Friday, December 19

Blog Tour Review Crush by JC Emery

Young love is always perfect. Until it's not.

Cheyenne Grady is a total daddy's girl to her bad-ass father, the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Forsaken Motorcycle Club. She's funny, and kind, and she just wants that deep, earth-shattering love like her dad has with her school secretary, Holly. But Cheyenne's been looking in the wrong direction, because the only good that can come from the way she looks at Jeremy Whelan is a lesson in heartbreak.
Jeremy always wanted to prospect for the Forsaken Motorcycle Club and wear the same patch as his father. When a life-long dream becomes reality, Jeremy realizes that the outlaw lifestyle is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it easy on relationships. He wants to be a good man, but temptation is everywhere.
Cheyenne is beautiful, and strong, and exactly what Jeremy could have forever. As long as he doesn't screw it up.

Love is never more powerful than the first time.

About the author:
As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and pursuing her bachelor's degree in English. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her flip flops year round in Northern California and can't imagine a climate more beautiful.
JC writes adult, new adult, and young adult fiction. She dabbles in many different genres including science fiction, horror, chick lit, and murder mysteries, yet she is most enthralled by supernatural stories-- and everything has at least a splash of romance.
"You're throwing your future away for a boy who isn't going to give a shit in six months. You want me to stop getting in your business, then you need to start making better choices."
"You're wrong," I say through falling tears. "He loves me."
"I'll bet he thinks he does," he says. "But you're going to school. Holly has worked too hard to keep you on track for your education for you to throw it away because you want some asshole's attention. As it is, you had to get your GED because you couldn’t get your ass to class."
"It's not like that," I wail. I don't even bother to wipe the tears away. Every word he says is meaner than the last. They slam into my gut and practically pierce my heart one after the other.
He needs to stop before his words split me in two. Maybe if he knew the reason I missed so many classes he would understand. Maybe then he wouldn't look so disgusted with me. No, then I'd have to deal with the entire club's disapproval.
"I was eighteen once," he says. "It's always like that. He wanted your pussy, and now that he's got it, he's going to leave you behind. He's Forsaken now, Chey. He won't be faithful." Dad's words have fallen to a whisper. His shoulders have dropped and the intensity of the moment has passed. He just looks pained.
Good. Misery loves company.
"I'm not going to leave him no matter what you say," I mutter through a series of hiccups.
"You don't get it. It's painful thinking about going away, and I won't do it to him or to me. I love him, sometimes so much it hurts. It feels like it's crushing me from the inside out."

My Review:
Cheyenne Grady is the daughter of a Forsaken Member. The Forsaken MC has been an ever present entity that exists in the shadows of her life, but there is much more to this world than she truly knows. It is her family, but on the brink of adulthood things are about to change. This is about her discovering where she fits into this world, and her introduction into the reality of this world. Jeremy is quite similar having a Father as a member, but he has always been certain of his future. The patch is his focus. That is until crossing paths with Cheyenne Grady becomes about more than acknowleding a common acquaintance.
This is by far my favorite so far. Jeremy has always come across as a snot nosed little punk, and I loved peeling this character back to see his true colors. The transformation from boy to man has been quite an experience. Side lined with the previous stories it is fun to watch alternate versions of scenarios from all the books wrapped up here. Cheyenne will transform as well. While she was not always whiny and difficult she does have a tendency to pull the princess card. Her teenage "know it all" personality is racing her down the a path of destruction, but it is her character changing in its own way. Opening her pretty eyes wide to what it actually means to be Forsaken, and what her future as part of this club means. She is a very naive girl, and Grady has made sure that the true working were always spared on Chey's ears. Although, he must not have accounted for her curiosity. It is nerve wracking to watch her pushing into this world knowing that she should be cautious when shaking this bee hive.
Every other MC novel that I have come across displays this world to a unknowing victim. This was a very unique story of love between two kids of the life. Crush been a fresh twist into the world, and livens the story up a bit. This has been JC Emery best yet. She has created a world so intricate, and the story has continued to build over all these books. I have loved every opportunity to dig into the characters of the Forsaken MC. Crush seems to bring the absolute danger to a bit of a calm, so I am left anxious to see what Emery has enstore for the future of this series.

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