Crushed

The Rushed Series

Book 2
Gina Robinson
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Some loves can't beCrushed 

Morgan

Have you ever done something stupid? Like get drunk and hookup with a guy because your heart was broken by someone else? Like his best friend. And then done something really dumb, like fall in love with your hookup? Hookups aren't stick-around guys. I'm hoping Dakota will be different. But hoping has gotten me in trouble before.

Dakota 

The absolute last girl I want to see in my court-ordered alcohol and drug information school, the girl who landed me here in the first place, walks in. After we hooked up, I thought I'd gotten Morgan out of my system. So why is my pulse racing? I can't afford to screw up right now. I know I should avoid her. Morgan has a way of messing up my life. But she's the only one who understands.

*** Standalone novel. No cliffhanger. ***

This is a contemporary romance with mature themes, language, and situations. Readers should be over 17!

Interview with the Author

Q – What makes Crushed special? 

A - I loved college and set out to create a series of new adult contemporary romances that have all the things that make college life, well, college life. Some people describe my books as "real life" new adult romance because the college setting is almost a character. You feel the test pressure, the crunch of fall leaves beneath your feet as you walk up Greek Row, and the roar of a college football game. But you also feel the passion of falling in love and the exhilaration of coming of age and coming into your own as an adult.

I had so much fun writing Morgan and Dakota's love story and adding dimension to their alpha personalities. In Rushed, I portray Morgan as a villainess. In Crushed, I rounded out her character, gave her backstory, and her motivations. I hope the readers grow to love her as much as I did. She's a complex person, but aren't we all? In real life, people aren't always black and white. I don't think fictional characters should be, either. Exploring her depth of character made her a blast to write. She really is the perfect match for Dakota.

Q – The Rushed Series of New Adult Romance is an interconnected series with your Reckless Series, what does that mean? 

A –The Reckless Series is a trilogy that follows the same couple, Ellie and Logan, throughout. The Rushed Series books are standalone romances showcasing a different couple each book, with the featured couple from previous books continuing as minor characters in future books. The romances take place on the same university campus during the same school year as the Reckless Series. Many of the favorite Reckless Series characters make cameo appearances. What's even more fun is that the Rushed Series contemporary romances contain scenes that weren't shown in the Reckless books. They're told from the perspective of the Rushed Series characters so you get an outside view of the Reckless faves.

Q - What order should I read the books in? 

A – You can read either series first. The Reckless books should be read in order. The Rushed books can be read in any order. If you do want to read the books in the series in order, I'd suggest the following sequence:

For the Rushed Series:

- Rushed

- Crushed

- Hushed, Jan. 28, 2015

For the Reckless Series:

- Reckless Longing

- Reckless Secrets

- Reckless Together

Hope you enjoy them all. And thanks for reading! 

 

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This series is contemporary romance with mature themes, language, and situations. Readers should be over 17! 

Reckless Longing 
Book One 
A Contemporary New Adult College Romance 
Ellie and Logan's love story begins one hot August night… 

Ellie 
My mom betrayed me in the worst way possible. I can't forgive her, but I can outwit her. I'm going to unravel the family secret she's been keeping from me my whole life. So I'm going to college across the state from her, to the place that has the answers. I hope. But I have to be careful or I'll blow everything. I can't tell anyone what I'm doing. 

I didn't mean to fall in love. I can't afford to give my heart away or open up to anyone, least of all charming, rich, former bad boy baseball star Logan Walker. But he looked so adorable sitting there nursing a black eye the night I met him at my very first campus event. The way he held my hand made me flush in the suffocating heat of August and feel really beautiful for the first time in so long I can't remember. My scar didn't even hurt. 

But Logan's moods are mercurial. He's keeping secrets of his own that are too dark to share, even with me. We agree to be just friends. But our hearts and bodies have minds of their own. Before I know it, I'm in too deep with him and the answer to the family secret I came to campus to find may be the thing that tears us apart. 

Reckless Secrets 
Book Two 
A Contemporary New Adult College Romance 

The engaging continuation of Ellie and Logan's love story that began on a hot August night in Reckless Longing... 

Ellie 
My bitch of a mother kept a family secret from me for nineteen years. I outsmarted her and found out what it is. Now I should be deliriously happy. I am happy. Except…I have to keep it from Logan. At the same time, I know I should tell him. If he finds out by accident, he'll hate me and feel betrayed. But it's complicated and I have to wait until things fall into place or it will cause problems for my newly found dad. 

