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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 friend 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 changes her life forever.


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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 friend 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 changes her life forever.

30 review for Alexa Crushed

  1. 5 out of 5

    Peek At My Book Review

    Rating : 3.5 Stars My Views : Okay…Funny thing was that I wrongly interpreted the title. I thoughts it was going to be about someone who was “Crushed” in the sense that she’s depressed but the actually meaning is ‘having a crush on someone’. Please do not scrunch your nose…there is a love triangle in this one (well I told you Not to scrunch your nose…) Honestly I never have problem reading Love Triangles as long as I don’t have a broken heart in the end. The story ends with a suspense which I love Rating : 3.5 Stars My Views : Okay…Funny thing was that I wrongly interpreted the title. I thoughts it was going to be about someone who was “Crushed” in the sense that she’s depressed but the actually meaning is ‘having a crush on someone’. Please do not scrunch your nose…there is a love triangle in this one (well I told you Not to scrunch your nose…) Honestly I never have problem reading Love Triangles as long as I don’t have a broken heart in the end. The story ends with a suspense which I loved because I could see something brooding throughout the story. I was going to rate this 3 Stars but the ending was W0w, so I added 0.5 to it. I loved this story but there were some minor hiccups which prevented this book from earning 5 Stars. Style of writing : This being T.R.Cupax’s debut novel, I must say that I’m impressed by her writing. I love when author do not limit their focus on MCs and gives importance to their secondary characters which totally earned this author Stars from this miser reviewer :p Characters : We have Alexa the lucky bitch who has two Hot guys falling over her and she takes complete advantage of that in her own so called “innocent” way. One thing that I didn’t like was how Alexa was thinking of sleeping with both guys “Simultaneously” *Vrsha whispered wickedly* when her parents died the previous day. We also have Devin who is the bestie of Alexa. They’ve been besties since childhood and later on Devin fell in love with Alexa when Bitch was busy eyeing another man. Now the horrible fact is where Ethan was a playboy and all that Devin was caring. Ethan was rough, Devin was caring. When Devin was there for Alexa, Ethan wasn’t and vice versa. Favorite Part : None Really…But I felt like the first 50% of the book was Brilliant then things started to crumble. What did not work? (view spoiler)[I know that the characters in this book are young and are undergoing a hormonal phase and this is their time to fall in love But I felt like the death of Alexa’s parents was made banal; I wished the characters were focusing more on their heartbreak instead of their Crush. Because the death was laid aside and the characters started having too much sex. Then Alexa sleeping with Devin…Because she didn’t know where Ethan is and no real moment where we are shown how they fall in love. They just say it. (hide spoiler)] Similar books? None so far… Recommended : Yeah why not…This was a fun read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sleepless Readmore

    Complimentary Reading Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review. 3 #OnToTheNext ? STARS Alexa and Ethan ♥ Alexa and Devin You are forever mine. Do not forget that. So keep in mind all the sacrifices I'm makin' To keep you by my side .. ►♫ Okay .. hmm .. so I just finished this! I did fly right through as it wasn't lengthy. An average read, I didn't love it nor hate it. I wouldn't necessarily read it again however I wouldn't be opposed to reading the second one. The writing was good Complimentary Reading Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review. 3 #OnToTheNext ? STARS Alexa and Ethan ♥ Alexa and Devin You are forever mine. Do not forget that. So keep in mind all the sacrifices I'm makin' To keep you by my side .. ►♫ Okay .. hmm .. so I just finished this! I did fly right through as it wasn't lengthy. An average read, I didn't love it nor hate it. I wouldn't necessarily read it again however I wouldn't be opposed to reading the second one. The writing was good, the characters were questionable, and then the plot was flying by. Me through out .. SPOILERS AHEAD .. The beginning was promising. Alexa and Devin's friendship was sweet and I was excited to see how it would play it out when she moves. Then comes on his motorcycle .. Ethan the "bad boy". I was like that's it .. he's the one .. I can see myself falling for him. Then as I read more .. I'm like NOPE taking that back! Everything seemed like it was happening TOO FAST. Alexa's parents die and then she goes ahead and hands her v-card to Ethan?! It doesn't stop there though .. soon after Ethan disappears .. she's on TO THE NEXT ONE #WhatTheActualF ?! Then the mystery comes in to play .. what's Ethan's moms deal? Where's Ethan? Why did he disappear? Alexa Crushed T.R. Cupak - Sleepless, Readmore. Twitter

