Monday, October 13, 2014

Make Me Crazy by Codi Gary: Guest Post with Excerpt



Do Friends Make Better Lovers?


In my opinion, just because you were friends first, doesn't mean you're gonna make it. For one thing, living together platonically and romantically are horses of completely different colors. For one thing, you aren't going to worry as much about arguing with your friend, but an ill conceived gripe fest about your partners lack of dish doing might lead to you spending a lonely night on the couch. Once you start thinking of that person romantically, you change too. You start getting up first and washing your face, brushing your teeth, and even turning on the shower when you use the bathroom. Just because you're friends, doesn't mean there aren't new things to discover, besides the sexy stuff. For instance, all the little things your friend hated about her previous partners, you might worry, do I do those things? And suddenly, this girl you thought every guy was crazy to dump might turn into a jealous, snooping nut job and you have to wonder if the other guys didn't have a point. Things you once found adorable, are now getting on your last nerve.


However, you are coming into the relationship knowing about his or her quirks, and most likely, you've already been crushing hard for them. Although the rose colored glasses may come off, friends usually already have experience communicating their irritations with each other and go into a relationship with a stronger base. In all honesty, friends to lovers or strangers to lovers, I think as long as you're right for the person, that's all that matters. That means the same morals and values, priorities, and at least five things in common you like to do together. :-)

Make Me Crazy

by Codi Gary




Miranda “Rand” Coleman has seen the way love can wreck a person and wants absolutely no part of it. When her granddaddy dies suddenly, he leaves a clause in his will that has her married in three months or she loses her inheritance. Unwilling to give up the Double C Ranch, she starts to set her eyes towards the eligible men in town, with little luck in finding a man she can stand for a minute let alone a year. Until she sets eyes on the new veterinarian and enlists the help of her womanizing best friend, Jake, to help. 

Jake Hansen is a single guy who likes his women pretty and uncomplicated, with no plans to settle down anytime soon. When he decides to help Rand hook her man, he has no idea the effect watching Rand change would have on him. Especially when she starts letting her gorgeous brown hair down and showing off a body he didn’t even know she had. Before too long, Jake isn’t just lusting after his best friend, he’s feeling downright possessive. But when it comes down to the wire, will he get over his issues and step up to the alter…or lose the only woman he was ever meant to love?

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Surprising himself, he reached out to brush a piece of hair from her forehead and said sincerely, “There are a ton of men in this town who would be lucky to have someone like you.”


He barely had time to dwell on the softness of her skin before, in true Rand form, she started making gagging noises. “Alright, if we’re done with the touchy feely moment, can I start this movie? Disembowelment I can handle, but this sappy chick talk is nauseating.”


“How is it you can be more of a guy than I am?” He asked, watching her get up and head towards the DVD player, silently cursing himself for his craziness. Whatever weird glitch was going on with him, he needed to nip it in the bud. For a brief moment, he was thinking Red wasn’t so nuts to consider marrying Rand. If she was willing to give her future husband some kind of financial help, as long as he stayed out of her business, why not him? He’d been wanting to buy Loco Tack and Feed for several months, had planned on applying for a loan, but with the money from Rand, he wouldn’t need to deal with the bank.


And it wouldn’t be like it was a real marriage.


“I don’t act like a guy.” Rand said, twisting around after putting the DVD in. “I’m just not one of those prissy girls you and Red seem to think are sooo wonderful.”


Red’s idea about fluffing up Rand’s femininity popped into Jake’s head. “What if you dressed up a bit? Put on some make up? Maybe you’d catch someone’s attention.”


She gave him a dubious look as she sat next to him. “Because I don’t believe in false advertising. Now, hush up. I want to watch this guy get sliced up.”


“Morbid.”         “Entertaining.” She contradicted.







An obsessive bookworm for twenty years, Codi Gary likes to write sexy small-town contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family. Visit her website www.codigarysbooks.comfor latest news, social media, or just to say hi!


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This is the second book in the Loco, Texas series. Book 3 will be released in June 2014.

Codi will be awarding a signed copy of Make Me Crazy to a randomly drawn commenter at every stop (US ONLY) during the tour; and a Grand Prize of a $25 Amazon/BN GC plus a signed copy of Make Me Crazy (US ONLY) will be awarded to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. A randomly drawn host during the tour will be awarded a $25 Amazon/BN GC.
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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

MomJane said...

Really enjoyed this excerpt.

amy bowens said...

This sounds like an amazing book. Looking forward to reading it.