Monday, January 7, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Collide by Gail McHugh


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.(less)


Gavin's top 5


1. Favorite band : RED

2. Favorite food: SUSHI

3. Favorite color: YANKEES BLUE

4. Favorite tattoo:  MY DRAGON TATTOO..BUT I AM GETTING ANOTHER AND THAT MIGHT TURN OUT TO BE MY FAVORITE

5. Favorite pet: EMILY

My review of Collide




I wanted to think long and hard prior to writing my review as I am still thinking and reeling from it all. The first thing I did was look up the definition of Collide.


1. To come together with violent, direct impact.2. To meet in opposition; conflict 


This is Collide. It is a definite roller coaster chock full of emotion. It's a story full of flowing dialogue, a descriptive plot with characters that you mostly love and one you just have to hate. 


I was captivated and taken by Gavin Blake. I'm not sure it's Gail's love for David Gandy that has me picturing him as "Gavin" or, no I'm sure that's it..;) Gavin is every girls dream guy and perfect in every possible way and he is very shmexy. When he loves, he love's hard and thoroughly....


Emily is in a relationship with Dillon. Dillon I truly could not stand. He is a quintessential asshole. Emily I did like, contrary to what some might think. Having grown up without a father She stays in a relationship for the most part because her dying mother said to hold on to him. If you were in that position what would you do? Think before you answer.


I found myself shouting and being pissed off in a couple of places in the book and wanting to scream and holler at Emily for her lack of listening skills. However, it has memorable characters and one liners that are so damn funny you find yourself laughing out loud. Olivia is Emily's best friend and loyal and hysterical as all get out. She herself deserves a whole book in my opinion...


This is a fantastic read that will make you laugh, cry, cuss and want to bitch slap a couple of characters. You definitely get invested in them and start to care. It kept me wanting more and I'm truly looking forward to Pulse book 2 to see what Ms. Gail McHugh has in store...(less)


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