Blog Tour: Crashing Into You by BD Rowe, Review + Giveaway!

Released On: October 3, 2013
Crashing Into You
by BD Rowe

3.5 stars

This is not a love story. The cover may make you think that, but this is not it. It’s a reality check. Crashing Into You touches into the issues of reckless, excessive drinking and the consequences that may happen when a person indulges too much in this vice.

The beginning of the book was very heartbreaking. We witness the last few moments of the lives of three people who would have lived full, happy lives were it not for the recklessness of two people. One of them is Sydney. Right at the very beginning readers understand her guilt and heartache even though the accident had happened two years ago. Because of it, Sydney grew very wary of parties while in college. She didn’t disapprove in the act itself, but rather people’s habit of drinking too much and then driving afterwards. Her accident had been enough to drill the thought into her mind.

Evan, as mentioned in the synopsis, is Melanie’s boyfriend. Melanie is Syd’s roommate. She was a nice enough person who had some awkward moments with Sydney. They weren’t particularly close even after spending a year living together, but when they could have been closer friends if given the chance, I think.

The synopsis also tells what’s going to happen early on in the story. Melanie dies… and the circumstances surrounding it become the main conflict throughout the story. It doesn’t veer into the mystery genre, but there are questions that come up. As Sydney finds out more about the night Melanie died, the more questions arise. Who and what caused Melanie to act like she did? My heart pinched as I read more about what really went on that night.

As I said, this story is not a love story but a reality check. I honestly did not particularly like Sydney or Evan. In fact the person I liked the most was Lukas, Sydney’s gay best friend. He’s the most real and sincere character, in my opinion, and the most mature. Sure he had his silly days (Meryl Streep movie marathons? LOL) but comes clean with his feelings and thoughts. At the end of the day, he makes the right decisions. I just wish I could say the same for Sydney and Lukas.

Sydney, in spite of her guardedness against parties and reckless drinking and driving, she ends up doing exactly the one thing she feared the most. Evan, in spite of him saying he loves Sydney, I just don’t find him to be sincere or indeed mature enough to believe in his words. He behaved like a douche for the most part. L I also think that they moved forward with their relationship too soon after Melanie’s death. 

I am, however, giving Crashing Into You close to 4 stars because it delivers a message that I think young people today need to understand. I might sounding like a prude now, hahahah! But really… many things in this book reek of immaturity, irresponsibility, recklessness and plain stupidity. Although I didn’t like the characters I appreciated the message of the book. I may be wrong in assuming the author intended for that to happen, but that’s the positive I found in this story.

Crashing Into You ends in a minor cliffhanger (or at least I think it’s minor). Sydney and Evan will have to face the legal repercussions of the final events in the book. I hope friendships will survive…!

Buy links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Bookish college sophomore Sydney Baker wants Evan Taylor with every ounce of her being. The hottest stud on campus, Evan is six foot four, ripped, stacked with muscles. He’s even easy to talk to.

There’s just one problem: he’s her roommate Melanie’s boyfriend.

But when Melanie tragically dies after a night of wild partying, Sydney and Evan turn to each other in a time of intense grief. And it doesn’t take long for their close friendship to blossom into something more.

Unfortunately for Sydney, secrets from the past soon put her relationship with Evan to the test. Especially when a sexy blonde freshman makes her way into Evan’s life, and tries to rip away everything Sydney holds close to her heart.


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About the Author:

B.D. Rowe is a Sacramento native with a penchant for crafting tales of romance, mystery, and intrigue. You can often find B.D. at the local coffee shop drinking white chocolate mochas and writing into the wee hours of the night. This is B.D.'s first New Adult novel.

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  1. Great review! This sounds like a decent read and different! "this story is not a love story but a reality check" this intrigues me the most! :)

  2. Thank you for taking the time to read Yohanna! Much appreciated!


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