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Collide

Narrated by: Lily Bask
Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (360 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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

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Hart's Best So Far

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.

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WOW..... JUST WOW

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.

12 of 17 people found this review helpful

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I love Megan Heart Books

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...

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Collide

I have to say that this has just become my favorite out of all Megan's books. Loved the story didn't want it to end.

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  • Tracey
  • Merchantville, Nj, United States
  • 04-26-12

Romance and Sci-Fy at it's best

Would you listen to Collide again? Why?

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.

Who was your favorite character and why?

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.

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

Lily Bask helped you feel the changes that Emmaline goes through during her changes. Excellent! I was on edge.

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

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.

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Horrible, DNF

I have no idea where the good reviews are coming from. At chapter 5, absolutely nothing had happened except the main character droning on about her fugues. I’d like a count on how many times the word “fugue” was used in the 7 chapters I got to, but I’d guess 500. The narrator sounds like a 60-something smoker, not at all like a woman in her early 30s. She can’t even properly say the Hey Girl, Hey her friend greets her with. I’m guessing she’s too old to have ever heard anyone say that, or her voice is just too deep to inflect it properly. I stopped at chapter 7, when nothing of any real substance has still not happened. It’s hard to believe Megan Hart wrote this.

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A bit disappointed

Took too long to get going then ended abruptly. The narrator was too old for the character. I love science fiction and romance but this want very well put together. It was just fair at best.

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Collide

What a ride. Well woven story full of mystery, suspense and love. A definite re-listen! Great narration.

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  • GH
  • Sherborn, MA, United States
  • 01-22-16

Ripoff of another story, and pooly ripped at that

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.

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Couldn't finish it

It was a fascinating premise, and I think it was executed well. Not sure why I couldn't finish it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful