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Book Tour – A Sudden Crush – Review


A Sudden Crush
By Author Camilla Isley

My Review:

This is the second book by Camilla that I’ve had the pleasure of reading – the first being ‘I Wish for You‘.  This book is just as good as her first book.  I read this in just a couple hours (last night actually).  I couldn’t have put it down if I wanted to.  Right from the first chapter I was hooked and knew I’d fall in love with another Camilla Isley vacation.

Joan recently married the love of her life Liam.  They both work in the book publishing world, Joan as an editor and Liam as a writer.  The book starts as they board the plane for their honeymoon but since they are quite late for boarding they end up in separate seats with other people.  Liam sitting by a gorgeous woman and Joan sitting next to Connor, a caveman like man who converses mostly in grunts and hmmm’s.  Mid flight there is some kind of plane accident and Joan and Connor end up alive on a deserted island.  Obviously from the first chapter Connor is the last man Joan would like to spend her wedding night with, or any night for that matter.  Now she is stuck with him for who knows how long until someone will maybe rescue them.

The two characters are complete opposites in just about every single area.  Connor doesn’t speak much even when it’s just the two of them and it appears he’s determined to make Joan’s life miserable while trying to survive in a tropical paradise with a woman who never shuts up.  Joan’s bag somehow survives the crash and she’s equipped with everything, almost, that one might hope for when deserted on an island with a grunting caveman hero.

I gave this book 5 coffees.
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The book is fun, interesting and holds your attention.  You can’t help but wonder a few questions through-out their time on the island: Is Liam still alive?  Will anyone ever find them?  What is the story with Connor?  Will Joan and Connor end up together?  Come on, already, end up together! lol  Those questions alone will keep you reading until the very last page.

There are fairy-tale elements, heart crushing scenes and scenes that will speed up your heart (if not your libido).  You’ll root for Joan to come out on top of all the troubles she’s having and you may or may not wish other characters the worst in life.  It’s a fun, quick read that will take you to read on a deserted tropical island with a man who is skilled, quiet and beyond handsome.

What I Loved:

-The relationship between Connor and Joan and how it progressed (and relapsed and then progressed again).
-The setting… If I had to choose a place to be stranded, a tropical island is the way to go.
-The whole story-line, it’s a great idea, although a tad far fetched, but, isn’t that the point of a book?  To take you to a place you’d never visit in real life?

What I didn’t Love:

-Seriously the only thing that I didn’t love about this book was – the monkey.  I felt like the story didn’t need him.

What I thought of the Cover:

-I always love Camilla’s covers.  They are classic chick lit which is great, because that’s exactly what she’s writing!

My Conclusion:

This is a great second book by a great chick lit writer.  I will be buying paperback copies of both of Camilla’s books just to have in my collection.  Her stories are always fun, romantic, heartwarming and happy ending.  If you’re looking for a great beach/vacation read I’d suggest this book, although maybe don’t read it on the plane.

Camilla has turned into one of my favorite chick lit writers.  I can’t wait to see what she comes out with next!  I can really honestly see her on her way to the top of her charts with each book she writes.  I love that she takes ‘fairy-tale’ and combines it with a story that maybe you wouldn’t think of.  Are her stories far fetched?  Yes.  But, come on… which Disney movie have you watched and not loved because ‘That couldn’t really happen?’  Uh… none.  That’s what makes this book great!!  It’s like a Disney movie for grown-ups.

Go buy it, read it, review it and send Camilla a note on how GREAT this book is!!

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About the Author:

Hi! I’m a writer of romantic comedy, cat’s lover, coffee addict, and shoes hoarder.
Besides writing, I love reading (surprise, surprise), cooking—and eating—especially pasta, going to the movies and obviously ordering a gigantic bowl of popcorn, and watching too much TV.
I understand that mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem as a part of other animals’ diet, and I don’t want to starve all those frog princes out there, but I could really live without them.

Find her here:
Twitter: @camillaisley

To see what my rating means check out my review policy page here.

Visit all the stops on this tour:

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Grass Monster/Selina – @Lost801_Oceanic – Review
Live, Laugh & Love Books/Rebecca – – Excerpt
Literary Chanteuse/Margaret – – Promo
Around the World in Books/Melissa – – Excerpt
Chick Lit Central/Melissa A. – – Review


Bookmyopia/Ishita – – Review
Calico Gifts Blog/Laura – – Review
Judging More Than Just the Cover/Amber – – Author Q&A – Review
Pretty Little Book Reviews/Elle – – Review
Just a Book Lovin’ Junkie – – Promo
Bookish Escapes/Leah – – Review


T & L Book Reviews/Tammy – – Promo
Romantic Reads and Such/Julie – – Review
Boundless Minds/Shouryaman – – Author Q&A
Ali – The Dragon Slayer/Alison – – Review
Hello…Chick Lit/Aimee – – Review


On My Bookshelf/Agi – – Review
Liz Ellen/Liz – – Review
Sparkly Word/Petra – – Author Guest Post
ItaPixie’s Book Corner/Fede – – Review
I Heart Fictional People/Cheryl – – Review


Vvb32 Reads/Velvet – – Review
One Book at a Time/Bethany – – Promo
A Writer’s Ramblings/Corinne – – Excerpt
Book Groupies/Jazzy – – Promo
Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’/Peggy – -Promo
Hey Said Renee/Renee – – Review

This tour was organized by HCL Author Services – to book your own tour or find out more go here.


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