Crazy On You by James Duncan & J. Kahele

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TITLE  Crazy On You

SERIES  Archie and Isabella Book #1

AUTHOR  James Duncan and J Kahele

GENRE  Romantic Comedy


LENGTH (Pages/# Words)  327 pages


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The top east-end London crime syndicate, the insane Pope Crew, fly out to New York to negotiate a mega-bucks weapon trafficking deal with the barbaric and merciless Mafia Don, Giovanni Commarata. All is well; then Archie Pope, a kitten and flower loving softie with a tough exterior, falls in love with Isabella Commarata. Very bad move. Commarata has had every young man who has shown the slightest interest in his precious daughters, hastily executed.

Giovanni Commarata and the Pope Crew are at war! Gun fights, betrayals, warfare on a battlefield scale all ensue. Both sides are either the Destroyers or Destroyed. All mayhem breaks loose. But this is also a rom-com, it is about two young people falling in love under the most difficult of circumstances.

The story is narrated by Archie Pope and Isabella Commarata. James Duncan writes for Archie Pope, using UK English and a fair whack of cockney slang. J Kahele, writes for Isabella Commarata, using American-English. This is a collaboration between an American romance writer and an English comedy writer.

So transatlantic thrills and spills a-plenty, with something to warm your heart!

I observed that the tramp’s hands were made out of plastic! I detected movement inside his ridiculously ginormous coat that could comfortably have contained two men. I made an instant decision. As Bell stooped over to drop the score into the cap, I yanked her back by the arm, simultaneously kicking the tramp in the mush  giving him a mouthful of steel-toe-capped boot. Screaming, he hit the deck, as the bullet he had fired from his pistol went awry, hitting a passing motorcyclist in the shoulder, causing the wounded motorcyclist to plough into the rear of the car driving in front of him. The bike toppled and the motorcyclist fell into the road.

‘Nice try, wanker!’ I growled, putting my pistol to the head of the phoney tramp and without hesitation, pulling the trigger. I watched the blood spurt from his exploded face with angry satisfaction.

‘Archie  look out!’

A silver Ford Fusion Titanium had mounted the pavement, and was hurtling towards us, with the intent of mowing us all down…





She moved in for the kiss and our lips met with an urgent force as we necked wildly. A long time passed before we were finished. Isabella opened her eyes and smiled at me. Then her eyes flashed over to somewhere behind me and a look of horror filled her face.

‘Oh my God! Archie! It’s Papa!’

The main reason why I am still alive is that I have hypersonic reflexes. I dived to the ground, pulling Isabella with me. Bullets whizzed overhead. The bodies of nightclub ravers standing at the bar fell.

Several bullets’ destination was the optics and it shattered from the almighty impact, hurtling cascades of glass and liquor across and over the bar, glass shards penetrating the backs of bartenders and the faces and bodies of customers. I spun myself around, hauling out my gun as I spun on my stomach. I held it aloft, pushing the safety level down to fire position, my finger straining against the trigger; I would shoot the microsecond I observed my target. The spin completed, my brain registered 6 armed, black ski-masked figures. Giovanni was eminently identifiable from his stocky body shape and his cold eyes that wouldn’t have looked out of place in a cobra’s head. I discharged my semi-auto frantically…


ONE of the first  things I loved about this novel is that  it is co-authored and even though  your able to see the difference of writing  style  it still flows flawlessly. Your not stopped with confusion or have to re-read because of the styles. Archie is the London based mobster who was led into the life but would  much rather  do other things. He’s actually a real likable  person unlike his father. Isabella,  I felt so bad for her because  she has led a very sheltered  but life of crime  life especially  because  of who her father  is. In this novel filled  with suspense, crime, can these two find romance.  Archie  and Isabella  are both in the same boat and when they meet sparks fly. The secondary characters where also a great insight and brought more into the storyline! These authorso did  a fantastic  job and I would definitely  recommend  reading  this.


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I am a married mother of three teenage girls and live in southeastern Michigan. I have one flaw that could rightly be considered the worst flaw possible. I procrastinate constantly, which gets me into a little more trouble than I like, especially with my girls. I love to swim, ride horses, relax to a good book and spend time with my family. Writing has helped me to calm down the very hectic life I have and release the scattered thoughts that often run through my head,(no I don’t hear voices), but I do envision characters of my books, when I see people interacting around me. That’s pretty much sums up my life!



Crazy On You - Author Photo (James Duncan)


I started by writing children’s books, but progressed easily to adult books, my first being ‘Serendipity’, my latest, ‘Crazy On You’, written with J Kahele. Something powerful and amazing happens when we write together. Basically genre-defying, ‘Crazy On You’ is a gangster rom-com thriller, with something extra that reveals that happiness and success can only be achieved with the unlimited power of love. I also love music, playing and listening, and meditation.






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2 thoughts on “Crazy On You by James Duncan & J. Kahele

  1. Victoria says:

    Thank you for the wonderful review and for participating in the Tour. Victoria at My Family’s Heart


  2. James Duncan says:

    Thank you so much for lovely review and taking part in tour of our book. J Kahele really do appreciate honest reviews. When the review tells us that the reviewer “got” our book, well then we’re delirious!


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