“What really worked: CRASH INTO YOU was a fantastic murder mystery/romantic suspense, and I was quickly pulled in. Brynn is searching for the truth behind her sister's disappearance, while Reid is searching for the truth behind Brynn's mother's murder. On their heels is a nasty villain somehow tied to both. It was exciting to see how all the pieces fit.
I enjoyed how the story was put together. For about 3/4 of the book, the chapters alternated between "Now" and "Then," so Reid and Brynn's backstory was revealed a little at a time. I know some readers did not like the timeline set up this way, but it worked for me.
What worked: I liked the strong chemistry between Reid and Brynn. Even with the bad blood between them, the sparks were always there. There was a lot of depth and emotion to both main characters, both battling demons from their pasts.
What didn't work: I think there were ways Brynn could have avoided going to the BDSM retreat. (She had a contact who knew the club's owner and a contact on the police force.) I'm not sure I believe she wanted to go there as a type of therapy to get over a horrific event from her past, especially since she thought she would be paired with a stranger. I also wish Reid and Brynn would have had more one-on-one play time at the retreat.
Final Thoughts: CRASH INTO YOU is an exciting debut novel from Roni Loren and the beginning of her Loving on the Edge series. I'd recommend it to readers who don't mind their romantic suspense with a little light kink and a whole lot of hot sex (including a menage). I give it 3.75 stars! ”