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Jude Ryder and Lucy Larson are this generation's Romeo and Juliet: 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...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published November 20th 2012 by HarperCollins (first published July 18th 2012)
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Aestas Book Blog
Aug 29, 2012 Aestas Book Blog rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: fans of Beautiful Disaster
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"I'll be here, each day and every day on, as long as you want me to be."

LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!

Fans of Beautiful Disaster and bad boy heroes are sure to love this book! It was not too long, had a romance that made my heart pound, twists that made my heart race, and a really seriously swoony and tortured bad boy hero! What's not to love??

The story hooked me right from the first paragraph - I took an instant liking to it and it just immediately put you right inside the narrator's head and had me...more
Stacia (out of inspiration)
I'm about to blow everyone's minds by not complaining about what you all think I'm going to complain about.

Honest. Okay, maybe I'm only 95% honest. I might mention the Jude issues just a little (picture me holding up a thumb and pointer finger and making the sign for little) bit. I'd already said I wasn't going to read the book because it might set me off, but it was gifted, so I wasn't going to check my gift horse for bad teeth.

2.5 stars? I could probably go up to a 3 for readability's sake bec...more
Lauren (Sugar & Snark)
So the book started off OK-ish. I didn’t think the writing is particularly good but it was readable.
But what I did hate or at least thought was absolutely ridiculous was the plot.



So what’s this book about- Well as far as I can tell it is just your basic good girl meet bad boy romance, except they are both named after Beatles songs, Lucy and Jude, and the plot is so ludicrous I want to cry/laugh!


I took an instant dislike at Lucy. She came across as conceited and cocky with no real means to bac...more
Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
Spoiler Free Review
4.5 STARS out of 5
Genre: YA Romance

"That's why I didn't call. That's why I didn't show up on your doorstep the second i was released from juvy like i wanted to. I'm cancer Luce. And not the kind you can kill off with radiation. The kind that kills you in the end." - Jude in CRASH
Listening to Jude refer to himself as death was scary. How could someone so young think so cruel of himself???

This book was HELLAH GOOD! Jude was the town badboy and he played his role to a T. If you...more
Komal Mikaelson
Initial Reaction After Completion



I am really confused with the book and how to go forward with the review. I don't know whether to be positive or negative about it. I'm torn between the cynical and romantic side. So, I'll dish out the story in two perspective and let you decide.

The Good Part The Hopeless-Romantic Perspective

Girl meets boy. There is instant attraction. The boy is a tragic hero with a flawed character but a huge heart. The girl senses the loneliness as well as the goodness, whic...more
Soraya
I'm probably upsetting a lot of people now but

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I couldn't get into this story, but do know that I didn't finish this book. Many people, who have finished, loved the book. This was not for me!

Kristin (KC)
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 farfetched, even for fiction, but then there were moments so sincere and absolute in which I completely lost myself.

Lucy meets Jude on the beach and is immediately drawn to him. Although Jude severely flaunts his arrogance and Lucy knows he's someone whom she'd be better off staying away from, she cannot seem to re...more
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
3 stars

I enjoyed reading this book. There were times the plot was confusing, a choice the hero made that did not go over well with me, and a little–or a lot–far fetchness, but I still liked much about this story. It was a pleasure spending time in the world of these engaging characters and freshing to read a young adult novel free from vulgarity and raunchiness. Over all, Crash made for a delightful afternoon read.
Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*


***DNF***

Yeah, same story...

Ok, I have been refraining from rating or reviewing DNF books but I am not going to do it anymore. I have seen some friends complaining about people "attacking" them because they do not rate books the same way and this has to stop guys. We are not robot, we don't like the same books and we need to let other people rate/review books the way they want.

I didn't mark this one as read because I know most of my friends are absolute fans of this book and I deeply respect the...more
"That's All" Ash
The perfect weekend book!

It’s short, sweet, with a whole lotta’ bite!

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“You can’t be friends with the person you were meant to spend your life with.”

Lucy Larson

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♦ Type-A personality.
♦ Snarky wit with its own attitude.
♦ The dancing studio is her only safe haven from her life that recently took a TITANIC of a nosedive.
♦ Has a save-the-world-one-thing-at-a-time philosophy.

