The first thing you should know about Open Road Summer for me is that it was one of my most antici...moreYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
The first thing you should know about Open Road Summer for me is that it was one of my most anticipated reads of 2014. No lie. There is just something about a road trip, music, and a cute boy next door type musician that screams, “READ ME!” I can’t even explain the excitement I felt when the package arrive. I immediately dropped everything and turned to page one. And then basically spent the next day or two falling in love.
The book opens up with our main character boarding the tour bus of her best friend, the country music singer, Delilah. Fresh after a bad breakup, Reagan is ready for a change, a chance to turn her life around and become more of the person she wants to be. So these girls embark on a summer long journey together, both needing to reflect on their life and what makes them happy.
There is nothing more refreshing in a YA novel for me than a strong family or friendship presence. Reagan and Delilah were just a joy to read, friends through thick or thin. They didn’t push each other to do things the other wanted. They genuinely supported each others’ decisions. So much loyalty was shown between them and I admired their connection. It was beautiful to read, truly. If their friendship wasn’t enough, we are also introduced to another great friend dynamic with one Matt Finch, who was brought on for support and to open for Delilah’s shows after some negative press caused her some hiccups and stress about her image. He fit right in and once again I was blown away but how genuine and caring these characters were towards a friend in need.
Individually, everyone shined. Reagan was snarky and tough with her built up walls and fear of letting people in. But she was very likable and I greatly enjoyed how we entered the book with her already working on a life turnaround from her past. Delilah was just plain sweet. She reminded me quite a bit of Taylor Swift in many ways in regards to her fame. She was confident and independent but also vulnerable and craving normalcy. Matt Finch is imperfectly perfect. He’s flawed and I liked that. He isn’t particularly smooth but almost more adorable in a dorky way at times. Adorkable! But his story about his mom and tattoo… *heart clench* And he writes songs!
As far as the romance, I was sold. There was no jumping into it head first, instead Reagan really needed to warm up to the idea of opening her heart and not letting the fear of heartache hold her back. Because she was so hesitant, it often lead to some hilarious moment between her and Matt. She was bound and determined to push him away but it wasn’t annoying in the least. And part of that reason is because Matt found it so amusing! When they do get together? *dreamy sigh*
It’s not the first time he’s run his hands through my hair, almost absentmindedly. Normally I’d pull away from being petted like a house cat, but it isn’t like that. His fingers weave through my hair the way he touches his guitar strings, as if I’m something cherished, something he’s connected to. Instead, I stare back at him, at his salt lake eyes and the strong lines of his face. In coming on tour, I had hoped to find escape – enough distance to figure out how to start over. I still don’t know the whens and hows of repairing my own life. But I know that Matt Finch makes me want to feel everything. Instead of numbing myself in any variety of ways, I want each sensation; I want to feel the way they pool together – his touch and smell, the sound of his voice. I want the tipsiness, the giddy ache that comes as he slides his thumb across my lower lip, as his eyes fixate on my mouth.
If loving the journey of the read wasn’t enough, the ending solidified it for me. There were moments that truly touched me, leaving my eyes a little on the misty side. But there were also moments of giddy glee that left me smiling from ear to ear. I adored how realistically it ended and I applaud the author for writing such a beautiful story about friendship and living. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.
I dig the toe of my shoe into the dirt. “It’s complicated.” “Is it? Most complicated things in life are actually pretty simple at the core. We put so much extra nonsense in the middle that we can’t even see how easy it really is.”(less)
The premise had me at animal companion and epic race!
Tella isn’t your usual main character you find in these type of novels. You know the ones I mean, the kick-ass, multi-skilled characters like Katniss (The Hunger Games), June (Legend) or even Tris (Divergent) who strive to be everything they can be, even heading into danger. Nope, not Tella. Tella loved clothes and make-up and is bored out in the middle of nowhere, away from technology and her old friends since her parents uprooted the family when her brother became ill. She loves her family, do not get me wrong, but she also has a bit of selfishness about her too, making her a little more human and real for her age. She is also naive and sort of careless because she jumps into the Brimstone Bleed race, desperate for the cure her brother needs, without even knowing what she was getting into. I liked that about her though. She was different. And even when it took a little while to warm up to her, I admired how courageous and brave she was to step outside of her comfort zone for someone she loved.
