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Loving Her Crazy
A Crazy Love Story
By Kira Archer, Erin Molta
Entangled Publishing, LLCCopyright © 2016 Kira Archer
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"Ladies and gentlemen, we apologize for the delay. The flight attendants will be circulating throughout the cabin momentarily, and we'll do what we can to keep you folks comfortable until a gate opens up. It should be just a few more minutes. We apologize for any inconvenience the delay is causing."
The passengers responded with a general groan of disappointment. The captain had been making similar statements every quarter hour or so for the last hour and a half since making the announcement that all flights out of Chicago had been grounded due to the weather.
Iris groaned and laid her head back against her seat, shutting her eyes to block out the sight of the steadily falling snow outside the plane windows. "They're sorry for any inconvenience the delay may cause?" she asked the man next to her. "How is this delay in any way not inconvenient?"
He glanced at her but quickly closed his eyes again, feigning sleep. He'd been pretending to sleep ever since she'd suggested he fake a heart attack to get the show on the road. The stubborn ass hadn't wanted to play along. It was a shame. They would have had to pull the plane up to a gate if one of the passengers was having a heart attack, right? Sure, it wasn't exactly ethical, but after an hour sitting on the tarmac waiting to take off only to be told all flights had been grounded and they'd have to return to the gate, Iris wasn't really sure she cared much about ethics anymore. She was supposed to be halfway to Miami already. Not stuck in the wintery vortex of a snowed-in Chicago.
She leaned in again. "Okay, if you don't want to do the heart attack thing, what if we started making out in the aisle. Maybe they'd throw us off the plane for indecent behavior."
The other eye cracked open to look at her. Iris resisted the urge to cringe. It had been her suggestion, after all. Sure the guy was pushing seventy and had those crazy old man eyebrows that creeped the hell out of her, but a round of massively inappropriate PDA was bound to get them some sort of attention. Possibly enough to force someone to open the damn plane doors. Or, at the very least, get them put in airplane time out somewhere roomier than this seat — where she was currently sandwiched between two large, sweaty males. Not that she hadn't ever had that fantasy before, but the males in question weren't quite what she'd had in mind. However, if a little rumble-tumble down the aisle would get them out of the claustrophobic tin can they were in, Iris was totally ready to take one for the team.
The eye closed again. Iris was relieved, despite the resistance to her plans.
Before any more potentially masochistic remarks could escape her mouth, a finger reached between the seats from behind her and poked her in the shoulder.
Iris kicked her seat back a little and craned her neck backward to see through the crack. She met the woodsy-hazel gaze of a surprisingly hot fellow passenger.
"Hi," he said. His voice was a warm, slow drawl that sent a delicious shiver down her spine.
"Hi yourself," she said, smiling as much as she could through the seats.
She let her eyes wander over what she could see of him. Strong features and sharp angles. Light dusting of sexy scruff on his jaw line. And not the patchy scruff that was all some guys could muster. Manly scruff that promised a big ol' bushman beard if he let it go too long. She definitely approved. He reminded her of a gladiator. Or a pirate. Maybe Paul Bunyan, she amended, taking in the flannel shirt. Someone who spent a lot of time outdoors with his shirt off, working hard enough to develop a truly spectacular musculature. She could definitely picture this guy swinging an ax in a forest somewhere.
Iris didn't know what it was, but muscles earned the old-fashioned way somehow had a bit more oomph to them. Made the man a bit more rugged, as opposed to just buff. His lips were the only thing remotely soft about him. Full and soft. And incredibly kissable.
She gave a little inner snort. The recycled cabin air must be getting to her.
"I'm game, if he's not," Mountain Man said.
Iris's eyebrows raised. "Up for a little tumble on the tarmac, eh?"
He shrugged. "Beats sitting here imagining suffocating in this tiny tube of a deathtrap."
Her eyebrows cranked up another notch. "Claustrophobic?"
"Until today I'd have said no. But being stuck on this plane for a couple hours has changed my mind."
