Saturday, April 11, 2009


Great Moments in Last Night's Reading
Book: Crash Into Me by Jill Sorenson
Page: I'm about half through
Spoiler level: Low

I am so wrapped up in this book! I'm writing this post before bed, and I'm looking intensely forward to getting back to these characters.  I love when a book gets me full of anticipation like this.

Quick rundown: heroine Sonny Vasquez goes undercover (as Summer Moore) in a surfing town to investigate surfing great, Ben Fortune, as a possible serial killer. And they like each other. A lot.

Anticipation point #1: What is sexy surfer Ben going to do when he finds out Sonny is really a cop? He is going to freak!! I'm worried about this bombshell, but I feel hopeful around it, too.

Anticipation point #2: When they finally have sex, I am going to freak!!
Both of these characters are wounded individuals. Ben lost his wife, Sonny has a dark past we don't yet know the details on. They are both super into each other but trying not to be. I enjoyed this little exchange:
Maybe it was the way he spoke [his dead wife's] name, or the tortured look on his face, but it was obvious he was still in love with her. Never mind the case, or that she was here under and assumed name, playing a role. Forget Summer Moore; Sunny Vasquez was crushed.
"What do you want from me?" she asked in a whisper.

Ben understood the question. [...]. Slipping his arms around her waist, he dipped his head low, putting his lips very close to her ear. "Sex," he breathed, making the word a caress.
Oh, Ben, stop lying to yourself! and to her! Reader, when and if you read the book, you see this is a complex little moment. Truth: Ben is totally falling for her.

Anticipation #3: Carly, will you find resolution? How? Where will it come from?
People have made much of the compelling teenage subplot here, and they're right. Ben's daughter, Carly, has issues, but she's super likable and well drawn. I love reading about her.

Anticipation #4: Young James, get away from that horrible abusive dad! Carly's boyfriend James is one of my favorite characters in the book, besides Summer. I have a lot of hope for him.

Okay, it's calling to me. More tomorrow.


orannia said...

I've read a review of this and have heard lots of good things about Carly & James :) Happy reading!

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

maybe they will have hot angry sex in the ocean or on the beach?

Carolyn Jean said...

Or: it's a strong subplot.

KB, no comment! (But see the post I just put up!!)

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

Wasn't it a great angry sex scene? MMM...

Carolyn Jean said...

It was such a great one. I sort of wanted to type it out up top, but then I didn't want to spoil it. But I loved how he kept being like, 'tell me to stop' and what do you want?' To make sure she wanted mad angry sex as much as he did.

I hope they get mad again at each other.

Jill Sorenson said...

So glad you enjoyed the hot angry sex! One of my favorite scenes to write, definitely. :)

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

There should be more angry sex in books.

Renee said...

I've been wanting to read this one! Glad to hear you're loving it!

So do they have make up sex after the angry sex? ;-)

Ann Aguirre said...

Oh, serendipity! I just bought this at Mysterious Galaxy on Friday night. Now I cannot wait to read it even more.

naida said...

good for you, i'm jealous! i've been waiting to find a read like that, one that I don't want to put down.
enjoy it :)

Anonymous said...

sounds good very hot cover

Mandi said...

I can't wait to read this one!!

Ladytink_534 said...

Lol, hope it meets your expectations! Sounds like a good one :)