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.

Reviewed by Gitte

Love, love, LOVED this book!!!I was up all night reading this book, Lucy and Jude would not let me go to sleep!!! Nicole Williams did an amazing job with this story, so well written; so REAL!!Lucy and Jude; night and day, their worlds colliding in one dramatic way! Their story was very emotional, heartbreaking but inspiring! Their journey truly left me breathless with it’s raw emotion and drama. The struggles they went through truly touched my heart.

Jude is a true bad boy, he doesn’t date and he has a hell of a temper; then he meets Lucy. Lucy instantly falls for Jude, however, she tries to keep a distance after he tells her to stay away from him. This of course is hard to do when they go to the same school and rumors immediately start flying but not in a good way. Jude shows himself to be what Lucy knew he was truly capable of when he has her back at all times. However, their journey is not easy or smooth but rather one manic roller coaster ride of secrets, love, heartbreak and drama that you cannot get off.

“I want you to promise you’ll leave. Drop me like a bad habit and don’t look back, because God knows, it can’t be me that walks away since I’m incapable of it” – Jude

“You can’t be friends with the person you were meant to spend your life with” – Jude

If you loved Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire you’ll want to read this one!!!

THE CRASH SERIES is available to purchase below

CRASH    : amazon us | amazon uk | our review
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CRUSH : amazon us | amazon uk | our review


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  1. said:

    My girls did it again!!!!!!!! If y’all keep this up I am gonna be spoiled rotten. Holy crap this was… I cant even describe it……wow. thanks for the recommend. Now go twist the authors arm for a interview …..hopefully a sequel. I don’t think I could ever get tired of Jude and Luce…..


    1. totallybookedblog said:

      So glad you loved it too!! I thought it was FAB!!! Gitte x


  2. Yani said:

    As soon as I’m done with what I’m reading right now I will definitively check this one out, sounds like a winner. Thanks girls 🙂


    1. totallybookedblog said:

      I’m onto this one next Yani. I need to read this, I’ve heard so much about it. Jen x


  3. Julie McKay-Pimentel said:

    Just finished this book tonight after a serious marathon reading session and it is Sooooo freaking good!
    This book is the epitomy of ‘angst’ and had me glued from page 1. Phew I need a drink…lol 😉


    1. totallybookedblog said:

      Glad you enjoyed it Julie. It’s getting quite a a buzz about it. Go have that drink. Sounds like you need it lol 🙂


  4. lvcgrey said:

    After reading your review of “Crash”, it sounded like something I’d like, and–Wow! I LOVED it!! I felt so many emotions while reading this story–sad, horrified, hopeful, and uplifted, and just wanted to hug Jude and Luce close to my heart. LOVED IT!


    1. totallybookedblog said:

      Glad you loved it too!! It really was special wasn’t it! G&J x


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