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Deadly Crush

(Deadly Trilogy #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  2,665 ratings  ·  202 reviews
Dog Mountain is just like any other small town — peaceful and uneventful. Well, that is if peaceful means wolves howling all night, and uneventful means it’s overrun by pesky werewolves, then yes, Dog Mountain is just your average small town.

Jade Shaw has spent the last two years avoiding the pack. But when Aidan Collins moves to town, avoiding the dogs doesn’t seem possib
Paperback, 258 pages
Published August 23rd 2013 by Ashley Stoyanoff Books (first published August 22nd 2013)
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David Estes
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wow! What an incredible start to a series! Although this book was heavier on the romance than what I would normally read, I was extremely impressed with the twists and the fast pace, as well as the quality of writing. It also had some very creative elements I've never read in a werewolf novel before. I highly recommend this book for those who love werewolves, action, and romance :) ...more
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: print
“Holy sugar sticks” what a novel! It was absolutely awesomesauce.

Stoyanoff’s writing style draws you in to her well developed world and gives you a place to call your own while you escape your reality through her work. She writes the way that people really think, feel, and talk. This adds a layer of realism to her supernatural world. This novel also packs an emotional punch. Not only do you have a supernatural story that keeps you guessing and reeling, but this smoothly written novel makes you
Heather andrews
Aug 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One word: Aidan, yep that's what I loved about this book him! "when a wolf picked a mate that was it. It was for life, and the thought of her being someone else's made my stomach clench." He's just all 'alpha' literally and figuratively people, "I was," I snapped. "Spread the word through the pack; Jade is off limits." Erika ugh she's just a bi*** (of course first impressions can be wrong...) "it's really not up for debate, Jade. I know you've been sneaking around, trying to get Dom's attention. ...more
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing

For starter’s I LOVE anything and everything wolfie, but then I come across this little gem where in a small town called Dog Mountain werewolves live among humans, Yes, no hiding, they basically run the place. This was soo intriguing as book and movies do annoy me with all the secrecy and who doesn’t want to live in a town with werewolves?!

Jade Shaw the headstrong and maybe too stubborn protagonist lives in this town with her mum and dad but unlike everybod
Is there room for another YA paranormal romance? If it has the unique spin only Ashley Stoyanoff can twist, then the answer is yes! Deadly Crush, the first in a new trilogy, Deadly puts the small town of Dog Mountain (yep, seriously) on the maps as a haven for werewolves as they co-habitate with humans out in the open. Too bad this doesn’t sit well with Jade, who has lost a lot to the bite of a werewolf and cannot forgive and forget. When a hot new guy hits town, Jade has taken it on herself to ...more
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Deadly Crush ( Deadly Trilogy, Book 1 ) by Ashley Stoyanoff
I received this book in exchange for an honest review by the Author and the “Lovers of Paranormal” Group on
I have to begin by saying that I absolutely loved this book. It has all the elements I look for in a good book ... action, romance and a good plot. When I first read the synopsis I thought to myself, “yup another werewolf book”, not that that is a bad thing as I love anything and everything Paranormal, but I was pleasa
Katelyn Broad
Aug 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
This book was different than what I had expected but in a good way. A lot of paranormal books seem to follow a certain formula that this book didn't conform to.

I liked a lot of things in this novel, the main one being Jade. While I didn't always agree with her, I liked her spunk. She was a strong character and I like what the author did with her. In fact, I liked a lot of the characters, my favorite being Dominic for some re
Helena Ison
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What I love most about Stoyanoff’s writing is her ability to make fiction feel realistic. The dialogue exchanged between characters is so natural; you can clearly imagine their voices. I am always amazed at how her writing plays like a movie in my mind; she literally brings her stories to life!

Ashley Stoyanoff had done it again; she has made me addicted to her writing! I adored this book and I could gush about it for hours! It’s a quick read because once you start it, trust me, you won’t put it
DeAnna Kinney
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC copy of Deadly Crush in exchange for an honest review.

