Crush (Crush #1)
My Review & Rating
4 Sugary Sweet Stars
Crush was the epitome of a YA romance novel. At times it was bordering on the sweet side so much I thought my teeth would fall out. Though at the same time the story itself felt very predictable, like other stories I’ve read. Then again if I had read the book when it released in 2012 I might have felt differently about its originality because I felt it was very predictable even when I had no clue what was going on.
Unfortunately the plot is very easy to guess at. Little clues are littered all over each page so there is not a huge mystery going on, then again there are more than one suspicious things occurring in the book from Hunter’s secret to the mysterious death of Cami’s classmate.
Cami is known as a nerd. She may not look like one, and all the guys will agree, but she’s super smart and way to intimidating for anyone to even approach her. That is until Hunter starts at school. Hunter can’t keep his eyes off Cami, sure a girlfriend may be the last thing he wants, but something about Cami pulls him in and he can’t deny her. There is one small flaw in Hunter’s plan to woo Cami and that’s her best friend/fellow nerd Clay. Clay has been a part of Cami’s life since they were children; the last thing he wants is some man-whoring addict going after his BFF. This obviously causes much tension within the story. I was glad it was not a crazy ex, just a crazy best friend, I’m grateful for this small non-cliché group of characters.
Overall Crush was a sweet story. The pace moved along nicely even with the drama near the end. I was a bit surprised and if I’m being honest a bit disappointed that this book is part of a series. I assumed the next book would be about new characters but alas I was wrong and this is actually the first book in a three book trilogy. In some small ways this should help wrap up Cami and Hunter’s love affair, which considering the YA rating of the book felt completed, maybe these two will actually get their freak on and expel some of the buckets of sexual tension hovering around them. Cute story, cute characters and good storyline even though I felt déjà vu multiple times.