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Collide | [Gail McHugh]

Collide

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....
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Gail McHugh (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Scotty 04-27-14
    Scotty 04-27-14

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    "Great listen!"

    Emily, what took you so long to figure things out! OK, I don't usually have such strong feelings about characters in a story. That's the point, this book was so good I have the second one now. So, this review will be short as I can't wait to find out what happens. Great job Mary Kowal. This is the first time listening to your narration and you are good girl! If you haven't already you need to get this one.

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    Muriel Chula Vista, CA, United States 03-05-14
    Muriel Chula Vista, CA, United States 03-05-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Narrator needs to stop doing voices"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the book for those who liked Fifty Shades of Grey. The stories follow the same type of storyline. The narrator was bad at voices and I wanted to cringe when she did some of them.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was engaging and the twist was that the main character had a boyfriend. Getting out of that predicament was the twist or the interesting part of the plot.


    Did Mary Kowal do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    TheFontenot San Francisco, CA United States 02-16-14
    TheFontenot San Francisco, CA United States 02-16-14

    P.F.

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    "Great Drama, Romance and Conflict!"
    Where does Collide rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was not the best performance but, I love the book. I actually purchased the book a couple years ago. I was curious if the book would translate the same through audiobook.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really love the conflict of the story. I don't love that the Emily was still so indecisive. I think there is a great deal of truth in the emotional conflict we experience.


    What does Mary Kowal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Little voice inflections here and there, but I think it reads much better through an actual book. I have listened to audiobooks that put you right in the thick of the moment. This narrator didnt do it for me.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Ulitmate Emotional Tug of War


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer WEST MONROE, LA, United States 02-14-14
    Amazon Customer WEST MONROE, LA, United States 02-14-14
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    "Love it"
    If you could sum up Collide in three words, what would they be?

    Very freaking awesome


    What did you like best about this story?

    The want of love that was shown the the many ways.


    What about Mary Kowal’s performance did you like?

    Great voice usage.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Lust or love...make a choice. One may became both.


    Any additional comments?

    Wish there was more about the relationship between Gavin and Emily. Another book please lol,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris United States 01-14-14
    Chris United States 01-14-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Love Triangle"

    This story was romantic and it took Emily long enough to see the light, gosh we all need a Gavin. Narration of the guys was poor. Looking forward to the next instalment in Pulse.

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    lizzy 11-27-13
    lizzy 11-27-13
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    "Annoyingly whiny heroine"

    I only finished the book because i already bought it nearly 1 year ago together with the 2nd book.
    The story started interesting but continued predictable und the weak heroine made me suffer all the way long.
    Emily either throws up or has tears in the eyes.
    Too many not hot but clinical sex scenes, i would have prefered e deeper developement of the story.
    Could have been a good story - pity.

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    Lynda 11-23-13
    Lynda 11-23-13

    rather read than eat

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    "Great love story"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Collide?

    The ending


    Have you listened to any of Mary Kowal’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was her first for me.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I love you------I'm in love with you


    Any additional comments?

    This was a surprise , this was a great story. I was wonderful to see M open her eyes and her heart to the right person. If you listen to this one you have to listen to her second one to see how it all ends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle 10-28-13
    Michelle 10-28-13 Member Since 2011

    pm04

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    "Great Book."

    I had to force myself to stick to this book because at times the narrator had just some horrible voices for the characters. Truly Bad. Then I was able to overlook the horrible accents & voices because the story was really good. It was a bit slow moving at first but then I just couldn't get enough. The author does a great job of keeping you on your toes with the love triangle. Right til the very end your heart will race wondering who will Emily chose, Gavin or Dillon.

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    nicole HAGERSTOWN, MD, United States 10-26-13
    nicole HAGERSTOWN, MD, United States 10-26-13 Member Since 2010
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    "How do I scrub this from my brain?"
    Any additional comments?

    The synopsis of this book is deceiving. Here's what it's really about: sexual abuse, mental abuse, really poor personal choices, poor communication skill. Pretty much being the biggest doormat EVER! I hated the first 5 chapters, but I continued to listen, waiting for the story line promised. Huge disappointment! And then you are gonna just end the book hoping I'll buy the next one. Keep hoping, I can't believe this rubbish was published. White Trash Beautiful was better than this book and that one was seriously depressing. Don't waste you time or money on this one.

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    Datagirl75@gmail Antioch, TN, United States 10-12-13
    Datagirl75@gmail Antioch, TN, United States 10-12-13 Member Since 2013

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    "She deserves it"
    If you could sum up Collide in three words, what would they be?

    Troubled. Lustful. Intriguing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Gavin showing what a true gentleman is all about and not being afraid to go out on a limb for the girl he wanted.


    Have you listened to any of Mary Kowal’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't heard Mary previously but she did well playing believable female and male characters. I wouldn't mind hearing her read again.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Gavin stood up to his long time for the sake of his love? There were other moments that made me angry that Emily lacked self confidence and self worth.


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