Crush (Crush #1)
by Lacey Weatherford
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 was utterly surprised with the outcome of this book. I really didn’t know what kind of person Hunter Wilder was until the end. I was in shock, just like Cami, but I think I sobbed more than her.
A boy died right in front of her, asked for her help seconds before he took his last breath. After some investigation, Cami learned her schoolmate Jordan died due to drug overdose in his system.
Cami didn’t want to complicate her life so she just stay in the shadows, content with her family and best friend Clay. So when she learned that newcomer Hunter Wilder was a party boy and a notorious drug addict, she distanced herself and promised not to get involved, not after what happened to Jordan.
Hunter possessed qualities Cami’s parents wouldn’t approve, but somehow, she felt drawn to him. There was something about him that made her breath hitched.
And then there was Clay, her best friend since they were kids. Clay had a major transformation from a major dork to a super hottie. Astonishing! More so when the guy she thought was her bestfriend and has treated like a brother suddenly declared his feelings for her. Eventhough everyone knew he was already taken by another girl. Sound complicated?
Well, there also was the case of an obsessed admirer and a possible murder suspect. There seemed to be a lot to take and Cami unconsciously was caught in the middle. How’s that for no more complications, eh!
I enjoyed this new book by Lacey Weatherford. Last year, I had some major heartbreak with her Chasing Nikki series. I liked it so much that I thought Crush wouldn’t turn out good. I was wrong. Turns out, I actually liked Hunter much more than when I liked Chase. This cocky newcomer proved he was more than a pretty face.
But Cami? Hmmm, I thought she was a little insensitive. Her naivete towards her friend was what caused her to land in a heap of bloody sheets. But in the end, she got what she deserved, so there.
I would be reading Miss Weatherford’d next book in the Crush series and I can’t wait to devour it.