Crush: The Crush Saga Book 1

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Title: Crush

Author: Chrissy Peebles

Published: January 24, 2014 by Dark Shadow Publishing

Purchased: June 15, 2015, free Enchanted box set on Kindle.


*Warning: Contains a few spoilers*

Blurb: His precious touch could prove deadly…

When Taylor Sparks moves from New York City to Big Bear Lake, California, her life is forever changed when she meets a hot guy with winter-blue eyes named Jesse. Their attraction is instant, the chemistry undeniable. But sadly, things aren’t adding up. Taylor wonders what her ‘crush’ is hiding. When her new friend, Fred tells her his suspicions about Jesse being a paranormal creature, Taylor laughs. But when Fred turns up dead, she believes every warning he ever told her.

Taylor is shocked to learn that Big Bear Lake isn’t just glittering lakes, towering pines, and breathtaking mountains…there’s more…way more than meets the eye.

Will Taylor dive into a paranormal world she knows nothing about? To be with the one her heart can’t live without?

Review: This was very disappointing, especially after reading the authors other book Eternal Vows. I don’t know if it was because this book is meant for young adults or not but, this was definitely different and not in a good way.

It seems to me that most authors deem teenagers as shallow, boy crazy, love sick children and I don’t know how to react to that. I guess that’s fine as long as it doesn’t overshadow the plot or the actual story but, that’s what this author did.

It seemed like every time I turned the page it was saying how hot Jesse was and how caring and selfless he was because he was so good with the animals.

It was highly repetitive and I got so tired of it. Yes, I know, Jesse is the hottest guy you’ve ever seen and he’s like no one you’ve ever met before, please move on with the story.

I don’t even know where to begin with everything else, though I did make a list. I usually try to not give anything about a book away but, I have to tell the readers what to expect if they decide to pick this up.

First off, a few typos and inconsistencies. It felt like an editor didn’t even look at this. When it first describes her hair, it’s black; then when it describes it next, just a few pages later, it’s brunette? I don’t know about you but to me, black and brunette are not even close to the same thing. It describes, in detail, what she’s wearing to go walk her dog but not what she’s wearing to go to a party? In my mind, she’s still wearing her dog walking outfit but, I know what her friend is wearing.

Her name is Taylor and her friends name is Julie. Why do I bring this up? For the next mistake of course. She goes to turn to her friend but, instead of Julie’s name, it’s Taylor’s. Taylor turns to look at Taylor. Safe to say, I was slightly confused and it threw off my reading groove.


Also, where’s the responsibility? Taylor and Julie go to a party, Julie drives, then proceeds to get so wasted that she’s falling all over the place and the only good friend thing that Taylor does is tell her not to go upstairs with a guy and to cut her off, after she’s already trashed. You would have been an even better friend had you kept the driver from drinking at all Taylor. And she thinks a cup of coffee will sober Julie up enough to drive because Taylor doesn’t know how to drive stick shift. Yeah, real responsible there.

It constantly goes on and on about how Jesse is so hot and how his eyes are so blue, how he’s so selfless and caring and blah, blah, blah. It goes on with that so much, the actual plot doesn’t get going until Chapter 19.

I gave it two stars because there are some actual bits in there that are interesting but, I doubt I’m going to go on with the series.

Thank you for reading my review.



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