As Tella is unsure what she is getting herself into with this race, as are we the readers. The details are vague at first but pieces of information is given gradually. At times I was driven mad at not understanding everything completely right away, but in the end I liked the suspense of not knowing and the ‘how’ of later finding out some of the details. There is so much we still do not know and I look forward to discovering all of that with later books in the series.
I should probably mention the romance brewing between Tella and a fellow Contender, Guy. It wasn’t a huge part of the story but was just enough to leave me craving more. Guy was the super mysterious and secretive type. He was very prepared and skilled but a complete closed book, only opening up for Tella one page at a time. He could be harsh but he could also be helpful and sweet. And these two developed an attraction and comradery in the race that rivaled other partnerships that developed. In fact, Tella makes friends with a few others but no one as loyal and protective as Guy. I was wary to trust many of them but they added so much to the story in so many different ways.
Probably my favorite aspect of the whole novel was the Pandoras. Each Contender is given a Pandora egg to protect and take care of until it hatches into an unknown animal companion with hidden talents and skills to help them complete the race. Not only was it fun to see what type of animal Tella would end up with, but finding out what other Contenders had as well. And they had some wicked amazing survival talents as well as loyalty and protectiveness over their human companions. Of course Tella’s Pandora is extremely unique, and adorable too! You probably wouldn’t associate adorableness with kick-ass skills but hers had it!
The race elements were exciting and dangerous, though mildly so at times. I suspended a bit of disbelief in this area as it seemed certain hardships were glossed over as a little more survivable than I would expect. Honestly, it never really bothered me. Obstacles arose, whether it was fellow Contenders out to reduce the competition, other Pandoras or strange new rules making everyone out for blood. All of this got my blood pumping and made it hard to put the book down! I needed to know what would happen next. I admittedly was sad when I got to the end because I so do not want to wait a year for the sequel. With a premise similar to The Hunger Games in ways and even the television show The Amazing Race, Fire & Flood stood out to me as something just incredibly enjoyable, addictive and fun to read. I’d absolutely recommend this one!(less)
I admit I have not read too many fairy tale retellings and those I have read have not be...moreYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
I admit I have not read too many fairy tale retellings and those I have read have not been quite what I was expecting. It’s turned me off to them a bit, unfortunately. But Cruel Beauty enticed me with it’s retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a wonderful fantastical and mythological edge.
Due to a deal gone wrong cast by her father, our main character Nyx must marry the prince of demons. Obviously jaded with the lack of love and regret from her father and with a twin sister who was spared at her expense, Nyx struggles with what her fate might be. Her father has trained her with the hopes she can defeat this evil lord and save their kingdom, but it seems like a long shot to all. How exactly the evil prince of demons came to be and what terrible fate the kingdom has suffered on his behalf all has to deal with a lot of mythology. I admit this often went way above my head. I had a hard time piecing little bits together but for the most part I got the gist of it. It was pretty fascinating how it was all told and even beautiful despite the complexity.
Given a key to unlock certain doors in the castle she was permitted to enter, Nyx goes on an adventure of sorts to discover the hidden rooms that can help her defeat her husband. A lot of my favorite moments of the book dealt with what Nyx would find behind these doors. A beautiful lake, a mysterious mirror and all sorts of interesting places were revealed and the author had such a way of describing them that I had such a vivid picture in my mind. In fact a lot of the story read very much like a movie I could see unfolding in my head. It was quite amazing.
As far as the characters go, Nyx was interesting in a way where she was strong and determined but also capable of regret and indecision. But she was so good at putting up that confident front and not letting her fear show. I admired that about her. The prince of demons, whom she was to call Ignifex, was evil but mildly so once I was able to humanize him. It was obvious he had a softer side for Nyx, despite her relentless pursuit to destroy him. I really loved the scenes they shared and their banter. It was obvious their hatred was transforming to lust and love and I enjoyed watching that progress.
Some of the storyline was a bit predictable but that part didn’t bother me in the slightest. Really my only issue was how hard it was to keep up with the mythology and a few explanations at the end that left me scratching my head a bit. My simple mind was working overtime and couldn’t quite keep up. But on a whole I found the story extremely interesting. The Beauty and the Beast touches were less than I originally expected but really just right in the end. I even felt a bit of Rumplestiltskin thrown in? Which was entertaining and amusing to me since the beast and Rumplestiltskin are the same person on the tv show Once Upon a Time that I like to watch. I’d absolutely recommend this to fans of fantasy novels and anyone looking for a unique spin on a fairy tale.(less)
It’s probably important for me to start off this review by clarifying that this is not a Young Adu...moreYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
It’s probably important for me to start off this review by clarifying that this is not a Young Adult read like I typically read and review. Covet is Women’s Fiction, an adult contemporary about a marriage and relationships.
