Crashing into Love by Gregory Jonathan Scott is a romantic comedy in the literary sense of the word. This is the kind of book you can read over and over again because the witty humor and the snarky sarcasm and banter between Sean and Kale is spot on.
The first time I read this book was back in January 2015, and since then I’ve read it two or three more times because it is a “feel good” book. The first thing that I thought about when starting to read it back then was how it reminded me of a movie that came out some odd 18 years ago with Harrison Ford and Anne Heche, a romantic comedy at its best, with a very snarky, sarcastic and energetic Anne Heche and an equally snarky, sarcastic and eye-rolling Harrison Ford, who is in a storm and yes crash lands on an island where shit goes south and then even more south when they stumble on something that they shouldn’t, pirates. Movies like this is the only romance kind of movie I like, because the banter is if done well and with to characters and actors that are well planned out and with chemistry, they kick ass. After watching it you feel energized, happy and yeah, you can do anything, the sky's the limit.
This is exactly the feeling you get when reading Gregory Jonathan Scott’s, Crashing into Love, you feel happy, empowered and ready to kick ass! Sean, oh dear Sean, he’s so wound up he’s like a fence wire ready to snap at any minute and damn those thorns can scratch up up bad if you’re not careful. You sort of have to know when to pull and push him, just like that wire, but also know when to back off and let it, him, move as it please for a bit and then get back at it. Kale, chuckles, doesn’t have a serious bone in his body and also he got a mouth on him that isn’t always connected to his brain, meaning he tends to say things before his brain has caught up and at times pushes people, in this case Sean over the deep end. The back and forth is fun, quick and easy and keeps you in a constant happy place. I adore Sean to the point of no return because he’s so damn difficult, by choice! *winks*
Now, the biggest misconception about good romantic comedies, no matter if they are movies (which even I’d agree is a tad bit easier because you have the visual aids helping you out, in books the author is the storyteller and is required to write in such a way that the reader creates his or her own visual aids and that my friends is much harder). Anyway, the biggest misconception about this genre (when done well) is that people assume it’s easy, that it requires little to no research, that it is predictable to the point of boring, that anyone with half a brain can whip one out on a lunch break, when in reality (at least from one point of view) it is one of the hardest genres to write in. Firstly, because of the fact that it is so looked down upon, almost mocked, so at the starting out point to you’re starting on minus, you have to prove yourself as an author. Secondly, you actually have to have a sense of humor (that not only you laugh at) to be able to do this and trust me far from everyone know’s how to write with the right kind of humor. The right kind of humor being a mix of Monty Python meets Mr. Bean and invites Benny Hill to party (to translate that we need sarcasm, subtle/clueless and sexy to the point of sexist humor). Gregory Jonathan Scott proves has all three of these, the sarcastic humor I’d say is spot on.
Both Sean and Kale are characters you like from the minute you meet them, they are like night and day but yet the same, when Sean pulls Kale comes snapping like one of those old key change wires, when Sean runs Kale goes running after, it’s heat meeting passion, it’s the cherry on any good Sundae, it’s fun and light, it’s Harrison Ford and Anne Heche in “Six days, Seven nights” and it’s fabulous! I laugh a lot reading this book, each and every time I read it.
Crashing into Love is a story about love, most definitely so, it’s about overcoming obstacles, about friendship but mostly Crashing into Love is about Murphy’s law, that if shit can go wrong it will and if you can keep a good sense of humor about it you’ll be so much better off. It’s a book that serves the great purpose of entertaining you with witty sarcastic dialogue, and trust me it will make you laugh it will make you snort coffee up your nose (or whatever drink you might be indulging in while reading) when Kale time and time again with his sarcastic straight forward humor makes Sean flip yet another gasket. This is the book to bring with you to the beach, it’s the book to read out loud with others it is the book to pick up when life has dealt you lemons. Your spirit will be lifted I guarantee you!
You can find Gregory Jonathan Scott at the following sites:
Dreamer, Writer, Reader and Metal Head.