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(Crash #3)

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Football glory. A giant diamond. A wandering eye.

Jude and Lucy are happily engaged . . . but that doesn't mean life's a bed of roses.

Once again, Jude and Lucy are torn apart by football training and a summer job that creates new tensions. This time Jude's the one with trust issues. Will Lucy's life-changing news bring them back together or end their relationship for good?
Paperback, 389 pages
Published April 23rd 2013 by HarperCollins
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Alexis *Reality Bites*
This review may contain SPOILERS -mature content reader discretion is advised.
2.5 STARS out of 5 (Will edit after a good nights rest)
Genre: New Adult Romance

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If you can’t take the heat then read the next review this one is not for you. You’ve been WARNED.

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I tried, I tried and I tried but I could not get over Lucy and pain in the ass ways.
I spent the majority of this book like this

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And like this

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And at times I just wanted to say

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Okay, I'm going to try and review the book now that I've gotten how I fel
Oct 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
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The third and final Jude Ryder and Lucy Larson book.... When I first read Crash, I fell in love with Jude Ryder. I loved him in Clash, and after reading Crush, I may love him even more!

My Jude Ryder
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“Here's what I know about Jude Ryder... He’s fine, he has a nice ass, and can make you blush after four years together.”

Crush starts off three years after Clash left. Jude and Lucy are still engaged and they are done with their third year of college. Lucy is still dancing, Jude is
Annette Dellosa
Oct 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
UPDATED: 04/24/13

Crush just made me remember why Lucy and Jude are one of my favorite book couples. Yeah, I get that their relationship isn't an easy one and their personalities clash a lot. But it's the way that they work it out and fight for it that makes me adore them more. There's always one that caves after every argument. Sometimes it's Jude, sometimes it's Lucy.

Lucy is the usual snarky, independent and no-nonsense girl we met back in Crash. You can see how she matures in this book. For i
 ♥  Barb ♥

**This review may contain spoilers**

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This is the final chapter of Jude and Lucy. I'm sad to see them go, but very happy with how it all turned out. Lucy drove me a little nuts with her wanting her independence, ok she drove me bat-sh*t crazy, but i tuned her out and focused on the sweet, amazing, HOT, Jude. This book was soooooo good because of Jude. The epilogue was the BOMB and I'm now dealing with a JUDE hangover.

"With a guy like Jude Ryder at my side, the
Oct 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Jude Jude Jude.......If I had to rate Jude and Lucy separately. He would get a 5 and Lucy would get a 2. First lets discuss Jude. From book 1 to 3 Jude transformed from the lost boy who didnt think he had much of a future, to a man that was strong, hard working, cocky, dedicated, protective,faithful, fun, and sexy. I think i loved him more in this book. He was so supportive of anything Lucy did, loved her to a fault, loved her above himself. He deserved his success for sure.
I didnt like how Luc
Aestas Book Blog
Oct 19, 2012 marked it as to-read
More yummilicious swoony Jude Ryder AND gorgeous new covers?! SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
Can't wait to see these books on shelves in stores now that HarperCollins has picked them up! :))
Oct 21, 2012 added it
Shelves: 2013
Ohhh siiii Oh siiii!!!!!

JUDE ♥ I miss you


Feb 06, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally done reading CRUSH.

OK, I had to actually review my own reviews on the first and second book of the series, CRASH and CLASH because I – unfortunately - could not find myself enjoying CRUSH as much as I enjoyed the last two books.

2.5-3.0 stars
Let’s recap the blurb of CRUSH… when I at first read the blurb I was not really excited… actually pretty depressed. Everything seemed to have worked out at the end of book two but the following parts of the blurb caught my attention:

'Once again
Pilar ☽
4- Mr. Amazing- Stars!
Aaah, what a great way to end such an amazing story!
I really loved and enjoyed this trilogy! So much happened from the first to the last book!
“That it doesn't matter why I ran, because I came back. I'll always come back, Luce. No matter how many rip-roaring fights we have and no matter how many miscommunications we have. I'll always come back because you're where I belong.”

I'm in love with Jude Ryder, that's it, I don't know how the hell I'll get over him. He'
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had to see this series through, I'm totally enamored with Lucy and Jude. Oh the drama that are these two characters. Lol. ...more
Jan Bethel
Oh my gosh! There is a third book!!!!!

I read the first two books Clash and Crash a few months ago and I completely loved them. And I sure miss Jude and Lucy.. And now I just learned there will be a third book!

How awesome is that?!

Nicole Williams, you make me love you even more! And I can't wait for this book to be out! ;D
Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews*
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
Yup, Im totally looking forward to this one. I SOOOO can't wait. I have such a crush on Jude its borderline stalkerish. Oh who am I kidding. If I could find my way in between the pages of my Nook, I'd totally pull him out and keep him for myself ;)


April 23 to such a long wait. Ugg!

UPDATE: 09/08/13 - FINISHED!! And... LOVED IT! Review below!

Find This and Other Reviews At Craves The Angst.

