Crazy Good by Rachel Robinson
Series: Crazy Good #1
Also in this series: Set in Stone, Time and Space
Published by Self-published on April 7th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Before there were bikers, or fighters, or even good old-fashioned jerks, there were Navy SEALs. They put the bad in badass because, well…it’s their job. Navy SEAL Maverick Hart has everything. Women want him. Grown men idolize him. Little boys want to grow up and be like him. The job, the glory—it’s all his. Not because it’s handed to him…because he works hard for it. The second his sights lock on something, he owns it—or destroys it. Unfortunately he does both at the same time. Windsor Forbes only takes calculated risks in her profession and in her personal life. After being left at the altar by the only person she’s ever loved, the very last thing she’s looking for is a relationship—especially the insane brand an arrogant Navy SEAL is offering. Hesitant, yet trusting to a fault, she gives in. She knew she shouldn’t take the chance, especially a second time, but love is irrational and their love is perfect, infallible. Or so she thought… The downfall to having everything is you have that much more to lose. A man like Maverick can’t have it all without something slipping out of grasp. Crazy people perish for love. Good people live for it. Love doesn’t die. No matter how many bullets you put in it. *Due to sexual content and graphic language this book is intended for readers 18+*
5 Star read! Now that that’s out of the way let me give you my one complaint about this book. The opening scene set in the present time almost ruined this book for me. As I was reading what led up to that scene, even though I absofreakinglutely loved what I was reading, I kept putting the book down because I knew that scene was coming up and I hated it. Once it got there, I felt like it wasn’t needed because it was just a tiny little pothole in the huge crater of a mess that happened around it. The good news: I still adored this book. The bad news: I still get pissed when I think of that scene. It took away some of my enjoyment of Maverick for no reason.
Part of why I loved the book so much is personal. I’m an Army brat. I grew up with heart-wrenching goodbyes all the time. My very first love was a Navy man. I know exactly what it feels like knowing there’s a countdown happening that ends with a long separation. Those days leading up to it are almost harder than the separation itself and this book captured that perfectly.
I loved Maverick. He was strong, hard, and extremely flawed but he was so very lovable. Windsor was the perfect woman for him. She was beautiful inside and out, vulnerable and damaged but had a steel backbone which is needed if you’re going to be with a badass Military man.
There were parts of this story that were so beautiful it brought tears, there were parts so ugly that they brought tears too, and there were parts that were so heartbreakingly sad that those quiet tears turned into some really ugly crying. Crazy Good didn’t sugarcoat the sometimes horrible reality of what our soldiers and their families truly sacrifice. It wasn’t all crying though, there were some laugh out loud moments to make it all better.
Not only did I love Maverick and Windsor (and their really cool names) I liked their friends too. Steve cracked me up with his manwhore ways and sayings and I want my very own Morganna. Gretchen was funny too, I even got a kick out of Windsor’s ex and how Mav dealt with him the first time he met him. I don’t give out 5 stars easily but this book deserved every single one of those stars.