Title: Crashing Upwards
Author: S.C. Wynne
Publisher: Wynne Wynne Publishing
Genre: m/m contemporary romance
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
Harper Jones is a bike messenger, a profession he enjoys except for his jerk of a boss. His apartment is in shambles and inhabited by mice, he’s barely scraping by, but he’s proud that he doesn’t have to rely on anyone. He’s independent and likes it that way.
Sam Foster is the affluent son of a conservative senator. He’ll be allowed to come out… some day when it won’t affect his father’s campaign, but that day isn’t today. He has a little crush on Harper, who has delievered packages to Sam’s father’s office before, but he can’t get up the guts to talk to him.
And then, he accidentally hits Harper with his car. Now, Harper is banged up and not able to take care of himself. Sam takes it upon himself to make sure Harper gets the care he needs… and, in the process, falls in love.
Now, the two need to navigate the rocky road ahead of them and Sam needs to find the courage to stand up to his father and live life on his own terms.
So, this is a perfectly serviceable contemporary romance, which, granted, is not my go-to genre. But it was sweet and cute. But not much more. I liked Sam lot and really enjoyed the way he moved into Harper’s life and took care of him. Harper was okay, but he was kind of a stereotype of a touch, independent man. I never felt like I knew him very well. But, honestly, the book was largely forgettable to me. It was cotton candy: sweet while reading it, but dissolves immediately when finished.
It’s not by any stretch of the imagination a bad book. It just didn’t wow me or stick with me very long after I read it.
Yes, I would recommend it. If you like sweet, light, fluffy romances that pass the time in an enjoyable way, this is a good book for that.