Lucy Larson is working on becoming the best dancer in her class while her boyfriend, Jude Ryder, is attending school on a football scholarship. Long distance relationships are challenging enough without the clash of personalities that seems to consistently brush up against each other. With a cheerleader forcing her way into Jude’s life and Lucy’s constant battle with trust issues, things are not looking good for this on-again, off-again couple. Will the distance between them tear them apart or just make their hearts long for each other more.
'Clash' is the sequel to 'Crash,' which is book one of the series. Nichole Williams does a wonderful job of making the reader wait with anticipation. You will turn page after page, desperately seeking some kind of resolution. The one thing about this book that will glare at you all through the story is the clash. This is truly an appropriate name for this novel. The incessant arguing, breaking up, and bickering isn’t just annoying; it is down right infuriating. Lucy is back and forth so many times it will make you dizzy.
The character development really fell apart in this book. They were not the same two love-struck teens that they were in the first book. And even though this story does take place in college, instead of in high school, the immaturity seems to be worse in the second book. There was also a lot of unrealistic behavior in ‘Clash.’ Of course, fiction is a made up story, but there are certain elements that should be identifiable. There were few of those. I will certainly not spend any money on 'Crush,' which is book three of the trilogy. The arguing was just too painful after a while. I am very surprised about the contrast between book one and book two. I give this book a 2 out of 5 stars.