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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  56,919 ratings  ·  3,224 reviews
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 hom ...more
Nook, 215 pages
Published July 19th 2012 (first published July 18th 2012)
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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
Aestas Book Blog
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Beautiful Disaster
Shelves: favorites
"I'll be here, each day and every day on, as long as you want me to be."


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
Stacia (the 2010 club)
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
Komal Mikaelson
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Fans of Beautiful Disaster or any bad boy
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, wh
Alexis *Reality Bites*
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
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was adorable!!! I loved it!! I have to find out how their college years turn out. I hadn't read a teeny bopper book that was this cute in a hot minute. Hahaha!!
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-read
"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."
Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
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 r
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
✰♊ Angie ♊✰
This was just okay.
Listened to it on Audiobook.
Could have been part of my "meh" attitude toward this one.
This story was utterly predictable.
I had this whole thing pegged nearly from the start which made it loooong and a bit boring.
But, it passed the time in the carpool lane.


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.

"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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Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*


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
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.
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Jul 22, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Absolutely no one ... !
09/19/2012 Full Review Posted on:

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
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romantics
If you ask me, this was a really good read, that's it if you're into cute relationships with lots of up and downs and you're okay with the drama. The drama worked out for me, it pulled me in right from the beginning, because I'm a sucker for drama and I won't even try to deny it.

Lucy Larson is a 17-year-old with the ambition of getting into Julliard and becoming a dancer. She's recently moved to a new town. One day at the beach, a boy catches her eye, that's it until he notices she's taken an in
Jennifer Kyle
Nov 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

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.”


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
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
Bgurl (don't h8 me cuz I'm honestful)


This book had a lot of problems, many of which were perfectly articulated by other reviewers, but the scene that turns this book from problematic to pure, unadulterated abomination, is the following:


Jul 22, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA-romance lovers
⭐⭐⭐ 1st book of 3 in a modern Juliet and Romeo story.

Reading order
Crash (Crash, #1) by Nicole Williams Clash (Crash, #2) by Nicole Williams Crush (Crash, #3) by Nicole Williams

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 woul
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
Smitten's Book Blog
Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing

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
Pilar ☽
Okay we went from this,
“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.”

to this,
“How does a guy like you promise someone forever at eighteen?”
“Easy,” he said, pressing a soft kiss into the corner of my mouth. “He finds a girl like you.”

Oh man, I'm in love with a book.
Alicia Melban
Dec 07, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 20, 2012 rated it did not like it
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.

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

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

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
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
Anne OK
Jul 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads

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
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
Denia  Books & Baubles
Jude, Jude, Jude, What can I say?

He's a very intriguing character, and I like the fact that he can't seem to get over Lucy.
There's a lot going on in this book but it is beautiful anyways. They have a really good chemistry, unfortunately just like every other couple, they have to solve each of their internal problems before moving into each other.
Tortured bad boy with layers of soft underneath...just the way I like my boys. Jude reminded me of a couple of my favorite tortured souls, specifically Hardin Scott and Travis Maddox. Can't help but love him. This was a fun high school romance with a fair share of drama - I'd definitely recommend it.
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