Iris could believe it. He didn't look like he spent much time indoors, let alone in something as uncomfortable as a grounded plane. His tanned skin, even in the middle of winter, spoke of hours spent outdoors. Either that or he used a damn good fake tanner. His sun-streaked brown hair with the telltale hat crease had her betting money he was an outdoor man. In fact, that hat line combined with his plaid button-up shirt that hugged his broad chest and lean waist down to his snug jeans, screamed cowboy. She couldn't see his feet, but she was willing to bet her last bag of peanuts he was wearing boots, too.
"Driving you crazy enough to volunteer for a make-out session with a total stranger, huh?"
He chuckled. "It wouldn't be the first time, darlin', and for far better reason than the last time. A little amorous diversion sounds good about now."
"Oh, you're going to have to explain that one."
"I hate to interrupt your little meet-and-greet here, but would you mind putting your seat back up," the woman next to him said. "It's cramped enough in here as it is."
Iris looked back at her cowboy, but he just shrugged. She couldn't blame the woman. She wouldn't want the person in front of her lying in her lap.
"Sure, sorry. But you," she said, pointing at Cowboy Man. "You hold that thought for later."
"Will do, darlin'."
Iris grinned through her disappointment and popped her seat back into its full, upright position. Damn. Despite the severe crick in her neck, she'd enjoyed chatting with her cowboy. Maybe she could get Miss Grouchy Pants to switch sweats with her. She glanced back and forth between her two clammy seatmates and knew it would be futile.
Ugh. This was so not how she planned to be spending her day. She'd finally saved up enough vacation days to take a two-week holiday. She'd just spent one week in Wisconsin. Not most peoples' choice, she knew. But her sister lived there, and Iris had recently been made an aunt, so of course she had to go and make the acquaintance of her brand new niece.
However, family week was over and, right at that moment, Iris should be winging toward Miami, which was just a quick layover before hitting her real destination — a gorgeous little island in the middle of the Caribbean Sea where she had traded her babysitting services for a free trip to paradise. In fact, she needed to call Lena, her BFF, who was expecting Iris to come wrangle her son so she could play bridesmaid in her brother's wedding.
Iris dug out her phone and scrolled through her contacts, selecting Lena's gorgeous, wholesome face. They'd been friends since they were kids, but Lena was the total yin to Iris's yang. Opposite in just about every way. Blue-eyed with blond, naturally wavy hair, whereas Iris had brown eyes and could barely remember her natural hair color. At the moment, she was sporting a deep dark brown, sassy little pixie cut. A little sedate for her but her boss at the hospital had objected to the pretty lavender shade she'd tried a few months earlier. Lena was a mom who worked at her son's school as a teacher's aid and went to PTA meetings and baked cupcakes and shit.
Iris was a nurse who loved kids as long as she could give them back at the end of the day. The lone exception being her godson Tyler, Lena's little boy. Iris had been in his life since day one and couldn't love him more if he were her own flesh and blood. He was the other reason she was anxious to get to the resort. She hadn't seen him in more than a week, and that was probably the longest they'd ever been away from each other since the day he was born.
Lena and Iris had always had each other's backs. Lena was about the only person Iris truly trusted implicitly. So it was really killing her that this damn plane issue was going to throw a serious wrench in her travel plans. If they sat there too much longer, she'd miss her connecting flight.
Lena picked up on the third ring.
"Iris! Hey, how's it going?"
Iris let out a long suffering sigh. "Not great." She filled her in on the situation, and Lena groaned along with her.
"Oh my God, that seriously sucks."
Iris elbowed Sweaty Guy #2's arm out of her ribs and back onto the armrest he'd been hogging. "You have no idea. I've completely lost track of how long we've been sitting here, and the weather isn't letting up at all. From what I can tell, anyway. It just looks white out there. That can't be good. For the moment, all the flights are grounded, but I'm hoping the snow quits so we can get out of here. I'll do my damned best to get there, I promise, even if I have to steal someone's private jet."
"Don't worry about it," Lena said. "I mean, I want you here, of course. But don't get arrested trying to make it happen."
Iris laughed. "You know me too well."
"Yes, yes I do," Lena said, laughing with her.
"What will you do with Tyler if I can't get there?"
