Author: Cindi Madsen
Publisher/Publication Date: Entangled Bliss; June 9, 2015
Format/Source: E-ARC, Publisher/NetGalley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Summary from Goodreads
The road to trouble is paved with sweet temptation…
Always the rebel in her ultra-conservative family, Quinn Sakata dreams of quitting her dad's real-estate business and restoring the old Mountain Ridge Bed and Breakfast in her hometown of Hope Springs. Except that Quinn's not the only person bidding on it. Worse still, her competitor is her high school crush, Heath Brantley, who is all kinds of ripped, tattooed hotness...
So much for her "nice, conservative boys" rule.
Heath has his own reasons for bidding on Mountain Ridge, and he won't give in without a fight - even to the red-lipped hottie with a sailor's mouth. But when their rivalry shifts into an unexpected zing of chemistry, Heath realizes he's in deep trouble. Because it's inevitable that emotions will get involved, and he needs to keep his eyes on the prize before they both get hurt.
I simply love this book where being authentic and falling in love is what it's all about. I loved this book....Did I mention that I loved this book??? The characters were amazing. Madsen did an excellent job of presenting the difficulties and possibility of a young woman upholding her principles while on the dating scene with her depiction of Quinn, who was always trying to live up to the standards of her traditional Japanese parents. Initially, Quinn was dating the ultra-conservative; bring home to your parents type of guy…what's his name??? Well it doesn't really matter because his reaction to Quinn's beliefs made this character unlikable and forgettable, so moving on. Now Heath on the other hand, well he was simply swoon worthy and I had to root for him the moment he arrived on the scene. Quinn's reaction to seeing him was priceless. I just couldn’t believe the words that were coming out her mouth. She is definitely a feisty and opinionated character. Heath is the type of bad boy you love to love. Yes, he might have been a rugged mechanic with tattoos and piercings, who was competing for the same site for his business as Quinn, and he might not have been the conservative wealthy man, but he was compassionate. What wasn't to like about him??? So, although this wasn’t the typical romance novel with the typical bad boy, Crazy for the Competition was another fantabulous read by Cindi Madsen.