“I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.”
Are people who are wired to function a certain way, think a certain way, live a certain way still capable of change? This is Natalie and Miles’ story and how they’ve been living within the confines of life as they know it and finally having that courage to jump out from the walls of their comfort zones. Friends since they could remember, Nat and Miles grew up together and left it at that – as friends. They kept the bond and communication despite growing up and despite being away from each other. But life suddenly decided to take its own course when Natalie found herself at the crossroads and reevaluating her life and “mediocre” happiness and contentment. She has always been the levelheaded one among her sisters, the sensible, focused and grounded daughter. She has always been the safe and solid Natalie and it scared her that her life suddenly doesn’t make sense anymore. Throw in, childhood friend Miles. The same childhood friend who is also a sexcapade blogger and commitment phobic. The same childhood friend Nat just couldn’t, WOULDN’T stop thinking about.
“And it’s not because I’m super ripped (I’m not) or have a twelve inch penis (alas) or make a million dollars a year (not even close). It’s because I’m good to them. I treat the women I’m with like goddesses.”
Just like the first book in this Happy Crazy Love series, this one is a light read but is charming, witty and gives you enough cheese and romance. In the first book, we have met Skylar who as much as she loved her siblings, felt overshadowed by them at times because of their achievements and success in life. Now we meet Natalie and her love for the norm, for the safe, for the steady. Miles is her exact opposite. Their wants and goals in life are at the ends of the spectrum that you will wonder how they become friends in the first place. This story showed that no matter how perfect we think a person’s life is, there will still and always be cracks and loopholes. No matter how steady we feel our life is, there will always come a time that we will face a turning point and just let go and decide. And maybe, just maybe, once you find yourself in that crossroad, there will also be a Miles, willing to be crazy and just tip over his life with you.
Blurb via Goodreads:
When a psychic tells Natalie Nixon her life is about to be upended by a mysterious stranger, she laughs it off. After all, she has everything she’s ever wanted—a successful bakery, a the perfect boyfriend, and the keys to her dream house.
Who could possibly make her want to throw all that away?
Then Miles Haas comes back to town.
But he’s no stranger—they’ve known each other since high school. Plus, he’s only around for the summer, he’s still a shameless playboy, and he makes a living writing articles for a men’s magazine with titles like ‘Should You Bang the Boss’s Daughter? A Flowchart’ and ‘Butt Stuff for Beginners: A Field Guide.’
He’s not the man of her dreams, and she’s not about to abandon everything she’s worked so hard for just for a little fun. Except he makes her laugh like no one else, smells like heaven, and looks sexy as hell in those panty-melting glasses.