"Oh ... I think the hotel has a day care center he can go to if I get stuck."
Iris grimaced. "That doesn't sound like much fun. Well, hopefully they get this bucket of bolts moving soon, and I can get there and take him swimming or something."
There was a pause. Iris pulled her phone away from her ear to make sure it was still connected. Yep. Live call. "Lena? You there?"
"You a little distracted?"
Lena gave a short, weird little laugh. "Yeah. Just something that happened this afternoon. It's nothing. How're Lily and the new baby doing?"
Iris wasn't fooled. Something was going on with her friend, but if Lena wanted to ignore it, Iris wouldn't push. She'd spill when she was ready. So she told Lena about her sister and the baby, until a crackle over the speakers interrupted her.
"Ladies and gentlemen ... "
"Ooo, I better go," Iris said. "I think they're making an announcement."
"Okay, keep me posted!"
"I will. Talk to you later."
Iris hung up the phone and leaned forward, listening intently to the captain's gravelly voice.
"We're expecting a gate to open up in just a few minutes and then you'll be able to deplane. Please speak to the agent at the counter for rerouting information. We'll try to get everyone to their destinations as soon as possible. For now, just sit tight. With the outgoing flights being canceled, the gates are full while passengers are unloaded. It should be just a few more minutes. Thank you for your continued patience."
"I think my patience went out the door an hour ago."
Sweaty Man #1 snorted but kept his eyes firmly shut. Iris craned her neck over her seat but Hot Cowboy had his eyes firmly shut, too, probably to avoid his seatmate who was leaning as close to him as she could get and taking a selfie. Iris rolled her eyes and flopped back in her seat. She was beat. A nap would have been great, but sleeping wedged in between two other bodies in a space the size of a suitcase really wasn't her idea of comfortable.
Two hours, seventeen minutes and twenty-eight seconds later and Iris had had it. She didn't care what she had to do — hurl herself at the door, take down a flight attendant, dig her way out of the fuselage with a plastic spork — she was damn well going to do it. She needed out of this plane. NOW.
Before she could launch herself from her seat, the plane jerked a little and started moving.
"Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain. We have been cleared to dock at Gate 23 and will be deplaning shortly. We know you have a choice when flying and on behalf of myself, my copilot, and the cabin crew, I'd like to thank you for being with us today. We apologize again for any inconvenience. Just sit tight for a few more minutes, and we'll get you folks on your way."
A general cheer went up throughout the cabin. There may have been a few tears. Iris fidgeted in her seat, her body nearly vibrating with the need to move. When she finally stepped off the plane, it was all she could do not to drop to the ground and kiss the nasty, scuffed carpet. But the euphoria of freedom only lasted until she'd exited the gate.
"Oh, what fresh hell is this?" she said, her stomach dropping at the sheer mass of people swarming the ticket counter. And not one of them was her cowboy. At least he would have been a bright little ray of sunshine in the otherwise fucktastic day.
Another hour of waiting didn't improve her outlook. She stared blankly at the woman behind the counter, praying she'd heard her wrong.
"I'm sorry," Iris said, trying to keep her tone even and calm. It wouldn't help her cause to snap at the woman who was trying to help her. "Did you say the next flight to Miami wouldn't be leaving until nine tomorrow morning?"
The woman gave her a wary look, like she expected Iris to vault over the counter and rip her head off. "Yes, ma'am. I apologize, but the storm isn't expected to let up for several more hours, and everything in or out of Chicago has been canceled. There are several hotels nearby," she said, handing her a pamphlet, "or cots are being set up for passengers who'd prefer to stay in the airport."
"I ... that's ..." Iris sighed and shoved the pamphlet into her carry-on bag. "Thanks."
The woman couldn't do anything else for her, and she knew for a fact that yelling and pitching a fit wouldn't help, either, since she'd watched no fewer than seven people in front of her do just that.
