Title: All Shook Up
Author: Chelsey Krause
Publisher: Tryst Books
Release Date: August 17, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Natalie’s world is shaken to its core when she discovers an old photo of a woman who looks like her. Could this woman be related to her birth mother, who put Natalie up for adoption as a baby? When she tracks down the person who dumped the photo album at her thrift shop, she’s shaken again. Especially when the gorgeous fire-fighting guitarist offers to help her find the owner. They quickly become friends – which is all they’ll be, as far as Natalie’s concerned. Her rebellious youth turned her off cheating men, and the new Natalie is looking for true love and a family of her own – something Casey isn’t willing to provide. But how long can Natalie ignore her undeniable attraction to the man with the Irish accent and the broken-down ’57 Chevy?
In Chelsey Krause’s second novel, friends become lovers over a whirlwind summer of rockabilly rhythms, twirling skirts, and a mystery that takes them hilariously far out of their element.
The next morning, a bright, sunny day, I roll out of bed and shrug on a pair of cropped beige tights and a spring dress. By ten thirty, I’m waiting outside of Casey’s house. I’m about to knock on the door when it swings open. Casey is standing there, a crooked smile showcasing one dimple.
And, oh dear God, he’s shirtless.
“Morning, stranger,” he says.
“Do you always answer the door half naked?”
“I just rolled out of bed. You’re lucky I have pants on.”
I feel a smile tugging on my lips. “Do you need a few minutes to get ready?”
He leans into the hallway and grabs a T-shirt and a set of keys off of a narrow table. “I’m good.” He bounds out of the house, and walks down the driveway to the backyard.
Casey turns and beckons me down the driveway. I follow him into a dark garage. Hmm. I sure hope he isn’t a serial killer.
I decide to linger in the doorway. “So, how long have you lived in Canada?”
“Since I was thirteen,” he says. “Why?”
“You still have an accent, so…”
He hits the garage door button, and an ancient motor and pulley system rattles to life. “We came over for Dad’s work. But we were from County Kerry, originally,” he says. “Very thick accents.”
I’m about to blurt out, “I love your accent,” but think better of it.
The garage door is finally up, and sunlight spills through the dusty air onto a very old, very sad looking blue truck.
“That’s your truck?”
He nods. “Isn’t she great?”
I examine the rust-bitten tailgate. It’s barely hanging on. It doesn’t even look road-worthy. “She’s okay.”
His eyes widen playfully and he places a hand on his chest. “You don’t like Old Blue? But this is a ’57 Chevy! It’s a classic!”
I wrinkle my nose.
Casey pats the hood affectionately. “There, there,” he stage-whispers. “She just needs to get to know you first. You have a great personality.”
He walks over to the passenger side and opens the truck door for me, and I look into the cab. It isn’t filthy, exactly. Everything just looks weathered. Cracked. Stained.
“I don’t mind driving my car.”
He sighs. “Just get in.”
Copyright © 2016 by Chelsey Krause
Chelsey Krause has a thing for thrift stores and used bookshops. A nurse, wife, Starbucks addict, and mom to two children, she can often be found repurposing other people’s junk or considering whether the library would let her move in. The rest of the time, she’s reviewing for Chicklit Club or writing. All Shook Up is her second novel.