Some Sort of Crazy
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, 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 wears panty-melting glasses.
The light was off in my room when I returned, and I could barely make out her shape under the blanket. Leaving my glasses on the bedside table, I slid between the sheets, careful to stay on my side. When was the last time a woman slept in my bed without orgasms being involved? I couldn’t think of one time, actually. I didn’t even know what to do with myself.
I lay there for a while on my back, hands beneath my head, breathing slowly and deeply, trying to stay calm. But I could smell her perfume, and it was making me hard again. Fuck! Was she asleep already? Could I rub one out without her knowing? I braved a look at her, and my eyes had adjusted to the dark enough to see that she was facing away from me, curled up on her side. Long, agonizing, minutes ticked by, during which I imagined rubbing my cock along the crack of her ass, which was sticking out in my direction. Taunting me.
“I lied to you last night.” Her voice was so soft, I thought I might have imagined it. Or dreamed it.
“Huh?” Stop thinking about her ass.
She rolled to her other side and faced me, tucking her hands beneath her cheek. “I lied last night. I told you I didn’t remember what you said to me the night we said goodbye. The night before you left for school.”
I blinked in surprise. “Oh.”
“Did you really mean the things you said?”
“Of course I meant them. I stand by every word I’ve ever said to you.” And my cock is standing straight up right now. So if you could please stop being beautiful and sexy and vulnerable, I’d appreciate it. Thanks.
She took a shuddery breath. “And yet…tonight, you wouldn’t—”
“Tonight was not about us, Natalie.”
“But…what if it was?” She paused. “What if it could be?”
Fuck, was she serious? Because I wanted that. I wanted a night that was just about us, wanted to show her what it was like to be with someone who appreciated her. Just one night, even if it was all we ever had. But I couldn’t be the one to initiate it, not without knowing it was really OK.
“Natalie,” I started, but she interrupted me.
“I’m lying here thinking, a week ago my life seemed so complete, everything in order. My relationship. My business. My house. I had everything I wanted.”
“Now I feel like I’ve been missing something. Like maybe I was wrong about what I wanted. I feel…lost.” She looked at me with her huge, round blue eyes, making my whole body heat up.
“You’re not lost.” Rolling onto my side, I met her forehead with mine. “You’re right here with me.”
And I kissed her. Just like that, I kissed her.
Holy bejesus!!!! Miles Haas!! He is officially my new favorite out of all of Mel’s men!! He’s sexy, funny, dirty, kinky, and has tattoos, AND…wears glasses!!!!! Could his dirty talkin mouth be more perfect?!?! I think not!
Natalie Nixon. The youngest of three sisters. Long term boyfriend of 10 years. Business owner. Could her life be more perfect? Well, in walks Miles Haas to bring some kinda crazy into her very well maintained life. These two go way back to childhood. Best friends. The one that got away….until long term boyfriend, Dan, decides to be a douchebag! And now it’s time for Natalie to discover all the fun she’s been missing out on. Or the hot, scorching sex. There’s that too!
But what happens when you let your heart get involved. Miles has never done love. And Natalie, she knows what she wants. But will Miles be able to grow up. And become what he’s destined to be. Which is Natalie’s happily ever after. Well you will just have to read to find out!!
SSOC is another perfect example as how Melanie Harlow’s writing just shines. With every new book, she just completely blows me away. Her writing never fails, nor do her characters or storyline. She always adds that Harlow signature humor that I love so much. You guys. Melanie is hysterical!!!!! And there were so many LOL moments! But she always manages to perfectly intertwine the funny with the sexiness in a way that nobody can compete with. It’s untouchable. And I am already asking how much longer until we get Jillian’s story!!! Cause yes!! I need it now!!!
If you have not checked out the Happy, Crazy, Love series…well, that’s just SOME SORT OF CRAZY!! Haha, see what I did there!? Seriously, 1-click this book. This series. Ms. Harlow will not disappoint!!
How many different ways can I say I love Melanie Harlow? Some Sort of Crazy is my favorite Melanie Harlow book to date. And no, not because THERE IS A CHARACTER NAMED AFTER ME—> !!!!!!!!!! Sorry, I promise I’m not a narcissist! That was a pretty exciting thing to have happen. I am not psychic for the record, but I do like playing one.
