Deadly Crush (Deadly Trilogy, Book 1)

Deadly Crush (Deadly Trilogy, Book 1)

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by Ashley Stoyanoff
     
 

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Dog Mountain is just like any other small town — peaceful and uneventful. Well, that is if peaceful means wolves howling all night, and uneventful means it’s overrun by pesky werewolves, then yes, Dog Mountain is just your average small town.

Jade Shaw has spent the last two years avoiding the pack. But when Aidan Collins moves to town, avoiding

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Dog Mountain is just like any other small town — peaceful and uneventful. Well, that is if peaceful means wolves howling all night, and uneventful means it’s overrun by pesky werewolves, then yes, Dog Mountain is just your average small town.

Jade Shaw has spent the last two years avoiding the pack. But when Aidan Collins moves to town, avoiding the dogs doesn’t seem possible. The pack wants him just as much as she does.

Determined to keep him out of the pack’s grasp, Jade does everything she can to gain his attention. Little does she know, Aidan is in deeper with the pack than she could have imagined, and competing for his attention is a deadly game, one she may not want to win.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045223379
Publisher:
Ashley Stoyanoff
Publication date:
08/23/2013
Series:
Deadly Trilogy , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
7,275
File size:
324 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Ashley Stoyanoff is an author of romance novels for young adult and new adult readers, including The Soul’s Mark series and the Deadly Trilogy. She lives in Southern Ontario with her husband, Jordan, and two cats: Tanzy and Trinity. In July 2012, Ashley published her first novel, The Soul’s Mark: FOUND, and shortly thereafter, she was honored with The Royal Dragonfly Book Award for both young adult and newbie fiction categories. An avid reader, Ashley enjoys anything with a bit of romance and a paranormal twist. When she’s not writing or devouring her latest read, she can be found spending time with her family, watching cheesy chick flicks or buying far too many clothes. Ashley loves hearing from her readers, so feel free to connect with her online. www.ashleystoyanoff.com www.facebook.com/AshleyStoyanoffTheSoulsMark www.goodreads.com/ashley_stoyanoff

