Monday, April 22, 2013

Crash by Nicole Williams

Title: Crash
Author: Nicole Williams
Published: July 19th, 2012
Genre: Young Adult, Romance


“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” (Source:

My Thoughts:

Crash is your romantic, young adult, teenagers/college students type of book where the young Lucy stumbles upon the baddest boy of Southpoint High. I really liked how this book starts and I felt it's quite different from all the other romance books I've read in the past. I am usually used to reading about a girl who doesn't want to hear anything about love, boys and such until she meets the "one" - but in Crash, Lucy is different. I enjoyed reading about her "peeking" at Jude Ryder while he was playing football on the beach. 

I really liked the story, even though there were a few things that threw me off. For example, Jude Ryder's character is a bad boy with a dark past that has a very low self-esteem and doesn't believe he is worth the love of a girl like Lucy (which in my opinion is total BS) I mean, you're good looking, she clearly loves you for who you are - why in the name of all romantic books does he still have to say "I'm no good for you" AGH I hate when that happens in books! (or real life) lol

I also enjoyed how they  both grew and overcame their problems. I believe the character development was pretty well done (I loved Lucy's father character for some weird reason, especially at the end of the book) Crash is a quick read, with fun and romantic and sad moments that will take you by surprise. I believe Lucy's and Jude's journey is quite touching! 

ANOTHER important thing that I LOVED is that the characters Lucy and Jude were named after The Beatle's songs and there are many references to them. In my opinion this made the book a little bit special. 

I give this book a B+ or a 4/5 stars. It kept me entertained, hooked, and overall satisfied with the ending. Definitely recommend it. 


  1. I love Jude so much! The 2nd book is equally as good, but Lucy gets on my nerves at times, but Jude makes it better! Great review!

    Annie :)

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