kind of Magic consumed me and I felt all the tension and emotion between the characters. I even cried but A Crazy Kind of Love didn't have that same magic. Maybe it was Jo's job, maybe it was how quickly the romance progressed. I think both of those things definitely played a part but I just didn't feel the connection between Jo and Micah. I was often left feeling frus ...more
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a fun, flirty, feel-good story. I loved Micah and Jo. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough and stayed up late finishing this. I also loved getting to see Adam and Eden (from "Some Kind of Magic")! ...more
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it
I received an arc from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book fell short for me.... the romance progressed way too quickly for my liking. Jo seems like an airhead to me (personal opinion). But if you want a light fluffy read, you will like this.
Adele Buck
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is the second in Mary Ann Marlowe’s rock star series. In it, we meet Micah, the brother of the heroine of book one (Eden). However, this book is narrated entirely from the point of view of the woman he falls for, a paparazza named Jo, so we see the developing relationship entirely through her eyes. The female-only POV was also a feature of the first book, but I believe it worked a bit better there. Since we’ve already met Micah in that book (though not spent a lot of time with him), I ...more
Jae Mod
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***ARC received in exchange for an honest review***

A Crazy Kind of Love by Mary Ann Marlowe is exactly what you get ...a crazy kind of love, a whirlwind romance; fleeting just like the flash of the paparazza camera. If you like wonderfully written, light, fast paced, swoon worthy moments, and chemistry so strong it jumps off the page, then this is the book for you. Ms. Marlowe pulls it all together in her second book and has left me waiting eagerly to read whatever she comes up with next.

Samantha (WLABB)
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for an adorable romance with a small side of drama, look no further! A Crazy Kind of Love delivered the perfect portions and combinations of drama, humor, swoon, and heat, and I must confess, it left me with a smile on my face and I will admit, a few happy tears in my eyes.

Micah a musician better was known for his romantic entanglements and media-whore ways, than for his songwriting and outstanding performances.

Jo a fledgling paparazza, with a lot of artistic talent, who
Barb Fischer
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-read
The story focuses on Josie who is a paparazza for an online gossip magazine. I liked that this was from a different perspective. I definitely haven’t read any books from the paparazza’s point-of-view.

This a romance novel. But it definitely feels a bit more hearty than just that. Or at least it did for me. I think that Josie’s story had a lot of depth. She definitely isn’t a one dimensional character. Sometimes in romance-y novels the tension feels forced, it does not in this case. The nature of
Jul 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
Giving this one a 3. The romance wasn’t as strong in this second book (which features a secondary character from Some Kind of Magic but isn’t exactly a sequel), and there was a potentially problematic issue with a character who seems to be gender non-conforming (although I could have misread that entirely/misunderstood what the author was going for, and maybe the character has a female public persona and a male private persona). Anyway, basically this earned 3 stars for me by painting a legit pi ...more
Just as fun as the last title, maybe even better, I think Mary Ann Marlowe might be a good source of breezy modern romance with good gender politics. Loved that the main character was type 1 diabetic, there aren't enough romance novels that represent folks who struggle with permanent health issues.

Characters reoccur from the first book. Despite the fact that the premise of the meet-cute was the same: everyday girl meets rock star and doesn't know who he is, sparks fly but then the price of fame
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
2.5 not sure what to say besides meh. Just meh.
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Award-winning USA Today bestselling author Mary Ann Marlowe works by day as a computer programmer/DBA in central Virginia. By night, she travels to far-off imaginary lands and likes to make her fictional characters kiss. In a former life, she spent ten years in grad school, at 3 different universities, pursuing a degree in French literature. Her resume includes stints as a French teacher at the Un


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