Sunday, September 1, 2013

Gail McHugh--Collide (Collide #1)

Adult Romance 18+

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.

{3.5 stars}
The first half of this book barely kept my attention. Emily was a boring character, and Dillon is just an ass (he is why I didn't feel compelled to keep reading). You don't see it at first but Dillon is an abusive man. He systematically pushes Emily into a position where she becomes the wishy-washy "timid" female. Annoying until you figure out what he is really up to. She does what he wants just to keep the peace and keep him happy. Then in walks Gavin, charming and beautiful beyond words, and he wants Emily. They all 3 collide in a drama filled second half of the book. Honestly, Gavin is why I kept reading.You just can't help feeling something for him. And you really, really, want him to get his HEA. The story is far too long (hence the skimming) but I did enjoy most of it enough to continue on to the next one. I really need to know how everything turns out for Gavin....

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