And she’s in love with the one boy who she may not be able to save…



Jude “Ride Her” Ryder

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Michelle [Helen Geek]
09/19/2012 Full Review Posted on: http://2geekgirlsreviewbooks.com/


1.8 Stars

Book Cover / Book Blurb = 5 Cover / 5 Book Blurb, Total 5 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 1 Stars
Character Development = 1 Stars
Story Appreciation = 1 Stars
Worth the Chili = 1 Stars

A BIG “Did NOT Finish” [DNF] for me! I decided to read this book because several of my GR friends have read it and liked it. It has been compared with Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, so, have to say, the comparison intrigued me. It was also $4 on...more
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
DNF at 6%. Sorry Jude lovers.

Love the Lost and Found series, love this author, and love my book bestie Christine = I'm going to try this book.

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Dana
This was really disappointing for me.

Clearly the author did absolutely NO RESEARCH prior to writing this.
She has no idea how fooball is played, no idea of the juvie system, no idea of the child welfare system, and honestly she was so far off the map with teenagers it was scary.
I thought to myself - self, why would one write a book about something they know jack shit about? Clearly NW thinks she is such an amazing writer that she can write something without doing any research and pass it off to...more
Gitte - TotallyBookedBlog
Love, love, LOVED this book!!!

I was up all night reading this book, Lucy and Jude would not let me go to sleep!!! Nicole Williams did an amazing job with this story, so well written; so REAL!!

Lucy and Jude; night and day, their worlds colliding in one dramatic way! Their story was very emotional, heartbreaking but inspiring! Their journey truly left me breathless with it's raw emotion and drama. The struggles they went through truly touched my heart.

Jude is a true bad boy, he doesn't date and h...more
Melissa
UPDATE: I just wanted to add a little something to the beginning of this review... I would like to dedicate this review to my very dear friend "Jennifer Kyle"...Babe, this review was the one touched you enough to share, and the review that forged our closeness. You're the best, love ya!

It was love at first Jude...

"The name's Jude Ryder, since I know you're all but salivating like a rabid dog to know, and I don't do girlfriends, relationships, flowers, or regular phone calls. If that works for yo...more
Natalie

4,75★'s

Best thing about this book: Jude
Worst thing about this book: it was too short

The name's Jude Ryder, since I know you're all but salivating like a rabid dog to know, I don't do girlfriends, relationships, flowers or regular phone calls. If that works for you, I think we can work out something really special


This books turned out to be a REALLY great surprise. I went into reading this book with the thought that maybe this would be one of those cute young adults novels with a lot of fluff an...more
Smitten's Book Blog




O. M. Actual G! I have to say I would never have expected that twist and I'd have never expected it to work either. But it sooooo did!

Before I get to Jude and get all unnecessary over the hot bad boy... Lucy was a brilliant character! She wasn't an innocent, naive virgin. But she wasn't a ball busting maneater. She was an ordinary, sassy, teenage girl and I loved her attitude. I loved the first scene, on the beach, drooling over the hot guy playing football, trying to attract his attention. Lucy...more
Jennifer Kyle
♫ HEY JUDE, YOU STOLE MY HEART, FROM THE MOMENT YOU CAUGHT THAT FOOTBALL♫

Jude Ryder Jamieson stole this reader's heart from the get go:

“The name’s Jude Ryder, since I know you’re all but salivating like a rabid dog to know, and I don’t do girlfriends, relationships, flowers or regular phone calls. If that works for you, I think we could work out something special.”

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Yep, Lucy never stood a chance! Lucy and Jude's relationship hits a lot of twists and turns. A GREAT GREAT Story. Five Diamond Stars...more
Anne OK
FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED

4.5 to 5 Stars

Hey Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

Hey Jude, don't be afraid
You were made to go out and get her
The minute you let her under your skin
Then you begin to make it better

And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders
For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder
Nah nah nah nah nah nah na
...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Fitting
Rating: R
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: Well worth the price of admission
Characters: Solid
Plot: Even the worst offenders have a chance at redemption
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Absolutely
Book Boyfriend: Jude

