Review: Collide by Gail McHugh

Posted February 7, 2013 by Holly in Reviews / 0 Comments

From Goodreads:
A missed first encounter…

Colliding with a second chance…

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

My Review:

I had kept hearing a ton of great things about Collide so I was glad when I finally had the chance to sit down with it; it didn’t disappoint me at all!
After moving to New York to live with her BFF Olivia and to be closer to her boyfriend Dillon, Emily lands a job waitressing for the summer where she meets the one and only, drop dead, heart stoppingly sexy Mr Fu*kable himself Gavin Blake after a one time fill in for the restaurant delivery boy. Now they meet relatively early in the book so from this point on you’re not going to want to put it down so plan accordingly; go to the bathroom, get ample drink and snackage, clear your schedule, ect. My heart was POUNDING the minute Gavin and Emily locked eyes you could feel the magnetic pull between them and tension in the air! For Gavin it was love at first sight, for Emily it was more like a lust punch to her lady bits! Gavin became a man on a mission, the times the two of them spent together I actually found myself excited wondering will they and more importantly when?!?!?! Gavin was determined to get Emily but he was a gentleman in his swooning tactics, seeing as Emily had a boyfriend…that douche bag Dillon…Dillon was a douche from the start; just possessive, controlling, manipulative and shady as an oversized tree in Central Park. Everything he did and said pissed me off. I just didn’t like his face. The thought of him being so distraught by what happens at the end of Collide he drinks himself to death in the sequel makes me giddy BUT I know that probably wouldn’t happen and he’ll still be around for me to hate lol…now on to Emily, I know most people didn’t like her and thought she was weak but I’m in the minority here because I kinda liked her, I felt bad for her…YES I felt she could’ve been stronger and had more of a backbone and put Dillon in his place on more than one occasion but I could understand why she didn’t. After losing her mom and having a sister on the opposite coast she didn’t want to lose the one person that was there for her helping her take care of her mom thru her sickness, not to mention he foot the bill for everything and he covered her move to NY (Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t excuse his actions AT ALL! I don’t want a lynch mob after me lol) I’m just saying I could see why she overlooked too much and Dillon played on her fragile emotional state. I’m ending things here out of fear of saying too much but I can’t wait for Pulse. I wasn’t paying attention to the percent level on my kindle so I was happily reading along blissfully unaware I was at the end so when I realized I there was no more I was pissed! I wasn’t ready for the book to be done. I wanted more. I tapped on my screen saying “helloooo” hoping for more pages to appear.

Collide is definitely a 5 star a book I’d read more than once

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