“I’ll be here, each day and every day on, as long as you want me to be.”
Crash by Nicole Williams is a well written story. In between the chemistry jumping off the page between Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, these tortured but loveable characters felt real with believable stories. Crash definitely pulled me in from the start and put me right inside Lucy’s head. The writing style was balanced between serious content, hot attraction, some tension and anxiety, and ultimately a heartwarming theme that everyone is deserving of not letting their past define them and second chances.
Jude and Lucy face a lot of challenges in their relationship and forces seeming to try to keep them apart. Jude has lived a rough life, is a bad boy and has not made the best choices, but he is protective, caring and struggling to be a better man and deserving of love. This struggle is drama and angst filled with plenty of heart-break and secrets that crushed me and pulled at me emotionally.
Lucy is direct and feisty with a big heart who wants to save the world. She stands up for what she believes in and is willing to give everyone a chance.
I did feel the story unfolded a bit quickly and I felt there could have been more interaction between the main characters as their relationship and feelings developed. There were several great scenes which began to define their story, but I felt there was just a little something missing.
I did love this author’s writing style and has some great story telling ability. I look forward to reading more of her books and the sequel to Crash, CLASH which was released this month (Sept 2012).