Stacey Brandon and Karen Bell – Crash


Crash Synopsis:

Charli has a plan for her life. It does not include the hot guy at table four. This is the first time she’s seen him at The Crash, the bar where she works most evenings. From the moment he arrives with his power suit, condescending friends, and unnerving stare, he’s hijacked her thoughts. It doesn’t help that he keeps finding ways to insinuate himself into her life.

Logan has a plan for his life. It does not include the quirky little waitress at the new bar his friends discovered. He has a lot of obligations and very little time. If he needs a female distraction once in awhile, she isn’t the type of woman he normally looks to. Despite all of this, she has become what he wants most of all.

Working to overcome all the things threatening to separate them won’t be easy. Can they find a way to meet in the middle if it holds the promise of happily ever after?


Very fun book!  The things that come out of Liv and Charli’s mouths are fantastically hilarious.  Fortunately, for Charlie’s sake, it is just the perfect amount of insanity that makes Logan fall for her.


The romance is also fun.  Logan and Charli’s work schedules make it difficult to do the traditional dating rituals, which lead to g0-cart racing and trips to the zoo.  Their inability to behave appropriately in a family-friendly environment is absolutely entertaining.

While I’m all about the HEA, I even liked the author’s heart break moments.


The malicious characters act according to character and not in an over-the-top ridiculous fiction kind of way.  They both act with an appropriate amount of deceptiveness and bitchiness.

Finally, I liked the happily-ever-after because despite their major differences it was a shared belief in what is important that brings them together.  Couples don’t need to like all the same things – they don’t need to like to eat at the same types of restaurants.  Core beliefs are a must in a relationship.  The authors don’t brow beat the reader with this message, but rather subtly pose the importance of volunteering.

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Stacey Brandon & Karen Bell Bio:


Once upon a time, these two hookers became best friends…

Stacey Brandon and Karen Bell both live in the same small Texas town on the Gulf Coast, are happily married and the proud Moms of awesome kids.  Stacey owns and runs a photography studio and Karen designs and sews her own children’s clothing line.  They met over fifteen years ago when they decided to turn one large professional space into a single home for both businesses.

Well, that’s all the boring facts expected to be included in an “about the author” page, right?  The reality is so much more fun.  Stacey and Karen and their families spend holidays together, travel together… and generally turn every situation into something crazy and chaotic.  They are both fluent in English, Sarcasm and Profanity and have decided the irrefutable proof of their best friend status is how often people assume they are “together” when in public.  The poor husbands are good sports about it… and might even encourage this misconception at times for sheer entertainment value.  

When Karen battled cancer… and kicked its ass… in 2014, they learned to value every day and quit worrying about what others think.  Do what you love!  Karen is happy to take advantage of the situation though.  She loves to remind everyone she “had the CANCER, dammit!”   and now she can always and forever claim the last brownie 😉


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