Book Review: Crazy for the Competition by Cindi Madsen

Posted June 14, 2015 by love2dazzle in Fiction, Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Entangled Publishing, Publisher on NetGallery in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: Crazy for the Competition by Cindi MadsenCrazy for the Competition (Entangled Bliss) by Cindi Madsen
Series: Hope Springs #2
Published by Macmillan on June 9th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Multicultural & Interracial, Romance
Pages: 277
Format: eARC
Source: Entangled Publishing, Publisher on NetGallery
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four-stars

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 herThe 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.

I am a big fan of Cindi Madsen. I was definitely excited for “Crazy for the Competition.” Heath and Quinn come from completely different worlds but seem to fit so perfectly together. Heath grew up on the wrong side of town always getting into trouble. Heath moves back home to be there for his little brother and to fulfill his dream of opening a hunting lodge with his other brother.

Quinn tries so hard to please everyone and not let anyone down. This tends to be the cause of her own unhappiness. Quinn is so easy to love by the reader. I find that I could relate to her. I really liked how her Japanese culture really played into her character. This was a huge part of who she is.

Quinn and Heath definitely had a rivalry going on. It was a lot of fun to read their story and see how the rivals end up falling in love. Like any form of competition they had tension but at the same time they had a lot of playful moments. I definitely think this is a light-hearted fun read.

four-stars

About Cindi Madsen

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She 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.

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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