Officer Tucker Matthews had moved to
Texas and into the house next door to Lily. He worked nights as a police officer, but sleeping during the days was nearly impossible since his next door neighbor’s son liked to play basketball outside his bedroom window in the mornings. He had just started his third week with the Potter County Sheriff’s Department. Prior to this, Tucker had been in the service for ten years and had been looking forward to moving in with his girlfriend Tiffany. But two weeks after he moved in, she moved out, taking his expensive guitar and leaving her cat, Pinky. A year ago, Tucker had not even liked cats, but now he thought of Pinky as a blessing. After she left, Tucker had thought of re-enlisting, but, after being shot five times, he figured it was time to move on, so he had enrolled in the El Paso County Sheriff’s Academy and ended up with his present job.
Arriving home from work, Tucker heard the boy next door outside playing basketball, so he approached him. He had hoped to make a deal with the boy so he could get some rest. Looking up, he saw the woman he had pulled over the night before and felt the attraction right away. But that attraction deepened when she warned him away from her son. He had lost his own mother when he was three, then his grandmother died when he was five. Afterwards, he was shifted around to aunts who did not want him and finally, left to the system. So he had not had the love like that that Lily had for her son. He could see it in her eyes and he wanted that kind of love.
It did not take long for Tucker and Lily to act on that attraction. However, she is eight years older than Tucker and, having once been thought of as crazy by those in town, she did not want them to think of her as a cougar now. But when Tucker lays it on the line, will she choose him, or will she walk away from a good man and a true love?
Set in Lovett, Texas, CRAZY ON YOU, the latest novella by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson, is a sizzling hot, witty contemporary romance that is so hot; you can practically see the steam rising from the pages. The lengths that Lily goes to in order to get her point across and the outcome will have readers laughing out loud. The chemistry between Tucker and Lily is explosive and instantaneous. With humor, clever repartee, passion and romance, this is a story you do not want to miss. It will draw you in right from the beginning, making the story come to life right before your eyes. This story was pure fun and a great quick read, but I would like to have seen it as a full novel, instead of a novella. Yet it still tells a great story, one you will not want to miss. I recommend it to those who like plenty of humor and spice with their stories. I also look forward to Ms. Gibson’s next novel, RESCUE ME, due out at the end of May.