Monday, February 27, 2017

REVIEW: Havoc by Jamie Shaw

Falling in love with her cousin's rock star ex-boyfriend was definitely not part of the plan.

Mayhem #4
Jamie Shaw
Releasing February 21st, 2017
Avon Impulse

When Hailey Harper left her family farm to enroll in veterinary school, she had a plan: keep her head down, ace her classes, and most importantly... don't upset the uncle paying her tuition. Translation? Don't piss off his dramatic, self-absorbed daughter, Danica, even if she's a nightmare to live with.

Falling in love with her cousin's rock star ex-boyfriend was definitely not part of the plan.

As the drummer of a now-famous rock band, Mike Madden could have any girl he wants. He's sweet, funny, romantic, talented--and the only guy that's ever made Hailey's heart do cartwheels in her chest. The more she gets to know him, the harder she falls, but Hailey knows they can never be more than friends… because Danica wants him back, and she'll fight dirty to win.

Mike is falling for Hailey too, but Danica's threats and his rock star life-music video shoots, international tours, obsessed fans-could tear them apart before they've even begun. Hailey isn't sure she's the one for him, but Mike's waited years for a girl like her… and he'll do anything to prove it.


You don’t know how difficult it was to even get this book. Yes, the blog signed up for the blog tour to review it, but there were issues and delays getting access to the book and at one point, I thought it was a lost cause. I love this series, so while I was disappointed, I always intended to read this book, so it wasn’t like I was never going to get it. But low and behold, I finally got a review copy. I started it immediately, and was instantly in love with this book.

I know I’ve said it in the past about books, but I seriously love friends-to-lovers books. This one was no exception. I loved seeing Mike and Hailey become friends. I loved their conversations, the way they’d play videogames together, how he got to know her brother and became friends with him. I loved how he would wish Hailey sweet dreams every night. I loved their friendship. I loved the connection that developed between them.

And I loved the moment that Hailey realized she had a crush on him. She decided to do the right thing and walk away. Was it easy…no. But she did it. But Hailey was also a good person, and when she heard he was sick, she went to check on him. I have to say that I loved the scenes where she took care of him. They were so sweet!

Add in the moment when Mike told her exactly how he felt about her….I was swooning. There was a literal AWWWWW moment when he told her. And don’t get me started on their long distance date. That was just the sweetest thing ever. And it was a perfect date. You really can’t get any better than a pizza date.

I also fell in love with Phoenix. I got a little nervous for her at one point and had to put the book down and walk away for about an hour. I couldn’t have handled it if something had happened to her. I was beyond happy when Hailey took her home to Mike’s house. That dog was meant to be theirs.

As to be expected….I hated Danika. She was truly awful (the author did a great job with that!). I hated the way she kept blackmailing Hailey and threatening her. And all the snide comments, trying to break Hailey down and make her doubt Mike…let’s just say I haven’t hated a character this much in a LONG time. Being pushed off a cliff onto sharp rocks would be to good for her. She deserved much worse!

This book gave me a serious case of the feels. I loved every moment of it. I seriously couldn’t put it down. I’m actually extremely jealous that my bff got to meet the author at a book signing last year. Yes, she picked up a book for me, and while I love it, it’s not the same! It is now my mission to meet her and get this book signed. I shall up my author stalking game and make this happen! 


A resident of South Central Pennsylvania, JAMIE SHAW's two biggest dreams in life were to be a published author and to be a mom. Now, she's living both of those dreams and loving every minute of it. When she's not spending time with her husband and their young son, she's writing novels with relatable heroines and swoon-worthy leading men. With her MS in Professional Writing and a passion for all things romance, her goal is always to make readers laugh, cry, squirm, curse, and swoon their pants off, all within the span of a single story. She loves interacting with readers, and she always aims to add new names to their book boyfriend lists.


  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely review!!

    1. The book was amazing. Thanks for the opportunity to read it! ♥ - Lindsay from Confessions of 2 Book Lovers