Release Date: June 9, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Publisher
Willow has spent most of her life as her mother’s sidekick in a popular Las Vegas hypnotism show. So when she and her mom move back to their sleepy southern hometown to start over, she thinks she’s in for a life of quiet normalcy. Except that her new life turns out to be anything but, when she kinda sorta hypnotizes Quinton, the hottest guy on the football team, to fall madly, deeply, head over heels in love with her. But what started out as an innocent way to make her best friend, Max, jealous soon gets way out of hand, and Willow begins to wonder if the mind – and more importantly, the heart – is something you can really control.
I very excited to read Crush Control for many reasons. It sounds fantastic and original, and Jennifer Jabaley is a semi local author. The book takes place in the south and I always love that. I had a lot of hopes for this book and thankfully it didn’t disappoint!
Crush Control is one of those fun summery books that make you want to have a hammock and a fruity drink. The premise was very creative. I would find that I had read 50 pages before I knew it, so it was a quick and engaging read also.
Willow was a great main character. I liked that she was a little flawed and did some…outlandish things to get what she wanted. The secondary characters were maybe my favorite though. Georgia made me giggle a lot. I mustn’t forget Willow’s dog Oompa and his….quirks. He was very…interesting and it made the story that much more amusing.
Overall, this was a very entertaining, fast read. I definitely recommend it if you are looking for a refreshing breezy book to fall into.