For What It's Worth

For What It's Worth

Monday, June 22, 2015

Review: Crazy for the Competition (Hope Springs #2) by Cindi Madsen


25562838The 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. ~ Goodreads




Review:

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – you can’t really go wrong with anything from Entangled Publishing’s Bliss line if you’re looking for sweet romance with a guaranteed HEA. Especially if it’s written by Cindi Madsen – one of my top auto buy authors for swoony romances.

I gotta be honest though and say I was a smidge worried with this one. I’m not usually a fan of  books where there’s a lot of double crossing behind each others back to win something but I had no need to worry. Both Quinn and Heath, although fiercely competitive about owning the former B&B, always stayed on the up and up with each other. This was more healthy competition (with a mega dose of sexual tension!) than backstabbing.

Crazy for the Competition had a really nice romance that took it’s time to blossom. And what I loved even more is that both Quinn and Heath’s reasons for needing to win the bid were valid and came from the heart. Of course the solution is simple – get together dummies! but watching it happen was sweet, funny and sexy.

Another slam dunk for Cindi Madsen and Bliss!

12 comments:

  1. I agree that competition subplots can be cheesy, but it sounds like this worked well. Never tried a Cindi Madsen book, but you have inspired me to do so!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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  2. Yay, great to hear about the romance and that it took its time to develop

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  3. oh thanks for the review and adding a new author to my reading pile. :)

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  4. I think I would have worried as well, but it is good to know that it is pretty well done. I think I need to read more from this line.

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  5. Entangled does have great romances, it's their fantasy ones that I'm not impressed with.

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  6. Alas not my kind of read but I'm pretty sure my niece would love this.

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  7. I really need to read more Madsen...I loved the one I did read and they all sound so fun and cute!

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  8. You had me at bed & breakfast gotta grab this one

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  9. I like the sound of the competition, that means lots of antagonistic banter and such.

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  10. I still need to read one of hers!! I did download one though :) Yay!!

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  11. I do like the Bliss line and have had pretty good luck with them. They're short and sweet!

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