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In this heart-stopping novel, Jill Sorenson delivers a romantic thriller featuring one too-tough female agent, one too-hot male suspect, and a head-on erotic collision.…

Though he’d gone into virtual seclusion, Ben Fortune was still the world’s most famous surfer, known as much for his good looks as for his skill. He’s also a suspect in a series of brutal murders that may...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published January 27th 2009 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2009)
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Mfred
"Fine," he muttered, telling himself he was doing it for Olivia, for Carly, and even for Lisette. Not because he had any interest in spending time with Special Agent Sonora Vasquez, or getting wrapped up in her strong, slender arms again.


Do you smell that? That is the smell of subversion, burning up the pages of the romance genre! The hero wants to be wrapped up in the heroine's strong arms.

Here's some more:

Ben's mouth made a thin, hard line. "Where is he now?"

"Why? So you can find him and beat
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Susi
When Carolyn Crane told me how much she adored Jill Sorenson novels and even compared her to Megan Hart, I couldn't hold myself back and bought 2 of her backlist titles. I started Crash Into Me and I read this 400+ pages novel in under 24 hours. It just took me so long because of the evil job and OMG I'm in love.

Crash Into Me is such an emotional and suspenseful novel that I fond myself at a loss for words. Some books are just that good that you have to tell everyone about them and I think thi...more
Katie(babs)
As I was in the midst of reading Crash Into Me, all I could think about was the warm California weather because in my neck of the woods, I have been surrounded by snow, rain and below freezing temperatures. The setting of Jill Sorenson’s romance suspense novel is Southern California. I consider myself to be a north east girl all the way, but after reading Crash Into Me, I wanted to jump on a plane and move to the west coast and surf my days away. Or maybe I would be better suited as a beach bunn...more
Carisa
A very good read with separate plots that come together very well -the suspense behind who's the real murderer / hero and heroine's background and falling in love / the secondary love story of his daughter -which I loved. I didn't feel that the H/h love story was the main focus, or that it was a great romance, but combined with the rest plus characterization and writing style, it made up for a very good read. I also liked the surfing setup near San Diego, which brought good memories of the years...more
Splage

This book was recommended to me through an Amazon Discussion for Favorite Romantic Suspense. I hadn't read anything by this author, the sub-genre was new to me so I thought I would take a chance. I thought the author really enticed you into the story making it very interesting with lots of action, many subplots and it was never slow. It is what I would call a grown up story not sweet and funny, but serious and at times intense.

I love athletes! Their bodies are always hot, their sexy and they kn

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Jane Stewart
Excellent mystery, suspense and romance. Full and intriguing character development.

REVIEWER’S OPINION:
It was so good, I stayed up too late. I didn’t want to stop reading. The characters and events were unique, different, and pulled at me emotionally. Things happened in ways I’m not used to. The conflicts between characters were believable and interesting. There were some unexpectedly entertaining scenes. There were some good lines. Caution: the domestic abuse scenes were unsettling.

STORY BRIEF:
S...more
Mojca
The man who three years ago killed Olivia Fortune, wife of a famous surfer, commits suicide in prison and in his suicide note recants his confession. Just like that, the case is open again, also thanks to a few more recent victims with the similar MO, and FBI Special Agent Sonora “Sonny” Vasquez is sent to the Californian La Jolla community to investigate the surfer’s possible culpability.

But Sonny’s undercover mission quickly proves to be a tough assignment when she finds herself falling for he...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
BOOK DESCRIPTION: In this heart-stopping novel, Jill Sorenson delivers a romantic thriller featuring one too-tough female agent, one too-hot male suspect, and a head-on erotic collision.
Though he’d gone into virtual seclusion, Ben Fortune was still the world’s most famous surfer, known as much for his good looks as for his skill. He’s also a suspect in a series of brutal murders that may have begun with his late wife. Now FBI Special Agent Sonora “Sonny” Vasquez has been sent undercover to the e...more
Jennifer
3.5 rounded up for the parts I loved and I loved many, many things about this book, but I ultimately stalled on the beginning and the end.

The love parts first: As I said in my comment, Sorenson plays a lot with the reader. There are moments in the book when I (as reader) can see the horrible events about to unfold (there is a very memorable dinner party), but she manages to make it not feel predictable. I knew the scene was going to be uncomfortable, but I couldn't look away and it was even mor...more
Sandy
Sonny Vasquez is a physically strong and leading heroine contrasted by a slightly physically weaker hero, Ben Fortune. But his stamina, drive and determination more than make up for it. There is a strength in their rocky relationship. The narration changes a lot to focus on the secondary characters like Carly, James, Stephen and the murderer.

