Sydney Reviews Crashing Into You by B.D. Rowe

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.18406008

Crashing Into You by B.D. Rowe
Publication date: October 3rd 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Bookish college sophomore Sydney Baker wants Evan Taylor with every ounce of her being. The hottest stud on campus, Evan is six foot four, ripped, stacked with muscles. He’s even easy to talk to.There’s just one problem: he’s her roommate Melanie’s boyfriend.But when Melanie tragically dies after a night of wild partying, Sydney and Evan turn to each other in a time of intense grief. And it doesn’t take long for their close friendship to blossom into something more.

Unfortunately for Sydney, secrets from the past soon put her relationship with Evan to the test. Especially when a sexy blonde freshman makes her way into Evan’s life, and tries to rip away everything Sydney holds close to her heart.


The lingering feeling I got after reading this book was ‘that was strange.’ And, it was complex and funny as hell. It was different then anything I had read before. It was totally secondary character driven for me. I loved the supporting cast. Evan illicits a pattern of hate him/love him/hate him reactions from me throughout. Lukas the shy, gay guy, side kick was witty and funny and you wanted to hear his entire story from the beginning. Even Sydney’s roommate,  Melanie and then later her sister Michelle were such intriguing character. I applaud Rowe’s ability to develop these characters by their actions and few words.  I loved that.

Sydney was close to being really annoying, but she had a good reason to be, considering her past.  She redeemed herself by having some crazy hot dreams (see tattoo reference below), funny self talk and an interesting history.

My only issue I had with the book was the ending. It was bizarre and happened way to fast.

The conclusion maybe a little unbelievable, but the book had a great mix of horror, humor, sexiness and psychos. I hope this  book is a series, because I can’t wait to read what crazy stuff Rowe will come up with next.

Tattoo References: One tattoo was the MC’s name tattooed on her love interested, but that turned out to be one of her lusty dreams. Then he had “a string of star tattoos, both big and small, ran from his nipples all the way to his left shirt.”  and “a tiny string of stars right below his neck line and a bald eagle that covered his upper back.”

I don’t like to judge people by their tattoo’s but the front tattoo I can’t picture and Evan didn’t seem like the old school americana design tattoo type of guy. I wish she would tell us what his tattoo’s mean. 

Movie References:  Blade Runner, The Matrix, Being John Malkovich, Sophie’s Choice, Defending Your Life, Transformers, The Proposal, Vertical, While You Were Sleeping, Vertigao – cool mix of movie references.

Favorite Line: “So he did you in a position where he didn’t have to see your face.” Great line from Sydney’s roommate and best friend Lukas.

*Just a few of my favorite things. 

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Author Bio:  B.D. Rowe is a Sacramento native with a penchant for crafting tales of romance, mystery, and intrigue. You can often find B.D. at the local coffee shop drinking white chocolate mochas and writing into the wee hours of the night. This is B.D.’s first New Adult novel.

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9 thoughts on “Sydney Reviews Crashing Into You by B.D. Rowe

  1. I love this review! I’ve never read another review that makes references to movies mentioned in the book or reviews the tattoos- you’re too awesome Syd! Oh, and the fact that you thought about the book for a few days after reading it, for good or ill, made it even more intriguing.

  2. i liked your review. quirky and humor add a lot to a story. i don’t read a whole lot of romance because i’m usually disappointed in the plot and the covers basically all have the same scene that say nothing about the story except there’s a lot of making out… thanks!

  3. YAY great review! Just wanted to stop by and say Hi The SITS Girls Tribe Building Challenge. Happy to have you on my ‘tribe’ lol and so so happy that you’re a book blogger too!

  4. What a unique take on a book review…this does sound like a really interesting book definitely worth looking into 😀 Hi! From your NEW SITSGirlsBloggerTribe…

  5. Hi Sydney! Stopping in from you NEW SITSGirlsBloggerTribe and I just wanted to say I love your unique view and approach to this book review. I was surprised and intrigued by your reference to movies and the tattoos in the book. Great Job!

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