Tuesday, May 21, 2013

You and Tequila Review


One tequila, two tequila, three tequila… Score!

Cassel Bailey's life hasn't exactly turned out how she planned. Between the tragic death of her parents, a brother that practically despises her, and working her way through nursing school alone, she's learned to stay guarded, relying only on herself and her friends for love and support. Over time they’ve become her surrogate family. So when one drunken night at the bar lands her in bed with her close friend, Will Tanner, it threatens to change their otherwise platonic relationship forever. Life as she knows it suddenly begins spinning out of control as she struggles to understand her conflicted emotions.

Guided by her authoritative best friend, Tina, and her quirky next-door neighbor, Rita, Cassel must decide between fighting to keep her friendship with Will alive, or going with Plan B and risking it all for something more.

Just when she thinks she knows what she wants, Cassel is bullied into caring for a patient that, unbeknownst to her, played an important role in her sad past. The stunning secret this person reveals about her former lover, Dane, threatens to open up previously healed wounds and leads Cassel to question not only the career she loves, but where her heart truly lies. Everything she thought she knew about life, love, and promises is shattered like an empty bottle hitting the floor.

One thing is for certain, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade... when life gives you limes, you grab some salt and a bottle of tequila and learn to take it one shot at a time.

Lo's Review

I rated You and Tequila with FIVE LEAVES! You and Tequila was one of the best books I have read in a while!  It has a lot to do with the fact that I connected easily with Cass, the leading lady, because she is a Nurse like I aspire to be. This book has some medical terminology and that was a lot of fun for me because I am in the medical field. It is also because the love in this book is one that every girl in the world would love to have. Cass is caught up in a love triangle with two men who happen to be lawyers! What a lucky girl! I don’t want to give anything away, but let’s just say that there is enough drama, heartbreak, and makeups to keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time you are reading this story. The story starts with a drunken mistake of a night full of tequila and ends up being the best decision of Cassel’s life.  This is definitely one of those books that when you reach the end, you are very sad, not because the story is sad but because it is over. I wish I knew what Cassel, Will, and Dane were up to now!
About the Author
Crystal Donahue has been fortunate to live all over the US, including but not limited to Arizona, Hawaii, and Georgia but she currently resides near the Iowa/Illinois border with her tornado obsessed son and their mischievous cat, Brownie. She is a procrastinator of epic proportions, finds humor in almost everything, loves sarcasm and loathes washing dishes.

A 2004 graduate of Western Illinois University, Crystal has held several unique jobs including driving a Zamboni and being a relay operator for the hearing and speech impaired. While working as a claims adjuster she realized life is too short not to do something that makes you happy, so she quit her job to go back to school and study nursing. Between work, school, and raising her son she somehow manages to find time to write too, usually to the detriment of her social life. Fortunately her friends and family rock so it isn’t much of an issue… yet.

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  1. Great giveaway!

  2. My poison is hot men in beanies!

  3. Thank you so much for hosting YOU AND TEQUILA on your blog today and for the amazing review! I'm glad you liked it! Happy Reading!

    1. You're so welcome! We appreciate the opportunity to review such a great book!

    2. Aww, you flatter me, thank you!

      You'll be happy to hear that, although originally intended to be a stand-alone, my friends and family have pleaded with me enough that I have started a sequel to You and Tequila. I'm hoping to have it finished in late fall or early winter.

      I'm also considering a third book that would focus mainly on Tina because I think her story would be a blast to write!

    3. I am so happy to hear that there will be a sequel to this book! I loved this one. Let us know when you are finished and we would love to review the new sequel.

  4. Thank you for hosting today! So sorry I am late to the party!!

  5. No worries! Thanks for letting us on the tour!