Series: Prequel to Loving Summer Series
Author’s Name: Kailin Gow
Genre: High School Bully Romance
Page Count: 89 Pages
Author or Book Website: N/A
Link to Amazon purchase page: Crushed
Link to Goodreads: Crushed
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: ARC
Summary of the Book:
Welcome to Hidden Falls High…the private exclusive academy in Malibu’s hidden community.
I was supposed to be ecstatic now that I finally had the chance to transfer to my best friend and forever crush, Nat Donovan’s school…
Only this was the year my long time crush, Nat Donovan, crushed me, and I would never be the same afterwards.
For as long as I could remember, Nat Donovan and I had been best friends. Every summer he and his younger siblings Drew and Rachel, and I would get together and spend it at my Aunt Sookie’s Malibu beach house.
So when I moved in with my Aunt Sookie and transferred to Nat’s school Hidden Falls High, I thought he would be happy. Only he wasn’t.
Little did I know…the most popular boys at Hidden Falls High thought I was easy target. The new girl. The girl who didn’t belong…and they happened to be Nat’s best guy friends, The Knights of Hidden Falls High (#HFH).
Little did they know this girl isn’t someone who would be easily crushed. Summer Jones may seem like a nice girl, but I am definitely not a pushover. So bring it on…
**Crushed is a YA/NA prequel book for that can be read as a standalone or as the prequel to the soon-to-be-a-film series, Loving Summer Series (first published in 2012 and has continued growing as a series with spin-offs. Over a million copies of the Loving Summer Series has been sold). Crushed is a bully romance and touches upon issues such as bullying, self-esteem, self-confidence, and image. It is appropriate for 17 and up due to language and some mature issues. If this doesn’t bother you, then dive in!
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This is a prequel to the Loving Summer series. Summer has grown up with several of the characters in the book. She normal spends the summer with her aunt, but this times she is spending the school year as well. This is while her mother is on a job overseas. She ends up going to a different school and finds out one of her childhood friends and crush is not the same as she knows him nor has his friends that call themselves the Knights. It is a short and quick read. I enjoyed it and could see it become more then just a single book.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars