Crashed

Crashed

by Sherilee Gray

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Crashed by Sherilee Gray

She swore never to trust him again...

Fiery mechanic Alexandra Franco should have known better. Years ago, her best friends' older brother took her virginity and broke her heart - or rather, doused it with gasoline, lit a match, and then walked away. And Alex definitely should not have indulged in another hot night with him after the fact. He's not the same boy she fell for, and she sure as hell doesn't want anything to do with the wealthy, ruthless man he's become.

Walking away from Alex was the biggest mistake of Deacon West's life. She belongs with him, and if getting her back means playing dirty, so be it. If she'll grant him a three-month, no-strings affair, he won't sell the building Alex and his sisters use for their auto repair business. Hell, he'll even sign it over to them. But will Alex ever entrust her heart to him again, or are they destined to crash and burn?

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ISBN-13: 9781943336470
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 06/10/2015
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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Crashed 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The chemistry was off the charts with these two. I loved the closeness of the girls and felt sorry for Alex an her childhood, glad she had this family. I just wish Emily had gotten what was coming to her. She hurt a lot of people with her lies! It is an emotional read, filled with steamy loving, conflict, heartache and just an over all wonderful story.****
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
The heat in this story was explosive. I loved Alex and Deacon's history; how they both secretly felt about one another. I have to say that it took me a little bit to like Deacon. I mean I really liked the way he pursued Alex with a vengeance, but some of the words he used when his insecurities would come out made it hard to fully like him. But when his secrets came out, I could understand him more and cheer him on in his pursuit of Alex. The camaraderie between Alex, Piper, and Rusty was beautiful. They were totally devoted to each other, no matter what. Oh to have a friendship / sisterhood like that. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the chemistry.
Chelon More than 1 year ago
This was hot, this was sexy and totally unexpected. Deke is an intense professional alpha angry, possessive, smart, loyal, domineering, dirty and nasty in all the right ways. He is focused on one thing and that is his need for Alex. Alex, of course, was strong but broken and wounded. She couldn't get out of her own way to allow herself to be loved. I don't usually enjoy contemporary because it's usually too sweet, and the only way to get it dirty enough is if it's dark. But this was a good amount of dirty and the fluff was limited to a few pages. I will be continuing with the series and be reading more from this author. I was given an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
christy-womack More than 1 year ago
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book I absolutely could not put this book down, Alex, Piper and Rusty run West Restoration Piper and Rusty are sisters and Jacob their father left the garage to them, BUT he left the building to his son Deacon. Deacon left years ago to go to college and wanted nothing to do with the business, even though his dad wanted him to take it over. Six months ago they lost Jacob, Alex has always though of him as a father, She lost her parents and was in the foster system for years, but Jacob, Piper, Rusty and Deacon became family to her, When she gets a letter from Deacon telling her that he is having the building evaluated (he is going to sell it) she goes to his office and confronts him. But the proposal he comes up with has her floored, She has never forgotten what it felt like to be in his arms six months ago, even though Alex cant open her heart because Deacon shattered it years before that. this book was so wonderful, there are secrets and lies, misunderstandings and heartache. but OMG the scenes between Alex and Deke are HOT HOT HOT. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series.
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
Crashed is book one in the Axle Alley Vipers series by Sherilee Gray. This book was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review by the author. Alexandra “Alex” Franco couldn’t believe it when the letter arrived stating that the building’s owner was having the property valued for possible sale. The building where she shared an auto repair and restoration business with her two best girl friends. Not to mention that the owner was also the older brother of her two business partners and the man she has loved since she was a child. He is also the man that broke her heart. Deacon West seemingly had everything a man could want, except the woman that held his heart. He knew he had hurt her, and that Alex would run as fast as she could if she knew how he really felt. So he would have to play this very carefully. All he needed was time, time to show her she could trust him. Time to prove that they could be good together. So how does he get her to give him the time he needs? He makes a deal with her. Three months to be his, and he would sign over the building. Would three months be enough time to convince her that she was his, that she’d always been his? Alex was a grease monkey. She loved her