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Crushingly Close Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B01I5IXL9U
- Publication date : July 19, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 668 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 156 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,558,692 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Crushingly Close is about Agnes Escueta, a producer for a sports news show, and her hard work had given her a reputation of being a no-nonsense woman that no one could mess with. Until she gets sent with the rest of her team to cover a football event in Jakarta, and sexy anchorman Daniel Ferrer gets a little too close with her. Sparks fly as Daniel’s charms gets under her skin, but Agnes needs to focus on the job ahead of her. But how can she, when just one touch from Daniel breaks through the wall she had carefully built around her?
I used to want to be a journalist when I was a kid, thinking that it’s the only career a writer can take, until I realized that I was more of a features/fiction person than news. But journalism still fascinated me in some way, and I knew that it’s not one of the safest jobs in the world. While the characters in Stella’s book are not current events reporters, I felt the genuine rush of news producing within the pages of Crushingly Close. Some of my favorite scenes in the book were when Agnes and her team were together, trying to be one step ahead of the news and the team that they were covering. I got a little lost with the football stuff, I admit, because I’m not really a fan of the sport (or any sport, for that matter, haha), but their knowledge in it and sportscasting felt genuine that if you’re like me, you’d just sit and go along for the ride.
I really liked Daniel here – he seemed very sincere, despite giving off an arrogant vibe at first. Agnes took a while for me to warm up to, but I was fond of how she watched over her family. Families in fiction is something close to my heart as I liked writing about them, too, and the Escueta family here is one for the books. The romance had just the right balance of sweet and hot, and I love how there’s a lot of vulnerability to the love story, including the people around the Agnes and Daniel.
Crushingly Close is a solid follow up for Stella Torres, and if you’re looking for a good (and sizzling!) journalist romance, this is the book for you.
I love that Stella chose sports broadcasting as background and that it was football because even I know little stuff about the game, it didn’t make me feel like a st*pid stranger. It wasn’t too technical that you’d be left out wondering what jargon was which. I love that I got to somehow see how things were behind the scenes and again it was written in a way you’d understand things right away. Never imagined it was that busy and there’s so much pressure! On the other side of this bustling life of journalists, however, was the homey feel because the book focused on Agnes’ family.
I love Agnes. I admire her laser focus with her work so much. It helped that she looked so independent, ready to conquer anything. And her love for her family shone throughout the entire book. I have a soft spot for characters caring for their families.
Daniel, on the other side, was such an endearing character as well. The little things he knew about Agnes levelled up the kilig meter. He’s not a d-bag, not a cheater (yay) and understands Agnes in a lot of ways. I love that even when he has feelings for her, he wasn’t pushing it. He genuinely cared about the girl. And it clearly showed.
I guess I wanted to know more about them in their four months of working together instead of just few snippets that were mentioned in the book? I got lost a few times because I wasn’t sure where the feelings were coming from.
But overall, it’s got a strong writing and a storyline (sexy times included) that kept me going until the end.
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