Sometimes it’s hard to jump into the last book of a series. As a reviewer, this can happen a lot. Sometimes it can feel like you’re always playing catch-up while reading, and it’s easy to get distracted by the details. But sometimes you find a book that makes you want to go back and read the entire series. Crashing Into Her was that for me. Mia Sosa showed me a world I wanted to know more about, and even though I came in late, I’m so glad I found it.Eva isn’t looking to date anyone. Manipulation follows her from relationship to relationship, and she’s looking for a fresh start san-dating as a fitness instructor in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, her previous hook-up also happens to live in LA. Anthony was ok with Eva’s “no strings attached” rule at his cousin’s wedding. His priorities are work and family, and a girlfriend doesn’t fit into that hierarchy. Though that one night was hot beyond belief, he can’t think about Eva in that way anymore. Too bad she’s now enrolled in his stunt work course. As they reconnect and become better friends, that sexual tension from their hook-up oozes back into their relationship. And boy, is that tension hot. Sosa is excellent at the slow burn romance, and it shows. The way Eva and Anthony circle around each other builds this tension, and as a reader, I found myself whipping through pages to see them kiss.
It was sometimes hard for me to connect with Eva (probably because she reminded me of 20-something me), but both Eva and Anthony’s characters are rooted in reality. Eva is a difficult woman in the best way possible. She’s stubborn, guarded, and scared to open up to people. She’s been hurt, let down, and disregarded by her previous partners and her family and has understandably become colder. It’s refreshing to see a woman like this in a romance novel. She’s not swooning over Anthony (well, she does swoon over his looks) and she’s not going to make it easy for him. We’ve met these people in our everyday lives. Sure they weren’t fitness instructors or stunt people, but their personalities are familiar.
These types of stories, grounded in reality but still fun and extraordinary, are my catnip. This, of course, comes with its issues. Eva’s relationship with her father can be triggering to some people, and some of the moments of danger Anthony experiences as a stunt worker could be too intense for some. I’m sad I read book three before the rest of the series because now I know it’s over. It does, however, make me excited to see what else is in store from Sosa. She’s made me a forever fan with the Love on Cue series.
Content Warnings: difficult relationships with family, emotional manipulation in a relationship, moments of danger