Clash by Nicole Williams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The only easy thing about Jude and Lucy’s relationship is their love for one another. Everything else is hard.
when it comes to reining in Jude’s trigger touch temper and Lucy’s
increasing jealousy of Jude’s Spirit Sister on the cheer squad who’s
attached herself to him in just about every way a girl could. Feeling
the stress of trying to hang on to her quintessential bad boy while
becoming the foremost dancer in her class, Lucy knows something’s going
to break. She wants both. She needs both. But if she doesn’t make a
choice, she risks losing everything.
For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love might be the thing that just isn’t enough.
This is def a runner up as my fav book of 2012. I cant tell you how awesome it is to read a book where the female lead doesn’t back down. She takes what’s hers and runs with it. Now with most books the female of course runs away and this book took up the same formula but Lucy knowingly ran back with all the worries still lurking in her mind. She knew with Jude’s love she could conquer anything.
Lucy and Jude are in college, not at the same one but close enough that they see each other every weekend.
Jude is doing everything in his power to make things perfect. He wants to be perfect, for Lucy. He wants to be worthy of her. His past sins haunt him and all he wants is Lucy to never leave him. Lucy means life to him. She is every breath he takes. You would think this is unhealthy but this is his way of survival.
Lucy knows that with Jude being the QB of Syracuse she will have to fight off every and all females. One in particular, Adrianna. She is his spirit sister that tends to his every need. Does that mean sex too? Lucy says she loves Jude and trusts him but she gets the niggling doubt to take hold and it turns her into a possessive overbearing girlfriend. I would too if I had a man like Jude.
This one girl that Jude swears up and down that he doesn’t want gets into their perfect yet not perfect relationship. And before you know it that roller coaster ride that they call their relationship freefalls and the two of them are left grasping their stomachs so they don’t hurl all over the place.
One of the sweetest scenes was Danny told Lucy that he thought Jude was a superhero and that he was going to marry a beautiful girl and have super babies. This couldn’t have come up at a better time. Just when you think Jude and Lucy are no more, an unknown force pulls them together to tell them that they are truly meant to be together. But Lucy still has doubts and when she leaves Jude the last time to find herself it takes only simple words for her to realize what a huge mistake she’d made. She loves him.
Relationships are hard. Its not just happy go lucky. It takes lots of work and you have to give and take to make it last. And yes Jude and Lucy Clash but through all the ups and downs they find small bursts of peace that puts their hearts at ease.
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