Let me just start this review by saying that I’ve been waiting on this book FOR FOREVER! I absolutely adored the first two books in this series (Crash and Clash) and couldn’t wait for Jude and Lucy’s happy ever after! And since I’m on the topic of “happy ever afters”…this book delivers! After three books of “hold on, roller coaster” kind of love, a blissfully happy ending is just what we needed!
This book picks up a few years after Clash stopped. Jude and Lucy are young, engaged and living on love. They are both still in school, though Jude gets drafted into the NFL and has to go to training camp. Lucy is struggling with feeling like she has to give up her dreams and decides to stay in New York and work over the summer. Jude and Lucy have never spent this much time apart, so this causes issues. Lucy is surrounded by a great cast of friends that all come from the last two books- Holly, Thomas and India. A few new characters are Sybill, fellow wife of footballer, and Anton, Lucy’s new boss and India’s smoking hot brother! Also, Little Jude is growing up and carries a lot of comedic value in this book! (He likes to be called LJ! How cute!)
One thing I love about this book is Jude and Lucy’s growth from the past two. They make each other crazy, love each other like no other, complete each other, and calm each other. They really are two pieces of the same puzzle!
My favorite part- the epilogue! I don’t want to give anything away, but it was heartwarming and totally made me *sigh*! (Jake, my husband, totally knew what that sigh was about and rolled his eyes at me!)
“The happier you are in life, the faster it passes you by. Life was one sick bastard if happy people were repaid with a life that seemed short. Short life or long life, it didn’t matter- I wasn’t giving up Jude either way.” – Lucy
My Jude Ryder-