Iris zipped up her Sloane Ranger duffel bag with its navy blue lobsters on a hot pink background and wandered over to a blessedly empty row of chairs near a window. She slumped into a seat and pulled out her phone so she could call Lena with the update. The snow fell steadily past the window, turning the world into a sparkling winter wonderland that under normal circumstances would have delighted Iris. But she'd been all set for sunny skies and bright ocean waves. Snow wasn't on her itinerary.
She sighed and pulled up Lena's number. Like it or not, there was no help for it. She and the Sloane Ranger would just have to wait it out.CHAPTER 2
Nash Wallace thanked the woman behind the ticket counter for the bad news she'd just given him and wandered off in search of ... something. He had no clue what to do. He didn't particularly want to get a hotel room for the night, nor did he want to hang out in the airport until nine the next morning when his new flight was set to leave. He'd left himself a few extra days of visiting time, so he wouldn't miss his brother's college graduation, as long as he really was able to get to Miami the next day. But having a good sixteen hours to kill in Chicago hadn't exactly been part of the plan.
Then again, he'd never been to Chicago, so it could be nice to get out there and see some sights. Snow-covered though they might be. He didn't often leave his ranch in Montana, so Chicago would surely offer some interesting distractions.
He glanced out a bank of windows and stopped in his tracks. Looked like he wouldn't have to go too far to find something interesting, after all. The woman who'd been sitting in front of him on the plane now sat staring out the window and chatting on her phone, her combat-booted feet propped up on a ridiculous looking hot pink duffel bag that had ... lobsters on it? She ran her hand through her short brunette hair, leaving it ruffled in a sexy I-just-got-out-of-bed way.
She was so far out of his normal range of interest his reaction to her surprised him. His last girlfriend, well, fiancÃ(c)e for a brief but horrible few months, had been a rodeo queen. Gorgeous, blond, toned from hours of barrel riding and ranch work, but soft in all the right places, and she could fill out a pair of Wranglers like nobody's business. They had seemed to have everything in common. But while Nash loved his life, his home, his animals, and the everyday business of running a working ranch, Allison had wanted nothing more than to get out of their small town and find something more exciting.
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I loved this book from beginning to end. It offered everything....a handsome, thoughtful cowboy, Nash. And a fun loving nurse who is kind of crazy, Iris. Their 24 hr. "date" was fun, romantic, and certainly hit some of the highlights of Chicago! I'm archiving, so I can read it again some day!
Great read! Loved it!
4 "sweet and sexy 1-night-forever" Stars This was a quick, steamy romance I enjoyed reading. Iris and Nash find each other while stranded by cold weather in a Chicago airport. With more than 12 hours to kill and no available hotel vacancies nearby they decide to go sightsee the night away. The attraction they feel for each other grows greatly by each adventure and every hour they spend together. With lots of steamy kisses, dirty dancing and indecent behavior (they never got a room and they do have sex in a couple of public places) this was a really hot read. I had a bit of trouble to not lose my patience with both Iris and Nash when they kept being taken by surprise by the depth of feeling they had for each other and at the same time they kept reminding themselves that they could only share a night because they lived in different states. Fortunately, they get some sense knocked into them and we have a very sweet ending with an equally sweet epilogue, just like I like them. *I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
*ARC received from Entangled Publishing in return for an honest review* Iris is headed to a tropical island, via Miami, to attend the wedding of a friend. Nash is headed to Miami to see his little brother graduate from college. When a snowstorm cancels their flight out of Chicago, Iris and Nash head out into the Chicago night for a bit of fun. The air might be frigid but there's a fire burning between these two that neither wants to see end. This is a sweet and sexy romance and a very enjoyable read.
