Crashing Into You by B.D. Rowe - Tour

Crashing Into You - High ResolutionBookish college sophomore Sydney Baker wants Evan Taylor with every ounce of her being. The hottest stud on campus, Evan is six foot four, ripped, stacked with muscles. He’s even easy to talk to.
There’s just one problem: he’s her roommate Melanie’s boyfriend.
But when Melanie tragically dies after a night of wild partying, Sydney and Evan turn to each other in a time of intense grief. And it doesn’t take long for their close friendship to blossom into something more.

Unfortunately for Sydney, secrets from the past soon put her relationship with Evan to the test. Especially when a sexy blonde freshman makes her way into Evan’s life, and tries to rip away everything Sydney holds close to her heart.

**Mature Situations and Sexual Content – Recommended for Ages 17+**

B.D. Rowe is a writing fiend, book devotee, film fanatic, and constant dreamer. Rowe is currently working toward an MA in English-Writing at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is hard at work on another novel.

The Leading Lady in Crashing Into You
By B.D. Rowe

It was apparent early on that I wanted my New Adult debut to be told from the first person perspective of the lead female character. Sydney was always the main character when I first started mapping out the story, and because of all the tragedy her character goes through, I wanted to be able to capture not just her physical reactions but her internal ones as well. Sydney is an attractive sophomore in college, with a thin physique and long black hair. Would she be considered the hottest girl on campus? Nowhere near it. But she is pretty in her own way, and Evan recognizes early on that the mix of her looks, intelligence, and personality make for someone he wants to keep close by and get to know, even while he’s going through his own romantic rutt with Melanie.

Sydney, like Evan, is a flawed character, and one who goes through many developments throughout the course of the book. At the beginning, she is still reeling from the death of her high school boyfriend, suffering through nightmares and trying to lead a normal life. Two guys on campus make everything all right: Lukas, her gay best friend; and Evan, the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year. Sydney hates that she’s crushing on the boy who’s dating her roommate, Melanie, but she can’t help it. Sometimes the heart wants what it wants! She never wanted or wished for Melanie to die, but months after it happens, something finally starts to happen between her and Evan, and why not let it? It’s not an easy road ahead, though, with the attention she pays to anyone drinking alcohol, and the obsessive worry she has over Michelle, Melanie’s younger sister who enrolls at the university as a freshman. In the end, she learns a devastating secret about Evan that changes everything. What will she choose to do next?

I based Sydney on someone I used to know in my college days, who was much more studious than Sydney is in the book. This girl never consumed alcohol, but unlike Sydney, she’d had a boyfriend since high school and never even looked at a guy on campus twice. I wanted to make a more compassionate and romantic girl than this girl was, but still retain some of her attributes. If Crashing Into You were ever made into a movie, my number one choice for Sydney would be Abigail Breslin. She’s the right age to play the character right now and would bring the perfect blend of romance, optimism, and angst to the character. 

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  1. Thank you for hosting Crashing Into You Today. :)