YA’LL…DRAMA DRAMA. DRAMA. Review: Crush By: Nicole Williams

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YA’LL…DRAMA DRAMA. DRAMA. Review: Crush By: Nicole WilliamsCrush
by Nicole Williams
on April 23rd 2013
Genres: Dance, Emotions & Feelings, Love & Romance, Performing Arts, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 400
Format: eBook
The conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Crash trilogy, never before published in any format!A football fantasy. A giant diamond. The modern-day Romeo and Juliet are taking their relationship to the next level. . . . Jude and Lucy are happily engaged, but that doesn't mean life's a bed of roses.Once again, the hottest couple around is torn apart, this time by football training and a summer job. Now it's Jude with the trust issues.Will Lucy's life-changing news bring them back together or end their relationship for good? Can love triumph forever?Find out in the best installment yet in Nicole Williams's racy and romantic Crash trilogy!

                                                                    Wht to say, waht to say?

I read this book about a year ago and even then when I wasn’t a blogger, nor was I even thinking about becoming an author, this book still fell flat to me. I’m not the kind of reader that believed in a HEA, nor am I the type of author to believe that I have to add a HEA at the end of my books so everyone is happy because…well, here’s the deal, I like to have my books relate to life. Because in like so we rarely get a HEA, I don’t believe it should be that way in books and movies because…it just makes it so much more UNRELATABLE.

And if it’s not relatable the WHAT THE HECK is the point of reading? Well, maybe there’s there’s a point for you guys but all I’m saying is it didn’t work for this one.

THAT ENDING…. and the CRAP LOAD OF CRAPTASTICAL CRAP (excuse my French) that happened in this book was just too much.

There were a lot of eye rolling moments in which I went from WTH, to OKAY..WTH, WHY. WHY??

1. S.L.O.W.


I get the fact that Jude and Lucy need to have time apart because he’s this famous football player and all but….*snores*


2. The predictability.


New Adult and it’s darn predictability made it to where I could smell what was about to happen from like, I don’t know, one-hundred-gazillion miles away…. GRRR.

3. If there’s anything that I’m really starting to HATE about NA, it’s the amount of cliches and aggravating characters that come with it. So much so that it doesn’t even come to me as a surprise anymore….

For those of you that read Adult books, do you guys see any differences between these and NA? I’m kinda considering switching over for a little bit.♥

Now it's your turn 2Do books that are super predictable just annoy you to no end? How do you guys feel about NA? (Those that have read books in this genre) How do you guys feel about characters that get under your skin?Signature



26 responses to “YA’LL…DRAMA DRAMA. DRAMA. Review: Crush By: Nicole Williams

  1. aentee @ read at midnight

    Sorry to hear that a genre you love is starting to stagnate and become predictable. Can I recommend you Summer Skin? I haven’t read it myself but everyone I know tells me it’s a fresh and original take on what can be a tired story.
    I am actually the opposite re: HEA endings – I love them to be honest, especially when the parties involved have earned it. I know it’s not realistic in real life – but that’s why I read fiction XD

    • I’m DEF going to try out Summer Skin! I hope it’s as fresh and original as everyone is saying it is! <3 Thanks for the rec, love! And yes, I love HEA like you, but only if they’re realistic. 😉

  2. Sophia Rose

    Sometimes, I don’t mind predictability and I look for it in a story. But other times, I really want an author to surprise me even if it’s just a little twist or the unexpectedness like when I’m expecting some stupid thing like lack of communication to blow up into big drama and…it doesn’t. Thank you, author, for having your adults act like, well, adults. 😉
    That leads me to New Adult books. I don’t want drama just for drama’s sake so I search hard and long for NA author’s who can delivery a feely feely story, but it makes sense for what is going on. Christina Lee and KA Tucker, Penelope Douglas, Cecy Robson, Tammara Webber, and Erin McCarthy have all written NA series that I enjoy. Still have most of the usual NA stuff, but also have characters and stories that are believable.
    And sure, there are lots of great adult books/series out there. Go for it! 🙂

    • Hey Sophia! That was really what I wanted in this book too! For it to be a little less PREDICTABLE as the rest of them you know ?? I know most of the authors you mentioned (and OMG can you believe I’ve never tried Webber??) Need to change that REALLY SOON!