  3. 5 out of 5

    Andie

    Alexa has a great life. Loving and doting parents, fantastic friends, and never wants for anything. Devin is Lexi's best friend. They have grown up together and do everything together. Even when Lexi moves away at the age of 12, he still plays a major role in her life. But he's also been harboring a secret....when they turn 16, Devin confesses his love for Lexi. And when she doesn't reciprocate his feelings, their relationship becomes estranged. Ethan is Lexi's sexy, older next door neighbor. Th Alexa has a great life. Loving and doting parents, fantastic friends, and never wants for anything. Devin is Lexi's best friend. They have grown up together and do everything together. Even when Lexi moves away at the age of 12, he still plays a major role in her life. But he's also been harboring a secret....when they turn 16, Devin confesses his love for Lexi. And when she doesn't reciprocate his feelings, their relationship becomes estranged. Ethan is Lexi's sexy, older next door neighbor. The man goes through girls like he goes through underwear. Yet Lexi is instantly drawn to his bad boy ways from a young age. At 18, Lexi's world comes crashing down when a tragedy strikes. Ethan is there when Alexa is told the news and she leans on him and they each give into their mutual attraction to each other. The next morning Ethan has mysteriously disappeared with no warning and a one worded note: mine. Devin comes back into Lexi's life and comforts her through her heartache. He is once again her constant rock and helps her pick up the pieces. Its nearly a year later, Lexi and Devin are graduating and have fallen in love. Their relationship seems fool proof when Ethan suddenly shows back up, wanting Lexi to choose him. THOUGHTS: I never really felt the connection between Lexi and Ethan. There is very little interaction between the two and it all felt very forced. I really loved Devin. I could feel his and Lexi's connection from when they were kids to budding adults. He was genuine, loving, and I'm a sucker for first loves! Alexa is a very frustrating character. I couldn't understand or get on board with her actions. I couldn't empathize with her loss when I never felt like she was grieving and immediately jumped into bed with not one, but two guys! Her inability to choose between Ethan and Devin was baffling to me. But that's probably because I never drew a connection to Ethan. The storyline was good and fast paced. But the dialogue felt awkward most of the time and definitely needs some polishing. Overall, I enjoyed the story and there was enough mystery and intrigue for me to pick up the next book. A good debut novel from author T.R. Cupak. *I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.*

  4. 4 out of 5

    Berry ♡ Nice

    48% DNF - this is my 2nd dnf IDK if maybe one day I'll give it another shot. 48% DNF - this is my 2nd dnf IDK if maybe one day I'll give it another shot.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Orlanda Machado

    Original Blog Review: https://myescapebookscoffeetea.wordpr... My Instagram: http://instagram.com/blog.myescape/ My Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlogMyEscape Buy this book on Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/15... Buy this book on Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1511... Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars * The author of this book sent me this copy in exchange for an honest review, so don’t expect less than that, I will always give my honest opinion, like it or not * When I started Original Blog Review: https://myescapebookscoffeetea.wordpr... My Instagram: http://instagram.com/blog.myescape/ My Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlogMyEscape Buy this book on Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/15... Buy this book on Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1511... Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars * The author of this book sent me this copy in exchange for an honest review, so don’t expect less than that, I will always give my honest opinion, like it or not * When I started reading this book I was like… ok, the main character is just too young, she’s 12 years old now and it will get better because she’ll grow up and she’ll have a brain eventually when she’s 18 years old… but I was totally wrong, since the beginning of this book to the end I never liked the main character, not even once… she’s so childish and the way the acted the whole book ? come on girl, just keep it together. Basically this book is about a triangle… before you countinue reading this review note this please: I’m not here to offend anyone so please don’t feel like that, I gave 2.5 stars to this book (3 on Goodreads) so I am just expressing my opnion about this story I am not saying that I hated it, I just have a lot of stuff “against” it. As I said before this book is about a triangle, which is really lame because triangles are EVERY FREAKING WHERE right now… and I could accept this triangle if it was a good one, if it was that kind of triangles with cute couples in it and bla bla bla, but it is not. First of all… there are 3 characters in this triangle (of course… it is a triangle, not a square), and from those three characters I like one of them ok? There is Alexa (the main character), freaking annoying Devin (Alexa’s best friend) and lovely Ethan (the boy next door)… so as you may have noticed the one I like is Ethan. Second… Alexa is a b*tch, sorry girl, you know you are… so basically this character just turned 18 years old and the only thing the can think about is SEX… I am almost 20 years old and I still think about watching Disney movies, I turn on my TV every morning to watch Doraemon or any animation program that is rolling on TV… so do you think she’s normal ?! I don’t (or maybe I am the one who’s not normal, I don’t really know)… also her parents just died, come on (this is not spoiler because you can read it in the synopsis of the book on Goodreads), how in the hell can she be so cold about it ?… I honestly was expecting kinky parts in this book, of course I was because it is a NA romance ok ? I am not that prude… but I was also expecting emotion because something sad happened, and I can’t just understand Alexa’s point of view… maybe the way she acts is exactly the reflextion of what happened and because she’s so young, but I would not react like her so I just can’t understand. Now I want to say something good about this book because it was not all that bad… let’s be honest here and not so critical. Of course that I hated two of the characters but I said before I loved one of them and that’s basically why I kind of enjoyed this book, I enjoyed the parts where Ethan was… I really liked this character and maybe he’ll appear more in the second book but I wanted more of him in this book actually because I am not sure if I am going to read the second one yet… it is just not a priority right now. Another thing that I wanted to say about this book is that I really liked the way this author wrote this book… and by that I mean, I like her type of writting… I really do because it is really simple and you can read really fast, at least I did, I finished this book really fast, it took me less than 2 hours. So finishing this review I wanted to tell you that even if I am not the biggest fan of this book there’s a chance you end up liking it, so if you are interested in this story just give it a try.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Brianna

    I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review from the author. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Full Review on Brianna's Bookish Confessions. This book hurt. It was a roller coaster of emotions and definitely is not a light read. 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 I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review from the author. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Full Review on Brianna's Bookish Confessions. This book hurt. It was a roller coaster of emotions and definitely is not a light read. 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.

