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Crave: Part One

(Crave Duet #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  1,144 ratings  ·  232 reviews
Kason and Adaline.

From the moment they meet, they start to fall. Neither of them predict just how far the drop will be, though.

Loving Adaline is all Kason has ever wanted to do.

But Kason has a secret.

He's an addict.
A sex addict.

Layer by layer, he starts to unravel, forcing Adaline to face the world he's kept hidden.

What happens when one person loves beyond the craving and
Published August 14th 2017
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 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕

Well this story certainly took me by surprise in the best way! I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into when I started reading this book and I will admit that I was somewhat nervous because this author has always managed to bring out a different side of me when I’m reading. “Crave” was so completely different from anything that I’ve read in a long time but you know what? I loved that. I loved that this author decided to take a unique and complex character and make it into a true
Jennifer Kyle
2.75 STARS


This is E.K. Blair’s first attempt writing a young adult story and for the most part she did do a pretty good job. I did like the group of friends and how she wrote the heroine’s feelings of abandonment by her father. However there is instant love that felt odd, the sex addiction for the hero seems a bit misdiagnosed and a couple of other things. Since this is written by E.K. I will try the next book to see if I like the continuation more than this first book.

Really wish someone would've warned me in their review about the "addiction" that the H suffers from. It's sexual addiction, and if I'd have know, I would've stayed far away from the book, cause I knew what was coming. The h and H begin a relationship, and he cheats on her with one of his regular enablers, when he fucks the girl in a grocery/convenience store back room. No joke. He cites being stressed and out of sorts as the reason why he sleeps with the girl, instead of his willing and availab ...more
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This took me on such a unique journey that I really wasn't expecting, I didn't realise the characters were so young but you know the story just worked, it suited in with what the author was trying to put across. It's definitely not something I would've expected from this author going by the previous books I've read but she conveyed the true essence of young adults perfectly and sensitively with the struggles each dealt with.
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 - 4 ★'s

I have to admit I was a bit hesitant to read another book from E.K. Blair. She likes the dark side and I wasn't sure if I was up to it. And since this is touted as a New Adult/Young Adult series, I had hope that it wouldn't be too dark.

And overall, it's not. We get to learn about how Kason grew up and how he learned to deal with his addiction. I thought it was very sweet how him and Ady (Adaline) meet and fell in love but you just know what's coming,

Ady has had a somewhat sheltered
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 4.5 Stars *****

Crave is story that burns slowly into your heart. It contains characters that are perfectly damaged and flawed. Although the plot isn't as dark as E.K. Blair's most recent books, I found it equally addicting, and I couldn't put this book down.

The story starts with Adaline starting a new high school in Florida. She acts brave and confident around everyone, but deep inside she is nervous about making new friends and fitting in. Eventually, she befriends some of the most popu
Carlene Inspired
4.5 Stars
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Adaline and Kason gravitated to one another like planets do to the sun, their worlds simply meant to collide, brought together by fate. Florida is like nothing Ady knows and being the new girl her senior year is sure to be a disaster. Her terrible fate is changed though, when a group of handsome, popular men take her under their wing, bringing with them Kason, a brooding boy she wants to know more about. They come from opposite worlds, it's
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Mother of all cliffhanger! That is the cliffhanger??!!! I want to scream in frustration.

Oh this book has been on my audiobook list. But i do not have interest listen to it. I am not a big fan of NA romance. Now i am kicking myself not picking it up sooner.

Where do i start? Kacen is beautiful. He is damaged, confuse, frustrated, loathing himself. He shuts himself of and only giving into his addiction. He does not understand why he have this addiction and how to heal himself. Until he met Ady. T
aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s, 2017_arc, duet

What.The.Fuck.Did. I.Just. Read???!!!

Okay now, bear with me. I have been E.K Blair fan the moment I read Bang. That book made me nuts yet made me crave for more of hers woks. Now several years later, she released Crave and I was beyond thrilled.The cover and teasers screamed great and epic and as if it's calling my name that when it finally hit my reader, I devoured the book and inhaled it with all my might.

