Hello my lovelies! I know it’s been such a long time since I’ve done a review or written anything here other than premade posts, but I promise I’ll do a quick update of my vacation really soon. Anyway, hiiii and I miss you and let’s go check out my review for this adorable book!
Right, so welcome to my stop for The Crush Collision Blog Tour hosted by Chapter by Chapter. It’s been months since I read a book by Entangled Teen Crush and I really enjoyed this and it reminded me just how much I love the books Entangled Teen publishes. I think I need to do a search and add more of them on my TBR.
Published: February 18, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush
Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: Ebook 278
Haley Howell has had a hopeless crush on her brother’s best friend, Jake Lexington, for as long as she can remember. Too bad to him, she’ll forever be off-limits. But with senior year and acceptance to a college outside their tiny southern town of Culler, South Carolina, comes new confidence. Haley’s ready to get Jake to notice her—whatever it takes.
No one in Culler notices the real Jake anymore—to them, he’s nothing more than the star football player or the kid with the family tragedy. When one mistake lands him in community service, he’s shocked to find his best friend’s little sister there, too, looking cute as hell and threatening all his no-friends-with-benefits rules. But Jake isn’t ready to take a chance, no matter how crafty Haley’s willing to get to prove him otherwise…
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Deliciously Adorable, Delightfully Swoony, and Wonderfully Affecting
It’s been a while since I’ve read Entangled Teen Crush books and I’ve honestly really missed everything about these adorable stories. Okay, so they’re a bit predictable, mushy and cheesy, but in the best possible ways that will make you smile, laugh, feel young and giddy, and sometimes even cry. They’re delightful to read, entertaining, and wonderfully affecting. The Crush Collision was no exception and I fell in love with the story, the relationships, the characters and being back in Culler.
While I didn’t LOVE this book as much as The Sweetheart Sham, it still had me feeling some pretty amazing feels and I even teared up a few times. Aside from a few slow parts in the beginning, the storyline moved at a good pace. The plot had angst, humor, romance, friendship, self-discovery, and plenty of relatable life issues. I loved the sweet moments, ached at the tense and hard parts, and swooned over the heartwarming and cute scenes. The ending was ridiculously adorable and I couldn’t stop smiling after I finished the book. Just so darn cute!
Jake and Haley were such lovable and relatable characters. I thought their character development was well-written and I really enjoyed getting to know them. They both had their own issues and personal struggles so seeing them come together and inspire each other to be better made my heart melt. I also really liked Chris and thought he was an awesome brother. I admired his protective nature and always wanting the best for Haley. Jamie was pretty amazing too and I loved that he tried to be the best big brother he can to Jake.
The romance in this book was definitely slow burn, but so deliciously fun and satisfyingly swoony. I loved that Jake and Haley have known each other for a long time, but they didn’t really know each other that well so there was still that fun getting to know period where they both try to figure each other out. I absolutely enjoyed watching them get closer, become good friends, and eventually fall for each other. Yeah I know it’s nothing new, it’s been done before, and it’s totally your typical teen contemporary romance. BUT, I’m such a big sucker for these type of stories and this book had me gushing, swooning, and smiling like a dork during all the super cute and sweet moments between Jake and Haley. Totally could not get enough of those two! I just thought they were so irresistibly adorable together.
This was such a sweet, heartfelt, and delightfully fun story. The writing, charming characters, amazing friendships, adorable romance, humor and light drama had me glued to the pages until the end. I giggled, swooned, laughed, and even cried. The Crush Collision by Danielle Ellison definitely had the FEELS and I enjoyed every moment. So, I’ll obviously continue the series, but if there aren’t anymore, then I can’t wait to read whatever else Ellison comes up with next.
I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. All thoughts, opinions, smiles, and swoons are my own.
Danielle Ellison is a nomad, always on the lookout for an adventure and the next story. In addition to writing, she’s the founder and coordinator of the NoVa TEEN Book Festival. When she’s not busy with books, she’s probably watching her favorite shows, drinking coffee, or fighting her nomadic urges. She is newly settled in Oklahoma (for now) with her cat, Simon, but you can always find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.
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Thanks for stopping by loves! I hope you enjoyed reading this review and get to visit Culler, meet these wonderful characters and get to know Jake and Haley.
Until next time, take care, happy reading, and have a lovely day!