Author: J.C. Emery
Publisher: Left Break Press
Published: December 15th 2014
Format: eARC | Pages:
Genre: NA, Contemporary, Romance
Source: InkSlinger PR
★★★★★ (5/5) Stars!!!
I received a copy of this book from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review for a blog tour. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating!
The brotherhood is deeper than family and survives shit that most relationships never could.
Crush was a perfect addition to the Bayonet Scars series. It's got everything that the rest of the books in the series have with the added bonus of a little more angst due to the starting age of the characters. I do love my angst! I was very excited to see how J.C. Emery would pull off Jeremy and Cheyenne's story since they're younger than the rest of the group and I wasn't disappointed at all.
That's one thing Dad always made sure I understood--we protect our women. Always.
One of the things I like the best about this series is that you never really say goodbye to the characters you've met in the previous books. Well I shouldn't say never...things do...happen. Their stories and their lives are all woven together and you've got sort of two main story lines going on simultaneously that connect everyone together. Situations that wouldn't do either of them justice to wrap up with just one book. The stories just keep going and bring more trouble before they eventually will be resolved. Each set of couples bring on different points of view and elements to the story lines. I love the fact that just because one couple's book ends doesn't mean their story does with it. You still see new events and such, just through a different point of view!
I never feel more at home than I do right here on Forsaken land.
You get to know Jeremy quite a bit in the second book, Thrash, which is about Duke and Jeremy's sister Nic. I was excited to get to know him more and see what would become of him and hopefully have him be someone who's good for Cheyenne. As hard as it is to do, I really adored this kid. With Jeremy's childhood it's sort of a miracle he's not more messed up than he already is. I mean he makes bad choices sure and he's difficult and has that typical I-know-everything-better-than-you seventeen year old boy attitude and a lot of anger in the beginning. But he's also protective and there's a sweetness to him as well. He's not all hardness straight to the core. He'd always leave me feeling hopeful for him.
I may or may not have earned a reputation over the last few months as being a slight pain in the ass, but I'm Sterling Grady's daughter what else can anyone expect from me?I freaking love Cheyenne. She's like a seventeen year old girl version of her Dad, Grady, who just so happens to be my favorite character so far. As much as I was looking forward to seeing how Cheyenne and Jeremy's story would unfold, I think I was even more excited to see more interactions between her and her father. She has this way of wrapping just about everyone she meets around her little finger and batting her eyelashes to get what she wants. Well sometimes at least. She's funny and she's smart and so much fun to read about.
Sometimes it feels like I can't get anything right no matter how hard I try.Being young and in love is hard enough, heck it's hard even when you're older, but being in the dangerous world and situations that these two are just makes everything that much more difficult to navigate. It's not like other coming of age type stories, there isn't this youthful innocence and naivety to it. These two have seen a lot and experienced a lot already. They both screw up on more than one occasion and it's a bit heartbreaking at times. But there's also a sweetness and that passion that comes from a first love where the other person just consumes you. I feel like J.C. Emery did a really good job of capturing that teenage voice with these two characters and showing their growth as they age throughout the story.
Ian's always been good to me, but I know he has a dark side that puts people on edge.The books in this series just keep getting better and better. I'm absolutely hooked and I'm always both terrified and excited to keep turning the pages with each one to see what's in store for this group of people next. I don't know how long we have to wait for Ian's story to come out next which I am highly intrigued about. Everyone has their issues but there's something darker and mysterious about Ian so I cannot wait to get inside his head and figure him out. Halfway in I'm still very much in love with this series and am fully prepared to drop everything with each new installment and dive right back in!
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