Monday, September 17, 2012

Review- Clash by Nicole Williams

Goodreads Summary-

The only easy thing about Jude and Lucy’s relationship is their love for one another. Everything else is hard. 

Especially 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.


Clash is the sequel to Crash. You can find my review of Crash here. Crash ended with Luce getting in Julliard and Jude finding her. They started their relationship again and decided to give it a chance and see where things took them. I have to say Clash was much better than Crash. The story seemed a little stretched out but it was a good read.

Again the story completely focuses on Jude and Luce's relationship. Whatever the blurb and cover of the book show is just plain misleading. Jude and Luce's relationship is a complete roller coaster and the ups and downs keep coming. 

In Crash I found Luce as the more sensible character. But in Clash, she acts completely immature and jealous. The fights which Jude and Luce get into were somehow stupid and their way of showing their feelings for each other was just wrong. It seemed like throughout the book Jude kept pining for Luce and Luce kept leaving him with her trust issues.

But like Crash, I easily managed to breeze through Clash. The story keeps moving forward so you don't get bored. Some situations were super cheesy but the others worked in their favour. Nicole Williams manages to write her romance well but there were no good supporting characters. The writing was okay nothing great.

If you've read Crash then there's no harm in reading Clash. It had a good closure and I really liked the epilogue. Luce and Jude have chemistry and their journey to reach their happily ever after is worth giving a shot. Towards the end things seemed pulled out but maybe that's the way it was supposed to be. Clash was a good book but definitely not something I will be rereading.

 X 3.5



  1. I felt kinda iffy about Crash. It was an okay read but I felt like the characters were too wishy washy and not at all consistent.

    Not sure if I'll read this one of not. Nice review though!

  2. Sounds nice, but I'm not so sure about the cheesy moments! Not fun! ;) Great review.

    J'adore Happy Endings

  3. I really love Nicole Williams. Her books always have the mis-communication, love lost-and-found, heart ache, etc. She really does have beautiful stories.

  4. I still need to read Clash, but I totally want this one too!! I am waiting to read Clash until closer to the release date for this so I am not dying waiting!!


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