Aug 21, 2012

CRASH by Nicole Williams

Book Description:

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.

Christina's BookReview
“It’s not hard to recognize something special when life’s thrown a lotta shit your way”

Lucy Larson used to have a pretty blessed life. She’s used to having a family that loves her, a great school with great friends, and her dancing. When her family suffers the ultimate heartbreak, things for Lucy suddenly change. Now Lucy must learn to deal with the consequences of that night five years earlier that broke apart her family and her life. She is a different girl. But her spirit isn’t broken. Lucy is dedicated to helping people and figuring out solutions to their problems. But Lucy gets the most complicated of cases when Jude Ryder walks into her life.

Judy Ryder isn’t what you would consider a Prince Charming. Jude doesn’t have a perfect life or even a good one. He has a rap sheet longer than most juveniles and has the temper of a beast. He doesn’t have time for anyone else in the world and especially girls that need more then he’s willing to offer. He believes he is a cancer to anyone he encounters so tends to steer clear of anything that involves time and emotions. When Lucy Larson walks into his life Jude is unexpectedly drawn to her. She pushes him to realize that maybe his past doesn’t have to determine his future, a future that he wishes Lucy to be a part of. But will he be able to change his ways? Or will he push away the one good thing in his life?

Will these two every get a happily ever after? Or will their past forever haunt them? READ TO FIND OUT.

CRASH by Nicole Williams was Phenomenal. I breezed through this entire book in hours. Jude reminds me a lot of Travis Maddox from Beautiful Disaster. He had a rough upbringing, he was a bad boy, and he was a disaster. But what cancels all that out is the caring, loving and devotion that he had inside of him. I felt for Jude what I felt for Travis in Beautiful disaster, Compassion. Jude will borough his way into your heart and claim his place there. I was so sad when I hit that last page because I wanted more of Jude. I wanted to be able to know more about his life pre-Lucy and I wanted to see him finally accept that he wasn’t a cancer. He was fractured not broken.

Lucy will also capture your heart like no other female protag has probably done. From page one you can’t help but like her spunk and like that she is your average “hopeless romantic” but she isn’t the foolish type. You feel all the emotions that she feels throughout the entire book. When you are finally privy to what caused her family to be so fractured you want to just hug her and cry with her through the pain. It has been a long time since I ever felt like that about a character. There were moments I wanted to take her and shake some sense into her because, like normal teenage girls, she is prone to idiocy at times.

Together Lucy and Jude learn what it is to love and to fight for what is real. Through all the rough times you felt the heartbreak over their misunderstanding and then their dilemmas. At times I felt myself wondering if they would ever get their HEA. But lo and Behold, a love like theirs could jump all the obstacles put in their way.

If you loved Beautiful Disaster, do yourself a favor and PICK THIS UP! Even if you didn’t, but love a great love story with real life issues, PICK THIS UP!

Nicole Williams is a GODDESS when it comes to writing about love. I have never been disappointed with her books and have devoured each and every one of them in hours!

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