Maggie Blackbird

Romancing Canada's Indigenous People

As promised in my July 13th blog post, I am reviewing The Crash, a romantic suspense by NY Times bestselling author Amelia Wilde and USA Today bestselling author Skye Warren.

Title: The Crash
Series: No Name
Authors: Amelia Wilde & Skye Warren
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: July 12, 2022

Blurb: Carter Morelli works alone, but his orders are clear. Pilot the small aircraft carrying the renowned geologist to a remote island. Except the plane malfunctions at a crucial moment.

June Porter wants to stay on solid land. She doesn’t want to fly, but it’s the only way to get to the dig site. Then her worst fears come true.

A heavy storm. A swift fall from the sky. And a heart stopping crash.

An emergency landing leaves them stranded.

A shadow moves through the trees. They aren’t alone in the jungle.

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I loved the sound of the blurb, so I signed up to read and review.  I must say I am enjoying the books about the Morelli and Constantine families.  I haven’t read them all, but I’ve read around three or four since that is all my time will allow.

The Crash is a prequel leading into some heavy romantic suspense.

Carter Morelli, a professor at Oxford University in England, and a man unable to keep his libido in check, is part of the notorious Morelli family.  He’s tasked with picking up some mysterious cargo in Turkey, but he isn’t happy about the additional human cargo he’s required to fly to Africa.

June Porter is a photographer, but not a wildlife photographer.  She is very city-bred and has no clue about nature.  Even worse, she has a deathly fear of flying.  To up the stakes, she’s forgotten her flying pills that were to get her through a ten-hour flight.

When the two meet, it’s lust at first sight.  June is sweet, a bit on the naïve side, but able to hold her own with the lusty Carter.  The first thing in Carter’s brain is he wants to get under the sheets with June.

I must say these two make quite a combination.  June is a sweet and wonderful character, but that little bit of oomph she possesses when Carter dares to upbraid her says she’s not as meek as Carter assumes.  I also like her backstory with a mother who can’t hold a job for too long while trying to make oodles of money.

One part did have me going “huh,” when after The Crash, the duo get rather…amorous.  I was like, what?  You almost lost your life, you are terrified of flying so much that you need pills to get you through a flight, but you want…that?  Oh well, LOL.  This doesn’t deter me from wanting to read the next novel, because as I said, I’m enjoying these two together.  They have great chemistry.  I also love the voices of the authors.  They really flesh this out to be real people through their narration.

So yes, I highly recommend The Crash.  It’s an excellent start to a new series.

Have you read The Crash?  If so, do you agree with my review?  If you haven’t read The Crash, would you be willing to now?

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