Hot hardasses in hot wheels + TSTL hot babes + one-dimensional villains + flimsy plot = fun, mindless summer reading. Quinn Younger and Regan McKinney were supposedly the H/h, but there were so many characters and storylines going on at the same time that the story lost its focus. I wasn't confused with who was who and I had no problem following the story, I just didn't enjoy being "interrupted" in the middle of a scene with Quinn and Regan only to see whatever was happening in whoever's life. Am I going to read the next book in the series?
I really liked it, but I was a bit disappointed with a couple of aspects. I liked the idea of the SDF, who does things outside of the law to help protect their country. I really liked that we get two romances in one. I liked Christian, who is deep cover, and he is in a very scary little situation, but handles it with calm and grace. I could understand Regan's actions, but it felt a little ditzy in how it came across. *I would have liked to see more action. I think there was the potential to have a fantastic book that read like the Fast and the Furious-type movies, but it didn't quite hit my satiety center here. As it was, there were tantalizing bits here, but it was like getting one of those tiny spoons-full of really good ice cream and not being able to get more in the end! Overall rating: 3.75/5.0 stars.
4.5 Stars This book was so much fun! The book was fast paced, action packed, and sexy and hilarious to boot. This was like one of my favorite action-comedy movies but with more focus on the hero and heroine's attraction and feelings. Things happen in a very short amount of time, but I (surprisingly) didn't feel shortchanged on Quinn and Regan's relationship. I think it was because the author did such a great job establishing the past feelings they had for each other, especially on Quinn's part. I hope the second book is just as good and I can't wait to read it!
Having garnered such mixed reviews here on GoodReads, I wasnt quite sure what to expect from Crazy Hot. It seemed like it was either going to be crazy in a fun way, or crazy all sorts of bad. Sure, there were some glaring plot holes and a couple of pretty epic TSTL moments from the heroine, but who cares when youre having this much fun? Couple that with the fact that the cars were almost characters in themselves, complete with names like Jeanette, Betty and Nadine, and it could get a little confusing at times. Enter plot hole #2 when Wilson goes missing and Regan, following a lead in her grandfathers day planner, sets off the find Quinn, Quinn doesnt recognise her despite the fact that we soon learn he has been obsessed with her for 15 years. I quite like me a bad boy, and Quinns colleagues in the SDF are all intriguing and appealing I cant wait to read their stories.
I really wanted to love this book, and I enjoyed Janzen's voice, but in the end, I couldn't buy the HEA, and I didn't really care about it, either. But Quinn - former car thief and current Air Force hero - shares a special connection with Regan after spending a summer fifteen years ago lusting over each other from afar. Quinn has no doubt in his mind what to make of Regan - she's the girl he's lusted and loved for fifteen years, and nothing is going to stop him from getting the girl this time. I liked Quinn's devil-may-care attitude, and Regan's no-nonsense sensibility.
Overall, I had a lot of fun reading this book and I enjoyed the romance and hot love scenes.
A secondary romance occurs between Regan's sister, Nikki McKinney, and SDF agent, "Kid Chaos" Chronopolous. The story of Nikki and Kid is continued in the fourth book of the series.
She is the absolute first author I've ever read who got down to the nitty-gritty, from chassis up, and what's under the hood - right down to the high-performance parts! If you're like me, absolutely adore heat-of-the-moment action, adventure, romance, and adore muscle cars, this is one novel - heck, one series!
Fast cars, sexy males, sexy females, a fairly basic danger/mystery plot and bad guy meanies. There were some funny lines, funny descriptions, and I felt the pacing was very good. The really big TSTL move did end up saving lives, but it was the old "just a few blocks, just a few minutes ...." TSTL we see so often that really got my goat. I actually mourned Jeanette at the end.