BOOK : Collide (Collide #1) and pulse (Collide #2) by Gail McHugh
MY RATING FOR IT : 3 1/2 STARS
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?
MY THOUGHTS ABOUT IT
Emily Cooper, is just fresh out of college and she moved to the city with her long time boyfriend Dillon, her life is outside down after her mother’s death.
The relationship is getting very serious as Dillon apparent rise in his job.
Emily doesn’t feel she is ready to live with him so she loves with her friend Olivia and while she job hunt for something related to her studies she decides to work at a local Dinner.
The very first day on the job, she is asked to make a delivery and there’s where things get a bit complicated, because she meets handsome billionaire Gavin Blake!! (Swoon), she is immediately super drawn to him and him to her, is beyond what they can understand, and as Gavin tries to pursue her, she misled him with a fake name.
But as always nothing is that easy and fate decides that they should meet again setting a terrible and twisted love triangle between two so called friends and the woman they both want.
A lot of terrible thing happened and I kind of hated the heroin At times , because she was so friggin weak that was unbearable at times , but after a while she found her lady balls and got with the program , because I have to say that Dillon ( the boyfriend is the douchiest of douches!!)
The second book finally gave an Emily a bit more decisive, and thanks good because I was ready to scream!! I mean Gavin was dreamy and she was so damn insecure and accepting all the stupid things Dillon did to her … I was beside my self with Dillon’s actions.
Well the second book is a loooot better, and the surprises keep coming, but I can’t say what happened or I’ll ruin it for you …
I do must say that there are some really steamy scenes (and a bit of kind of cheesy ones too) .
I did like the books , I just didn’t looooove the books , and maybe I was expecting to much due to the great reviews , but to me the heroine was not up to the amazing leading man … she was to weak and to sorry for herself all the damn time and that was kind of a turn of for me .
The secondary characters where not explored, so there’s not much to say bout them.
The highlight of the book is Gavin, he was great and I love him.
An Ok read, a bit frustrating at times, but good enough that I felt compelled to read both books.