A second chance, frenemies to lovers romance from USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix!
Boone Reeves was my everything once. Not anymore.
Boone is back in town, and I want *nothing* to do with him. He might be panty-melting hot, but I can stand the heat. All I have to do is remember how he dumped me.
Boone never did anything in half measures, and when he broke my heart, he broke it good.
He was never supposed to come back to our small town. He definitely wasn't supposed to want a second chance, and I’m not about to give it to him.
This story is perfect for readers who love: Second chances, frenemies to lovers, slow burn, neighbors who fall hard and fast, small town shenanigans, emotional romance with a dash of angst, plenty of steam and swoon, and a hero with a protective streak.
*This is a full-length standalone romance.
J.H. Croix knows how to write stories that evoke a sense of home, strong friends, with a romance that will make your heart sing!
Still Go Crazy is another Stolen Hearts Valley book that really makes the whole series come together. But if you haven't read any of the other books in the series, or are reading them out of order, you'll still enjoy this book. Ms. Croix writes so well that you'll be able to read this as a standalone .... and will then want to binge read the rest of the books!
What makes this book so good? Characters from the previous book play a major part of this book. Walker, Dawson, Jackson, Shay, Evie. The Lost Deer Bar is prominently featured as is the whole Stolen Hearts Valley. If you're like me, you'll look it up on the map with the hope that it exists and you can take a holiday there!.
As main characters go, Grace and Boone are among my favorite. They have a history that abruptly ended when they were in college. It's years later and when Boone moves to town, Grace ignores him. That works out well until he moves into the condo next to hers. Boone is lugging around emotional baggage ... quite a bit of it. Some of the baggage was the reason why things ended with Grace but the biggest baggage is just that... Grace.
This is a story about chemistry between two people who are trying to put the past behind them. If you enjoy Ms. Croix's writing, you're in for a treat. This one is a slow burn with super hot spots and a intricately woven storyline between friends that will make you happy and wish you had a posse like those in Stolen Hearts Valley.
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I received an ARC. This is my honest review.
Still Go Crazy
My heart ached for Grace and burned for Boone and his boneheaded behavior that lead to their painful breakup. I got that he had his reasons and was a young man dealing with a lot of heavy issues, but still pretty steamed at the way he chose to avoid being honest with Grace. Lost a bit of respect for him there.
I did like the way he finally manned up after he moved back even though he waited a year before trying to mend his bridges.
Grace understandably had trust issues with men. It was kind of sad that she came off a bit petty when it came to her restart relationship with Boone. Not saying I blame her at all. I was team Grace all the way, and my heart hurt with what she had to deal with. I thought she was really forgiving once she found out the truth, and I still thought Boone got off really easy for pretty much lying and ghosting "for her own good" ugh.
Wasn't too fond of Boone when his ex showed up out of the blue and allowing her some private time with her while Grace was left hanging. I felt bad for Grace, Again.
The bit of health drama involving Grace and Boone kind of cemented their commitment to each other, and I liked the way the author pulled them together at the end.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book via Bad Boy Updates.
Second chance for Boone and Grace
I really love JH Croix swoon series and Still Go Crazy is a wonderful edition to the series. I truly enjoyed reading Boone and Grace’s second chance at love after being separated for years. The story was heartwarming and the romance between Boone and Grace was off the charts. I really enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend reading it and the Swoon series by JH Croix.
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