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Collide (The Barker Triplets #2)

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A second chance never looked so good…

Bobbi-Jo Barker has been in love with the wrong man for years. A man who doesn't fit into the perfect, controlled life she's created. A man who not only broke her heart but nearly destroyed her. So the fact that he's back in town shouldn't matter because he's all wrong for her, or so she thinks...

Shane Gallagher, prodigal son, ex-con, a
Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published January 14th 2013 by Juliana Stone
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Their love has always been a disaster, and when it all came to a head, Bobbi and Shane were left in tatters. Bobbi’s moved on with her life, becoming some plastic, pseudo-perfect version of her former self and getting engaged to a guy who is everything she could ever want — on the surface.

Shane knows better than to think he and Bobbi will ever be anything but explosive together — and not in a good way. They’d ripped each other apart before he landed in prison, and now that he’s back, she’s a sh
Chris Bails
Jan 15, 2013 Chris Bails rated it really liked it
This was a great book. Favorite from the series so far.
This is the story of the 2nd Barker triplet, Bobbi. She is the one that takes care of her dad, stayed home instead of going off to college, modeling, or hockey like her other sisters, and marring the good guy. Bobby is getting ready to get married to her fiance, Gerry. She is having second thoughts and not sure what to do. She wants to do the safe thing and marry him, but she is not sure. Her sister thinks it is because of her ex-boyfriend,
Rachel Swords
Aug 13, 2013 Rachel Swords rated it really liked it
**4 out of 5 Stars**

Read my full review at

This was an easy and quick read...fluff reading. It's a second chance love story for two people who should have never been a part to begin with. There are secrets and lies dealing with a horrible break up that need to come to light. They have to learn how to have a healthy happy relationship instead of the volatile one they had a few years ago. The characters are easy to get to know and easy to like. The plot is easy
Christina Montminy
Jan 15, 2014 Christina Montminy rated it it was amazing
this book was amazing...the heart break for the 2 main characters of Bobbi-Jo & Shane was so hard hitting that I didn't want to put the book down. I couldn't wrap my head around the abrupt change that was described about Bobbi-Jo in the span of 6 yrs. She went from no holds barred, have fun & love hard to buttoned down, boring, sedate but ready to crack at a moments notice. Shane was hard, edgy & just damn hot but also seemed broken. Bibbi is supposed to get married on Valentines Day ...more
Gina Ceballos
Jan 21, 2013 Gina Ceballos rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
I really enjoyed this book. In the first one I thought Bobbi was a stuck up bitch and didn’t care for her… Actually I thought that she deserved her lousy love life with Gerry. But this book started with a bang.

Her chemistry with Shane was unbelievable. I fell in love with Shane since book one and having him center stage was the icing on the cake

For me one thing was left untied. I would have loved to read the content of Niall letter and how it would impact Shane.

I have NO love for Betty and find
Michelle the Romance Witch
May 27, 2013 Michelle the Romance Witch rated it really liked it
Wow is solid sequel in a great series. it was great to see Billie and Shane finally get their shit together. not at all short on drama and totally hot, there was some interesting twist and turns and some very interesting playing in the snow. can't wait for the final book in the trilogy to see what's really been going on with Betty. hopefully she too can finally grow up.
A Tasty Read Book Reviews
Jun 18, 2013 A Tasty Read Book Reviews rated it really liked it
Loved this one even more than OFFSIDES...Shane and Bobbi are so stinkin sweet...full review to come.

Starting on Betty!
Mandi Schreiner
Feb 06, 2013 Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I liked this one. Much better than book one. Shane is a cranky, bad boy type. Very sexy. Heroine is feisty.

I now need Betty's book :)

Review to come
Feb 05, 2016 Hbeebti rated it really liked it
Brenda H Seales
Oct 17, 2016 Brenda H Seales rated it it was amazing
A Great Series!!!!!

I love this series. This second book is as good as the first one. I love the triplets. They are smart, funny and wonderful fiction. I can't wait to read the next one about. Betty. If you haven't read books by Juliana you don't know what you're missing.
Nothing Like A Good Book!!!! Wood
Just finished this book, loved it....On to the next!!!
Oct 27, 2014 ♥Jamie rated it it was amazing
Book two in The Barker Triplets series, Collide continued our story of the infamous Barker girls with Bobbie-Jo Barker. While this book had everything and more that the first book had, Collide was also a second chance romance, one of my favorites.

