Driving Miss Crazy by D.J. Van Oss
my rating: ★★☆☆☆
genre: Contemporary, Romance
goodreads rating: 4.07
I received an arc copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
She wants to go places. He’s got the car. If only things were that simple.
Widowed father Adrian Adams isn’t looking to change his life. He just wants to keep his seven-year-old daughter Charlie safe and happy. The last thing he expects is to suddenly lose his job as a driver for the Washington DC diplomatic community. Luckily, he’s offered a new embassy driving assignment, one that starts with a tea cup-and-tie collision with a clumsy, cute, and oddly charming Irish woman with a penchant for talking to squirrels.
Maggie MacNally always seems to fall short, especially when it comes to her family’s expectations. She’s bracing again for disappointment as she tries to forge a new life in DC. Then an out-of-the-blue summons from her influential grandmother offers her one last chance at success—a chance that puts her in Adrian’s back seat and on the road to a career in the family business of international diplomacy.
Driving Miss Crazy, is a short and fun debut rom com. I read this in between my exams, it helped me get out of a reading slump, and is a good novel if you’re tired and don’t want to read something too heavy.
This novel is different to most of the chick-lits that I’ve ever read, the main love interest actually has a daughter.
Maggie’s best friend, Jelly is crazy tolerant.
I really liked Adrian (the main love interest), but I did think he was kind of too intense with the whole protecting thing. I mean, I get it but dude chill.
The story was a bit choppy, some of the reactions from the main character just didn’t make sense to me – that being said I really did not relate to her.
Maggie really doesn’t seem like someone I would want to be friends with. All of the mistakes she makes are completely ridiculous and quite a few are predictable. At one point she tries to order some ice swans and I just knew that she was going to order the wrong thing, I mean come on she was communicating through google translate.
I think the romance got lost a little bit in the story – what with the love triangle and the side plot lines it felt like the main storyline was being put on the back burner in place of everything else.
The consequences of Maggie becoming Charlie’s (Adrian’s daughter) new mum was never talked about, which was weird bcause it’s kind of a big deal.
Maggie came across as a very self-entitled character, she’s always talking about how her big chance is going to come along, as if she won’t have to actually work for it. This aspect of her character really bugged me, yeah, she’s cute and she talks to squirrels but damn she really got on my nerves at times.
- There was insta love but it wasn’t as insta as it could have been, if that makes any sense.
- I enjoyed the government stuff
- I’m so sick of love triangles
- Controlling families suck
- Maggie is very picky, and honestly needs to calm her farm.
- The ending was ridiculous, even for a chick-lit.
- I recommend it if you need a fun book to get you out of a slump.
Have you read Driving Miss Crazy? What did you think?
4 thoughts on “Driving Miss Crazy | ARC REVIEW”
Why must love triangles be a thing? Like why can’t there be other obstacles?
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I know right??? I just don’t think they’re realistic, if it’s contemporary there should be more realistic obstacles than a love triangle. Also, I find that love triangles prevent us from getting to know the end game partner as much as we could without someone else in the picture.
I think that may be the tactic to keep the author from flushing out the love interest. I don’t understand why it is always a necessity…its annoying and seems forced.
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