Saturday, January 19, 2013

2013 Reading Challenge book #3 Clash (Crash #2) by Nicole Williams

4.5/5 Stars
Published September 2012

"Love is like a seed.You’ve got to plant it to grow. But that’s not all. You need to water it. The sun needs to shine just enough, but not too much. The roots have to take hold.And from there, if it pops its head above the surface, there are about a million things that could kill it, so it takes a whole lot of luck too.” 

4.5 stars for Clash only because Lucy didn't learn anything from her mistake in Crash.I would have rated with 4 but in the end she changes(and I hope it will last) and does a big gesture to winJude back.I always praise the evolution of a character.
Jude is the same Jude we saw in Crash.Not that is a bad thing.He is understanding and lets her go even though that breaks his heart and is more mature.

The story is more comlicated and has more agony.After high school Lucy goes to Julliard and Jude plays football.Of course he kicks asses and seems to have a bright future as a player.Adriana his Spirit Sister is a total bitch and tries to steal him.No matter what he says to Lucy she believes he is going to sleep with her and has her insecurities.What happens when Adriana has a plan to break them up that actualy might work?Will Lucy believe him or will she give them up without a fight?

Clash is one of the few books I cheered and did my happy dance when the couple had sex for the first time.It wasn't like I expected it to be but the way it happened was better.I loved the scene before the epilogue after she makes up her mind.Now I can safely say that the microphone confessions of love and the acceptance of their mistakes they make is a Jude and Lucy thing.In less than 12 hours I fell in love with the Crash duet (and soon trilogy).