Friday, April 12, 2013

Review: Crush by Lacey Weatherford

Cami Wimberley has a plan, and that plan includes no room for boys—especially the big time party animal, Hunter Wilder, no matter how handsome and charismatic he is. She’s beautiful, a senior, extremely talented, gets good grades, and is working her way toward her dream college to be a musical theater major. Everything is perfect.

Hunter Wilder does not want a girlfriend—that would complicate his life way too much right now. He especially doesn’t want this girl, Miss-Goody-Two-Shoes, so how come he can’t keep his eyes off her? He tries to keep her at arms length, but fate seems to keep pushing them together. Before long, it’s obvious to everyone they’re crushing on each other. 

As sparks begin to fly, Hunter finds himself sinking deeper and deeper into hot water. Soon he’s scrambling to keep Cami from discovering his dark secret—one that can destroy their entire relationship.

This book was basically everything I ever wanted to happen to me in high school. Well, mostly. The beautiful but nerdy girl, Cami, has a crush on the new kid, Hunter, who just moved to town with his uncle. Hunter is instantly popular and labelled a party boy, ladies man and druggie. He is everything that Cami is not yet she finds herself drawn to him.

Hunter is immediately attracted to Cami but due to some issues in his life, he tries to keep his distance from her. As he continues to get to know her ad spend time with her, he realizes its impossible to keep in check. He allows himself to let down his guard a bit but his secrets threaten to ruin everything He is working for and his relationship with Cami. His drug use is also a major hang up for Cami. 

'Yes, this girl was beautiful, and it was obvious I liked her....a lot. The truth was I really have no business messing with her. Red warning flags were dropping all over, and suddenly I felt like I was standing right in the middle of a potential minefield. One wrong step and everything would explode in the worst way possible, and it would be a bloody friggin disaster.' 

Another problem is Clay, Cami's super nerdy best friend of 15 years who has finally decided to make his play for her and does it in a very aggressive manner.

Although this story is somewhat (understatement of the year) predictable, I still loved every single second of it. Hunter, despite his drug use, is absolutely swoon worthy. He's sexy, sweet, romantic and funny. And Cami, she's awesome. She is who she is and doesn't care what anyone else thinks. She smart, beautiful and empowered.

The only thing I didn't not love about this book was the cover, so like they say "don't judge a book by its cover"

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