Campus Crush

Campus Crush

by Ashelyn Drake

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Overview

When you're looking for love, you have to be willing to break the rules-and the coeds of Timberland College are doing just that.

Campus Crush is a boxed set of five steamy companion novellas: Nothing To Tell, Romancing the R.A., Behind Closed Doors, Rushing Into Love, and Looking For Love.

Follow these couples in one book as they go to great lengths to find love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495997501
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Ashelyn Drake is a romance author. While it's rare for her not to have either a book in hand or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing set and there's never a bad time for some dark chocolate. She also writes speculative fiction under the name Kelly Hashway.

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Campus Crush 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
ktlc1113 More than 1 year ago
CAMPUS CRUSH by Ashelyn Drake combines four novellas in one. Discover the ups and downs of relationships as four Timberland College co-eds search for love. Mike relies on cheesy pick-up lines to (mostly fail) at getting girls. When he catches the eye of sun-bathing beauty Fallon, he thinks he may have finally found someone to love. Noelle hasn't even officially started college when she falls for handsome swimmer and R.A., Andy, at freshman orientation. But are the feelings mutual? Take-charge Julia inserts herself into Darren's life when she sees him eating alone at a pub and decides to join him, but a series of secrets and miscommunications jeopardize their future. Mindy isn't into younger guys. That is not until Ben serenades her at the Freshman mixer and wows her with a kiss. All four stories are fun and sexy and pull at all the right heartstrings. The sexual tension of these four couples sizzles off the pages. I gobbled up these novellas, not even stopping for a break in between. The angst of new relationships and excitement of falling in love made me simultaneously glad to be out of that new-love phase and long to be back in a new relationship. I also enjoyed how the each story had its own arc, but the characters all intermingled throughout all four stories.
BookloverUT More than 1 year ago
This short story box set is a great way to spend a weekend. I loved the characters and the way they strived to get the guy/gal. There was enough suspense to keep me turning the pages. I recommend this to anyone who loves romantic literature
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Four stories in one! I couldn't decide which of the couples I like best. You can't go wrong with a gorgeous R.A., a sexy bartender, a hot guy with no game, and a younger guy who serenades you.
Beverly_Stowe More than 1 year ago
Ah, the college years. Study. Make new friends. Fall in love. Experience disappointment. Party. Just another day in the life of thousands of students as they leave home to get an education, often in more than classwork. CAMPUS CRUSH, a new adult book by Author Ashelyn Drake, consists of four novellas about friendship, love, and making the right choices. In each story we see the pressures and challenges new students face in college, not only in their classes, but also in their personal lives. Take Mike who just wants to be honest with a girl but knows they expect flattery rather than honesty. His best friend Mindy, yes, a girl, tries to offer advice. He’s not buying. He’s also hung up on this beautiful mystery girl. In each story we see characters from the other stories since they’re all attending the same college. They’re trying to “grow up.” They’re no longer in high school. New worlds…um..guys await. There’s Noelle, soon to be a freshman, and Andy, a sophomore RA (Resident Advisor) also a swimmer with a hunky body. Julia and Darren make another hot couple, as do Mindy and Ben. A lot of the action takes place in the bedroom. Sometimes people are disappointing, and not quite what one thought they were. Ashelyn Drake has a knack for creating characters with distinct personalities. They make mistakes. They laugh. They cry. They’re human. CAMPUS CRUSH should appeal to readers that are experiencing some of the same situations as Noelle, Julia, and Mindy face. I hope they don’t think hopping into bed with the “love of their life” is necessary though. Yes, I believe in marriage first. Readers should enjoy the ups and downs of college life and maybe even can relate to the characters in the stories. ###
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So romantic and i anistly did not expect that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. I strongly recommend it. Hate how if u want to read the next book then u have to pay money. What if people dont have money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved loved loved this book. The stories were so cute. I really enjoyed how they all revolved around the same group and how they were there for each other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! I loved how the 4 relashionships all tied together. My favorite couple was Andy and Noelle and Ben and Mindy. I really wish Ashelyn Drake would make an extended book foe each couple. I strongly reccomend this novel!
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Each set of characters had a unique story
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KKetch More than 1 year ago
Nothing to Tell I found Nothing to Tell one of the best in this novella collection. I really enjoyed it! Especially the fact that it was written in the male point of view. Mike was refreshing difference from most of the “Perfect Book Boyfriends.” He was realistic, and yes, a jerk. In fact, that was exactly what I loved. Oh, and Mindy!! Who says a girl isn’t up to being a guy’s wing-man? I think this girl actually rocked at it! Her advice and friendship with Mike was spot on. As for the storyline, I found it very captivating because it reminded me so much of the old ‘Demon Lover’ stories they use to tell in Europe. The ones that were meant to warn young men and women to be cautious about mysterious lovers. Except, there was no paranormal element in this contemporary version. Only trouble. I would definitely recommend this novella. It’s fun, quick, and a well worth the read. Romancing the R.A. I really enjoyed Romancing the R.A.! Compared to Behind Closed Doors, this was more my kind of contemporary romance. Honestly, I so wish my college orientation experience was similar to this novel, especially with all the hottie R.A. boys hanging around. The best was that I could really relate to Noelle throughout the novel. The kind of luck she had, the little mishaps, were things I could see happening to me. I also love how her confidence grew through the novel, despite the few embarrassing moments that occurred. And the chemistry between her and Andy was so natural—which I really didn’t feel with Julia and Darren in Behind Closed Doors. Also, though the plot of Romancing the R.A. might have only been two days, the romance’s pace was easy and perfect. This is a great NA romantic novella! I would definitely recommend for a quiet afternoon read. Behind Closed Doors Not being a reader who is easily won over with contemporary romance genres, I found Behind Closed Doors a nice, easy-to-read novel that definitely held my interest. The story line was well thought out, and the challenges and dilemma were definitely fresh and intriguing. However, truthfully, I really was not impressed with the main character, Julia. She really came off desperate throughout the novel. For example, despite the fact that she found out Darren was her TA and off limits, she still plunged head long in her effort to get into his pants. Plus, I also found the freak-out moments afterward when Darren wouldn’t text or call her very off-putting. I just couldn’t stand her behavior. On the other hand, I was pleased with Darren. With how many ways this kind of relationship could and does go wrong in real life, I appreciated how he handled the situation. At least he’s honorable and honest. I’m looking forward to see what other trouble lies in the Campus Romance series. Rushing Into Love Rushing into Love has to be one of my favorite stories this year! I loved Mindy in Nothing to Tell, but her story in Rushing into Love reveals the many layers to this girl, including the girl who just wants to find love. Though I could really relate to Noelle’s sort of luck and clumsy mistakes, I think Mindy was really my soul mate in the series. We are so much alike, always being considered the good girl, follows rules, stays away from trouble. I just glad to see someone like that honestly win out for a change. Okay, so a small part of me always hoped Mindy and Mike might get together, but I can also understand the whole “We’re better as friends” relationship. However, I would not call Ben my favorite book boyfriend. The whole time he was with Mindy, I just had this constant nagging feeling about him. He was too perfect. He was doing everything a girl would dream a guy to do. Call me suspicious, but I don’t trust men like that. I more trust men like Mike. And my suspicions were right! I’m just glad the ending was well worth it. Seriously, there were times this novella had my gut all knotted up. The last thing I wanted was Mindy to become completely broken. The only down side, in my opinion, was I felt the ending was rushed (no pun intended). Overall, I loved the Campus Crush Series, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good New Adult read.