Thursday, October 25, 2012

Crash (Crash #1) 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.
Nook ebook
3 stars out of 5
   Crash is your typical "good girl falls for the bad boy" book. Lucy sees Jude on a beach, has a revelation that he's the one (ahem-instalove-ahem-ahem), and tries to lure him over to talk to her. Jude approaches, lays it out that he doesn't date, he just has flings, and she rejects him. He plays knight in shiny armor later that day and she's stuck on him forever.

   I liked the writing style. It kept me reading even when I felt the storyline was lacking. Jude constantly tells Lucy he's no good for her and she should stay away from him. He messes up, they break up, he apologizes, they get back together. It seems like a never ending cycle.

   It wasn't my kind of book, but if you like this type, you should pick it up.

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