Monday, August 15, 2016

Review: "All Shook Up" by Chelsey Krause (Chick Lit, Romance)

All Shook Up
by Chelsey Krause

Publisher: Tryst Books
Genre: Chick Lit, Romance
Publication Date: August 17th 2016

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Description from Publisher:
Natalie’s world is shaken to its core when she discovers an old photo of a woman who looks like her. Could this woman be related to her birth mother, who put Natalie up for adoption as a baby? When she tracks down the person who dumped the photo album at her thrift shop, she’s shaken again. Especially when the gorgeous fire-fighting guitarist offers to help her find the owner. They quickly become friends – which is all they’ll be, as far as Natalie’s concerned. Her rebellious youth turned her off cheating men, and the new Natalie is looking for true love and a family of her own – something Casey isn’t willing to provide. But how long can Natalie ignore her undeniable attraction to the man with the Irish accent and the broken-down ’57 Chevy?

In Chelsey Krause’s second novel, friends become lovers over a whirlwind summer of rockabilly rhythms, twirling skirts, and a mystery that takes them hilariously far out of their element.

My Rating:
Heat Rating:
My Musings:

I liked this a lot. It was funny, and interesting, and Casey and Natalie were both very endearing characters. The mystery of Natalie's mom wasn't overpowering, but still present enough.

I enjoyed the friendship between Nat and Casey and how it built up in a very natural way. I got hints of attraction, but the chemistry took a backseat to a more casual bond of friendship. In fact, the romance took a backseat to Nat's personal development, which was really the star of this.

The rockabilly aspect was a charming addition to the story and I enjoyed all of the references. I enjoyed the nerdy references too ("Winter is Coming").

The situations Nat encountered along the way were so varied, it was a really fun adventure. There is a shroud of mystery and suspense that I really liked to it all.
I received a digital ARC from the publisher for an honest, unbiased review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is my 100% own.

About Chelsey Krause
Chelsey loves thrift shops and musty old books stores, DIY projects, and has a rather serious Starbucks addiction. A nurse, wife, and mom to two children, she can often be found repurposing other people’s junk or considering whether the library would let her move in. The rest of the time, she’s reviewing for Chicklit Club or writing. All Shook Up is her second novel.

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