Thursday, July 13, 2006

Crazy Love by Tara Janzen

Every word, every moment in this installment of Janzen’s Crazy series worked for me. Quite simply, I love her voice. I appreciate the dry wit. I enjoy it in the minds of her characters and in their dialogue.

Additionally, I love her world. Over the top? Yes. Engaging, entertaining? Yes. These are the guys and the circumstances—more benefits than consequences—we daydream about. Superman—in one form or another—has appeared in my own daydreams since I was a teenager. Real? Of course not. Compelling reading? Oh yeah.

Janzen has proven creative and entertaining. Her voice and writing style captivate; her characters entertain. She infuses every scene with humor and intelligence; and tightens both suspense and sexual tension with every thought, every action.


My only disappointment? Crazy Sweet, coming this fall, is the last of the Crazy series. Good thing I can see past my love for these particular characters to Janzen’s actual talent. I will read whatever she brings forth. Harboring only the tiniest bit of resentment when she closes the door on Steele Street.


  1. According to her website I don't think she's actually closing the doors. She's starting a new series after the Crazy series but here's what she says on her web site
    "Also, don't worry, there are going to be lots more SDF/Steele Street books on the way. After Crazy Sweet will be On The Loose, the Cutting Loose, a different type of title, but the stories are still about our chop shop boys."

  2. I'm dancing happily here. Thanks Kristie. When I turned that last page in Crazy Love and saw the announcement of Crazy Sweet--billed as the last one--my heart sank. This is good news you bring me.

  3. I have only read the first one, but I liked it so much I went out and bought the rest of them. I can't wait to read them all. Thanks Jen!

  4. But you do know, according to her website, that she's going to sort of continue on with this series... just a little different. Check it out at

    "And for those who want to know - I've started writing ON THE LOOSE, the next SDF Steele Street book, starring C. Smith Rydell and Honey York."


Have you read it? What do you think?

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