Adventures and road trips seem to bring out the best in the characters in this series and provide a lot of entertainment to the reader. I read Kissing Her Crazy first in the series and it was so-so but Driving Her Crazy made me laugh so much that I was willing to try again and Loving Her Crazy does not disappoint. Take a traditional, reserved rancher and pair him with a fun-loving, free- spirited city girl and throw them together in a snowed out city for a hilarious romp across the city. Iris Clayton is trying to get to her friend's brother's destination wedding, but the weather is not cooperating and she's stuck between flights for the next twenty-four hours. Stuck in the same situation is Nash Wallace, who's headed to Miami for his younger brother's graduation. Iris is very forward and having made Nash's acquaintance on the plane, she suggests taking in the sights and sounds of Chicago until their flights depart the following morning, never mind that they both are not prepared for snowy and cold Chicago. What happens next is lots of fun and sometimes sexy escapades from one end of the town to the other, starting with a trip to the thrift store for appropriate clothing (which was a experience all by itself). Their antics were mostly funny, sometimes embarrassing and they had a few close calls, but their ability to find things to enjoy in the midst of a snow storm was the best thing about this book. I enjoyed that they spent a lot of time just getting to know each other and I especially liked that Iris's carefree nature rubbed off on Nash and she learned to let go and depend on him. But what will happen when it's time for them to get back to their real lives? Ms. Archer did a great job combining the romance with their playful adventures in a way that worked within the limited time they had and while insta-love is not usually my thing, I didn't mind it here. LOVING HER CRAZY is absolutely funny, crazy and sometimes cringe-worthy but totally worth skimping on sleep to finish. Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This book is a great combination of sweet and heat. The story follows Iris and Nash as they explore Chicago after their flights are delayed due to weather. They have an memorable time exploring landmarks like millennium park and the planetarium. The get to know each other and start to have feelings for each other. When their time together is over will they move on or explore their new found connection? This is a good book that follows a sexy cowboy and a good girl from different places finding happiness with each other. I liked the dialogue, and wished the story was longer. I was given a free copy for an honest review by netgalley.com
This is my favorite of the series! Iris, God bless her, had me in stitches throughout the entire book. She was so full of life, energy, spark, and a little bit on the naughty side. I thoroughly enjoyed her character. She was larger than life, brought out the fun in Nash. And oh did they have some fun, not all of it sexy, even though there was plenty of that. Nash was this straight laced, rule following cowboy. But after meeting Iris, his true inner self came out I think. He let go, matched her quirk for quirk. I just loved their story. It was fun - adventure wise, sexy, hilarious, heartwarming, connecting. I seriously could not put it down. I fell asleep reading it and picked right back up with it the next morning. And the epilogue gives a little glimpse of an update with the characters from the first two books in the series. Beautiful! I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
3.5 stars Loving Her Crazy was a fun and sweet read. I enjoyed both characters and loved how they connected from the get go, they were perfect for each other. This was a lovely, fun and entertaining read that will leave you full of happy feels.
Loving Her Crazy by Kira Archer is sweet fun quick read. I enjoyed this story so much the characters are so likeable. Iris is a beautiful fun Nurse that enjoys life and Nash is a hot, play by the book Montana Rancher completely opposite of each other. This book left me feeling happy watching these two unfold. This is the second book I have read by Kira Archer and they keep getting better. I am excited to read her next book. I highly recommend this book, you will enjoy it like I did. I was given an ARC of this book, for my honest review.
I love this story!! I was so not expecting what I got from this one, but I love Kira Archer's writing style and knew that I could not pass this new on up! I have no regrets what so ever for taking the time to read this great read!! Iris is on her way to help her friend with her kid on a tropical island for a small vacation when her flight gets cancelled. After being on the plane for more than an hour, just waiting on a gate for them to get into the airport, Iris is glad to just be in a building. When Iris meet a nice cowboy on the plane, Nash, she can only hope that his next flight is cancelled as well so that she can get to know him a little better. Nash is on his way to see his brother graduate, but gets stuck in the airport all night as well. So, Iris and Nash are stuck in Chicago for the night. Iris and Nash decide to be spontaneous and go out to explore Chicago instead of sitting around waiting for their morning flight. Neither one of them are dressed appropriately for the snowy weather that they are having in Chicago so they decide to find a thrift store close by to help with their attire. I thought this was brilliant because they didn't spend tons of money on their clothes and it made for great comic relief in the story. After getting some additional clothing to help them stay warm on their adventure, they set off to sight see. Iris and Nash both realize that they are hungry and want to grab something to eat. With the power being out in parts of the city, the restaurants that are open are very busy and have long wait times. Iris decides to be her crazy self and does something that Nash would never dream of doing. Nash is a by the books person and does not like to stray from the rules. That is one thing that Nash falls in love with Iris for is her spontaneity. As the night progresses and Nash and Iris get to know each other a little better, sparks begin to fly and they can not resist each other. After they make the initial move to be intimate with each other, they can not get enough then. The romance is hot in this story and will leave you fanning yourself! When it is time for Nash and Iris to head back to the airport so that they can catch their morning flights,neither one of them are ready for their time together to end. When Iris and Nash end up saying good-bye to each other, neither one of them is sure that they are making the right decision to go their separate ways. When Nash meets his brother at the airport, he can immediately tell that something is on Nash's mind. When he asks him about it, he tells Nash to not let this one get away because even though it was just one night together, he can tell that this is the one for him. When Iris is on her flight, she calls her friend to let he know that she is finally on her way and she immediately knows that something is going on with Iris as well. She tells Iris to go find Nash and to not let him get away. Will these two find each other again or is it already too late for them? You need to read this story to find out. Such a great heart warming read. Kira Archer did a good job with this one and I love the humor that she incorporated in this story. Makes for a great read!
