Review: CRASH AND BURN by Athena Wright


CRASH AND BURN
Author: Athena Wright
Genre: Friends To Lovers
Series: Sin and Tonic #3
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𝐈𝐭 𝐚π₯π₯ 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐑𝐞𝐧 𝐈 𝐟𝐞π₯π₯ 𝐒𝐧 π₯𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐒𝐭𝐑 𝐦𝐲 π›πžπ¬π­ 𝐟𝐫𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐝.

Grant is the one person who ever really understood me. He supports me. Comforts me. Encourages me. He cares for me. I don't know what I'd do without his friendship. I can't imagine a world without him.

The way I see it, I have three options:

𝐎𝐩𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧 #𝟏: Tell Grant how I feel and find out he feels the same. The best-case, most wondrous scenario.

𝐎𝐩𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧 #𝟐: Don't tell Grant and continue desperately pining after him in silence. Not as great a scenario.

𝐎𝐩𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧 #πŸ‘: Tell Grant I love him and risk ruining everything when he says he doesn't love me back. The worst-case scenario. My nightmare scenario.

But keeping my feelings a secret is slowly killing me. Every minute I spend with him is both torture and bliss.

Do I risk it? Stay silent? Take a chance? Play it safe?

Can I possibly risk watching my entire world crash and burn around me?


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Crash and Burn is an enjoyable, friends-to-lovers romance that is sure to draw you in from the first page and keep you thoroughly entertained until the very end.  This past week has been rather trying and this author’s engaging, slow burn romance was exactly what I needed to life my spirits.   

Grant and Liz both work at the bar Sin & Tonic and are best friends, but they also dance around that thin line of being more.  Blessed with an artistic soul, I love Liz’s vibrant personality and creative flare.  She is a fabulous heroine that I found to be very relatable and as such, I absolutely loved her character.  In love with her best friend and coworker, she struggles with the age old question of “should she risk it all” by telling him? Grant is not only handsome, he is also genuine, supportive, and thoughtful. He made some mistakes that brought tears to my eyes, but he is still the kind of man I’d love to snag for a boyfriend.  These two together are like magic with an amazing connection that is full of sparks but involves a deep understanding of each other.

This author has an amazing ability to craft a story that will capture your attention from the get go. Her characters are likable, well developed and relatable and the storyline is always interesting.  I love how each book has a powerful underlying message and this book is no different.   This slow burn, friends-to-lovers romance has a solid storyline complete with a smattering of drama and angst and a whole lot of swoonworthy and steamy moments.  Essentially, this is a book that is sure to pull anyone out of a funk and you won’t want to miss out!  

Crash and Burn is book 3 in this author’s Sin and Tonic series, but it can be read as a standalone. The previous two books are spectacular so you may what to check them out as well!  I read an early complimentary version of this book.



Athena Wright is a USA Today Bestselling author of New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She loves to write about cocky men and the girls who tame their wild hearts. Hobbies include cooking, eating and living out her rock star dreams at karaoke bars. Athena is perpetually on the hunt for her next caffeine fix.


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