Though we get the point of view from three characters, the book is very much Claire’s story. Claire’s husband, Chris, spent months being unemployed which led him to become withdrawn from his family and depressed. After taking a job that requires him to be away from his family even more, Claire starts to feel very alone, until she makes a friend in police officer Daniel.
Daniel and Claire have an obvious connection and this book explores whether or not friendship between a man and woman can work outside of a marriage. I found myself torn because I knew how much Chris and Claire loved each other, despite the hardships in their marriage, but I also felt for Daniel. His own personal story broke my heart and I wanted him to find the happiness he deserved. What I loved about Daniel’s character in regards to Claire, he never pushed her into anything more than friendship and let her state the boundaries even though he had grown to love her. There is no physical cheating here, though emotionally is probably another story. It was sad to see everyone longing for a happiness and to feel loved. It was utterly heartbreaking and was such a beautiful and touching story. I commend the author for portraying the characters the way she did so we feel for everyone.
I set the phone on the nightstand and take a deep breath. There’s a man downstairs who has every right to be in this bed with me, but he isn’t interested. And there’s a man who doesn’t have any right at all, yet he sounds as though he’d give just about anything for the opportunity. I have never felt more alone.
My only gripe is I felt like parts of the book dragged. We take a close look at Claire’s day to day and sometimes I found it to be boring and monotonous in places. Like lots of details of every little thing she does, almost feeling step-by-step at times. Maybe that how marriage can sometimes feel though? lol I’m probably nit-picking here and perhaps it is just me, but it was enough for me to notice and be a tad bit bothered by it. Once the story got rolling though, I was engrossed in these characters and the plot.
As someone who was utterly captivated by the author’s, On the Island, I am pleases to have read another wonderful novel by this author. And though it didn’t quite hold the page-turner quality as her last novel for me, I would still recommend it to those who want to read a touching story about love and friendship. Can’t wait to see more from this author!(less)
Proxy first arrived on my radar as a recommendation from the lovely Fiona Paul, author of Venom. A...moreYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
Proxy first arrived on my radar as a recommendation from the lovely Fiona Paul, author of Venom. And thanks to the wonderful Nereyda @ Mostly YA Book Obsessed, I was given the chance to check this novel out for myself!
Proxy takes place in a futuristic world riddled with technology that was equal parts awesome and terrifying. Bouncing between two point of views, we are able to view this world from very different perspectives. First we have Knox. We are introduced to him right from chapter one as he drives his father's stolen car recklessly and seems to not have a care in the world... including the name of his female passenger. Knox considers himself to be a sort of charmer, easily capable of obtaining whatever it is that he wants. And why would he feel different? It's the truth. He is a patron. He comes from lux technology of the Upper City and money, enough money that his father bought Knox a proxy, someone to take his punishments for him. He is also a skilled hacker, which only adds to his feelings of being privileged. He's a selfish douchebag and kind of a coward, at first. I must stress this 'at first' because something changes in him by the end. Knox is the type of character who grows on you, thank goodness. I went from rolling my eyes at his antics to feeling proud of him and his decisions. I love when a character can surprise you and turn themselves around.
On the other end of the spectrum we have Syd, the proxy, a debt given to him as a baby. Syd has grown up on the poor side of the city, in The Valve. He has become sort of a skilled mechanic, knowing his way inside of the physical technology as opposed to Knox the hacker. He is pretty confident and extremely compassionate in nature, though he doesn't always see that about himself. These two meet while Syd is on the run from punishments he can't bear to take, and an unlikely alliance is formed between the duo as Syd learns how important of a role he plays in taking down the system.
Without giving away too many of the details, I applaud the author for writing such a profound and almost philosophical dystopian that felt completely plausibly in a world with fast growing technology. There are not just bots to take the place of some human occupations, such as nannies and in the medical field, but there are datastreams in their blood that link everyone to a datatbase and holos that appear from projectors that also include advertisements (we just can't get rid of those damn commercials, huh?). I must admit, I had a hard time wrapping my brain around this technology at first like whoa, brain overload. It eventually started to make sense and come together though. I pictured the holos like those seen in Iron Man, to be honest, and I think that's a fair comparison. Is this the direction the world is taking? It is entirely possible, in my opinion. Maybe not to the same degree, but seeing how far we've come in recent years, how much we rely on new technology for everything, it's scary.
