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Crazy Love

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Semi-pro SBXer Luke Madison can’t afford any distractions. He’s chasing his dreams in Aspen, not realizing the dire consequences of his actions. Now, if Luke can’t pull off a miracle, his family could lose everything, and there’s no way he’ll let that happen.
No pressure or anything.
Charlotte Brown is determined to become a doctor—a neurologist to be precise, and she’s al
ebook, 277 pages
Published January 22nd 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Embrace)
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Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Luke dreams of becoming a snowboarding pro. He believes his time has come and has decided to grab the opportunity with both hands. He's dropped out of school and heading to his hometown. Luke hasn't told his parents yet and is trying to put off his visit. Time to hit the snow and work in his dream. Afterwards, he decides to have a hot drink before facing the family. He can't take his eyes off the waitress. She's gorgeous and sassy.

Charlotte wants to be a doctor and is studying every minute she
This is a lovely story of daring to go against family expectations, daring to follow your dreams and have adventures along the way!

Luke Madison has dropped out of college to seriously train and compete as a snowboard cross athlete, hoping to be able to compete at the highest levels and maybe even make the national team to compete in the Olympics. He has used his inheritance to pay for a coach to help him achieve his dreams. He hasn’t told his parents about this and they are expecting him to fini
Samantha (WLABB)
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, contemporary, romance, na
I was looking for something on the lighter side, and I got something even better from this book! This was such a fun, feel good romance, which left me with a sappy grin on my face.


• Luke - An aspiring SBX racer, who is worried about upsetting the family plan after withdrawing from college in order to chase his dreams.

• Charlotte - A take-no-nonsense, independent waitress, who has fled her life in Arizona in hopes that a change of scenery will help her conquer the MCAT and begin earning her
Charlotte Brown has got a job in Aspen at Christmas waiting tables at a family diner while she saves money and studies for her third retake (or is it the second retake after she took it?) of the MCAT. Charlotte's mother has MS and ever since her diagnosis Charlotte has know she wanted to be a doctor.

I think this is the second book in a series and I haven't read the first book. Actually, I've checked and it seems to be a follow on from the Finding Perfect duology. The reason for my rambling is th
Lenore Kosinski

4 stars — I kinda wish I’d read Parker and Zoey’s story before this one, just to see what Luke was like there. It’s not officially a series, but they do reference stuff from Defying Gravity, so it might have been nice to read in order. Ah well.

Charlotte was an interesting heroine. I loved how sassy and no-nonsense she was, how she wasn’t afraid to stand up for herself…or rather, how she forgot to be afraid until afterwards. *snort* I also loved it when we
books are love
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received in exchange for a honest review.

This was so so fun. We see such a change in Luke from the last book. He grows and matures but also stands up for his dreams.

So quick and dirty:

Characters: Love all but one. Luke and Charlotte are so sweet, stubborn, sassy and just loveable from the beginning. Luke and charlotte’s family and friends are wonderful and strong side characters. Even Luke’s trainer is a hoot. Luke has really matured in this book and I love how he realizes he was an idiot and fi
Jan 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Crazy Love is the perfect novel to read on a snowy day. It has the perfect combination of real life drama and romance. The main characters were well-written, and I could visualize every scenario they were in based on the great writing by the author.

I did find the Insta-love between Charlotte and Luke to be a bit unbelievable, and towards the end when she referred to him as "her boyfriend" so quickly, I did a little eye roll. I'm not a huge fan of Insta-love stories, but those who are will really
Eva Scalzo
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
crazy love is a sequel of sorts to defying gravity. but given the characters' ages, the story has a different feel. luke madison has come home a semester short of finishing his business degree at asu. he lives and breathes snowboardcross and has a chance to make the national team and the olympics, but only if he focuses on his training.

charlotte understands about needing to focus, she has one last shot at passing her mcat's and getting into medical school. growing up dealing with a mom who suffe
Gata Leitora / Cat reader
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luke resolved to pursue his dream and locked college for a period to compete in snowboard speed rinks. He goes to Aspen to train, see his parents for Christmas and participate in SBX circuit. He is focused and does not even need distractions, but everything changes when he meets the equally focused Charlotte. Charlotte wants to go to medical school, she has missed twice in the exam and will only have one more chance and goes to Aspen to help her friend's cafeteria , raise money for college and s ...more
Bette Hansen
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love doesn't always happen at the most opportune times. It certainly doesn't for Luke Madison or Charlotte Brown. Neither of these two have the time to devote to a relationship. Luke has everything on the line as he returns to his hometown of Aspen to train for the upcoming snowboarding championships. Charlotte is working hard studying for the MCAT so she can achieve her dream of becoming a doctor and helping others. He's driven by the fact that his parent's business is on the line. She's driven ...more
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a sweet young adult romance about Charlotte who has come to Aspen to study for her MCAT exam - yes, of course, that’s where people choose to study - and Luke who has dropped out of college to pursue a place on the national snowboarding cross team.

They fall for each other pretty quickly with only a few bumps in the road. The real bumps come as Luke speeds down the mountain in races while a jerky competitor tries to take him out. I had never watched a snowboarding race before and had to g
Becky Rendon
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Crazy Love is a fun filled adventure with so much snow it makes you shiver. (Or that's the zero degree weather we are having right now.)

