Clash Paperback – 6 Jun 2013
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From the Back Cover
On again, off again. Together. Apart. The only thing Jude and Lucy agree on is their all-consuming love. That, and fighting all the time . . .
Especially when it comes to reining in Jude's trigger-touch temper and overcoming the tragedy that connects Jude's and Lucy's pasts. Also not helping? Lucy's raging jealousy of the cheerleader who's attached herself to Jude in almost every way possible. With the stress of trying to hang on to her quintessential bad boy while training to be the top dancer in her class, Lucy knows something's going to give . . . soon.
How can she live without the boy she loves? How can she live with herself if she gives up on her dreams? If Lucy doesn't make the right choice, she could lose everything.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Nicole Williams is a successful self-published author with Amazon and B&N bestselling titles and was number one on the Amazon Movers and Shakers list.
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The item came in perfect condition and safely packaged. The quality of the cover is not very strong, it is thin and bent easily. The paper inside is thin but okay quality. The writing size and font is easy to read and overall the item is good.
This story evoked in me such a wide array of emotions. It pulled me in from its intriguing start, and pretty much held me captive throughout. There were some moments that seemed a bit far-fetched, even for fiction, but then there were moments so sincere and absolute in which I completely lost myself. 5 stars!
What I loved about this book is that is shows the importance of the work that needs to be put in to a relationship. Lucy and Jude have a hell of a lot of problems between them and while this does get in the way of their happiness throughout the book, it also teaches them that relationships are far from easy. There are some great lessons to be learned from some of the other characters in the book who teach both characters what it means to be in love and the sacrifices that must sometimes be made in order to have a happy relationship.
Although Jude is still the bad boy I had grown to love in Crash, he has come on a hell of a long way since then. Yes, he still has a terrible temper and will kick someone's ass just for looking at Lucy but he has also become calmer and more mature in so many ways. He's trying to change his life after Lucy helped him believe in himself. He's trying to be a better person and to realise that the past doesn't define who he is in the present. Jude is by no means perfect but that is still what I love about him. He realises when he is wrong, he knows he has flaws but he is trying to work through those things to be a happier and better person.
Unfortunately, Lucy's character development was pretty weak in this instalment. In comparison to the first book, where she didn't trust Jude at all or believe anything he told her, she hasn't come very far at all. Considering all of the mayhem caused by her lack of trust, I would have thought that now she would be able to listen to Jude and believe what he told her, instead of jumping to conclusions again - which is exactly what she did again in Clash. It seemed as though Lucy blamed Jude for an awful lot when it really wasn't his fault. I wish that Lucy could have grown and learned from the mistakes make previously but she didn't really.
I was a little disappointed with the plot in Clash as it just seemed to go over a lot of old ground. While the moral lesson of working hard to make a relationship work was great, I felt that there were just too many arguments and characters running away when things got rough... which was often. I would have loved for there to have been one bigger problem maybe rather than so many small ones. Even so, with the ending of this book, it makes me want to read the third book which is out in July so luckily not too long to wait.
Although a good book, it wasn't quite as good as the first.
There is a `hold your breath' type of chemistry between Jude and Lucy that you can feel pouring from the pages right from the start. Both of them have been damaged by the same event that destroyed both of their families, at times it feels as if fate is playing a nasty trick on them. I did feel as if Jude was a bit blinkered regarding his fathers actions; he really needed to face reality and stop blaming Lucy's father for his own fathers actions.
While Jude proves time and time again his love for Lucy, she finds it difficult to let him in fully because of these past events and the trauma she has suffered. She is afraid of letting go completely, she is very pessimistic about their relationship (at times understandably so) however, this negativity puts additional strain on their relationship.
Both Lucy and Jude are passionate, impulsive people making any disagreement more volatile especially where jealousy is involved.
Throw in a conniving barbie bitch of a cheerleader , Adriana, into the mix and you have a volcano ready to erupt. This isn't the first book I've read that involves cheerleaders/spirit sisters that cater for `ALL' the players needs. I've got to be honest these bimbos give women a bad name and quite frankly make me a little sick. I cheered Lucy on when she took action against Adriana.
I loved Jude's friend, Holly, she is so open and fun, lightening the tension with her quips. Holly is able to make Lucy stand up for herself in a really imaginative way. Although conniving, it made me laugh just how well Lucy and Holly were able to predict and control the situation.
There is always an underlying feeling that devastation is just around the corner. Heart pounding compulsive page turning with intermittent sobbing and swooning ensued. Lucy's actions and reactions are realistic and believable. I felt protective of her even when she did idiotic things.
Above all else Lucy and Jude's relationship shows just how much hard work is required on both sides as well as trust. Relationships are a partnership that requires balance. Something Jude and Lucy learn and ultimately accept.
I loved the ending of this book so much the hope for the future and the compromises that Lucy and Jude made to get to this position made them stronger together.
The third book Crush is due out in April next year. I have to admit to being a little apprehensive; I have the feeling my heart is going to be put through the wringer yet again CANT WAIT
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