‘Crush’ by Nicole Williams 4/5

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I recommend that you read the first two books in this series before this book so that you can be captured into the characters world with as much obsession as I was.

‘Crash’ – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crash-ebook/dp/B00A26WCI0/ref=sr_1_3_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1375285114&sr=8-3&keywords=nicole+williams

‘Clash’ – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Clash-ebook/dp/B009ZDJSTC/ref=sr_1_4_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1375285166&sr=8-4&keywords=nicole+williams

Synopsis

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? Can love triumph forever?

Review

 

Jude and Lucy are now in their senior year at college. Well Lucy is. Jude has been drafted into the NFL, which means he needs to relocate to San Diego while Lucy stays in New York. Can they handle the long distance and how much will Jude’s views on their lifestyle change with multi-million dollar contract.

Lucy wants to be independent.

Jude wants to give her everything.

These are the two main things their relationship struggles through throughout the book. Lucy wants to make her own way in life and still be in a relationship with Jude. Jude now has the money to give her everything she wants and more. Something he hasn’t been able to do before. Both being stubborn people they don’t understand why the other wants what they want. Again I wanted to shout at the book and tell them to sit down and explain to each other their points!

I love Lucy and Jude together…when they’re happy. Sometimes I felt like everything around them, including themselves, are destroying what they have. What I love most about them is how they push through all their problems just to be with one another. Gives me the feeling the love can concur all.

I think this book’s storyline was a great way to end the ‘Crash’ series. When I put the book down I missed Jude and Lucy…mainly Jude (my dream man).

The Book Series As A Whole

Throughout the series Williams really brought the characters alive. When I was reading the book I will flicking page after page, excited to see where the storyline would go. When I was away from the books (not my choice btw) I was thinking about them. I love how the series finished yet I didn’t want it to.

This series is a must read!!!

‘Crush’ – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crush-ebook/dp/B009ZDJRUW/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1375286295&sr=8-1&keywords=nicole+williams

‘Clash’ By Nicole Willams 5/5

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I highly recommend you read the first novel in this series called ‘Crash’ before you read this book.

 

The link to ‘Crash’ By Nicole Willams is – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crash-ebook/dp/B00A26WCI0/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1374958180&sr=8-1&keywords=crash+nicole+williams

 

 

Synopsis

 

Their Romeo-and-Juliet-level passion is the only thing Jude and Lucy agree on. That, and fighting all the time . . .

Also not helping? Lucy’s raging jealousy of the cheerleader who’s wormed her way into Jude’s life.

While trying to hang on to her quintessential bad boy and also training to be the top ballet dancer in her class, Lucy knows something’s going to give . . . soon.

How can she live without the boy she loves? How can she live with herself if she gives up on her dreams? If Lucy doesn’t make the right choice, she could lose everything

 

Review

 

This is the second novel in Nicole Williams trilogy, where Jude and Lucy’s relationship continues into their fist year at College. Both following their own dreams. Lucy: dancing, Jude: Football.

 

I feel like the main aspect of this book is jealousy. Mostly from Lucy’s side of their relationship but Jude isn’t all too happy when men look in lust at Lucy either.

 

Lucy’s reaction to women falling over themselves for Jude isn’t helped from the attention he is getting from a cheerleader for Jude’s football team or ‘Spirit Sister’ as she likes to be called. Adriana Vix is waiting at the sidelines (literally) for her chance to capture Jude in her claws. Which gives this book a great storyline in how Lucy and Jude’s relationship falters in certain scenes.

 

Jude on the other hand has grown on me since the first book. In ‘Crash’ I feel like he just let Lucy go when he could resolve their issues easily. However, in this novel he’s hanging on for dear life. The way he treats Lucy is everything a girl could want. Why doesn’t Lucy see this!

 

Sometimes I wanted to shout at Lucy and tell her she’s ruining their relationship, but after everything they go through I just want them both to be happy. Hopefully this will progress happily in the third and final book ‘Crush’.

 

I really enjoyed this book as it has all the twist and turns a great book needs. Including a swoon worthy guy. I was turning page after page wanting to find out what was going to happen next. Now onto ‘Crush’.