This was an entertaining read!! Stoyanoff put her own unique twist to the sometimes overdone werewolf mythology. I wasn't quite sure if I actually fell in love with the main character, Jade. She was angry, but with good reason, as it seemed that everything in her life was falling apart. I look forward to seeing how her character evolves in the sequel. The ending was unexpected and left me eager for more. I look forward to f
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
I did not like this book at all , The female characters were horrible, The only saving grace was Adien and she made him weak. What kind of alpha would let his mate turn away from him and be with someone else. Im really disappointed that this book like every other turn into a love triangle. Wolves mate for life I dont think they find their mate the let some other guy puttheir hands and lips all over them without a fight. Im sure there are some people who will give this a great rating but not my c ...more
Ellie Red
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ashley's writing is magnificent, it flows like a river. Some books make you feel like it's hard reading them, like you can't connect the words together and definitely deadly crush is not one of these books! I loved the different perspectives, they give you a better insight of the story. I adored the story, intense, action packed and of course romance! Can't wait to read more from this author :) ...more
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Holy moly, I LOVED this book! From start to finish, Ashley had me on the edge of my seat, trying to figure out the next solution to her amazing plot twists. (some of which I had NO idea were coming!!!) First let's touch on the plot. Jade is a bit well, jaded, when it comes to the were wolves in her town. to her they walk around like they own the place and that really irks her. So when she meets and falls for Aiden, the new guy in town, she gets her fair share of surprises when she finds out that ...more
 Mandy - Lace Vintage ♥

 I was excited about reading deadly crush & to be honest a little nervous too, we all know Ashley Stoyanoff is a fantastic writer & her vampire series The Soul's Mark is excellent but werewolves it seemed like a big leap from one to the other but after a few pages i found all my worries faded & I was totally absorbed in Ashley's unique take on werewolves & the games they play!

Jade is confident, smart & sassy, she's pretty much  your ordinary teenage girl..oh expect for one thing she HATES t
Valerie Mcqueen
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Deadly Crush by Ashley Stoyanoff

rating 5*****

This book was provided from the author in exchange for honest literary review.

I love anything paranormal. That being said, this book was off the charts to me. Deadly Crush blends action, romance, and pains of growing up all on one novel.
I think Dog Mountain is about the best name for a shifter town I have ever heard. I laughed out loud at that one right from the start. As the novel develops, you can't help but identify with Jade. She is a great str
Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review (Thanks to Lovers of Paranormal!)

Well, I think it's fair to say that this was not at all what I was expecting.
Even though I've been out of the YA genre for a while now, the blurb of this book kind fo got my interest going again. It was different, but didn't exactly tell you all that much either.
First of all, I absolutely love the fact that the wolves and human people could coexist without it being a big fat secret. If there's
Maria Dodd
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review - Lovers of Paranormal.

WOW! Werewolves with a difference. This story wasn't really what I was expecting. Right from the very beginning it led me down a path I wasn't familiar with. A town where the wolves openly lived with the human townspeople. Jade's dislike of the wolves and her strained relationship with Dominic made me hope for a happily-ever-after for them. That was very short lived when his little secret came out. I didn't quite know
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
**I received a free e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**

"Holy sugar sticks!" This was a really good book :)

Deadly Crush is an amazing read. Once you start it, you will not want to put it down. This book is full of twists and turns and plenty of surprises. The first chapter was so great that it immediately pulled me in and made me want to read the rest.

I have read and enjoyed other books from Ashley Stoyanoff so I opened this book expecting great things and I w
Tiffany Riach
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book.

This is an amazing first book to a new series and I can't wait to read more. Lots of amazing characters, suspense, action, mystery, romance and werewolves. Once you get pulled into this story it is very hard to put down.

Jade Shaw hates the pack and everything about it. After it took her best friend from her she wants nothing to do with the werewolves, but when Aidan Collins moves to town Jade has no idea how far she will be pulled into the pack and their ranks.

Ashley Stoyano
Rebekah Daniels
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author through the Goodreads' group "Lovers of Paranormal". Welcome to the world of teenage drama, jealousy, love, and heartache. Did I also mention teenage bone cracking and facial hair sprouting? Deadly Crush is a new spin and new rules on an old legend... werewolves.

