Monday, March 7, 2011

Review: Crazy for Love by Victoria Dahl

Title: Crazy for Love
Author: Victoria Dahl

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: June 1, 2010
Publisher: HQN Books
ISBN: 0373774621
ISBN-13: 9780373774623

Chloe Turner thought she was going to marry the perfect man—until her fianc√©'s plane crashed. And then she got the really bad news: he'd tried to fake his own death to avoid marrying her. Now America's most famous bridezilla (a tag she most definitely does not deserve), Chloe escapes to a remote island to avoid the paparazzi. And right next door is a man who just might be the cure for Chloe's heartache….

A magnet for wild, complicated women, Max Sullivan is relieved to have finally found someone "normal." Chloe is his girl-next-door fantasy come to life, and best of all, she gets him. With her, he can be himself, a treasure-hunting millionaire who desperately wants out of his sexy but reckless job. But when Chloe's notoriety catches up with them, will their torrid romance make it to the mainland?

My rating:

I’ll be blunt. I’ve never read a more idiotic excuse for a premise and plot in my life.

1. Why would paparazzi follow a nobody? Besides, aren’t Bridezillas in fashion? Isn’t there a reality show on the theme?
2. Why would a guy fake his own death just to not get married? Sorry, but the explanation in the end didn’t gel with me.
3. How can someone be so freaking weird as the hero? Hasn’t he heard of therapy? Sorry, but te explanation for his “quirkiness” (which was anything but quirky for me) also didn’t gel.
4. And what was with the heroine’s best friend? Hasn’t she heard of therapy?

Sheesh! This book was one major issue in itself. Besides the idiotic premise, idiotic plot, idiotic issues (the only characters I actually liked were the heroine and the hero’s brother), idiotic explanations for idiotic actions, it had the most un-freaking-believable ending ever. Why would she stay with such an issue-laden guy? How can she be sure he’s with her because he wants to be or because he needs to be due to his “quirkiness”? Because the last few sentences sure weren’t reassuring.


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