Series: Crash # 1
Published by HarperCollins on 12/18/2012
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Fickle. Explosive. A hazard to girls everywhere. Lucy Larson, meet Jude Ryder.
Being the new kid is the last thing Lucy wanted for her senior year, especially after her hot encounter with Southpointe's bad boy Jude Ryder has her labeled a slut on her first day. But her sights are set on becoming a ballerina, and she won't let anything get in her way. Until she stumbles into Jude again.
Jude's got a rap sheet—an actual rap sheet—that runs longer than a senior thesis and moods that swing from delectable to dangerous. He's had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by who knows how many girls. He'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 smeared in the mud, Lucy isn't listening to Jude's warning. Is tragedy waiting in the wings?
Another pleasing read, I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved this book!
The plot of the book is the best part. Solid and very entertaining, I could not put the book down. The plot moves with two characters very different from each other, yet both having something that both need from each other. Each chapter, the characters learn to trust and love one another, bringing extreme giddiness to my heart. I giggled like a teenage girl reading their sarcastic comments as well as their snappish thoughts to each other.
The love interest is the best part. Extremely well down, Jude and Lucy are made for each other. They both have difficult past that bring them together. I like the way the author wove both their past together. I definitely did not see that tidbit coming and yes, it surprised me. I think in the end, no matter what their past held, for sure they had a future together. I really enjoyed lessons that both characters learned from one another. Jude, learning that his past does not predict his future and Lucy, can not save everything or everyone. We all just have to learn to live our lives day to day, the best we can.
Crash is a great start in a series I know I will not put down. Driving me to extreme emotions and good love, Crash is an awesome story. The dynamics of love and lost, give the reader hope towards the end. Addicting and good, Crash is sweet!
I give it 5 BITES