Alexa Crushed by T.R. Cupak
Series: Alexa Series #1
Published by Self Published on February 11th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Source: Finished copy from author
Alexa Morgan lost her mother when she was two. At eighteen, her father and stepmother died when a devastating earthquake hit the Bay Area. Only one person has remained a constant in her life: Devin.
Devin has been Alexa’s best friend since childhood. The two are inseparable—or they were until Devin declared his love for her at sixteen. When Alexa can offer him only friendship in return, Devin retreats, brokenhearted.
Alexa, on the other hand, longs for Ethan, the boy next door. Four years older than her, and with an ever-changing roster of girlfriends, Ethan is everything Devin isn’t: wild, sensual, and unpredictable.
In the aftermath of the deadly earthquake, Ethan makes his move on Alexa, who reciprocates in a confused whirl of grief and desire. When Ethan leaves town the next day, Devin comes back into Alexa’s life, offering support and expecting nothing in return.
Alexa begins to see the advantages of Devin’s quiet, stable love. Can she get past the friendship hang-up while trying to forget bad boy Ethan? It’s a choice that will change her life forever.
Alexa has lost all 3 of her parents, her birth-mom, dad and step-mom. Her birth-mom died when she was 2, so she doesn’t have any memories of her. Alexa calls her step-mom her mother. They were extremely close. One day, while Alexa is at the house, Ethan her neighbor who is 4 years older than her shows up and they experience a deadly earthquake. After Ethan makes his move on Alexa, but he flees the next day with no word of where he went or where he’s going. The only person who can help her cope with everything going on in her life is her best friend, Devin who stopped talking to her for 2 years. When Devin starts showing his feelings towards Alexa, she quickly realizes her feelings for him.
I like that we got some back-story and it wasn’t just a chapter or so long. It was a good portion and I enjoyed that aspect. We get to see more of Alexa’s childhood, along with Devin and her parents. You are just waiting for the one moment when everything comes crashing down. I honestly had a very difficult time putting the book down.
Literally this book hurt… T. Cupak is a fantastic author for sure and I’m dying for the sequel. It does leave on a cliffhanger so consider yourself warned. :) But I promise this is one you won’t regret reading!
This does include a include a love triangle, but in my opinion, it is one you have so many feelings towards. You literally fall for one, get crushed by him, fall for that one then get confused as Alexa is. I don’t know who to root for, Devin or Ethan… Both are swoon-worthy and both have sides that can be easy loved. Ethan, the bad boy who is mysterious; Devin, the sweetheart and best friend.
I cannot praise this book enough and even after a week of reading this, I’m still at a lose for words.
“I want you to be mine and mine alone, Lexi. I’ve waited too long for you, and I don’t plan to wait any longer.” — Alexa Crushed, T.R. Cupak
“Do you need to blow your nose?” he teases with a slight smile.
“Very funny, but yes,” I say as I snag the shirt from him and proceed to blow my nose with it. The sound that comes out is like a goose honk and is very unladylike.
“Now that right there is sexy,” he says, laughing at me. — Alexa Crushed, T.R. Cupak