Collide (Collide #1) by Gail McHughCollide by Gail McHugh
Published January 2013
Series: Collide #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
four-stars
Format: eBook
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On the heels of graduating college and trying to cope with her mother’s death, Emily Cooper moves to New York City for a fresh start.

While harboring secrets of his own, Dillon Parker takes care of Emily through her grief. Knowing he can’t live without her by his side, he’s sweet, thoughtful, and everything Emily has ever wanted in a man.

Until she meets Gavin Blake—a rich and notorious playboy who is dangerously sexy and charming as hell. Emily tries to deny the instant connection she feels, but Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome is not inclined to let go so easily. Recovering from his own painful past, Gavin will stop at nothing to win Emily over.

This unexpected encounter compels Emily to question her decisions, forcing her to make a choice that will destroy friendships, shatter hearts, and forever change her life.

All in all, I really liked Collide for it’s rollercoaster story but will give it only four stars as I believe the second book is better.

And why is the second one better? Because it’s probably more plausible than this one.
I am a bit put off by Emily who is very lovely and seems to be intelligent too, but she’s totally blind when it comes to her asshole boyfriend. That’s me being feministic and all, but she is intelligent and surrounded by caring friends who try to reason her, but still doesn’t manage to see what’s wrong in her relationship with Dillon.

But apart from the moments you just want to tell Emily to open her eyes and to man up, you are totally drawn by the story and by Gavin Parker, the Tall, Dark, Handsome and F*ckable blue-eyed and black-haired male providing the many very steamy scenes in Collide.

Don’t be put on by the cliffhanger and read-on for the second part, which – I promise – will be more to your liking: a bit more drama/thriller like with action and more emotion than you could possibly bear!

Detailed Rating
Storyline
4 Stars
Characters
4 Stars
Writing
5 Stars
All the feels
5 Stars
Overall: four-stars