4 Exploding, Emotional Stars!
Jude Ryder, I Will Alw
Lisa Kane
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I fell in book love with Jude Ryder by the first chapter of Crash and continued my love affair to the very last sentence of Clash. But that love, that love seems like a crush (pardon the pun) until I met the Jude Ryder in Crush. It’s three years later; both are almost finished their junior year in college-Luce is at Juilliard and Jude is at Syracuse. Still engaged, still planning on getting married someday. Jude’s quarterback skills make him a first-round draft pick. He signs a three year contra ...more
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Oct 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Holy ovaries ladies… when did Jude and Lucy become so... what can I call it? R rated? I was seriously not expecting some major hot love scenes between the two in Crush and was very happily surprised. Who knew Facetime on the iPhone could be so sexy? Jude and Lucy have certainly grown up in their 4 year relationship and it really showed in Crush.

I am a huge Crash Series fan. I fell in love with Jude... okay Lucy too since book one and am sad to see this s
I have been a huge fan of Lucy in the sky and Jude Ryder for a long ass time. I feel as though I’m just as committed in their relationship as they are. With that said I was really disappointed in how their last book played out.

Wasn’t it bad enough the way things started out for the two of them? They’ve jump through hoops, ladder, and cannons to get to where they are and they still found yet one more thing to fight about. I feel sad that they cant seem to find a happy medium. Their fight plain t
Dec 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Ok, does anyone miss the old covers?
No? Anyone?
Just me?
The release date needs to be sooner please and thank you.
Linda ❤️ Sassy, Classy && a Little Bit of Nasty

I am going to give this book a collective 4 Stars.

I just love Jude. What little bit he was in this book made this book for me.


I have to say, I really did enjoy this story. I endured the pain, angst and joy throughout the first two of the series, and now have come to the bittersweet ending. It's kind of hard for me to write a review for this because I want to review Jude lol.


The story starts out three years after Clash when Jude proposed to Lucy. They're still engaged. Yea
Feb 13, 2013 rated it liked it
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Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Yayieeeeeee!!! MOREEEEEEEEEEEEE! more of my Jude, baby ;)
Dec 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, 3-stars, audiobook
At the beginning I really hated Jude. He was just so annoying and childish. Because of that I thought about giving this book two stars but in the end I tolerated him. Also the ending to this series was so good that I had to give more stars to this. It was so cute and lovely and happy. I just really loved the ending.
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was such a great ending to Jude and Lucy's story. It had me laughing and crying. I really loved the characters and how they connect, screw everyone else that didn't get that (Anton!) So happy with this HEA.

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Lala_Loopsie [fire breathing B!tch Queen]
Meh. Not as good as the other ones.
Mar 06, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a decent ending to the series. They did get their HEA. Which was important. However, Lucy really drove me nuts. She acted so terrible in the beginning when he wanted to plan their future. Normally, I would be upset and agree with her but she knew his plans. Nothing he could really do to change it. Thankfully this was the end because these two had way too much drama and baggage.
Oct 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Where to start? This book was just one big bore, disappointment and bitchfest that goes by the name of Lucy Larson.

I know, I know. That's a harsh way to start, but that's life. Before starting this book I already had it in my mind that I thought it was unnecessary. Why did these two, after already going through so much, and actually having their HAE, have to go through another round of bullshit and miscommunication before they had their real forever? If the series had stayed at two books I would
Fiction And Fashion Book Blog
Dec 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Brittany’s Review: 4 Stars!

I seriously can’t say enough good things about these books. These are by FAR my #1 guilty pleasure series. I’m not sure what it was about them, but they are just such a refreshing easy read.

“You. Happy. Forever.”

Crush was not any different. If anything, I fell in love with Jude even more! I know, he drove me crazy in Crash and I loved Luce, then she went cray cray in Clash and you loved Jude, and that love only grew with Crush for him.

Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars for me. Not enough happened for me but it was a nice ending for a great series.
Up, down. Round and around. Rinse and repeat. That was our pattern. That was our world.
With a guy like Jude Ryder at my side, the lows in life were lower and the highs were higher. This was our reality, our story . . . our love story. We fought; we made up. We messed up; we apologized. We lived; we learned. Jude and I had made a lot of mistakes in the history of our relationship, but one thing we always seemed to get right? Our all-consuming love for each other.
This was my life.
And you know what
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
3 stars 

I hate to say this, but this book seriously peed me off..I have loved this series but I think that perhaps it was one book too many..the book started out really slow and whilst I was glad they got their HEA (which they also got in the last book) what I had to read to get there just seriously irritated me beyond belief…Lucy just totally morphed into a different person and one that I did not recognise and one that I disliked…

This book carries on from book 2..Jude gets drafted into the NFL
Autumn Review
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, review
Perfect ending. Love my Jude!
Honestly, I was really nervous about reading this one. Let me clarify that I am a huge fan of this series, but I was happy with the ending of CLASH. I felt like Lucy finally got it together and Jude was...well perfect per usual. So...I had some slight anxiety when I found out that there was going to be a third book. My fears were unfounded and it turns out that CRUSH became my favorite book in this series!

Lucy and Jude have come a long way. Lucy's uncertainties and
I was highly anticipating this book and had high hopes. Jude definitely did not disappoint. He was Mr Amazing as always! Lucy was on my nerves through the whole book up until 90%. I didn't understand her way of thinking. I understood it to an extent, but she took it to a whole new level.

Jude is all kinds of amazing. To put up with her "independence" he was a saint. As a couple, yes, you can be independent, but the way she was seemed more like she didn't want to make any joint decisions. In my o
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“That it doesn't matter why I ran," he said, staring at me without blinking, "because I came back. I'll always come back, Luce. No matter how many rip-roaring fights we have and no matter how many miscommunications we have. I'll always come back because you're where I belong.” 60 likes
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