Crash is a romance novella by Vanessa Waltz.
Will Pardini is a temptation Natalie does NOT need right now. Months after calling off her engagement, Natalie is trying to rebuild her failing career and impress her eternally disappointed parents. She has too much on her plate already, but the offer Will gives her – to travel the world working as a graphic designer for his luxury hotels – is much too tempting to refuse. Reformed bad boy billionaire Will Pardini has had his fill of ditzy golddiggers. Natalie is everything he’d ever hoped for but never dreamed could be real. Around her, he’s just a normal guy. Around her, he doesn’t feel like such a monster.
Will has been hiding a dark secret… one that shows up just when he thought he would be able to move on with his life. One that threatens to tear apart the fragile connection he’s been building with Natalie and turn his world upside down. Is it right to let someone love you more than you deserve to be loved? This new adult contemporary romance is a standalone novel over 60,000 words and is the sequel to Break (Billionaire New Adult Romance). HEA ending with no cliffhangers!
- Title: Crash (A Billionaire New Adult Romance)
- Raina Rating: 4.5 out of 10
- Genre: Contemporary Romance
- Author: Vanessa Waltz
This book was topping the romance charts and it had a great cover so of course I had to read it. The cover looked impressive so I figured, how bad could it be? You would think by now I would have learned not to judge a book by its cover but sadly that wasn’t the case.
I really want to give this book a good rating, because it does have potential to be a great story but there are just far to many problems with the main character Natalie to make that possible. She’s insecure, self absorbed, immature, selfish and a really bad friend. She only loves her best friend when her best friend agrees with her, otherwise she wants to “smash her face” or “wished she would just shut up”.
There were a few tiny mistakes in the book, which seems to be common with self-published titles such as the time when she couldn’t see because her face was buried into his shoulder but then right after he quirked his eyebrows. How did she know that he did that if she couldn’t see because she was flung over his shoulders? There were tiny little mistakes like that throughout the book that tend to take you out of the moment.
But that wasn’t really my problem with the book. To be honest none of them were bad enough to make me put the book down. The problem is that Natalie is pathetic. I know that’s harsh but it’s true. She’s a miserable human being and I can’t imagine there would ever be any situation I would ever want to know her in real life or read more about her in a book.
This book could have greatly benefited from hiring an editor. For a book of this size it would have cost them less than $100 from a site like Fiverr. Please self-publishing authors HIRE EDITORS and not just to get for grammar and spelling mistakes. Had this author done that, her book would have gone from being eh to great because sadly this book really does have that kind of potential.
I give CRASH a BORROW IT. It’s really not anything I could ever imagine reading more than once. In fact, I’m really proud of myself for getting through it in the first time.