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Peek Inside The Crush Collision

Jake needs an escape; Haley needs a chance. But to get it they’ll need to risk it all.

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Haley Howell has had a hopeless crush on her brother’s best friend, Jake Lexington, for as long as she can remember. Too bad to him, she’ll forever be off-limits. But with senior year and acceptance to a college outside their tiny southern town of Culler, South Carolina, comes new confidence. Haley’s ready to get Jake to notice her—whatever it takes.

No one in Culler notices the real Jake anymore—to them, he’s nothing more than the star football player or the kid with the family tragedy. When one mistake lands him in mandatory community service, he’s shocked to find his best friend’s little sister there, too. Jake’s looking for an escape; Haley’s looking for a chance. Together, they’ll find exactly what they need...if only they’re willing to cross that line and risk it all.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains underage drinking, language, and a drool-worthy football player who puts Tim Riggins to shame. It will make you cry, sigh, and yearn for your own Friday Night Lights.

Each book in the Southern Charmed series is STANDALONE:
* The Sweetheart Sham
* The Crush Collision


The Crush Collision by Danielle Ellison a five-star read that will warm even the coldest of hearts.” -Sara O., Goodreads

“I really enjoyed the characters in this fantastic story. Everything flowed nicely and the pages flew by. The romance/chemistry was great too. An amazing read that had a little bit of everything you’d need. Would recommend!” -Michelle H., Goodreads

“Grab a tissue and some ice cream, you are going to need it. This best friend's sister tale was an emotional ride unlike any I have read. I loved Jake and Haley together!” -Kendall H., Goodreads

“I really can't say anything other than that I loved this book so, so much. This was everything I could've hoped for to find in a YA contemporary romance. This book had me hooked from beginning till end. It had me feeling all the feels. The romance is heartfelt, in depth and just so beautifully written down.” -Melissa’s Fandom World

Swoony, emotional, and oh so sweet!” -Erika C., NetGalley

A sweet, fun, and delightful YA contemporary romance.” -Patty A., Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640636781
Series: Southern Charmed, Book 2
Release Date: Feb 18, 2019
Page Count: 278
Imprint: teen crush
Genre: contemporary, sports romance, young adult
Tropes: best friend's little sister, friends to lovers, older brother's best friend, opposites attract, overcoming odds

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By Melissasfandomworld February 11, 2019

When I got the opportunity to be a part of the blog tour for this book, I didn't doubt for a second. First: it's an Entangled (Teen) book and I basically love Everything they publish so there's that.. And two: the synopsis of this YA contemporary with sport elements just looked like it'd be a book t ...more

By Erica February 14, 2019

I received a free copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

4.5 Teen Angst Stars.

Young Adult Stars: 14+ realistic teenage drama, alcohol abuse.

The Crush Collision is the second installment of the Southern Charmed series. While it shares the same small town life and character set, it c ...more

By Lynda February 21, 2019

Haley has had a crush on Jake since she was twelve. The problem is that he’s best friends with her twin brother Chris. Plus, her best friend has already called dibs on him. Unbeknownst to Haley, Jake reciprocates her feelings, but Chris has made her off-limits. What will happen when senior year sees ...more

By Shirley February 18, 2019


Original review

This book was provided by the publisher through Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Entangled: Crush and Chapter by Chapter!

The Crush Collision
is the second book in the Southern Charmed series and tells the story of Haley and Jake. Even though The Cru ...more

By Jen February 17, 2019

The Crush Collision is a standalone book that is a second in the series. I did not read the first one, and I do not notice anything that I may have missed in the first one. Although now I'd like to read the first book haha.

The story alternates point of view between Jake, the star football, and Haley ...more

By Bette February 17, 2019

I just want to say I enjoyed this book. A lot! There are parts of the storyline that I wasn't always comfortable with. Those are probably more the Mom side of my brain talking then anything else. First there is Jake's abuse of alcohol especially given his family's painful history. Second is the fact ...more

By Esther March 07, 2019

Retribution. That's what I have to say about this book because Haley and Jake both like each other, but there are truckloads of things stopping them from being frank/honest about their feelings for each other. The Crush Collision is cute, on the shorter side, and really sweet to read. I think this i ...more

By Kimberly Garner February 17, 2019

Super cute YA book. This is the tale of finding yourself after grief, letting other help you but not be your crutch. The characters were great and the book was awesome, there is solid writing behind this story and all it's characters, The chemistry that makes the characters click is evident, and it ...more

By Patty January 29, 2019

The Crush Collision by Danielle Ellison is the 2nd book in the Southern Charmed series, and a wonderful book. It is a sweet, fun, and delightful YA contemporary romance. I love this genre, even though I am far from a young adult. There is something so innocent about first loves. Haley Howell has alw ...more

