Friday, December 19, 2014

Drive Me Sane by Dena Rogers

Title:  Drive Me Sane
Author:  Dena Rogers
Published:  July 28/14 by Crimson Romance
Length:  178pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Unable to perform her duties in the army after a twelve-month deployment to Afghanistan that leaves her with scars no one can see, Sera Cavins returns to her hometown hoping that some time alone will help her find her way back to being the girl everyone once knew. That is, until she finds herself sharing a house with the man who left her heartbroken merely weeks before her deployment.

Tyler Creech made it to Nashville and even earned a number one hit, but being a rising country music artist isn’t as easy as he thought. He’s back in Cobb City, Kentucky, looking for something to ease the stress of his next release. He discovers it standing on his mom’s and stepdad’s lawn when Sera, the girl he once planned to marry, shows up.

They’d been perfect for each other, until the strain of Sera’s deployment and pressure of Tyler’s career drove them apart. Now with neither of their lives going the way they anticipated, both are fighting different yet similar demons.

But change is good, and sometimes going a little crazy is too. Sometimes it’s what keeps you sane.

About the author:

Dena grew up in Central Texas, but has lived in the foothills of Kentucky, with her husband and two sons, long enough to consider it home. She enjoys taking road trips with her family and watching her husband race at one of the local dirt tracks. When she's not doing one of those things, you can find her with her nose in a book (and 2 or 3 in her purse). She loves writing small-town stories of happily ever after and has an affinity for all genres of music, but is partial to her southern roots.

Facebook ~ Twitter: @DenaRogers_ ~ Blog ~ Goodreads

My Review:

This novel, like any good relationship, it’s the little details that matter. They’re the ones that tug at your heart. Rogers portrays them and transmits them to her readers beautifully. You’ll be reading a very touching scene, and a little something that catches your attention will make it that much better. I found myself picturing the surroundings that Rogers creates without realising that she’d stopped to describe them. I was also completely enmeshed in the unique and stunningly captivating storyline. I couldn’t wait to get to the end of this one, yet at the same time I never wanted it to end.

The main characters in this novel were explosive together. I absolutely loved it. It was impossible to ignore the chemistry and love between them. I felt like I was on the same emotional rollercoaster as these two. I also got to know them quite well as individuals. As they rehashed their past, to come to an understanding readers get to learn what makes these two tick. The interactions between these two were fantastically realistic. I appreciated the subtle role reversals from the norm of the genre, giving it that extra hit of originality.

This novel definitely left me with happy tears at the end. It is full of hope and promise. It was fantastic.

And now....
Be sure to enter this fantastic giveaway with Dena Rogers & Drive Me Sane!

Grand prize:
1 signed, print copy of Drive Me Sane by Dena Rogers

Runner up:
1 digital copy of Drive Me Sane by Dena Rogers

Contest is open internationally, where applicable by law.
Entries close at 11:59pm Dec 31/14.
Winners will be drawn Jan 1/15 & will be our first winners of the New Year.
Winners will have 72h to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn.


  1. A great review and one that I agree with 100% having read Drive Me Sane. A truly wonderful book :)

  2. If I win, I have a friend in Canada who would like this.

  3. What a great book to read. I would love to read this book. I love this kind of romance

  4. A great review for a great book. :)