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Posted April 8, 2014
Mad About You was a quick, cute read that takes one of my favor
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Mad About You was a quick, cute read that takes one of my favorite plots (the best friends to lovers) and gives it a different twist. Take geeky-hot Scott who needs help financing his new invention and add his best friend Cassy who is bored in her life and looking for more. Sparks start to fly as soon as they are reunited after a year.
Mad About You was my first book by Joan Kilby and I will be on the look out for more from her in the future. I liked that the book didn't take the expected or predictable and even surprised me at times. Cassy was fiery and willing to do whatever it takes to help out her friend and Scott was just a mess trying to juggle so many things in the air while fighting his attraction to Cassy.
Even though I enjoyed the story there were some things that threw me out of getting completely swept away and I really wish we could have had more. More background on the characters and more interactions with Cassy and Scott (and less about his invention/financing struggles) would have helped me connect with the characters. I think there was too much trying to go on in 140+ pages and it seemed to run out of steam at the end (except the Epilogue was wonderful and I loved it) and I found myself with a lot of questions at the end that I didn't get answered.
Mad About You would be a good book to grab when you want a quick and easy to read book that will get your mind off real life for a few hours.
Posted March 31, 2014
In Mad About You, Cassy Morris gets an SOS call from one of her
In Mad About You, Cassy Morris gets an SOS call from one of her dearest childhood friends, Scott Thornton. Scott is described as a hot geek, who is set to have his nanotechnology company skyrocket him to stardom, if another company doesn't get their first. He needs Cassy's help. Since she has the flexibility being the her own boss(tax accountant)she sets out to help him. The problem is she has not seen him in over a year, and in that time he has only gotten better. It doesn't help that she always had a crush on him and her past attempt letting him know failed miserably.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The story moves quickly once Cassy gets out to Washington and these friends quickly go from working roomates to fabricated engaged couple. What is problematic is Cassy wants to believe the lie but feels Scott just doesn't see her that way. We learn though, that Scott struggles with his feelings for Cassy too, but because of old demons from being abandoned by his father, he just doesn't see himself in a relationship and he doesn't want to lose his best friend. Well you know what they say about best laid plans.
I found the story to be a quick read as it only took me a few hours to finish. While I am typically a huge fan of stories which develop relationships among childhood friends, this one just fell a little short for me. I didn't really feel the emotional connection with the characters throughout the story. There were brief glimpses when they recounted tales of their first kiss or how Scott fell in love with Cassy but that was it. The most emotion provoking part for me was when Scott shared his dream with Cassy. That I loved, but then the story was over and unfortunately it just wasn't enough for me.
Thanks to Entangled Publishing for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.