New Adult Monday
.. a bi-weekly Feature where we will review and talk about New Adult books! If you are not familiar with this term, you can read my New Adult Discussion post!
For college student Emily Sheppard, the thought of spending a summer alone in New York is much more preferable than spending it in France with her parents. Just completing her freshman year at Callister University, Emily faces a quiet summer in the city slums, supporting herself by working at the campus library. During one of her jogs through the nearby cemetery while visiting her brother Bill’s grave, Emily witnesses a brutal killing-and then she blacks out. When Emily regains consciousness, she realizes she’s been kidnapped by a young crime boss and his gang. She is hurled into a secret underworld, wondering why she is still alive and for how long.
Held captive in rural Vermont, she tries to make sense of her situation and what it means. While uncovering secrets about her brother and his untimely death, Emily falls in love with her very rich and very dangerous captor, twenty-six year- old Cameron. She understands it’s a forbidden love and one that won’t allow her to return to her previous life. But love may not be enough to save Emily when no one even knows she is missing.
I cannot even remeber how I found this book. I think it might have popped up on my amazon recommendations list. Anyway, it sounded phenomenal and I ended up devouring it super fast!
Secrets, Crime and a lot of Danger!
Unfortunate events lead to Emily being held captive ba a young, sexy and very dangerous crime boss! Not being able to flee, she get deeper and deeper into secrets she should never got to know int he first place. But, despite the danger she slowly falls for Cameron – who is ruthless, dangerous and oh so sexy!
The story held me captive right from the beginning as i was packed with action to get me easily hooked. Moreover, all these secrets surrounding Cameron and his status as boss of the underworld were fascinating with a mix of thrill and intrigue. The story was very rich and only the middle part was a little slow, but the rest of the story was amazingly paced and filled with everything I love in a book!
Emily and Cameron
….. are a unlike pair. She’s coming from a good house and was never faced with danger before let alone, crime bossed. Thinking Emily might be naive will prove us wrong when we realize what she burdens herself with to get away from her controlling rich family. It takes a lot of courage and strength and these are the features we admire Emily the most for.
Cameron however had a totally different upbringing and circumstanced lead to his being one of the youngest crime bosses ever. He’s both dangerous, bad ass and vulnerable when it comes to love and deep feelings and Julie Hockles played out these contradictions so wonderfully, that we cannot help it but fall for Cameron.
Together? They are such an unlike pair. but they work together and complete each other in a way none of them would have believed. Their romance was slow and carefully played. Despite an instant attraction it took time to truly fall for each other and I loved falling for this pair right along with them!
Love despite all odds
Crow’s Row is a thrilling and utterly fascinating love story about two people who are so insanely different. Even more the story explores a lot of grey zones and brings us to question our own judgement and values. sometimes it’s hard to put aside what we think is right and wrong for the love of the story. I always love when an authors makes me both uncomfortable but fall in love with the characters and story despite everything I normally would label as wrong.
“Whoever said that love hurts was wrong. Love is excruciating, especially when you can feel it slipping through your fingers and there is nothing you can do about it. Like someone was playing tug-of-war with my limbs, ripping to shreds whatever was left behind. What it would feel like when love was lost…I wouldn’t survive that”
“You’ll probably die if you stay with me,’ he told me.
‘Then I’m dead either way, because I won’t survive without you.”
Crow’s Row by Julie Hockley was dark, intense, filled with emotion, action and an heartbreaking and shocking ending. Crow’s Row explores love that is stronger than upbringings and circumstances and makes us question what we label right and wrong.