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Crash Into You

(Dare With Me #1)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  1,179 ratings  ·  176 reviews
A hotshot pilot and a Southern princess looking for a fresh start collide in the wilds of Alaska.

The first time I met Daphne involved three things: a cute skirt, a bear, and mud. Lots of mud.

Daphne is everything I don’t need, and she makes me crazy in all the wrong ways. This princess does not belong in the wilderness. Or, so I think. But then, thought is hard to come by
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 13th 2020 by Frisky Fox Publishing, Inc.
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Vaishali • [V.L. Book Reviews]
R A T I N G: 3.5 stars to Crash Into You ★ ★ ★

'I kept thinking that the more I was with Flynn—physically, that was—the intensity would start to lighten. As if somehow the novelty of this fiercely erotic and intimate connection with him would wear off. If anything, it seemed to keep growing in depth. We had a once-in-a-lifetime kind of chemistry'.

In this opposites attract romance by J.H. Croix, strait-laced Daphne Bell is well practiced in the preparation of presenting appearances. It's when
Sentranced Jem
Oct 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-2020
I blame The wild series by K.A Tucker for making me choose books that have the words “Alaska”and “Pilot” in the same sentence.

Ever since The wild series, I have subconsciously picked books that have give me similar vibes to The Wild. I know, I know..I shouldn’t compare them and I admit, I may have done a lot of that lately especially with this book. But half way, I stopped. Yes I did.

Crash Into You by J.H. Croix is really romantic and has wonderful sweet and swoony moments. In fact, I wasn’
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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May 04, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: J.H. Croix Fan, Romance
3.5 New Beginnings Stars
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Today the question is where is the last new frontier for people looking to make a change. During the infancy of this world, there was always the need to venture find a place to start over...or the drive to see where ever you were, this place was not where you could be yourself.

One of the new places where people are venturing to is Alaska.
It has that lure of being thought of as a place not fully discovered. A place where maybe
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I don't know why but I'm fascinated by stories set in Alaska. So even if this is a new to me author I went with it. Daphne came to Alaska on a whim and well to escape the troubles of her past, start again. She didn't expect Flynn who owns the resort she's staying. Both of them opposites from the start, especially coming from two different places.

Flynn flies planes and has his resort he's pretty much a workaholic. Daphne was lost and unsure but she was resilient being in a new place. There was a
Christina Marie
Perfectly Swoonworthy

I had a blast reading this story, because the characters were just all so extremely likable. There was just enough personal drama, tension and plot progression. But none of it took away from the romance, the flirtation, and just the overall great chemistry between the characters. This is my first time reading a book written by this author, and I can definitely say that I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Daphne heads to Alaska to escape after the previous year and a half of her life. Flynn runs an adventure resort in Alaska and has experienced his own struggles in life. Daphne and Flynn meet when he has to rescue her from the side of the road. They didn’t get off on the right foot, however, there was a connection between them.

I felt for Daphne. She experienced a lot of loss, pain and heartbreak in such a short amount of time, yet she keeps going. She keeps fighting and moving on with her life d
Closet Romance Reader
Oct 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC for an honest review.

Awe!! So sweet and swoony! Crash Into You was the first book in J.H.’s Dare With Me Series. It was an amazing story of finding love after loss.

Daphne was only going through the motions of life after facing one tragedy after another. She needed a change of scenery so taking a month off to experience Alaska was her way of trying to heal. She didn’t exactly have a plan but getting lost and almost eaten by a bear was definitely not on it!! When a handsome stra
A long time ago, I fell in love with Diamond Creek, Alaska back when Marley met Gage at the last Frontier Lodge. JH Croix has created a village full of characters that you love, built on family and friendship and Crash Into You is no exception.

Flynn and Daphne have a super smoldering, slow burning chemistry from the very start. Daphne is independent, and keeps her cards close, while Flynn is focused on growing his adventure business.

The chemistry in this book builds and just when you think you
Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I've never read anything by the author, but now I'm not going to miss any of her books anymore. This is so good! My heart broke for Daphne, what she's been through. Now she's in Alaska to move on with her life. There she met Flynn who's very broody, cranky, and a workaholic. They kind of find a rhythm to be in the presence of each other and unknowingly he helped her move on with her life.

