Crazy On You ( A Love & Harmony Romance #3) by Crystal B. Bright
Shut out the noise and listen to your heart . . .
Worse than a one-hit wonder, Tassia Hogan is a one-line wonder. Infamous for a memorable, extremely provocative verse, her music career is going nowhere. Finding a decent man to date has also proven fruitless . . . they all think she’s as wanton as those lyrics. But now her label is offering Tassia the chance to shine—with a catch. The album is duets. Her partner is a Country Western singer. And he’s just as reluctant to agree as she is.
Hyde Love has been in the music business since he was eleven, and he’s becoming more and more disenchanted with it. Collaborating on an album seems great in theory, but Tassia is an R&B singer. Melding their sounds and personalities will be difficult—though not as tough as keeping things strictly business. Getting involved with his partner could prove career-wrecking, yet discovering the real Tassia could be earth-shattering.
First and foremost, I’d like to say thank you to Kensington Books and Netgalley for this advanced reader’s copy of Crazy on You by Crystal B. Bright in exchange for an honest review.
This is my first time reading anything from the author and I have to say it was an entertaining experience. Crazy On You is a hate-to-love romance story centered around the two main characters.
Tassia Hogan (pronounced Tasha) and Hyde Love were both relatable characters who both have a passion for music in their respective genres, R&B and Country. Bright did a great job of taking us from their time as childhood actors on a well-beloved show to the present where Tassia works as a dancer/songwriter itching to make her mark on the music scene herself. And where Hyde is a lovable top-charting country music star. Harboring resentment toward each other from the past, they are brought together through Charisma, the record label Tassia’s signed to, to create a duet album.
The plot was a bit predictable but didn’t deter me from wanting to continue reading and I was pleasantly surprised at certain parts. Bright definitely has a secret weapon, her writing style is equal parts descriptive as it is entertaining. She has the it factor, the ability to grab the reader’s attention and transport you directly into her story. Whether it’s on stage in front of thousands or in a private music studio.
Most of the characters were lovable apart from maybe one, (I wish I had a cousin like Pepper) each having distinct voices and personalities that were clear to decipher on the page.
For the first half of the book, the pace was steady, giving readers enough information about the characters, their backgrounds and how it meshed with the overall storyline. However, the second half of the book felt a bit rushed.
Overall I found the story did a great job of mixing love and romance with music and it was enjoyable. I will definitely be picking up more of Bright’s books in the future.
Publication Date: February 12, 2019
Publisher: Kensington Books
This review has also been posted on Goodreads.