It was nothing I ever expected. The book surprised me to no end and th
The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
When it comes to EK Blair, the only books I've read of hers are the "Black Lotus" series and "Author Anonymous" both of which were as crazy and as f**ked up as you can get. Mind blown doesn't even come close so I guess when I read the synopsis of "Crave," I was expecting something along the same lines. Well what a surprise this was because "Crave" was nothing like those books, nothing at all and to say this author did a complete 180 when it comes to her writing would be an understatement. I've g ...more
Aug 23, 2017 added it
DNF at 40%

I don't believe a seventeen year old can have a sex addiction...maybe I am naive. And to top it off, this sex-addicted teen has "fallen in love" with the world's most naive seventeen year old. And frankly, I can see what happens at the end of this first book in the duet a mile away.

First of all, let me start by saying...whoa. Blair has once again left me hanging by a tiny thread with her infamous endings that really aren't endings. I loved every second of this book.

It was one of those kinda make you squirm because...well, just because. (I totally can't tell you without giving away what also makes it so freaking good!) The love story is one you may have heard a time or two--rich girl, poor boy, fall in love...yeah, no. Well, yes it's that but SO MUCH MORE. I
Aug 17, 2017 rated it liked it
“There's nothing I could give that would ever be wasted on you.”

E.K. Blair is well-known for her dark, erotica romances that usually have me throwing my eReader across the room. So when I heard that she was writing a contemporary romance, I was all ears. I was curious to see how her writing would differ and to see if she could pull off a sweeter type of romance.

The story begins with Adaline, the new girl who just moved to Florida with her mother. She runs into Kason in the school par
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not being generally a Fan of YA/NA genre of romance , and less so of High School Love stories, I took a chance because I trust EK's sensibility in handling normal stories in extraordinary way. She is a good writer and I've been her fan since lotus series. Here too , I enjoyed reading about simpler love and its sweeter problems.
Kason and Adaline are South Shore high students. Ady is a transplant from Texas and Kason is from the seedier part of Florida. They couldn't be any further apart and on op

I have to admit, reading the blurb and looking at the book cover I was very surprised to find out this was a story about high school students. For the most part, I do go into books blind but I tend to skim the synopsis so when I was reading I was thrown a little that the characters were seventeen and going into their senior year of high school. But with that I think EK Blair was able to bring us an intriguing story that sucked me until the last page. The story does span from the end of the high
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!

I am not really sure what I expected when I read the blurb for this story, but the story I read was so much more. E.K. Blair writes stories that consume the reader and Crave Part One was no different.

I loved Adeline and Kason. When they meet they are drawn together and begin falling. They experience first love. But their journey is anything but easy. Secrets get in the way.

This was both a sweet story of falling in love and new experiences, as well heartbreak. I was drawn in from star
Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri
4.5 I binge read this heartbreaking story of love and addiction. This book was highly addictive in the best possible way and had me craving MORE! OMG that ending.... Full review to follow.

Crave is totally different from EK’s other dark and twisted adult books.  Crave has a YA'ish/New Adult feel.  Ady and Kason are both high school aged young adults dealing with some very adult issues. I have to keep my description very brief so that I don't spoil this book for anyone.  I want you
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Crave Part One…well OH MY FREAKING GOD, if E.K. Blair didn't leave me craving part 2 and needing it in my hands, right freaking NOW! This book is very reminiscent of her Fading Series and if you haven’t read that, then you really MUST! This is the series that made me fall in love with E.K.'S style of writing.

She has the ability to capture your attention from the beginning until even weeks later. It has been a week or more since I’ve finished reading Crave, and Adeline and Kason are still on my m
Dawn Nicole Costiera
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!!
Crave by E.K. Blair has all the right ingredients for a great book! This first love story has a whole lot of drama and darkness, but is also filled with soooo much sweetness. It's not your run of mill romance! I was shocked at the mature situations and issues. This is YA with an adult twist. Once I finished, I was left with more then craving the next book. More like a junky needing a fix... Needing it NOW!!

