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Peek Inside Crazy for the Competition

The rebel in her ultra-conservative family, Quinn Sakata wants to restore the old Mountain Ridge Bed and Breakfast in her hometown of Hope Springs. Except that there's another bidder?her high school crush, Heath Brantley, who is all kinds of ripped, tattooed hotness. So much for her “nice, conservative boys” rule. But when rivalry shifts into an unexpected zing of chemistry, Quinn realizes she's in deep trouble. Because not only is she in this to win, but she has an iron-clad rule that is a deal-breaker pretty much for every guy she's ever dated...

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The road to trouble is paved with sweet temptation…

Always the rebel in her ultra-conservative family, Quinn Sakata dreams of quitting her dad’s real-estate business and restoring the old Mountain Ridge Bed and Breakfast in her hometown of Hope Springs. Except that Quinn’s not the only person bidding on it. Worse still, her competitor is her high school crush, Heath Brantley, who is all kinds of ripped, tattooed hotness…

So much for her “nice, conservative boys” rule.

Heath has his own reasons for bidding on Mountain Ridge, and he won’t give in without a fight—even to the red-lipped hottie with a sailor’s mouth. But when their rivalry shifts into an unexpected zing of chemistry, Heath realizes he’s in deep trouble. Because it’s inevitable that emotions will get involved, and he needs to keep his eyes on the prize before they both get hurt.

Each book in the Hope Springs series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.

Series Order:
Book one: Second Chance Ranch
Book two: Crazy for the Competition
Book three: The Bad Boy's Baby


"I just couldn't put it down. Once again Cindi Madsen has written a heartfelt and romantic story that left me with a smile on my face and a heart full of love."  --Irene FFPassion

"Brimming with lots of sweet moments, kisses, and touches that will warm any romantic reader's heart." --Four Chicks Flipping Pages

"Loved! It! This is a sweet, funny, and completely endearing story. " -- Bette Hansen

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633752856
Series: Hope Springs, Book 2
Release Date: Jun 9, 2015
Page Count: 277
Imprint: bliss
Genre: contemporary, multi-cultural
Tropes: across the tracks, enemies to lovers

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By Jamie June 09, 2015

4 Sweet Stars!

It's Live! Amazon

What a fun easy read this was! In the midst of the normal super sexy, edgy, sometimes angsty, erotic , and suspenseful books i read.. a book like this is just what I need to cleanse my pallet, so to speak. Just a sweet book with lots of laugh out loud moments.. a ...more

By Michelle April 14, 2016

ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

If you are a fan of sweet, cute and endearing love stories, then Crazy for the Competition by Cindi Madsen might be the book for you. This is the second book that I have read from this author and I might say Cindi definitely knows how to bri ...more

By Valerie June 11, 2015

I always enjoy Bliss books and this author in particular. She does a great job of mixing characters I care about with humor and a great story, to make an enjoyable read.

The characters really grabbed me with in this one. I loved both Quinn and Health from the start. Quinn has a vibrant and wild side ...more

By Karen June 26, 2015

Originally posted at For What It's Worth on June 22, 2015 -

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – you can’t really go wrong with anything from Entangled Publishing’s Bliss line if you’re looking for sweet romance with a guaranteed HEA. Especially if it’s ...more

By Irene May 31, 2015

4.5 stars

Loved Crazy for the Competition!

The storyline was entertaining and held my interest from start to finish. I just couldn't put it down.

The characters were both believable and very relatable.

Loved Quinn and Heath, they had amazing chemistry and the way they would argue and then tease each oth ...more

By Ash P May 12, 2016

A lovely book about doing over your life and making a fresh start. Quinn feels stifled from conforming to her traditional parents ideas of the proper daughter. Being unable to be herself, dating people that her parents approve of but who in the long run would not respect her boundaries. Her ticket t ...more

By Bette June 02, 2015

Loved! It! This is a sweet, funny, and completely endearing story. Two people from totally different world who are immediately drawn to each other. Heath is the town's hot bad boy or at least that is how he is seen. Quinn Sakata was raised in a very conservative, very involved household and while sh ...more

By Kathy June 14, 2015

I appreciate the fact that the main character in this story stuck to her belief that sex is something that should be forgone until marriage.

Content: Innuendo, language, talk of sex ...more

By Sheri June 09, 2015

Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books

I received a copy of this book, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating.