 

‘Clash’ – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Clash-ebook/dp/B009ZDJSTC/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1374959173&sr=1-3

‘Crash’ By Nicole Williams 4/5

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Synopsis

 Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble. He’s got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by more women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents. Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing. She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Up until now.

Jude’s everything she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future. Staying away, she’s about to find out, is the only thing she’s incapable of.

For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love’s about to become the thing that tears them apart.

 

Review

 

Lucy always believes she will meet Prince Charming someday. That day came at the end off summer, before her senior year at school, when she met Jude Ryder in his bad boy armour.

 

Lucy is a kind hearted girl and always puts others first but with a bit of a kick in her attitude. She’s the kind of girl that rescues unwanted dogs but when faced with a challenge she doesn’t back down.

 

Jude is the town’s bad boy. Who doesn’t ‘do girlfriends, flowers or regular phone calls.’  With regular pick ups in handcuffs by the cops and don’t give a crap about anyone other than himself attitude. He is the very guy Lucy should stay away from.

 

Good things is that she can’t which makes a very good storyline.

 

I love how there is no waiting around for the romance to begin. It’s straight into it. I felt like most of their troubles in the relationship between them was due to misunderstandings and not telling each other whole truths. If ONLY THEY WOULD TALK TO EACH OTHER!!!!…but then that wouldn’t make a very good novel now, would it?

 

I would also love to read this book through Jude’s point of view. To see how he struggled to let someone into his life, when he was a closed book for so long. I want to know exactly what he was thinking when Lucy was hurt or she was hurting him.

 

Then comes the twist at the end, making me think there was no way they could rekindle their love AGAIN and get back together.

 

Now onto ‘Clash’ the next book in the series to see how their relationship develops when the get to college.

 

 

 

Here is the link for ‘Crash’.  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crash-ebook/dp/B00A26WCI0/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1374526662&sr=8-1&keywords=crash+nicole+williams

Man Candy Monday

 

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If you have been following www.Blameitontherain.net and www.loveboookreviews.wordpress.com ‘s weekly Monday update on who they have been lusting after over the week. Well this is me about to join.

This week I have been reading Gail McHugh’s books ‘Collide’ and ‘Pulse’ and within these books is Gavin Blake. Who I have imagined as Chris Pine.

He’s the type of guy any women would fall for. When he walks down the street, women’s eyes follow. Tall, dark haired, blue eyes and a die hard Yankees fan.

The relationship between him and Emily is one I wish I had myself. He would do anything for this girl. Maybe sometimes a little overprotective but we know his heart is in the right place.

If you want to meet Gavin Blake for yourself here is the like to the first book in the series – ‘Collide’ –  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Collide-Volume-1-ebook/dp/B00B385VCU/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1374492869&sr=8-1&keywords=collide+gail+mchugh

‘Pulse’ by Gail McHugh 5/5

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I would seriously recommend that you read ‘Collide’, McHugh’s first novel in this series so that you will be able to understand all the relationships within ‘Pulse’

 

Synopsis

 

How do you keep existing when your heart is so splintered, so completely torn to shreds, your pulse is fading?

You’re…broken. How do you move forward when every breath is nothing more than a constant ache? Living becomes an insidious reminder that you threw away the single largest part of yourself. Your…soul. No amount of distraction can pull you from the torture of losing your…life.

Now that Emily Cooper has walked away from her first love, she finds herself running toward her only love. Unraveling fast, but clinging to hope, Emily risks all she has left on the man that has consumed her every thought and dream since the day they met. Will Gavin take her back? And if so, will their reunion be a collision of two hearts destined to complete one another and rekindle a love that knew no boundaries? Or will scars from their past rip open, tearing slowly at what each of them was meant to be? Can fate, the ultimate game changer, mend the shattered road it laid out from the start?

Only time will tell…

 

 

Review

 

McHugh is an amazing writer. At certain parts throughout the book I was at the edge of my seat, bouncing leg, nail biting mess. I went through so many emotions while reading this novel that I cannot count them on one hand. You really felt the ups and down within Emily and Gavin’s relationship.

 

After reading ‘Collide’ and it ending without the happily ever after I was hoping for, I needed to get my hands on ‘Pulse’. It was pure need to find out what happened next.

