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The Crush


Loved it! 😍

Emery isn't in a rush to find love, wanting something timeless like her grandparents. Uncovered journals show she may not be far off.

Emery Brooks grandmother had always told her that she should not settle for anything less than a love story handwritten for her by God. While everyone around her is starting to get "boy crazy", Emery doesn't seem interested. She knows that she will meet him when the time is right. She believed that her grandparents had the greatest love story and she wanted something just like theirs. When Sawyer Alston comes to town, she wants absolutely nothing to do with him. When she finds some of her grandmother's journals from when she was about Emery's age now, she realized that initially her grandmother wanted absolutely nothing to do with her grandfather and maybe the dreams she has been having about Sawyer aren't that far off. But by the time she realizes that she may have feelings for him, despite him not believing in love, he is already dating a girl at school that Emery is not a fan of. But when Sawyer needs help and a lighthouse in his life, Emery is there for him and they become friends first and try to build a foundation before moving on to anything more.

I was hoping for a nice love story for an end of summer read. That was not what I ended up with! But I did enjoy the book just the same. I liked how there were the parallels between Grandma Adeline and Emery - even though Grandma had passed away, she was still a big part of the story through her journals and Emery's memories of her. Fair warning - I won't say what happens but a couple chapters from the end I ended up getting so frustrated I threw the kindle across the bed and had to wait a bit before finishing things out. I really felt a bond with these characters - maybe because Emery reminded me a bit of myself and the jerks at school of all the jerks I had to deal with growing up.

This book is the first in a series by Allyson Kennedy and I will be looking forward to continuing on with Emory in her journey!

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About the author

Allyson Kennedy's goal as an author is to write realistic, thought-provoking fiction that honors God while not sugarcoating the realities of the world. When she’s not writing, she can often be found with her nose in a book or spouting random film quotes. The Crush is her third published novel. view profile

Published on October 24, 2020

80000 words

Genre: Young Adult

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