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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Last Stop on the Collide Blog Tour!!!

Welcome Babes! We are so excited to be the last stop on this amazing tour. We are giddy with excitement at the thought of all of you having your very own copy of Collide by Gail McHugh. She is a wonderfully talented author, and she sure did show it in her debut release! We want to make sure you know how to find one of our favorite Indies, so here is her info below. 

Please Join us at Noon EST for  some fun trivia and prizes!!

Here is Mel's (a.k.a Books) Review:

I received an ARC copy from the author in exchange for an honest review...

Attracting, compelling, colliding, their chemistry-to say the least-was explosive. 

Where to begin? 

Emily Cooper is a beautiful young woman who is as unmistakably genuine as she is decidedly naive...


She has just lost her mother to cancer and is moving away from her small town to join her boyfriend, Dillon Parker, in New York. Dillon has been there for her in every way imaginable when it came to her mother's illness. Flying back and forth with her without complaint, comforting her during her loss, and even helping with the funeral arrangements and costs...


She's now graduated college and is looking for a job in her field, enjoying the culture and life of the big city... That is, until, she runs into Gavin Blake...


(At this moment I would just like to say that Mr. Gavin Blake is definitely one of my top book boys! DEFINITELY...) And here is why...

"Jesus!" she let out louder than anticipated.
"No, it's Gavin. Gavin Blake," he deadpanned, reaching for a beer from a six-pack on the floor. "Although, in certain private one-on-one situations, I've been referred to as God," he laughed."

Gavin is a charmer. He's rich, handsome, and confident. They usually are right? However, there was something different about Gavin. Anytime he was in the story, I found that I was smiling like a chesire cat. He's just an all around loveable guy...

Emily now has a boyfriend whom she loves and this handsome stranger who will stop at nothing to get to know her. She knows where she stands though, she is not one to be dishonest to the very man who was there for her in her most trying time...

As luck would have it, Emily does in fact get to know Gavin and be in his life. Not because she chose to, but because mutual friends make themselves known...Their chemistry and banter was definitely laugh out loud worthy and some of the moments they shared as friends just left you swooning even more over Gavin... Especially when they play their little game out on the porch one night and it turns into a "thing" for them..Every time I see a beer bottle cap now, it holds a very special place in my heart...

What happens though, when the choices you make turn out to be so completely life altering, you're not sure if your original plan was the path you were supposed to follow?

That kiss had been devastating, painful, euphoric, and everything else she had imagined it would be-all wrapped into one. 

Emily, Dillon and Gavin's story was an interesting one. With twists and turns throughout up until the end. I'm not going to lie, sometimes I wanted to slap Emily for her choices (or lack thereof) and sometimes I wanted to tell her to just go for it. Other times, I wanted to punch Dillon in the face. Literally. Punch. Him. In. The. Face...

HOWEVER, I embraced all of the characters and their flaws, even the ones I could definitely do without...

Sometimes being in a relationship because it seems like the "right thing" to do, doesn't always make it the healthiest choice. Emily had some decisions to make concerning her happiness and what she thought her happiness entailed...

Life and love isn't always simple. Often it's beyond complicated. Emily's story was about finding a balance, believing in herself, and knowing when to say enough is enough. She had the help of great friends and a very loving sister...

This book had a little bit of everything to keep you wanting more and be forewarned, you will not see a resolution to the story by the end..with that said, it's so worth the read! 4.5 stars from me for a job well done!

Emily's life went from simple to chaotic in no time flat. She doubts herself and feels, at times, like her world is crumbling apart because of the decisions she's made. I loved the advice her best friend gave her, letting her know that even though things aren't always black and white, it doesn't mean that it needs to get the best of you and make you doubt your self worth...

..."Sometimes bad choices bring us to the right people, Emily."...


  1. Okay, here I am! Crossing fingers! :-)

    Thank you for the chance to win this book!

  2. Thank you for the chance to win and I really want to win this book!!!!

  3. well hell I forgot to list my email....

  4. So excited at the chance to win this book can wait. And also thank you for your review and for being part of Collide's blog tour! Cwill030104 at yahoo dot com

  5. thanks for the review. I am looking forward to reading this book. I really like reading a book that is unpredictable. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Great post! I can't wait to read this book, it sounds fantastic.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Great post. Can't wait to read & meet Gavin Blake (:

  8. Great review! Absolutely loving Collide...I'm about 75 percent done with it...and it hooked me and i was up till 2 reading when i had to get up at 4 for work...couldn't put it down!!(actually only went to bed because my kindle died...couldn't wait the 15 mins to restart it) Get this book...Gavin is so stinking yummilicious...and so sweet..*sigh* He's definite book boyfriend material...#TeamTallDarkandF*ckable

  9. Absolutely loved your review! A review with awesome visuals is OK by me:) Can't wait to read this one!!

  10. A great big THANK YOU to you Babes for joining us for this event! We hope that you will join us for future events, reviews and all that fun stuff! Thanks again for all of the support! <3