Overall, it was good. It kept me entertained, and interested for what was happening next. Being a change of pace from the adult werewolf books I usually read, it was
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I don't read alot of werewolf books, but I couldn't put it down. I love that Jade is a strong female character, not alot of books have that. Deadly Crush had me on the edge of my seat. I will be looking for more of Ashley Stoyanoff's books and CANNOT wait for the next one in this series. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is into reading paranormal books. ...more
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: teen-paranormal
Was I the only one who didn't like this? Sheesh.
Be prepared to read this review...

It just felt so childish. I mean it is Young-Adult.

Jade. Oh Jade.
She annoyed me. She just felt so over exaggerated to me, especially with her dislike towards the pack. I thought it was some big issue, but her reasoning was totally ridiculous. It wasn't even that big of a deal. She needed to get over it.

Maybe if I had read this when I was 13, I would have liked this. Not the 19 year old me. Even though it is yo
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
(3.5 stars)
I must say I was rather pleasantly surprised by "Deadly Crush."
So many books claim to have a strong protagonist female but when it is all said and done, the women cower down to the males seeking their protection. This is truly not the case in this book. Jade, the main character, is strong and refuses to cower to the will of anyone.

Jade lives in a small town called Dog Mountain. Everyone knows the town is run by werewolves. Jade lost her childhood friend and BFF, Dominic to the pack tw
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: werewolves
It's been a long time since I've read a self published book as I find that they have editing issues more often than not, I can't get through them then, and it's a waste of time when I could be reading something I'll actually enjoy.

But I was in the mood for something with werewolves and decided to give this one a go. And every once in a blue moon, a hidden gem can be discovered in the self publishing world, and this is what happened here.

The editing was top notch, the characters were likeable, o
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!! Loved this story!!!! I won an ebook copy in a Facebook contest from International Girls YA Book Club! Thank you so much!! Great story! I loved watching Jade come into her own power as a young woman and yet she was strong and compassionate even when confused and upset. My only disappointment is the next book is not written yet!!! Can't wait to see what happens next!!! ...more
Larissa :) [HIATUS]
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-read
I likey.

(And I also likey minions).
Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews*
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YA, NA, Paranormal, UF, Romance Readers
Find This and Other Reviews At Craves The Angst.

I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 Howling At The Moon Stars!
An Amazing Start To A Rockin’ New Series!

The Review:
Another Fascinating Tale By A Remarkable and Talented Author!

Deadly Crush is the very first book in Ashley Stoyanoff’s brand new Young Adult/New Adult Deadly Trilogy. I became a huge fan of Ashley’s when I read her first book in her Soul’s Mark series which blew my mind. So I was really exci
Elizabeth (Your Ordinary Bookworm)
Okay so what I like to do with books sometimes is to wait like a week or so to read the book (unless I really, really want to read the book right away) so that I can forget what the blurb is about. I love not remembering what a book is about and just start reading it anyways. This was one of those books, and I'm glad because I love piecing stories together.

In Dog Mountain, the people there know that werewolves exist and pretty much love them - except Jade. She's been hating them for two years (
Tara Shaw
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Hi everyone!!

Today’s review is Deadly Crush, the first in the Deadly trilogy by Ashley Stoyanoff!

All I can say is, zomg!!! I <3 this book!

I can hear you ask, don’t you <3 a lot of books??

Yes..yes I do.

I can’t help it! Sexy weres are my weakness! *dramatic swoon*

In this round, our heroine is one Jade Shaw, no relation, hehe.

Jade is strong, sarcastic, stands her ground, even when facing down those always bratty, wannabe alpha she wolves.

Basically, everything a girl could ever want to be in high sc
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC for an honest review.

4½ stars!!

A great first book to a new series. Deadly Crush left me on the edge of my seat. Romance, suspense and action. A thrilling ride! Another OMG cliffhanger by Ashley! I was very upset that it ended. I need to read more! It was very difficult putting it down.

I fell in love with all the characters. Aidan, Jade, Dominic, Macy, Trevor and Jared. Reading the interactions of them all was fun. I love the name of the town Dog Mountain!

The main characters Ai
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Romance author Ashley Stoyanoff is the recipient of two Royal Dragonfly Book Awards for young adult and newbie fiction. Her first book, The Soul’s Mark: FOUND, came out in 2012. Her other passions include reading and shopping for the latest fashions. Learn more about Ashley and her work at

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