Andi Stone is a strong, smart and independent woman, thanks to the help of a famous boxing trainer, Mack, and his protégé, Shane, who have respectively been like a father and brother to her. But that wasn’t always the case. Andi never knew what a “normal” life was like. Having been raised in foster care from the age of six after the death of her parents, Andi became emancipated at 16 after an especially horrible incident forced her into a psychiatric hospital.
Luke Woods, the family black sheep and street-brawler, is determined to be a successful professional boxer despite his family’s protests. He needs Andi’s help to get there. The wedge between him and his family over his past relationship issues and career choices is not easily overcome. Luke must learn to face the past mistakes, fears and demons that constantly plague him.
Fireworks and passions quickly ignite between Andi and Luke in the midst of the chaos that surrounds and threatens them. She never revealed the secrets and lies that have plagued her, but when she publicly inherits her family fortune, the living, breathing past comes back to torment her and threaten all that she holds dear. For the first time in her life, Andi must learn to rely on someone else to love and protect her or risk losing the man she loves.
Sometimes love isn’t enough. Sometimes it’s all you need.
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Crazy Maybe has a lot of depth to it. There is, of course, the love story part, but there is also issues about child abuse and rape. I really liked how A.D. Justice showed that even though someone may go through something like Andi did, you don’t have to let it define you. You can decide if you are going to over come what happened and make a better life for yourself.
Andi has had a hard life. Her parents died when she was 6 years old and then she was tossed from foster home to foster home, until she ended up in the hell hole that was her last foster home. She’s had to over come a lot and has had to do it alone since she was 16 years old. She’s able to find some peace helping and protecting youth and helping boxers perfect their forms. She is an extremely giving person and never once thinks about herself. This may be her biggest fault.
Then there is Luke, he is the hot wanna be boxer who she has an instant connection with. They both feel that they are meant to be, but some things from not only from Andi’s past, but Luke’s as well, may end up tearing them apart.
Andi and Luke have many ups and downs throughout the story. They have a lot of obstacles to over come before they are able to find their happily ever after.
Will Luke and Andi be able to survive Andi’s past? Will they be able to finally find peace with each other after everything comes to past?
A.D. Justice does a good job of connecting you to the characters. She keeps you sucked in, wondering what is going to happen next in the story. If your looking for a good love story with a little suspense, this a book for you.