This book was definitely written by a newly published author and it shows. It's rough around the edges and a tad too long, especially to wrap up the story....more
Norma
Not sure how to rate this one. I loved the story. Great suspense, fast moving, good writing. But I didn't like Ben at all. I thought he was arrogant and immature. He does this whole "woe is me" thing throughout the book. I'm a bad dad, I was a bad husband, blah blah blah. Then he continues to make immature decisions. What kind of man leads his 16 yr old daughter to believe he's using a woman for sex so she'll see how men really are??? That was stupid. Guess what Ben--you were right. You are a ba...more
ElaineY
At 30% into the book, it was a 4 - 5 star read but once Ben took Sonoro out to dinner as a thank you for saving his daughter's life, it fell apart and I've never had a book that went downhill that fast for me!

I couldn't get past Ben's insistence that Sonora (undercover name 'Summer') let him see her again. It became harassing to me and this guy, who started off pretty much okay, became one of those arrogant celebrities that couldn't believe a woman had turned him down, wasn't impressed with his...more
Laura (Kyahgirl)
3/5; 3 stars; B

I liked this romantic suspense story but I almost stopped reading it 3oo pages in. Why does this author make her female lead characters do incredibly stupid, mindless things that are utterly unbelievable?? (view spoiler)....more
May Mostly Romance
จิล ซอเรนสันเป็นนักเขียนนหน้าใหม่พอสมควร เรื่อง Crash into me อาจจะไม่ใช่หนังสือเล่มแรกที่เธอเขียนนะคะ แต่ก็เป็นเล่มที่สอง แถมเล่มแรกก็เป็นเพียงหนังสือเล่มเล็กที่ออกขายกับซิลลูเอ็ต โรแมนติค ซัสเพนซ์

แม็กซ์ตัดสินใจซื้อหนังสือเรื่องนี้ เพราะเพื่อนคนนึงของเราได้เจอกับจิลในงาน RWA แล้วพูดถึงเธอในแง่ดีมาก ๆ ด้วยนิสัยที่ชอบทดลองงานของนักเขียนหน้าใหม่ แม็กซ์จึงไม่ลังเลที่จะซื้อหนังสือสองเล่มแรกของเธอมาทดลองอ่าน (แต่เรายังอ่านเรื่อง Dangerous to Touch ซึ่งเป็นหนังสือเล่มของเธอเลยล่ะ)

บอกตามตรงนะคะว่าเราไ...more
Carrie
3.5* This was almost a 4 star book for me. The suspense plot, although fairly standard fare, was nonetheless written with enough complexity, secondary characters, and red herrings to make it satisfying if not original. The sex scenes were decent although I wasn't comfortable with the secondary relationship between the teens. It's not the moral implications, but the fact that "spying" on the teens' love life feels voyeuristic to me since they are underage. Aside from that issue, the novel is a go...more
Wanderer ♔ Wanderlust ♔
My first book by the author and definitely a good intro. It was a bit strange because this is the first book with settings that I personally know. I've been to Torrey Pines high aka the rich kids school LOL. I've been to the beaches mentioned here. Ah....the joy of Southern California :)

Ok, back to the book. This is also my first book with a surfer hero. I loved that. Was a nice change from the other books I'd read before it. I felt the meeting between the h/h was believable enough. I loved the...more
Laura Summers
Reviewed for www.bookchickcity.com

CRASH INTO ME immediately hooked me in during the first few pages. Sonny was the type of heroine I love, tough, brave, determined and kick-ass. You see her kick a fellow cocky (male) agent’s butt in the first chapter and can’t help but grin.

Our hero is sexy, recluse and surf pro Ben, if a little arrogant, trying to raise his slightly wayward teenage daughter and hiding himself away from the world since his wife’s murder, which he became a prime suspect for. As a...more
Jackie
3.5 Was a bit wary at first of the serial killer going after sexy/promiscuous women deal -- worried that all women who indulged in sex, including our two heroines, would become targets because of this, implicitly conveying the message that women who express their sexual desires are automatically, and always, in danger. But Sorenson successfully walked this fine line, keeping the killer's motivation from unintentionally infecting the sex scenes in which our protagonists engage. Perhaps because wh...more
Luli
4.5 stars.
Sonny es una agente del FBI que tiene que investigar el asesinato de una mujer que ocurrió 3 años atrás, para ello se infiltra (encubierto) en la vida de la familia de dicha mujer, ya que en su momento, el marido, Ben, fue el principal sospechoso.
Hasta aquí nada nuevo, pero, la historia está trabajada, nada sale de la manga, todos los cabos sueltos se van atando poco a poco, entretiene y engancha. Los personajes están muy bien descritos, cada uno con su bagaje y su pasado y consecuen...more
Meigan
This was my first book from this author and it was really good! Fair amount of suspense, heavy on the sex/romance, great cast of characters, wonderful setting in the La Jolla and San Diego areas of California.

