A Crazy Reunion ~ A Crazy,Texas Novel ~ Blast and Giveaway

Posted: December 12, 2016 in Contemporary Romance, giveaways
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A Crazy Reunion

Crazy, Texas Series #2

by Cate Baylor

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Genre: Contemporary Romance



Raney Hoffman eloped with her high school sweetheart believing they’d found their happy ever after, but her world crashed down around her when he left after less than two years of marriage. Nearly twenty years later he’s back in town. Her broken heart tells her she should still hate the jerk. But her traitorous body surges into sexual overdrive at the sight of him.

Rob Coleman was devoted to Raney the moment they met in high school. After they married, his twin brother died unexpectedly and Rob’s grief thrust him into an identity crisis he couldn’t recover from. The decisions he made in that haze of grief have haunted him for nearly twenty years. Now he’s back and completely befuddled by the strength of his response to seeing Raney again.

They rebuilt their lives without the other but their unexpected reunion makes it clear their history is far from resolved.




Rob sagged to his knees, overcome with repressed grief and memories. Interred here, stolen away from him much too early, was his twin brother. His other, better half. This was the first time he’d been here since that cold, rainy November day they buried J.W.

He was numb, unable to recall a single specific memory or identify a particular emotion. He just felt empty. Bereft. Alone.

He didn’t know how long he sat there gazing at J.W.’s headstone, but a bone-deep ache began to overtake the numbness. He reached out, tracing the letters of his brother’s name, following the lines that led inexorably to the dates of his birth and death. As his hand wandered lower against the marble, he noticed a vase embedded in front of the marker. Fresh flowers spilled out of the unremarkable green container.

He leaned back on his heels, stunned out of the haze of his grief. The vibrant, cheerful white daisies and red carnations seemed out of place when he felt so overwhelmingly sad. Grudgingly, he considered their simplicity perfectly suited J.W.’s personality. Assuming his grandfather was responsible for them, he wondered how Pops had managed to make the trip out here given his recent fall. He’d have to remember to thank him. He supposed he should take over that particular duty, too, now that he was back.


Author Cate Baylor


One liner:

Cate Baylor is a romance writer, technical communicator, blogger, craft addict, tea drinker, and geek.

Full bio:

Cate Baylor has been a technical communicator for over fifteen years. When she’s not writing, she suffers from hobby addiction, which includes (but is not limited to!) reading, card making, crochet, knitting, scrapbooking, cross stitching, and home DIY. She lives in Houston with her geeky husband, neurotic cats, and precocious Yellow Lab named Tex. She comes from a long line of German-Texan farmers who are likely rolling over in their graves knowing she’d much rather stay blissfully air-conditioned than suffer the Texas heat.

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Website / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads / Library Thing


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Cate will be awarding a (For US residents only) silver necklace that says “this isn’t my first rodeo” via rafflecopter during the tour. For a non-US winner, Cate will offer a $15 Amazon or B&N gift card.

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  1. Janet W. says:

    I love to read romances like this! Sounds great!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I enjoy them too. This sounds fun:)

    • I <3 second chances. And this one was a doozy. One I was actually a little scared to write because they spent so much time apart and were hurt so badly. But when I tried to tone it down, or reduce the time apart, I just couldn't make it stick. I had to try! So this story is dear to me, even though it was a challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. Mary Preston says:

    An interesting synopsis.

  4. Sounds interesting, I have always like the second chance at love type novels.

  5. Peggy says:

    What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

    • Thanks for stopping by, Peggy! For me, the most challenging part of writing is balancing it with my family and day job. There are so many stories in my head that are just clamoring to get to paper. But when I do find that balance, and especially when I reach launch day, it’s totally worth the struggle. :) The most rewarding part? THIS. Connecting with readers and sharing, even in some small way, love of the story.

  6. Sounds like a feel good story and we can always use that at this time of year.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  7. Thanks so much for hosting me on A Crazy Reunions book birthday, Laura! I love that your readers are so engaged. Makes my job even more fun! :)

  8. Mindy Bel says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    The book sounds very interesting!

  9. Naomi Hop says:

    That excerpt is kinda heartbreaking! Thanks for sharing, Laura!