This is a very heartwarming story
Apr 10, 2021 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Holy, hot kitchen counter sex.
That's it. That's the book review.

Okay, I guess I'll expound a little.

Daphne has suffered a tremendous loss and decides to get away from her life in Atlanta for a month and focus on her own healing. So she goes to the exact opposite of the Southern heat...Alaska. While there she is a fish out of water and everyone can tell, especially ex-Air Force pilot and grumpy lodge owner Flynn.

I loved Daphne and her raw vulnerability, her honesty, and her determination to ma
Susan (susayq ~)
Oct 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I don't think I have ever read a JH Croix book and holy cow! I was missing out! This was a slow burn, sexy story that had me aching to turn pages. I loved Daphne and Flynn, and I loved the secondary characters and hope we get to see more of them! ...more
Becky Burrier
Oct 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Two souls never needed each other as much as Daphne and Flynn needed each other. This emotional fish out of water romance was just what my soul needed.
Daphne is a southern princess escapes the demands of her life after losing her son to brain cancer and during her son’s death. To make matters worse she finds out her husband has cheated on her with her so called friend. Her ex-husband is employed by the investment firm her father owns. Daphne thinks a month in Alaska as she approaches the year a
Kirsty & Erin Muir
Oct 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
It seems I’m a sucker for a book set in Alaska. ⁣

I wanted to read this because a book about pilots set in Alaska? I’m all there for that. I thought this was going to a little easy read and I got so much more.⁣

Daphne drops her life in Atlanta and heads to a resort in Alaska she saw on an advert, planning to spend a few weeks there. She needs space and time to heal her broken heart. After being rescued by a grumpy Alaskan pilot/resort owner Daphne finds way more than she bargained for in Alaska.
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You'll love Daphne and Flynn's story. It's heart warming that fate brings two struggling souls together. Daphne is a Southerner who is grieving the loss of her son from brain cancer and a divorce. Thinking a month in Alaska might be just the thing to mend her broken heart. Flynn rescues her off the side of the road and can't seem to get her off his mind. They keep getting thrown together since she's staying at his resort. He's trying to be everything to everyone. Since his parents death he is ra ...more
Lisa Anne
At 35% I was still wondering when the book was going to get started. Daphne and Flynn hardly ever interacted, and nothing happened. I skimmed the rest of the book, and I’m not sorry.
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was not expecting Daphne’s tragic past to break my heart and make me cry. But for goodness sake she’s amazing, strong, smart, and I love her! Flynn is grumpy and doesn’t have time for things and people that aren’t part of running his business and taking care of his siblings. So when Daphne shows up and throws his world off kilter, he’s left trying to focus but can’t shake her. I love the chemistry and attraction these 2 have, but they’re cautious and respectful. For Daphne, what was supposed t ...more
Cheryl   Graham-Petit
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Take one hot shot pilot who's raising his siblings, and one Southern princess grieving the loss of her son; add in tragedy, heartache, lots of emotions, instant attraction, suspense, off-the-charts chemistry, twists and turns, and a HEA, and you get a well written and heartwarming romance story.

I volunteered to review an advance reader copy of this book.
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Believable, Relatable and Swoon-Worthy!!

I always feel good when I finish a J.H Croix Story. I adored these characters, and wanted so hard for their connection to work out.

Flynn left the Air Force when his mother died to raise his three younger half-siblings. Running an adventure lodge and flying with old military teammates. His focus is on work, raising his siblings and making sure they have money for college.

Daphne has had multiple emotional hits. She lost a son, a cheating ex-husband, and some
Menotah (Canadian Girl Book Blog)
Crash into You is a swoon-worthy story about finding love after loss.