  7. 4 out of 5

    T.R. Cupak

    I am happy to announce that I have re-branded and reformatted my debut novel, Alexa Crushed. In addition to the changes I have added Alexa Crushed to Kindle Unlimited and it is permanently 99c to purchase. Please see purchase links below. Amazon UK Amazon AU Amazon CA Happy Reading! I am happy to announce that I have re-branded and reformatted my debut novel, Alexa Crushed. In addition to the changes I have added Alexa Crushed to Kindle Unlimited and it is permanently 99c to purchase. Please see purchase links below. Amazon UK Amazon AU Amazon CA Happy Reading!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tre Talbot

    So much happens in this book in such a short period of time but it's not rushed or crammed in, it's paced perfectly. Lexi goes through seriously difficult times at such a young age that I feel for her deeply. I went from absolutely loving Ethan to being beyond mad at him and then back to thinking maybe he's alright after all. The same vibes were bouncing round when it came to Devin too though. Gahh who am I cheering for? I love that I can't make up my mind. Something is up with Olivia for sure b So much happens in this book in such a short period of time but it's not rushed or crammed in, it's paced perfectly. Lexi goes through seriously difficult times at such a young age that I feel for her deeply. I went from absolutely loving Ethan to being beyond mad at him and then back to thinking maybe he's alright after all. The same vibes were bouncing round when it came to Devin too though. Gahh who am I cheering for? I love that I can't make up my mind. Something is up with Olivia for sure but what I don't know and I'm jumping right into book 2 now to see where things lead. This book is so good, beautifully written by T.R. Cupak.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Martha Sweeney

    A cute, fun, flirty read that really got me toward the end of the story with the mysterious events that are starting to unfold. Lexi is cute ... not annoying like most leading ladies. Starting book two right away!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Courtney

    T. had contacted me wanting to know if I could read her debut novel in exchange for an honest review. Here I am a little over 2 months later finally reading it (she knew I was slightly busy with other commitments) and damnit I wish I would have read this sooner! Alexa Crushed is definitely a book that needs to get into more hands than it has and pronto! Alexa has some earth shattering events happen with her family and her strength and strong-will are tested after her the biggest blow - her pare T. had contacted me wanting to know if I could read her debut novel in exchange for an honest review. Here I am a little over 2 months later finally reading it (she knew I was slightly busy with other commitments) and damnit I wish I would have read this sooner! Alexa Crushed is definitely a book that needs to get into more hands than it has and pronto! Alexa has some earth shattering events happen with her family and her strength and strong-will are tested after her the biggest blow - her parents dying. She has her best friends around to help her through everything and not let the drown in her sorrows. Alexa's best friend, Devin may have dropped from her life periodically but he will always be there when it matters most. As Alexa is struggling to get through her latest crushing blow, he shows up and gives her that stability she needs. And he comes in right as someone else vanishes completely. There are some other variables that come into play and keep Alexa on her toes. Alexa is a sweet girl who has the best upbringing anyone could ask her. But it's others that want to threaten that happiness. T. does a great job of throwing quiet a few twists and turns into this beautiful story that keep you guessing. You know that something isn't right, but what exactly it is, remains to be seen. I truly enjoyed reading this book. It was definitely a quick, but really exciting read for me. T. paints Alexa's life beautifully and you can feel her happiness and pain as she goes through it. The suspense is built up just perfectly and has you not so patiently waiting to see what comes next!! Great debut novel by T.R. Cupak!! I am very excited to read the next book!!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sharon Mariampillai

    I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Actual Rating: 3.5 This was a great read. I thought the story was good overall. The story involves a love triangle. I usually do not read love triangle story, but this was a good one. Alexa is a tomboy who has suffered a tragic lose. (view spoiler)[ Her mother and father died in the middle of the book (hide spoiler)] . There are two boys that she has in her life that she loves. First, there is Ethan. He is the next door neighbor I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Actual Rating: 3.5 This was a great read. I thought the story was good overall. The story involves a love triangle. I usually do not read love triangle story, but this was a good one. Alexa is a tomboy who has suffered a tragic lose. (view spoiler)[ Her mother and father died in the middle of the book (hide spoiler)] . There are two boys that she has in her life that she loves. First, there is Ethan. He is the next door neighbor and Alexa's first love. He is confident, arrogant, and caring. Then, there is Devin. He is the best friend-turned-boyfriend in the story. He is caring, smart, and gorgeous. The ending was weird. I feel like Ethan should let Alexa go. However, the ending was kinda abrupt. Therefore, I wish I had book 2 right now.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Dykes

