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The problem with being related to everyone in town is that there is no one left to date…until now. But will this outsider survive his family? Former soldier Veronica “Ronnie” Morales isn’t going to let her kid brother, Tiago, get pulled into the gangs of Minneapolis, so, seeking safety and a fresh start, she heads to sleepy Deep Haven on the north shore of Minnesota. She’s The problem with being related to everyone in town is that there is no one left to date…until now. But will this outsider survive his family? Former soldier Veronica “Ronnie” Morales isn’t going to let her kid brother, Tiago, get pulled into the gangs of Minneapolis, so, seeking safety and a fresh start, she heads to sleepy Deep Haven on the north shore of Minnesota. She’s hoping to put down roots as the paramedic for the new Crisis Response Team, but it’s not easy to be the town outsider. Fire Chief Peter Dahlquist is a peacemaker—he has to be. After all, he’s related to both of the Deep Haven dynasties—the Zimmermans and the Dahlquists, Deep Haven’s version of the Hatfields and the McCoys. Worse, Peter is the holdout vote for a landmark project, which also makes him the loneliest guy in town when both families demand that he pick sides. The only one who seems to understand his plight is the newcomer in town…his pretty, street-tough paramedic. When Tiago finds himself caught up in small town shenanigans and the town blames Ronnie for tragedy, Peter is forced to pick sides. But will his choice cost him the home—and the woman—he loves?


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The problem with being related to everyone in town is that there is no one left to date…until now. But will this outsider survive his family? Former soldier Veronica “Ronnie” Morales isn’t going to let her kid brother, Tiago, get pulled into the gangs of Minneapolis, so, seeking safety and a fresh start, she heads to sleepy Deep Haven on the north shore of Minnesota. She’s The problem with being related to everyone in town is that there is no one left to date…until now. But will this outsider survive his family? Former soldier Veronica “Ronnie” Morales isn’t going to let her kid brother, Tiago, get pulled into the gangs of Minneapolis, so, seeking safety and a fresh start, she heads to sleepy Deep Haven on the north shore of Minnesota. She’s hoping to put down roots as the paramedic for the new Crisis Response Team, but it’s not easy to be the town outsider. Fire Chief Peter Dahlquist is a peacemaker—he has to be. After all, he’s related to both of the Deep Haven dynasties—the Zimmermans and the Dahlquists, Deep Haven’s version of the Hatfields and the McCoys. Worse, Peter is the holdout vote for a landmark project, which also makes him the loneliest guy in town when both families demand that he pick sides. The only one who seems to understand his plight is the newcomer in town…his pretty, street-tough paramedic. When Tiago finds himself caught up in small town shenanigans and the town blames Ronnie for tragedy, Peter is forced to pick sides. But will his choice cost him the home—and the woman—he loves?

30 review for Crazy for You

  1. 4 out of 5

    Toni Shiloh

    Michelle Sass Aleckson has created an engaging story with characters who keep you turning the page and a setting readers have come to love. Crazy for You will leave romance fans with a warm glow of happily ever after.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Susan Snodgrass

    'Even when she'd stopped believing, God still had answered her prayer.' Michelle Sass Aleckson and Susan May Warren bring us back to that wonderful and charming little town of Deep Haven, MN for another great story. When Veronica Morales and her kid brother come to Deep Haven for her to take a job as a paramedic, she is wary of everyone in the town. Will they fit in here? Especially since most folks seem to think a local should have gotten the job Ronnie is filling. Hoping this will be a safe pla 'Even when she'd stopped believing, God still had answered her prayer.' Michelle Sass Aleckson and Susan May Warren bring us back to that wonderful and charming little town of Deep Haven, MN for another great story. When Veronica Morales and her kid brother come to Deep Haven for her to take a job as a paramedic, she is wary of everyone in the town. Will they fit in here? Especially since most folks seem to think a local should have gotten the job Ronnie is filling. Hoping this will be a safe place for her ten year old brother Tiago to grow up in and have a better life, Ronnie is hoping against hope they can indeed fit in. Very soon she butts heads in a big way with the town's fire chief, Peter Dahlquist. Peter is related to nearly everyone in town and a big vote is coming up for the town council, on which he has a seat. Both sides of his family expect him to vote their way. He wants to please everyone and he just has enough on his plate right now, thank you very much, without a new and very bossy paramedic. Then her little brother gets caught up in some trouble in town and things began to spiral downward. Worse, Peter is beginning to fall for this woman! Both Peter and Ronnie have some important lessons to learn as they navigate their way through these barriers in the town. Long held family traditions threaten Peter's happiness and Ronnie feels certain she and Tiago should find a life elsewhere. Michelle Sass Aleckson has done a bang up job with this one, the third in a six book series set in Deep Haven. Well written with a cast of great characters and set in a town I personally would love to visit and stay a while, it's one for the keeper shelf. Well done! My thanks to the publishers for a copy of this book. I was not expected to leave a positive review. The opinion here is entirely my own.