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Deadly Crush (Deadly Trilogy, Book 1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a great YA book. Great story line. Lots of mystery between the characters, and a girl that holds her own to any male dominating alpha pack. I enjoy stories where the girl isn't helpless, Jade is anything but. She is so dominant that the wolves have decided not to recruit her. But what happens when one She-wolf goes to far and tries to take Jade out? Jade becomes who she is meant to be. Aidan is new in town, but Jade will not leave his mind. He is the new Alpha and between trying to figure out how this pack got so lost, trying to win Jade and gain the respect of the town. Aidan has his hands full. Will Jade and him be able to put their differences aside fort the good of the pack? Don't plan on putting this book down once you start reading.
ToManyBooksNotEnoughTime More than 1 year ago
I want to thank Ms. Stoyanoff for granting my the honor of reading this eARC of her latest book, Deadly Crush, in exchange for an honest review. The fact that I received this book for free in no way influenced my review. <blockquote>Dog Mountain is just like any other small town &mdash; peaceful and uneventful. Well, that is if peaceful means wolves howling all night, and uneventful means it&rsquo;s overrun by pesky werewolves, then yes, Dog Mountain is just your average small town. Jade Shaw has spent the last two years avoiding the pack. But when Aidan Collins moves to town, avoiding the dogs doesn&rsquo;t seem possible. The pack wants him just as much as she does. Determined to keep him out of the pack&rsquo;s grasp, Jade does everything she can to gain his attention. Little does she know, Aidan is in deeper with the pack than she could have imagined, and competing for his attention is a deadly game, one she may not want to win.</blockquote> Jade is a great protagonist, a strong-willed girl who isn't afraid to speak her mind when she feels the need to. And no one is off limits, human or werewolf. Living on Dog Mountain her whole life means she has always been aware of the werewolf pack, or as she thinks of them in less than flattering terms 'the dogs.' She never really cared for them until the day they ripped her best friend Dominic away from her, turning him into a werewolf right in front of her. After being bitten he followed orders and walked into the woods without even looking back at Jade once, so in her mind he abandoned her, alone at night in the park. But it wasn't the place that he abandoned her, it was how easily he walked away from his best friend. Two years later and she still hasn't forgiven him. Instead she vehemently hates everything, and everyone, wolf-related. Aidan is driving through town, away from his alpha father, when he happens to stop for food and a rest in Dog Mountain. Following protocol he goes to announce his presence to the resident alpha to acknowledge him and let him know that he is just passing through. Instead he sees red when he finds Ray, the local alpha beating his female Alpha to death. In public with lots of his pack looking on and doing nothing to intervene. Aidan's instincts take over; he challenges Ray for dominance and ends up killing him. No big loss as Ray was a mean alcoholic that heavily damaged his pack - now Aidan's pack if he wants it, which he decides he does. The first thing he does is allow the badly beaten female alpha's request to leave the pack and clear out of town, creating a power vacuum. Suddenly the alpha games are on, and any female interested in becoming female alpha to Aidan's male alpha could fight the others - last one standing would be the winner. The problem is Aidan has fallen for Jade, even though he hardly knows her. She emits alpha pheromones even as a human. Without knowing Jade's loathing for werewolves Aidan makes a crucial mistake in not telling her what he is. As their mutual attraction is noticed by all, Jade suddenly becomes a fair target in the alpha games, regardless of the fact that she is human. Throughout all of this Jade and Aidan become closer and closer, until the day comes when Jade finds out he's been lying to her all along. It doesn't matter to Jade if it is a lie of omission or not. A lie is a lie. The two are locked in a power struggle that could spell doom for the entire pack if they don't get a handle on their feelings for each other, and fast! For not only is the male alpha unbalanced during this time, but there is yet to be a female alpha named, and aside from all that is the problem of werecougars moving in on their territory. Throw in some terrifying &amp; heartbreaking internal treachery of the worst kind and you have the ingredients for a cataclysmic disaster. A entertaining read, this story pulls you in and keeps you moving through the slow parts just as well as through the high adrenaline parts. The pacing of the story is smooth, never slowing down too much or getting to bogged down in unnecessary details, nor does it overreach and get ahead of itself. Like a raging river it carries you along with the characters, giving enough detail so that you feel as if you are there as events unfold, sharing the bumps and bruises right along with the characters as they get them. Ms. Stoyanoff leaves you right on the cusp of the waterfall the river has brought everyone to, already halfway over the edge and halfway still on the side with a slim prayer for rescue. However instead of praying for rescue you'll find yourself praying for the second book in this new series so that you find out how things will be resolved.
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This is just not my genre...and in this book the guys are extremely mean to the ladies. I just can not tolerate that and having said that I think if you are genuinely a fan of the werewolves you will probably like this book. The end is sort of a cliff hanger.
