Review: Crash by Nicole Williams

September 20, 2013 Book 8

Genre: New Adut, Contemporary, Romance
Series: Crash #1
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication Date: July 18th 2012
Source: Library

Goodreads Summary: 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.

My thoughts:

 “I didn’t know his name, didn’t know if he had a girlfriend, didn’t know if he wanted one, but I knew I was in trouble.”

Crash by Nicole Williams

The last thing Lucy expected to find in Southpointe was the extremely attractive, extremely mysterious bad boy, Jude Ryder. With a name that has its own verb, the only thing a good girl like Lucy should do is run for cover. Being with Jude is a huge risk, but she’s willing to take it anyways, because there’s something about him that she can’t just stay away from. Lucy’s life is far from normal, and right now, her life couldn’t get more screwed up… or so she thinks.

At first I thought this would be the typical bad boy/good girl story, so I wasn’t expecting much from this book, kind of like what happened to me while reading Pushing the Limits. These thoughts were quickly dispelled once Jude Ryder came into the picture. At a glance, Jude seems like the typical cocky, player who everyone should just stay away from.

“The name’s Jude Ryder, since I know you’re all but salivating like a rabid dog to know, and I don’t do girlfriends, relationships, flowers, or regular phone calls. If you’re down with that, I think we could work out something special.”

Crash by Nicole Williams

 But, Jude knows how to play the game, and he totally played me. He was one of the sweetest guys in the world, even if he didn’t know how to express it. I devoured every page in this book just because of Jude.

“You could go with any girl, or a woman, or supermodel you wanted to. Why me?”
He made a face. “I don’t want a girl, or a woman, or a supermodel. I want you.” Damn, this whole conversation was not healthy for my heart.

Crash by Nicole Williams

I’ll admit, that although Jude was the epitome of swoon, there was just one little aspect that I couldn’t stand about him. This was his fierce -to the point of violent- protectiveness of Lucy. If anyone would have even as sneezed next to her, he’d go all “HULK SMASH” on the poor bastard.

And it’s not as if Lucy was incapable of defending herself either. I admired Lucy because her wit was razor sharp and her sarcasm could kill you in an instant. Lucy wasn’t a defenseless heroine and knew how to take care of herself. I’m surprised she never called Ryder’s bullshit or anything like that.

Anyways, Lucy was a good protagonist. There were some moments in the book where I just wanted to slap her silly until she got some sense into her system, but overall I liked her.

The romance in this book was intense. It was that delicious, ohmygod-is-it-hot-in-here kind of romance. Jude and Lucy’s sexual tension could have been cut with a knife. That’s how intense it was. I loved every minute of it.

There wasn’t as much character development as I would have hoped to see, and the plot wasn’t very complex, but I still enjoyed this book very much.

I don’t know what else to say about this book. Just… read it if you’re looking for a steamy romance. You’ll really enjoy it!

Rating: 4 stars

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I'm Marianne. Professional Fangirl, part-time Blogger. Full-time college student. GIFs are a natural part of my posts, so be warned. I LOVE reading, so definitely feel free to discuss books with me. Opinions are welcome.
  • I have read her Eden series and loved every page, I am not usually a fan of just romance, prefer there to be a fantasy aspect in it to (like there is in the eden series) might give crash a go sometime though. 🙂

    • I’ve heard great things about her Eden series. And I love fantasy, so I definitely need to add it to my to-read list!

      • It is very good, if you like twilight you will like it. It was the first books of that kind I read after twilight and loved it 🙂

  • readerswonderland

    It’s great that you enjoyed this one so much even with the flaws. Sometimes you just need a fun, sexy book to read and enjoy 😉

    • I agree! It’s a relief whenever we can take a break from all those “serious” books!

  • We all need these types of books – fun romances that aren’t too complicated. This will def be my first grab when I’m in the mood. Thanks so much for the review!

    • This is a great go-to romance. Thank YOU for stopping by and commenting!

  • Great review Marianne, sounds like the characters are really intriguing and the romance was great 🙂 Thanks for sharing!