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Crash Course

4.61  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  49 reviews
"I never thought I would see him again. Not in the real world. Not here."

After Arden Hart gets into a horrible collision with a drunk driver, her life comes to a standstill. Now, she’s a year behind her peers in graduating high school, college plans are on hold indefinitely, and nightmares of that horrifying night plague her every time she shuts her eyes. The only way she
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Published April 9th 2021
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Chelsea Humphrey
May 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-deals
"Do I try to numb myself because I think I have to? Do I push people away because I think there's no other option? Or, do I want to stay numb? I've been numb for so long, I can't tell anymore, and somehow, that makes it worse."

This book. 😭 Crash Course isn't my typical romance read, but it was exactly what I needed right now. I'm having a difficult time as to which age range to categorize this story; I can see it being marketed as YA since a majority of the story takes place during the h's repea
Jun 14, 2021 rated it it was ok
ma'am, if you’re going to name the H something boring like HENRY then obvio he’s gonna be the most bland character I’ve ever read. Blake and Devin had more personality in one eyelash of theirs & one of them is an almost rapist. ...more
Katelin Rivera
May 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Loved every second of this book. The teacher/student dynamic was done really well! It can be easy to mess that up. I have no real complaints about this book!
5/5⭐️ 1.5/5🔥
Apr 23, 2021 rated it really liked it

I received an ARC from Hidden Gems in exchange for an honest review. The opinions on this review are my own.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 🌶/5

TW: sexual harassments, violence, emotional trauma.

Are you kidding me? This was a DEBUT book? Alyssa, queen, I hope you are working on at least five more releases for this year because you have a TALENT and this is probably one of the most well polished, well written, well developed books I have ever read. I can 100% see the amount of effort and thought you put into

Jun 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
**I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.**

I am in shock over how amazingly GREAT this book was! That is how you write a forbidden romance! This book was deep. It covered difficult subjects other than the obvious teacher/student. There was SO much character growth from several characters. There was forgiveness for others and yourself. There was learning your worth and not letting others treat you bad because of mistakes in the past. This is definitel
May 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
I am a sucker for student/teacher romances when they’re done well. And I really enjoyed this. Typically I prefer professor/student because I don’t like books set in high school, but the MC was 19 so it made it better.

The tension in this book was amazing. And the writing style captivated me from the first page.

I loved Henry. He was patient with Arden even when she was being too much. He was professional and I appreciated that. He is what really made this book good for me.

Honestly, I hated Arde
Jun 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5* Just Maybe Stars

This was an incredible debut book by Alyssa Wilde. One of my favourite troupes is student/teacher romances and the author did a great job with this story.

This book was so well written, and the storytelling felt so real. It was steeped with emotions. You felt the sorrow and heartache that the main character Arden was feeling throughout the book. After surviving a terrible accident, she is isolated and closed off having no friends or family. When Arden eventually returns to
Lee Godfrey
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Nooooo! I do t want to finish this book! I want it to go on forever…
Forbidden love, the build up, the little looks and remarks that have you holding your breath. Does he feel it too? Those moments are perfect in this book. You come in and you feel it. All. The passion the hurt the fear. Can this truely be the author’s only book? I need more. Arden is so beautifully created. She is a fighter with no filter, I love that. Collins, what a surprise she was! Oh and Henry my gosh! Who hasn’t had a crus
May 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Mila Hawthorne
Apr 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from Hidden Gems in exchange for an honest review. The opinions on this review are my own.

TW: Domestic violence and abuse.

First of all, WHAT A GREAT DEBUT! Alyssa is off to a great start with this one and I cannot wait to read more of her books in the future. I was up until 4:30am last night because I just couldn’t put it down. This book is fast paced and the writing just flows very smoothly. The development of the story kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

This book
May 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was such a great read. It has one of my favourite tropes - student/teacher relationship. The age gap in this wasn’t an issue, due to the FMC being 19 and the MMC being 25.

