Crush

Crush

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by Crystal Hubbard
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9781585712434
Publisher:
Genesis Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Series:
Indigo: Sensuous Love Stories Series
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.79(d)

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Crush 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Crush is a romance pure and simple. Miranda happens to be a black womana and Lucas is a white man but their races are not the central focus of the book. Miranda has trust issues stemming from a bad past relationship and Lucas just wants someone who'll love him for himself and not his fame or wealth. This book is a contemporary fairy tales that says a lot about celebrity, human nature and taking a chance. Loved this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read from this author. I really enjoyed her style of writing as well as the book. This was a good read and I will definitely read another one of her romance novels. Good job Ms. Hubbard!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the third novel I've read by Mrs. Hubbard. Her stories are AWESOME! She makes you fall in love with her characters from the first chapter. I thoroughly enjoyed the way Lucas loved Miranda. He was definitely a very passionate, honest and caring man. Lucas told Miranda straight up not only with his words, but also with his actions how much he cared for her. What more could a girl want?!! And to think she almost threw him away because of her fears and insecurities. This novel was filled with hot, steamy, passionate embraces that kept you turning the pages. And even though theirs was an interracial relationship, it didn't dominate the story and it wasn't the issue that kept Miranda from giving her heart to Lucas. It was a wonderfully romantic ride! Can't wait to read more from Mrs. Hubbard.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Crush has romance, humor, emotion, camaraderie, excitement, passion, and a baby, all the things I look for in my romance novels. Hubbard is a new talent to watch!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When a tomboyish sports reporter is pulled from death by the frontman of a popular rock band, you know you're in for something good. In Crush by Crystal Hubbard, Miranda Penney is the atypical heroine mired in the pain of past heartbreak while she tries to keep her feelings for rocker Lucas Fletcher at a safe distance. Hubbard shows her mastery of clever dialogue, humourous situations, and love scenes that achieve dignity, multileveled intimacy and good old fashioned heat. The characters are rich and well-developed, the locales they travel to are described with vibrant sensory detail, and the romance unfolds beautifully. Hubbard writes with an elegance rare in romance novels, so readers are in for a unique treat with Crush. Secondary character Bernard Reilly nearly steals the show in places. Mary-Kate Dodd, Bay State Ladies Book Club
Guest More than 1 year ago
Crush is a riot! Good work Crystal Hubbard!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kept loosing my spot. Has a nice ending.djc
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Love, Love, Loved it!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not a romance reader usually but once I started Crush I could not put it down. This girl writes too good for romance plain and simple. I found this story to be very well-written, funny, passionate and very realistic of how ordinary people and celebrities are. I very much respect the way the character of Miranda is depicted as a black women in a society where her gender and race are sometimes held against her. Crystal Hubbard very subtley draws an accurate picture of what it must be like to be an African-American woman in a male-dominated career. This is a very intelligent book that will satisfy romance readers that like smart books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had the pleasure of meeting this author in person in Chicago and she is as gracious and humble as she is talented. Crush is a rich, romantic story that had me purring like a kitten. I will read anything this author comes out with next.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Crush is the story of Miranda Penney and Lucas Fletcher, and it is AMAZING. Miranda is the only woman reporter working in the sports department of a major Boston newspaper the Herald-Star. She goes to a concert with the Star's music writer Bernard Reilly 'who is great!' and she's almost crushed to death in a crowd surge at the front of the stage. None other than Lucas himself pulls her to safety and he literally falls for Miranda at that moment. Miranda's gun shy because she's dated a professional baseball player who cheated on her then publicly broke up with her, so she's not so eager to chance her feelings on another celebrity. Miranda's father was a cheater too so she's doubly convinced that she can't go out with another celebrity. Lucas wears her down in the most romantic ways. It's like a fairy tale the way Lucas woos Miranda. But then things turn south when Lucas tries to push Miranda too far too soon. This part of the book is exceptionally well written because it really shows the depth of emotion between Miranda and Lucas. Miranda learns her lesson about what true love really means and learns to accept love when it's given to her freely from Lucas. I'm a diehard romantic and this book pushed all the right buttons for me. I especially loved the dinner date in Wales. I just wish I could have found a Lucas of my own when I visited there!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hubbard takes on interracial romance in her characteristic witty, smart style. Matching a tomboy sports writer with a princely rock star from Wales, Hubbard takes you into their lives and their love story by taking you into the world of celebrities. Hubbard's experiences as a reporter add excellent realism to the tale as do her skill at establishing her settings. Boston reporter Miranda is a delightfully odd duck among romance heroines and Lucas the rock star has the right stuff to make your heart swoon. Crush is an enjoyable summer read that left me wanting more from this newcomer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I probably sound like a broken record adding my two-bit opinion to all these others but I have to sayhow much I liked Crush by Crystal Hubbard. Its the first interracial romance I've read that didn't beat the same old race conflicts to death. This is a book about two beautiful people with fastpaced lifestyles who have to overcome emotional obstacles and insecurities before they can fall in love. The heroine is African-American and Afro-Brazilian and the hero is Welsh and they both travel for their work. They meet people from all over the world so race isn't a big issue for them. Crush has an element of fantasy that I very much liked but all in all it kept interracial romance in the twenty-first century. Other I/R books I've read make it seem like its still 1963. I'm sure there are still people that don't like I/R relationships but I get tired of reading about the old-fashioned stereotypes and speeches that are in a lot of I/R books. Crystal Hubbard's character of Miranda is a contemporary black heroine that most professional black women can relate to. I loved this book because it respected me as a black woman and showed that you love who you love no matter what color you both are. I can't wait to read this author's next book.