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

Beautiful Disaster like, sure. Jude however is the real deal. Jude is a real bad boy in ever since of the word. The drama that unfolded in this book had me riveted. Almost a five star but not quite. See my full review for why. C...more
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.75 Stars

Hey Jude, don’t be afraid
You were made to go out and get her.
The minute you let her under your skin,
Then you begin to make it better ~ The Beatles


Good Lord. Where do I begin this review? Oh I know…I LOVED IT. Why? One word. Sorry correction. One person made me love this story. Jude Ryder. He is the quintessential bad boy. Jude is pretty intense. There is just so much going with him. To others, he seems untouchable. His tough exterior makes men shy away and makes women weak in the knees...more
Katrina Passick Lumsden
I'm really quite on-the-fence about this book. I didn't hate it. I enjoyed some parts. But truly enjoying it took some work. Its pace is frenetic and its overall tone is a bit schizophrenic, not to mention extremely melodramatic. There are some serious plot holes, and a few relationships that just don't make sense. The high school dynamic is taken to a somewhat bizarre level at times. I suppose it makes for a decent guilty pleasure read if you're really into the whole "reformed bad boy" thing, a...more
Jules130
Okay, I'm somewhere in the middle of this book and all I can say is...

"He wore [gray] for a deep-seated, philosophical reason."

I just died.

EDIT
Okay, book complete, many perfectly good brain cells now missing.

Why is the rating for this book so high??????
Mind boggling.
Come ON, seriously.

JUDE:
Major anger issues, major delinquency issues, major issues period yet he's super amazing at everything. He fixes cars, he fights like Jet Li, he's hotter than Bradley Cooper (impossible), he's been to jai...more
Alicia Melban
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Zemira Warner
No!!! Why does this keep happening to me? I am not going to finish this book because if I do I am afraid it won't be pretty.

The reason I quit (view spoiler)...more
Akanksha ❤
A MUST READ
6 STARS


My blue raspberry slurpee—that was becoming more mush than slush with each passing wanton stare
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One of the best first chapter's I've ever read in a novel :D I'm already blushing downright to my toes! :P
I love how witty Lucy is Drama-saurus Rex and even Jude! & how smart she is, Not a dumb bimbo like Bella! haha This book is filled with amazing wittiness and has smart come-backs!

LOVED THIS BOOK.. Practically epping to glorry
“Sawyer Diamond.” Oh, man. Even his name was too...more
Jasmyne
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DONT BUY THIS BOOK! Whoever gave this a 5, is nuts! I despise this book so much that I am willing to give it away for free, just to get it off my nook. I honestly don't think I read the same book as everyone else here.

I almost gave this a two, but that would be too nice of me. After going back and forth about this book for several days, I did not want to waste my money. However the reviews were too good to pass up and I wanted to have hope. After reading certain books, your...more
★Ruth★
This is very hard for me to rate as some parts were 5 stars & some were 1.

I liked the characters for the most part & when they were together together the chemistry leaped of the page.

But.... There was an awful lot that was said and done that I wouldn't have been able to forgive or would at least have had to talk over more before I got over it.
And some of the violent things that happened actually turned my stomach.
At about 10% I was very close to putting the book down due to a horrific...more
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Oct 31, 2012 Alana ~ The Book Pimp rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Fans of Slammed and Beautiful Disaster
Recommended to Alana ~ The Book Pimp by: Aestas Book Blog
I liked it very much, but didn't LOVE it.

I liked Beautiful Disaster and Slammed better, but I will definitely look into reading book 2. Jude and Lucy were definitely interesting enough to make me follow the series.

There were times it had a almost '10 Things I Hate About You' feel to it... and I had trouble with the location (her house) vs. the school (high school). Like moving into a 'lake house' does not make me think the school is going to end up like a inner city "gang" school. But the book m...more
Marita Hansen
3.8 stars


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I found this a frustrating read, because there were aspects I liked while there were definitely parts that I found annoying. When I bought the book I thought I was getting a dance story, which is THE reason I got it, but partway through I went oh o, not a dance story but one of the run of the mill bad boy meets good girl stories, where he laments that he's not good enough for her, she makes him go through the ringer, and so forth. And it was pretty much like that - a milder version...more
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