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A good book but with the emotional roller coaster it was a little hard to follow. Also, not everyones actions always made sense somtimes it needed more plot explanations........................................................................
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Hazel_G More than 1 year ago
4.5 Howling At The Moon Stars! An Amazing Start To A Rockin&rsquo; New Series!  I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. The Review:  Another Fascinating Tale By A Remarkable and Talented Author! Deadly Crush is the very first book in Ashley Stoyanoff&rsquo;s brand new Young Adult/New Adult Deadly Trilogy. I became a huge fan of Ashley&rsquo;s when I read her first book in her Soul&rsquo;s Mark series which blew my mind. So I was really excited when I got this eARC for her new trilogy and I was most definitely NOT disappointed. This author has a talent for writing amazing and creative stories with the best characters, especially the heroine, who is sometimes flawed but always strong and fierce. This book was no different. I loved every exciting moment. Story... Killing the Alpha male and inheriting his pack on his first night in a town he was just passing through was never nineteen year old Aidan&rsquo;s plan. But once the dice was rolled, he was thrilled to follow in the footsteps of his alpha father and be this packs new leader. Now all he has to do is change the unruly ways of the rogue pack, declare a winning mate out of the small group of rivaling she-wolves and not fall for the one human who's caught his attention and is totally off limits. Trouble is, the pack is resistant to change and they are challenging his every decision, the she-wolves are all conniving and treacherous and there's something different about the human, Jade, that calls to his inner wolf he just can&rsquo;t resist. Everything is spinning out of control! Jade has never had anything but heartbreak and bitterness when it comes to the werewolf pack at Dog Mountain. Everyone in their small community either gives them a wide berth or loves them. But stealing away her best friend two years before, only cemented how cruel they can be as they roam the town taking anything and everything they want, when they want. Worse yet, the pack as a whole, goes out of their way to avoid her or outright taunt her. When her ex-bff, Dominic, starts coming around after ignoring her for two years, it causes even more trouble and breaks those carefully placed walls she&rsquo;s built in his absence. And then there&rsquo;s the new mysterious guy who&rsquo;s hanging around the pack that&rsquo;s caught her attention. There&rsquo;s something about Aidan that pulls at her ...and unknowingly puts her in more danger than she can even imagine. And things get really messed up when she&rsquo;s unintentionally entrenched in the one thing she hates the most.. and she has to make a lot of choices and decisions fast, to save herself and those she cares about.  Someone is plotting against them and its up to her to find out who and why.  Characters... Aidan desires Jade beyond all else and when the opportunity presents itself and there's a real chance they can be together, he goes about getting her all wrong. He wants and needs her submission, thinking that's what will bring them together. That's how he was taught to handle things but he&rsquo;s never had to make concessions with a female that has nothing but alpha in her. In his fear of losing her, he causes her heartbreak and pain which is something she&rsquo;s very familiar with, since that's what Dominic did to her.  Jade hates the pack for ruining her friendship with her best friend and she wants nothing to do with them but when Aidan shows up in town and snags her interest as well as the interest of the female were&rsquo;s, challenges are set in place and unbeknownst to her, she suddenly finds herself turning into the very thing she hates. Even with all that going on, her interest in Aidan is overwhelming. With secrets running rampant and traitors in their mists, the pack sets a dangerous course to find the motives of a rival pack. These two have to find a way to work together and with Aidan&rsquo;s alpha instincts and Jades stubbornness clashing, things get out of hand fast. I loved watching these two fight what they were feeling. They struggled to find their way and they struggled with their emotions. It was a terrific push/pull filled with angst.  I also loved the side characters in this story. This author has a great talent for writing stories around stories which all come together in the end. Its fun, its entertaining and always a joy to read. Heroine Shout Out... I really love Ashely&rsquo;s work. She always writes her heroines with such strength and honesty and conviction. They are stubborn to a fault and fiercely loyal. I loved Jade&rsquo;s character. She didn't back down, even when things get beyond tough and when she discovers the enemy close to home, she puts on her big girl panties to take care of herself and those she loves. She&rsquo;d formidable and though her heart might be shattered, she drives forwards with determination. The Wrap Up:  This book was brilliant! It was smart, fun and completely enthralling. I started it and before I knew it, I had read the whole night through. This book leaves off with a slight cliffy and I can&rsquo;t wait for book two to find out what happens next with these fascinating character and this enchanting story.