Crave: Part One by E.K. Blair

Title: Crave: Part One
Series: Crave Duet #1
Author: E.K. Blair
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2017
Blurb
Kason and Adaline.
From the moment
they met, they started to fall. Neither of them predicted just how far the drop
would be, though.
Loving Adaline was
all Kason had ever wanted to do. But layer by layer, he started to unravel,
forcing Adaline to face an addiction she never could’ve imagined.
This is what
happens when one person loves beyond the craving and the other craves beyond
the loving.

 

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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Coming Soon
Crave: Part Two releases October 16
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Author Bio
E.K. Blair,
takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her dynamic and intense
writing style. Noted for her ability to create fleshed-out characters that will
evoke a realm of reactions, you can be assured that her stories will linger
with you far beyond the last word.
 
A former first grade
teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is
how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything
dark and moody. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking
them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.
 
Aside from writing,
E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and
spending time with her friends. She’s a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and
everything in between.
Author Links
Crave: Part One
E.K. Blair

4.5 stars

I loved the blurb for Crave: Part One by E.K. Blair, the first book in her new Crave duet, as soon as I read it. However, I was so unprepared for the story I read. I was consumed. A story of first love, first heartbreak, forgiveness, hope, new beginnings and devastation.

Adaline moved to a new city close to the end of her junior year. Being the new girl is not easy, but she befriends a group of guys that take her under their wing. But from the moment she met Kason, she was enthralled by him. But he kept his distance from her.

Kason is taken by Adaline as soon as he meets her and wants to avoid her at all costs, but something about her calls to him. Not only do they come from very different worlds, he has secrets that haunt him and that he does not fully understand.

Since the moment Kason and Adaline met, they begin falling, falling hard. Adaline was sweet and innocent and at times too naïve. But she was honest, caring and loyal. Kason was haunted by past hurts and cravings he does not understand. With Adaline, he wanted to be strong, though at times he failed, he loved her. He was sweet and smart, but full of insecurities.

I want to say so much to convey how consumed I was with this story, but at the same time I do not want to give any spoilers. Kason and Adaline experience first love and embark on a journey of love and new experiences. But Kason is keeping something from Adeline that eventually comes between them. Can they find a way to move forward together or are the obstacles too much to survive?

I truly enjoyed this story. First love is sweet, endearing and gives you all the feels, but first love comes with heartbreak and hard lessons as well. This reading journey is a roller coaster ride of emotions. Your heart will swell and break. That ending blew me away, but my ereader is intact, barely. I am now going to sit here waiting for book 2!

~ Liz

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