    Oh this poor girl! I really enjoyed this book. It was sad, but it was really good. I love a good love triangle and strong men. How could you not love the friendship between Alexa and Devin. If you don't like people hooking up with more than one person you may not like this book, but I really don't mind that as long as there is no actual commitment when that happens. I felt so sorry for Devin for most of the book, because of course he was in love with his best friend. A great friend's to lovers s Oh this poor girl! I really enjoyed this book. It was sad, but it was really good. I love a good love triangle and strong men. How could you not love the friendship between Alexa and Devin. If you don't like people hooking up with more than one person you may not like this book, but I really don't mind that as long as there is no actual commitment when that happens. I felt so sorry for Devin for most of the book, because of course he was in love with his best friend. A great friend's to lovers story that I would recommend to anyone that loves friends to lovers and a good love triangle :)

  13. 5 out of 5

    Monica Graves

    4.5 stars but rounded to 5 :) I was totally expecting just an emotional book, which by the way it was, but it slowly turned into a suspenseful mystery. I don't know where this book is going. Will she stay with Devin or go with Ethan. I just have so many questions! But I'm glad I finally picked this book up and read it! I usually don't find myself reading books with love triangles but this one didn't disappoint. I'm really excited to see what happens in the next one! 4.5 stars but rounded to 5 :) I was totally expecting just an emotional book, which by the way it was, but it slowly turned into a suspenseful mystery. I don't know where this book is going. Will she stay with Devin or go with Ethan. I just have so many questions! But I'm glad I finally picked this book up and read it! I usually don't find myself reading books with love triangles but this one didn't disappoint. I'm really excited to see what happens in the next one!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Runow

    I really enjoyed this book! What this poor girl goes through is a lot to handle and the author did a good job of making it realistic without making the book too heavy and all about hurt. It felt very real with the emotions of ok one minute to freaking out the next. I'm going to dive right in to the next book knowing I'm already torn and made up my mind of who I want. Keeping my fingers cross for team Devin but dying to know what is up with Ethan! I really enjoyed this book! What this poor girl goes through is a lot to handle and the author did a good job of making it realistic without making the book too heavy and all about hurt. It felt very real with the emotions of ok one minute to freaking out the next. I'm going to dive right in to the next book knowing I'm already torn and made up my mind of who I want. Keeping my fingers cross for team Devin but dying to know what is up with Ethan!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    My thoughts....I was introduced to these books through several people I follow on Instagram. While I did feel that the main character's "voice" early in the book when she was younger was a bit "older" for her age, this didn't detract from the story. For me there were things in the book that I probably caught and enjoyed more than a typical reader. First was the fact that Alexa's step mom was an Architect that ran her own business. YAY!!!! It's not often that women in the architecture field are c My thoughts....I was introduced to these books through several people I follow on Instagram. While I did feel that the main character's "voice" early in the book when she was younger was a bit "older" for her age, this didn't detract from the story. For me there were things in the book that I probably caught and enjoyed more than a typical reader. First was the fact that Alexa's step mom was an Architect that ran her own business. YAY!!!! It's not often that women in the architecture field are characters in Young Adult or New Adult books and I loved that it wasn't Alexa's dad that was the Architect but her step mom. I guess I've rambled enough, but being an architect myself and running my own business this was a detail that I really connected with. :) I could also tell that the author had direct knowledge of the construction field and I love being able to see a bit into the author as well while reading the story. Ok, back to the rest of the story...throughout the story I was following the "crumbs" that T.R was dropping through the story knowing that there was more to the surface love story of the main characters, but I'm still guessing. I think I might know where she's taking the plot, but I really can't be sure and that leaves me needing to jump right into the next book. And of course T.R. left the ending with enough mystery that now I'm really hooked. Good job T.R. on your debut novel!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Rosa

    This review is from: Alexa Crushed (Alexa Series) (Volume 1) (Paperback) I was given an ARC of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. Alex Crushed by T.R Cupak is a beautifully written novel with well rounded characters and a quite wonderful storyline. The emotional roller coaster this book took me on was quite incredible. Dealing with love, loss, grief and mystery. There was also somewhat of a twist which I didn't see coming adding layers to a great story. This novel is abou This review is from: Alexa Crushed (Alexa Series) (Volume 1) (Paperback) I was given an ARC of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. Alex Crushed by T.R Cupak is a beautifully written novel with well rounded characters and a quite wonderful storyline. The emotional roller coaster this book took me on was quite incredible. Dealing with love, loss, grief and mystery. There was also somewhat of a twist which I didn't see coming adding layers to a great story. This novel is about a young woman named Alexa who not only is caught in the middle of a love triangle consisting of her best friend who happens to be a guy and the slightly older guy next door but is also dealing with a tragic loss after receiving some horrible news. The love and support of her family and friends make this novel so relatable and made it such an easy and quick read for me. It did however end with a cliffhanger which has me excited and looking forward to reading the next novel in this series. I'm giving Alexa Crushed by T.R. Cupak 4STARS ****

