Series: Crash series #1
Author: Nicole Willams
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Date Published: December 18, 2012
Pages: 384 (paperback)
Genre: NA fiction, romance
Age Range: 17+
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?
The connection between the 2 main characters, Lucy and Jude, is heated enough to make you wonder when their relationship explode next.
Jude's past is sad and rough, but he's strong and managed to get through it, though not without developing an attitude and an uncontrollable temper. Though he does have a sweet, passionate side that he keeps buried, at least until he meets Lucy.
Lucy's past isn't filled with so much physical pain as emotional. 5 years ago, tragedy struck her family, changing their lives forever. Healing is difficult, though it gets easier once she meets Jude Ryder, a known bad boy with a rap sheet--at least it seems to get better, for a while.
When these 2 characters collide it rattles the cage that is their lives. Even more so when they find out one detail about each other that will connect them for life.
The writing is good, not great, but good. The plot is pretty well thought through, and the characters are interesting and mysterious in their own ways, there are also sexual references. And tho their romance is sweet and rough, it wasn't really for me.