  3. 5 out of 5

    MJSH

    "He wants us to experience life with Him inside us. He wants to carry us through the hardships. Join in our celebrations. Hold us when we're hurting." It's another worthwhile trip to Deep Haven with the debut author Michelle Sass Aleckson. I'm a relative newbie to the town of Deep Haven so I was unaware of the simmering tension between the Dahlquist and Zimmerman families. Their squabble and misbehavior actually made Deep Haven feel more real and down-to-earth and not quite so Mayberry-like. Caug "He wants us to experience life with Him inside us. He wants to carry us through the hardships. Join in our celebrations. Hold us when we're hurting." It's another worthwhile trip to Deep Haven with the debut author Michelle Sass Aleckson. I'm a relative newbie to the town of Deep Haven so I was unaware of the simmering tension between the Dahlquist and Zimmerman families. Their squabble and misbehavior actually made Deep Haven feel more real and down-to-earth and not quite so Mayberry-like. Caught between the two families is Peter, a fire chief, city councilman, and biologically a Zimmerman and adopted as a Dahlquist. When Ronnie moves into town with her brother Tiago, their work in the Crisis Response Team draws them together and sparks fly from their first encounter. Peter reminded me a bit of Sam from Susie May Warren's Montana Rescue series and the overarching theme in this series of putting together a Crisis Response Team in their remote area was also reminiscent of the Montana Rescue series. Peter is dependable, loyal, steady, loving, devoted to family, and incredibly sweet and naive but also indecisive. I loved his peace-keeping soul and his desire to love everyone to his fullest capacity. He's definitely a hero on my 'keeper' list. Ronnie is headstrong, stubborn, blunt bordering on rude, but does have a soft heart underneath the armor she's built because of her past. Her prickly attitude and behavior wasn't endearing at first but she grew on me as the story unfolded. Peter's embodiment of God's unconditional love is pretty amazing. I really enjoyed seeing Cole, Megan, Adrian, and Ella from the first two books and fell in love with some of Peter's cousins whom I hope we will see more of soon. Fans of contemporary romance will absolutely love this book. I received the book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a positive comment. All opinions are solely my own.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ebos Aifuobhokhan

    This is my favourite Deep Haven collection book. I loved the story. It captivated me from the beginning and kept me in till the last pages. The characters and their individual and collective stories jumped off the pages. It was hard not to love Ronnie and Peter. They complimented each other so well. Peter's heart and tenacity was so admirable and inspiring. Ronnie was strength personified. Even little Blue had my heart. It was amazing to see how they both evolved and became better versions of th This is my favourite Deep Haven collection book. I loved the story. It captivated me from the beginning and kept me in till the last pages. The characters and their individual and collective stories jumped off the pages. It was hard not to love Ronnie and Peter. They complimented each other so well. Peter's heart and tenacity was so admirable and inspiring. Ronnie was strength personified. Even little Blue had my heart. It was amazing to see how they both evolved and became better versions of themselves. Godly counsel never hurt anyone and it was so true about them. Highly recommended. It is heartwarming and inspiring. I received a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sarita

    He plopped on the bed and whispered, "Are we going to be okay? These people are weird.” I flew through this book in three days! The story was intriguing and plot interesting that I found myself thinking I will read a chapter, then when I finally take my nose out of the book (or in this case, close my kindle), and hour or more passed. For the author's debut, the story flowed easy and the character growth was well balanced out, all in the loved and known small town of Deep Haven, created by Susan Ma He plopped on the bed and whispered, "Are we going to be okay? These people are weird.” I flew through this book in three days! The story was intriguing and plot interesting that I found myself thinking I will read a chapter, then when I finally take my nose out of the book (or in this case, close my kindle), and hour or more passed. For the author's debut, the story flowed easy and the character growth was well balanced out, all in the loved and known small town of Deep Haven, created by Susan May Warren. What I appreciated in this one (where previous books was all about the town accepting and loving strangers), this story brought to light struggles outsiders face when trying to find a place in a tight knit small town. Peter with his inner struggle to keep peace grabbed at my heartstrings and Ronnie with her ruggedness and go-getter personality ruffled a few feathers. Roar when you find something worth fighting for. I enjoyed the spiritual wisdom the author imparted to this reader through characters' struggles and the lovable Pastor Dan. Ronnie's brother Tiago stole my heart. Recommended to fans of contemporary fiction and Susan May Warren's Deep Haven series. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.*

  6. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    A delightful return to the small town of Deep Haven originally created by Susan May Warren. Longtime fans of hers will recognize some beloved characters from Deep Haven making an appearance in this novel. In her debut novel, Michelle Sass Aleckson introduces a strong, confident heroine and her younger brother, who just like many of us, are trying to find a place to belong. Their Hispanic heritage brings a welcomed diversity to Deep Haven. Crazy for You is recommended for readers of contemporary r A delightful return to the small town of Deep Haven originally created by Susan May Warren. Longtime fans of hers will recognize some beloved characters from Deep Haven making an appearance in this novel. In her debut novel, Michelle Sass Aleckson introduces a strong, confident heroine and her younger brother, who just like many of us, are trying to find a place to belong. Their Hispanic heritage brings a welcomed diversity to Deep Haven. Crazy for You is recommended for readers of contemporary romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Bridgewater

    Boy, do I love returning to Deep Haven! The Christiansen is one of my favorite literary families, so I love when I can see how they are doing. With Crazy for You by Michelle Sass Aleckson, she has definitely written in the same vein of Susan May Warren and said true to the world. The tension between Peter and Ronnie were set on fire. First, emotionally. One of my pet peeves, which also sometimes turns me away from contemporary romance is the fast emotions and love that occurs really rapidly in t Boy, do I love returning to Deep Haven! The Christiansen is one of my favorite literary families, so I love when I can see how they are doing. With Crazy for You by Michelle Sass Aleckson, she has definitely written in the same vein of Susan May Warren and said true to the world. The tension between Peter and Ronnie were set on fire. First, emotionally. One of my pet peeves, which also sometimes turns me away from contemporary romance is the fast emotions and love that occurs really rapidly in the beginning of this genre. Crazy for you is no exception. After the first argument and pushing of Ronnie and Peter's limits, they start to fall in love with each other. I enjoy seeing Ronnie and all her struggles, Aleckson did a fabulous job at crafting a character with a realistic background that allowed those walls to come up and stop her from allowing Peter to enter her heart. The conflict with Peter versus the two families jump off the page, allowing the readers to wonder what side will Peter actually align with. This story fits well in with all the other continuing characters of Deep Haven. I honestly can't wait to see what others stories come out about the widely popular Deep Haven characters. I received a complimentary copy of Crazy for You by Michelle Sass Aleckson through Sunrise Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kayla