  17. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Strycharz

    Yes on every level YES OMG this book is addictive as hell and I don't even want to review it because I'm wasting perfectly good time that could be used to start book two. Alas, I have a code about reviewing after The last page is read. First of all the family dynamic between Alexa and her parents is heart wrenchingly perfect! I adore the healthy, sweet bond they all three had and how open the Relationship was! This was a family unit and I enjoyed seeing that for a change for a main character. Sh Yes on every level YES OMG this book is addictive as hell and I don't even want to review it because I'm wasting perfectly good time that could be used to start book two. Alas, I have a code about reviewing after The last page is read. First of all the family dynamic between Alexa and her parents is heart wrenchingly perfect! I adore the healthy, sweet bond they all three had and how open the Relationship was! This was a family unit and I enjoyed seeing that for a change for a main character. She had an excellent foundation for life and it propels the story. Focusing now on Alexa I can honestly say I haven't enjoyed a teenage main lead role in a book since twilight but Alexa even wins past Bella for me because her identity is so freaking solid. This author gave her a strong sense of realism and I can't begin to explain my love for her. She took me back to my younger self, the one that sees the world and boy's from a totally different angle! I'm shocked that an adult author could give us such a FLAWLESSLY innocent girl with such smooth writing! She totally embodied this character. After living life into grown up years you can look back and sometimes remember parts of being unknowing or unsure but Cupak didn't just remember for us, she lived it. This was nostalgic for me, because I remember this foggy cluelessness with boys and love. Because of Cupak I could recall the struggle. This was young adult art!!!! Moving on to the men! Devin. Oh Devin. Devin, Devin, Devin. I hope you don't intend to read this under the false allusion you can easily choose sides. Omg nope. You will not be able to handle this back and forth emotional whiplash LOL! Devin is ....sigh** talk about strength of character. He is a very well established personality and he represents that solid unwavering love that Alexa needs. He's steady and reliable even when he's not. Ethan: let me count the ways.... I can't even. Ethan is everything Alexa wants and the sexiness of his dark prowling until she turns 18 is hotter than white fire. He understands her on other levels and gives her that danger love! HES GOT THIS soft side... oh ...my heart be still. These two are male perfection! Testosterone filled hot blooded beasts and I FLOVE IT . There is mystery to this epic tale as well, actually, quite a bit and it's so skillfully placed that you don't even realize it till it's in your face! Do good by the world and read this five star greatness! I'm on to book two. Do not disturb LOL

  18. 5 out of 5

    Carrie

    Alexa Series Vol. 1 by T.R. Cupak, WOW! T.R. really did me in with this book! This story is so beautiful and heart wrenching. I instantly fell in love with Alexa and her family. The relationship they share is so beautiful. I could definitely see the love they all shared. Alexa’s relationship with her best friend Devin is rocky at first when she moves but through the death of her parents reunited these two. Through the whole book Alexa’s best friend Devin and the man she is crushing on, Ethan, her Alexa Series Vol. 1 by T.R. Cupak, WOW! T.R. really did me in with this book! This story is so beautiful and heart wrenching. I instantly fell in love with Alexa and her family. The relationship they share is so beautiful. I could definitely see the love they all shared. Alexa’s relationship with her best friend Devin is rocky at first when she moves but through the death of her parents reunited these two. Through the whole book Alexa’s best friend Devin and the man she is crushing on, Ethan, her best door neighbor share so much hatred for each other as they are both in love with her. I love both of the guys and can see Alexa with either man, but my heart leans more towards Devin with the way he has loved Alexa his whole life, and his love and devotion to her is evident. When Ethan’s deranged step mother enters the picture, some evil and heinous events turn everyone’s life upside down. I can’t say too much without giving anything away but, this book is so worth everything! The tears, the love and my breaking heart. This is a 5 Star read and I don’t have enough positive wording to praise this book like it deserves. I can’t wait to read more by this amazing author! Thank you T.R. Cupak for an amazing adventure!

