Thursday, February 28, 2019

Crazy on You - DNF Review

Crazy on You (Love and Harmony, # 3)

By: Crystal B. Bright

Publication: February 12th 2019 by Lyrical Shine


Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Shut out the noise and listen to your heart . . .

Worse than a one-hit wonder, Tassia Hogan is a one-line wonder. Infamous for a memorable, extremely provocative verse, her music career is going nowhere. Finding a decent man to date has also proven fruitless . . . they all think she’s as wanton as those lyrics. But now her label is offering Tassia the chance to shine—with a catch. The album is duets. Her partner is a Country Western singer. And he’s just as reluctant to agree as she is.

Hyde Love has been in the music business since he was eleven, and he’s becoming more and more disenchanted with it. Collaborating on an album seems great in theory, but Tassia is an R&B singer. Melding their sounds and personalities will be difficult—though not as tough as keeping things strictly business. Getting involved with his partner could prove career-wrecking, yet discovering the real Tassia could be earth-shattering.

I picked up Crazy on You because it reminded me of another book I recently read (You'd Be Mine, review coming soon) which also features two musicians who are thrown together and forced to collaborate. I enjoyed that book so much that even the hint of something similar was worth checking out. I felt like the premise of Crazy on You had so much potential.

Unfortunately, I wasn't impressed with the plot choices or the writing of Crazy on You. First of all, there were some continuity issues for me. Maybe I missed something, but there were times I couldn't follow the writing because Crystal B Bright would bounce between the present and character flashbacks without making it obvious which time period the character is describing.

But perhaps my biggest issue was how both characters couldn't stop thinking about each other in a sexual context. Obviously, when we find someone else physically attractive there's a level of doing so that's sexual, but I don't understand how every positive trait or experience between these characters sparked sexual thoughts. You can appreciate someone's talents without thinking about jumping them constantly. And unless your relationship is only based on sex then you will have other positive thoughts. And if not, then that's not a relationship I care to read about. And if that's not bad enough, the first encounter was just laughable. I mean there's body wash... And even though it wasn't specifically stated this way... It just isn't supposed to go... inside. And that's all I'm going to say about that.

After I got to the body wash scene, I needed to take a break, and after I put Crazy on You down for 30 minutes or so to complain to Husband, I realized that no one was forcing me to go back. And if I can go on with my life knowing I'm not finishing a story and it isn't going to drive me crazy not knowing how things end, then that's the type of book I can DNF and move on to something I'll enjoy more. Crazy on You: DNF'd at 63%. Have you read Crazy on You? What did you think? Let me know!

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