Daphne has experienced a lot of loss in a very short time and is finally taking some time for herself to try and heal. Flynn is taking life one day at a time trying to run a business, take care of his siblings and let go of his past. From the minute they lay eyes on each other it's an instant attraction which, because of their pasts and their lives, try to deny their attraction to each other but there is no denying the chemist
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Crash Into You by J H Croix takes us back to Alaska with the romance of Flynn and Daphne. Quite a romance it is. They meet after Flynn spies Daphne from the air: he is flying his plane; she is standing beside her rented SUV, stuck in the mud. Flynn runs a small resort and takes care of his brother and two sisters. They are mostly adults now, except for the sixteen-year-old, Cat, who is a hand full, as sixteen-year-olds tend to be. His mother had died several years ago with a half finished lodge ...more
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I keep on fallin'... innnnn love with you

Flynn Walker is everything a woman could ask for. Not only is he physically a knockout but he is also a family man. There is nothing he would not do for his family and his actions have shown that time and time again. The one thing that Flynn does not do is carve out a life for himself. As the sole owner of the family business Flynn, along with his staff, has his hands full ensuring that the business grows to ensure that everyone is taken care of.
Daphne B
Rebecca Austin
Jan 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Daphne Bell has come to Alaska to escape her life back home after the death of her son, Brandon, and her ex, Pete cheating on her. She is ready to focus on herself for the next month although her mom wants her to return home.

Flynn Walker is a pilot, firefighter and ex air force who lives in Diamond Creek, Alaska. He is shocked when Daphne arrives in Diamond Creek and can tell she's on the run from something.

Will Daphne find the peace she seeks in Alaska or will her past find a way of wrecking
Oct 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-tbr
This was a slow burn melt your heart romance

Flynn and Daphne were both a little lost in the world.
They knew what they didn't want, having been there done that. They even had an idea of what they did want but life had short-circuited their plans leaving them both floundering in uncharted waters

For Flynn, things were finally falling into place. Life was still chaotic and his time was still not his own. But he had a general direction.

Daphne needed a reboot, a chance to find herself amidst all her
B-Books Review
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
𝙃𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝘼𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙠𝙖, 𝙬𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙁𝙡𝙮𝙣𝙣’𝙨 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙧𝙢𝙨, 𝙄 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩. 𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙮 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙙, 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙚𝙡𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙮 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩.
Let’s talk about “Crash Into You by J.H. Croix”. This is the first book of the Dare With Me series.
This is an awesome beginning of a new series, there’s so much for me to love here: airplanes, pilots, Alaska! All of the things that I wish I had, be and go. The details of the scenes were so clear to me, that in my imagination I could really see the
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What do you do when you need a drastic change?

Daphne, a southern girl, flies to Alaska just because it is so outside her comfort zone. On her way to the resort she booked a month long vacation at, she ends up with a tire off the road and stuck in mud, all because a bear was in the road.

Flynn happened to her her off the road when he flu over the area, so he comes to her rescue. She just happens to be the last guest that needs to check in at his resort. In the effort of getting Daphne's rental veh
Nancy Reads
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
CRASH INTO YOU is a book that mostly takes place in Alaska's little gem of a town named Diamond Creek. Daphne Bell has had a horrible last year and needed to leave it all behind. What better place then hiding in Alaska. She has booked a month's stay at Walker Adventures Resort. She rented a car instead of getting a driver. Not use to muddy roads, moose and bears, she was stuck at the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. This is how she met Flynn Walker. He happens to be the very man who ru ...more
Elle P. Golden
Jul 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Why did it take me so long to start this author?

I'm in love, deeply in love.
Flynn and Daphne have stolen my heart and I don't want it back.

First of all, this is my first time reading a book set in Alaska, and what a magic place. As I was reading, I had to control my impulse to just pack a bag and explore everything Alaska has to offer. It seems exquisite.

As for the main characters, I loved how they were built. Daphne has been though so much, yet she finds the strength to start all over, to find
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This book had me laughing and crying and cringing in just the first few pages, let alone the rest of the book; one minute I would be laughing so hard then the next I would be gritting my teeth or crying and I loved every minute of reading Daphne and Flynn's story. Daphne decides to take a month long vacation at a resort in Alaska. On her way there, she gets stuck and watches a bear come eat at the blueberry bush and then she is rescued by Flynn. The snark is deep and the physical attraction spar ...more
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