The corruptive system of patron and proxy is its own a topic for discussion. How privileged must you feel to pay an innocent child to be almost tortured for the crimes of your own child? And when I say pay, I don't mean made rich, I mean having the means to at least be able to go to school. What lessons does it teach kids? NOTHING. It's terrible to think that this really has happened in the past. This government made me so stabby and I was left full on rooting for Syd to take them down any way he could.
By the time I reached the end, I was so invested and completely heartbroken that it had come to an end. This novel was just what I was looking for in a dystopian with its originality and complex characters. A huge high five to the author for providing us with a main character who is gay in this genre. It was refreshing and added a dynamic I absolutely adored. Now, how long until the sequel?(less)
Beautiful yet tragic in its own way, Eleanor and Park was a touching novel filled with laughs, swo...moreYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
Beautiful yet tragic in its own way, Eleanor and Park was a touching novel filled with laughs, swoons and heartbreak that enraptured me from start to finish.
Eleanor is the new girl at school. She comes from a home with a large family and not a lot of means of support. Steering clear of her abusive stepfather at every turn, she is used to being somewhat invisible, trying not to draw attention to herself. But don't let that fool you. She doesn't want to be someone she is not. Unfortunately, she is subjected to bullying on the bus and at school for her weight and the color of her hair. One day, Park shares his seat on the bus. Slowly this leads to a quiet friendship where they share their love for comics and music, until it builds into something so much more. Park has his own social insecurities about his looks and being half-Korean. But something magical happens between these two. Something so sweet and special. They open up to each other and come out of their shell in certain ways.
I have so much love for Park. SO. MUCH. LOVE. Can I go back in time and find a high school boyfriend like him? Seriously, this boy's world was Eleanor. From wanting to ask for batteries for every future birthday just so he could share them with Eleanor, to wearing eyeliner to school because he wanted to be like her, not afraid to be different.
Eleanor was right: She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.
Of course everything is not easy for these two. Eleanor's home life is dire. As I was reading I just kept waiting and waiting for the other shoe to drop because you know it will. And when it does, you feel so much for her, her family and what it means to her and Park and their future. The story was so real and raw, filled with emotions that left me hanging on to every word. I loved everything about it and I think what made it so unbelievably wonderful for me was Park. I didn't want the story to end, which is probably my one and only teeny-tiny gripe, I wanted more at the end! But I think that might just be me being greedy. ;)
"No." She lifted up her chin. "No... I just want to lie low, you know? Like as long as I stay out of his way, I'm fine. I just have to be invisible." Park smiled. "What?" she asked. "You. Invisible." She smiled. He let go of her hands and held her face. Her cheeks were cold, and her eyes were fathomless in the dark. She was all he could see.
Okay guys, I’m seriously convinced Kasie West can do no wrong with her writing. I’m going to try really hard to put into words exactly how much I love...moreOkay guys, I’m seriously convinced Kasie West can do no wrong with her writing. I’m going to try really hard to put into words exactly how much I loved this book but I apologize if my thoughts are all over the place.
Last year I fell in love with the concept of alternate worlds or realities. Pivot Point fit that bill tremendously, easily becoming one of my favorite reads of the entire year. In the first book the main character, Addie, had the ability to search different paths of the future and had to make a difficult decision as to which to follow. When it became obvious the path she had to take, it broke her heart to give up everything she longed for in the other, and a huge part of that was the boy she fell for.
Split Second continues the story, allowing Addie perhaps a second chance for a path she no longer remembers since it never truly happened. And there is no one better to help her than her best friend, and the one who erased those memories in the first place, Laila. I wasn’t 100 % sure how this new point of view addition would work. Sometimes when there is that change in a series it can fall flat or not work adequately. Sometimes you can’t tell them apart or sometimes it’s just too hard to focus on someone else when you just want the main character you grew to love in the previous book(s). Oh my god though, it worked beautifully here! Laila fits right into the story. She cracked me up with her sass and love for using her feminine wiles to get her away. Or well, her attempt at that. lol There is one boy in particular who resists her and doesn’t put up with her crap and that is Connor. A complex boy of mystery, he was such a puzzle, especially for Laila. The way they’d challenge each other, pushing buttons, was adorable and hilarious. The journey they take to finally open up to each other was a perfect addition to the story.
