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Official Review: You and Tequila by Crystal Donahue

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Official Review: You and Tequila by Crystal Donahue

Post Number:#1 by AnaF
» 20 Sep 2013, 06:46

[Following is the official review of "You and Tequila" by Crystal Donahue.]

You and Tequila is Crystal Donahue's debut novel.

Cassel's life takes an unexpected turn when one morning she wakes up next to her best friend, Will Tanner, after a night that started with tequila shots at the bar and ended in his bed. Now Cass doesn't know what to do next ...
With her parent's tragic death and having an absent brother who doesn't seem to care that much for her, Cass created a family of her own and learnt to rely on her friends for love and support. She doesn't want to jeopardize that or her platonic relationship with Will but, at the same time, she can't help but wonder if there isn't something more between them worth exploring.

Things get even more complicated when her ex-boyfriend comes back into her life and she discovers what truly led to their break up. She thought she had already put that part of her life behind her but with Dane back in her life some of the old feelings resurface and she doesn't know what to do.

With the support and advice from her best friend Tina, Cass will try to make up her mind and decide what's the best for her and what would make her truly happy.

In general I'm not the biggest fan of romance novels. I'll read one once in a while but I honestly don't invest a lot of my time (or money) on these books. Nonetheless, You and Tequila was a pleasant surprise and I surely didn't expect to be so drawn to its story.

I'll admit, after reading the synopsis I thought the book was kind of similar to others that I had already read but since I was in the mood for something light I decided to give it a go and, honestly, I'm really glad I did so.

Yes, this is the typical romance where the characters are really drawn to each and end up falling in love but then someone comes along and bam! we have a love triangle. Then with the help a wise best friend and after many romantic encounters, the lead character finally peaks one of the guys for being absolutely perfect for her. Sounds familiar? Thought so, but don't let that fool you because this book has a lot more to it than one might think at first.

One of the things I loved about this book were its characters. I liked Cassel's dedication to her friends, her hard work and determination and even though she seemed a little too guarded about her feelings I thought that was more than understandable given what she had been through. As for Will, he's the guy that every woman hopes to find. Funny, sensitive, caring, smart and really sexy! He and Cass make a great couple and you can see that right from the start but it's not easy to go from best friends to boyfriend and girlfriend, especially when you have to consider what would happen if things didn't work out. Still, their chemistry is fantastic and that's one of the things that will keep you glued to this book because you'll want to know what will happen next and how will their story progress.

I also liked the author's writing style. It had a really nice flow, we could definitely relate to the characters from the book and their interaction was great. I loved Tina and Cassel's interaction because I could really relate to them and to the way they talked with each other.

Overall I really enjoyed reading this book and I give it 3 out of 4 stars. I though it was really entertaining, sexy (something that I usually don't say about books but that this one definitely is!) and fun to read. The characters are witty and well written and the love story is so endearing that you won't be able to put this book down until you finish it.

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