        Oh my gosh! This book was sooo amazing. It is the first one I have read in the Deep Haven series, but I absolutely loved it! Crazy for You is set in the same world of Susan May Warren’s first two Deep Haven series and the Christiansen Family series. I’ve read a few of the Christiansen Family series, so I was delighted to see some cameos from them. I didn’t know any of the other characters, but I either fell in love with them or loved to hate them through this book!     Peter Dalquist is part     Oh my gosh! This book was sooo amazing. It is the first one I have read in the Deep Haven series, but I absolutely loved it! Crazy for You is set in the same world of Susan May Warren’s first two Deep Haven series and the Christiansen Family series. I’ve read a few of the Christiansen Family series, so I was delighted to see some cameos from them. I didn’t know any of the other characters, but I either fell in love with them or loved to hate them through this book!     Peter Dalquist is part of the two biggest dynasties in Deep Haven, the Dalquists and the Zimmermans, and he’s forced to pick sides when both of his families want a piece of land. Peter just wants his families to get along, and when he’s basically related to everyone in town, there’s nowhere he can go for some peace. Except maybe with the new paramedic, Veronica “Ronnie” Morales. Ronnie’s determined not to let her brother be pulled into the gangs of Minnaepolis, so she moves him to Deep Haven for a fresh start. But soon her brother gets pulled into a whole other set of troubles, and the whole town blames Ronnie for them. And Peter will have to decide whether or not he’s willing to fight for what he really wants.        I am a very nonviolent person, and I am a huge believer in the importance of family. But I really just wanted to smack the Dalquists and the Zimmermans because they were being such idiots! They were completely shameless in how hard they were pushing Peter, and I felt so bad for the poor guy. Peter’s birth father was a Zimmerman, but when his mom remarried a Dalquist, his stepfather also adopted him. He was stuck between the two families, and even though he was surrounded by family, he was also very alone.     He always felt the need to keep the peace, and it was almost like he had to prove himself because he wasn’t part of either family. But he was sooo sweet. I loved how he was a very strong male character, but he also struggled with his inability to say no. It was interesting especially because Ronnie was the complete opposite.     Ronnie had a very rough life full of abuse and neglect. Her mom had a string of losers constantly around, and her little brother was quickly falling prey to the bad environment. Her past made it very hard to rely on anyone. She had to be tough all the time which for her meant not apologizing or letting anyone in. I loved how Peter balanced that trait by helping her see not everything has to be a fight. In a lot of cases, a little bit of humility goes a long way, and Ronnie definitely had to learn that. And Ronnie helped Peter see that some things are worth fighting for.     I really appreciated how Ms. Aleckson made it clear that there would be hardships after conflict. Everything is harder and more awkward after disagreements, but it is worth the struggle. Nothing was rosy and perfect, but there were some clear steps towards reconciliation. I loved this book, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a wonderful small town romance! Crazy for You is also clean in the romance and the violence. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kelly (The_CozyBookworm)

    Man, I just love the quirkiness and deep sense of community in Deep Haven. I love the depth and histories of these characters we have "known" through years by way of Susan May's stories. As much as I look forward to the individual hero and heroines in each Deep Haven installment, I am equally excited to visit all of my favorite Deep Havenites from years past. Crazy For You provided such a fun catch up in that regard. I absolutely loved Peter and could identify personally with his struggle to mak Man, I just love the quirkiness and deep sense of community in Deep Haven. I love the depth and histories of these characters we have "known" through years by way of Susan May's stories. As much as I look forward to the individual hero and heroines in each Deep Haven installment, I am equally excited to visit all of my favorite Deep Havenites from years past. Crazy For You provided such a fun catch up in that regard. I absolutely loved Peter and could identify personally with his struggle to make peace with his warring families, the emotional toil that takes on a person. Goodness, some of his family members were exhausting. I really loved his story arc overall. He was such a sacrificial, giving, loving person. While I did not connect with the heroine, Ronnie, I did appreciate her work as a paramedic and her dedication to her patients. Her commitment to giving her brother a better upbringing than the one she endured after her father's death was admirable. I loved getting to know Peter's cousin, Vivien through this story and look forward to her story soon. Wonderful debut by Michelle Sass Aleckson - looking forward to more from this author!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Abigail Harris

    "Crazy for You" is my favorite book in the Deep Haven Collection so far! Peter Dahlquist is a hero who made me love the story even more. He's the sweetest guy and I felt so bad for him at times but I loved him too. Ronnie wasn't a heroine I loved as I kind of felt her character was one I personally didn't get along with, however, I loved her character by the end of the book. I loved the way Peter grew, Ronnie healed, and Tiago stole my heart. Content: romantic attractions/possibly kisses, I don't "Crazy for You" is my favorite book in the Deep Haven Collection so far! Peter Dahlquist is a hero who made me love the story even more. He's the sweetest guy and I felt so bad for him at times but I loved him too. Ronnie wasn't a heroine I loved as I kind of felt her character was one I personally didn't get along with, however, I loved her character by the end of the book. I loved the way Peter grew, Ronnie healed, and Tiago stole my heart. Content: romantic attractions/possibly kisses, I don't remember, lol, but I don't think there was anything that made me blink or cringe. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    Oh, this was a fun return to Deep Haven! Ronnie was one tough woman, wounded by the way she and her brother had been raised. She did all she could to be strong and be all that Tiago needed her to be. Peter was caught in the middle of a feud between his two families and was overwhelmed with the worry of disappointing someone. Tiago, Ronnie’s brother, had a chip on his shoulder and didn’t think Deep Haven was going to work out. What a start for these three! The chemistry between Peter and Ronnie wa Oh, this was a fun return to Deep Haven! Ronnie was one tough woman, wounded by the way she and her brother had been raised. She did all she could to be strong and be all that Tiago needed her to be. Peter was caught in the middle of a feud between his two families and was overwhelmed with the worry of disappointing someone. Tiago, Ronnie’s brother, had a chip on his shoulder and didn’t think Deep Haven was going to work out. What a start for these three! The chemistry between Peter and Ronnie was so great! I really liked these two together, even though Ronnie had some trouble totally letting go and trusting Peter. Some people in town were open and welcoming toward Ronnie and her brother, but plenty of others caused a lot of strife and made things difficult. That was hard to read about, but the author did a good job of bringing things around and working things for good. I read this book very quickly because I enjoyed it so much. I thought that Peter was such a nice guy and it was fun to really see him become more confident, not only about his place within Deep Haven, but also in his love for Ronnie and Tiago. (4.5 stars) I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. You can read this review on my blog: https://brittreadsfiction.wordpress.c...

