Crazy for You: Life and Love on the Lam

Crazy for You: Life and Love on the Lam

by Juliet Rosetti

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In the tradition of Janet Evanovich and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Juliet Rosetti ups the ante in her laugh-out-loud funny Escape Diaries series, as Mazie Maguire must use any means necessary to keep her main squeeze out of the slammer.
Once you escape from prison and ride off into the sunset with the gorgeous guy who helped you nail a killer, you live happily ever after, right? Well, not exactly—not if you’re Mazie Maguire, and the flow chart of your life looks like a pinball machine. Mazie has broken up with her guy, Ben Labeck, she can’t pay her rent, her car is infested with mice, and she’s working at a coffee shop where the dress code is teddies, thongs, and toe-cleavage heels. Now Ben is the chief suspect in a murder investigation, and Mazie’s tapping into her fugitive wiles to keep him out of jail. Strictly as friends, she vows. No kissing, no touching, no romance. But how is Mazie supposed to keep her thoughts platonic when her “buddy” is giving her sexy back rubs, and a make-believe-we’re-newlyweds charade puts her in the mood for a wedding night?

Praise for the Mazie Maguire series
Crazy for You
“Mazie is a klutz in the spirit of Stephanie Plum. . . . She’s a take-life-by-the-horns kind of person that I want to know. Quirky, delightful fun . . . More Mazie, please.”—Barbara Vey, Publishers Weekly

“I can still remember how happy I felt while reading the book.”Keeper’s Book Reviews
“A light read, with laughter abound . . . truly hilarious.”Literarily Illumined
“[Juliet Rosetti is] a great story teller and I know I will read everything she writes.”Book-Loving
The Escape Diaries
“I can’t say enough good things about this fun, delightful book. It’s a quick read that will have you calling your friends to have them read it so you can all talk about it.”—Barbara Vey, Publishers Weekly
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345534323
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/09/2013
Series: Life and Love on the Lam , #2
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 275
Sales rank: 1,013,466
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Juliet Rosetti grew up on a Wisconsin farm. She has taught school in Milwaukee and in Sydney, Australia, where her duties included coaching cricket and basketball. Her work has appeared in The Milwaukee Journal, Chicago Tribune, and in many other publications. She is a past winner of Wisconsin Magazine’s Wordsmith Award for nonfiction. Currently she lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with her husband and son, teaches in the local public school system, and is writing the next book in the Mazie Maguire series.

