Title: Crazy Good
Author: Rachel Robinson
First published April 7, 2014
457 pages, Kindle Edition
Meet Navy SEAL Maverick Hart, the epitome of a badass. He’s got it all – women swoon over him, men want to be him, and he’s got the job and the glory to match.
But Maverick doesn’t take anything for granted. He’s a hard worker and takes calculated risks to get what he wants.
Enter the hesitant yet trusting Ellie, who’s been burned in love before. She knows she shouldn’t give in to Maverick’s insane brand of love, but she can’t resist.
Their love is perfect, or so she thought. Maverick soon realizes that having everything comes with a price, and he’s not sure if he can keep it all together.
Crazy people perish for love, but good people live for it. One thing’s for sure, love doesn’t die, no matter how many bullets are fired.
About the Author
Rachel spent her childhood in a cozy, peaceful town where everyone spoke their mind. However, Rachel preferred to speak through her writing, penning stories and inventing characters since she was young.
Though she lived on the west coast for a while, she eventually settled down in Colorado with her spouse, two kids, a hairless feline, and her canine companion, Polly.
Rachel Robinson’s debut novel, Crazy Good, is an entertaining and intense read that will leave you reeling. Published on April 7, 2014, Crazy Good is a contemporary romance novel that explores themes of love, loyalty, and trust.
Robinson’s writing style is fast-paced, engaging, and emotionally charged, making it an excellent choice for fans of the romance genre. In Crazy Good, we follow the story of Emma Sawyer, a young woman who’s trying to make sense of her life after her brother dies in the line of duty as a Navy SEAL.
When she reconnects with Landon Donovan, her brother’s best friend and fellow SEAL, she finds herself falling for him, despite their tumultuous past. As their romance blossoms, Emma must navigate the dangers of Landon’s job and the powerful connection that they both share.
Robinson’s depiction of Emma as a character is remarkable, and her development throughout the novel is a highlight. She’s a complicated and flawed protagonist who’s easy to root for.
Landon, on the other hand, is a hot-headed alpha male with a heart of gold. It’s their chemistry that keeps the novel moving at a breakneck pace.
One of the strengths of Crazy Good is its exploration of the hardships that military personnel and their families face. Robinson handles this sensitive subject matter with care, and it lends a level of depth and authenticity to the narrative.
Her portrayal of the SEALs and their brotherhood is heartwarming and touching, and it’s impossible not to feel invested in their lives. The pacing of the novel is one of its weaknesses.
At times, the story tends to drag, and certain scenes feel extraneous. However, Robinson’s writing is so engaging that it’s easy to overlook these minor flaws.
Additionally, while the romance between Emma and Landon is intense and steamy, some readers may find it a bit contrived. Overall, Crazy Good is a solid debut from Rachel Robinson.
Fans of romance novels and military fiction will find plenty to enjoy here, and the novel’s exploration of the challenges faced by military families is an important and timely subject. While it’s not without its flaws, Crazy Good is an engaging story that’s well worth reading.