This is a fun, quick, sweet read without angst. I loved Iris's spunk and fearlessness. Nash is the perfectly hot, sexy cowboy. There are quite a few laughs and steamy times. I enjoyed this cute story. I just wish the epilogue would have told us how much time had passed. ARC received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Thanks to mother nature Iris Clayton's tropical vacation is now delayed, and has left her stuck in Chicago for the next fifteen plus hours with nothing to do. Being stranded in snow drenched Chicago is not what she had in mind for her vacation, but there's not much she can do so she has to find a way to make the best of it. When a handsome cowboy pulls up a seat beside her and proposes they go sight seeing she instantly decides it sounds like the perfect way to spend a layover. The idea of spending one night with a handsome stranger discovering a new city for the first time sounds a heck of a lot better than sleeping in airport... Chicago is a long way out of Nash Wallace's comfort zone, but making the long trip to Miami to see his little brother graduate college is something he just couldn't pass up. Spending the next fifteen plus hours stranded in a Chicago airport due to a weather delay has Nash regretting his decision to leave the comforts of his sprawling ranch in Montana, but there's not much he can do about it now, so he decides to just try and make the best of it. And making the best of it just got a whole lot more interesting when he meets a beautiful girl who is more than willing to take him up on his offer to go sight seeing and explore what the city of Chicago has to offer. He normally doesn't throw caution to the wind, or do one nights stands, but there is something about this woman that has him wanting to test the waters... This story grabbed my attention right from the start and had me flying right through the pages, I just had to see if these two uniquely crafted characters would end up finding their happily ever after! It is charming little story chocked full of little unexpected surprises, daring adventure, toe curling romance, and I highly recommend you give it a try!! I thoroughly enjoyed every minute I spent reading it!! ARC requested through NetGalley and kindly provided by Entangled Publishing, LLC in exchange for a honest review.
This is book three in the "Crazy Love" series. I have not read the first two "Driving Her Crazy" and "Kissing Her Crazy" but did not feel that I missed anything..so for me this was a stand alone book. I thought this was fun, sweet enjoyable read! Iris Clayton was head for "fun in the sun" but was held up in Chicago overnight at least due to a snow storm. Their she meets Montana rancher Nash Wallace who a lot different from Iris. But they both are attracted to each other and end up spend their snow bound time together. Glad to have the chance to read this book.