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Hughson

    I loved this book so much. As a former Army girl myself, I totally related to Ronnie and her brusque, self-protective veneer. She drew me in right away. Peter was the perfect compliment for Ronnie, and I appreciated that their romance was based on shared interests more than just physical attraction. Although, the sparks were flying in that area, too. I didn't want to put this down, and it was fun to see where the couples from the first two books were at in their relationships. If you haven't picke I loved this book so much. As a former Army girl myself, I totally related to Ronnie and her brusque, self-protective veneer. She drew me in right away. Peter was the perfect compliment for Ronnie, and I appreciated that their romance was based on shared interests more than just physical attraction. Although, the sparks were flying in that area, too. I didn't want to put this down, and it was fun to see where the couples from the first two books were at in their relationships. If you haven't picked up this new addition to Warren's beloved older series, do it today! you won't be sorry...although you might be sleepless.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    This action-packed book is for the misunderstood, those caught between a hurricane and a tornado, those who never seem to catch a break. Readers who enjoy Susan May Warren, the Deep Haven books and families will delight in newcomers to the town and returning, favorite characters. You'll cheer for Peter, Ronnie and Tiago and jeer to the mean, short-sighted selfish bunch. I look forward to reading much more from Michelle Sass Aleckson. I received a complimentary copy of the book without obligation. This action-packed book is for the misunderstood, those caught between a hurricane and a tornado, those who never seem to catch a break. Readers who enjoy Susan May Warren, the Deep Haven books and families will delight in newcomers to the town and returning, favorite characters. You'll cheer for Peter, Ronnie and Tiago and jeer to the mean, short-sighted selfish bunch. I look forward to reading much more from Michelle Sass Aleckson. I received a complimentary copy of the book without obligation. This review is my opinion.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Peter is the Fire Chief in Deep Haven and is also on the city council.  He is one of the most eligible bachelors in town, however, he is related to most of the town.  Another problem for the Chief is that both sides of his family are in constant competition.  It makes life stressful for this peacemaker alpha male.  Ronnie is a former soldier and paramedic.  She is raising her pre-teen brother and must get out of the city before her brother gets in too much trouble and is taken from her and put i Peter is the Fire Chief in Deep Haven and is also on the city council.  He is one of the most eligible bachelors in town, however, he is related to most of the town.  Another problem for the Chief is that both sides of his family are in constant competition.  It makes life stressful for this peacemaker alpha male.  Ronnie is a former soldier and paramedic.  She is raising her pre-teen brother and must get out of the city before her brother gets in too much trouble and is taken from her and put into the foster system.  Ronnie moves to Deep Haven to take a position offered by her former Sargent to be on and run the Crisis Response Team.  Ronnie is a no nonsense kid of girl and doesn't take her job lightly.  She is determined to have the best team to support the town.  However, her brash no nonsense ways ruffles some feathers in this small town community.  Her new partner happens to be the fire chief.  Can these two opposites work together to train a team of volunteers that are efficient, reliable, and an asset to the town? Wow, just wow!  I got lost in the town of Deep Haven being pulled into the life's difficulties, town drama,  relationships, and teen trouble and love in this tight knit community.  Laughed, cried and was on the edge of my seat while reading this book.  Ronnie was raised in the church but between the Army and living in the inner city, she has experienced and seen so much that has caused her to turn away from her faith.  Living in Deep Haven, she is reminded of that faith of her childhood and the fact that God is there for us especially in the difficult times.  Peter, although a peacekeeper, is reminded that he is also a fierce warrior.  He just has to learn when its time to let that warrior out.  These two characters with completely different personalities and upbringings find some common ground and learn to work together.  This book has amazing supporting characters as well.  Pastor Dan is always the voice of reasoning and strength.  I can't say enough good about this book and it's wonderful setting, characters, and inspiration.  I received a review copy of this book from the author.  I was not required to leave a positive review.  I am voluntarily leaving a review which is my opinion alone.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Nora St Laurent

    Ronnie and her brother Tiago are looking for a place they can call home. Ronnie is x-military and jumps at the chance to head up a Crisis Response Team – in a cozy little town. Since she had medical CRT training as an army paramedic professional. Ronnie adored Deep Haven, it is beautiful, charming and has a wide array of interesting towns people. This opportunity was too much to hope for as Ronnie’s military ways rub some people the wrong way. She is a strong, opinionated, stubborn woman who kno Ronnie and her brother Tiago are looking for a place they can call home. Ronnie is x-military and jumps at the chance to head up a Crisis Response Team – in a cozy little town. Since she had medical CRT training as an army paramedic professional. Ronnie adored Deep Haven, it is beautiful, charming and has a wide array of interesting towns people. This opportunity was too much to hope for as Ronnie’s military ways rub some people the wrong way. She is a strong, opinionated, stubborn woman who knows what she wants and how to get things done. She is the right person to set up and train the volunteers for the new crisis response program. Paul and his cousin Vivien see that, so how to convince the rest of the town? Ronnie and Tiago would soon discover there is no Utopia. People made bad choices and got in trouble no matter where you lived. Ronnie has her walls up around her heart, letting no one inside, as she believes the lie that strong people do not ask for help. Only weak people did that. She was not weak but living in this small town where everyone knows your name and business, is changing things. She can see others cannot help but want to lighten her load. Ronnie was quickly finding out that life had more color and was richer with friends. I enjoyed reading how Ronnie was falling in love with Peter and this quaint sweet town with its diversified cast of characters where most seem to be related to Peter, the Fire Chief. Peter was a peacemaker and had a gift that brings people together for the common good. Could he get Tiago and Ronnie to fit in? Help them want to be part of Deep Haven? I liked how the author naturally weaves a spiritual thread through the story as Ronnie learns to accept help from others. It brings everyone joy and builds a team spirit. I got caught up in it all as I teared up at the end. It surprised me. Loved that! I enjoyed Vivien’s summer play a West Side story adapted for kids titled, “West Side Toy Story – Two rival toy companies in N.Y. Battle to be number one. It was fun to hear about this play and be part of the CRT team’s response to emergency calls. This was the third book in this series. I did not feel lost and enjoyed this fun read. Look forward to reading more novels by this author. Disclosure of Material Connection: I have received a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher through Interview & Reviews site. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” Nora St. Laurent TBCN Where Book Fun Begins! The Book Club Network blog www.bookfun.org

