Book Review: Collide by: Megan Hart

CollidePublisher: Harlequin
Publish Date: June 21 2011
Origins: Netgalley
Format: Ebook

A childhood accident left Emmaline vulnerable to disturbing fugue states that last only minutes, but feel like an eternity. The blackouts are unsettling but manageable…until she meets Johnny Dellasandro. 

The reclusive painter gained notoriety in the ’70s for his debauched lifestyle and raunchy art films. His naked body has achieved cult status, especially in Emm’s mind– she’s obsessed with the man, who’s grown even sexier with age. Today Johnny shuns the spotlight and Emm in particular…until she falls into a fugue on his doorstep. 

In that moment she’s transported back thirty years, crashing a party at Johnny’s place in his wild-man heyday — the night is a blur of flesh and heat that lingers on her skin long after she’s woken to the present. 

It happens again and again, each time-slip another mind-blowing orgy, and soon Emm can’t stop, though every episode leaves her weaker and weaker. She’s frightened by what’s happening to her her, but she’s even more terrified of losing this portal to the Johnny she wants so badly. The one who wants her, too, and takes her — every chance he gets

Many people are going to dislike this book because of it's similarity to another (and sadly less racy) book. I predicted what was happening early on in the book but that didn't stop the enjoyment. I enjoyed every single page, every single second, and every single hot scene in this whole book. I loved it so much I immediately wanted to re-read it when I finished it.  I know if you read the book that is similar (and there is a mention to this similar book in the book) you know which book everyone is going to compare it to, I don't want to give to much away so I won't tell you what it is.

I guess I will go into detail about why I love this book. It has a slow romantic build up but keeps you satisfied the way an erotic novel is supposed to. I love the sheer sensuality of Ms. Hart's writing, every single scene, from drinking coffee, to making love, is a decadent and sensual experience for not only the characters but the readers.

The characters also are top notch. Ms. Hart has a trend of giving you at least one, slightly out of the norm, character in every book she writes, but this one both the main characters are slightly off. Johnny is older than I would imagine any of my book heroes but she doesn't make it a big deal and I find myself falling in love with a man that is thirty-ish years my senior, wierd works. I love Emm, she knows exaclty what she wants and she uses any, and you will see...any...means to get it.

This book also had a suprising ending. Ms. Hart has a trend of giving you an ending that may or may not be happy. Sometimes they are sort of pick you own, or they can be happy for now and she leaves the readers to speculate on what happens. This one was a suprise from her norm and I really liked it. I loved this book. LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED. Can't wait to read another by Ms. Hart, hopefully soon.

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