Loving Her Crazy is the third book in the Crazy Love series, it's the story of Lena's best friend, Iris getting to the wedding of Lena's brother Oz. Iris has been Lena's best friend for a long time and Oz thinks of her like a little sister. Nash is a Montana cowboy who is on his way to watch his little brother graduate from college when a snow storm strands the both of them in Chicago. While stranded on a airplane for two hours waiting on the weather to clear up, Iris strikes up a conversation with Nash and a instinct connection is made between the two of them. After finding out nobody is leaving until the next day, Nash And Iris decided to go and see what Chicago is all about. All it takes for them to fall head over heals with each other is a kiss while ice skating and it all leads to them not wanting to leave each other when the time comes to leave Chicago. With an ending that will bring all three books together in a bittersweet ending that ends just on the right note!! I truly love this series and while sad to think that this is the last one in the series, it ends just perfect for the series but i wouldn't pass up another chance to read more about these three couples! Like with all the books in this series, it will keep you up way past your bedtime just to see what will happen! I loved how the book ended with all three couple together and everything all tied together that was perfect. Thank You to Kira Archer for writing yet another fantastic book in this series and I look forward to seeing what is next!! I received this book from the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
A sweet romancy feeling, but a bit absurd and hard for me to get into. This book took me several days to read because i just could not get into it. Part of it was fun, buying god awful clothing to combat the cold, but who takes off with a stranger and stays out all night long? at some point you need sleep. and if the storm was as bad as it sounded, why are these places even open. Nash and Iris are fun characters and make a super fun couple, balancing each other out. and i love how it ties in with book 2 bringing some characters we know into the story.
Adored this one!! It's cute, it's sexy, and it's funny. So how can it not be completely entertaining. This family does have a problem traveling though! In this one Iris is stuck in an airport snowed in until morning. When she hooks up with another stranded traveler, Nash, they decide to go out and experience Chicago for the the day. Nash and Iris where perfect together. Iris is fun and carefree and game for anything. Nash willingly participates if it means spending time with Iris. Is it possible for one day to have a life changing affect on people?? Iris and Nash are about to find out. You definitely want to read this one, I highly recommend it.
Iris is supposed to be catching a plane to meet up with her best friend and godson, but instead she is stuck on a layover in Chicago without any warm clothing packed.. Nash was on his way to his brother's graduation in Miami when he met Iris on his cancelled flight. They weren't able to get another flight until 9am, so they decide to go exploring in Chicago together. I'm not a huge fan of "insta-love" type books but I knew going into this one that that was what this was going to be, so it didn't bother me quite as much. I loved Iris' spunky personality and how she got Nash to come out of his shell and live a little. They had a lot of chemistry together but I wish they would have focused a little more on their feelings rather then jumping each other every 5 seconds. Iris was probably my favorite character from all 3 books tho. She was a lot of fun. ** I received an ARC of this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. **
This delightful whirlwind romance is the story of Iris and Nash, who meet in a grounded Chicago airplane. They're supposed to be en route to Miami, her for a wedding and him for a brother's graduation, but the weather has thrown a kink into their plans. Strangers at first, with 24 hours to kill they decide to do it in style, making their own grand tour of Chicago and falling in love along the way. I loved both the characters in this story! Iris was a pure delight, a whimsical, outspoken and charming woman. Nash is a true gentleman, a cowboy from Montana who is quite willing to go with the flow with Iris. They end up in some very unique locations, giving into their attraction to each other with some heated love scenes, all the while knowing that it will be a bittersweet parting. We get a lovely snapshot of Chicago and its charms (as well as its winter chill!) throughout as well. When it's time to say goodbye, well let's just say that fate has other plans, and we get a lovely happy ending complete with an epilogue to detail what happens next. Wonderful! 5 stars.
This is a quick, fun read. Iris and Nash get stranded overnight in an airport because of a snow storm. Since they have all night, they decide to explore the city and begin an excursion filled with with romance and excitement. You can't help but to fall in love with the characters and their story. During the night, they both get outside of their comfort zones as they explore their attraction to each other. This is a feel good contemporary romance with a HEA and is perfect to read by the fire or at the beach. Fans of the genre will love it.
Kira Archer is an author that at the end of a hard day and you are feeling kind of down, you can count on her stories to pick you up and turn the day around. Her characters are written with a sweetness that borders on mischievous and will touch the darkest heart with their unpredictability. I received an ARC of Loving Her Crazy in exchange for an honest review. I found it funny and marvelous. Iris is a whirlwind who hides her true feelings behind jokes and her brash attitude. Nash is blown away by her but has resigned himself to being a loner. The Crazy Love series is appealing, entertaining and a great escape that is worth every trip.