Sunday, September 2, 2012

Review: Crash by Nicole Williams

                                                           Nicole Williams
                                                            July 19, 2012
                                                        215 pages, e-book
  Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble. He's got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by more women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents. Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing. She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Up until now.

Jude's everything she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future. Staying away, she's about to find out, is the only thing she's incapable of.

For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love's about to become the thing that tears them apart.
        I adored this book and I adored Jude from the first time we heard him speak (I am a sucker for a bad boy). 

        "The name's Jude Ryder, since I know you're all but salivating like a rabid dog to know, and I don't do girlfriends, relationships, flowers, or regular phone calls. If that works for you, I think we could work out something special."  

This book definitely reminded me of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, but as Beautiful Disaster was set in college, this was a senior year in high school. Lucy had her life upended with a family tragedy 5 years ago that changed everything. Since then Lucy has been on a mission to try and save the world one small thing at a time. Jude has had a rough life and seems to not care about anything in the world. When these two meet its just a roller coaster. Their relationship has more ups and downs than space mountain at Disney. Just when I think they finally are going to make it then crash the biggest secret and hurdle of all is revealed and it changes everything for both of them. This book had me hooked from the first chapter and I just had to keep reading. The writing was easy to follow, flowed from one chapter to the next.  I enjoyed the cast of characters, particularly Taylor Donovan whom I thought gave some rather interesting advice to Lucy...
           "Honey, a girl can't keep a man like that as a friend. He's a lover or an ex-lover, but never a friend. Men like that weren't created to to be a woman's friend- they were created to make a woman hit hich C three times in a row."

I was sad when the story ended however according to Nicole Williams blog there is another book in Jude and Lucy's story coming. YIPPIE!!! I know that this is definitely a must read oh and here is the cover to the next book, also released on her blog.  

Crash:         4.5/5  stars  
Cover:         4/5   stars    
Audience Rating:  Mature PG-13 (sexual situations, mature content, language, violence)




  1. I loved Crash as well. It was a great read, Clash actually released for Kindle today. I cant wait to start in on that one!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  2. Definitely bumping this up my TBR pile! Love Clash's cover too!