Of course Laila, with the help of Connor and a few others, is working to help Addie restore her memories and put everything back to how it should be. We get to see a friendship blossom between Addie and Trevor once again and I was ecstatic to see these two sharing the pages together. Trevor could not be anymore amazing. Like seriously, I couldn’t get enough of them!
Without giving anything away, Kasie West managed to keep the story interesting and exciting, easily floating from one point of view to the next. With Pivot Point I remember reading a chapter from one path and dying to get back to it as I’d move onto the next path’s chapter and it kept going and going back and forth, making it hard to put the book down. The same can be said for Split Second with the Addie and Laila chapters. There were a few surprises thrown in, things I didn’t see coming, that made my jaw drop. And one thing at the end that pretty much just made my heart grow 3 sizes, I swear. You know when you read something and it makes you audibly gasp with surprise and giddy happiness? That was there for me. I can’t even deal with how perfect and beautiful it was. This was one of the most satisfying ends to a series I have read. Fans of the first book will not be disappointed in the least. And if any of you reading this have not yet started the series, please do so ASAP! This is one you simply cannot miss!
I would recommend those who have gone a long time in between reading these books to at least give the last few chapters of Pivot Point a glance or perhaps even rereading before starting Split Second. There is a bit of recap but I found skimming a few chapters really helpful with a lot of details, especially since you are dealing with a character who has forgotten these memories herself.
”I want to know you,” he said, finishing the sentence that got interrupted in the box. “I need to.”
‘Titanic in space’, that’s what I heard about These Broken Stars before I opened up a co...moreYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
‘Titanic in space’, that’s what I heard about These Broken Stars before I opened up a copy for myself. And in ways, it really was. Our main characters, Lilac and Tarver, are from two different worlds yet there is a spark between them as they meet on board the spaceliner, Icarus. But something happens to take down that ship and when they crash on a planet all alone, they have to lean on each other to survive.
There is so much about this plot that worked tremendously for me. From the vivid crash, to the witty banter between Tarver and Lilac, surviving the elements, the addition of an intelligent life, and an interesting twist. It was one exciting and new thing after another! I must say, this one twist FLOORED me. Like, whaaaaaat just happened? I’m equal parts weirded out and amazed by it and when you read it, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. It came out of left field and I always enjoy when a book can really surprise me.
The science fiction elements were spot on. It was very futuristic and some elements were unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Some might find the middle to be a bit slow as the focus is on the trek across the planet and the characters trying to find ways to survive, but I’m the type of person who finds that sort of thing fascinating so it didn’t bother me in the least.
Now on to the romance. Guys, I love some UST (unresolved sexual tension) and there was plenty here! Tarver and Lilac are like star-crossed lovers. She’s rich and has a strict dad that doesn’t allow romance in his daughter’s life and will do anything necessary to ensure that. Tarver is a celebrating hero from the military and even though sparks ignite right from their first meeting, they push each other away. Well, she pushes him away for his own good, really. And though that can often be annoying, it wasn’t so much here because it was right from the beginning.The coming back from that makes it all worth it though! The relationship blossoms and their connection is palpable.
“And Lilac, I was right. Forget everything else. Forget everyone else. You’re exactly my kind of girl.”
Overall, a wonderful read and a series I expect so much more from! Can’t wait to see what these authors do next!(less)
The Everneath series stands out to me for a couple reasons. Of course the most obvious i...moreYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
The Everneath series stands out to me for a couple reasons. Of course the most obvious is how gorgeous the covers are! I mean seriously, beautiful! But most importantly it is a series where I wasn’t overly invested with the first book but absolutely fell in love with the sequel. Sophomore slump? The exact opposite! How cool is that? I could not wait to see how it ended in this final installment and I think readers will be pleased overall.
Part of what I loved about this series was how perfect each book ending was. The author sure knows how to pack a punch in the final pages and leave you salivating for more, and of course setting the next book up wonderfully. The ending of Everbound gave us a surprise and a twist, leaving me unsure how this tale could end. To keep Nikki from changing into an everliving, she works with Jack to uncover the Everneath secrets and to find something Cole has stolen. Without revealing too much, we once again take an action packed journey to the Everneath and unravel all kinds of mythology excitement and answers. I did enjoy the plot on a whole but for some reason it wasn’t quite as entertaining and exciting as the previous installment for me. Some parts were slow to get through. My investment dwindled as I read, that is until the end where the author worked her magic and packed that punch I was waiting for. A perfect conclusion that I found beautiful and heartbreaking. It made it all worth it.
