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The Problem With Heartache (Crazy In Love #3) by Lauren K. McKellar **Debbie’s Review**






 The problem with heartache is that there’s no one-size-fits-all relief package. You can go to classes; you can try to embrace change. But when you wake up at two in the morning, a smile on your face because you’ve dreamt about the could have—the should have—nothing will console you.
Because seconds later, you remember.
And remembering can rip you apart.


Kate will do anything for her family. It’s why she took the job with Lee. It’s why she’s attempting to forget her pain. But it’s hard to forget, when you’re desperate to hold on. Even if Lee Collins is the perfect package.

Lee will do anything for the ones he cares about. It’s why he hired Kate.
It’s why he keeps his secrets; and it’s why he cannot, will not fall in love. Not with Kate—not with anyone.

The one thing he can’t forgive.
The one thing she can’t forget


About the Crazy in Love series

The Crazy in Love series consists of three titles: The Problem With Crazy, Eleven Weeks and The Problem With Heartache.


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Debbie's review


4.5 stars


“The Problem with heartache is no two wounds feel the same. One can cut you, fester, infect and slowly destroy you from the inside out. It can loiter and eat away at your soul, bit by bit, day by day. Then you can learn to trust again. You can fall, and you can think you have it under control, that things will be different, but then the knife strikes once more. And while you think you’ve already experienced the worst pain possible? You haven’t. And the second wound hurts like a bitch.”


This is the third book in this series but the continuation of Kate’s story. I have loved every one of these books in this series. Just like the other two books before this one the author did not disappoint. I was drawn in from the beginning and devoured this book.

Kate has had a hard time dealing with the loss of her boyfriend Lachlan. She has a hard time accepting that he is gone and thinks that if she moves on she will forget about him and no longer honor his memory.


When Lee Collins comes back into her life and offers her a job on the road with his band. She hesitates at first but finally accepts it.


“ I had a feeling that sitting that close to Lee-freaking-Collins could possible result in me trying to punch him in the junk for insulting us with his handout offer.”


I loved the banter between Lee and Kate. Both of them were hard headed and had their own skeletons in their closet but still knew how to push each other’s buttons. You could totally feel the chemistry between these two. I found myself a few times wanting to crawl inside my kindle and smack the crap out of both of them for not opening up to each other and allowing their past to rule their future.


Lee was hot as hell but also had a super sweet side. He always wanted to help out anyone he could. Lee had a huge dark secret and even though I sort of figured it out ½ way through the book I loved how the author put a spin on it.


“Don’t be the creepy guy in the park who licks a stranger’s cleavage.”


“By all accounts, she should smell like ass. But no. Apples.”


Kate started off strong but about ½ way through she was starting to get on my nerves with the poor me stuff. In the end she redeemed herself and I liked her again.

The book flowed fantastically. I truly love the authors writing style and how she makes the characters come alive. The secondary characters were amazing. I really hope the author has plans to write a book about Xander. I would love to get into his head.


“And that was the problem with heartache. That sometimes, even though Lee had wanted to find one, there wasn’t an ache at all. Not for us. Not ever.”



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lauren mckellar


Lauren K. McKellar is an author and editor. Her debut novel, Finding Home, was released through Escape Publishing on October 1, 2013, and her second release, NA Contemporary Romance The Problem With Crazy, is self-published, and is available now. She loves books that evoke emotion, and hope hers make you feel.

Lauren lives by the beach in Australia with her husband and their two dogs. Most of the time, all three of them are well behaved.



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