Kason & Ady are wonderful complex characters. Their love was beyond beautiful a
The Book Bee
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"My truth is so unworthy of the girl my heart has starting attaching itself to."

OMGOSH......I neeeeed the next book yesterday! YESTERDAY, I tell you!

Crave is a new series by EK Blair -- well, actually it's a duet. It's not what we have been accustomed to lately from Blair. She has given us tragic and painful, but she's also given us sick and depraved... but they always had the underlying breathtaking love story to go with them. Something that has always made us crawl d
Dilek VT
Apr 18, 2018 marked it as never-no-way  ·  review of another edition
Read my friend Qhuinn's review to see how frustrating it is:
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-2017
Crave Part One (Crave Duet #1) by EK Blair
4 stars!!!

“When I think about how pure she is, it only reminds me how dirty I am.”

EK Blair shows another side to her writing with Crave. This was so not what I was expecting. EK Blair to me, is dark, a little taboo, with erotic adults who like to explore their sexual side. Crave is about young adults (although this is NOT a YA book) as EK Blair still regales us with her trademark sex scenes. Crave was emotional, of course a little screwed up,
Theresa Alberts
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Crave: Part One by E.K. Blair leaves you craving part two to be on your kindle yesterday! The story of Kason and Addy is one that I have never encountered before and don't know if I will again. It has kept me thinking long after I turned the last page, pondering all of the possible scenarios of this story and how it will continue to play out.

Addy is the new girl in school so close to Summer Vacation. Moving from Texas to Florida, she makes friends with the popular boys at school, who take her u
Tiffany Tyler
Jul 29, 2017 rated it liked it
I haven't read a YA book in awhile so I had to change my way of thinking with this one. I almost forgot the angst of being a teenager. Full review will be posted during blog tour around the release date. ...more
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
skim skim skimmidy skim. the book characters were boring, predictable and flat. i rolled my eyes 24/7 and the book flow was choppy and weird. not my cup of tea.
 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰

Can I start by saying I love this cover?

This is the book 1 in the crave duet.
This book gave me all the feels such a beautiful captivating story. It had me turning the pages I was so invested in this book I could not put it down.
I am not going to give away any of the story you really need to read for yourselves and but I can promise if you are E K Blair fan you will love it. It is told in both Kason & Adaline POV which I love.
The story is about Kason and Adaline. From when they first meet, y
Julie Gustafson-Monk
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads
Crave is the best book I have ever read.

I went into this book blind. I am so glad I did. I was expecting something dark but that wasn't the case at all.

Crave gives you the story of Kason and Ady. They met in high school. Ady comes from money and Kason lives on a different side of of town, one that he isn't proud of. Two different worlds, two different life styles. That doesn't stop them from finding love in each other. Their story is pure awesomeness. One bad decision from Kason destroys what t
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3.5 Stars

This was my first book by E.K.Blair, and I mostly chose this book because of its new cover and the blurb.

The Blurb stated that Kason was a Sex Addict. After reading the Addicted series where the female MC is a sex addict, I really wanted to go behind the story of a male sex addict.

What I Expected : Lots of Sex, Guilt and Emotional Hot Times

What I Received : So Much More and So totally Different

Kason - He would be among the sweetest guys I have ever read. He is shy, reserved and loves
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *

~ 4.5 Whirlwind Stars ~

FULL REVIEW to come on Release Day..... I will say this for now....I am in complete AWE of this story!!!

FULL REVIEW Now Posted ::
Whirlwind totally describes my feelings after reading the first part of the Crave Duet.

I was blown away while reading this story. This is a unique and captivating Young Adult story. I am almost willing to say it is a Mature YA book, because even though the characters
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