'Crash' is about Lucy Larson, a young dancer, who moves to a new town and meets the community bad-boy, Jude Ryder. They are both in the same high school and find it impossible to stay away from each other. Jude’s got a rap sheet a mile long, while Lucy plans to go to Julliard after graduation. Their continued attraction to each other leaves both of them unsure of the future as they try to fight the inevitable connection.
Nicole Williams does a beautiful job of making the attraction between the two protagonists alluring and dangerous. Putting this book down will not be easy. Just when you think you know how the book will end, you are thrown a curve. I loved this book.
That being said, and it is clear that I am not alone when I look at the other reviews; this book has certain similarities to 'Beautiful Disaster' by Jamie McGuire. Of course, ‘Beautiful Disaster’ takes place in a college setting and ‘Crash’ takes place in a high school setting, but the protagonists are very similar. I even found it amusing that the best friend of the lead female character in ‘Beautiful Disaster’ has the name, America, while the roommate of Lucy Larson is named India. I loved ‘Beautiful Disaster,” so of course I loved this one too. I have already downloaded 'Clash,' which is book two of the series. There is one part of this book, and I won’t give too much away, that was simply ridiculous and not accurate. I see in the other reviews that others have mentioned it, so I will say that it has to do with football. This scene would never happen in real life. But the book is an excellent read, lots of fun and most addicting. I give it five out of five stars.