 

In the first few pages I was heartbroken. I thought it was over. My heart was then lifted when the two got their act together and got back together. Their relationship became bliss until on Christmas Day saw Dillion, Emily’s abusive ex, come back into her life with an unexpected situation.

 

Never in my life have a been so shocked with the way McHugh wrote Emily’s nightmare into the storyline. I wanted to throw my book across the room. (You can’t mess with my emotions like that.)

 

I believe this book is a must read for those who like love triangles and gorgeous book boyfriends.

 

Gavin Blake is officially in my top ten book boyfriends list. I could feel myself falling in love with him. The way he spoke to Emily and his thoughts every time he saw her. Kinda makes me want him for me and not Emily.

This entry was posted on July 21, 2013. 2 Comments

Walking Disaster – Jamie McGuire 5/5 stars

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Synopsis

 

Can you love someone too much?

 

Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love Hard. Fight Harder.

 

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full if fast woman, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

 

Every story has too sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now its time to see the story through Travis’ eyes.

 

 

Review

 

After reading ‘Beautiful Disaster’ I was curious if reading Travis’ point of view in ‘Walking Disaster’ would feel like the same book over again, but it wasn’t.

 

I would recommend that you read ‘Beautiful Disaster’ first before opening the pages of this book. I may have known what was going to happen or how Abby would react to certain aspects that happened in her and Travis’ relationship, but reading Travis’ view filled some gaps in the story that I didn’t even know were missing reading Abby’s story.

 

Being a woman, like most that have read these books, have always wondered what is going through a mans head. Reading Travis’ side of the story was a great way to see into that world.

 

I fell in love with Travis all over again because of the way he saw Abby through his eyes. The emotions he was feeling in the same situations where we had seen Abby’s. Where I had been frustrated with Travis’ behaviour in the first book, it was fully explain in this book, I understood why he was saying and doing some of the things he was.

 

If you have read ‘Beautiful Disaster’ and haven’t been too sure if you should read this book for the same story, I say read it. I loved every second of it.

About A Girl – Lindsey Kelk 5/5

About A Girl

 

‘I’d lost my job. I’d lost the love of my life. My best friend was epically annoyed. And my flatmate probably had a hit out on me by now’

Tess Brookes has always been a Girl with a Plan. But when the Plan goes belly up, she’s forced to reconsider.

After accidently answering her flatmate Vanessa’s phone, she decides that being Tess isn’t going so well, she might try being Vanessa. With nothing left to lose, she accepts Vanessa’s Photography assignment in Hawaii – she used to be an amateur snapper, how hard can it be?

But Tess is soon in big trouble. And the gorgeous journalist on the shoot with her, who is making it very clear he’d like to get into her pants, is an egotistical monster. Far from home and in someone else’s shoes, Tess must decide whether to fight on through, or ‘fess up and run…

Review

I have to say that Lindsey Kelk is one of my favourite authors, and when I heard she had a new book coming out I was ecstatic.

So there I was sitting down on the release day with the new book in hand about to start reading with high expectations. Fast-forward a day and a half, with multiple empty packets of crisps surrounding me; I was finish without any disappointment and even more awe for Kelk as a writer.

Tess is everything a leading character could be, witty, smart and maybe even a little bit insane, sitting in a bath talking to a rubber duck expecting it to solve her problems (admit it you’ve talked to inanimate objects hoping they could help out in desperate situations too.) She is someone everyone can relate to.

Losing her job, sleeping with the man she has been in love with for ten years to find out he wasn’t sure he felt the same way back, with nothing else to lose Tess decides to take on her flatmate Vanessa’s, also known as Satan, identity and take a photography job in Hawaii. But pretending to be the devil has its challenges. Becoming a professional photographer for one and having a fling/maybe more with the journalist for the shoot another.

Tess’s journey throughout her week long drama enthused was captivating. I couldn’t put the book down, unless I needed another packed of crisps and even then the book followed. (Just to point out stop reading when you are going down the stairs, I’ve learnt my lesson – not good.) I felt as though I was experiencing everything along with her. I was drawn into the book as if it was happening to me. It was funny and exciting.

I cannot wait until Summer 2014 when the second book in the series will be available to read. I’m Team Nick/Team Milan. Read the book and you will know what me and Amy, Tess’s hilarious best friend, are talking about.