Crazy Love or not, this book is sweet and sexy. It's fun and the energy will keep you thoroughly entertained. With adrenaline flowing through you from the snowboarding, to anger, and lust, you will coast through the to the end before you even realize you've gotten that far.

I hope you are willing to take the plunge because these guys are worth the risk.

Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a really sweet read.This is Charlotte and Luke's story these two first meet at a diner and the attraction is immediate but she's put off because she needs to concentrate on studying and she thinks he's a player but after he comes to her aid she starts to see him in an all new light.This was a really cute read its just perfect for a lazy afternoon ...more
Esther Haddie's Haven
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kendra C. Highley is one of my favorite authors. Her books do not disappoint. Crazy Love is not different.
Sasha Says
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I have a major weakness for swoony sport romance so Crazy Love was right up my alley. Luke and Charlotte were both super likable characters and the book was filled with great secondary characters as well. Charlotte was fun and sassy and I liked how committed she was to her goals. I found the relationship to be sweet and heartwarming. I loved how strong their attraction was, but also seeing their friendship develop and how they supported each other. I was already a fan of Kendra C. Highley's YA w ...more
Lauren loves llamas
I’ve been on a real winter sports romance kick lately, so this New Adult entry was right up my alley. It’s also refreshingly sweet and heartwarming, despite also dealing with some serious issues. You’d expect certain things from a romance between a rich playboy snowboarder and a studious wannabe med student, but there’s ever so much more than that. This was a really lovely comfort read!

“I just want to make sure this is worth it. I actually like my family, cheesy as that sounds. I don’t want to b
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it

Charlotte Brown wants to be a doctor, but passing the MCAT test is harder than she imagined, and if she fails it this third time around her dream is over, which means she can't afford any distractions. However, there's something about semi-pro SBXer Luke Madison that she finds hard to resist. Will Charlotte give Luke a chance, or will the distraction they cause for each other force them to walk away from their chance at happy ever after?

This book is an enthralling and wonderful read and a story
Thuy Taylor
Luke is a up and coming snowboarder who has his career mapped out for him for after he graduates college. He is supposed to take over the family business. He wanted to take the risk and live out his dream before hunkering down and not look back years and wished he would've at tried his best at what he wanted in life and that was heading to the Olympics.

Charlotte is a waitress, moved to Aspen to get away from any distractions to study for the MCAT for medical school to become a doctor. I liked he
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, sports-romance
After reading Defying Gravity, the book where Luke is first introduced, I both wanted his story ASAP and wondered how on earth he was going to be redeemed. It takes a talented author to take a pretty unlikeable character who was full of himself and make you want to root for him. That happened 100% in Crazy Love.

Luke is back home to pursue his dream of professional snowboarding but his family was counting on him to take over the family business upon graduation. The struggle that Luke faced betwee
Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, netgalley-arcs
Luke has come home from college with plans to train and compete in Snowboard Cross. There he meets Charlotte who is working at a local Aspen cafe her best friend's family owns.

It isn't the best time for either of them to start a relationship with his training and her studying to take the MCAT.

I really liked that both Luke and Charlotte have goals and dreams that are important to them outside of their friendship and possible romance. It made them more relatable and well-rounded characters.

The pl
Becky Wise
Dec 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
A cute winter read. Crazy Love takes you into a world of competitive snowboard cross. I love this one. I couldn't put it down once i got started. Luke and Charlotte seem to have instant chemistry. They maybe some what different him the extreme daredevil athlete and her the med student but they just click so well. I love how they are with their families. Kendra C. Highley did a fabulous job with this one. As first time read I can't wait to dig into more of her books. I'm also kind of hoping for m ...more
Colleen's Conclusions
This was a very cute winter read. I really liked Luke and Charlotte together. I didn't read the first book Luke was in and I wasn't lost and I didn't have any real spoilers for the first book. The romance was very cute in a fluffy way and there were definitely some sparks and chemistry going on. This was definitely a new adult book, not a young adult but I think Ms. Kendra did a good job writing her first new adult book and I'd definietly recommend this one and look forward to reading more. It d ...more
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for a review.

This was a cute and sweet romance and a great afternoon read. I liked both main characters as well as the secondary characters and I liked how we get a look into the SBX world. It's a sport I don't know much about and it was interesting to get more detail about it.
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I like this author! This is what a cheesy teen romance is supposed to be, ha ha. I liked it.
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Received an eArc of this book from the publisher's through netgalley in exchange for an honest review

I enjoyed this book this is the second book that I have read from Kendra and it didn't disappoint. I loved the premise of this book and I love my sport romances and this is the first book that I have read about snowboarding.
This was a cute fast paced read and I couldn't put it down once I started reading it. I loved the chemistry between Luke and Charlotte and I loved that they had goals outsid
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Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another fantastic book by a new author to me. Definitely be reading more of her books in the future I can tell you. Plus I have to say that I have a soft spot for all entangled authors and I’m always willing to give these authors books ago. Your always guaranteed a great story to read just like this book. It had me glued to my iPad and I found it impossible to put this book down once I started reading it. I like the storyline, the amazing characters and the great romance the author has written I ...more
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Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to four self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes in everyday magic, extraordinary love stories, and the restorative powers of dark chocolate

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