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Monday, June 29, 2015

REVIEW: Crushed by Dawn Rae Miller

by Dawn Rae Miller
Release Date: December 11th 2012 by FinnStar Publishing 
Series: Crushed #1
Pages: 268
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook
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Having it all has never been so hard.

For eighteen-year-old serial womanizer Fletch Colson, life is a game and if he plays by the rules, he’ll win it all: his dream college, his parents’ money, and a hot (if a little vapid) girl on his arm. Really, it couldn’t be easier. All he has to do is get good grades, live a privileged life, and try not to mess up too much.

However, when he accepts the seemingly impossible bet to change his ways and be “just friends” with smart, beautiful, tempting Ellie Jacobs – a girl who turns his world inside out - Fletch discovers his perfect life isn’t so wonderful.

As family secrets begin tumbling out, what once seemed simple and clear, no longer feels right, and Fletch must decide if winning it all is worth losing a piece of himself.

CRUSHED is a New Adult book. It has profanity and sexual situations, and is intended for ages 16+.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

It's not everyday that I read books in the male protagonist point-of-view, yet Dawn Rae Miller did a great job at making the story as realistic as possible while giving us a good sense of who Fletcher Colson is as a character. 

From the very beginning it is evident that Fletch Colson is a serial womanizer, and someone who always gets what he wants. As an eighteen-year-old student, he is used to having lots of parties and girls all over him. Yet with having all of that, his suddenly finds himself accepting the bet of a life time because getting to be “just friends” with Ellie Jacobs was going to be difficult than he thought it would be. Now Fletch soon gets caught up in wanting to be friends with Ellie and getting to know her better. There time together has made Fletch realize just how he wants his life to be, and to follow a path of his own rather than the one made for him by his parents. As the two start to get closer, he discovers secrets that his family has concealed from him, and in the end he has to decide what he truly wants for himself without hurting those he loves.
Throughout the book we only get to see Fletch's POV, and although it was his story to tell, I would still have liked to see Ellie's POV as well. There were a lot of characters that get introduced in the book that made the story truly stand out, the choices that Fletch has to make were realistic and there is process in him throughout the story. I also enjoyed reading scenes between Fletch and Ellie, one could really tell that they had chemistry that turned into something more towards the end. The very end was very promising as the main characters made some hard decisions that could alter their path. Overall, I enjoyed story it was realistic and the characters were moving. I highly recommend it. :)

***A copy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.***

My Rating: 4.5/5

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Zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

It's interesting that the whole book is written from Fletch's POV; I don't think I've read many books entirely from a male POV, mostly because most of the books I read are from a female perspective or dual. It sounds like there's a lot of character development in this book too which is always nice to see :) Great review!

Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

Jackie said... Best Blogger Tips


Same here :) It was refreshing to read his POV, it was a great book. Thanks for stopping by! (:

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