Crazy Hearts by Tara Janzen #BookReview #RomanticSuspense


Dylan had shown up in Colorado as a teenager on the run for his life. He’d left his name behind, along with any record of his existence. He had no family, no friends, and no connection to anyone in the world except the men out to find him and kill him. The last place in the world he thought they would ever look was Denver, Colorado.

He’d been right.


Within weeks of his arrival, he’d been scooped up by a crew of juvenile car thieves, and together they became legends on the streets of the Mile High City. Years later, they are the legends known as Special Defense Force, SDF, an elite team of soldiers tasked by the United States government to protect the country from threats both near and far.
But you can never leave your past behind, and Dylan’s day of reckoning has arrived. His long, lost past is headed straight at him at 100 miles per hour in a Porsche 718 Cayman – and there isn’t anybody who can stop it.


TARA JANZEN, New York Times bestselling author, is the creator of the acclaimed Steele Street series of romantic suspense novels about a hotshot crew of former juvenile delinquents and car thieves in Denver, Colorado who grow up to become one of the U.S.A.’s most elite black ops forces. The eleven book series begins with CRAZY HOT and CRAZY COOL and finishes up with LOOSE ENDS. One of the books is on AMAZON’S TOP TEN ROMANCE LIST – LOOSE AND EASY, 2008. Three of her books are on the Romantic Times ALL-TIME FAVORITES list – RIVER OF EDEN, CRAZY WILD, and SHAMELESS.

Writing as Glenna McReynolds, she is the author of thirteen Loveswept romances, an epic medieval romantic fantasy trilogy, THE CHALICE AND THE BLADE, DREAM STONE, and PRINCE OF TIME, and a contemporary romantic adventure set in the Amazon, RIVER OF EDEN. Tara loves doing research for her books, and her love of anthropology and the natural sciences has helped her create the landscapes of her novels, from the rich historical background of THE CHALICE AND THE BLADE trilogy, to the shores of the blackwater rivers flowing through the Amazon rain forest in RIVER OF EDEN.

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My Review

The Steel Street gang are back!

Dylan Hart’s past comes calling when a young man who could be a young doppelganger lands in hospital with a gunshot wound.

Dylan has always known his stepfather would never give up searching for him, but thought his tracks were covered. He’d changed his name, made a new life for himself, married the woman of his dreams, and ran a highly secretive government Special Defense Force, yet the ghosts of his past haunted him still.

Now a brother he hadn’t known existed is on his doorstep and trouble isn’t far behind.

It’s time to take care of business.

This series is on my reread shelf and I was stoked to see a new edition had come out! The chop shop boys were forged together as a group of teenage misfits. They’re deadly, loyal, sarcastic heroes that you won’t be able to resist.

I highly recommend this series. They easily read as standalones, but to get the best experience I’d suggest starting with book 1- Crazy Hot

27 comments on “Crazy Hearts by Tara Janzen #BookReview #RomanticSuspense

  1. I love a good romantic suspense novel. This series sounds like a good one.

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  2. I love that you have a reread shelf. That’s an excellent idea. And after reading your review, I can understand how this series made onto it. Thanks, Jacquie.

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  3. I like the sound of teenage misfits. I have a reread shelf in the back of my mind, but doubt I’ll be getting to it in the near future – but a girl can always hope!

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    • Every once in a while, a book I’ve previously read starts whispering that it’s lonely on my shelf, so I take it down, blow off the dust (figuratively, since they’re all on Kindle, lol) and tuck in for a most satisfying experience 🙂

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  4. Special Ops, mysterious past, romance–what’s not to like!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this review Jacqui… the ghosts of the past always make the story haunting. I think I would like this book!

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  6. I never heard about this series, but I’m definitely checking Crazy hot out. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Thanks for the review, Jacquie. It sounds fun.
    I hope you are on the mend. Hugs on the wing!

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  8. I like that you have a reread shelf. I have several books on that shelf as well. Although, mine is in my ereader. I do have a few hard copies, but I have mostly converted. I am more suspense/thriller than romance, but this one looks like a good read.

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  9. Gwen M. Plano

    Great enforcement, Jacquie. I look forward to checking out the series. 🙂

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  10. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader

    It seems that they are always hit for you Jacquie!

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  11. Hey Jacquie! Glad to stumble upon your review 🙂 This seems like a fun read, and the genre is my favorite!

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