The love triangle is quite important in this series. I’ve always been Team Jack with a side of Cole because honestly, Cole is one awesome bad boy you can’t help but to love. Without giving too much away, through a lot of this book I didn’t really care for either guy. *gasp* I know, how dare I say that! Don’t get me wrong, there are some really great moments with each boy. In fact I bookmarked a couple quotes I love so much, though they are extremely spoilery (see bottom of the review – don’t worry, they are concealed). But Jack became this like cartoon-ish type character this time, with super strength and anger. I kept waiting for him to say, “Don’t make me angry” and turn into a giant green Hulk. And Cole was completely different too for awhile. It’s part of the storyline for both to be that way but it just made me miss the characters I fell in love with in the first two books.
But overall, I think fans of this series will enjoy this final journey for the characters. I certainly did. And even though it wasn’t quite as exciting as I hoped for, the ending was just perfection for me.
“But even then I knew. Deep down I knew you would be my beginning and my end. My moral consciousness began taking shape the moment I met you. In that way, my own soul began. And then when I fell in love with you, my own heart began.”
I’m not entirely sure how to express my love for Isaiah before and after reading this third instal...moreYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
I’m not entirely sure how to express my love for Isaiah before and after reading this third installment in the Pushing the Limits series. After the way things were for him in Dare You To, I was desperate for this book and his happily ever after!
Coming off the heartbreak of losing Beth with whom he thought he was in love with, Isaiah is a little down at the beginning of the novel. We learn more about his past and how he ended up in the foster care system as his mom makes a sudden reappearance in his life. We also learn about his current situation, living with Noah in a hole in the wall apartment, even though he should still be in foster care. And AHHHH his tattoos, guys, his tattoos! Of course there is his love for cars as well. At a street race, he meets Rachel.
Rachel also loves cars but tries to hide who she is at home due to the expectations of her family. Her family life only appears great on the outside but underneath Rachel is fighting to be her own person. She has 4 older brothers, so you can imagine how protective they are of their baby sister, but they don’t seem to really see her, much like her parents. She suffers from severe anxiety and panic attacks that she tries to hide but it has been enough to sort of keep her a recluse at school. But she was incredibly adorable, so innocent and often naive, but not in an annoying way. I was initially super excited about this family life. I love stories with big families. But ugh, her family pissed me off like no other, especially her parents. They treated her like a secondary replacement and they didn’t see anything wrong with that. Not. Cool. There were two brothers that weren’t quite as bad. One of which, West, will be getting his own story in the next installment, Take Me On!
So they meet and suddenly find themselves in trouble, desperate for money. This is where we get a lot into cars and racing, and where these two find so much more in each other. Gah, I absolutely loved them together! Isaiah… omg you guys, he kills me dead. He wants to take care of her but learns when to step back and let her take care of herself. He’s protective and just so damn perfect, everything I knew he would be. They had some seriously chemistry. Whether it be as simple as telling her he’d take care of her and her car when they first meet or asking to kiss her… I just melt. Of course there are some hot scenes too.
“You can’t ignore me, Rachel, and you can try to treat me as a friend, but none of that will erase the fact that I think about kissing you every second I’m awake and dream at night of my hands on your body. And it sure as hell won’t erase that I’m terrified by how much I like you.”
Tingles and shock waves and earthquakes and hurricanes. All of it takes place at the same time as our mouths move not nearly fast enough. Nothing seems fast enough. The closer I become, the closer Isaiah presses, and the more he presses, the more I want to crawl inside and live in this delicious world of warmth and fantastic hunger.
Welp. *fans self* There’s action and excitement, and honest to god moments when my jaw dropped. It’s about learning to let others in and accepting help when needed. If you are hoping to see a reappearance of our beloved favorites in the first two books, trust me, they’re there! If fact, I think we get more Noah and Echo this time than we did in Dare You To. Of course Beth and Ryan show up as well. We also get more Logan, Ryan’s friend, who almost seems to hit it off with Isaiah’s friend, Abby. Can we get a book for them too, pretty please?
Crash into You was everything I was expecting and more! Fans of this series will not be disappointed!(less)