Review: Crush Control

May •  27 •  2014
Review: Crush ControlCrush Control by Jennifer Jabaley
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Razorbill on June 9th 2011
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: Bought
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Willow has spent most of her life as her mother’s sidekick in a popular Las Vegas hypnotism show. So when she and her mom move back to their sleepy southern hometown to start over, she thinks she’s in for a life of quiet normalcy. Except that her new life turns out to be anything but, when she kinda sorta hypnotizes Quinton, the hottest guy on the football team, to fall madly, deeply, head over heels in love with her. But what started out as an innocent way to make her best friend, Max, jealous soon gets way out of hand, and Willow begins to wonder if the mind—and more importantly, the heart—is something you can really control.

Since reading The Lipstick Apology, I thought I give her second novel a try. I had a delightful time reading this story and enjoying the characters find love.

Plot: This is about a girl who leaves her childhood friend behind after she has to move. But before she moves, she hypnotizes him into being her friend forever. Years later, she is moving back into town and in log with him. Problem? He just wants to be friends. I really love the idea of story. Two friends staying friends over years and falling in love. The little aspect of hypnotizing him and others around her, give the story a bit of supernatural drama.

Friendship: If you love friendships that carry history and develop over time, than this is the story for you. The friendships had its up and downs.When developing into love, they both dance around their feelings. They fought and dated other people just to make the other person jealous. Of course when you use others its bound to came back to you.

Hypnotizes: I never read a book that has hypnotizing in it. I have to admit that this is a very interesting aspect of the book. At first, Willow uses hypnotizing to help others, soon she started to use it for her own use. Things got crazy with the hypnotizing went to far. It’s a good thing that Willow has an amazing mother who was there for it all.

Overall, this is great story of finding love where it was all along. Crush Control is sure to please the reader with a developing love that is amazing.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Oh this sounds interesting. I also am curious about the hypnotizing part. Also glad that the mother is involved. Great review!

  2. Candace
    May 27, 2014

    I actually bought this as a preorder and still haven’t read it! I can’t believe that was 2011 and it’s still sitting there! You have me thinking it’s time to pull it out and give it a read. 🙂