Crashing Into You
Author: B.D. Rowe
Publication Date: October 3rd 2013
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Bookish college sophomore Sydney Baker wants Evan Taylor with every ounce of her being. The hottest stud on campus, Evan is six foot four, ripped, stacked with muscles. He’s even easy to talk to.
There’s just one problem: he’s her roommate Melanie’s boyfriend.
But when Melanie tragically dies after a night of wild partying, Sydney and Evan turn to each other in a time of intense grief. And it doesn’t take long for their close friendship to blossom into something more.
Unfortunately for Sydney, secrets from the past soon put her relationship with Evan to the test. Especially when a sexy blonde freshman makes her way into Evan’s life, and tries to rip away everything Sydney holds close to her heart.
Even reading the synopsis of this book, I did not see it coming. B.D. Rowe took me for a few loops with the events that happen to and around Sydney. Sydney has not had an easy life. Tragedy after tragedy seems to chase her as she tries to distance herself from the bad things in her life. But somehow she always comes out alright. Other around her don’t. A tragic accident in high school left her with issues that followed her to college. College where she met Melanie, her roommate, and Evan, the sexiest guy on campus and Melanie’s boyfriend. Sydney can’t help falling hard, despite the fact that he is her best friend’s guy. Steamy dreams and stolen moments are all she can have. Until the worst happens, Melanie dies after a night of partying. Sydney is simultaneously heartbroken and relieved – Evan is free but her friend is dead.
The synopsis prepared me for her roommate’s death, but it did not prepare me for how she died. I’m not going to give anything away, but let’s just say that it left me a little more than grossed out and wishing I could unread those few pages where we found out. It was such a horrible thing that I would not wish on anyone and never hope to see again (in print, tv, or otherwise). I an see why Sydney is so torn. How long after a guy loses his girlfriend is it okay to "go after" him? Can she even have a future with him now that his girlfriend is dead? It's a weird place to be.
There were some parts that I found repetitive - Sydney's dislike of alcohol and Evan's surprise about her feelings over partying. They come up so much that I just get a little tired of hearing it. I understand standing up for what you believe, but book only have so much words to get their plots and stories across, and no word should be wasted.
Crashing Into You is a good, attention-grabbing story that will definitely keep readers hooked. It is easy to read and entertaining. I would suggest it to anyone who likes New Adult, Romance, or contemporary stories. They will definitely be satisfied with this book.