Monday, August 19, 2013

Smash into You Tour with Review and Promo/Trailer

Smash Into You
By Shelly Crane 
Release Date: August 13, 2013

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.

 Book Review August 6
4.5 Mind-Melding Stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 

*ARC provided by Author for Honest Review*
Smash Into You was just what I needed to remove me from the book hangover I was having. Everything was too typical and predictable. Gone were the days of picking up a novel and being absolutely shocked, awed, thrilled and chilled. Then I read Smash Into You and all that changed.
Smash Into You is a guaranteed thrilling read from start to finish. My mind has officially been blown in the best of ways. I went into this without re-reading the Blurb and I could not have been happier or more surprised by the plotline and the events that take place. Think action thriller. Smash Into You will grip you from the beginning. You need answers to why the main character Jude is on the run and who he is running from. But Jude does not share his secrets easily. This book is easy to lose yourself in so I suggest saving it for a weekend read where obligations like work and bedtimes matter none because you will be sucked in.
Smash Into You starts with a juvenile Jude in high school. At this point Jude is and has been on the run since he was a young boy. Things like girls come easy to him and he has little care about them as people. Jude doesn’t let people in and that’s that. When he meets Marley sparks fly, but Jude can’t be held back by a pretty girl. When she gets dragged into his mess, Jude has to decide if he should keep her with him or ditch her.
I loved Marley. From the start she is easy to like and she works so hard to survive. Though she is not on the run like Jude, she works just as hard to make it through each and every day. Being a foster kid gives Marley a different insight into the world and she is far from the narcissistic and materialistic girls Jude is used to fawning over him. Though neither can admit fault, they literally smash into each other when their cars meet face to face. Jude can’t bother with things like police and insurance so he takes off. Little does he know he will be meeting Marley again and she plays a bigger role in his past than either of them can imagine. Jude can’t help his attraction to Marley, no matter how hard he tries.

Jam packed with action and adventure, Smash Into You took me for the wildest of rides and sucked me into the world of killers, car chases, science experiments and falling in Love. Marley and Jude are just what the other needs without even knowing. Jude soon realizes that Marley is different from all the other girls in his life and living without her, even if it’s just one more day, becomes impossible.
I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline and felt like I was watching the latest Blockbuster. No stone is left unturned and every question I had throughout eventually gets answered. The story was not very predictable either, which was a nice change, and when Jude starts to give into his emotions I fell so hard for this jaded badass with all his romantic gestures. **Swoon** Jude and Marley complement each other and I loved watching their relationship flourish. Together they are stro0nger and it’s only pure Luck that they have each other, especially once the truth begins to reveal itself. Their pasts and pain connects them, but together they can overcome and literally tell fate to kiss their a$$. I definitely recommend this book because it’s awesome, amazing and I loved every word. Shelly Crane has done it again. Smash Into You is a hit, no doubt about it.

About the Author
Shelly is a NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling YA author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. She loves paperbacks, coffee, and candy corn, and to spend time with her family and friends, go out to eat at new restaurants and site see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music and also LOVES to read.
Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn't go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, where her best ideas are born.




1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the tour post! So, so glad you enjoyed Jude & Marley! :-)


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