Blog Tour: Crazy For You by Rachel Lacey

Welcome to the Crazy For You blog tour post! This is the second book in Rachel Lacey‘s cute contemporary series Risking It All and I’m so excited to share this book with you guys!

I’ve got lots of fun things in this post, including a review, Q&A with Rachel, an excerpt, and a giveaway! So scroll on down and check out all the fun stuff (:

Blog Tour: Crazy For You by Rachel LaceyCrazy for You (Risking It All, #2) by Rachel Lacey
Series: Risking It All #2
Published by Forever on March 28th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 336

"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 a "good girl," she needs a little help being naughty . . . and she knows just where to start.
Before Emma's brother enlisted in the military, he made Ryan promise that he would protect her from everything--including himself. When her brother doesn't come home, Ryan needs to turn his screwed-up life around to honor his pledge. But he knows he's still not the right kind of guy for someone as sweet as Emma. Only he can't stop wanting to be with her. Wanting her. Falling in love with a good girl may be the craziest risk this bad boy can take . . .
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With Crazy for You, we head back to Haven to see Ryan and Emma find their happily ever after! It’s a mix of bad boy/good girl and best friend’s little sister kind of romance. They’ve known each other since forever; Emma has always had a bit of a crush on her older brother’s best friend, and Ryan’s promise to protect Emma like his own sister. But now years later, there’s a spark between them that can’t be denied!

“You drive me absolutely crazy, you know that?” he whispered against her lips, his words sending a thrill through her.


I found both Ryan and Emma to be so sweet. Emma has always been the good girl, but with the motivation of her friends, she tries to be more adventurous. And Ryan is the perfect guy to help her. Ryan (though somewhat reluctantly at first) gives Emma the “crazy” ride she’s looking for. I really enjoyed their spark and chemistry but  more than that I appreciated that their relationship is based on friendship and not just that lust/attraction. The moments where Ryan taught Emma to rock climb were definitely one of my favourites. It’s one of those cute longtime coming kind of romance.

The book continues with it’s small town feel and while the romance is the focus, there’s still other relationships that we get to explore.  With Ryan’s half  brother popping back into his life, I think this is where Ryan really shined as guy who really cares for the people he loves. The group of friends are always near by to add their two cents and I’m looking forward to Mark and Jessica’s second chance romance.

Overall, with minimal angst and lots of cute moments Crazy for You was a sweet-lighthearted romance. It was a nice addition to the series and I look forward to more of these sweet small town romances.

{*Thanks to Forever & Edelweiss for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.


Q&A with Rachel Lacey

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

I loved writing all the fun, adventurous things Ryan and Emma did together in CRAZY FOR YOU – rock climbing, cliff jumping, motorcycle rides, etc. They were so much fun to write, and it was the perfect balance to some of the heavier themes in the book. These two characters really bring out the best in each other, constantly pushing each other out of their comfort zones.

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

Dream On by Aerosmith – “Dream until your dreams come true!”

Name one thing you won’t leave home without.

Chapstick! I have a weird obsession with it.

A la Twitter style, please describe your book in 140 characters or less.

Contemporary Romance Author. Wife. Mother. Animal Lover & Rescue Advocate. Hufflepuff. Powered by wine, chocolate, and books!

If you could have dinner with any three authors (alive or dead), who would you choose and why?

First, JK Rowling because she is a literary genius and a fierce feminist, and I’d love to chat with her about anything and everything. Next, Mary Higgins Clark because she was my very first “favorite author,” and I’d love to thank her for that. And of course Nora Roberts because she is my hero and gives great advice. All three of these ladies have inspired me so much, and I would love to just soak up all the knowledge they could impart.

What are your favorite types of stories to read?

My favorite books make me laugh *and* cry. I want ALL THE FEELS while I’m reading!



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About Rachel Lacey

Rachel Lacey is a 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 North Carolina with her husband, son, and a variety of rescue pets.

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Whoa. Emma closed her eyes and let out a shriek as Ryan guided the motorcycle onto Main Street and picked up speed. The cold wind whipped her face, taking her breath away. Beneath her, the engine rumbled and roared like a wild thing. Holy sh*t. She was on the back of Ryan Blake’s bike, and it was amazing.

The wind bit through her thin, knit gloves, hitting her fingers with an icy blast. Actually, every part of her was freezing, but she didn’t care. She wrapped her arms more firmly around Ryan’s waist, anchoring herself to him so she didn’t tumble off the back of the bike, and somehow her hands slipped beneath his jacket. Ahh. That was better. Toasty warm, and also…her hands were on his T-shirt. Even through her gloves, she felt the hard contour of his abs, and nope, she wasn’t cold now.

And this was absolutely freaking amazing.

She hung on tight as he guided them over Haven’s twisting mountain roads, deserted at this hour. Overhead the moon shone like a beacon, illuminating the night in its soft, silvery glow. The roar of the engine and the slap of the wind against her face shocked her senses. It was thrilling, invigorating, so completely different from riding inside a car.

She’d never have done this if Mandy hadn’t dared her, and now she felt like her eyes were open for the first time in years. This was what she needed. Somewhere along the way, as she sat at the bar talking to Ryan, she’d realized she was having fun, really having fun. And she wanted more. She wanted it all, every last wild and crazy fantasy.

All too soon, her building came into view. Ryan cut the engine and guided them quietly into the driveway, coming to a stop behind her silver Toyota RAV4. He turned his head to look at her, so sexy in his helmet and riding glasses. “So how was it?”

“Even better than I thought it would be.” She gulped for air. His lips were way too close to hers, and she was still a little bit drunk on beer and a whole lot drunk on her first motorcycle ride. Mandy’s words echoed in her ears. Bonus points if you kiss him. Just stand up a bit, lean over his shoulder, and…

Emma leaned forward, her chest sliding up his back as she tipped her face to his. Holy hell, she had completely lost her mind, but she was going for it. Every nerve in her body went haywire.

Clunk. Her helmet smacked into his, drawing her up an inch short of his lips.




Author: Cyn

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9 Replies to “Blog Tour: Crazy For You by Rachel Lacey”

  1. I do love these small-town romances. The secondary characters sound like fun. I love when they add their two cents. Lovely review Cyn.

  2. I have not tried this author yet, but I totally should 😀

    I also like the twitter question. Nice

  3. Allisia with Tasty Book Tours says: Reply

    Thank you for reviewing and hosting today!

  4. Yeah for best friend’s sister small town romance being good stuff, Cyn. These do look good. Thanks for the intro to the series.

  5. Aww, this book looks so cute. And I have been wanting books with little to no angst! I have read a couple of books by Lacey and enjoyed them, so I need to look into this one. Great review!

  6. Oh i don’t mind the bad boy/ good girl best friends sister/brother themes at times they can be super fun 😀 glad you thought this was cute! I sounds good

  7. I do like the sound of this one. I almost always enjoy the best friends sibling kind of romances. I like that they have a shared history together.

  8. A cute contemporary romance with minimal angst AND their relationship is based on friendship? Sign me the heck up, because this series sounds awesome! Thanks for bringing Rachel Lacey onto my radar, Cyn. 🙂

  9. I did like that they were friends first. That’s always nice to see 🙂

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