At the end of the day, when the kids are all tucked in bed I love to sneak away and have a few quiet minutes to myself. Most recently I could be found reading “Crashing Into Me” by R. L. Jackson.
A year after being left at the altar, Lana McKenzie was working to rebuild her life. Just when she thinks she has things under control, her life comes crashing down around her after an embarrassing encounter with her ex and his new fiance. Needing to escape and heal her broken heart and damaged pride, she runs away to house-sit at a quiet mountain estate.
Lana is sure that she will be able to find peace at her mountain retreat, that is until Kayden Capshaw comes crashing into her life. Kayden is an out of control playboy desperately trying to escape his past before it destroys him.
Forced together by a winter storm, Lana finds it more and more difficult to keep her distance. Will this budding romance be able to withstand the forces that are trying to pull them apart?
The author has created a contemporary romance with interesting characters that are defined by their unique life experiences. I love that neither character is perfect. They are flawed just like the rest of us. They both carry emotional baggage that developed from painful experiences in their pasts. The story shows us how your personal experiences make you into the person you are today. We see how these feelings shape who you become and the decisions and actions you make through the lives of each character.
Ms. Jackson will transport you to a small town, nestled in the mountains through her very descriptive storytelling. She will make you feel a full range of emotions from contempt to empathy. She shares the characters memories and experiences to the point where you feel like you are really there, sharing in the moment.
“Crashing Into Me” is the first book into the “Crashing Series” of books. It can be read as a stand-alone book, but if you don’t like cliff-hangers then be sure to purchase “Crashing No More”, Book 2 in the series.
*Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “Crashing Into Me” from the author in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.