Thursday, 15 May 2014

Blog Tour for Collide (Collide #1) by Gail McHugh; Review

18775299Posted by Donna
Release Date: May 20th, 2014
Finished Date: May 6th, 2014
Publishers: The Hot Bed
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance 
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
 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.

The Review: Needing a fresh start after her mother's death, Emily Cooper heads to New York City to be closer to her boyfriend and her best friend. While working at her new job, it's not until Emily unexpectedly meets Gavin Blake that her life starts heading in a complete whirlwind direction because all though Emily is happy with Dillon, but the attraction to Gavin is instant. While trying to fight whatever feelings she has to Gavin, Emily can't help question everything that has lead her to this situation. 

Love triangles - most people love or hate them. Me, I'm in the middle. I believe as long as the author can deliver the story correctly, then it's a winner. Collide for me was definitely a winner! However, while there wasn't really a choice for me - of course I'm going to go with the tall, dark and handsome stranger and not the over possessive controlling jerk that Emily was with. But, I still could completely see why Emily was at a constant battle with who she should be with. Dillion had supported Emily though out the tough times and Gavin was a stranger who she had only just met. I was constantly rooting for Gavin to get the girl - you will see why when you read it - but, it's just impossible to ignore the connection between him and Emily.

I really liked Emily. I really felt for her situation but I thought she dealt with it as best as possible. I liked her as a character and I was always rooting for her. I also really enjoyed the relationship she had with her best friend too. 

The story itself was somewhat predictable but the cliff-hanger at the end is a complete jaw-dropper. There was a good few twists and there is enough sex scenes to keep you very, very interested!

In all, Collide was a good read - one that I'm interested to read more in. 

A self-proclaimed chocoholic, married mother of three, and a lover of writing for as far back as she can remember, Gail McHugh is the author of two New York Times bestselling novels. The COLLIDE series, which includes COLLIDE and PULSE, was acquired by Atria Books on September 17th, 2013.

“The first of two sexy contemporary romances about a woman torn between her seemingly perfect boyfriend and a dark, mysterious stranger who will stop at nothing to have her.” - Publishers Weekly on COLLIDE, a Top 10 Romance pick! 

Gail's next novel, also publishing through Atria Books, AMBER TO ASHES, is slated to release November 4th, 2014.

You can follow Gail on the below social media sites and email: 
Twitter: @Gail_McHugh
And her blog at:

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