Her mind tried to fight a bloody battle against what her body already knew. She wanted him, and she wanted him bad.
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?
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Sigh~I have so enjoyed reading Collide by Gail Mchugh again. It was just as amazing and alluring as the first time I read it. I was entranced and it helped remind me why I started my blog. All because of how much I love reading and getting to experience a book for the first time. Even though this was the second time I read it it still had the same effect. I was left reeling and wanting more of Gavin and Emily, mostly Gavin. I am absolutely in love with him even more now after experiencing him again.
Emily is an amazing young woman. I adored her so much in this book, well except for how things end, but I’ll get to that in a minute. I couldn’t help but have my heart go out to her because of the things that she had to deal with and go through. I couldn’t even imagine dealing with the loss of a parent, but she does and tries so hard to keep moving forward even though it still lingers with her every day. I absolutely adore her best friend Olivia. I love how she is always looking out for Emily’s best interest no matter what and she speaks it like she sees it. We all need a friend like Olivia, she’s just remarkable. Then you have Emily’s boyfriend, Dillon. Let me say I could tell the man was a snake from the very beginning. He seems all sweet, but you will soon discover that he just isn’t and I hated that for Emily. I just really wish she had opened her eyes sooner rather than later and done things differently. I understood she felt she owed Dillon so much, but I really wanted to scream at her to wake up and see what he was doing.
Gavin, Gavin, Oo Gavin Blake! You ladies need to read this book for this man right here alone. He is one of the most amazing, charming, loving, and miraculous men you are ever going to read about. He swept me off my feet just as much as he did Emily. He’s one of those book boyfriends you wish you could make real with how remarkable he is. I was instantly in love with Gavin and rooting for his happily ever after through the whole book. He is so strong and vibrant; he just oozes sexiness and demands your attention. I adored his characters completely. He was such an amazing friend and he never gave up on the connection and love he felt for Emily which was just beautiful all in itself. I think I could write a book on how much I love him if I tried.
Gavin and Emily’s relationship is well indeed complicated, but man is it worth discovering. They have this connection between them that everyone wants to experience at least once in their lifetime. It’s strong, captivating, compelling and one of the fieriest relationships that you will ever read about. I highly and I mean highly recommend you read this book and be ready for tears and feeling a little crazy because by the end of the book I was screaming no and completely torn apart. I might have even wanted to throw my kindle, but it’s so worth reading just to experience all of the intense emotions that it makes you feel. A definite must read and so worth your while.