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Collide by Gail McHugh

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**This book is not meant for anyone under the age of 18**
Collide by Gail McHugh is an adult novel and the first in a series. It contains sexual situations and may also be slightly triggering for some people. You may want to be cautious while reading it.

Collide is about a woman named Emily. Emily is a Midwestern girl from Colorado who moves to New York after the death of her mother. her boyfriend, Dillon, wants her to move in with him, but she’s not ready for that step, so she stays with her friend Olivia instead. Olivia and Dillon hate each other, so Emily tends to have her hands full when all three of them are around one another.

I found Emily to be a bit of a pushover. She was extremely naive and always wanted to please everyone and make peace. She never really stood up for herself; she was kind of like a doormat.

Dillon, her boyfriend, was a complete and utter douchebag with a capital D. Like, he needed punched in the face repeatedly…with a brick. He took advantage of Emily, always tried to make her feel guilty, lied, cheated, etc. He was a total scumbag.

Olivia tried to convince Emily of all these things, but Emily just thought Olivia was overreacting and being hateful and mean towards Dillon. Like I said, Emily had her hands full juggling her boyfriend and her best friend.

Enter Gavin Blake. A rich, sophisticated businessman who could have any woman he wanted. He also has a dragon tattoo that goes from his chest and disappears down into his trousers. Naughty. naughty. ;)
Is it wrong that I picture Benedict Cumberbatch as Gavin Blake, even though Gavin isn’t British?

(Yes, I Photoshopped this picture, and I regret nothing)

Anyway, Emily meets Gavin while running an errand for her boss. She’s taken a waitressing job at a diner, and when the delivery boy quits, Emily is asked to run some food over to Gavin’s workplace.

He is immediately drawn to Emily and can’t seem to get her off of his mind. Gavin is relentless in his pursuit to discover more about this mystery woman. And when he finds out she’s dating someone who works with/for him, he realizes he has to do whatever he can to get her out of Dillon’s clutches and save her from making a huge mistake that she just may regret for the rest of her life.

Now there was a scene that was a bit…iffy, I suppose you could say. Actually, a couple of scenes. Hence why I said it may be triggering. Also, Dillon’s behavior could be triggering in some ways, too. I’m not going to spoil anything, but if you do read Collide, just proceed with caution if you’re sensitive to things.

Overall, I thought Collide was hot, passionate, sexy, and once I got past my annoyances with Emily, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I was elated, saddened, angered, and a variety of other emotions. I may or may not have screamed at my Kindle at one point, as well.

I am looking forward to reading the sequel, Pulse, as soon as possible. I need to know what’s going to happen next with Emily, Dillon, Gavin, and Olivia.

If you’re looking for a spicy romance novel with some adult content, give Collide a shot. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

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