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Is there room for another YA paranormal romance? If it has the unique spin only Ashley Stoyanoff can twist, then the answer is yes! Deadly Crush, the first in a new trilogy, Deadly puts the small town of Dog Mountain (yep, seriously) on the maps as a haven for werewolves as they co-habitate with humans out in the open. Too bad this doesn&rsquo;t sit well with Jade, who has lost a lot to the bite of a werewolf and cannot forgive and forget. When a hot new guy hits town, Jade has taken it on herself to keep him safe from the pack. Too bad Jade is wasting her time, Aidan is the new pack alpha, but cannot seem to let her in on the news. Tough, outspoken and completely human, Jade is a force to be reckoned with when angered. When she learns that things are not as they seem and those closest to her have been less than honest, Jade&rsquo;s already turmoil-filled life is in for a massive upheaval and her biggest nightmare could become reality, starring Aidan, the pack and someone Jade could never believe would betray her. Ashley Stoyanoff has given voice to multiple viewpoints, each clear, well-timed and genuinely realistic! Talk about 3-d story-telling! Her sense of good dialogue and great world-building almost make me wonder if she knows something the rest of us don&rsquo;t! From the sights to the sounds and smells, Dog Mountain comes alive, its inhabitants ranging from the typical high school Hierarchy to the laws of the pack. So many secrets, so many webs have been woven, only the strong will survive. Will it include Jade and Aidan, or will forces beyond her control cause Jade to turn her back on happiness and weave her own web of lies? Only Ashley Stoyanoff knows!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deadly Crush by Ashley Stoyanoff rating 5***** This book was provided from the author in exchange for honest literary review. I love anything paranormal. That being said, this book was off the charts to me. Deadly Crush blends action, romance, and pains of growing up all on one novel. I think Dog Mountain is about the best name for a shifter town I have ever heard. I laughed out loud at that one right from the start. As the novel develops, you can't help but identify with Jade. She is a great strong female character which I love. I also felt some of the vulnerability where Aidan was concerned. It was endearing. I honestly don't know which of the boys are my favorite in this one. The characters are so gash darn likeable in this one. As I watched Aidan and Jade's story unfold for once I did.t know what to expect. The author hits you with twist of plot that is so unpredictable it will leave you floored. The ending is uber awesome. I want to write it out so much and spill it all but I don't do spoilers.....To equal up to this part two of this series is going to have to be out of this world This is my first experience with this author and I have to say I was both very happy and presantly surprised. Weres are my favorite of all paranormals, and this is about as vivid and accurate as I have ever been able to have an author recreate in ny mind. overall a great start to a new series. This one has enough to be a stand alone read, but that ending is driving me crazy......when is it I can get my hands on part 2??? Michelle McQueen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written. I find myself wanting to know what is going to happen next, and see further character development. I am not a werewolf fan, so to find myself wanting to read book 2 is a fun surprise. I received a copy for an honest review.
ahervey85 More than 1 year ago
This book was every bit of amazing. I couldn't put it down. It was very refreshing to read a paranormal book about just werewolves. No vamps or demons. In Dog Mountain, the werewolves don't hide. They are out and about amongst the humans. Some think the town was even named for the werewolves. The wolves pretty much rule the town and no one stands up to them. Except for Jade. Jade has lived there her whole life, and despises the wolves. She refuses to back down to anyone from the pack. She lost one of her best friends, Dominic to the pack and hates him too. They were best of friends from the time she was a baby. She blames them for taking him away. I wondered what was really going on between these two, and eventually I found out. Aiden is just passing through the hick town, as he calls it. If it weren't for pure exhaustion, he'd have kept going. He goes to inform the leader that he's there, out of courtesy. What he doesn't expect to find is a poor excuse for an alpha hurting his mate and none of the pack doing anything about it so he steps in. Now the Alpha of the pack, he tries to bring some shape and order back to it. Only problem is, he can't seem to stay away from Jade or stop thinking about her. He is captivated by her. And from the looks of things, she feels the same way towards him. Jade eventually becomes what she thought she despised, and she doesn't know all the rules. Unfortunately for Aiden, he doesn't tell her, thinking he can win her and she will be his. Too bad it backfires. It was very cool how in depth the author went into the details regarding the pack. From the imprint, to the games, to the shifts. Not many books do that from what I've found. It was nice to learn more. This book is all sorts of awesomesauce all packaged up and ready to go. Romance, plot twists, suspense, heck even character twists! I was very saddened and disappointed when it ended and I went searching for the next one only to see it's not out and no ETA of it. :( I'm pretty sure I will be counting down the days until it comes out. I HATE cliffhangers, or no real ending in this case. That my friends, is the only down side to this book. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
AGirlAmongstTheBooks More than 1 year ago
