Crushingly Close by Stella Torres: A Review
At twenty-four years old, Agnes Escueta has risen from the ranks to become a producer for Sports Tonight. No one can touch her, it seems—not even crush-worthy anchorman Daniel Ferrer, who she gets to work with every single day. When a road trip to Indonesia throws Agnes and Daniel together, they find themselves working in close quarters. It doesn’t take long before Agnes finds herself being charmed by Daniel, and her defenses start to melt with his touch. With deadlines looming and a big game coming, Agnes must figure out how to let Daniel into her life without risking her professional reputation—and without breaking her own heart.
The author generously gave me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
I have always admired people in the media. The dedication needed to work in that field has always astounded me. So when I learned that this book was about journalists, I knew it was going to be good.
We meet Agnes and Daniel as co-workers going to Indonesia to cover a sports event. That was how they started anyway. It became obvious as the days of stressful work and continuous sexual tension between them that they wouldn’t stay like that for long.
Their romance was a surprise for Agnes who was known in the office as a very serious and stern employee. Daniel on the other hand was the charming anchor of the show. That Daniel was even giving her attention was much of a shock to her already. She wasn’t looking for anything remotely romantic to happen to her. And she couldn’t because she believed that she didn’t have time for it. Between her career and her familial duties she knew that she couldn’t possibly have that. But Daniel proved her wrong.
What I can say about the story is that it was a correct depiction of how a person erects walls to protect oneself from what she considers dangers. Love is dangerous for Agnes because she might lose focus on what she thinks as important in her life. Family is always important but Daniel pointed out that love is also important. When Agnes’s dad said that we have to choose love that was how she knew that she didn’t need walls after all. What she needs are bridges. And Daniel is her bridge to life.
I love how Agnes came to this realization. We have choices that life always present to us and it is how we choose from these that we get our life, our happiness. It has always been in our power to be happy. And we should always choose to be happy and live in love.
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