A childhood accident left Emmaline vulnerable to disturbing fugue states that last minutes but feel like an eternity. The blackouts are unsettling but manageable... until she meets Johnny Dellasandro.
The painter gained fame in the '70s for his debauched lifestyle and raunchy art films. His naked body achieved cult status, especially in Emm's mind - she's obsessed with the man, who's grown even sexier with age. Today he shuns the spotlight and Emm... until she falls into a fugue on his doorstep.
In that moment, she's transported back 30 years, crashing a party at Johnny's place. The night is a blur of flesh and heat that lingers long after she's woken to the present.
It happens again and again, each time-slip a mind-blowing orgy, and soon Emm can't stop, though every episode leaves her weaker. She's scared by what's happening, but she's even more terrified of losing this portal to the Johnny she wants so badly. The one who wants her and takes her - every chance he gets.
©2011 Megan Hart (P)2011 Harlequin
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
Megan Hart is usually quite good. This novel falls short on every major dimension. The main character is monotonous. She foreshadows the story line to the point where you say 'really she is going there.' Then when she actually get there to the point, she mentions the very book that she ripped off! I could not believe it. Ripping of f the story and citing it -- that's a first.
Don't bother to listen to this book, not even if you are trapped in a airport, snowed-in with TV's boken and this is the only novel left on the shelves.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Loved it, didn't want it to end and wanted to listen to it all over again. It had you guessing right until the end. One of her best.
Download it now - you won't be disappointed.
I had begun to think Broken was the high point of Hart's career--not that I haven't enjoyed her other titles, because I really, really have--but Broken was so the right mix of Hart's strengths. Until now. Collide is the book I've been hoping she'd write since I first discovered her. It's unabashedly romantic. Its main character is actually fully supported by her friends and family, not bogged down and fighting them, which is a very welcome change. It's fresh yet complex, just the way I like a good Megan Hart book to be. And it's also, quite possibly, the most light-hearted of her books that I've read so far, though that's not to say that it's facile, or even light-hearted compared to other authors in this genre. I really loved it.
Overall, I love Megan Hart books, but this one was lacking. I was so excited to see that Audible had a new release and grabbed it as soon as my monthly credits came. I had a really hard time getting into the story and it seemed to drag until they came to the first instance of a fugue (I considered just starting another book). From there, it was the same series of events over and over again. I also found the last 1/3 of the book predictable. One of the great thins about Megan's books is that she weaves her characters throughout all of her books, and this one was missing that little nuance.
I have also listened to other stories narrated by Lily Bask, and although she is a great narrator, her voice lends itself to portraying an older female (40-50's) and not a female in her early 30's. It made it harder to get into the story since I was imagining these things happening to someone just younger than my mother.
If you are a Megan Hart fan already, you will appreciate her writing and her truly naughty sex scenes. If this is your first time, I would suggest listening to "Broken" or "Dirty" before getting this one...
I could and will listen to this one again. Johnny and Emmaline's love story was told in such a unique way. The use of neurological damage is used to tell this story. Their love went across time and space to bring them together. The reader is not given an explanation for every point in this story, but its understood somethings had to be for love to rein.
Johnny turned out to be a richly developed character. The more I got to know him the more I loved this character. He became so patient and adorable. I also loved Emmaline's mother. We witness her growth through this story as well.
Lily Bask helped you feel the changes that Emmaline goes through during her changes. Excellent! I was on edge.
My favorite moment was when Emmaline takes cookies to Johnny and he is rude and resistant, yet you felt his interest. The way he walks close to her even while ignoring her was teasing and hot.
This is Megan Hart's best so far. I didn't know what to think when I read what the book was about. It sounded confusing to me. However, I am so glad that I purchased it and listened to it. I loved it. I will buy Tear You Apart tomorrow to see how that one goes. Keep up the great work..By the way the narrator is awesome. She is so good with the "Johnny" accent.
one of the most memorable moments of Collide is the end! Don't want to describe it because I don't want to give it away.
I have never listened to one of Lily Bask's performances before. She was great here on Collide.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
This was definitely a new type of story and it was interesting. I don't think it's one that I'd care to listen to again and also I'd prefer to get this one on sale instead of using a credit. I just couldn't get into this one. Maybe because Johnny had went on to marry several women and have several kids. It somehow makes their love not as intense as it should be. So it's just an OK listen for me.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
I do not care for the 'time space' continual.
Make it all in the here and now
Johnny-her portrayal of his East Coast accent is spot on - from this native of New England!
This will be a good listen for those who like things a bit out of the norm. I only bought it because it was Megan Hart and I love almost everything by her except 'Deeper' which is similar-time travel.
Strong language and sexual content
Not much of anything
Too many to write about
Don't waste your money & time.
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