And Logan is wrestling with his own demons. Because of me. Dex and I just meant to prank our hideous chem prof. We didn't mean to hurt anyone, least of all Logan. If I'd known it would expose his secret, I never would have done it. I love him so much. I can't lose him. I won't. I just hope he can forgive me. 

Reckless Together 
Book Three 
A Contemporary New Adult College Romance 
The stunning conclusion of Ellie and Logan's love story that began on a hot August night in Reckless Longing and continued through the depths of winter in Reckless Secrets... 

Ellie 
My mother is a liar, a seductress, a keeper of family secrets, and a master manipulator. She took Austin from me. Now she claims she wants forgiveness. But she's after Logan. I know she is. He thinks he can protect me from her. I love him for trying, for playing hero, but he doesn't know her like I do. She'll charm him until he lets his guard down and then she'll strike so quickly he'll never see the attack coming. I may already be too late to stop it. 

Logan's love is essential to me, like sunshine and deep nurturing breaths. He's my all. I can't live without him. But there's so much standing in the way of our happiness. As dangerous as she is, Mom is the least of my worries. I'm fighting the darkness Logan is struggling with, the upcoming trial, his family, and sometimes I even think I'm fighting a phantom of myself. But I won't give up. Ever. 

Logan 
I wish I could make El understand how much I love her, but I'm losing control. She makes me lose control. Since the abuse, that scares me shitless and brings back the guilt and the memories I want to erase. Things that have nothing to do with El, and everything because they affect the man I want to be for her. 

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Gina Robinson
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Jan 18, 2015
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Pages
308
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
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Maddie

I have a feeling this is going to be the semester. The one where everything comes together and great things happen. Then he walks into my college class. No, not him. My heart races. My pulse pounds. He slides into the seat next to me and introduces himself. Seth Butler.

Zach's warned me about him. But my gaze keeps drifting back to him. I hate to admit it, but I'm hyperaware of Seth. Drawn to him. And he's flirting with me. I don't trust my reaction to him.

I'm lost. I know I won't stay away, even though there's something familiar and forbidden about him. As I get to know him, I realize that when I figure out who he really is, my whole world will come crashing down. Can our romance survive the truth?

*** Standalone novel. No cliffhanger. ***

Interview with the Author

Q – The Rushed Series of New Adult Romance is an interconnected series with your Reckless Series, what does that mean? 

A –The Reckless Series is a trilogy that follows the same couple, Ellie and Logan, throughout. The Rushed Series books are standalone romances showcasing a different couple each book, with the featured couple from previous books continuing as minor characters in future books. The romances take place on the same university campus during the same school year as the Reckless Series. Many of the favorite Reckless Series characters make cameo appearances. What's even more fun is that the Rushed Series contemporary romances contain scenes that weren't shown in the Reckless books. They're told from the perspective of the Rushed Series characters so you get an outside view of the Reckless faves.

Q - What order should I read the books in? 

A – You can read either series first. The Reckless books should be read in order. The Rushed books can be read in any order. If you do want to read the books in the series in order, I'd suggest the following sequence:

For the Rushed Series:

- Rushed

- Crushed

- Hushed

For the Reckless Series:

- Reckless Longing--FREE!

- Reckless Secrets

- Reckless Together

Hope you enjoy them all. And thanks for reading! 

 A girl who has everything. A guy who has everything to lose. 

Some things can't be… 

Alexis 

Like there has ever been any doubt which sorority my family expects me to pledge. I'm a third-generation legacy. On the first day of rush, I realize I'm in trouble. I'm not like the other girls in the house. But as long as my parents control my college funds, resisting is futile. Until Zach, the live-in houseboy, who's quite possibly the hottest guy I will ever meet, serves me a cupcake and flashes me a sympathetic look. With one enigmatic smile, he flips my heart and my world upside down. My parents will cut me off if they even suspect I'm interested in a house guy. But I can't stay away from him. And so I pledge the house for all the wrong reasons.

Zach 

Living in a sorority? I get flipped a load of crap about being a live-in servant, the help. Easy access to the hottest girls on campus? Not with the unbreakable rule—get caught with one of the girls and you're fired. Immediately. Lose this job and I can't afford college. I sure as hell can't ask my parents for help. They wish I'd never been born. Considering what I did, I don't blame them. I've learned to think of the girls like sisters. Until Alexis pledges the house. Now sister is the last thing on my mind.