  19. 4 out of 5

    ElizrdbthSpeaks

    I am new to T.R. Cupak's writing ... got this book in my Romance Reveal Book Box (#3 box for me) I am loving the chance to get to see authors I might not read normally or maybe ever get the chance!! ... there were times in the book I felt I was left out? or left behind? a missing puzzle piece? I get how the author might wish to move you through Alexa stages of her life quickly and get the next stage? maybe? ... the read is a bit choppy ...that being said I did enjoy the read and was very curious I am new to T.R. Cupak's writing ... got this book in my Romance Reveal Book Box (#3 box for me) I am loving the chance to get to see authors I might not read normally or maybe ever get the chance!! ... there were times in the book I felt I was left out? or left behind? a missing puzzle piece? I get how the author might wish to move you through Alexa stages of her life quickly and get the next stage? maybe? ... the read is a bit choppy ...that being said I did enjoy the read and was very curious where it would head? my favorite character is Ethan ... not sure I would agree or did like this behavior ALL the time toward Alexa but I think there is more to the story than what we are in the know about... so to speak??! I look forward to book #2 where all is or will hopefully be resolved. We will see??!?! I did buy book #2 to see what will happen? I will review that one soon enough! I will be checking out more from T.R. Cupak in the near future, hope she will write more that I can check out. I found this read to be very fun read, the subject matter a bit heavy (or sad times) but nothing that doesn't have you curious as well. Must read. Loved it! ( :

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kristi McChurin

    Amazing!!! Alexa Crushed by T.R. Cupak is the first book in the Alexa series. I have no words about how much I loved this book, but I will try. Alexa Morgan is no stranger to tragedy and once again tragedy has struck her life. She soon discovers that there is something more going on in her father's life that she wasn't aware of. If she's not dealing with enough there's two men in her life that are vying for her affection. Romance, tragedy, and mystery has this book tied up in a neat little bow. T Amazing!!! Alexa Crushed by T.R. Cupak is the first book in the Alexa series. I have no words about how much I loved this book, but I will try. Alexa Morgan is no stranger to tragedy and once again tragedy has struck her life. She soon discovers that there is something more going on in her father's life that she wasn't aware of. If she's not dealing with enough there's two men in her life that are vying for her affection. Romance, tragedy, and mystery has this book tied up in a neat little bow. T.R. Cupak writes his characters so likable they could be your next door neighbor. I don't want to get into the book to much, because it is a MUST read. I haven't been this excited about an author in a really long time. I can't wait to read the second book.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Yvette F.

    Great first impression!!!! This book was a surprise for me. New authors I'm weary of but TR knocked it out of the park. The writing was a bit to be desired but with each passing chapter, you felt her getting her groove and finding her style... Loved all the little mysterious elements. Loved the love triangle and secondary characters. Can't wait for the next book. Great first impression!!!! This book was a surprise for me. New authors I'm weary of but TR knocked it out of the park. The writing was a bit to be desired but with each passing chapter, you felt her getting her groove and finding her style... Loved all the little mysterious elements. Loved the love triangle and secondary characters. Can't wait for the next book.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ashlee Turf *Rabid Readers Book Blog*

    T. R. Cupak’s debut novel! Wow, such an easy fast read. Loved every second of this book. You fall in love with the characters immediately. I love the fact that you get to see Alexa grow up and become a woman. The story is both equally sweet and tragic at the same time. The love triangle is there with Devin and Ethan. They are both steamy in their descriptions, so picturing them in your head is fun. This book is not for young readers, it had me fanning my face at times. The relationship between A T. R. Cupak’s debut novel! Wow, such an easy fast read. Loved every second of this book. You fall in love with the characters immediately. I love the fact that you get to see Alexa grow up and become a woman. The story is both equally sweet and tragic at the same time. The love triangle is there with Devin and Ethan. They are both steamy in their descriptions, so picturing them in your head is fun. This book is not for young readers, it had me fanning my face at times. The relationship between Alexa and her parents is amazing, I loved reading their interactions with each other you really got the feeling that they love her so much. Devin being her best friend, you root for him to have a relationship with Alexa. With Ethan you root for him off and on I feel, in the end you don’t know how you feel about what is happening but that’s ok… There is book two! Good bye off to read, Alexa Loved.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Terra Reads