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    Crazy for You by Michelle Sass Aleckson, Susan May Warren Book 3 in the Deep Haven Collection Rating: 4/5 Michelle Sass Aleckson has written Peter's story and it's about time! I have been loving these stories from Deep Haven and I especially enjoyed all the small town pros and cons that come up in this particular story. Moving to Deep Haven was supposed to solve all of their problems. Veronica "Ronnie" Morales and her younger brother, Tiago, need a fresh start after all the bad influences in Minneapo Crazy for You by Michelle Sass Aleckson, Susan May Warren Book 3 in the Deep Haven Collection Rating: 4/5 Michelle Sass Aleckson has written Peter's story and it's about time! I have been loving these stories from Deep Haven and I especially enjoyed all the small town pros and cons that come up in this particular story. Moving to Deep Haven was supposed to solve all of their problems. Veronica "Ronnie" Morales and her younger brother, Tiago, need a fresh start after all the bad influences in Minneapolis. Ronnie is sure that the small town of Deep Haven will be everything her former superior in the army, Cole, said it would be. Hired on a probationary basic, Ronnie must prove that her army medic background more than enough proves she deserves the paramedic position for the new Crisis Response Team. Her brother is her first priority but she quickly discovers she's not very good at first impressions when it comes to working with the people of Deep Haven. Fire Chief Peter Dahlquist is the peacemaker between the Zimmerman and Dahlquist families, which also makes him related to everyone in town. His indecision regarding a town project is making it more difficult to keep the peace. When Ronnie shows up as the new paramedic, she ruffles a lot of feathers and even gets a rise out of Peter. Can Ronnie's straightforwardness help Peter make the right decision? When suspicious activities come up, will Peter believe what Ronnie and Tiago have to say? I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know these characters from Deep Haven more. It was fun recognizing some of the new characters from the first two books in this series and seeing some of the older characters from Susan May Warren's original books. I really sympathized with Peter and his family situation. I thought Ronnie was a little harder to relate to and she could be a bit annoying at times but then because of her background, you could understand why she was the way she was. The faith aspect of this book was sweet and rang true but it didn't hit you in the feels the way Susan May Warren always does. However, the fact that this book is lighter on the faith aspects might be something you enjoy more depending on what you like to read. I really enjoyed seeing the family feud parts and also the parts with the teenagers. I'd love to focus some more on the youth in Deep Haven but that's a whole other series. Highly recommend if you enjoy Christian romantic comedies with small town antics and a hint of mystery. My thanks to the publisher for providing me with an ARC of the book. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. No positive review was expected and no compensation received.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    Crazy for You is the kind of book that makes you laugh out loud and then tugs at your heart, sometimes within the same page. It’s witty, with super chemistry between the hero and heroine. Peter Dahlquist is a hot-bearded firefighter, with a heart of gold. He’s the kind of guy you want as a friend and to show up if you’re in trouble. Ronnie Morales is a feisty and strong EMT, also with a heart of gold, but her heart is encased in an almost impenetrable wall. And the fact, she doesn’t follow the D Crazy for You is the kind of book that makes you laugh out loud and then tugs at your heart, sometimes within the same page. It’s witty, with super chemistry between the hero and heroine. Peter Dahlquist is a hot-bearded firefighter, with a heart of gold. He’s the kind of guy you want as a friend and to show up if you’re in trouble. Ronnie Morales is a feisty and strong EMT, also with a heart of gold, but her heart is encased in an almost impenetrable wall. And the fact, she doesn’t follow the Dale Carnegie rules for winning friends, makes for some interesting moments. It’s a sweet story about trust, familial love, and personal sacrifice, and has plenty of life-lessons we can learn from.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Emily Barton

    I simply could not put it down. There are so many good things about this book. I love being able to visit Deep Haven again, some of my favorite people live there. This story takes us on a journey to see how God works things out when it looks like everything and everyone is against us. Ronnie and Tiago have never had it easy and are use to depending on just themselves and each other. Peter is one who has always tried to make sure the peace was kept between his two very opinionated families. Thei I simply could not put it down. There are so many good things about this book. I love being able to visit Deep Haven again, some of my favorite people live there. This story takes us on a journey to see how God works things out when it looks like everything and everyone is against us. Ronnie and Tiago have never had it easy and are use to depending on just themselves and each other. Peter is one who has always tried to make sure the peace was kept between his two very opinionated families. Their journey leads them to learning how to depend on God and others and when to keep the peace and when to roar is one that we can all relate to at one time or another. I am so thankful that I was given an advance copy of this book. These opinions are mine and mine alone.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lily

