The release of the paperback version of COLLIDE by Gail McHugh is just around the corner, so check out my review of the book, and get ready for Mr. Blake.
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.
Hmmmmm, where to start with this book? Though I would love to just sit here and talk nonstop about a certain sexy male, I guess I’d better start from the beginning.
The book started a little slow for me. We’re introduced to Emily and Dillon, and the life that they share, but it’s a not until Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome enters that I was actually gripped. From that point on, I couldn’t put the book down, but I had a bit of a journey to get there.
The characters were a mixed bag for me. I loved Gavin, hated Dill-pickle, and went between like and dislike when it came to Emily. Have you ever seen that memo that says about wanting to hit a character with their own book? Yeah, I felt like that on a few occasions with Emily.
Dillon is such a despicable character, and Emily let him get away with too much. There were times that I wanted to scream at her to get a backbone, and then times when she seemed like a strong, sexy, sassy woman, which I loved! Those were the times that were usually down to Gavin.
I think I might be in book boyfriend heaven.
That is how delicious the main man in Gail McHugh’s debut novel Collide is. If you haven’t read this book yet, then what are you waiting for??? Gavin Blake is up there with the best of them. He’s a sexy alpha male, that is sure to grab your attention and not let go.
The chemistry, the passion, the heat, the connection . . . You can feel it all when it comes to Gavin and Emily. They were HOT together and I craved their time together.
After the slow start, this book really had me hooked. There was so much to it; countless twists, and surprises, that had me thinking Oh my word, did that actually just happen???? I love books like that. Stories that keep you on your toes, but also knock you off your feet.
And that ending . . . Oh boy. If you’re going to give this book a try, then you are definitely going to be needing the second book in the series straight away. I know I do.
Make room on your bookshelf for this series. I can’t wait for more Mr. Blake.
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*