Drive Me Crazy (Shaken Dirty #2) by Tracy Wolff-a review
DRIVE ME CRAZY (Shaken Dirty #2) by Tracy Wolff
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 24, 2014
His rival’s in his bed, and this rocker is ready to play.
Former rivals Quinn Bradford and Elise McKinney are not friends, at least not anymore. As teens, all they cared about was psyching each other out before concerts. But when Quinn—now the keyboardist for Shaken Dirty, the hottest rock band on the scene—returns to his hometown and hears about the car accident that shattered Elise’s career, he’s determined to make things right.
Elise wants nothing to do with an arrogant rock star, despite how bad she so clearly wants him, so Quinn kidnaps the stubborn little piano player and whisks her back to his mansion. A little seduction might be just the thing to keep Elise under his care…and in his bed. But amid pranks both childish and very adult, their past comes rearing back to haunt them. And it might be more than either of them can forget.
REVIEW: DRIVE ME CRAZY is the second instalment in Tracy Wolff’s contemporary, adult, erotic Shaken Dirty romance series. The series focuses on the members of the rock group Shaken Dirty. This is keyboardist Quinn Bradford and classical pianist Elise McKinney’s story-a second chance at love tale with a friends to lovers premise. As teens, Quinn and Elise had been rivals on the concert pianist circuit until the day Quinn walked away following an accident where Quinn blamed himself for Elise’s injuries. Fast forward ten years-Quinn is a member of one of the most successful and hottest rock bands and Elise is back on his radar-only this time she has been injured following a fatal traffic accident that left her manager dead- now Quinn wants Elise back in his life.
The premise of the storyline is on Elise’s recovery and the possibility she may never play the piano at the same level before the accident. With her hand badly damaged and the potential for a career ending injury, Elise finds herself living with the man with whom she had fallen in love over ten years earlier. Elise has lost everyone and everything that she has loved in the previous year and when Quinn reenters her life, she is frightened of losing –all over again. But Quinn’s history with Elise is not all flowers and candy, and the reason he left so abruptly will come full circle when Elise, once again, becomes collateral damage in a fight amongst the band.
The relationship between Elise and Quinn is sexy and sensual as well as humorous when the pair reconnect through pranks and comedic situations. Let’s just say you will never again look at a Twinkie or a ‘bedazzler’ the same way. Elise has loved Quinn since they were teens and she is hoping that they have both matured to the point that neither will run when the going gets tough.
The world building continues with the inclusion of most of the previous storyline characters including the members of Shaken Dirty. The problems with drugs, alcohol and jealousy follow the band from one story to the next and I don’t think we have seen the last of Micah and his attempts to destroy his former mates.
DRIVE ME CRAZY is a fast paced storyline about two people who have been given a second chance at friendship and love. This is also a story about betrayal and trust; pain and healing and, the price of fame. Tracy Wolff writes a delicious story of finding love and never letting go.
1. Crash Into Me
2. Drive Me Crazy
Reviewed by Sandy