Review: Crash by Nicole Williams

Crash by Nicole Williams

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.

First Line: Summers turn me into a sucker.

ReviewI could not get enough of Jude Ryder he is an all around bad boy with the reputation and criminal record to match it. A guy that any sane girl should stay away from since he  literally spells trouble but Lucy Larson saw under all that and instead of staying away she taught him that he was someone that could be loved.

Crash was your typical bad boy falls for good girl and vice versa but what made this one so different was that the characters were witty and both Lucy and Jude had depth to their characters and I found myself emotionally invested in their relationship. Lucy was still dealing with her brothers murder and the impact it had on her family and both her parents changing into the worst, while Jude lives in a group home, his father is in prison, and the police know him on  a first name basis.

I wanted to badly give this a five star but the secondary characters weren't as developed as I would have liked them especially since they did play a role in Jude and Lucy's relationship and contributed to them breaking up.

Overall I really really really enjoyed reading Crash and regret having let it just sit around for so long but I'm not making that mistake again I'll be picking up the next book very soon since I have to see how things play out with the two.

Memorable Quotes:

"I'm cancer, Luce. And not the kind that you can kill off with radiation. The kind that kills you in the end."

"You can't be friends with the person you were meant to spend your life with,".....

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