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Not your average High School Romance
Crash - Nicole Williams
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Crash - Nicole Williams
Advantages: Gripping story. Full of suspense. Easy read.
Disadvantages: Jude's protectiveness can be too much sometimes.
'I danced until the sun set and the sky grew dark. I danced until I tore through the same CD three times. I danced until I'd chugged down two liters of water. But no matter how hard I danced, or how intensely I concentrated on perfecting each and every step, I never stopped thinking about Jude.'
Lucy Larson's life has never been the same since a family tragedy five years ago. After her Father's business failed, Lucy and her parents moved to their small lake house in Southpointe, and Southpointe High is the last place that Lucy wanted to take her senior year of school.
Until she runs into Jude Ryder. He's everything a girl wants, and he's everything that Lucy should avoid, with his dark and troubled past. Despite their problems, they can't keep away from each other, but Lucy is about to uncover something about Jude that puts her own troubled past into the open. Can Lucy move past this new development, or will it push the pair apart for good?
I got this book as a Kindle Edition for around £2.50 on Amazon, because after reading the description I thought the story sounded interesting. My judgement proved to be true; I read the book in three days and it gripped me from the start. The mystery surrounding Lucy's own past was already interesting, but throw the enigma of Jude into the mix, and it makes for a truly engaging story.
This definitely wasn't your typical high school romance; this had true value and real mystery behind the characters. The chemistry between Lucy and Jude is unmistakable from their very first meeting, and I could tell that something was going to grow between them.
I admired Lucy's character, she had a sense of self respect and doesn't allow Jude to own her and tell her what to do. He's very over-protective and jealous, which I sometimes found to be a bit too much, but we know that it's because he truly loves her and doesn't want anything to happen to her. He's guilty of jumping to conclusions and misjudging a situation; but then, they're both as bad as each other. They both have trust issues, they're both afraid of being hurt, but there's no mistaking their feelings for each other, and it makes for a beautiful relationship.
This book was written by Nicole Williams, who writes Young Adult stories because she still believes in true love. At the end of this book, there's an extract from the next installment of Lucy and Jude's lives called 'Clash'. The third installment is called 'Crush' and I plan on reading them soon.
Summary: I loved this story, looking forward to reading more about Lucy and Jude.