    Sparks fly and tempers heat as Michelle Sass Aleckson takes us back to Deep Heaven. Ronnie is tough as nails but she needs to learn when to ask for help and for forgiveness. Peter is the town peacemaker and she pushes him to stand and fight. Military and first responders hold a special place in my heart and Michelle does a good job of capturing their grit and humor. This is a heartwarming story of two people helping each other to become better versions of themselves while falling for the other. Sparks fly and tempers heat as Michelle Sass Aleckson takes us back to Deep Heaven. Ronnie is tough as nails but she needs to learn when to ask for help and for forgiveness. Peter is the town peacemaker and she pushes him to stand and fight. Military and first responders hold a special place in my heart and Michelle does a good job of capturing their grit and humor. This is a heartwarming story of two people helping each other to become better versions of themselves while falling for the other. A great read!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tressa (Wishful Endings)

    CRAZY FOR YOU is a story about a gal who formerly worked as a medic in the military who is now the guardian for her brother and moves to a small town to fill a medic position there. It's a story of forgiveness, trust, faith, family and romance. Fans of the genre, clean romance and the series may enjoy this one. I really liked these characters. Ronnie is a tough shell with some rough edges, but who is very protective. She tries to not open her heart after growing up as she did. She finds that Pete CRAZY FOR YOU is a story about a gal who formerly worked as a medic in the military who is now the guardian for her brother and moves to a small town to fill a medic position there. It's a story of forgiveness, trust, faith, family and romance. Fans of the genre, clean romance and the series may enjoy this one. I really liked these characters. Ronnie is a tough shell with some rough edges, but who is very protective. She tries to not open her heart after growing up as she did. She finds that Peter seems to get past her barriers no matter what she tries to do. She is also a bit at loose ends with her brother and hopes that the small town will be a good place for him to grow up. However, she feels like an outsider and has a lot going against her, particularly some of the townspeople's opinions and prejudices. Peter is just an all around good guy. He does have some issues with making decisions, stating what he thinks and wants, and standing up to his family. He really wants everyone to be happy and feels bad when they don't. He's a gentleman, a great fireman, and ends up being a soft place for Ronnie to land. Tiago is a bit of a loose canon, but I expected as much with where he's coming from. I liked the parts where Peter and Tiago spend time together and would have loved more of that in this story. I loved all the cameos from characters in prior stories. I wanted a bit more of a small-town feel, but it is still present, especially when the town comes together. The romance takes center stage in this story. It's sweet, fun and light, but with some great chemistry. There is also a faith element, which is weaved through the second half of the story. Parts of it didn't feel genuine, but other parts did. I also liked the overall message of God loving unconditionally and wanting His children to come to Him regardless of how their earthly family has treated them. There is additionally messages of fighting for what is right when it is is right and found family. There were some things that unfortunately rubbed me wrong or didn't work for me in this story. One was the theme of Ronnie needing to "fit in" and even Seb who I knew from a prior book being a strong force for that in this story. Seb also came across as a bit of a pushover, which felt off from what I knew of him. I also didn't like that not only was that theme of Ronnie fitting in coming from these characters who were also Christian, but it also was a requirement for a job instead of her keeping it based on her skills or how she did. It felt like for her to keep her job, they were also assessing her personal life in how she acclimated to the small town over a 90-day period. It just was a huge red flag for me professionally and for Christian fiction. I also had an issue with how abrupt Ronnie was and how rude she was. To me, I felt she knew she was being rude but didn't care, but then later she acts totally clueless. I felt like from her history she would have a better handle on dealing with people or at least be more aware of how her actions or behavior could be portrayed, and regardless didn't feel consistent with her character. I then had an issue with Megan and her outright stating twice that Ronni's brother was a bad influence. It was never really addressed or worked through in the story and I felt it should have been. Ronnie's brother seemed more like a 12-year-old than a 10-year-old, especially with how he freely roamed (I currently have a 10-year-old and a 12-year-old so a lot of the situations felt a bit off). The drama was a bit much and felt a it blanketed instead of more developed/complex. Finally, I felt like this story read like a light, generic romance. Not that those types of stories are bad, but I just expect more depth, character development and not so much instant attraction and constant romance from this series. In the end, was it what I wished for? Overall, this is a fun read. I felt it needed more development, more consistency in some areas and deeper writing, but still enjoyed reading it. I'm looking forward to the next three installments in this collection. Content: Clean Source: I received a complimentary copy through JustRead Tours, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Carrie Padgett

    CRAZY FOR YOU is the third offering from Sunrise Publishing and I snagged an advance reader copy. It will release Tuesday, May 25. It can be pre-ordered right now for $4.99, and the price will go up once it’s released, so grab it now! Deep Haven Fire Chief Pete Dahlquist is related to half of Deep Haven. Which makes dating difficult. And all sides of the family want something different from him. Former military paramedic Ronnie Morales is new to town and needs to keep her job with the newly formed CRAZY FOR YOU is the third offering from Sunrise Publishing and I snagged an advance reader copy. It will release Tuesday, May 25. It can be pre-ordered right now for $4.99, and the price will go up once it’s released, so grab it now! Deep Haven Fire Chief Pete Dahlquist is related to half of Deep Haven. Which makes dating difficult. And all sides of the family want something different from him. Former military paramedic Ronnie Morales is new to town and needs to keep her job with the newly formed Crisis Response Team. She moved to Deep Haven to get her little brother out of the big city and away from the friends and trouble he was drawn toward. Sparks (both the good and the bad kind) fly when Pete and Ronnie meet. When tragedy strikes, sides are taken and lines are drawn. Both Pete and Ronnie have to learn hard lessons about forgiveness and humility. Michelle Sass Aleckson has captured Susan May Warren’s characters, setting, and voice in a wonderful addition to the Deep Haven canon. I loved everything in this story. From Pete’s dilemma of choosing his family or his town to Ronnie having to dial back her intensity to show the people of Deep Haven that she can fit in. I highly recommend CRAZY FOR YOU!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    I’ll be honest, when I first started reading this story I wasn’t sure I would like it. I have a real problem with rude people, no matter what life has thrown their way. But, the writing of a good author can change your mind. That’s what happened here and I found myself loving the way new and past characters were woven into this Deep Haven story of Peter and Ronnie. I have to say, Peter is someone we all wish we had in our lives, no matter who we are. He’s respectful, patient and kind. Peter is a I’ll be honest, when I first started reading this story I wasn’t sure I would like it. I have a real problem with rude people, no matter what life has thrown their way. But, the writing of a good author can change your mind. That’s what happened here and I found myself loving the way new and past characters were woven into this Deep Haven story of Peter and Ronnie. I have to say, Peter is someone we all wish we had in our lives, no matter who we are. He’s respectful, patient and kind. Peter is a calm in the storm! And Ronnie is one lucky woman to have found him. This turned out to be an enjoyable story. I’m really looking forward to reading more of this new author in the future! I received an ARC of this story, however I was not required to write a positive review.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Mandy Boerma

