Series: Crave Duet, #1
on August 14th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Kason and Adaline.
From the moment they met, they started to fall. Neither of them predicted just how far the drop would be, though.
Loving Adaline was all Kason had ever wanted to do. But layer by layer, he started to unravel, forcing Adaline to face an addiction she never could’ve imagined.
This is what happens when one person loves beyond the craving and the other craves beyond the loving.
To my utter astonishment, Crave, Pt 1 is the very first book by EK Blair I’ve read (hides in shame). It was time to rectify that and I was drawn to the storyline, a YA love story, but I knew it would be edgy. She just has that reputation for emotional and consuming stories. In Crave, High schoolers Kason and Adaline battle his demons and Adaline’s self-doubt from the rejection she suffers from her broken family.
Pivoting between Kason’s view and Adaline’s, Blair quickly sets up each of their backstories, Kason’s social standing and addiction and Adaline’s status as a new student in a Florida beach community. The story is driven by interactions with school friends and family and the complexity of their emotions for each.
Kason is a very complex character and it was easy to find sympathy for his disorder and the shame that accompanies his compulsion. Adaline and Kason experience more than the usual drama of first love and the theatrics of high school life. The story is fast paced Blair leaves us off with a jaw dropping event that left a pit in my stomach. Adaline’s world is thrown into a spin and I’m anxious for Pt 2 and to see what comes next for Kason and her. 5 Stars and recommendation!!
~Review by Cyndi
Crave: Part Two – Releases October 16
E.K. Blair, takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her dynamic and intense writing style. Noted for her ability to create fleshed-out characters that will evoke a realm of reactions, you can be assured that her stories will linger with you far beyond the last word.
A former first grade teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything dark and moody. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.
Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and spending time with her friends. She’s a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.