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Crazy For You

(The Pink Bean #8)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  337 ratings  ·  64 reviews
Only love can heal a scarred soul
Jessica Porter is recovering from a medical procedure that has left her scarred, both physically and mentally. Before she goes back to work as a TV executive, she decides to call upon the services of her trusted escort, Laurel. When a mix-up at the agency brings Liz to her door instead, it doesn’t take long for her to charm Jessica. As Liz
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Published April 24th 2018 by Ladylit Publishing
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Apr 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Looks like I’m in the minority on this one . . .

This is the story of Jessica, a friend of Caitlin’s who we are introduced to in Pink Bean 7. In this book, Jessica hires an escort who she used to use quite frequently, but hasn’t requested in a while. Rather than her usual escort, however, Liz shows up.

I really enjoyed the beginning of this book. It was believable and sweet. Jessica’s motivations were easy to relate to whether you’ve been in her position or not and Liz was a charming and open ch
Les Rêveur
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From the moment I finished the last book in the Pink Bean Series, Love Without Limits I became obsessed with Jessica. What happened? What surgery did she have? Will she be ok?
So you can imagine my sheer glee when I received Crazy For You last week. As I knew it was arriving in my mailbox soon, I started the whole series from the beginning and devoured it! Seriously, this is one of the best series on the market.
Jessica has just been through life changing surgery and she’s not feeling like
When I’ve finished a romance I have an image in my head of them living a long happy life together but with this one I feel like they’d last a month tops :(
2.5 stars
Crazy For You (The Pink Bean #8) by Harper Bliss was my second foray into the Pink Bean series after I read No Strings Attached with Book Club Buddie D. in June of 2018 and we didn’t like it. So I let it go for awhile. But then I heard all these exclamations of joy about the audio book experience and narrator Angela Dawe in particular. What better way to get myself reacquainted again.

Oh my, they were right. Angela Dawe makes this into a very pleasant adventure indeed. Her silky smooth voice is p
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Read this in a few hours!

I'm not bragging on my reading speed, I'm saying I couldn't put it down! Now my coffees cold & my cats are whining because they haven't been fed! I did fall in love with Liz! She is a character I would like to have as a friend. Jessica has touched my heart , too! Overcoming a surgery like hers is a difficult journey. I have lost friend's and family to the awful disease. Some have to get over the same fears Jessica had, very hard to do. With Liz's strength and tender unde
Crazy For You is 100% Jessica’s book. It’s told entirely from her perspective, even though it’s not in the first person, so we’re only let in on her thoughts and emotions. She has a huge arc because she’s dealing with several things: accepting her body after the procedure, reconciling that she may have been experiencing depression again (in Love Without Limits we learn that she’d had a debilitating bout of it before), deciding if she’s ready for a relationship for the first time in years, and co ...more
Ameliah Faith
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Still Loving the Pink Bean Series!!

This book is the eighth in the Pink Bean series, however it also works fine as a stand alone read. This is Jessica’s story.

Jessica is a breast cancer survivor who is afraid to look at her body since the surgery. In order to get over it, she hires her usual escort. Instead of her usual, Liz shows up instead. Liz is a miracle. She helps Jessica over her fears and stands by her as she gains strength, mentally and physically. Of course, they fall in love but can J
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well written funny book. Nice romance, not much angst and lovable characters. The results of the surgery that Jessica had to have and her feelings about herself were treated in a sensitive way. Am going to read other books in this series.
May 28, 2018 rated it liked it
This is probably one of my favorites of the series. I really liked both Jessica and Liz. It was, of course, too short. That resulted in a change of heart and a story ending that came too quickly to be believable.
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another great read. I know not everyone likes Jessica, but she's one of my favourite characters in this series. I need to get a paperback copy of this so I can reread it by the pool one day.
Mari Stark
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One thing I love about Harper books and mostly in the pink bean series is the fact that her stories are always different and I’m sure I can say disruptive in the best way, never ever a “by the book” romance, this one of course isn’t the exception, this book in particular address a very difficult matter, the loss and change so many women face and it’s done in a very amazing way, the way only Harper could do, it is a master piece, is not easy but she did it. Another thing why I consider this one b ...more
Annette Mori
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another winner
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's one of my favorite books in the Pink Bean series, together with Everything Between Us and This Foreign Affair.
I absolutely love that Harper Bliss writes about such diverse topics in this series and obviously some resonate more with me than others. This was a great read
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Harper Bliss brings us another topic in her Pink Bean Series and a topic that is so real for so many woman and she does it with such honesty.
Can you love after your body has been altered? Can you overcome the anxiety of the loss? Can you learn to re-love yourself?
Jessica is so lonely and full of self doubt, Liz who is compassionate and selfless. This seems like a match made in heaven, except Jessica has paid Liz for the service, is Liz’s talk and actions all tricks of the trade or is there a con
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Harper Bliss has yet again shone the light on a secondary character from a previous book (PB7) and made her shine. Just when I thought Jessica was going to be third in the Caitlin, Jo thrupple, Bliss has her facing some demons of her own and falling for a unexpected beautiful butch Liz.

However, she must learn to love herself again before she can even think of loving another.

This Pink Beans series is like catching up with old friends, family and meeting new friends. You never know who you might
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-ff, lesfic
Jessica is recovering mentally and physically from recent surgery and thinks hiring an escort will help her get back to her normal self. But a different escort arrives not the one she was expecting. It’s a well written story with real depth of feeling describing how Jessica can accept her body after surgery. Also, whether or not she can accept Liz’s Career choice. I didn’t know how it would end and I love that in a book. Romantic scenes were expertly written as usual by Harper Bliss, I especiall ...more
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't Put it Down

Harper Bliss is one of my favorite lesfic writers ( and I read a lot of lesfic!). The Pink Bean series grabbed me from the first book, and I have eagerly awaited each new release.