*I was given a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This review is also done in conjunction with International YA Girls Book Club.* Ms. Stoyanoff has done it AGAIN! She has made my emotions go all haywire while reading another of her fantastic books. As soon as I read the first page I was hooked (like always). Jade (the main character) is a strong, bull headed and confident character. In the beginning of the book I wasn't sure if I was going to &quot;click&quot; with her personality, but by the end of the book, I was completely on her side. Her relationship, banter and power &quot;struggle&quot; with Aiden had me flipping through the pages so quickly. Aiden's &quot;alpha&quot; cockiness started putting me off a little towards the middle of the book, but by the end I came around and forgave him. Stoyanoff's characters are strong, well rounded and you either love them or you love to hate them! They all fit perfectly into the storyline. The relationships don't feel rushed or forced. I really enjoyed the 2 different point of views throughout the story and liked how the author clearly defined who was talking. The storyline was easy to follow and the twists/turns in the plot kept me entertained as well as surprised. The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger but not a frustrating one. It was one that makes you feel sated but still wanting more at the same time. I will definitely be reading the next book as soon as I can get me hands on it! If you like YA and haven't read this book (or ANY of Ashley Stoyanoff's books) you NEED to! You can't go wrong!
Pitabread04 More than 1 year ago
OK, I have to say this isn't the typical type of book I read so I was out of my norm reading this but I have to say I LOVED this book! It took me all of a day to read it; I couldn't put it down! It is a paranormal read about Wherewolves, and it is totally not way out there like some books I've heard about. The characters actually seemed real, and I can totally picture them... hot!! This book has suspense, and at the same time will pull at your heart strings. It also has a huge twist in it... but that's all I am going to say as I don't want to ruin it. I can't wait for the second book in this series, which I'm told should be out early 2014, but no exact date yet; so keep your eyes open for it! I am now looking forward to reading Ashley's other series, The Soul's Mark, which I'm told is also great! :) Keep up the great work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first book read by this author. I only gave it four stars because I thought it started out like any other werewolf book. New person comes to town, girl falls in love, they live happily ever after in the end.... BUT, I soon found out that this was not your average book. There are a ton of secrets being kept and a bunch of plans that don't involve everyone and keep others wondering what is really going on. I was up reading it late last night and then picked the book back up this morning. The book had a great ending and is like no other book. I can't wait to read the next book.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
&ldquo;Holy sugar sticks&rdquo; what a novel! It was absolutely awesomesauce.  Stoyanoff&rsquo;s writing style draws you in to her well developed world and gives you a place to call your own while you escape your reality through her work. She writes the way that people really think, feel, and talk. This adds a layer of realism to her supernatural world. This novel also packs an emotional punch. Not only do you have a supernatural story that keeps you guessing and reeling, but this smoothly written novel makes you feel with and for the characters.  Stoyanoff uses the technique of flipping perspectives to great success. She keeps everything straight between the characters while giving us insight into multiple points of view. As a reader, it gives you a much deeper understanding of the story, the town, and the characters. You become more and more attached to the main characters the more you understand them. This builds with the well developed and very captivating characters that Stoyanoff brings forth in this unique story to create a cast of characters that you&rsquo;ll never forget. Stoyanoff has also created a very solid pack law for her town. She takes elements of were-culture and melds it with some very unique wolf traits to create a world all of her own. It is very captivating and extremely entertaining. The uniqueness of this story combined with Stoyanoff&rsquo;s open and enthralling writing style will keep you captivated. You won&rsquo;t be able to put this one down. My biggest issue with this novel is that it ended. Don&rsquo;t get me wrong. There was a definite ending to the novel. Everything is wrapped up nicely while presenting a brilliant segue into the sequel. But it ended. I didn&rsquo;t want to let these characters go. And I can&rsquo;t wait to re-join them in the sequel. Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
**I received a free e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review** &quot;Holy sugar sticks!&quot; This was a really good book :) Deadly Crush is an amazing read. Once you start it, you will not want to put it down. This book is full of twists and turns and plenty of surprises. The first chapter was so great that it immediately pulled me in and made me want to read the rest. I have read and enjoyed other books from Ashley Stoyanoff so I opened this book expecting great things and I was not disappointed. I look forward to the next book in this series. I can't wait to find out what happens with Jade and Aiden and the rest of the pack next! Do yourself a favor and read this book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG!!! Loved this story!! I loved watching Jade come into her power as a young woman. She was strong and compassionate even when confused and upset. My only disappointment is that the next book isn't written yet!!! I can't wait to see what happens next!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It took me less than two days to read it because I could not put it down!! I love Jade; I would love to be her. She is so strong with such a good heart. I cannot wait to see how this story unfolds. This story is wonderfully written and keeps you wanting more. I recommend this book to anyone who love a good romance with a plot twist.