Paperback | December 18, 2012

byNicole Williams

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In this first book in the New York Times bestselling Crash trilogy, the world is introduced to this generation's Romeo and Juliet: Jude Ryder and Lucy Larson—Explosive. Sizzling. Tragic.

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? This racy romance is hot, hot, hot!

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In this first book in the New York Times bestselling Crash trilogy, the world is introduced to this generation's Romeo and Juliet: Jude Ryder and Lucy Larson—Explosive. Sizzling. Tragic.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 w...

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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 g...

Nicole Williams, author ofCrash,Clash,Crush, The Eden Trilogy, and The Patrick Chronicles, is a wife, a mom, and a writer who believes in true love, kindred spirits, and happy endings. Nicole currently lives with her family in Spokane, Washington.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:December 18, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062267140

ISBN - 13:9780062267146


Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS Never really thought I would like this book but I LOVED it, it's unlike any other "contemporary" and it had many deep and meaningful topics but also very hilarious and I was hooked on the trilogy!
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crash Wonderful read!!!!!
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This book is one I would not normally read but I thought I would give it a try and I loved it. I look forward to reading the next two books.
Date published: 2014-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sooooo good!! I have completely fallen head over heals for this book! Williams has created great, intriguing characters and a hot, steamy romance that will keep you turning the pages until the end! Crash is mesmerizing, not too predictable, and definitely awesome. You can connect with both Lucy and Jude, and Williams does a great job of getting readers into Lucy's head, so that we feel what she is feeling, and think what she is thinking. The whole premise of this story is great, and it may sound cliché but I, personally, think Williams has taken it to a whole different level. (Trying not to give anything away in the paragraph, sorry if i do). I'm so impressed with the ending that I don't even want to read the next book, for fear that Lucy and Jude face more challenges and that they may not overcome them. Readers kind of get to make their own endings for their relationship, if you know what I mean. At first I couldn't really get a grasp on Lucy's character, but by the end, we really get to see who she is and how real and true-to-life she is. Jude is your typical badboy, but, like all great lead male characters, has secrets and dark sides that every girl wants to know more about. I really enjoyed reading Lucy and Jude's story, from the beginning to the end. The characters are remarkable, and the sidestories and other elements added to this book really test Lucy and Jude's relationship. I like how, just knowing one thing, just figuring out one secret, can change everyone's lives, and send Lucy and Jude's relationship crashing down. But will they overcome their difficulties and really face their true feelings? Well, you will have to find out for yourself!
Date published: 2013-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jaw dropping This book never failed to amaze me, with every bend in the story I was left in awe; as I craved to read more. I could not put the book down once my eyes read the very first page, it pulled me in and captivated me right from the beginning. Jude Ryder is what I call in my books, a heart wrenching bad boy. This troublesome boy held my heart in his hands throughout the entire book. Let's not forget about miss "Lucy in the sky" though, her strong witted personality is very hard to miss and makes you love her all the more! She is very inspirational in the sense that when she puts her mind towards something she wants, she doesn't stop at anything in till what she wanted is facing her square in the eyes. All and all the book is amazing and will have your jaw dropping within the first couple pages. This book easily makes my top favourites! I would say it is my favourite, but I haven't yet read ever single book in the world so that would not be very fair to all the other wonderful stories out there! Hats off to Nicole Williams for writing such an amazing trilogy and I can't wait to read Crush as soon as it is out on paperback. I recommend everyone read this, as I can assure you that you will not be disappointed! :)
Date published: 2013-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really liked it After downsizing and a move, Lucy Larson finds herself about to start her senior year of high school at a new school. She's an ambitious girl with plans and dreams to be a dancer and attend Julliard. Falling for the town bad boy, Jude Ryder, just might derail those plans. First, I enjoyed this book so much that even though I bought it on my ereader, when a hard copy was released, I bought that too so I could have it on my bookshelf. Jude and Lucy both have a pile full of issues that work in their favor but also work against them. Their issues help them relate to and connect with each other better than it seems like anyone else has before, but they also cause trust problems, insecurities, and more between them. They have the push/pull vibe down to perfection. Jude came into the picture as cocky and flippant, very sure of his looks and of Lucy's desire for him but pretty soon it's revealed that there's so much more to him. Every new layer that was exposed, every setback he suffered, just made me want to see him succeed even more. Lucy's starting over and her relationship with her parents isn't great. Her dad's checked out most of the time and she never has real conversations with her mom. They're all trying to recover from a family tragedy. Every time it seems like Jude and Lucy just might make it, something else comes in between them. With all the had to overcome in this one book alone, I can't think of a couple who's worked harder to be together. There's a major twist near the end that I completely didn't see coming, one I wasn't sure if Jude and Lucy could overcome. It had me in tears. There were a few parts that stretched the imagination a bit, Jude's sudden football career for one, but the characters with their issues and the twists made for a really great read.
