Friday, June 12, 2015

Crazy for the Competition by Cindi Madsen ~ Review Tour & Giveaway

We're celebrating the release of Crazy for the Competition by Cindi Madsen!

Title: Crazy for the Competition
Author: Cindi Madsen 
Age: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled

The road to trouble is paved with sweet temptation…

Always the rebel in her ultra-conservative family, Quinn Sakata dreams of quitting her dad's real-estate business and restoring the old Mountain Ridge Bed and Breakfast in her hometown of Hope Springs. Except that Quinn's not the only person bidding on it. Worse still, her competitor is her high school crush, Heath Brantley, who is all kinds of ripped, tattooed hotness...

So much for her "nice, conservative boys" rule.

Heath has his own reasons for bidding on Mountain Ridge, and he won't give in without a fight - even to the red-lipped hottie with a sailor's mouth. But when their rivalry shifts into an unexpected zing of chemistry, Heath realizes he's in deep trouble. Because it's inevitable that emotions will get involved, and he needs to keep his eyes on the prize before they both get hurt.

Source:  Received an eBook ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.


I always enjoy Bliss books and this author in particular.  She does a great job of mixing characters I care about with humor and a great story, to make an enjoyable read.

The characters really grabbed me with in this one.  I loved both Quinn and Health from the start.  Quinn has  a vibrant and wild side that doesn't sit well with her proper Japanese culture.  She likes to laugh.  She's funny.  She's outspoken.  She's independent.  She resourceful.  She tries to be respectful and do as her parents want but it doesn't make her happy.  She needs to get out from under their control but in a way that doesn't disgrace them.  Her plan is to leave the family business with a plan to restore the B&B.  She's saved to do it.  It's her plan at freedom.

But Health has a dream and a plan too.  His need to have it just as great.  His brother coming home from the service needs a focus and support.  His younger brother needs him around.  The hunting lodge has been their dream, together.  The one thing that can keep his wondering soul in one place.   Too bad the B&B would have to go in order to build the lodge.

When both Quinn and Health go after the same place, the competition begins.

It's a great story where they both want the same thing and are fighting for it.  But as they are forced to spend time together, they discover they like being around each other.  Then, there's the chemistry between them.  Kisses happen.  And I so enjoy kissing.  So much yummy kissing in this one.

I saw how this would end but it didn't distract me from enjoying the journey with them.  I was cheering for both of them and hoping they would find a way to figure things out.

The writing was great and it's the kind of book you can just soak up in a sitting.  My schedule prevented that but I would have liked to have read it straight through.

Hoping that Cam gets a book.  Didn't read the first book but now I want to.

If sweet and yummy kissing books are your thing, then this one should be your next read.


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Title: Second Chance Ranch
Author: Cindi Madsen 
Age: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled

Sometimes love is right where you left it.

Sadie Hart has a plan: return to her small town of Hope Springs so she can regain her confidence—and bank account—before giving one more shot to her country music dream. The dream that means more to her than anything. The dream she chose over her high school sweetheart, the brooding and sinfully handsome Royce Dixon.

Royce has moved on from his memories of the beautiful Sadie. Now he’s focused solely on running Second Chance Ranch, where he rehabilitates troubled teens through ranch work. But when he needs a new employee and Sadie’s the only one to volunteer, he has no choice but to offer his old flame a job.

Whether riding a horse with the wind in her hair or mucking out the stalls, Sadie can still get Royce’s heart beating like no one else. But Nashville is her dream, and Royce can’t settle for second best.

About the Author:

Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children. She is the YA author of DEMONS OF THE SUN & ALL THE BROKEN PIECES, and the adult author of FALLING FOR HER FIANCE, ACT LIKE YOU LOVE ME and CINDERELLA SCREWED ME OVER.

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  1. Definitely like the sound of this one and I am sure the competition for the same place adds an interesting twist. Great review!

  2. I enjoy a sweet story with chemistry and yummy kissing! Quinn sounds like a great character. I love how you describe her, and am interested in the dynamics with her family. The competition between Quinn and Heath make for an interesting plot! Wonderful Review Val :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  3. This one sounds like my kinda book! Love that there is a competition and it is heating up.

  4. I like that these two are fighting over the same place! Sounds like a sweet read that I'd enjoy!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace