Monday, August 14, 2017

Release Blitz/Review: Crave: Part One by E.K. Blair

Title: Crave: Part One
Series: Crave Duet #1
Author: E.K. Blair
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2017



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.




3/5 Stars

Crave: Part One left me with so many different feelings.  Mixed feelings.  Confused feelings.  This is one of those books that I didn't love, but didn't hate either.  There were some pretty compelling aspects of this book that definitely intrigued me and left me wanting more.  Then there were other parts that seemed so unbelievable to me.  I loved that EK Blair used dual POVs with this story.  I was better able to understand Kason and Adaline a little better.  And believe me, if I wasn't able to see and feel what was going on with Kason, I would have probably disliked him so much for what he did.  Don't get me wrong, what he did was still completely wrong to me.  But reading from his POV, I know why he did what he did.  What was going through his head at the moment.  

This book also focuses on a unique topic that I haven't read about in another book yet.  A closer look into the addiction Kason suffers from.  I really felt for him.  He was suffering so much and in constant pain.  Not understanding what was going on with him.  Adaline tried in a very subtle way to explain and show what he could possibly be suffering from.  Kason didn't believe it.  Won't believe it.  And Adaline didn't do anything but support him on it.  That kinda bugged me.  So many things bugged me with this.  I wished Adaline had a little more backbone and pushed this topic a little more, because Kason obviously needs help.  But what really through me was how easily she forgave him for what he did.  She was just too nice.

I felt so sorry for Kason. He has suffered so much and never had anyone that gave him the comfort and love that he needed. Kason was a loner and took care of himself on his own. I was shocked to learn what he went through. And I came to understand why he is the way he is. This guy has had a rough life. I loved his mother, but she had to work so much that she was never there for him the way he needed her to be. I really wanted to reach in and give him a hug, because he seriously needed it. I am hoping things change for this fella, because he really is a nice guy. 

Adaline is the nicest most forgiving person ever. But she knows who she is supposed to be with so she supports him with everything she has. I loved her relationship with Micah and how close they became friends. I also loved her relationship with her mother and how both of these ladies always included Kason in everything. They didn't care about his background. They just cared about who he was on the inside. And I loved that. I really felt sorry for Adaline with what happened to her realtionshp with her dad.

I know that this book mostly took place when they were in high school, but some of their reactions weren't believable to me and the story seemed to move at a very fast pace.  I would have loved to have seen those in between moments.  Even the love story between the Kason and Adaline was instant. But this book was one of those books that I had to see what happened next.  I had to see what was gonna happen with this couple.  

Even though I didn't love this book, I still really enjoyed it.  I didn't see that ending coming until the very end.  And yes! There is a cliffhanger.  I can't wait to see what happens next!  When Part Two releases, I will definitely be buying the book to read.  Crave: Part One was a unique story in its own way.  I can't wait to see what happens next with Adaline and Kason.  I am hoping to see more of Micah and Trent.  I fell in love with those two guys especially Micah.  If you all are wanting something unique and different, then definitely read this book!.  
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.