Thursday, January 28, 2016

Review: Hitched (Crushed #2) by Dawn Rae Miller

Source: Received an ebook copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Release Date: Already Released.
Number of Pages: 229 (Paperback)


Description from Goodreads:
Life hasn’t been easy for twenty-three year old Ellie Jacobs since her boyfriend, Fletch, walked out of her life two years earlier. She’s stuck in a consulting job she hates, buried under crushing student loans, and still longing for Fletch despite her best efforts to leave the past behind.

Letting go is hard when everywhere she turns, there’s a reminder of Fletch - from his face on gossip magazines to everyone being obsessed with his company, GroundFloor.

So when Ellie finds herself at a mutual friend’s wedding with Fletch, she decides to grin and bear it for the sake of the bride and groom. But years of anger have piled up, and Ellie doesn’t know if she can last the weekend without going crazy or lashing out.

However, as the wedding weekend progresses, Ellie realizes anger can only take you so far, but love can take you farther.
I absolutely loved CRUSHED when it came out in 2012, so I jumped at the chance to read HITCHED because I was super curious, and excited to see what happened next in Ellie and Fletch's story! I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed to hear how the book would start, but as soon as I started reading, I was completely swept up in their world again! And I was just hoping, and hoping that Ellie and Fletch could figure out what went wrong in their past and get back to being together!

I remember loving the first book CRUSHED because I loved Fletch's point of view; his story was so honest and it was hilarious. The characters were fantastic, and so was the writing. While HITCHED is from Ellie's point of view instead of Fletch's, it was still just as amazing and it contained everything that I'd loved from the first book. It was funny, realistic, and honest, too. I've always loved Ellie. She funny, smart, and just a wonderful person, and it was great to get to connect with her and all of the other characters again. Most of all...it was great to see Ellie and Fletch reconnect though!

I won't go into too many details about the romance or what happens between Ellie and Fletch because I think it's best experienced by reading it yourself, but I absolutely loved HITCHED. I loved seeing how Ellie and Fletch have grown since CRUSHED, and was thrilled to see them work through what happened in their past. The whole book made me think of a reunion of sorts. I loved seeing how all of the characters had changed, grown, and how their lives intertwined after the graduated.

I'd definitely recommend HITCHED to fans of CRUSHED and I do think it's best to read CRUSHED first, but be prepared to be sad when it starts...if you're anything like me, you'll be just as upset about Ellie and Fletch being apart at the beginning as I was! Overall, HITCHED was a fantastic story and I absolutely loved it!

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One of my favourite parts of HITCHED was seeing how the characters had grown since the first book. So I'm curious, are you a fan of sequels that show how characters' have grown since the first book?

Do HITCHED and the book that preceded it, CRUSHED, sound like something you'd enjoy?

4 comments:

  1. It's nice when you can see the characters growing up over the course of a book or series. Glad you enjoyed this one Ambur!

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    1. I agree! :) I always love to see where they end up after it's been a while. :) Thanks, Megan!

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  2. Yeah, absolutely I always appreciate when a character experiences a true arc over the course of a series! It's more realistic that way. And I'm guessing the author was able to use the characters' apart time to add more to their individual personalities before bringing them together again and having them grow more as a couple? If so, that sounds great :)

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    1. Me, too! She sure was, and it really added to the story. It also gave it a bit of mysterious aspect since we really weren't sure what had happened between the two main characters since the first book. :) They definitely were better together by the end of the book, and since the last book was when they were 18 and just graduating high school, they were definitely a lot more mature. :)

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