    I have been told by so many that I needed to read this book, and now that I have - I am so glad to say that I listened to them. This was one great book, I just fell in love with Alexa, and how strong of a person she is. There were so many twists and turns that kept me on my toes, throughout the novel - that I just couldn't help but keep swiping my finger across my phone. (I know I didn't read a "real" book, but an ebook) That's besides the point right now though, I just could not stop - I would I have been told by so many that I needed to read this book, and now that I have - I am so glad to say that I listened to them. This was one great book, I just fell in love with Alexa, and how strong of a person she is. There were so many twists and turns that kept me on my toes, throughout the novel - that I just couldn't help but keep swiping my finger across my phone. (I know I didn't read a "real" book, but an ebook) That's besides the point right now though, I just could not stop - I would stay up all hours of the night reading this book, and wanting to know who she would end up with. Let's talk characters... Ethan - boy oh boy. I have to say that I first, when I reading this book, and I know that Alexa ending up meeting him at twelve years old, I was excited for her to have her first crush. I thought that it was cute the way that she would react to him, and how she didn't know what a crush was. I really enjoyed that, but once they got older and I got to see more about Ethan - then I kind of just really started to not like him. As it states in the book, he's really possessive, and it's not cute and it's not attractive. He's demanding and he knows that he's good looking, and that is something that I don't like... He's just kind of an a-hole. I feel as though when it comes to Ethan, although he was her first crush so there is something special there, I feel as though she deserves so much more... and what the hell is wrong with his mom? Devin, I love love love Devin, I knew that something was going to be different once she moved, but I didn't expect them to be too different, but a lot had changed. I have to say that Devin had to be one of my favorite characters in this book. He was just so charming and funny, he genuinely cared about Alexa and her safety. There are so many good qualities in Devin, that feel more women should look for in guys. That he's caring, he's smart, and he's devoted. Like, don't ever take a man like that for granted, they're hard to find, and even harder to keep. I just want to add in Olivia, I cannot stand that woman! I do not know what is wrong with her, I don't know why she's so crazy. I have no clue if she has more children, if she's a pedophile, if she's in love with her son, or what... but all I know is that I feel as though she has something to do with the highly top secret thing. (I'm not going to say, you have to read the book to find out!) I kind of wanted to save Alexa for last, and that is only because I have slightly mixed emotions about her, I love her and I think that she's strong and independent and she's such a great main character and a wonderful point of view to follow. But she is indecisive about what she wants, she doesn't always follow through with what she wants, and how to approach situations. But then again, what girl knows what she wants - and ever handles a situation well? Hardly, any of us. As the main character I feel, she had so much going on in her life, that T.R. Cupak - gave her just the right amount of stress, and ways to deal with it - that it made the book. When it came to losing her virginity, or drinking or falling in love all of it seemed to happen at the right time, and at the right pace. I really loved that. T.R. Cupak - I just have to say that this was the first book that I have ever read by her, and I am glad that I got a chance to. This book gave me all finds of feelings, I cried, I laughed, and I even re-read somethings out loud to my boyfriend to share the humor and the light-heartedness (in some spots) with my boyfriend. I am excited to start on Alexa Loved and to see what else happens in the lives of Alexa, Ethan and Devin. I hope that I get some answers and that I love the following book just as much!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Tiara Giles

    Devin and Alexa's connection: You could see their friendship and you could see how much they cared about each other. Alexa and her parents: Great parents. Alexa and Ethan: It was obvious that he was hot and that she was attracted to him. However, i felt that there needed to be more interaction between the two. There was a lot of narrative summary instead of showing but overall it was a nice read with good pacing. I 'm looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book! Devin and Alexa's connection: You could see their friendship and you could see how much they cared about each other. Alexa and her parents: Great parents. Alexa and Ethan: It was obvious that he was hot and that she was attracted to him. However, i felt that there needed to be more interaction between the two. There was a lot of narrative summary instead of showing but overall it was a nice read with good pacing. I 'm looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Pooja

    Alexa Crushed by T.R. Cupak is the authors debut novel which is hard to believe with her impressive writing style. It was fast paced with the right amount of suspense in it. This book follows the story of Alexa Morgan, she is the center of her father and stepmother's world and is dearly loved by them. Alexa grew with her best Devin Miller until she and her parents moved into a new city. She develops a huge crush on her hot new neighbor with a motorcycle-Ethan who is four years older than her. Alexa Crushed by T.R. Cupak is the authors debut novel which is hard to believe with her impressive writing style. It was fast paced with the right amount of suspense in it. This book follows the story of Alexa Morgan, she is the center of her father and stepmother's world and is dearly loved by them. Alexa grew with her best Devin Miller until she and her parents moved into a new city. She develops a huge crush on her hot new neighbor with a motorcycle-Ethan who is four years older than her. When Alexa turns sixteen, Devin confesses his love for her but leaves brokenhearted when Alexa can only offer him friendship. Tragedy hits again in the form of an earthquake which takes Alexa's parents away from her. Bound by grief and loss Alexa finds herself comforted by Ethan, who finally makes a move on her. When he leaves next day without any information, she is left with only remaining constant in her life-Devin. I liked the first half of the book and hated the rest. Really did not feel sympathetic with Alexa, I couldn't understand any of her feelings, which were all over the place. I couldn't understand how she could be entertaining certain thoughts barely a day after her parents death. In fact she did not seem much affected by it at all. But hey, maybe that's just me thinking. I gave this book 3 stars instead of 2 because even though I hated the main character, I felt that the way the book is written, hinting of mysteries and suspense just kept me reading till the last page. I recommend this to anyone who is okay with a love-triangle and a cliffhanger at the end.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Taylor