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Crazy for You: Life and Love on the Lam (A Loveswept Contemporary Romance) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This $2.99, 270 page, stand alone book is the second of a series. There are two other books, soon to be released. These are light hearted, silly and just plain fun to read. They are very unrealistic, but I enjoy them so much, I do not care. The books could use a dab of editing, but it isn't so bad, its annoying. There is murder and violence, but not the gory, gag me type. There is romance, undetailed sex, talk of sex, thoughts of sex, sexy events and sexy remarks, but it is all good, crazy jobs, some light cursing, no religion and not enough of Muffin in this installment, there is also the bi-sexual transvestite and a pair of quirky teens. This book is like eating a bag of chocolate, a guilty pleasure. I do not know why I like this series so much, I just do and that is a big part of the pleasure. Chick lit at its funniest. For readers 18 and up, because this one is a bit steamier than the first. It has a complete conclusion which also qualifies it as a stand alone book. It is more humorous also. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as much fun as the first book. Looking forward to the third in the series. JudyE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Fun read. I had a hard time putting it down very night, only beuase I had to sleep. Where should I begin? The main character had such a down to earth attitude about things. I thought it was funny that she would make good uses of the things she learned in prison. Ben, who is her ex-boyfriend is a tough, thick headed, sexy man that is only looking out for her. She drives him crazy with the things she does.This is the first Juliet Rosetti novel I read. I really like that she makes it as realistic as possible.None of them are filthy rich or into brands or have the latest cars or best jobs ever. I will be reading more of her books for sure.
Te1 More than 1 year ago
A very enjoyable book. This is the 2nd in series. Looking forward to the next release.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Fun sassy story that will have you laughing out loud. This is the sequel to The Escape Diaries and picks up with the zany Maizie trying to get those right in her life but we know how her life goes! This time it's Ben who's being pursued by the cops. Join in with the suspense, hiliarty, and craziness! You won't regret it.
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RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
I love the Mazie Maguire books – if you haven’t read The Escape Diaries put it on your TBR pile immediately. Mazie is quirky and funny and keeps getting herself in the most entertaining situations.  She reminds me a lot of Evanovich’s early Stephanie Plum – full of charm and spunk and a whole lot of luck, both good and bad.  A fast paced read, with a lot of humor and suspense, Crazy for You is perfect for those looking for a more lighthearted mystery mixed with a good amount of romance.  Full review available on Romantic Reads and Such on wordpress. 
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Luvmyhootie More than 1 year ago
Mazie and Ben are BACK!!! Last year I had the pleasure of reading an ARC of The Escape Diaries. A Book that was filled with excitement, charm, funny one liners and romance. That is where I met one amazing heroine, Mazie Maguire. A Wrongfully accused pampered ex housewife who was sent to prison for her husbands murder. After escaping prison during a storm, running around the country desperate to prove her innocence and falling love along the way she's back in another crazy race to find a killer. This time though it's not herself she's trying to exonerate. I've had this book on my kindle for a while and have been meaning to read it because I loved the first book so much. I'm not really sure why it took so long for me to get to it but I'm glad I did. While Mazie was on the run in the first book she managed to find love with a handsome TV cameraman Ben Labeck. He was the one who helped her eventually figure out who killed her husband and let her stay with him while she was on the run. Needless to say I was smitten with this dynamic duo and fell hard for their crazy love story. Picking up five weeks after everything settled, Crazy For You finds Mazie and Ben NOT TOGETHER! *record scratch*. I KNOW! I was so disappointed that they had actually broken up. When Ben was offered a temporary job filming with a crew out west and wanted Mazie to come with him she refused thus setting off a chain reaction of "I am woman hear me roar" and "Me Tarzan, you Jane" mentalities between them. I understood the breakup. I mean Mazie had been in prison for four years and wanted to make her way on her own and not rely on Ben and he just wanted to make her life a little easier and take care of her. (Awww)  So he left and she got a fantastic job making lots of money and lived happily ever after!.... Yeah, right. Actually she took a job as a secret shopper working for Rhonda, the worlds biggest b**** who makes Mazie's life hell on earth. After an awkward run in with Ben and his new flame, and secret recon at her boss' house that finds Ben in an awkward spot with Rhonda, Mazie's boss ends up with pennies on her eyes. This time it's Ben who needs help and comes to Mazie after finding the body and being the last person to be seen with her. When the suspect net is cast both Mazie and Ben are on the list and have to work together to fend off a detective with a grudge. For me it was easy to figure out who the killer was because I'm like Carmen Sandiego when I read a suspenseful book like this. I have hawk eyes that pick up on the smallest of things so I had this person pegged right away. Where The Escape Diaries was a little bit more fun and upbeat, Crazy For You had a more dangerous aspect to it. This time it wasn't affable cops and the public chasing her down. This time she was running from the killers themselves.  