  3. I haven’t read a ton of NA books. I will say that if I’m reading romance, I do expect a HEA or a HFN. That is part of the genre. That doesn’t mean I won’t read the story it it isn’t romance. Truthfully, I read more UF than romance anyway. Most of the PNR I read, I read more for the action than the romance anyway. I do need my stories to be pretty fast paced. I get bored pretty quickly with stories if they don’t move quickly. That doesn’t mean you have to give your characters heart attacks running from one catastrophe to another, just keep it interesting. I hope you have better luck with your next read.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • AGREED! I need most of my stories to be fast paced (but the romance OF COURSE, is such a nice touch, is it not?) Teehee! And yes! I’ve read many of your posts and I’m pretty sure they are either PNR or UF (Genres of which I’ve never tried before, but you may turn me onto a couple of them!) <3 xoxo

  4. evaallbooksconsidered

    Totally agree re: this book — it was a DNF for me! Hated the drama, hated the cliches UGH!!!!!!!!!!

    I think a lot of NA falls into these traps now, it’s so hard to find good ones! I did just read and love Undecided!!

    • Is Undecided a part of a series? I NEED to try it out then if you approved Eva! <3 And yes! I liked it the first time I read it but the second time….yeah. DNF, it makes no sense, but..yeahh hehe!

  5. Books that are too predictable are so annoying for me. I just read one 2 days ago, that tore my nerves up! I am tiring of the NA genre, with the same tropes coming in all the time. I wish the stories would be more layered. Sorry this one sucked sweetie!

  6. Girl you know NA is my favorite genre ever, but I agree alot of the titles tend to be predictable BS. I actually did a post on how I find NA & Adult titles where I created rules, (ones I’m half serious about) that I tend to use when searching for titles. I do alot of digging when I’m looking for a good NA read, which is why I tend to find alot of the good stuff. If the synopsis sounds cliche, I avoid it lmao

    • OH BELIEVE ME T, I know how much you love NA and so do I! But I just hate that some of it is so predictable these days! The romance makes it worth it through.;) I’ve never tried Adult though because I don’t thin I could ever relate to them since I’m not… #adulting yet? Dos that make ANY sense??

  7. I read a lot of NA but I guess I’ve been lucky because predictability hasn’t been a big issue for me. I’ve actually this trilogy sitting on my bookshelf for *so long* but now I’m thinking maybe it isn’t something I’m going to grab anytime soon. Too many other things that I’m super excited to read!

    • Well, T, the weird part about it is that the first time I read it, I LURVED it, but then I read it for a second time while going through a slump and the tropes, cliches, and al that really, really go to me! 🙁 But overall it is a really good series, so I say you should still try it out and then tell me what you think about it, love! <3

      I can't wait to see what you think! <3 xoxo

  8. I think every genre has this a bit, when you read some of them in a row you start to notice all these little things and it gets too predictable. Then again I think romance books do have this a bit more, I mean there are very few original romance books. I would recommend SJ Pajonas her romance books if you want a realistic romance book, loves how she writes that one.
    My personal pet peeve when it comes to romance books is the obligatory break-up, it’s like I can smell it coming and then it still happens and arg I hate that. I am sorry to hear this book fell a bti flat for you and was so slow and predictable.

    • EXACLTY! I know how much you love Pajonas! I’ve never had the chance to read her books though but I’ll try them out soon since you LURVE them so much! <3 And yes! That break up, we can smell from like two miles away and then we’re like…yeah..pfft, didn’t see THAT one coming…

  9. Olivia-Savannah

    Eek I’m sorry that this was such a boring book for you! I think I will be skipping over this one myself for sure because it holds 0 interest for me at this point. I’m not a fan of slow books and even after all that slowness, nothing epic happens. It just fizzles out into predictability. I can’t stand predictable books when they have nothing else going for them.

    • GIRL. IT. WAS. PRETTY. BAD. JS. If you DO get the chance though, I’m not saying you shouldn’t read it! It actually was a pretty good read…when there weren’t like..cliches and all that. 😉