Published on June 15, 2014 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Synopsis:With five men for every woman, the selection of eligible bachelors in Breckenridge, Colorado during ski season couldn’t get much better. Casey Cassidy can’t help but enjoy the view. But Casey didn’t move here to sit on the sidelines. Desperate to get over Jason and find a man that wants a family, Casey finds Blaine Johnson – a wish come true. A hunky surfer turned ski instructor, he checks off every requirement on her list.
Except for the one she forgot to add.
Blaine has a secret. A secret so big it keeps intimacy smoldering, when Casey needs fire. No matter how hard she tries, the embers won’t ignite. Can she live without passion to get the family she craves?
When Jason comes to town, Casey questions everything she wished for. Their consuming love threatens to explode and ruin her dream. Will she have to choose between a family and the love of her life?
Crave is the first book I read by Violet Vaughn and I really enjoyed it. The premise is new to me and I like the idea of the story… A young woman looking for her ideal man, but realizing she has love right in front of her from the beginning.
The story starts out really strong and hot. The chemistry and the ease of Jason and Casey’s relationship is present from the get go. Jason is HOT. Jason burns up the pages HOT. And Casey is a sexy little vixen when she’s with Jason. But Casey refuses to lead Jason on any more. They aren’t a couple anymore, yet Jason is always there when she needs him. Needing to be separated from Jason and her feelings and desires for him pushes Casey to follow her dream of being a ski instructor out west, so she moves to Colorado in search of something new.
In Colorado Casey meets and becomes smitten with Blaine, a hot ski instructor in the charming ski town of Breckenridge. Somehow Casey gets her hooks in him and they begin a sweet and charming love affair. He’s everything she’s ever wanted, but she just doesn’t get those butterflies… the tingles when she kisses him like she SHOULD… and every time they kiss, her mind wanders to Jason.
Whether its coincidence or fate, Jason and Casey’s paths cross again, and some self-discoveries are made along the way. Will Casey stay strong to her ideals of wanting the perfect future with the perfect guy, or will she follow her heart and go after those wild butterfly feelings? Surprises, revelations, tragedy, and hope are intertwined throughout the story, which makes the reader want to continue reading to see how everything will turn out.
I liked reading this book. The story starts off strong and ends on a hot note, but the middle of the book didn’t capture my attention as much as the beginning and ending. I look forward to reading book 2 and hope that it’s about Casey’s friend Gretchen. I just have a feeling that there’s something more to Gretchen and I want more of her sass and loyalty. One of the other things I enjoyed about this story are the secondary characters. I like the group of friends Jason, Blaine and Casey hang with and want to peek in on them all again.
This was a fun read filled with anticipation, lust, and learning to trust your feelings.
3.5 Stars!Giveaway:Tour wide giveawayOpen INTL-25$ Amazon gift card-Signed copy of Release by Violet Vaughn