    Amazing!! Returning to Deep Haven is always a treat and Michelle captured the town, the exciting happenings and all the small town favorite locations the fans will adore. An army vet heroine, a hunky hero, a growing kid brother and a cast of quirky characters create the perfect addition to the new Deep Haven Collection.

  24. 4 out of 5

    hoadbear

    I LOVED Peter's story! Deep Haven's Peter Dahlquist, equal parts hometown hero and hunk, is the fire chief and is dragging his feet on the town's landmark vote. He's related to everyone, well almost everyone, in town and the last thing he needs is to increase the family drama and tensions. He's had enough of that thank you very much. As the town and family peacemaker Peter just wants to make everyone happy. Veronica Morales, a former soldier and friend of Cole Barrett, is headed to Peter's quiet t I LOVED Peter's story! Deep Haven's Peter Dahlquist, equal parts hometown hero and hunk, is the fire chief and is dragging his feet on the town's landmark vote. He's related to everyone, well almost everyone, in town and the last thing he needs is to increase the family drama and tensions. He's had enough of that thank you very much. As the town and family peacemaker Peter just wants to make everyone happy. Veronica Morales, a former soldier and friend of Cole Barrett, is headed to Peter's quiet town with her kid brother in tow. She just wants a place to keep Tiago out of trouble and more importantly out of the foster care system. Trouble seams to follow Ronnie and Tiago wherever they go. When Ronnie collides with Peter, sparks begin to fly and he has to decide if he's supposed to douse them or fan the flames and let the fire roar. New Deep Haven author, Michelle Sass Aleckson, does not disappoint as she takes the baton and runs the next leg of this series' race. She catches the character of the town and it's people perfectly. Her voice mixes with the sound of this author team in perfect harmony. Thank you, Sunrise Publishing, for the opportunity to review and fall in love with this new author and Crazy for You. All opinions are my own.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Carol R.

    Best-selling author Susan May Warren and debut author Michelle Sass Aleckson take readers back to the tightly-knit community of Deep Haven, MN, with this inspirational contemporary romance novel. In Crazy For You, Fire Chief Peter Dahlquist hires former military paramedic Veronica Morales to head up the new Crisis Response Team. Veronica (Ronnie) and her younger brother Tiago move to Deep Haven for a fresh start, unaware of the tension building in Deep Haven between the Dahlquists and the Zimmerm Best-selling author Susan May Warren and debut author Michelle Sass Aleckson take readers back to the tightly-knit community of Deep Haven, MN, with this inspirational contemporary romance novel. In Crazy For You, Fire Chief Peter Dahlquist hires former military paramedic Veronica Morales to head up the new Crisis Response Team. Veronica (Ronnie) and her younger brother Tiago move to Deep Haven for a fresh start, unaware of the tension building in Deep Haven between the Dahlquists and the Zimmermans – the two families Peter is related to. When Tiago gets involved with trouble, and the town people resent Ronnie for taking a job that a local should have filled, it is almost more than anyone can handle, especially for Peter and Ronnie who are attracted to each other. Debut author Michelle Sass Aleckson crafts relatable characters in a setting that readers love in this well-written story. Aleckson pens a strong, confident Hispanic heroine in Ronnie, adding some diversity to Deep Haven. Ronnie embraces her faith and that God is with us even in the midst of trouble and trying to fit in. Peter learns how to depend on God, when to make peace and when to fight, as he tries to balance two families with strong interests and family traditions pulling on him. Fans of Warren’s Deep Haven & Christianson Family series will welcome the appearance of their favorite Deep Haven characters. Recommended for adult readers and Susan May Warren fans. Readers will enjoy a return to Deep Haven as well as the next book by Aleckson! Disclaimer: Book reviews are my honest opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, and/or authors.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Faye

    The new paramedic, Ronnie Morales, and the Fire Chief Peter Dahlquist come face to face when the house of the town hoarder catches on fire. Peter has lived his life walking on eggshells working hard not to offend, caught in the middle of a generations long family feud. While Ronnie is decisive, direct, and not always the most diplomatic in the heat of the moment. I admired her passion and go-getter approach to things, even though it wasn't always popular. Peter is a gifted peacemaker, though he The new paramedic, Ronnie Morales, and the Fire Chief Peter Dahlquist come face to face when the house of the town hoarder catches on fire. Peter has lived his life walking on eggshells working hard not to offend, caught in the middle of a generations long family feud. While Ronnie is decisive, direct, and not always the most diplomatic in the heat of the moment. I admired her passion and go-getter approach to things, even though it wasn't always popular. Peter is a gifted peacemaker, though he struggles to make decisions that don't please everyone. I liked that he is always trying to look at things from every angle, and look for a solution benefitting all, though there are times when that just isn't a realistic option. I have come to greatly enjoy this series that invites me to return time and time again to Deep Haven, while getting to know many more of its residents. This story adds another layer to the lore of Deep Haven with the family feud between the Dahlquists and the Zimmermans. I also really liked Nick and Vivian, and hope to see more of them in the future. Overall, this was a highly enjoyable read with strong memorable characters, great interaction, and a fun but heartwarming plot. I loved getting to know more of Deep Haven's wonderful residents, in this delightful read. I received a complimentary ecopy of this book. Opinions expressed are my own.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ochegba