Mazie Maguire is up on my list of favorite female characters. She's tough, she's smart, and she works with whatever life throws at her. That was made obvious to me by watching her fight to prove her innocence. Although her and Ben aren't together anymore she's willing to help him find out what happened so that just proves she's amazing. I can get behind a woman who wants to be independent from a man. Hell, Mazie had been a wealthy and kept housewife for so long I was amazed she could find her way on her own. That just makes me respect her more. She proves she can survive on her own when she takes a somewhat degrading job serving coffee in her underwear at a new hip place that has come under fire for being too provocative. It took guts to put herself out there in such a way but true to her character's stubbornness and willingness to make it, I applauded her efforts. Ben may have won my heart in The Escape Diaries but he righteously ticked me off in this one. After their fight about going with him and Mazie's independence he left her alone to go do his thing. I get that he needed time to cool off but after that it took him no time to move on. He waited like, what, Six weeks it was before he found someone else to warm his bed. That's like a month and a half and he already let Mazie go? Gee thanks buddy, I'm glad what we had was special to you! UGH! I couldn't hate on him for long though because it became apparent the more time they spent together that he genuinely cared about Mazie and wanted what was best for her. I loved watching him slowly come to terms with Mazie's side of things and watching him start to change from overbearing a'hole to understanding sweetheart thawed my heart for him a little more. Ben was very old fashioned which surprised me. I knew he was the stoic quiet type but didn't really learn too much about him before so I was pleased to get a more in depth look at his background as the story went along. Crazy For You may have been a little more suspenseful and dramatic but there was still the classic humor I fell in love with in The Escape Diaries. Mazie's inner monologue and unique way of handling things always kept a smile on my face. Not to mention a few other characters/suspects that added some light hearted moments to the scene. Mazie seems to make friends wherever she goes even in the craziest of circumstances. I think why these books work so well for me is because it has an "I Love Lucy" type of feel to it. You never know what crazy shenanigans Mazie will get herself into at any given moment. One of the best parts for me was seeing two of my favorite secondary characters show back up in this one. Eddie and Rico. The two Latino teenagers recognized Mazie in her escape attempt previously and ended up helping her. I loved the bond between these boys and Mazie so when they appear again to help not only her but Ben as well it was great to see. I can't get enough of these two and hopefully we'll see more of them with each book. Crazy For You was not what I expected but I loved it just the same. I may have been heart broken by their separation but Mazie and Ben manage to find their way home no matter the circumstances thrown at them. A good strong couple always manages to hit me in the soft spot so it's no surprise they couldn't leave each other alone. Crazy For You can be read as a stand alone for anyone who hasn't read The Escape Diaries but why would you want to miss out on the fun and romance that started it all? YOU DON'T! So take my advice and read both books because I guarantee you will have a good time. Rosetti delivers another Mazie masterpiece with hopefully more craziness to come! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy Jen Cruisie and Janet Evanivich, you will enjoy this caper. I'm not giving away anything, but it had some real LOL moments.
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The_Book_Goddess More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book in a series, but read well on its own. I'd like to go back and read the first book, but I didn't feel like I missed too much by reading them out of order. This book follows Mazie, who has just gotten cleared of charges for murdering her husband (she was innocent) and immediately finds herself in the middle of another murder mystery. Enter the extremely sexy Ben, who helped to clear her name in the first book. At first I wasn't sure what to expect from this story, and what I found was an extremely amusing and entertaining story, with a side of romance. This book reminded me a lot of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. The story takes place in exotic Milwaukee, insert joke here, and Mazie and Ben need to solve a crime that he is being accused of, before the police get him. I enjoyed the author's style and I am excited to learn there should be more stories in this series. It definitely has promise and I look forward to reading more of Mazie's adventures. This book is definitely worth checking out. I received a copy of this title from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Definitely a fun read, as Mazie is put once again, into the middle of murder and mayhem, all while trying desperately to be a law-abiding ex-con! Apparently Mazie is a magnet for trouble and this time she has to help clear her ex-boyfriend, Ben, who is under suspicion for the murder of Rhonda, Mazie’s nasty ex-boss. Can she do that and still keep a romantic distance from Ben? Can she keep them both out of jail AND find the real murderer? Juliet Rossi’s Crazy for You brings us another chapter in the crazy life that Mazie lives. Filled with humor, great quips and quirky characters! Flying by at warp speed, once again murder has never been so entertaining, unlikely situations so believable and a heroine so likable. Mazie is smart, resourceful and trying so hard to be independent, but life keeps kicking her in the chops, fortunately Ms. Rossi finds a way to pick her up and dust her off again, humor and wit intact. Ben oozes charm and can be a little overbearing, but he just might be Mazie’s Achilles heel. Another hit for both Mazie and Juliet Rosetti! I received this copy from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im here
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad book hate it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced and funny. Love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Iys fine