*** Standalone novel. No cliffhanger. ***

This is a contemporary romance with mature themes, language, and situations. Readers should be over 17!

Interview with the Author

Q – The Rushed Series of New Adult Romance is an interconnected series with your Reckless Series, what does that mean?

A –The Reckless Series is a trilogy of new adult contemporary romances that follow the same couple, Ellie and Logan, throughout. The Rushed Series books are standalone romances showcasing a different couple each book, with the featured couple from previous books continuing as minor characters in future books. The romances take place on the same university campus during the same school year as the Reckless Series. Many of the favorite Reckless Series characters make cameo appearances. What's even more fun is that the Rushed Series contemporary romances contain scenes that weren't shown in the Reckless books. They're told from the perspective of the Rushed Series characters so you get an outside view of the Reckless faves.

Q - What order should I read the books in?

A – You can read either series of women's new adult and college fiction first. That's totally up to you. The Reckless books should be read in order. The Rushed books can be read in any order. If you do want to read the books in the series in order, I'd suggest the following sequence:

For the Rushed Series:

- Rushed 

- Crushed

- Hushed, January 28, 2015

For the Reckless Series:

- Reckless Longing 

- Reckless Secrets 

- Reckless Together 

Hope you enjoy them all. And thanks for reading!

Great value! Save up to 44% compared to buying each book separately! 
This series is contemporary romance with mature themes, language, and situations. Readers should be over 17! 

Reckless Longing 
Book One 
A Contemporary New Adult College Romance 
Ellie and Logan's love story begins one hot August night… 

Ellie 
My mom betrayed me in the worst way possible. I can't forgive her, but I can outwit her. I'm going to unravel the family secret she's been keeping from me my whole life. So I'm going to college across the state from her, to the place that has the answers. I hope. But I have to be careful or I'll blow everything. I can't tell anyone what I'm doing. 

I didn't mean to fall in love. I can't afford to give my heart away or open up to anyone, least of all charming, rich, former bad boy baseball star Logan Walker. But he looked so adorable sitting there nursing a black eye the night I met him at my very first campus event. The way he held my hand made me flush in the suffocating heat of August and feel really beautiful for the first time in so long I can't remember. My scar didn't even hurt. 

But Logan's moods are mercurial. He's keeping secrets of his own that are too dark to share, even with me. We agree to be just friends. But our hearts and bodies have minds of their own. Before I know it, I'm in too deep with him and the answer to the family secret I came to campus to find may be the thing that tears us apart. 

Reckless Secrets 
Book Two 
A Contemporary New Adult College Romance 

The engaging continuation of Ellie and Logan's love story that began on a hot August night in Reckless Longing... 

Ellie 
My bitch of a mother kept a family secret from me for nineteen years. I outsmarted her and found out what it is. Now I should be deliriously happy. I am happy. Except…I have to keep it from Logan. At the same time, I know I should tell him. If he finds out by accident, he'll hate me and feel betrayed. But it's complicated and I have to wait until things fall into place or it will cause problems for my newly found dad. 

And Logan is wrestling with his own demons. Because of me. Dex and I just meant to prank our hideous chem prof. We didn't mean to hurt anyone, least of all Logan. If I'd known it would expose his secret, I never would have done it. I love him so much. I can't lose him. I won't. I just hope he can forgive me. 

Reckless Together 
Book Three 
A Contemporary New Adult College Romance 
The stunning conclusion of Ellie and Logan's love story that began on a hot August night in Reckless Longing and continued through the depths of winter in Reckless Secrets... 

Ellie 
My mother is a liar, a seductress, a keeper of family secrets, and a master manipulator. She took Austin from me. Now she claims she wants forgiveness. But she's after Logan. I know she is. He thinks he can protect me from her. I love him for trying, for playing hero, but he doesn't know her like I do. She'll charm him until he lets his guard down and then she'll strike so quickly he'll never see the attack coming. I may already be too late to stop it. 

Logan's love is essential to me, like sunshine and deep nurturing breaths. He's my all. I can't live without him. But there's so much standing in the way of our happiness. As dangerous as she is, Mom is the least of my worries. I'm fighting the darkness Logan is struggling with, the upcoming trial, his family, and sometimes I even think I'm fighting a phantom of myself. But I won't give up. Ever. 

Logan 
I wish I could make El understand how much I love her, but I'm losing control. She makes me lose control. Since the abuse, that scares me shitless and brings back the guilt and the memories I want to erase. Things that have nothing to do with El, and everything because they affect the man I want to be for her. 

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