Anyway, this book had a unique premise. Arden and Henry were never supposed to meet. Arden would have graduated from high school and taken herself away from her home situation as fast as possible. But a terrible argument with her mother led her out on a rainy night, upset and running low on gas. A kindness from a handsome
Elle LaPorte
Apr 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received Crash Course as part of Hidden Gems ARC program for my honest review. Let me tell you, this was one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking stories I have ever read. For this to be Alyssa Wilde’s first book is mind boggling 🤯! I am so very impressed by her story telling. Her uncanny ability to bring the characters to life in a way that would connect with her readers in the most profound way is quite magical.

This is one of the most thought provoking, riveting, and soul searching romanc
May 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book swept me off my feet!!
I loved every minute I could spend with Henry and Arden. The dynamic between these two was so precious and cute and let me tell you about my sweet sweet cinnamon roll Henry! 🥺
He is the one who stole my heart with his gentle and adorable and soft character. He as the teacher sees all the obstacles and besides his feelings try’s to be the reasonable one.
I love how he is trying to protect Arden in that way. He is always courteous and tackles every situation with res
Confessions of a Dirty Girl
Apr 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Book Title: Crash Course
Author: Alyssa Wilde
Genre: Romance
Part of a Series? No
Order in Series:
Best Read After Earlier Books in Series?
Overall Score: ****

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

So I put this on my dark/trigger warning shelf because there are scenes of domestic violence and abuse. This isn't something I typically gravitate towards and I had a hard time finding a shelf on my Goodreads account to put it in. There is a romance un
Apr 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a free copy.

TW: Domestic Violence/Abuse, psychological trauma

First off I want to say DAMN Girl to Alyssa Wilde! For this to be a debut novel it is incredible and so well written. I cannot wait to read anything else you release!

On to the review: I loved it. I loved this book and it spoke to my soul. Growing up I had gone through my own fair share of trauma and traumatic events so I have a harder time dealing with the characterization of trauma/abuse su
May 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully Written Students/Teacher romance by debut author Alyssa Wilde. For this is be Alyssa first novel is breathtaking. The way she bought the two main characters to life was stunning. I was hooked from the first page and the ending left you wanting to find out more.

Arden is trying desperately hard to put the recurring nightmare about the night of her accident behind her. The night of the crash Arden meets  handsome stranger Henry. Each night she heard his voice in her nightmare telling
Apr 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I DEVOURED THIS BOOK, a debut by Alyssa Wilde. Her writing, her characters, were absolutely amazing. I was genuinely surprised this is her first published book

A student- teacher romance, a nineteen year old girl damsel in distress but for all the reality written on paper and a high school creative writing teacher who is only six years older than her 📝

Now normally I will not finish or even review a damsel in distress character because EWWW, but I absolutely freaking LOVED Arden as a character, h
Emily Pennington
May 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
To survive after a very horrible, near-fatal car accident that still haunts her dreams, Arden Hart needs to isolate herself. Being held back a year while recovering in both mind and body, Arden was now 19. Henry Ames is a teacher at her high school. But he is the young, mysterious guy who saved her from the car wreck! Their connection was deep, had actually started from that earlier time. She thought meeting Henry was a coincidence, something she was not sure she wanted to be reminded of. But a ...more
Short and Sweet Reviews by Sam

Thank you to Booksirens and the author, Alyssa Wilde, for providing a copy of Crash Course. I have reviewed honestly.

Crash Course features, but is not limited to, the following themes:
○ Contemporary romance
○ High school
○ Student-teacher relationship
○ Forbidden romance
○ Abuse
○ New adult

My overall rating for Crash Course is…

5 Stars!

This book was so beautiful! I'm usually more of dark romance reader then contemporary, but this tale was turbulent, passionate and vivid. Hen
Emma Cook
Jun 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Crash Course is such an amazing book! These two characters cross paths and their lives are forever changed. This is the classic definition of right place right time for Henry Ames. But also wrong place wrong time for Arden Hart. A tragic experience for both of them that led to the deepest connection between the two. I was so captivated by the story from the first chapter! The amount of detail put into the story, from the main plot to the secondary plots was absolutely perfect! The development of ...more
Lane Maddox
May 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021
5 Mandatory Stars! Crash Course was a blind synopsis buy that caught my eye while midnight Amazon scrolling (as we all do right?). All I saw was a stunning cover sandwiched between Penelope Douglas’s Birthday Girl and my last four star reread Misbehaved and forbidden romance category and I was sold. But Henry and Arden’s story is so much more than just an impulse Amazon buy or forbidden student teacher romance, it’s a raw exploration into the wreckage tragedy leaves behind and the love that can ...more
Jun 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thank you so much to BookSirens and the publisher for letting me read this book in exchange for a review. My opinions are my own and are completely unbiased.

