Girls*Heart* Books: 'Smitten' by Lacey Weatherford -Review

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

'Smitten' by Lacey Weatherford -Review

Book Info- 
Title- Smitten
Series- Crush Book #2 
By- Lacey Weatherford
Expected Publication Date- June 23, 2013 

Life is good. Cami is away at her dream college with her dream man by her side. She thinks if she can just get through with meeting Hunter’s family that everything will be perfect. Little does she know that life’s about to turn upside down again when Hunter is called to infiltrate a gang whose specialty is chopping and racing cars. His contact happens to be a beautiful curvy girl who is the gang leader’s sister and he has to pose as her boyfriend. Communication with Cami is basically forbidden to help keep his cover.

Hunter, however, can’t stand being away from the girl he really loves, and he sneaks away one night to meet her across town. He doesn’t know the gang leader, Ripper, has suspicions about him already and he’s following him to see where he goes. He surprises Hunter and Cami, and Hunter quickly introduces her as his cousin who is having some car trouble. He thinks all is well until he discovers he has one serious problem. Ripper likes Cami and decides to pursue her, drawing her into the same dangerous world he’s supposed to bring down.

Can he keep his cover without having Cami get caught in the crossfire? Will the two of them survive having to watch each other fake it in the arms of another? Or will their hot stolen kisses destroy everything?

Smitten is the second book in the Crush Series by the amazing Lacey Weatherford. I have been absolutely dying to read this book since the moment I finished Crush.  I simply had to know what happened next for Hunter and Cami.  When I saw Lacey was looking for reviewers, I do believe I began jumping up and down and signed up right away.  I wouldn't have missed this for the world.  

Smitten picks up just a few months from where Crush leaves off and all the heat and intensity we witnessed between Hunter and Cami in book one is even hotter in this installment. It's not just the chemistry, either-it's everything. The danger, the suspense, the desire are all burning bright. The tension is palpable, the heat sizzles whenever Cami and Hunter are near one another and it was impossible to put this book down.   

Weatherford has created characters so vividly detailed they spring forth from the page and take up residence in your head and heart.  I adore Cami-her strength, innate goodness and compassion make her a standout among heroines who cling to their damsel in distress roles with their prettily painted finger nails. Hunter is no slouch, either-he is so far beyond swoon-worthy, I can't even begin to explain how much I LOVE him. 

Ms. Weatherford has done what I thought impossible and given us a sequel that is just as enjoyable, if not more enjoyable than the first book. With Smitten, Lacey Weatherford has cemented her place among my favorite authors.  I can't wait to see what she comes up with next! 


Lacey Weatherford was born in Ft. Meade Maryland while her father was serving in the military. She has been a life long resident of Arizona, spending most of her time growing up in the small rural town of Clay Springs.

It was while she was attending the small country school in Clay Springs, that she read her first "big" book at the age of eight. It was a Nancy Drew novel and Lacey was instantly hooked. She read every book that she could find in the series and decided that she wanted to write stories too.

Lacey spent a lot of time at the library from that time forward, even volunteering in her later teen years and early twenties. She would don a crazy clown outfit for the Friends of the Library fundraisers in an effort to help get the new town library built.

When she and her husband moved away from the area, Lacey took the opportunity to take some creative writing classes at the local college to help further along her interests. Several years later, they were blessed with the opportunity to move back to Clay Springs with their family. The town had finally succeeded in building their library and Lacey had the opportunity to be President of the Friends of the Library for a very short time, before relocating.

Lacey and her family still live in the White Mountains of Arizona, where she continues to write young adult novels that have a fantasy/fairytale or paranormal bent to them, as well as being sure to include a great romantic storyline!
*We receive NO payment of any kind for our reviews-we review books we've bought, or books that are provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*

No comments:

Post a Comment

We love to hear from you!