Format: Available for both Ebook and Paperback
Series: Book 2 of 2 for Collide series
Rated: 18+ (language and sexual situations)
Genre: Romance/Young Adult
The book is a sequel to 2012’s Collide. It starts rights where the first one leaves off with Emily thinking of a way to get Gavin back. But of course before she can, she has to deal with the consequences of breaking off her wedding with Dillon. His true colors come out and she sees that she made the right decision with Gavin.
Emily tries to get Gavin to talk to him, but she learns that he left. She goes in search of him and when she finds him they make up and share an intimate reunion.
When they return back to New York, they try and create a life for themselves and for their future, but something comes up and complicates their fairy tale relationship. Now, Gavin and Emily have to bond stronger together if they want any chance of making it.
From the moment that Gavin saw Emily going to drop off his food, he knew that she was the one. He risked his whole heart to try and convince her to take a chance and when she does, he will stop at nothing to keep it.
McHugh does a good job at developing the characters of Gavin and Emily as their relationship grows. Gavin grows more protective of Emily, wanting to be the complete opposite of what Dillon was to her. Emily gains her confidence and she no longer stands by while the world tells her to be a certain way. It’s beautiful watching them grow in love.
Obviously there has to be some kind of turmoil because no one would want to read a book where everything is good all the time with no conflict. McHugh did a great job at using a similar conflict (Dillon) in both of the books, but in different ways. Often times, authors will have the same problem for multiple books, it can get kind of redundant.
There might be a chance of tear shed for one of the chapters. I had cursed out McHugh as I reading it and then even more so after reading the following chapter. She created characters that I really fell in love with and seemed real, which is very hard to do.
This book series is good for those who want a good love story with a happy ending, because what kind of love story would it be if it didn’t end happily. It’s one of those sweet books that make you smile because this is the kind of love we all want in life. The one where this love, happiness, laughter, and yes a little bit of arguing; but it all makes life worth having.
Recommendations: Reckless/Effortless/Thoughtless series by C.S. Stephens