A Crazy Kind of Love

Lucas Gallagher is the geek who bought the land Michaela "Mike" Marconi wanted for her dream house. She thinks he's infuriating, annoying and totally rude. Yet, he gets to her more than any other man ever has. But though Lucas may be a scientist, he's the rock star of scientists. His inventions have made him millions, his research is reshaping the study of medicine and he holds patents for numerous technological marvels. But now, when it means everything, he's failed. His younger brother, the family's 'golden child' is dying of cancer and Lucas, despite his brilliance, can't help him. In Chandler, he tries to hide from the world he knows.

Mike tried running away from her problems when she was a kid. When her mother lay dying, Mike ran. When her world crumbled, Mike hid. And she's learned that the only way to win is to stand your ground and keep trying. She doesn't understand what Lucas is talking about half the time, but she knows exactly what he's feeling. And while criticizing his complete lack of architectural ability, and remaking the house he's trying to build, Mike finds herself slipping into Lucas Gallagher's life.

She wakes him up and he shakes her up: the two of them are complete opposites, and nothing can keep them apart. Until Lucas's brother Justin comes home to die.

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By Jennifer (Bloomington, IL) · ★★★★★ · November 07, 2012
In the second installment of Maureen Child's Marconi Sisters Trilogy (after AND THEN CAME YOU), the story focuses on the youngest sister, "Mike" Michaila Marconi. All ready reeling from the fact that her dream property was bought by someone else, Mike has insinuated herself into the owner's life-... ...more
By Ana T. (Portugal) · ★★★★☆ · April 30, 2014
A few years ago I read the first one in this series and really enjoyed it. Recently I had the opportunity of grabbing book number two and I couldn't let it pass. I am happy to report that I did enjoy it although I was a bit worried in the beginning.

Mike is the youngest Marconi sister. She is savi... ...more
By Sarah (North Haven, CT) · ★★★★★ · June 04, 2013
Originally posted on Sarahsbookshelf.com:

I get a little excited sometimes when I find new authors, especially ones with a big backlist. This kind of glorious discovery doesn’t happen as often as I think it should, but I feel very grateful nonetheless. Maureen Child is the latest author to make th... ...more
By Jodi (Birmingham, AL) · ★★★★☆ · January 05, 2011
Master plumber Michaela Marconi has been driving Lucas Gallaher nuts. Every time he turns around she's in *his* house, messing with his design for *his* house and the worst thing about it is she's always right. Mike doesn't do long term relationships but Lucas has gotten under her skin. Part of i... ...more
By Sharon (Misawa, Japan) · ★★★★☆ · March 05, 2014
What do you do when a woman takes over the construction of your house? Fall in love with her of course! ...more
By Lori1035 (Prairieville, LA) · ★★★★☆ · August 29, 2008
It was fun to continue the story of the Marconi family. I felt like this character, Mike, was very familiar. I finally figured out that she must have been in the Candellano trilogy which I read several years ago. There was a little surprise at the end of this book. I can't wait to see how that tu... ...more