Ms. Sorenson describes the setting so beautifully that it was so easy to picture and you really felt like you were there with the characters. I loved the characters and I felt bad for "butch" Sonny because she was always being poked fun at for not being feminine and being not so pretty. Exc...more
Erin
Even though this was her first book, I felt Crash Into Me was tighter and fuller than Sorenson's Aftershocks. Crash tells the story of Special Agent Sonora "Sonny" Vasquez, who goes undercover as Summer Moore to investigate Ben Fortune. Ben, a world-famous, rich, handsome, and widowed surfer, is now a suspect in three murders, including his late wife's. Sonny quickly ascertains, through gut feeling basically, that Ben is not a killer, but her cool-as-ice FBI exterior breaks down soon after she m...more
Maggie Boyd
This is a B read for me. Ben Fortune is a world famous surfer, a poster boy for the California lifestyle. A superb athlete who was fortunate enough to make a career out of the sport he loved.

Sonny Valezquez is an FBI agent assigned to Fortune to figure out whether or not he might be the SoCal Strangler. From the beginning she falls into an inappropriate relationship with her suspect but she can't seem to help it. Has she compromised everything? Is she sleeping with the enemy?

Sonny has sexual iss...more
Bookjunkie18
I love this book...this is not your usual romantic suspense where the hero in the book is already known as the alpha hero to save the hapless helpless heroine. Here you get a strong heroine who is not yet sure if the guy is the protagonist or the antagonist. She is not weak or needs saving but can save herself. Jill Sorenson also tells a mighty fine story whereby it unravels so that you are kept guessing until the end.
Diana
The plot synopses is accurate enough I suppose, but the crazy antics of FBI agent Sonny are, well, crazy. Hey, I can go with a fairytale... up to a point. This, ahem, federal agent immediately jumps the bones of her prime suspect, befriends and abuses the trust of his troubled (she's a cutter) teen daughter, and it doesn't occur to her that these crime-solving techniques may be questionable. Come to that, no actual crime detecting actually happens. The hero who, natch, is innocent because no her...more
Nicole
This was really good. I love Ben, he's such a manly man except he isn't. That's as best as I can explain it. He has a heart and he loves Sonny with his entire being. That's a real man. I didn't really like Carly, it seemed to me she was just a tad bit bipolar and a compulsive liar. James was such a sweet guy, and worked with the shitty cards he was dealt. Sonny was a strong heroine and I completely loved that. She hurt on the inside and when she finally let Ben in..it was amazing. JT wasn't a ve...more
Julia
I had a rough beginning with CRASH INTO ME. The formatting for the Google Books file was a bit off, making for seamless transitions where I believe paragraph breaks were in order. Above and beyond the formatting, however, I also had difficulty warming up to the characters. Carly is *such* a brat with Tourettes, but as much as I disliked her, even I thought her suicide-by-rip-tide attempt deserved a lot more attention than it received. Eventually the character blips smoothed out, however, and the...more
D.B. Reynolds
Another surprise! I started this book thinking it was another author, but loved it. Which means I discovered a new author to read, which is always a bonus.
Cris
2.5*

The suspense part of the story was pretty good (albeit I did guess the identity of the villain long before it was revealed), but I found myself not buying into the relationship between the hero & heroine. Ben comes across as a complete wanker (and terrible parent), and for all her supposed tough-girl attitude, Sonny doesn't come across as particularly strong (and let's not get into her professionalism, or lack thereof!). The secondary, teenage romance felt much more realistic. Overall, I...more
Metaspinster
I waver on whether to give this three or four stars - because the characters and setting are really compelling and well-drawn but the suspense plot could be tighter. And having read The Edge of Night, I know Sorenson can do better. Maybe it's because I read so much YA, but I liked the dual romantic plotlines - a pair of adults and a pair of teenagers. Never encountered that in a capital R Romance before.
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Jill Sorenson writes sexy action/adventure romance for HQN. Her books are available in print, digital and audio formats. She lives in San Diego with her husband and daughters.

AFTERSHOCK (Jan 2013) was given a starred review by Publishers Weekly: "Sorenson fuels this fast-paced romantic thriller with nonstop adrenaline." Continue the series with FREEFALL (Jun 2013) and BADLANDS (Jan 2014).

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