Deadly Crush (Deadly Trilogy #1)
by Ashley Stoyanoff
Genre: YA PNR
Published: August 23rd 2013
Jade Shaw has spent the last two years avoiding the pack. But when Aidan Collins moves to town, avoiding the dogs doesn’t seem possible. The pack wants him just as much as she does.
Determined to keep him out of the pack’s grasp, Jade does everything she can to gain his attention. Little does she know, Aidan is in deeper with the pack than she could have imagined, and competing for his attention is a deadly game, one she may not want to win.
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5 super stars!
This isn't news: I absolutely love Ashley Stoyanoff's books and I venture to say that this one is my favorite so far. Almost unbelievable considering it's about werewolves but yes, I loved it.
I believe that Ashley's writing got even better. As I said, I loved her previous books but in this one the writing simply flows, I advanced in the book effortlessly because the pace is fast so you can't get bored. But at the same time there is a very good scene description, thorough.
The take on werewolves is original, not only for werewolves being known and treated almost like royalty in Dog Mountain but also I enjoyed the dynamics of the pack.
At first I thought it was just a regular pnr but no no no!
There is an intriguing plot behind it. I couldn't stop reading because I wanted to discover the truth behind that carefully crafted web of lies.
Moreover, I felt that this time all the characters were well defined and there personalities, nicely built.
Regarding our MC Jade... First of all, I found her name hard to pronounce lol. (maybe is my Argentinian tongue that get twisted but try to say Jade Shaw a few times in a row). Anyway... at first I thought she was awesome: strong, determined, self-confident and somewhat wild but as I kept turning the pages I realized she is plain annoying. She contradicts herself all the time, she is childish and I don't really get what's up with Dom. (yeah, yeah, there was an explanation but I feel like there is more to it)
Dom is great. I wasn't expecting that 'bomb' after Aidan confronted him regarding Jade but that added more to his mystery. I believe he is faithful, a great friend (even after some mishaps) and I want to read more about him.
Marcy is cheerful, energetic and she creates a bright side into a story that is to some extent dark.
Aidan is a hottie, like every male character that Ashley creates. He is cryptic but I like it. I know there is a lot more to learn about him, specially about his past. He is the Colton Hayes kind of sexy.
Jade's father and mother... wackos... I want to unfold that mystery ASAP.
That being said... I'll be getting my paws on book 2 really soon.