19 June 2016

Book Review: Chasing Crazy by Kelly Siskind

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Forever Yours
Published: 12th January 2016
Pages: 340
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance,
Main Characters: Nina, Sam
Date Read: 15th May - 17th May 2016

Rating Given:
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Dear Mom & Dad, I dropped out of school. I’m going backpacking. Sorry. Love you both.
At nineteen, Nina has endured two lifetime’s worth of humiliation. Tired of waiting for it to get better, she decides to get going—across the globe to New Zealand. There she soon faces what she most fears: a super sexy guy ready to be Nina’s next mistake.
Once Sam’s life was all about having fun. That was before the accident. Now his friends have bailed and his world is broken. But when a gorgeous girl on his flight looks at him with passion instead of pity, Sam feels his old self coming back to life. 
Now traveling together, Nina and Sam know this isn’t just a fling. They’re falling fast, hard, and deep. More than anything, Sam wants Nina to forget her fears. But to help her do that he must reveal his own painful secret—and risk Nina never seeing him the same way again.

 I received a review copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I like this cover as it is very fitting for the story. I love that it looks romantic and soft as it makes it look cute. I also like the location because even though you can't tell where this place is what you can tell is it looks warm and exotic which with the story set in New Zealand I have a feeling that's a place that is warm and exotic.

I was looking forward to reading this book after reading and loving another written by Kelly Siskind which did kind of live up to my expectations however it wasn't as good. In true Siskind form Chasing Crazy had some hilarious moments as well some heartbreaking moments as well. The romance side of the story was a slow build and yes they where attracted with one another they didn't fall in love straight away which was nice and realistic. Even when they where just friends Nina and Sam where great together as the banter was really funny and then when they where together they were so sweet. What was refreshing with this book was that it was mainly about learning to love yourself quirks and all. The part that really ruined this book for me was the ending, things that happened was random and out of the blue and I just didn't get the other part that happened I felt like it wasn't a real ending.

There was many different sides to all of the characters which some surprised me. Pininfarina or more commonly known as Nina was a great character who was so accident prone it had me in stitches. She was sweet and just wanted to be accepted. Sam was another great character but there was a moment when he annoyed me but apart from that he was there for Nina and tried to get her to accept herself as well as himself. There was some good secondary characters that added something more to the story but then some of the other secondary characters annoyed me.

Overall, it was a very funny read and even though it wasn't as good as the other Siskind book that I've read it's still good enough to get me excited about her other books that are yet to be released.