April 17, 2013

Series: The Crash Series

Author: Nicole Williams

Publisher: Harper Collins

Published: Final book Crush on April 23, 2013

From the Publisher: Jude Ryder and Lucy Larson are this generation’s Romeo and Juliet: Explosive. Sizzling. Tragic.
A steamy summer encounter with bad boy Jude means trouble for Lucy. Her sights are set on becoming a ballerina, and she won’t let anything get in her way . . . except Jude.

He’s got a rap sheet, dangerous mood swings, and a name that’s been sighed, shouted, and cursed by who knows how many girls.

Jude’s a cancer, the kind of guy who’s fated to ruin the lives of girls like Lucy—and he tells her so.

But as rumors run rampant and reputations are destroyed, Lucy’s not listening to Jude’s warning. Is tragedy waiting in the wings? This racy romance is hot, hot, hot!

Jude Ryder

In the steamy sequel to Crash!Their Romeo-and-Juliet-level passion is the only thing Jude and Lucy agree on. That, and fighting all the time . . .Also not helping? Lucy’s raging jealousy of the cheerleader who’s wormed her way into Jude’s life.

While trying to hang on to her quintessential bad boy and also training to be the top ballet dancer in her class, Lucy knows something’s going to give . . . soon.

How can she live without the boy she loves? How can she live with herself if she gives up on her dreams? If Lucy doesn’t make the right choice, she could lose everything.

In Crush, will Jude and Lucy finally get their happy ever after?

The Crash series grabbed my attention immediately, I was drawn in, strapped into my cart and taken for the roller coaster ride that is Jude and Lucy.  These characters, so different yet brought together/torn apart by a shared tragedy, have a connection that cannot be denied.  There were times I wanted to punch them, hug them, shake them and cry with them and for me, that is the hallmark of a great book.

Crash takes us through the early struggles and revelations of their relationship, in Clash Lucy and Jude chase their dreams while trying to keep their relationship strong and intact and the final book Crush, will reveal whether or not they can rise above it all and have their happily ever after.

If you love bad boys, frustrating female MCs, angst and unresolved sexual tension than this series is a must read for you.  I can’t wait for the final installment in this series, I can’t wait to see if Jude and Lucy get off this roller coaster of love together.  I can pretty much guarantee that, given their history, it won’t be a smooth ride but it will be a riveting one. 

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