By KarenJo February 22, 2019

It’s been a while since I’ve read Entangled Teen Crush books and I’ve honestly really missed everything about these adorable stories. Okay, so they’re a bit predictable, mushy and cheesy, but in the best possible ways that will make you smile, laugh, feel young and giddy, and sometimes even cry. The ...more

By Somya February 18, 2019

Isn’t the cover super adorable . It has perfectly pictured the couple in the book . Thank you Entangled Teen for providing me with an E-ARC. So I have always been a huge fan of Entangled Teen’s books because they are super adorable and just take about 2-3 hours to finish which is good for a person l ...more

By Natalie February 21, 2019

Full Review HERE

First off, I live in Southeast Texas where football is king. I have 8 football season passes for my family of 5 and no high school-er on the team. As a matter of fact, we are the last family that should be at a high school football game considering my kids are action sports athle ...more

By Kris February 20, 2019

I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads

I've really enjoyed this series so far. Small town premise, YA young love/first love. Written very sweet with poignant feelings shown by the main characters. I really fell in love with Jake! He truly had a heart of gold. Dealing ...more

By 2kasmom February 22, 2019

This is #2, in the Southern Charmed series. This can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this series in order.

Haley has been in love with her brother's best friend for years. When they have more in common during the school year - they end u ...more

By Franjessca February 18, 2019

Full Review posted at Book Lovin' Mamas

I enjoyed The Crush Collision because of it as all the elements of a young adult contemporary story. This genre is what got me reading in the first back in the day. (Nope not telling when then you could figure out my age.) I enjoyed getting to know the characte ...more

By Sara February 05, 2019

The Crush Collision by Danielle Ellison a five-star read that will warm even the coldest of hearts. This is the second novel in the Southern Charmed series, and they can be read as stand-alone as I haven’t read the first novel and don’t feel like I missed out, I will be going back to read the first ...more

By Love V December 12, 2019

I really enjoyed this book.
Jake's struggles will pull your heartstrings while there are truckloads of things stopping them from being honest about their feelings for each other. In the end, you have a heartwarming emotional read that will give you hours of entertainment. I definitely recommend it ...more

By Katherine April 15, 2019

Loved this book. As a big fan of Friday Night Lights, it made me think of all the characters and imagine them fitting into the TV show too. But this book was even better with complex characters and great storylines. Way to go Danielle! ...more

By v May 04, 2019

Absolutely delightful! I enjoyed the lovely chemistry between Jake and Haley - it was simply well-written and genuine. I loved that they were able to really and truly connect with one another, delving into their issues together. A wonderful read! ...more

By Laura February 17, 2019

Two words perfectly describe Jake: hot mess. He parties too much, he drinks too much, he gets into trouble. Cue community service with his best friend's sister. Haley couldn't be more opposite from Jake. She's the quintessential good girl. But the more time they spend together, the more they realize ...more

By Stephannie March 31, 2019

This is a good YA that I enjoyed. Haley has always had a major crush for her brother's best friend Jake. She hasn't told anyone how she feels about him not even her best friend who also finds him attractive.

Jake has been through a lot and has a major issue with drinking that has his older brother c ...more

By Eva July 06, 2019

jake lexington is kind of a hot mess. since his brother's accident, he's been coping with feelings of guilt and trying to keep everything in his life together all alone. his best friend, chris howell, doesn't know what else to do to help him. when jake sees haley howell at a party, it shouldn't mean ...more

By Colleen's Conclusions February 03, 2019

A dash of slow burning romance, a tablespoon of forbidden love, a pinch of falling for best friend's sibling, and a cup of sports romance equals to a recipe of this lovely gem of a book.

I love a good slow burning romance book and I feel like the author went through a checklist of everything I love ...more

By Fizza February 18, 2019

It is a cute story and I really enjoyed it a lot. Jake is a popular football player but he is struggling with guilt, drinking a lot, and pretty much trying to destroy himself. But he has friends and family who care about him and loves him dearly. Chris is one such friend. He has always been there fo ...more

By Anisa March 23, 2019

I personally think there are way too many flashbacks in the book which made it a bit dragged and bored to me! otherwise I liked this book and its fun to read how they both find who they are as a person, definitely recommend! ...more

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Danielle Ellison

About the author

Danielle Ellison

Danielle Ellison is a nomad, always on the lookout for an adventure and the next story. In addition to writing, she’s the founder and coordinator of the NoVa TEEN Book Festival. When she’s not busy with books, she’s probably watching her favorite shows, drinking coffee, or fighting her nomadic urges. She is newly settled in Oklahoma (for now) with her cat, Simon, but you can always find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.

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