Sunday, November 10, 2013

Review: Collide by Gail McHugh

Collide (Collide, #1)Collide by Gail McHugh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Attracting, compelling, colliding, their chemistry—to say the least—was explosive. He felt it the first time he laid eyes on her. . .

On the heels of college graduation and the unexpected death of her mother, Emily Cooper moves to New York City to join her boyfriend for a fresh start. Dillon Parker has been sweet, thoughtful, and generous through Emily’s loss, and she can’t imagine her life without him—even as her inner voice tells her to go slow.

Then she meets Gavin Blake. A rich and notorious playboy, Gavin is dangerously sexy and charming as hell. Their first encounter is brief, but it’s enough to inflame Emily’s senses. When their paths cross again through an unexpected mutual acquaintance, she tries to deny the connection she feels, but Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome won’t let go so easily.

As she discovers Gavin’s pain-filled past and Dillon’s true nature begins to surface, Emily knows she must take action or risk destroying everyone—including herself. But how can she choose when she can’t trust her own heart?

Yay adultery!

Characters: Emily is a sweet girl.  She wants to be a teacher, so she's very patient and good with children.  Personally, I think being good with kids is a skill.  Regardless, I liked Emily.  But she was an idiot!! Why didn't she leave Dylan? He's possessive and controlling.  He was there for her, but she knew he had changed.  Still, she continued to be with him even though charming, sweet Gavin obviously showed interest.  Why, Emily, why?!? I was rooting for her to cheat on Dylan, but if she was worried about the morals of cheating, she could have stopped her relationship with Dylan as soon as she knew that she and Gavin shared something inexplicable.  Well, I guess that depends on what one considers cheating.  Whatever, she makes me so mad at the end!

Plot: I will fully admit that I did not see that ending coming.  I was not pleased with it, but that's why there is a sequel! Or the author was looking for another book to write. Anyway, the plot was predictable and not thought provoking, but it was fun!

Would I recommend it to a friend? Yes, despite my annoyance with Emily, it was a cute read.  You will fall in love with Mr. Blake, just be warned.

*This is an adult romance, so it gets a little hot and heavy at times.  Beware my YA audience.

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