    I was given a copy of Alexa Crushed by the author for my book page. I was very interested to read this book and the synopsis captivated me. This book certainly did not disappoint. When the book first started I was a little skeptical just because I felt the child was speaking wiser than her years. But the story progressed and the words flowed easier as the character got older. Alexa was a beautifully written character, that had the world at her finger tips. She had amazing parents that loved her I was given a copy of Alexa Crushed by the author for my book page. I was very interested to read this book and the synopsis captivated me. This book certainly did not disappoint. When the book first started I was a little skeptical just because I felt the child was speaking wiser than her years. But the story progressed and the words flowed easier as the character got older. Alexa was a beautifully written character, that had the world at her finger tips. She had amazing parents that loved her and an amazing best friend Devin. But Alexa soon moved into a new neighborhood and she was captivated by the elusive Ethan. Who is the polar opposite of Devin. When tragedy strikes Alexa, she begins to loose hold of her life. And becomes closer to Ethan and further away from Devin. But both boys are harboring secrets that could change everything. Ethan and Devin both are offering something that she wants, but now she has to choose. This book was beautifully heart- breaking and the love triangle was done perfectly. I highly recommend this book to anyone. It's an amazing story and drool worthy men. (: And now I'll just be sitting here patiently for the second book!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Christina Rhoads

    Alexa has suffered so much tragedy in her young life, and when faced with a future without family 2 men hope to have her heart. Devin, her childhood best friend, and Ethan, her older neighbor with dark secrets. When secrets from her father's past place Alexa in danger who will be there to save her? The man who has always been her rock or the mysterious charmer who may bring more danger to the table? Alexa, despite (or perhaps in spite of) all the heartbreak in her life is a strong young woman. He Alexa has suffered so much tragedy in her young life, and when faced with a future without family 2 men hope to have her heart. Devin, her childhood best friend, and Ethan, her older neighbor with dark secrets. When secrets from her father's past place Alexa in danger who will be there to save her? The man who has always been her rock or the mysterious charmer who may bring more danger to the table? Alexa, despite (or perhaps in spite of) all the heartbreak in her life is a strong young woman. Her pure grit and determination to follow through with her life plans is admirable and I found myself relating to her on many levels. Devin is such a sweet soul, the quintessential good guy through and through while Ethan is his opposite. Lovely story through and through. *Read and reviewed on behalf of Kylie's Fiction Addiction

  28. 5 out of 5

    Dusty Summerford (Reviews by Reds)

    Stunning Debut Novel!! I absolutely loved everything about this book. It was beautifully written and the editing was superb. Alexa Morgan has been best friends with Devin since they were kids, always together, until her Dad and Stepmom buy a house in another school district. She is crushed about losing her best friend. Things start looking up when she sees where she's moving. Plus she has a hot neighbor to look at. Ethan is Alexa's neighbor. He is sexy as hell and he knows it. When an earthquake Stunning Debut Novel!! I absolutely loved everything about this book. It was beautifully written and the editing was superb. Alexa Morgan has been best friends with Devin since they were kids, always together, until her Dad and Stepmom buy a house in another school district. She is crushed about losing her best friend. Things start looking up when she sees where she's moving. Plus she has a hot neighbor to look at. Ethan is Alexa's neighbor. He is sexy as hell and he knows it. When an earthquake hits he goes over to protect Alexa because she is by herself. He then helps her through a huge tragedy. This book has so many twists and turns. It will keep you glued to your kindle. The story is so complex. Definitely a must read!!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Gladys Gonzales Atwell

    Greif and tragedy surround Alexa. Her mother died when she was young and then an earthquake in her town rocks her world again taking her father and stepmother with it. She has the comfort of her next door neighbor Ethan. BUT Ethan doesn't stick around and Devin her best friends saves the day. Alexa has to learn to grieve, love, let go and breath all at on time. T R Cupak has delicately handled the tragedy of loss and the heartbreak of first love. This coming of age book has all the right elements Greif and tragedy surround Alexa. Her mother died when she was young and then an earthquake in her town rocks her world again taking her father and stepmother with it. She has the comfort of her next door neighbor Ethan. BUT Ethan doesn't stick around and Devin her best friends saves the day. Alexa has to learn to grieve, love, let go and breath all at on time. T R Cupak has delicately handled the tragedy of loss and the heartbreak of first love. This coming of age book has all the right elements to survive in this genre. The characters are three-dimensional, and they have some relateable URRRGGGGHHHH moments. I tip my Nerd Girl hat to you and give you 4 Stars!!! *This review was done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official

  30. 5 out of 5

    Nita Johnson

    I was given this arc for a honest review and here it: Alexa is a normal young girl living her life until tragedy strikes and everything is now up in the air, whilst she is going through the motions, her love life Is in a mess and she is torn between the bad boy next door or her long time best friend......... I enjoyed this debut novel from this author, I was drawn into the story from the start and once it was finished I soon wanted to know when the next part was out!! This is nice easy read if you I was given this arc for a honest review and here it: Alexa is a normal young girl living her life until tragedy strikes and everything is now up in the air, whilst she is going through the motions, her love life Is in a mess and she is torn between the bad boy next door or her long time best friend......... I enjoyed this debut novel from this author, I was drawn into the story from the start and once it was finished I soon wanted to know when the next part was out!! This is nice easy read if you want to while away the hours on a lazy Sunday afternoon

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