    Another visit back to Deep Haven we get to meet Peter and Ronnie. Ronnie is not your typical female. Wanting to make a new life for herself and her brother, they find themselves in Deep Haven. Though she's a strong woman, her character sometimes came off as rude and at times interrupted the flow of the story. She's prickly on the outside with a soft centre and struggling to fit in. Then there's Peter who is all kind, loyal and wonderful totally the opposite but with his own issues to deal with to Another visit back to Deep Haven we get to meet Peter and Ronnie. Ronnie is not your typical female. Wanting to make a new life for herself and her brother, they find themselves in Deep Haven. Though she's a strong woman, her character sometimes came off as rude and at times interrupted the flow of the story. She's prickly on the outside with a soft centre and struggling to fit in. Then there's Peter who is all kind, loyal and wonderful totally the opposite but with his own issues to deal with too. Not afraid of saying things as it is and standing up for justice. I loved his character and the embodiment of Christ therein. It's a beautiful romance that pulls at your heartstrings. Definitely for all lovers of romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author via the publisher. All opinions expressed are solely mine.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Suzie Waltner

    The next book in The Deep Haven collection has arrived, and this opposites-attract romance is a fantastic addition to the series. Susan May Warren returns and Michelle Sass Aleckson makes her author debut with roots sunk deep into the community of Deep Haven through Peter, who is distantly related to pretty much every person in town. Peter spends his life as the peacemaker, insistent on not ruffling any feathers. So, when Ronnie, a woman who is blunt and brusque, moves to town with his brother an The next book in The Deep Haven collection has arrived, and this opposites-attract romance is a fantastic addition to the series. Susan May Warren returns and Michelle Sass Aleckson makes her author debut with roots sunk deep into the community of Deep Haven through Peter, who is distantly related to pretty much every person in town. Peter spends his life as the peacemaker, insistent on not ruffling any feathers. So, when Ronnie, a woman who is blunt and brusque, moves to town with his brother and their mutual friend asks Peter to smooth the waters, it’s a challenge Peter wonders if he’s up to. I enjoyed how much Ronnie and Peter both challenged and complemented each other. Ronnie pushes Peter to stand up for himself and what he believes in while Peter tempers some of Ronnie’s forthrightness. And it was a great to see how the critical response team has come together since the first book as well as get a peek at the inner workings and division (in a few different areas) among the residents of Deep Haven. While reading Crazy for You, I found some new favorite characters I hope will get the spotlight in the remaining books (and yes, I looked them up, and yes, they do!). This series has been a fun and refreshing way to return to a beloved setting (with some cameos by beloved characters) as well as get to know some brand new authors. Disclosure statement: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Aminata Coote

    When the book just started, I liked Ronnie, but by the time she had got to Deep Haven, I didn't. She was so brusque and harsh, that while I understood why she acted the way she did, it was hard to like her.  Peter seemed like a pushover and while I understood the position he was in, he needed to learn to say no. But maybe the man who can't say no could learn a thing or two from the woman who isn't afraid to and vice versa. Crazy for You continues the Deep Haven series and focuses on newly appoin When the book just started, I liked Ronnie, but by the time she had got to Deep Haven, I didn't. She was so brusque and harsh, that while I understood why she acted the way she did, it was hard to like her.  Peter seemed like a pushover and while I understood the position he was in, he needed to learn to say no. But maybe the man who can't say no could learn a thing or two from the woman who isn't afraid to and vice versa. Crazy for You continues the Deep Haven series and focuses on newly appointed paramedic Ronnie and homegrown boy Peter. While I'll admit that the two characters complemented each other: she was strong where he was weak and he was diplomatic when she was not, I struggled to like these characters. Even Tiago, Ronnie's younger brother was difficult to like. Peter seemed like a really nice guy but he was so concerned with pleasing everyone, I just wanted him to grow a backbone.  It was good to see some of the other Deep Haven characters like Megan and Cole, but this novel seemed to focus on what was wrong in the community which kinda ruined the small town togetherness vibe for me. I did enjoy watching Ronnie come to the realization that God had always been there with her even in the bad times, but would have loved to see more of the characters faith played out on the pages. Still, Crazy for You will remind you that while life may be hard, God is still good. I received an advanced reader's copy from the publishers through JustRead Tours; a positive review was not required.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Helen

    Crazy for You, by Susan May Warren and Michelle Sass Aleckson, is book three in the Deep Haven Collection series. This is a well written story with strong characters. Ronnie is a strong ex-military female who is struggling with providing for herself and younger brother and adjusting to civilian life. She is forced to adjust the way she reacts in tough situations to gain the trust of others. Peter is stuck between two strong feuding families and no matter what decision he makes, he will make some Crazy for You, by Susan May Warren and Michelle Sass Aleckson, is book three in the Deep Haven Collection series. This is a well written story with strong characters. Ronnie is a strong ex-military female who is struggling with providing for herself and younger brother and adjusting to civilian life. She is forced to adjust the way she reacts in tough situations to gain the trust of others. Peter is stuck between two strong feuding families and no matter what decision he makes, he will make someone upset. As the local fire chief he is now working with Ronnie, who forces him to make tough decisions before he feels comfortable. I just love this series. I enjoy the strength of the characters and the care they extend to others. I enjoy going back to a familiar setting and catching up with characters from the previous stories. I enjoy reading of how the characters turn to their faith. I liked the character of Peter. He is in a very tough position between his two families and still finds a way to work for the good of the town. I enjoyed how he was there for Ronnie and her brother even when it meant standing up to his family. I received a complimentary copy of this story, this is my honest review.

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