Synopsis: 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.
Thoughts: This book stole my soul. Honestly, I have no desire to even pick up another book at this moment because I want Crash to stay with me for as long as possible. This book is the emotional roller coaster we all live and breathe for. The book that breaks your heart and then glues it back together. The book that we all want to come alive and be our own personal fairy tale. I loved this book from the very opening line to the final words and I can't get enough of it.
Lucy Larson's family has crumbled from a terrible loss and now had to sell their home to move to their vacation cabin permanently. Which doesn't float too well with her since it's senior year, but it's alright because she still has Juilliard to shoot for. But, it's here that Lucy finally meets someone worth seeing... Jude Ryder. Jude is arrogant, built, tough as nails, the ultimate bad boy and sexy as hell... and he knows it. Jude is the type of person who doesn't do relationships and the type of guy girls like Lucy should stay away from. But that doesn't stop them from forming a connection... One that neither of them can give up. One that just may break them both.
Where the heck do I even start?! All I want to do is gush and ramble about how much I love Jude freaking Ryder and how much I love Lucy Larson. These two are the definition of love conquers all. Of strength. Of fighting for what you love and want. Lucy is one of those girls who had her head on right... the type of person who's going to make something out of herself. Yet, watching her collide with Jude and have her world turned inside out was something I could read over and over again. Then on the other side is Jude Ryder. This boy is something else. He is the ultimate bad boy we all instantly love from the start, the one we want to just jump on. As the story continues though, he becomes the boy you want hold on tight to, the boy who got dealt a hard life, the boy you want to kick at times, and yet the boy who you cannot help but fall head over heels with. If you don't love Jude Ryder in the beginning of the story, you will definitely love him by the end.
Crash literally will explode into your heart. It suck you in, chew you up, spit you back out, and then glue together all the pieces. It's one of those books that is so alluring that it's impossible to put down. It pulls at all your heart strings... the love ones and the family ones. This is definitely one of those books that will stick me with for a long time... one that I'm sure I'll find myself thinking about from time to time. I absolutely loved everything about this book, and you'd be crazy to not give it a shot.
- A million stars out of five -