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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Review of Crazy On You by James Duncan and J. Kahele

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Crazy On You
SERIES – Archie and Isabella Book #1
AUTHOR – James Duncan and J Kahele
GENRE – Romantic Comedy
PUBLICATION DATE – 1-29-2015
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 327 pages
PUBLISHER – Amazon




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BOOK SYNOPSIS

The top east-end London crime syndicate, the insane Pope Crew, fly out to New York to negotiate a mega-bucks weapon trafficking deal with the barbaric and merciless Mafia Don, Giovanni Commarata. All is well; then Archie Pope, a kitten and flower loving softie with a tough exterior, falls in love with Isabella Commarata. Very bad move. Commarata has had every young man who has shown the slightest interest in his precious daughters, hastily executed.

Giovanni Commarata and the Pope Crew are at war! Gun fights, betrayals, warfare on a battlefield scale all ensue. Both sides are either the Destroyers or Destroyed. All mayhem breaks loose. But this is also a rom-com, it is about two young people falling in love under the most difficult of circumstances.

The story is narrated by Archie Pope and Isabella Commarata. James Duncan writes for Archie Pope, using UK English and a fair whack of cockney slang. J Kahele, writes for Isabella Commarata, using American-English. This is a collaboration between an American romance writer and an English comedy writer.

So transatlantic thrills and spills a-plenty, with something to warm your heart!

I observed that the “tramp’s” hands were made out of plastic! I detected movement inside his ridiculously ginormous coat that could comfortably have contained two men. I made an instant decision. As Bell stooped over to drop the score into the cap, I yanked her back by the arm, simultaneously kicking the tramp in the mush – giving him a mouthful of steel-toe-capped boot. Screaming, he hit the deck, as the bullet he had fired from his pistol went awry, hitting a passing motorcyclist in the shoulder, causing the wounded motorcyclist to plough into the rear of the car driving in front of him. The bike toppled and the motorcyclist fell into the road.

‘Nice try, wanker!’ I growled, putting my pistol to the head of the phoney tramp and without hesitation, pulling the trigger. I watched the blood spurt from his exploded face with angry satisfaction.

‘Archie – look out!’

A silver Ford Fusion Titanium had mounted the pavement, and was hurtling towards us, with the intent of mowing us all down...



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EXCERPT

She moved in for the kiss and our lips met with an urgent force as we necked wildly. A long time passed before we were finished. Isabella opened her eyes and smiled at me. Then her eyes flashed over to somewhere behind me and a look of horror filled her face.
‘Oh my God! Archie! It’s Papa!’

The main reason why I am still alive is that I have hypersonic reflexes. I dived to the ground, pulling Isabella with me. Bullets whizzed overhead. The bodies of nightclub ravers standing at the bar fell.

Several bullets’ destination was the optics and it shattered from the almighty impact, hurtling cascades of glass and liquor across and over the bar, glass shards penetrating the backs of bartenders and the faces and bodies of customers. I spun myself around, hauling out my gun as I spun on my stomach. I held it aloft, pushing the safety level down to fire position, my finger straining against the trigger; I would shoot the microsecond I observed my target. The spin completed, my brain registered 6 armed, black ski-masked figures. Giovanni was eminently identifiable from his stocky body shape and his cold eyes that wouldn’t have looked out of place in a cobra’s head. I discharged my semi-auto frantically...

MY REVIEW

I LOVE HOW TWO AUTHORS CAME TOGETHER TO WRITE THIS BOOK.  ONE WAS WRITING FOR ARCHIE AND THE OTHER FOR ISABELLA.  BOTH ARCHIE AND ISABELLA COME FROM MAFIA FAMILIES WHICH WASN'T THEIR CHOICE AND THEY WANT OUT.  THEY ARE TIRED OF THE DEATH AND DESTRUCTION AROUND THEM.  ISABELLA IS BASICALLY A PRISONER IN HER OWN HOME WHO IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO ANYTHING.  ARCHIE NEVER QUITE FIT INTO HIS FAMILY'S LIFESTYLE AND NEVER WILL.  WHEN ARCHIE AND ISABELLA MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE SPARKS FLY.  EVERYTHING THEY KNOW HAS CHANGED.  ARCHIE KIDNAPS ISABELLA FROM HER HOME ALONG WITH HER SISTER.  FOR THE FIRST TIME, BOTH SISTERS ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE LIFE AND FIND  HAPPINESS AWAY FROM THEIR FATHER.  BUT WILL THEIR HAPPINESS LAST?  WILL THEY BE ABLE TO OVERCOME ALL THE OSTACLES TO BE TOGETHER FOREVER AND LIVE A NORMAL LIFE.

I LOVE ARCHIE AND ISABELLA. I THOUGHT ARCHIE WAS VERY FUNNY AND TOUGH.  WHEN HE MEETS ISABELLA, IT MAKES HIM EVEN MORE STRONGER AND HE FIGHTS FOR WHAT HE WANTS A NORMAL LIFE AND FAMILY WITH ISABELLA.  IT WAS NICE TO WATCH ISABELLA BLOSSOM AND BECOME HER OWN PERSON ONCE SHE WAS NO LONGER HER FATHER'S PRISONER.  SHE WAS SO MUCH MORE HAPPIER AND NOT SCARED ANYMORE.  I LOVED WATCHING THE ARCHIE AND ISABELLA FALL MORE DEEPLY IN LOVE THE MORE TIME THEY SPENT TOGETHER.  IT WAS SO MAGICAL.  I LOVE ALL THE OTHER CHARACTERS.  EVEN ARCHIE'S FAMILY.  ISABELLA HAD A WONDERFUL EFFECT ON THEM AND THEY STARTED TO CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. 

CRAZY ON YOU IS FILLED WITH LOVE, ROMANCE, LOTS OF ACTION AND MURDER.  I FOUND IT VERY ENTERTAINING AND FUNNY AT TIMES.  I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO READING MORE BOOKS BY BOTH ARTHURS AND HOPE THEY CONSIDER DOING ANOTHER COLABORATION TOGETHER.  THEY ARE BOTH EXCELLENT WRITERS AND HAVE A WAY OF PULLING YOU INTO A STORY AND MAKING YOU FEEL APART OF IT. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU READ CRAZY ON YOU. YOU WON'T REGRET IT.  5 STARS


AUTHOR BIO'S

Crazy On You - Author Photo (J Kahele)



J KAHELE BIO:
I am a married mother of three teenage girls and live in southeastern Michigan. I have one flaw that could rightly be considered the worst flaw possible. I procrastinate constantly, which gets me into a little more trouble than I like, especially with my girls. I love to swim, ride horses, relax to a good book and spend time with my family. Writing has helped me to calm down the very hectic life I have and release the scattered thoughts that often run through my head,(no I don't hear voices), but I do envision characters of my books, when I see people interacting around me. That's pretty much sums up my life!




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JAMES DUNCAN BIO:
I started by writing children's books, but progressed easily to adult books, my first being 'Serendipity', my latest, 'Crazy On You', written with J Kahele. Something powerful and amazing happens when we write together. Basically genre-defying, 'Crazy On You' is a gangster rom-com thriller, with something extra that reveals that happiness and success can only be achieved with the unlimited power of love. I also love music, playing and listening, and meditation.






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