Unable to perform her duties in the army after a twelve-month deployment to Afghanistan that leaves her with scars no one can see, Sera Cavins returns to her hometown hoping that some time alone will help her find her way back to being the girl everyone once knew. That is, until she finds herself sharing a house with the man who left her heartbroken merely weeks before her deployment.
Tyler Creech made it to Nashville and even earned a number one hit, but being a rising country music artist isn’t as easy as he thought. He’s back in Cobb City, Kentucky, looking for something to ease the stress of his next release. He discovers it standing on his mom’s and stepdad’s lawn when Sera, the girl he once planned to marry, shows up.
They’d been perfect for each other, until the strain of Sera’s deployment and pressure of Tyler’s career drove them apart. Now with neither of their lives going the way they anticipated, both are fighting different yet similar demons.
But change is good, and sometimes going a little crazy is too. Sometimes it’s what keeps you sane.
Sensuality Level: Sensual
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HAS LOVE BEEN FOUND ON THE REBOUND ??? I received a signed copy of this book through a giveaway on the internet, and the following is my honest opinion. While this story takes place in a small hometown atmosphere in Kentucky I can see it happening almost anywhere. In “Drive Me Sane” we are introduced to a young teenage couple, Sera Cavins and Tyler Creech, who are deeply in love with each together. In fact, they’ve even considered getting married to each other. But unfortunately, a strong, burning desire to become a country music singing star for one, and a stint in the military for the other for the other, acts like a huge saber bringing conflict and an unexpected changed to their relationship. They both go their separate ways with the love they’d once shared still part of their essence; with neither one expecting how fate would one day come along them together in a surprising set of circumstances. The interesting about all this is the atypical role reversal we find here is that Tyler’s the one who wants to be the country singing star and she’s the one who’s off for a deployment in Afghanistan. When her deployment is over, Sera needs to have some time and find a safe haven where she can recover from the deep psychological scars of war she’s suffered, scars which she’d never thought would have such profound effect on her psyche. The only place she can find this sanctuary is back in her uncle’s house in the small town she once lived. While Tyler has had one hit song, he hasn’t made the impact he’d envisioned he would. This has caused him to become frustrated, and to lose his desire to do any more writing or singing. His only thought is to return home to the same small town as well, and due to an unexpected family development he winds up in the same house as Sera. Being brought back together by fate, they begin working together to resolve the problems each are now dealing with, as well as those they once had. Did their efforts prove successful in not only bringing their former selves back the way they’d once been, but improving on it? The answer to this can be found in this endearing, and at times, tear producing book. And for having my heartstrings plucked, I’m happy to give Dena Rogers’ debut romance novel 5 STARS. Robin Leigh Morgan is a prize-winning Flash Fiction writer who's the author of "Micro Fiction - An Anthology," as well as the author of a MG/YA Paranormal romance novel entitled, "I Kissed a Ghost."
This novel, like any good relationship, it’s the little details that matter. They’re the ones that tug at your heart. Rogers portrays them and transmits them to her readers beautifully. You’ll be reading a very touching scene, and a little something that catches your attention will make it that much better. I found myself picturing the surroundings that Rogers creates without realising that she’d stopped to describe them. I was also completely enmeshed in the unique and stunningly captivating storyline. I couldn’t wait to get to the end of this one, yet at the same time I never wanted it to end. The main characters in this novel were explosive together. I absolutely loved it. It was impossible to ignore the chemistry and love between them. I felt like I was on the same emotional rollercoaster as these two. I also got to know them quite well as individuals. As they rehashed their past, to come to an understanding readers get to learn what makes these two tick. The interactions between these two were fantastically realistic. I appreciated the subtle role reversals from the norm of the genre, giving it that extra hit of originality. This novel definitely left me with happy tears at the end. It is full of hope and promise. It was fantastic. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Such a great romance story. Life takes two lovers from a small town in KY in different directions, but it also brings them back together. Sera returns home to KY after her military experience has totally changed her life to find Tyler has returned home also. They're both trying to save their sanity only to discover they're romance is the only road that will drive them sane. Great read Dena & I'm looking forward to reading more from you in the future. Angie Miller
Drive Me Sane is a wonderful love story!! I enjoyed it more than anything I've read in a long time! The characters are so true to life. I fell asleep reading it and couldn't wait to finish it the next day! Dena is a wonderful author and I'm looking forward to more of her books!