job, loved the garage. They were just starting to bring in the types of jobs they’d dreamed of. Alex had had a tough life. Her family had been her two best friends, the two sisters she shared her business with, and Deacon. She could barely remember a time she didn’t love Deke. But he was a successful business man, she was a mechanic with permanent grease under her fingernails. She could never fit into his world. “She and Deacon were worlds apart now. They knew as well as she did that a man like Deacon would never want anything but a fling with someone like her.” Deacon would do anything to prove to Alex how important she is to him. But she doesn’t trust him, how could she after the way he had hurt her. There were things he just couldn’t tell her, things that would help her to understand why he did what he did. “Let me go, Deke.” Not going to happen. He’d done it once, and it had been the biggest mistake of his life. This book was completely amazing. I am so happy to have found this author. Well, to be honest, another author friend sort of put us together. Deacon and Alex were perfect. Each had suffered in their pasts for different reasons. Each had serious trust issues from being betrayed. But under all of that, they loved each other. Deke’s methods might have been a bit unconventional, perhaps manipulative! But we can see the depth of his feelings for Alex. He is desperate to win her heart. But as always, fate isn’t going to make this easy for either of them. Deke’s past is not ready to let go yet and he will have to find a way to deal with it. And they both have to find a way to trust one another. Neither of them are prepared to deal with all the feelings they are being bombarded with. And then there is the hotness factor. Deke is off the charts sexy and he definitely knows just how to make Alex stop thinking about anything else except the things he is doing to her. “She was completely lost to him, always had been. And for the first time in her life, she wanted to take a risk on loving someone, despite the possibility of losing him.” So if you want a hot romance with a sexy, alpha male that will do anything at all to win over the woman he loves, this one is for you.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for a honest review. This turned out to be quite a memorable first read for me, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute I spent reading this book! This was a very addictive read, I had only planned to read for thirty minutes, but I got so wrapped up in this book that two hours passed me by before I came up for air, and by that time I was almost done so I forfeited an additional hour of sleep so I could finish the book. The story line was very inventive, well written and had a very nice flow to it, definitely made for a smooth and enjoyable read. The characters chemistry was evident from the start and I loved the approach Ms. Gray took with their relationship...the anticipation made it very exciting to read! Deacon West made the biggest mistake of his life letting Alex Franco go all those years ago...and now that he is finally free from his past he thinks he has devised the perfect plan to get her back. The question is can he convince her to trust him again after all he put her through all those years ago? Alex is still angry with him and not ready to forgive him, and DEFINITELY not ready to let in back into her life! But when he tells her he's going to sell the shop, unless she agrees to play his trophy date for three months, she is faced with the toughest decision of her life! She loves working with her best friends in their shop, and isn't willing to let Deacon sell it right out from underneath them, so having a three month, no strings attached relationship can't be all that bad right... This story will have you smiling, laughing, and blushing the whole way through! I am anxiously awaiting the next installment in the series, I can't wait to see what Ms. Gray has in store for these characters. I highly recommend you make a visit to Axle Alley, you will NOT be disappointed!!
IreneC More than 1 year ago
4 stars Crashed was a very entertaining read. Crashed is the first book in the Axle Alley Vipers series from Sherilee Gray, it's about Alexandra Franco and Deacon West, two friends that shared an unforgettable night together years ago only to have Deacon break Alex's heart the next day when he walked away... Oh boy what a ride this book turned out to be. I have to admit I struggled to like Deacon's character in the beginning, I even wanted to punch him a few times lol but as the story progressed and we got to see things from his POV I slowly grew to like him. For me the highlight in this story was Alex's character, I loved her spunk and determination, loved her. Overall Crashed was a story about second chances, forgiveness and trust. I loved seeing Deacon and Alex come together, they deserved their HEA. Looking forward to Revved Rusty and Reid's story, this promises to be another fun and hot read =)