I loved Crash Course!!!!!
I'm usually against Teacher/Student relationships (I've been hating Ezra Fitz since 2010) but I felt the relationship in this book was OK because Arden was 19 and still in high school because of circumstances beyond her control.

The slow burn was frustrating but totally worth the wait.

I loved the side characters, Devi
Apr 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
*arc provided by hidden gems in exchange of an honest review*

First of all, THE SLOW BURN! That was amazing, I got all the feels from it. I kept wanting to push and pull them apart so many times.
Arden was such a complex character. Her life was complicated, and despite this she still found herself fighting and trying to be "normal". I loved that the author gave her a strong personality while also giving her vulnerability. She acted very mature sometimes and other times she had intense uncontroll
May 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
(Received an Arc in exchange for an honest review)

I am surprised at how fast I read this book. Well, I am absolutely wordless. This was such a stunning little book. For starters, this was not like any other romance book, it showcased mental illness and toxic relationships and how the main character deals with them. It was truly inspiring to see how brave she is. The plot with no doubt won me over.

Henry and Arden's relationship was so exciting to read. The slow-burn romance really made me read t
Everything Bookish  Blog
May 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I don’t have the words to truly express my heart just went through. This book transported me into the pages and I lost myself in them completely. The story moves forward and leaves you begging for more. An artfully crafted masterpiece full of witt and a depth of emotion I so easily connected to, at times it felt like we had melded minds and she was really me. The characters, their trauma, and the intense chemistry they shared came alive in me and I felt each moment have a profound impact on my h ...more
A ♡
Jun 20, 2021 rated it it was ok
I was excited to read this book, unfortunately I didn‘t like it at all and was very disappointed. Up to chapter five it was interesting, but then it started to get hella boring. It was difficult to stay focused in the book. I liked the character Arden... My problem was mostly Henry, who is written very bland and boring - I‘m sorry. Their scenes together were so uninteresting and unrealistic. Their first meeting actually got me hyped for their relationship, but the further scenes just weren‘t it ...more
May 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this one. I know these teacher/student tropes can be controversial however I thought this one was well done. It didn’t go too crazy. I felt the chemistry between Arden and Henry since their first scene together. There are some triggering elements so beware but in all this was a great story. The tension was built up perfectly. It is also one of the rare times the heroine didn’t annoy me at all. I really felt for Arden regarding her tough home situation. This is the first book I’ve read fr ...more
Jun 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I recived an advance review copy for free from BookSirens, in exchange for an honest review.
Arden's life comes to a halt following an accident caused by a drunk driver, he finds himself hopeless for the future and haunted by nightmares. Everything changes when Henry the man who saved her the night of the accident becomes her creative writing teacher. A very strong connection immediately arises between the two.
this book is wonderful, I couldn't stop reading, it made me feel Arden's emotions. I fo
Peggy Hogan
May 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was excellent!!! Wow, I am so impressed by Alyssa Wilde's writing style, and just overall how she told this story! This book had angst and jealousy, and was just absolutely amazing!

I fell in love with Henry, and I loved Arden's personality and sense of humor, especially knowing everything she had been through.

Overall, just an amazing read, and I will definitely be reading any books this author writes! Definitely recommended!

I received an advance reader copy (ARC) for free, and I am lea
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

This is the first student/teacher book that I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I liked how the characters were aged so it didn't feel 'wrong' to read. I finished this book in one sitting as it kept me hooked! The relationship which developed between Arden and Henry progressed at a good pace and the story did not feel to rushed or too slow! I also really enjoyed the friendships between the characters and I
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Alyssa Wilde has an obsession with forbidden romance and doesn’t care who knows. Designer by day and writer by night, she currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her amazingly supportive boyfriend. When she's not reading or writing, she likes to watch reality tv, consume an insane amount of sushi, and, occasionally, step out into the light of day. Her debut novel, Crash Course, is available now ...more

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