Girls*Heart* Books: "Crush" by Lacey Weatherford: Review

Friday, October 12, 2012

"Crush" by Lacey Weatherford: Review

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.

I have been hearing about this book on facebook for a while now and when Lacey Weatherford asked if I'd like to read and review it, I immediately said YES. I'm so glad I did. For one thing, hello beautiful boy on the cover! Talk about cover love, he's too good looking to pass up reading about him, in my opinion. Add the synopsis about these seeming opposites and their attraction and Ms. Weatherford had me intrigued. 

I was completely hooked on this book from the very beginning. Weatherford's characters are enchantingly real, immensely likable and they lure you in and capture your heart.  Cami is a strong heroine and I really admired her for her unflinching morals and compassion. She cares enough about herself to stick to her principles and not be someone's doormat but she's never cruel or judgmental.  Then we have Hunter. He is so much more than swoon-worthy, I'm not sure I can find a word strong enough to describe him. He is gorgeous, yes, of course-but he is so much more, too. He's sweet, smart and just a tad bit dangerous-the kind of guy the "good" girls love to daydream about but don't dare go near. I adore him. 

I love a good romantic novel laced with suspense and danger and Crush is all that and more.  Perfectly paced and plotted, there was no lull in the action. I had to force myself to put the book down when it was way past my bedtime.  Weatherford has crafted what I consider to be the perfect book and I am looking forward to many re-reads in the future. 

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Lacey Weatherford was born in Ft. Meade Maryland while her father was serving in the military. She has been a life long resident of Arizona, spending most of her time growing up in the small rural town of Clay Springs.

It was while she was attending the small country school in Clay Springs, that she read her first "big" book at the age of eight. It was a Nancy Drew novel and Lacey was instantly hooked. She read every book that she could find in the series and decided that she wanted to write stories too.

Lacey spent a lot of time at the library from that time forward, even volunteering in her later teen years and early twenties. She would don a crazy clown outfit for the Friends of the Library fundraisers in an effort to help get the new town library built.

When she and her husband moved away from the area, Lacey took the opportunity to take some creative writing classes at the local college to help further along her interests. Several years later, they were blessed with the opportunity to move back to Clay Springs with their family. The town had finally succeeded in building their library and Lacey had the opportunity to be President of the Friends of the Library for a very short time, before relocating.

Lacey and her family still live in the White Mountains of Arizona, where she continues to write young adult novels that have a fantasy/fairytale or paranormal bent to them, as well as being sure to include a great romantic storyline!

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  1. I have read nothing by Ms. Lacey, but this book really has me intrigued.
    I love the boy on the cover, too. He has me daydreaming, so why shouldn't I read

    about him more?
    I will add this to my TBR immediately.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Mel
    I am wondering what Hunter is hiding.
    Your constant reader,

    1. Soma, thanks for your unending support of the blog!! :) You definitely want to check out this book, goes on sale on October 20th :)

  2. I just finished this one, I completely agree Mel, FANTASTIC Read!!!

    1. Wasn't it fantastic! :) I'm glad you liked it too :)

  3. This book was full of awesomeness! I can't wait for others to read it! Great review Mel!! :)

  4. Oh, yes, so swoon-worthy...sorry, I was having a fashback to last night when I stayed up to the wee hours of the morning reading this book. :) Great review!


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