Title: Crave: Part One
Series: Crave Duet #1
Author: E.K. Blair
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2017
Kason and Adaline.
From the moment
they met, they started to fall. Neither of them predicted just how far the drop
would be, though.
Loving Adaline was
all Kason had ever wanted to do. But layer by layer, he started to unravel,
forcing Adaline to face an addiction she never could’ve imagined.
This is what
happens when one person loves beyond the craving and the other craves beyond
Spoiler Free Review
I have been a huge fan of E.K. Blair’s novels since the beginning when she released the Fading Series in 2013. Her novels range from angsty new adult novels which consist of emotional subject matter to dark twisted romance loaded with suspense, intrigue, and dark subject matters. No matter what genre or subject matter she chooses, her gift of story telling shines brightly and keeps her readers glued to the pages. The one thing all of her novels have in common is to expect the unexpected.
As I began reading Crave- Part One it became clear that this book was not what I was expecting. In fact it begins as a Mature Young Adult novel touching upon subject matter that is very rarely written in any romance novel let alone in the Mature Young Adult / New Adult genres. How she handled the subject matter impressed me because it was delivered without the usual preconceived notions or any form of judgement. She clearly gave her readers an honest view of how this type of addiction affects a person physically and emotionally, She also gives the reader the perspective from the other side, from the person closest to them and how they deal with someone affected by this problem.
The pleasant surprise is that it is not all there is to this story. Crave Part One is a beautiful love story filled with those special wonders of first love. From the insecurities to the consuming passion, she reminds readers how wonderful first love is. She captured the true teenage spirit, with all the inexperience of mature relationships to the naivety that love can fix it all. It’s something none of us ever forget and will always cherish.
Once again that is not all there is to the story but rather a fragment of it. Crave- Part One is the first part of a duet and is going to span the college years and adult years. It’s only the beginning.
I fell in love with Kason and Adeline. They were both bright young people with good heads on their shoulders. They both were surviving the lives they were born into and suffered from some form of parental neglect. Although their lives were vastly different and their reactions were different, they found a common ground that brought them together. Adeline was lucky because she had one supportive parent that was a positive influence on them both. Aside from their homelife, they built a solid, normal teenage relationship that was pretty healthy until it wasn’t. Where these two wonderful kids go from here is the beginning of their life journey that tests their inner strengths and need to hang onto each other no matter what. Their stormy journey is just beginning. Their lives are just beginning to shatter. Their hearts are going to be shredded into a billion pieces. I have complete faith in E.K. Blair, I know she will rebuild these two into strong adults with hearts made of steel but full of love.
This title is so appropriate for this duet. The moment a reader begins the first book they will CRAVE more. I can’t wait for Crave- Part 2 to release in October.
Crave: Part Two releases October 16
Weeks became months, and months became years. Each day, nudged Kason deeper into his addiction. Each memory of the girl destroyed fed the craving for what he could never have again.
Leaving a life-altering first love behind, Adaline tried moving forward to find love and trust and happiness. Pain eventually faded, wounds slowly healed, yet scars were forever left behind.
But some scars feel like kisses.
When the shattered pieces of their hearts are forced to meet again, the two of them must decide how much pain their love is worth enduring.
This is what happens when one person loves beyond the craving and the other craves beyond the loving.
takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her dynamic and intense
writing style. Noted for her ability to create fleshed-out characters that will
evoke a realm of reactions, you can be assured that her stories will linger
with you far beyond the last word.
A former first grade
teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is
how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything
dark and moody. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking
them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.
Aside from writing,
E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and
spending time with her friends. She’s a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and
everything in between.