Crash by Nicole Williams was an okay read. It was fairly entertaining and quick, but I wasn’t overly impressed.
Lucy has just moved into her family’s cabin lake house permanently, after tragedy struck her family and her father lost his business and emotionally checked out. Lucy has to start a new school her senior year and has had to make a lot of sacrifices and changes. But the one thing she absolutely refuses to give up is dance.
Jude is your stereotypical “bad boy” that makes all the girls swoon. And he has the reputation to boot—multiple arrests, a trail of one night stands several miles long, etc.
Of course, Lucy is enraptured by Jude and wants him even though everything in her is screaming that he is just bad news and she should stay away…even Jude tells her to stay away from him, that he is no good for her.
There were some pretty steamy romantic scenes, but the overall plot was very anticlimactic. It was an entire novel of a back and forth ping pong game of:
“I love you, but you’re bad for me. I love you, but I’m bad for you. I love you, I don’t care that you are damaged. I love you, you can’t fix me. I can’t be with you, you’re bad for me. I can’t be with you, I’m not good enough for you. I can’t be with you, I can’t trust you. I can’t be with you, you deserve better. I love you, I’m sorry. I love you, too. I love you, I can make you better. I love you, you’re better off without me.”
Quick read. I don’t regret reading it, but I’m not particularly thrilled either. I give it 2 out of 5 stars. I doubt I’ll read the other two books in the trilogy.