It's Bobbie-Jo Barker's wedding day. She should be over-the-moon, deliriously happy, eager to start a new chapter in her life, and ecstatic to finally be getting everything she planned. Unfortunately, all Bobbie-Jo feels is panic. It's as if a c
Sophia (FV)
May 03, 2013 Sophia (FV) rated it really liked it

Originally published on Fiction Vixen.

Second chance at love alert!! Oh how I love second chances!

Collide is the second book the in the Barker Triplets series. The Barker triplets are all very different people in personality. Bobbi Jo is the straight-laced, uptight one who lives at home, takes care of the elders and is set to marry the very vanilla Gerry...I forgot his last name. (Even I don't give the poor guy any respect.) But this is not the real Bobbi Jo. This is the reinvented Bobbi who has
Mar 03, 2013 Shelly rated it liked it
After reading the first story in the series, Offside, I was so eager to read whose story would be next.

Bobbi-Jo is the sister who was left behind to take care of the their ill father. While Betty-Jo and Billie-Jo left their small town and went out into the world to fulfill their happiness, Bobbi stayed home. I have to admire her for that.

But I had a devil of a time with Bobbi - she came off as such a spoiled little girl when she was a teenager - so used to getting what she wants; when she deci
Oct 10, 2013 Cristina rated it liked it
Premetto che ho letto sto libro per colpa del primo della serie, arrivato a gratis via Kindle e della mia incapacità di lasciare le serie a metà.

Nonostante avessi giurato a gran voce: "basta freebies", eccomi qui a leggere il secondo, breve, romanzo de "The Barker Triplets", serie che narra le vicende amorose delle tre gemelle Barker, Billie Jo, Betty Jo e Bobby Jo.

Ovviamente i genitori, oltre a mancare di fantasia, dovevano essere sotto shock per dare a tre povere fanciulle cotanti antroponimi
Feb 21, 2013 Danielle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I can't begin to tell you just how excited and anxious I was to read this book. I've been dying to read about Shane ever since we were introduced to him in Offside. I've clamored for every little tidbit the author shared with us and did some serious groveling to get a copy of this book early just because I couldn't wait for it. I just had to know what the deal with Shane was and just what happened between him and Bobbi. I admit I am a complet
Nikki Brandyberry
Feb 14, 2013 Nikki Brandyberry rated it it was amazing
After a lifetime of wrong decisions Bobbi-Jo has been trying to live life the adult, responsible way. Giving up on passion life can have to settle down with a man so wrong for her, they haven’t even been intimate in a long time. But he offers security and Bobbi-Jo craves that above all else. On the day of her wedding her need for freedom wins out over her need for security and she high tails it out of there, leaving the jilted groom to pick up the pieces.

It may have been years ago, but the sigh
Jan 31, 2013 Amy rated it it was amazing
Let me just say this - Shane Gallagher is THE bad boy, he's everything that our common sense tells us to run from as fast and as far as possible, but I am totally in love with this man. If he were real, I'd trade in my husband for him. Good thing he's only imaginary, huh? Normally, when this happens I tend to get a bit jealous of the heroine who gets to enjoy a man like this but I know that if Bobbi Barker were real, she and I would be great friends. I think it's one reason I fell so hard for ...more
Janice Rose
Sep 22, 2016 Janice Rose rated it really liked it
Good writer

Nice second story in a series. Definitely not stand alone books unless you want to feel lost for some of the plot. So read all three!!! Great characters...good drama...great romance! A great "feel good" kind of book.
I recommend!
Feb 15, 2013 Crystal rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
This review was first posted at Reading Between the Wines!

Bobbi-Jo Baker is about to get married. Maybe. Or at least she was supposed to until she left her fiance at the alter. Why did she leave her fiance at the alter? Because she didn't love him the way she loved Shane Gallagher, the man from her past. Well, the man that had been in her past but was very much in her present again since he'd been released from prison and was home in New Waterford. So Bobbi-Jo leaves her schmuck of a fiance at t
“I think I loved you before I was born. Is that possible? You’re the other half of my heart. The other half of my soul and I don’t want to lose you.” Her voice broke and she whispered. “Not again.”

Yes, yes, yes! I loved Bobbi’s story! Now, I have to read Betty’s story! Hmmm….wonder if it has to do with Beau..

Ahhh, okay, so Bobbi ditched her groom on her wedding day only to be confronted with Shane at a bar. And then after that, there’s no denying the chemistry between these two. Seriously, it w
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Jan 15, 2013 Vanessa theJeepDiva rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, ebook, request, 2013
Shane and Bobbi Jo started building the anticipation for their book early on in Offside, Billie and Logan’s book. Shane is dark and sexy, tattooed, and just a bit of mystery where the past three years of his life are concerned. I was chomping at the bit to get his books in my hand. Something happened to lead him down the road he ended up on. I wanted to know all about him and how he ended up taking this particular road in life.

