Crash: Crash Series, Vol 1 by Drew Jordan
Date of Publication: November 1, 2015
This is a dark, erotic thriller intended for mature readers.
The greatest love stories begin with blood…
There is blood. There is pain. And there is him. These are the first things I register when I wake up, the lone survivor in an Alaskan plane crash. He carries me to safety over rough terrain and brings me to his cabin in the woods. He has no name. Or none he will tell me.
As snow creeps across the harsh and isolated landscape, he is my only company. My protector, my caretaker. A fascinating enigma, with mysterious eyes, gentle hands, and a rough voice that demands more from me than I ever expected to give. I make up different stories, different names for him depending on his mood, because I know nothing about him except that he is my only connection to the real world I want to return to. So I work to please him, plotting my escape, yet all the while I start to crave him and every touch of his dominating body.
He has saved me from the cold. From death. But in taking me and my body, will he destroy me?
I must start this review by
stating I don’t believe the Crash trilogy by Drew Jordan will be for everyone
even though it is an interesting story concept and execution. I say that because, even with dark novels, I
expect to find something to like about the characters and I never get there
with Laney Turner and her stranger all the while I enjoy their story. My review is going to cover each book of the trilogy
individually but keep in mind they are all available in a box set and you will
keep turning the pages.
Crash is the first book of the Crash trilogy. The story is dark, suspenseful and mysterious
and lays the groundwork for the crazy that will follow in the next two books. I like dark and mysterious. I like suspense. I don’t know how I feel about Crash. I’m very confused at this point in the story. There are some aspects that I really like, and there are aspects that have me
conflicted. By the end of book one, I’m
confident that I would not have continued if the other two books were not
Crash is told from the main female character, Laney Turner’s
point of view. She is the only survivor
of a small plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness. The imagery is very well done. Laney’s thoughts about her surroundings like the
sound of the pilot’s blood dripping as she watches it flow toward her puts the
reader in the plane. I can sense her
fear. I can hear the dripping and see
the scene clearly in my mind.
She is saved by a mountain man
who doesn’t talk much, but he pulls her
from the wreckage and takes her back to his cabin and takes care of her and treats
her injuries. He also makes her question
her desire to get to Michael and marriage. There is something about this mystery
man that captivates her and sparks a part of her soul that is neglected most of
Mister Unknown is a macho mountain
man. He is a survivalist living alone
with his dogs. I enjoy trying to figure
him out for the first half of the book until the mystery gets a little
frustrating. (My frustration continues through most of the series.) At this
point, he reminds me of an Alaskan Grizzly Adams with a dark, criminal
background. While the mystery is
fascinating, after a bit, it gets
old. Is this sadistic dominant a good
man or not? The clues we get about the
stranger aren’t enough and often conflicting.
Don’t get me wrong this confusion adds to the story and keeps the pages
Both characters have a lot of
baggage in their past. By the end of Crash,
we know some of Laney’s history. Her
life to this point has not been an easy road.
The mystery and the unknown add to the story until it doesn’t. I never get enough of Mr. Unknown to get
invested in the character. I like him in
a twisted, curious way but not sufficiently.
I don’t know what makes him tick.
He won’t give up anything about himself to make me care about him to want the couple to make it. The tender
moments are sweet but so what? His
punishments are harsh and spoil the tenderness. Is it part of a game? Part of his kink? Or just plain evil? I want to know,
but I don’t really care.
Fortunately for new readers, Hide
is here while I’m interested in what happens
About Drew Jordan
Drew Jordan has always liked the dark, mysterious, and sexy, and she wrote CRASH after a writer friend challenged her to "write without rules." She lives in Miami Beach, the opposite of snowy Alaska, a fact she is grateful for every day in January.