This book is deliciously sexy, while addressing a couple of topics that I think are important - body image and women who choose to earn their livings as sex workers. I think Ms. Bliss handled each issue with compassion and support.

I hope the characters in the Pink Bean series continue to speak throug
Cathy Powell
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So, let’s start with I am biased because I love the way Harper Bliss writes and will most always give her books four to five stars.

The plot of the book is a bit scandalous for some but as Harper has done before she writes so beautifully and eloquently you are 100% ok with everything in the book.

The book ended way to fast for me so I am eagerly awaiting the next book by Harper!

I love the Pink Bean Series but this book can be read alone.
Jul 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Another good entry in the Pink Bean series. I enjoyed it, though I also wanted more mental health discussion. It's a tough topic and it was delicately handled, but maybe not thoroughly handled? And we just blew through the reasons for Jessica's surgery. I think this book had more potential than it delivered.
I don't believe in the ending, that's all.
Cassandra Lemard
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great edition!!

Crazy For You is yet another beautifully written edition to the Pink Bean Series, which I found extremely hard to put down. What I love the most about Harper and her books, is the fact that they are all thought provoking. Thus far, all of themes and situations the characters are faced with, often leaves me wondering what I would have done if it was me. It's made me question, and explore my own views and opinions. As far as I am concerned, there is nothing better than a th
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once Again!

Once Again Harper has written a wonderful book! Jess and Liz are so much like a couple of friends of mine( or could be of I knew a richie rich girl and a paid escort!) As always, I really enjoyed this chapter of the Pink Bean series. I hope many more will follow!
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You never know what you’ll get when you start reading a novel by Harper Bliss, except that it will be good, and this definitely is good. She takes unusual circumstances or occupations and turns them into an absorbing story. In this book, the unusual occupation is escort services. Jessica (who I did not remember from the previous book, but it doesn’t matter) is recovering from a mastectomy. To get over the emotional issues, she calls an escort service and Liz is the unexpected escort.

As the blur
Lisa B
May 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I absolutely love The Pink Bean series of books, but I did have a bit of a problem with this one I’m afraid. As usual the characters are wonderful, Liz was particularly kind, gentle and understanding, and it is beautifully written; no problems there. My uneasiness lies with the depiction of Jessica’s breast cancer and subsequent treatment; depicted here from diagnosis to three months later cured with just a healed scar to show for her ordeal. Luckily no radiotherapy needed, but no mention of che ...more
This author certainly knows how to craft a story that will leave me speechless but with a mind overflowing with thoughts that are clamoring around and demanding to be released. There are so many things that I love about this story starting with my love for Liz and Jessica! Jessica has been through so much and yet she is still willing to take a chance on love. Liz is such a sweetheart because she lives her life on her own terms and she encourages Jessica to live fully and not be a passive bystand ...more
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully Written!!!

This book 8 of the PB series definitely receives 5 stars on my behalf because it was a beautiful story but a reality to many women in the world where the big darn C is concerned.
I'm so sad for the things that Jessica had to go through but happy that after all that sadness she met Liz who had a big part in her accepting her new reality and handling it the way she did. I was so happy that Jessica did what she needed to do to not let Liz go. Just Loved this book!! I hope that
May 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, lgbt
This book was okay. It was not my favorite Harper Bliss book. This one was about Jessica, an executive at a TV studio (and Caitlin's boss if you have read the other Pink Bean books) who has breast cancer and is trying to figure out her life after having a mastectomy. She meets an escort, Liz, when her normal escort leaves and Liz is sent to her instead.

The character progression of this book is okay. The two characters have good chemistry but I felt it also moved a little too quickly for my tast
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Crazy For You by Harper Bliss was a great read. PB8 brings Jessica (who we got to meet in PB7) back and explains her sudden disappearance after her very hot last meeting with Caitlyn, Jo, and Kathryn. We also get to meet the lovely Liz. As with every Bliss book the writing is excellent and the characters fabulous. I literally hate to see the end of Harper’s books, but I suppose I have to actually get something accomplished irl. Lol! Seriously if you’ve never read any Harper Bliss novels I have n ...more
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Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Medical leave

Jessica is back after disappearing with no word to anyone. Upon her return everything is explained. She makes an appointment for a lesbian experience. Laurel who she expects doesn't show but Liz does. Taken back by the pull Liz has over her a relationship develops. Because of Jessica 's insecurities Liz is feeling some type of way. Can Jessica fix things? Read their story.

Also at the end of the story Harper gives us some insight on a story of her own. Thanks Harper for sharing. I'm
Kayla Mills
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my, where do I begin? For starters, this one felt a little different from the other books in the series. Not sure why, but for me, it did.

I loved Jessica's struggle with her body image after her surgery and the way that Liz was so gentle with her about it. It was so incredibly sweet!

I also loved that Jessica finally came around to accepting Liz's profession and that she could finally get past it.

Once again, another great book from Harper! Thank you!
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Harper Bliss is a best-selling lesbian romance author. Among her most-loved books are the highly dramatic French Kissing and the often thought-provoking Pink Bean series. She is the co-founder of My LesFic, a weekly newsletter offering discount deals on lesbian fiction.

Harper lived in Hong Kong for 7 years, travelled the world for a bit, and has now settled in Brussels (Belgium) with her wife and

Other books in the series

The Pink Bean (9 books)
  • No Strings Attached (The Pink Bean, #1)
  • Beneath the Surface (The Pink Bean, #2)
  • Everything Between Us (The Pink Bean, #3)
  • This Foreign Affair (The Pink Bean, #4)
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