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Alex and her two best friends Rusty and Piper. Unfortunately for Alex Rusty and Piper’s brother owns the building. Deacon wants another chance to be with Alex and he will do anything it takes to get it, including kick Alex and his sister out of the building that belongs to him, unless Alex is willing to agree to another arrangement. Will she agree to his demanding terms? I really enjoyed this story it was fun and sexy, the chemistry between Alex and Deacon is hot. I am looking forward to more in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for a honest review. This turned out to be quite a memorable first read for me, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute I spent reading this book! This was a very addictive read, I had only planned to read for thirty minutes, but I got so wrapped up in this book that two hours passed me by before I came up for air, and by that time I was almost done so I forfeited an additional hour of sleep so I could finish the book. The story line was very inventive, well written and had a very nice flow to it, definitely made for a smooth and enjoyable read. The characters chemistry was evident from the start and I loved the approach Ms. Gray took with their relationship...the anticipation made it very exciting to read! Deacon West made the biggest mistake of his life letting Alex Franco go all those years ago...and now that he is finally free from his past he thinks he has devised the perfect plan to get her back. The question is can he convince her to trust him again after all he put her through all those years ago? Alex is still angry with him and not ready to forgive him, and DEFINITELY not ready to let in back into her life! But when he tells her he's going to sell the shop, unless she agrees to play his trophy date for three months, she is faced with the toughest decision of her life! She loves working with her best friends in their shop, and isn't willing to let Deacon sell it right out from underneath them, so having a three month, no strings attached relationship can't be all that bad right... This story will have you smiling, laughing, and blushing the whole way through! I am anxiously awaiting the next installment in the series, I can't wait to see what Ms. Gray has in store for these characters. I highly recommend you make a visit to Axle Alley, you will NOT be disappointed!!
FromTheSouth More than 1 year ago
In this back and forth, full of past and present misunderstandings/regrets, Deacon West is bound and determined to win over the woman he has always wanted to be with, even if it involves pretending to be a heartless snake just in order to get close enough to her to do it. But you know what they say about the best-laid plans of mice and men, they often go awry. Especially if it involves a scheming, manipulative ex-wife and a heroine set on protecting her heart after already having it broken twice by Deacon. Alexandra (Alex) Franco is a feisty, mechanic who runs a car restoration business with two of Deacon’s sisters, which was formerly owned by his father. When Deacon threatens to sell the building if Alex won’t agree to his secret “Pretty Woman” arrangement, this frenemies to lovers romance starts to spin out of control. Alex starts to worry the past is about to repeat itself. However, things are not always what they seem. When the reasons for Deacon’s previous marriage/divorce are revealed, along with his ex-wife’s true nature, you realize he wasn’t the player Alex thought, but, in fact, got played himself. With some witty banter, a strong, loyal heroine still in love with a hero who, in this reader’s opinion, obviously is not as clever as he thinks, this mostly predictable tale could have used fewer steamy scenes in exchange for more romantic gestures. I did not subscribe to Deacon’s rationale of not showing his true feelings because he did not want to scare Alex away. Overall, I enjoyed the story and look forward to the rest of the series. Book 2 (Revved) will feature Deacon’s sister, Rusty, and Reid Parker (the garage’s competition). Book 3 (Wrecked) will be Piper and Deacon’s ex-cop friend, Cole Black. Author: Sherilee Gray, Title: Crashed, Series: Axel Alley Vipers (Book 1), pages: 232, HEA, Stand-a-lone. WARNING: Mature readers, 18+ years and older Crashed (Book 1), 7/14/15 Revved (Book 2), 10/13/15 Wrecked (Book 3), 2/9/16 (This review is based on ARC e-book generously provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest, unbiased opinion.)
Verviers23 More than 1 year ago
Years ago, Alex gave her heart and body to Deacon. He took it and then abandoned her the next day to return to his ex. Now he wants her back. Deacon's proposition to Alex-go to business functions with him, sleep with him and he will not sell the car restoration business Alex has with Deacon's sisters. Alex agrees in order to save the shop but can't get close to the man that took her virginity years ago and then left her brokenhearted. Only Alex doesn't know Deacon is using the ruse of blackmail to get Alex back and never let her go again. The chemistry between Alex and Deacon was hot. Alex's hurt and betrayal couldn't mask what was in her heart. Deacon trying to win her back the only way he knew how. A bit of drama and angst involving Deacon's ex, but overall, just the kind of romance I was looking for. Two characters that I adore and I'm patiently awaiting the stories of Rusty and Piper.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Crashed is not your average love story. Deacon and Alex have much to overcome. Insecurities, heartbreak, betrayal, manipulations and the list goes on and on. Each has had situations in their past that makes it hard for them to trust easily. Ms. Gray did an exceptional job of writing each character in such a way that you fell empathy for Alex and Deacon despite often bratty and irritating behavior. Yet there is always a reason or a trigger for these outbursts. I received Crashed by Sherilee Grey for an honest review. Within the pages of Crashed readers will find a complicated love story that enraptures and inspires.