Crash.....a crash ended it all and started it all. Dina Fowler is attending college with her long time best friend Maggie Lawson. Life is good and carefree. Until the crash that changed it all. Her freshman year ends with the loss of her parents in a car accident, spiraling Dina into a deep depression. Secluding herself as she picks up the pieces to her life, slowly she finds the only person she has left is Maggie.
Chance encounters sometimes make the most incredible moments, other times they crash and burn. A chance encounter brings Michael barreling into a lost and vulnerable Dina's life. Playing on every weakness she has, he weasels his way into her heart. Slow build up to the hell that was soon to become Dina's daily nightmare. Her parents are gone. She wants out but has no idea how to escape her new reality.
Can she find her way out? Or will she be lost completely burning in her own personal hell?
This book is intended for adults 18+ due to language and content. This book is centered around an abusive relationship, if you don't want to face that do not read this book.
Broken. Battered. Not defeated. This is not a pretty story, wrapped in a nice package. This is a real story. Parts of this story are my very own. Defeated by the hands and words of a man, I am no more. This is a story of how easily the warning signs are overlooked. An outsider can easily say, “How do women stay in abusive relationships?” They don’t understand, it starts in little ways, a slow build up, by the time you are aware, it can be too late.
5 emotional, gut wrenching stars!
Crash and Burn is the Prequel novella to the Daddy's Girls Series (Which was AWESOME might I add). The other books in the series are fun and uplifting, but Crash and Burn shows a darker, more emotional part of the story, and of Chelsea's writing. Being that the rest of the books had been written and published first, Chelsea had many people asking for more of a backstory into Dina's life and relationship before Ryder came into the picture. We asked, and Chelsea delivered above and beyond what any of us could have ever wanted. In Beyond Repair (book #1), you got a small glimpse into what Dina had went through while dating Michael, which left you yearning to find out more about what happened, and how she had found herself in that situation. Chelsea really poured her heart and soul into Crash and Burn, and you can feel all her emotions coming alive on the pages as you read. The first half Michael seemed so sweet and loving. I almost didn't believe that he could turn out to be the a-hole that he was. This book gripped me, and tore away at my heart. It was so completely raw, and real. How anyone could treat another human being the way that Michael ended up treating Dina is far beyond me. Unfortunately way too many women find themselves in a similar situation to Dina, and not all are able to find a way out. Chelsea opened up and shared a part of herself blended in with that of the characters, and for that we are all so grateful. As hard as it can be to read about to some, this prequel was just what was needed to tie the story together.