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I am a twenty-something, happily married, mother of one who loves books. I love reading them. I love looking at them. I love their smell. Libraries and bookstores are my holy places... No I'm not being blasphemous. Books are my religion and if you don't like that then you're probably reading the wrong blog I love ebooks too. I love how my Kindle can hold thousands of books and wherever I go in the world they can come with me. I love how the emergence of ebooks has resulted in more books being published than ever before - for better or for worse My love of books is the reason for this blog. I want to share it with other people who love books, I'm opinionated and passionate and I want to share those opinions with you and see what you think, do you agree or disagree? I want to hear your opinions and your recommendations... Basically I want to share the book love! I will pretty much read anything that is a romance but I mainly read paranormal romance, urban fantasy, new adult, young adult, and erotica... Plus the odd book here and there that is not a romance of any description! So that's what to expect from this blog. If you like what you see, please follow!
Crashing Into You - B.D. Rowe * Review copy granted in exchange for an honest review*

Full Review - with spoilers - on my blog
http://where-did-the-sun-go.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/arc-review-crashing-into-you-by-b-d-rowe.html

I can't go into the in's and out's of why I didn't enjoy this book without giving away too many spoilers so I'm going to just say a few general things about it and if you want to read more, you click on the link and read the full review on my blog...

This is B. D. Rowe's first novel and it's an Indie novel (self-published). I'd like to say thank you to the author for writing, I'm sure alot of blood, sweat and tears went into this novel from conception to getting it on the market and I don't want to seem dismissive of all the work or ungrateful with my review but I'm afraid this review is overwhelmingly negative.

I don't know where to begin with this book. I really truly don't but I have to be honest!

The Main Characters:

I'm going to start by talking about Sydney.

Sydney is a self-righteous, judgemental, pain in the ass who is totally lacking in self-respect.

She is in love with her room-mates boyfriend. I love that saying "emotions don't have brains" because they don't. You cant help how you feel. So my problem isn't so much that she is in love with the boyfriend but the fact she is basically desperate for their one year relationship to collapse so she can make a move! Then the relationship does come to an end cause y'know the room-mate dies and Sydney is pretty much hitting on Evan at the funeral!! Who does that?! Throw in the fact that Sydney failed to notice she's sharing a room with a CORPSE for 3 days and yeah... creeptastic!

Now, moving on to Evan.

Evan is a complete tool! He's been with one girl for a year but is leading on the room-mate (blowing hot and cold). You get the impression his relationship with Melanie was ending and me wanted Sydney but for whatever reason wouldn't let go of Melanie - that to me says COWARD. Chuck in some other stuff he does and yeah... He's not very endearing!

Other Issues:

There is no soul in this book. It doesn't make you feel. You don't share the emotions of the characters. All you kinda feel is general annoyance and frustration.
The only bit of the book that caused a reaction in sync with the characters was when Sydney was going to kick Evan to the curb (whoo hoo) and it was ruined by life or death drama. Honestly I almost threw my kindle.

I also hated some of the word choices of the author, for example "Twink" in reference to a gay man. Now, I don't know about the US but in the UK "Twink" is a derogatory term used in reference to gay men and every time is was used I wanted to screech.
Another thing that springs to mind is the use of the term "boy-toy"...

Then, the ending. A cliffhanger. Normally, even when I didn't really enjoy a book, I'll need to read the next one (if it ends on a cliffhanger) cause I just need to know how things end or it annoys me. It's why I never leave a book unfinished no matter how much I don't like it. With this I will quite happily not read the next one as I just don't care how it turns out, the entire novel is being banished to my mental room 101 once I publish this review.

Personally, I don't recommend this book but this entire review is just my own interpretation of the book, it's my opinion and everyone reads things differently so please don't let it put you off, just be prepared!

1 out of 5 stars