Date published: 2013-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crash Absolutely loved this book! Can't wait to read the second book!
Date published: 2013-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read Meet Lucy Larson, the good girl that has a promising dance career ahead of her, has perfect grades in school and wants to save the world one soul at a time. Meet Jude Ryder, the bad boy that has gone to jail so many times he has lost count, has lost everything that has meant anything to him and thinks that he doesn't deserve anything good in his life.When these two characters collide it truly is a crash of epic proportions, they are not right for each other but everything they both need at the same time. Crash was a great book, I thought the story and characters were really thought out and developed in a way that is not your average good girl meets bad boy scenario. Lucy as a main character was great, I thought she had a really good head on her shoulders and had a strong sense of self, she really has had to deal with a lot throughout the years, she went from being really popular in her private school and living in a nice house and being well off to having to move to her summer house and start a whole new life, her brother got killed and having grieving parents who barley acknowledge she's around, but through all that she was able to keep her life going. Jude as our other main character was great as well, I liked that he was not your typical bad boy he really had a softness and vulnerability that he only really ever let's Lucy see. I do have to admit that there were times I wanted to smack both characters because they were being stupid but at the same time it was critical to the story for these events to happen. My only complaint for this book is that the writing and the story felt rushed, I mean Lucy meets Jude then out of nowhere their dating then breaking up then weeks pass without any details of what was going on, I would have liked more development in that area because even though the characters were great it was hard to connect to them at times because of how fast everything moved. Overall the book was really good even though it was a little rushed. I am itching to get my hands on the second and third book when it comes out in April, I look forward to more of Lucy and Jude's relationship and see what happens with these characters and their story. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that likes a good contemporary romance.
Date published: 2013-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fantastic! A breath taking YA romance View more of my review and others at my blog: Dear lord, how could I have gone so long without reading this book? It was fantastic! It was emotional! It was utterly breathtaking! I have a sudden urge to listen to a certain two Beetle songs over, and over, and over again. This immediately reminded me of a YA version of Beautiful Disaster (which, is technically YA, but this is even younger I guess), but there are many significant differences. Jude, although filled with anger, is determined that he is not good for Lucy but is trying to walk the straight and narrow to be worthy of her. Oh man, I loved Jude from the first introduction-he made a good first impression and was very upfront. That beach scene was one for the ages and especially when Lucy holds her ground AND knows how to make a guy squirm. Now, Jude and Lucy basically begin to like each other within about a day and I thought that was rushing it, but some where in the plot I stopped caring about that and absolutely fell in love with these characters and their love story. And everything was SO intense. It caught of me off guard and it was extremely dramatic within the first couple of chapters. I was sitting around mouthing “What?What?!” and then crying, and doing some head shaking and deep breathing. But I wouldn’t have changed a moment of this mad high-speed chase! I found myself missing the people they were at the beginning of the book just to be happy when I found them again. I was happy that Jude was trying to push away a girl that he believed was too good for him instead of wanting her around to help make him a better person, even when I was yelling at him that she could make him a better person…that they could make each other a better people. And then when he reveals things about his past and why he didn’t deny these things when she accused him…well, my heart broke. And then there is the big climax!!! That I did not see coming and it was a blow to the face. I kept thinking “Why? Why can they not have ONE happy moment?” There were many things about this book that caught me off guard and made it entirely better. Some characters I thought I had down, just to completely throw me for the loop. Nicole Williams has definitely made an explosive and heart-wrenching story in her novel Crash; guaranteeing to provide you with a story and plot that the title Crash describes oh-so-well: mainly one hell of a ride. Good: Lucy—You gave him chances, and sometimes you didn’t give him chances. You broke my heart with your kindness and made me smile with your determination to not let a man depict what you will become even when you felt like you soul was missing. I am happy that you were not one of those girls who was determined they couldn’t live without someone even when you knew your life would never be the same. Jude—You’re ridiculously hot as depicted by your reputation. However, it was you caring for Lucy, your determination to let her know what kind of a guy you were while trying to change, and even your anger management issues that stole my heart. I don’t think I will ever see it again. Sawyer—your character made my head spun around Taylor—I kind of felt like you were a good person and you grew on me. Bad: Nothing that I can think of. Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Even when there were moments when I was getting angry like when I couldn’t understand why they couldn’t have just one good moment I realized that was what makes this book so good, and those moments became good ones that took my breath away. The plot was fantastic and the characters both unique, and even when they could be filed away as the “Bad Boy” ended up creating new definitions for the types or creating a whole new type for themselves. I was captivated, and somehow emotionally invested in this novel. I can tell you that I find it in no way hard to pick up the next novel in this series and completely ignore all other items I had on my list of things to do today.
Date published: 2012-12-09