Some Sort of Crazy was about something that always reels me in–friends to lovers. Miles and Natalie have been friends since childhood and they have that special spark that makes you yearn for them to be together. Natalie is stuck in a stale relationship, and spends way too much time being responsible. She needs to let loose. She visits a psychic who predicts her life is about to be turned upside down. I was looking so forward to that.
This was laugh out loud funny with the right amount of angst. And sex. Good heavens. The sex. Natalie is slightly inexperienced and, well, Miles is not. Not at all. He’s a writer who is far from ready to settle down. He’s had many wild kinky encounters. That he blogs about. Miles was sexy perfection– his glasses, his tattoos, his sense of humor. He can glaze my buns any time. He turned Natalie into a very bad girl or maybe she was a bad girl all along. Most good girls are. *wink*
There was a huge plot twist I didn’t see coming that made my jaw drop. See? Told you I wasn’t psychic. So it wasn’t smooth sailing for these two. It wasn’t 1+1=2. I picked an even number for Sebastian, cause I love him. They both had a lot of growing up to do and deciding what they want but the way it all came together was perfection. Melanie Harlow really nailed every aspect of this story for me. And we got to catch up with Sebastian and Skylar! So if you haven’t started this series or discovered the talent that is Melanie Harlow, you need to do that ASAP.
My lovely Melanie Harlow did it again and again and again! I keep saying she’s a consistent writer that seems to get even better with each book. Some Sort of Crazy lived up to the hype and then some with all the Harlow Hallmarks we come to expect from her books: sexy, funny, romantic, left-hand worthy love, topped with a perfect combination of angst and laughs.
Can we talk about the sex first? Sweet baby jesus this book was on fire! I love love love reading about best friends that become lovers … even if it is 10 years later. There’s something so special when that friendship bond transforms into fireworks-popping-I-need-alone-time-right-now-because-this-book-has-so-much-fucking-hot-sex-bond. Between the sex and lovable characters, this book will jump to the top of your list!
Natalie Nixon has two smart, gorgeous sisters whom we’ve met before, and even though she’s the baby of the family, she’s always been a hard worker and focused on her goals. These goals include: opening her own bakery and buying her own house at a young age, dreaming of a perfect marriage and life. She’s with her same boyfriend from high school. This guy. Ugh. He’s not even worthy of me giving you his name. He’s a shit and doesn’t realize how lucky he is to have Natalie. She thinks everything is right where she wants it until the one and only Miles Haas saunters back into her life.
He was her summer friend, her best buddy all through adolescence. His family would visit during the summers and they were inseparable. When they transformed from awkward kids into horny teenagers, she promised herself she wouldn’t be a notch on his bedpost and stayed firmly in the best friend camp, but they always had a special connection. Did Miles ever want more? Did she?
Oh Miles. He’s smart, and sexy, and he wears glasses, and he has stubble, and he writes … about sex. He is the perfect best guy friend! Irreverent, sexy, a little too flirty, and you just knows he’s going to be great in bed. I know a few guys like this and they are my very favorite friends. But what happens when that harmless flirtation hides some true feelings? What will these two do? Will Natalie stick it out with that chump from high school or will she dump his sorry ass and take a chance on Miles?
This book was a fantastic read! There was one particular plot point that I usually loathe in books. Like … I’m talking cringe and close the book and say, NOPE. But Melanie Harlow handled this in such a way that I was fist pumping along, chewing my fingernails hoping it all worked out, and shouting YES! Bravo, Mel!
Go give SSOC a one-click! Right now, people! It’s amazing, and you’d be a real kind of crazy not to read this one.
About the Author
Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not reading good books, she gets her kicks from TV series like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Masters of Sex, Deadwood, Mad Men, and Downtown Abbey (although she wishes it were more HBO and less PBS). Melanie is the author of the FRENCHED contemporary romance series (FRENCHED, YANKED, FORKED) and the sexy historical series SPEAK EASY (SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOW), set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.
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