Crashed – Julie Kriss

Reviews by Yael Waknin


I have a crush on my new neighbor. The one that everyone hates.

I know all the rumors in the neighborhood. Andrew Mason is rich. He’s gorgeous. He’s a recluse. He’s a genius. He’s a jerk. The sign he puts on his porch on Halloween makes all of the kids cry.

Oh, and a car crash seven years ago left him in a wheelchair.

He seems to think that’s going to put me off.

I’m determined to get his attention, though he doesn’t want company. I can’t help it. I want to know what makes a man so beautiful and so complicated tick. I want to know what goes on in his brilliant, good-looking head. I want to know if his muscles feel as awesome as they look. I want to break down his defenses.

But if I can break down Andrew’s defenses, then he can break down mine. What starts out as a battle of wits becomes… something more. Something hotter. Something neither of us expected.

When two damaged people crash into each other, they either destroy each other… or they fall in love

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My review

This book was recommended to me by a friend of mine. I asked her for a book that has a disabled hero because I read very few stories like this, and also the ones I’ve read, not all of them were successful in describing the hero’s emotions and mental/physical wars.

So this book is the second book in the Mason Brothers series, but of course, it can be read as a single book.

The book is about Andrew, who has been in a wheelchair for seven years due to a car accident. He is locked in his house, and all the medical caregivers come to his house and also food deliveries, or his brother, Nick, brings him whatever he needs when he goes there because they work together. In Andrew’s living room.

Andrew and Nick write comics. That is, Nick writes, and Andrew draws. Andrew is also such a computer geek who knows how to hack into any software and site he wants (geek, I said!)

And we also have Tessa. Tessa inherited her grandmother’s house she did not know. Tessa ran away from her life in Los Angeles to a home she inherited that is in a new and distant place in hopes of starting over.

Andrew is particularly grumpy (I love those grumpy’s). He does not want contact with anyone from the neighborhood (and everyone has already tried) and certainly not with Tessa. He’s tough. Gloomy. Angry at the world and especially at himself. He lives in the house alone and does not leave it under any circumstances. True, it’s a very gloomy and sad life, but Andrew doesn’t care.

Tessa’s character was tough, too, despite her delicate looks. She was a true warrior and had a very high self-awareness. She was friendly from the beginning.

This book teaches us that sometimes we see broken people from the outside. Whether it’s their visibility, behavior, character, or when they are saying how broken they are, there is the other type that they are people who look perfect on the outside. They look happy, confident and in fact, there is an emotional and mental storm going on inside. Their soul is broken, and they are carrying a heavy load.

When two broken and lost people find each other – it can become something that will heal them.

And that’s why Andrew and Tessa’s connection was so special. So deep. So appropriate. They were two incomplete parts until they found each other.

I loved this story so much that I read it twice and listened to the audio with the narrator Joe Arden whose voice was so unique and suited to Andrew’s character that it exceeded my expectations when I imagined Andrew’s voice in my

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