Aug 14, 2017

Release Blitz with Review: Crave Part 1 by E.K.Blair




Title: Crave: Part One
Series: Crave Duet #1
Author: E.K. Blair
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2017



Blurb

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 the loving.








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Well this story certainly took me by surprise in the best way! I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into when I started reading this book and I will admit that I was somewhat nervous because this author has always managed to bring out a different side of me when I’m reading. “Crave” was so completely different from anything that I’ve read in a long time but you know what? I loved that. I loved that this author decided to take a unique and complex character and make it into a true one of a kind hero.
             
Moving to a new state and finishing up your Junior year in the middle of a new school year would be nerve wrecking for anyone and for Adaline , this is no different. Although meeting new people is not on the top of her list, a group of popular guys is about to take that option away form her and welcome her into their circle. But when Adaline meets Kason, everything she thought she wanted to have, suddenly seems inconsequential because Kason isn’t an ordinary guy. What happens when your craving becomes too much to handle? 

Kason is a hard worker. Coming from the type of childhood he’s had, you really can’t expect anything less from him. Attending school full time and holding down a job is not an easy thing, but he knows that getting into a good college is his ticket to getting a better life. Seeing the new girl in town shouldn’t distract him from his set in stone goals but one look at Adaline and Kason knows that she’s going to be a craving that he will never be able to get rid of. 
                
“She fights herself to hide it- to hide the fact that loving a guy like me isn’t easy. But I hear the pain in her breath. I see it in the red in her eyes. And for that I vow to love her even harder. 

I loved that this was a young adult story. Adaline and Kason were both coming into their own skin with each other and I loved seeing that moment when they both fell in love. It was pure and effortless and for that brief moment, nothing was tainted. Their journey was filled with secrets and lies that most adults would not know how to cope with and these two did it with such ease to me. Kason was one of the best young adults I’ve ever read abut in a long time. This boy went through hell and he still managed to be sweet and caring when the time came. 

As I’ve said before, this isn’t your ordinary story and these characters certainly have their many flaws, but if it’s one thing I’ve learned, is that some of the best love stories weren’t ordinary. They were complex and unforgiving but you felt the love and I felt this one. 






 

What.The.Fuck.Did. I.Just. Read???!!! 


Okay now, bear with me. I have been E.K Blair fan the moment I read Bang. That book made me nuts yet made me crave for more of hers woks. Now several years later, she released Crave and I was beyond thrilled.The cover and teasers screamed great and epic and as if it's calling my name that when it finally hit my reader, I devoured the book and inhaled it with all my might.



It was nothing I ever expected. The book surprised me to no end and this is considering it's only the first book of the duet. I am stunned and was in awe because I did not expect what I read. At first I really was so hell bent, it's YA. In fact reading it made me missed being young. I love how it was actually portrayed. School, friends, parties -- everything. You know that teenage feeling? I felt it. I missed it and reading it with E.K Blair's words just felt so real and alive that I just kept on flipping the pages basking it all. But then, I have this nagging feeling there's something more to this and I was right after all. It was more than I thought it would be and no matter how I wanted to talk about I just couldn't. I wanted to shout what I felt but I wouldn't because this book, needs to be read blind. And hell, I want you to experience it yourself and be the judge of it. 



Overall, I will recommend this book. I love it. As always, E.K Blair's writing is stellar. Her words and lines will make you want to flip pages to pages and just savor it until the end. The slow burn romance and the way it was portrayed will made you root for it. The feeling it was associated will struck you right in the heart. you can feel it deep in your bones. Man, I went from smiling and feeling a teenager, to being so turned on and confused, the angst was even killing me. I was in the edge yet at some point I love the teenage feels but then kept on questioning what's gonna happen next. What might the situation will lead into. It's YA yes, but everything was just uniquely written and with it's complications and I just can't say anymore. In as much as I wanna say, I thought the book will have the Lotus Series feels, I couldn't compare it to that series. It's a different jourey, one that is unique and really excellently written. 



Great job E.K Blair! I couldn't wait for the next book. October can't come fast enough!




Coming Soon

Crave: Part Two releases October 16

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU






Author Bio


E.K. Blair, 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.


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