I read the first book in this series, Second Chance Ranch, last year and absolutely loved it. There were a few ...more

By Carra June 30, 2015

Cindi Madsen's wonderful novel, Crazy for the Competition, is a sweet, fun read that will make you smile, give you good feels---and do it all without the main characters ever showing up in a steamy sex scene. That doesn't mean there's no sexual tension...after all, when your female lead is waiting f ...more

By Kim Reads June 09, 2015

Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
by Kim

If you’re looking for a totally sweet romance, Crazy for the Competition is the perfect read. Cindi Madsen pairs a misunderstood, reformed bad boy with a spirited, feisty woman, just bursting to allow the real her to show through.

Heath Brantley grew up ...more

By Lisa June 09, 2015

I received a galley copy of Crazy for the Competition from the author in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. I have to say that I really enjoy how this author is able to pull a reader into the storyline and hold them captive. She is a rare comodity in a author. Lately these days authors feel ...more

By Jaime June 07, 2015

I enjoyed the fresh take of a virgin and a bad boy because the bad boy wasn't really so bad after all and the virgin stayed true to her beliefs even after falling hard for said bad boy. I was extremely annoyed by Quinn's father for being so strict and so judge mental and disapproving of everything t ...more

By SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews November 24, 2015

This is the second book in the Hope Springs series by Cindi Madsen. I really enjoyed the first book that followed Sadie and Royce, plus I really love most books by Cindi Madsen that I have read so far and it was a no brainer for me to read this book.
This book like most of her books, was sweet, funny ...more

By Fizza June 10, 2015

I loved this funny and cute story. Two opposite people who are unable to fight their attraction. They both want same property and are competing with each other. Still they decided to be friends. Although friends is not what they want to be. quinn can't help but fall for this ultimate bad boy. He is ...more

By Kelly June 14, 2015

I love this book! It’s sweet, sexy, and full of diversity with culture, tattoos, romance and a whole lot of kissin’. But what I really like is that this book shows that some people do wait for marriage to have sex. That some people have made values and the respect and love it takes for someone to re ...more

By Rob. June 21, 2015

What a pleasant surprise! This was my first book by this author, but it won't be the last. I loved this book! So many laugh-out-loud moments, and strong chemistry without graphic scenes made this book the perfect weekend read.

I loved everything about Quinn. She is sassy, has a tendency to speak her ...more

By April June 09, 2015

***A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for my honest review****
This is a sweet story about two people who meet up competing for a property in Hope Springs and its instant chemistry. Quinn Sakata is part one of the duo wanting this property and she wants to open a bed and breakfast inn where ...more

By Ava Brightly ☕ June 10, 2015

This book opens up with Quinn, a young woman daydreaming at her sister's wedding rehearsal. Quinn's daydreaming about her goals and future and snaps to attention by Mr Hotness personified as he is finishing church repair...or was it her startlingly loud expletive garnered by the sight of him, in fro ...more

By Becky June 08, 2015

Such a sweet romance!

Quinn and Heath were both great characters--and both have such good reasons for why they need to be the one to win the competition for the property. I really liked that they didn't let their competition get nasty; even though going that route can be humorous at times, it wouldn' ...more

By Aseel June 10, 2015

 ** An eARC was provided by publisher in exchange of an honest review**

It's been such a long time since I read a book like Crazy for the Competition! I devoured this book in one sitting.

Quinn and Heath are two different people, complete opposites, and shouldn't have crossed paths after they finished ...more

By Denise June 06, 2015

This is my first time in experiencing this author's writing in the reading of this novel. It starts out right away with a window into the female main character's outlook on things and Quinn being the older will be watching her younger sister get married. Also she has hopes of winning the bid to a pl ...more

By Elle June 05, 2015

I fell in love with Cindi Madsen's books when I read Getting Lucky Number Seven, and she's delivered another fantastic read with Crazy for the Competition. Quinn and Heath are in competition to win the bid to transform the Mountain Ridge Bed and Breakfast into their dream getaway spot. Quinn yearns ...more

By Rosemary June 16, 2015

What happens when your dream collides with that of another and you are wildly attracted to that person. That's the situation for Quinn Sakata with Heath Brantley, her high school crush. They both want to buy the Old Mountain Ridge Bed and Breakfast. Who's going to be the winner? Quinn is from an ult ...more

By Jina June 03, 2015

*I will try to avoid spoilers.

Crazy for the Competition by Cindi Madsen

Quinn Sakata was in her hometown of Hope Springs in the middle of her sister's wedding rehearsal.

Her head was in two places at once, while she anxiously awaited to hear if her dream of owning the local old Mountain Ridge Bed and ...more

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Cindi Madsen

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Cindi Madsen

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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