CRUSH CONTROL Review and Giveaway!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Title: Crush Control 
Author: Jennifer Jabaley
Publisher: Razorbill
Source: ARC

Reading, Writing and Waiting is excited to be part of Jennifer Jabaley's CRUSH CONTROL blog tour! 

I read through CRUSH CONTROL at lightning speed because I couldn't stop myself!  I remember reading about this sale in Publisher's Marketplace and thinking how awesome it sounded, and it didn't disappoint.  I loved it!

Here's the blurb:

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.

From the first chapter, I was a fan of Willow.  She's quirky and funny and 100% relatable.  When her dog starts humping hot guy, Quinton's leg at the park when they first meet, I was as humiliated for Willow as she was for herself. 

Willow's BFF, Max, once chubby nice guy turned hottie, is swoon-worthy, but not above letting Willow know when he's disappointed in her for considering using hypnosis herself.  But once the popularity takes hold and Willow can honestly say her hypnosis is helping others, it's hard to turn back...until it all goes very, very wrong.

Threaded through the story is a secondary plot about Willow's mom and grandma and what it takes to accept your child for who they are.  It's equally well done and heart-warming. 

This is a five star book that I plan to read again and again. 

Do you want to own the Crush Control ARC?

All you need to do is leave a comment with your email address.  Extra points for tweeting the contest - just make sure to @JamieMBlair me, so I know you tweeted!  Winner will be picked at random on FRIDAY, July 22!


Chey said...

Thank you so much!
I also tweeted-!/ohaiitschey/status/92983822534197249


Stephanie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)


Escape by Fiction said...

This sounds great!

Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction :)

Cheyanne said...

Awesome giveaway.. I remember seeing this blurb too and I'm excited to read it!

cheyelizabeth at

Lolawid said...


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Melanie said...

I too remember reading the blurb for this and thinking it sounded way cool. I retweeted Annie's twitter post. Does that count?

thanks for having this giveaway!

Sophia said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this book so much! It definitely sounds like a must read. Thanks for the giveaway. :)


Tiffany Drew said...

This book look so good! Thank you for the chance to win a copy :) I'd really love to read it.


Sophia said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like a great book!

Sophia L.
sophiayunjin at gmail dot com

Regina said...

What a wonderful opportunity. Thank you.

Carina L. Tai said...

Wonderful giveaway :) I've heard a lot about this book!


Ange said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!


Tasnim said...

great giveaway!! I'd love to win a copy!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the giveaway!!!
I retweeted the tweet about the giveaway- IandSsmom

Saiiツ said...

Thanks for the Giveaway:) I would love to win!


Ellen said...

great giveaway! :)

Margaret said...

This one sounds good! Thanks for the giveaway!


IdentitySeeker said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks:)


Karla Calalang said...

I really want to read this!

kcalalang36 @ yahoo . com

Jude Henderson said...

Thank You So Much for the Giveaway!!

Erin Millar said...


Erinberry said...

I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!

erinberry12 at charter dot net

Melissa said...

Sounds great!
mk261274 at gmail dot com

Audrey said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

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