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25 September 2015

❤❤ 4 star review of CRASH by AMITY CROSS ❤❤

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Violet Fuller has been through a lot in her short life.
After being viciously attacked, she’s hidden herself away from the world for the past five years, fearing everyone and everything. That’s until the day she finally gathers the courage to go outside.
Violet decides to take a job at her brother Ash’s new gym, Pulse, to reacquaint herself with the male dominated world of MMA. She used to be her brother’s biggest supporter, going to all his matches and cheering him on. There’s no one he trusts more to help him run the admin side of his new business, but when Violet walks through the door for the first time, she sees someone she wasn’t expecting.
Handsome, AUFC fighter, Lincoln Hayes.
The same Lincoln Hayes that she’s had a crush on since she was sixteen.
All muscled, disciplined, hot as hell, six-foot two of him. He’s definitely not a boy anymore.
Things are about to become more difficult than Violet had hoped. So much for easing back into reality.
And Lincoln? He’s only got one thing on his mind.
How do you win over a woman who is afraid of everything?
You fight.

I really liked what Amity did with Violet in this book. Her growth through therapy and Lincoln was seriously awesome. And I love that she went there. She went to the therapist. She had us, as a reader, go with Violet there. And I can only hope, maybe opened some eyes about what therapy is about. It's reality. It's truth. It's helpfulness. The growth it encourages. The thought it encourages. The strength it helps you gain. I love love love that Amity went there. She made it so honest, Lincoln alone wasn't going to bring Vee back. She had to do it on her own. Love love love.

Don't get me wrong. Lincolns all hot and stuff. But the strength of Violet, her growth, how far she came, to me, far outweighed his hotness in this book. And his growth. Because, he did grow up too. I felt like more needed to happen with Andrea. More of a consequence. I needed more backlash for everything.

This may not be my favorite of the series, but I still loved what she did with it. I gave it 4 stars.


Other books in the series

Renee "Ren" Miller was five when her Dad left to go to the shops and never came back.
Left to grow up with a cancer riddled mother, things have never been easy for a teenager who had to be wise beyond her years. Then one day they lose the battle and she’s all alone.
Now twenty-two, Ren reluctantly goes to find her estranged father. He owns the down and out boxing studio, Beat, and Ren finds herself drawn to the ring. She thrives on learning a new way of fighting a life that kept kicking her down…instead of struggling against the current, she kicks it right between the legs.
Then one day, Ash Fuller, her Dad's star fighter comes back to town. Mysterious, handsome… Dangerous… Everything Ren doesn't need.
But he's got other ideas…
…and so does she.

Ren Miller never dreamed her life would turn out quite like this.

On the cusp of qualifying for the brand new woman's UFC league, she's finally found the thing that makes her tick. She finally has a whole new life before her, but it’s one that doesn't include Ash Fuller.

No one has seen or heard from Beat's Golden Boy in six months, not even Ren. He's disappeared off the face of the earth and he's just another person who's ended up abandoning her when she needed him the most. He broke her heart, but he took the one thing that was hers. Her spirit.

When someone unexpected turns up at Beat with an ultimatum, Ren must make a decision. Go after Ash and her own heart or make her Dad's dream of winning a Championship come true.

Will Ren choose to fight?

Or sacrifice everything to save the man she loves?

You can find my 5 star review of PULSE here  and my 5 star review of BEAT here

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