Taking a chance on love…
Photographer Candi Marcus never wanted more than a casual hookup or one night stand. Until she met artist Owen Griffin. For the past two years, she’s only been with him. But it’s still just sex, or at least that’s what she’s told her friends. When he says he wants more, she can finally admit that she loves him.
Facing the past…
Protecting Owen from the illegal street art he did as a teen has already hurt two people he cares about. Now another woman from his past has come to collect her own debt. She needs a fake fiancé in order to get her inheritance and she’s not taking no for an answer. Candi knows the other woman’s in love with her real fiancé, so she convinces Owen to go along with everything, not realizing what it may cost her.
The right choice may cost them everything…
While the fake engagement isn’t easy on either of them, Candi and Owen know that their love is strong enough to handle whatever’s thrown in their path. Or is it? When Owen makes the only choice he can, he risks losing Candi for real. And as friends and family take sides, theirs may not be the only relationship to fall apart. Can an Art Boy prove to the woman he loves that she’s truly the one who owns his heart or will it be too late for her to listen to the reason behind his betrayal?
Creating their love was easy, but fighting for it is the hardest thing they’ve ever done.
Creating a Love by Crystal Perkins is different from the other two books in her Griffin Brothers Series. Different is not a bad thing, she deals with touchy-feely subjects that are real triggers for some people. To say the very least, she pushed what is considered socially acceptable limits. She does this with no regrets and she does it head on! I applaud her once again for writing a book that is a little outside the box, putting some of the real issues that people really face today and her dealing with them with grace and dignity.
Candi and Owen have been having a sexual relationship for two years, but that is all it has been...sex! They finally decide to make it more than that and tell all of their friends and family they are officially a couple. That very moment fate takes over!!! A friend from Owen's past, and that Owen owes a favor to walks in and blackmails Owen. She needs a pretend fiancé until her inheritance comes through from her Grandmother. She will then marry the real love of her life. She just needs a few months of Owens time.
The Griffin Family is one of strong morals and they believe in doing the right thing. Owen goes along with this fake engagement. Things aren't easy for Candi and Owen, but they know how strong their love is and they think that they can get through anything that they face.
Owen makes a choice to protect his friend but hurts Candi and ends up risking loosing her, the Griffin family for the first time divides loyalties. This could end up of more than just Candi and Owen.
I give Creating a Love 5 Platypires
Or stars depending on how you count things!
Bama Love!! Roll Tide!! and Keep Reading Y'all!!
All About Crystal!
Crystal Perkins has always been a big reader, but she never thought she would write her own book, until she did. She lives in Las Vegas, where you can find her running author events and selling books at conventions when she isn’t reading, buying too many Sherlock t-shirts online or finding a place to put all of her Pop! figurines. A mac and cheese connoisseur, she travels the country looking for the perfect version, while attending book conventions and signings as a cover for her research.
I had the opportunity to meet Crystal in Las Vegas at Love 'N Vegas book event back in October, and had an instant fan girl connection! Then I got to read a couple of her books and I was like WOW!! She came to Houston Book Rave in November and I was really in fan girl heaven.
***This picture was taken of Crystal on the left and me on the right at Houston Book Rave.***