Monday, August 26, 2013

Smash Into You by Shelly Crane

Title: Smash Into You
Author: Shelly Crane
Published: August 13, 2013
Number of Pages: 324
 Blurb from Goodreads:Jude has spent the whole twenty one years of his life running. From what, he wasn't quite sure. His mother tried to keep him safe; a low profile, a constant move on the horizon, a week's pay always stashed away. She tried to instill in him that he was special somehow, though would never elaborate. He never felt different. He was so completely normal and vanilla that he wondered if it had all been in her head. But then she was murdered and all he saw was a running silhouette of a man as his mother said three final words to him. Three words that changed his whole being. 

Never stop running…

Now he's semi-settled into a big town. The college is huge and easy to blend into. It's been three months since he had to move because 'Biloxi', as he calls the man who killed his mother, found him once more. 

Then Marley, an eighteen year old girl who is as infuriating as she is blissfully ignorant of her gorgeousness, smashes into his car with hers. Then smashes into his life as he realizes that whatever it is he has that Biloxi wants, she has it, too. And now, they're after them both.

Review:  It is a truth universally acknowledged that Shelly Crane is one of the best romance authors out there. Her Significance  series still has me fangirling and day dreaming about Celeb.  So, when I saw Smash Into You I just had to had it and this book did  not disappoint.
     For as long as he can remember Jude has been on the run from the man who killed his mother. He formed and almost ice- cold interior and generally doesn't like to get close to people. He's a player but he does have a good heart. He wants to keep those around him safe and doesn't want anyone to suffer the same fate his mother did. He is an extremely hard working guy and I loved the fact that the book was from his perspective, we need more guy POV books out there.
     Then this fiesty, fun girl runs her truck into his car and later is basically forced into his life. She isn't the perfect female lead. She dealt with a lot in her life and has fears and anxieties that she keeps hidden. However, she is perfect for Jude and while it takes a while for them to realize it, together is the only way they would get through this alive.
     I loved the novels fast pacing. It kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to know exactly what the whole mystery around them was. There was a twist there that I did not see coming it kind of freight trained me in the face. But it was amazing!!!!!I loved this novel from start to finish and the ending left a huge smile on my face.
 I give this smashing (get it?) novel 


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