Author: Christina Crooks

L. A. CAVEMEN by Christina Crooks

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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L. A. CAVEMEN by Christina CrooksL.A. Caveman (battle of the sexes, office romance) by Christina Crooks
Published by Self Published on 2013-10-11
Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Miranda

Keep it strictly business? Her heart demands something more... The last thing columnist Stanna needs is a fight with her hopelessly chauvinistic brand-new boss, Jake. The attractive man turns the office into an undeniably sizzling environment, but his column suggestions are positively Neanderthal! She's determined to reform Jake. He's determined to train Stanna. Neither is willing to acknowledge the electrifying attraction that pulls at them both.

Men’s Weekly Magazine is Stanna’s life. The editor has been grooming her to take over when he retires and she can’t wait. She takes pride in her job and especially her Woman’s Word column. When a new owner takes control of the magazine and proceeds to fire the editor and attempts to fire Stanna a line is drawn in the sand.

Jake has thrust every penny into Men’s Weekly it is his dream to make this magazine a hit. The first thing on his agenda is give men what they want, and to do that he needs to get rid of the feminist who writes the Woman’s Word column. Unfortunately, that’s not as easy as he originally thought. Never one to give in easily, if he can’t fire her he’ll just have to make her miserable enough to quit. 

Let the battle of the sexes begin…

L. A. Caveman is a full of hysterical laughs and hot sexual tension. Stanna and Jake share a fierce determination and stubbornness for their own pursuits; which makes their fights pretty spectacular. There are times when I felt each character goes a bit far but I really enjoyed this story. L. A. Caveman brings the fun and drama to extreme heights while building a beautiful romance between the leads.

THRILL OF THE CHASE by Christina Crooks

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THRILL OF THE CHASE by Christina CrooksThrill of the Chase by Christina Crooks
Published by Self Published on 2007
Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Miranda

Sarah Matell isn't a run-of-the-mill romance heroine. She works as a technician in her father's California automotive speed shop, dresses and acts like a guy, and lives for drag racing. Anything female, from makeup to chick flicks, is an anathema to her. Sarah's one concession is her years-long crush on a fellow race-car driver, Craig Keller. Although they are only good friends, she fantasizes that one day she'll outrace him and he'll magically look at her as the love of his life.
Sara only has two things on her mind: becoming a drag race star and Craig, her crush and competition. While she’s obsessed with racing, her father has decided to find someone to run their custom auto shop. Sara is not pleased by the new guy’s arrival or his obnoxious new rules. Gordon Devine has an eye for business and skills building state of the art parts for race cars. He is more than qualified to run this shop if he can get some cooperation. There is this hot-headed woman who keeps standing in his way. If only he could take her over his knee. 

Fast cars and strong emotions clash as Sara and Gordon come head to head in Thrill of the Chase. Is there more than meets the eye? Could there problems have more to do with sexual attraction than anger?

If you are a fan of race themed stories then Thrill of the Chase is for you. I usually love stories with fast cars and fast couples but this one left me feeling aggravated. I believe this is due to the fact that I could never fully get on Sara’s side. She comes across as such a self-centered person it is hard to feel compassion for her and her situation. There were too many scenes that centered on Sara and her feelings for Craig and not enough of Sara and Gordon. Sara definitely has chemistry with Gordon but the scenes are filled with too much animosity and not enough exciting passion for me.

 

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