Be prepared for an emotional overload with Collide. I think the Bark
Jul 23, 2013 Sandy rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

COLLIDE is the second installment in Juliana Stone’s New Adult contemporary romance The Barker Triplets series focusing on Billie-Jo, Bobbi-Jo and Betty-Jo Barker. Collide is Bobbi-Jo and Shane Gallagher’s storyline-another storyline of second chances and forgiveness.

Like the first storyline-OFFSIDE- the characters are flawed in such a way that it took some time before Bobbi-Jo became less of an irritant to the flow of the story. There is a history between Bobbi-Jo and Shane and one th
Cocktails and Books
Shane Gallagher and Bobbi Jo Barker were a couple I just knew were going to be explosive from the moment we met them in Offside. They definitely did not disappoint.

Bobbi Jo Barker has been trying to make up for teenage mistakes by swinging to the other end of the pendulum. Working in a law firm and engage to a stiff, unexciting man was Bobbi's way of curbing her wild tendencies. But on the morning of her wedding, Bobbi suddenly realizes that the man waiting for her at the church and the life he
Dec 03, 2013 Dar rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-reads
So , so freakin' good - and really, really hot!!! I mean, there were some scenes that the words contained therein will stay with you and give you chills later on. We met both Shane and Bobbi in Billie and Logan's story, but if you didn't start there, you won't be lost here, it explains everything. We know these two have a history, but man oh man, they sizzle when they connect and neither can help themselves
The story begins with a bride skipping out on her wedding and ending up in a bar where her
Feb 11, 2013 Sonia rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporanea
Historia con muchas posibilidades que se quedan en el tintero, y de personajes que se ahogan al final. Pese a todo es una novela que he leído a gusto, con buen ritmo y emociones bien desarrolladas. En contra, un personaje principal sin aprovechar en todo su potencial -3 años en la cárcel que parecen 3 años en un taller de terapia emocional con trabajo en madera, por todo lo que parece que ha afectado al protagonista y las nulas referencias a esa etapa de su vida-. Los protagonistas están ...more
Jun 25, 2013 Maria rated it really liked it
I really like this story. Love the characters all of them, specially Shane. I love that I got to learn more about what was going on with Billie and Logan after their book. I think the author bring so many interesting topics in this books. From the dimensia suffer by the triplets father, abortion, siblings rivalry, live after prison to Bobbie-Jo endometriosis condition. I really love this story and the only reason I didn't give a 5 star rating is because I felt the story wasn't finished, to many ...more
Kelly % Books-n-Kisses
great story!!! it is now 1am and thanks to Ms. Stone. I am only going to get 5 hours of sleep!!!!

Full Review:
Collide is a story of second chance at love. Bobbi-Jo & Shane were totally and completely in love when they were younger but a string of misunderstandings lead them on very different paths.
After a failed trip to the altar, a trip to the pen and a chance encounter at the not so local bar, these two willing have a chance to make it right.
I really liked this story. Although I read boo
Heidi Dover
Jul 13, 2015 Heidi Dover rated it liked it
Shelves: liked-minus
Gah. The editing wasn't any better in this one. I'd hoped it'd improve from the first book, but sadly no. I was actually starting to laugh and enjoy the editing issues, which is not good for keeping me in the story. Especially when I hit "He wasn't exactly the kind of guy who was into one night stands per say." That's a direct quote, no joke. Those poor, poor commas. And using the wrong character names. Anyway, I didn't like the characters or story quite as much as the first, either, so that was ...more
Michelle [Helen Geek]
08/18/2013 --

Overall Rating = 4.5 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 4 / 5 / 3 = 4 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 4 Stars
Character Development = 4 Stars
Story Appreciation = 4.5 Stars
Worth the Chili = 5 Stars -- [$3.99 on Amazon]

Best book I've read by this author. I've liked them all, but this one hits a soft spot with me. Here is a guy who went to jail and came out a better man. He's trying to figure it all out. He is pretty self aware now, but is it enough. Then, we have Bobbie Jo. She has love
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USA Today bestselling author and 2015 RITA® winner JULIANA STONE fell in love with books in the fifth grade when her teacher introduced her to Tom Sawyer. A tomboy at heart, she splits her time between baseball, books, and music. When she’s not singing with her band, she’s thrilled to be writing young adult as well as adult contemporary romance—books that have garnered starred reviews ...more
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