Friday, August 17, 2018

Book Review: From Here To You (Crash & Burn #1) by: Jamie McGuire

Release Date: August 21, 2018
from Forever
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily provided a fair and honest review.
"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Disaster

As Darby Dixon sits in a tiny Texas church bathroom on her wedding day holding a positive pregnancy test, she realizes that of all the bad decisions she's made in her life, marrying her abusive fiancé would be the worst. She's never been able to stand up for herself, but she'll sure as hell stand up for her baby. With just the cash she has on hand, she runs to get a bus ticket to the farthest place she can afford. Between her sheer grit and pageant-queen smile, she lands a job as a front desk clerk at the Colorado Springs Hotel. It's not a glamorous life, but she and her baby are all that matters.

A former Marine, Scott "Trex" Trexler has worked in the most dangerous, corrupt, war-torn places on earth. Now he finally has a chance to return to the last place he'd felt at peace--Colorado Springs, Colorado, to take a new job with the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, a top-secret military installation buried deep within the granite.

The moment Trex walks into the inn, Darby knows he's dangerous. There's no way she wants to get involved with another man who seems to be keeping way too many secrets. As charming and devastatingly gorgeous as Trex is, he clearly isn't telling her everything. But as wildfires rage on the mountain and Darby's ex-fiancé shows he isn't so willing to let her go, both she and Trex are soon to find out that what you don't know absolutely can hurt you."

My Thoughts:

It’s been a while since I’ve read a Jamie McGuire book and I’d clearly forgotten how much I enjoy her stuff. From Here To You was a really enjoyable contemporary romance with a wonderful heroine, a charming hero, a great cast of secondary characters, and a bit of suspense thrown in. 

I adored Darby. She has not had it easy and her past is pretty dark, but she picks herself up and she does what she needs to do. I really admired her. And Trex is just… wow… he is a charmer. He has a serious case of insta love when it comes to Darby, he pretty much knows right off the bat she is his forever and then he goes about making it happen. But not in a creepy stalker way, he gives her time and gets to know her and moves at her pace and it’s all very endearing. I didn’t love his tendency towards secrecy, but given his background it made sense and damn he is swoony. And the secondary characters were great. Zeke seems absolutely adorable and I pretty much adore Naomi. I need Naomi to have a book so so badly. She is fantastic and I love her. I also wanna continue with these characters so I can find out the secrets going on at Trex’s job.

For those of you who’ve read the Maddox Brothers books, you’re in for a nice treat visiting with some old faces again. A few familiar characters pop up in this one. I personally have not caught up on the Maddox Brothers books yet, so I’m sure some of the things that happened went over my head a bit, but I’m sure those of you who’ve read that series will enjoy those moments. I will say, I did kinda feel like I was missing out on something having not read those books, which I didn’t love as this is supposed to be a new spin off series, but there was nothing that kept me from understanding and enjoying the book on its own.

Also a note for those of you who don’t like insta love, this isn’t the book for you. Personally I’m all for it as long as you sell me on it and I was SOLD. Trex and Darby just work and they both fall so hard and so fast, Trex especially. But I felt that connection and I loved it. Sometimes you just know and Trex knew and even with Darby keeping her walls up, she knew too. They were so adorable together and I loved their chemistry.

From Here To You was a really good read and it was so easy to get lost in. Now I need to go back and get caught up on all the McGuire books I’ve missed.

1 comment:

  1. I have seen this author around forever but haven't read any of her work yet. I am not a huge fan of instalove but I do think that it can work in some books. Glad you enjoyed this one!

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