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 ...more
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 ...more
I received an ARC from Hidden Gems in exchange for an honest review. The opinions on this review are my own.
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
This is one of the most thought provoking, riveting, and soul searching romanc ...more
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 ...more
Author: Alyssa Wilde
Part of a Series? No
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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 ...more
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 ...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 ...more
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 ...more
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
○ New adult
My overall rating for Crash Course is…
This book was so beautiful! I'm usually more of dark romance reader then contemporary, but this tale was turbulent, passionate and vivid. Hen ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more