Thursday, October 4, 2018

Release Day Review: Crashing Upwards by SC Wynne

Release Day Review: 
Crashing Upwards 
by SC Wynne

Harper Jones is a professional bike courier, and in his business if you don’t ride fast, you don’t make money. His apartment has mice, he’s barely able to scrape up the rent, but at least he’s living life on his terms and doesn’t depend on anyone.

Sam Foster is the gay son of a wealthy conservative senator. He’s noticed Harper before when he’s dropped off packages at his dad’s company, but he’s never had the nerve to speak to his secret crush.

When Sam accidentally hits Harper with his car, Harper’s bike is destroyed and he’s injured seriously enough that he won’t be delivering packages for a while. Sam decides Harper needs rescuing, and he moves in with Harper to take care of him.

Unfortunately, Sam’s politician dad is convinced Harper’s a con-artist and he’ll do whatever it takes to get him away from his son.

4 Stars!

Sam is the son of a conservative senator running for another term and Harper is a professional bike courier who's down on his luck. After Sam runs Harper over, and realizes Harper is living on his own, Sam decides to take care of him. As they get to know each other, Sam's crush on Harper turns into more and he manages to get under Harper's skin, but Sam's father isn't all too happy with their involvement and might make things difficult for the guys.

So here's the thing, I started out loving Sam and being not too sure about Harper. Sam seemed so naïve and sweet, but determined to do the right thing. Yes, he had a crush on Harper, but still, he went above and beyond what any other person might have done. I loved that this gave Sam the impulse he needed to stand up for himself. Harper was gruff, independent and didn't trust easily, which was understandable given his background. He'd been on his own since he was 16, and it wasn't easy for him to accept help from others, no matter how cute Sam was. Harper grew on me, though, I loved seeing how he learned to trust Sam, which was why I hated Sam's reaction to what his father told him after the fundraiser and while I could see why he believed Mr. Foster, it showed Sam's immaturity. *sighs* Anyway, other than that part, I thought Harper and Sam had a lot of chemistry and while they fell in love very fast, it worked for them.

I really liked Sam's twin sister and I thought the addition of Harper's sister was a nice touch. On the other hand, I totally disliked Sam's father and his methods.

Overall, Crashing Upwards was an enjoyable read, hot, sweet, with some light angst to balance it all out. Recommendable!

*** Copy provided to the reviewer for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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