Title: Crazy Baby
Author: A.D. Justice
Series: Crazy #2
Release Date: April 20, 2015
Luke Woods, with his indecisiveness and impulsive reactions, is his own worst enemy. Costly mistakes have made him second-guess his every decision, past and present. With his sights finally set on his goal, his innate drive takes over and he pursues it with a new fervor. But will it end up costing him everything?
Andi Morgan has always put everyone else first, while her needs and desires have taken a back seat. When Andi is presented with the opportunity of a lifetime, she struggles with what she wants versus what she needs. Taking a leap may completely backfire in her face. Is she as strong as she thinks she is?
Luke and Andi’s relationship has overcome considerable odds already but, when life takes them in separate directions, they’ll face new hurdles. They’ll be forced to decide if absence really does make the heart grow fonder – or if it just makes it easier to move on.
When love is put to the test, can it survive?
A.D. Justice continues Andi and Luke’s story in Crazy Baby. After surviving the drama of Andi’s past rearing its ugly head and dealing with the resulting emotional hurricane, these two are ready to just enjoy being together. However, they’re both young and have big dreams of the spotlight that they need to follow. That means things definitely won’t be the cakewalk they’d hoped for. Andi and Luke face that defining moment where they have to decide whether their dreams for themselves are bigger than their dreams for each other and things quickly spiral out of control. Just like the first book, A.D. Justice doesn’t pull any punches. You’ll find our couple drowning in the drama right off the bat, seeing new sides to our hero and heroine along with meeting some new characters. Crazy Baby had my head spinning, trying to keep up with the unavoidable attention and gossip that comes with life in the public eye. The story made several unexpected turns that had me ready to physically harm a fictional character. A.D. Justice definitely stirred up my own emotions with her story of hard fought love.
“I may or may not have Googled you.”
I enjoyed seeing Andi growing into her own as she chased a dream that was just for her. She gains confidence and learns to ask for what she wants resulting in a transformation that was great to see, especially given her personal history. Luke’s career takes off and while he grows as a fighter and really begins to commit to his training, he doesn’t develop as much emotionally, leading him down the same path that tripped him up before. A.D. Justice really plays up their connection in this book, allowing it to both fuel the fire between them and feed their individual fears as well. When things between Luke and Andi are good, they’re magic but when things begin to change and their relationship is tested, things fall apart quickly. The passion they share during the moments of beauty is just as evident in the instances of heartache, making sure we never forget how deep their connection really runs. Their newfound friendships reveal a lot about the fundamental nature of both Andi and Luke and I definitely felt like this gave them more substance. I hope we’ll be seeing some of the other characters again in the future.
“Don’t worry, Andi. I won’t let anyone put my crazy baby in the corner.”
Crazy Baby is unquestionably an emotional rollercoaster. A.D. Justice took my heart and crushed it several times over just to put it back together and do it all over again. My investment in these characters guaranteed that I would experience their pain as my own, and indeed there were times when my heart absolutely ached at the disaster that was unfolding. A.D. Justice’s writing continues to evolve with each book she writes, her words becoming more polished and effortlessly consumable. I lost myself in Andi and Luke without effort, having waited impatiently for the next part of their journey. I’ll admit I found this book frustrating at times. Andi and Luke had already fought for their love once in a very big way so I’d hoped that they’d both grown significantly from the experience. It was hard to see them right back where they started, being manipulated by the media and forgetting to trust in one another. Their palpable pain helped sooth some of my own, knowing that their foundation of love remained in tact. Crazy Baby certainly delivered the Andi and Luke I’d missed since finishing Crazy Maybe, but with a new level of complicated and a lot more to lose.
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Don’t miss the rest of the Crazy series:
Crazy Maybe (Crazy #1)
Crazy Love (A Crazy Series Short Story)
A.D. Justice’s debut novel is Wicked Games, A Steele Security Novel. It is the first of a five book series. The second book in the Steele Security Series is Wicked Ties. it continues the story exactly where Wicked Games ends. Each book is designed as a stand-alone from a character perspective, but reading from the beginning will give the reader a better sense of how the characters are connected. The premise of the series is based on a group of elite soldiers and their adventures with Steele Security.
A.D.’s second series is the Crazy Series and Crazy Maybe is the first book. It is not for the faint of heart – complex, real-life issues are addressed, with several twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages until you’ve devoured the whole book! This series will also continue with more emphasis on the supporting characters.
The third series is Dominic Powers. Her Dom and Her Dom’s Lesson are both now available. This series gives a fresh, new, and realistic look at how a Dom/sub relationship really is, with the addition of a few twists, turns, mystery and intrigue.
A.D. Justice has been married for 25 years and has two wonderful sons in college. She is also an avid reader of romance novels and, to her amazement, a self-published author. A.D. enjoys reading many different types of romance books – including drama and suspense, crime and mystery, NA and YA, and contemporary and erotica.