July 13, 2020

Review: Crushing It

Review: Crushing ItCrushing It by Lorelei Parker
Published by Kensington Publishing on June 30, 2020
Genres: Romance
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
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three-half-stars

During Crushing It by Lorelei Parker, Sierra is desperate to pitch her video game at an international gaming con. The roadblock? Thanks to a humiliating experience in college, she’s terrified of public speaking. Her bestie and co-owner of the company, Aida suggests that Sierra enter a contest at a local bar. Contestants share embarrassing stories about themselves. Great idea!

Sierra shares the perfect story from a college journal about her unrequited crush.on classmate Tristan. Making it through her turn onstage without anything humiliating her other than the story has Sierra feeling great. Until the next contestant takes the stage. And it’s Tristan. Oof.

Tristan is flattered by Sierra’s admission. Will she get the chance to live out her fantasy of being with Tristan? But what about bar owner Alfie, another former classmate, who had a crush on Sierra. And still seems to have feelings for her.

My thoughts about Crushing It

Tristan was a little too smarmy for Sierra to still have feelings for him, in my opinion. I understand that he’s pretty to look at but otherwise, ugh. Alfie is clearly the better choice and there wer times during the book when I wanted to bop Sierra.

But mostly, I thought this was a charming, relatable romcom with a nerdy heroine. The perfect bit of light, sexy reading to soothe your soul,

Your thoughts

Do you enjoy books were the main character has to choose between two people? I enjoy the choice more if the choices aren’t quite so blatantly awful and decent human being. I want there to be some tension! So tell me your thoughts in the comments below.

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If you’re looking for another contemporary romance with a smart main character and some witty banter along with the smolder, try The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai, The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon, or The Marriage Game by Sara Desai.

About Lorelei Parker

Bouncing all over the north throughout her childhood, Lorelei Parker grew up believing she was a Yankee. However, raised by transplanted Alabamans, she was destined to eventually wind up in the south. After graduating from Auburn University, she disappointed her entire family by defecting to SEC rival University of Florida and eventually settled as far north as central Virginia for grad school in French literature. After a major career shift and a brief detour through New York City, she now works as a computer programmer in Charlottesville. In her free time, when she isn’t playing video games, she writes contemporary romantic comedy.

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