by Tracy Wolff
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.
You know - the synopsis for Drive Me Crazy does absolutely no justice for this book. It definitely has a few flaws, or should I say, areas that could have used more attention - but overall it was such an enjoyable book.
This book definitely has that whole rocker god trope that I can't help but love (they're so unattainable! haha). However, what this book also has is a lot of heart and heartbreak. Elise and Quinn know each other from their very early days of being, basically, piano prodigies. Ten years later, they are suddenly back in each other's lives when Elise is in a horrible accident that has also killed their mentor, Ellington. Quinn feels the need to take care of Elise and refuses to leave her alone after the accident.
So, what we have is not so much miscommunication between Elise and Quinn, but rather, the feeling of having to sacrifice and protect and underneath it all....understanding. That's what I found so enjoyable about this read - Elise and Quinn love each other and understand each other. There is no purposely trying to hurt or provoke (except for their pranks, which are hilarious and more affectionate than anything). Their feelings for each other are deep and intricate and showcased beautifully by the author, Tracy Wolff.
There were a few areas I wish Wolff would have taken more time on and they go together. I wish we could have heard more about Ellington since he was someone so important to both Elise and Quinn and also about Wyatt (granted, this book is part of a series and we will probably hear more about him in another book, but I'm curious!). I really wanted to read about Wyatt meeting Elise. Also, I wish we could have read more about Elise's grief. She's lost a log of important people in her life, including Quinn. I wish we could have read more about that and seen Elise and Quinn's relationship grow even more.
All in all, I loved this book. So much heart - and so worth the read.