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From Here to You by Jamie McGuire
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Darby Dixon makes a run for the border when she discovers she’s pregnant on her wedding day. Unable to face being tied permanently to her abusive fiance, she leaves and reinvents herself as a young single mother in a small Colorado town. Picking up a job at a local hotel, she meets a man who reminds her too much of her fiance and vows to stay away but what Scott Trexler, former Marine and top security specialist wants…he gets. And he wants Darby. As Trex struggles to prove to Darby they were meant for one another, there is someone stalking Darby from afar. Someone who also wants Darby back and will kill anyone who gets in his way.

If you have read McGuire’s Maddox Brothers series then you almost for sure know how this story goes. The first in a new series, Crash and Burn, a beautiful troubled woman meets a gorgeous alpha male with a warrior complex who falls instantly in love with her and does whatever possible to make her his. I found myself torn while reading the book. I liked the subplots; Darby’s issues with her abusive ex-fiance and uninterested mother, her job at the hotel, and Trex’s secret new job. I just wasn’t a fan of the romance. Insta love bore me to death. It was predictable, cliched, and overly melodramatic. The religion overtones felt like McGuire was trying to shove a square peg into a round hole and seemed more a way to assure us of Darby’s purity than anything else. Add in the clunky dialogue and obnoxious characters and I was left rather uninspired by it all.
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Reading Progress

March 13, 2018 – Shelved (Kindle Edition)
March 13, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read (Kindle Edition)
March 13, 2018 – Shelved as: wish-list-2018 (Kindle Edition)
August 25, 2018 – Started Reading
August 26, 2018 – Finished Reading
August 31, 2018 – Shelved
August 31, 2018 – Shelved as: alternating-povs
August 31, 2018 – Shelved as: angst
August 31, 2018 – Shelved as: arc
August 31, 2018 – Shelved as: e-book
August 31, 2018 – Shelved as: read-in-2018
August 31, 2018 – Shelved as: religious-romance
August 31, 2018 – Shelved as: romance-contemporary
August 31, 2018 – Shelved as: series
August 31, 2018 – Shelved as: single-mom
August 31, 2018 – Shelved as: small-town

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