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Pulse (Collide #2)

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How do you keep existing when your heart is so splintered, so completely torn to shreds, your pulse is fading?

You’re… broken. How do you move forward when every breath is nothing more than a constant ache? Living becomes an insidious reminder that you threw away the single largest part of yourself. Your… soul. No amount of distraction can pull you from the torture of losin
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Paperback, 426 pages
Published August 12th 2014 by Atria Books (first published 2013)
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
This Review was Posted at Angie's Dreamy Reads!

“A romance that is food for the soul and a love story that is simply unforgettable.” - Angie's Dreamy Reads

Have you ever read a book or series that has seeped so heavily into your veins, your body, your mind that you think of nothing else? A book that has filled every void, every fiber within your heart and soul. A book you could read again and again and again. There are some books that you could never get sick of. Some that the characters come al
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Jen
Jul 12, 2013 Jen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars+++++++

This story is about more then a hot character that makes you swoon. This is a story about a broken woman who had the courage to leave an abusive relationship. A woman who finally realizes she's worth more then what she's allowed herself to believe. A woman who decides to risk it all and go after the one thing she really wants. A woman who decides that she deserves to be loved. This is a story about a man who no matter what is thrown at him doesn't give up on the woman he was made t
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Teresa Coleman
Ok Gail this book was like no other I've ever read well except for Collide. Lol Gail there aren't enough stars to put on a review to tell u how much Beyond compare of this Beautiful story of Emily & Gavin has touched my very soul Phenomenal doesn't even come close to how much I loved this story of the incredible characters you created that came to life to us readers though your eyes and your writing. I don't think I've ever cried or laughed or felt so emotional after reading a book so As i ...more
Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*


3.5 Gavin Lovin' Stars!!!

Firstly I would like to apologize to all my fellow GR friends who thought this book was a 5 star read; sadly for me, it just wasn't...



Since these two seem to LOVE countdown's...
Here's my countdown as to WHY...

One: Dramatics in the start of the book.
Yes Emily told Gavin she's marrying dickward Dillon and Gavin ran away to Mexico to heal his broken heart and threw his phone onto the runway. See the dramatics?

Two: Emily realizes she made the biggest mistake of her life; she
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Jennifer Kyle
It's LIVE! http://www.amazon.com/Pulse-Collide-e...


"Our past is imperfect,

but our future’s breathtaking.”



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Where to begin? I've been sitting on the knowledge of what was contained inside Pulse for a while now and it has been complete TORTURE not sharing it with the world.

I’ll start at the beginning….I read Collide and was irate with Emily Cooper's actions at the end of the book. I mean really? What the hell? Emily was on my most hated idiot female heroine list right under Keira from Thoughtless
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Christy
5 sexy and swoony stars!!!

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After a killer cliffhanger, and waiting months and months for Pulse to be released, we finally get the conclusion to Gavin and Emily’s story.
‘Do you know how scary it is to want something so bad you’re willing to change your whole life for it?’

Emily met Gavin Blake in ‘Collide’. Emily was already in a relationship, and Gavin was not looking for a relationship, but for some unexplainable reason, they were drawn together. The feelings they had could not be ignored,
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Stephanie Palomo
Jul 12, 2013 Stephanie Palomo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-fav
Okay so I'd been waiting for this book what feels like forever and thank god we didn't have to wait till August, cause I swore that's when it was supposed to come out. Was I NOT disappointed, this book was well worth the wait!

There's nail biting on the edge of your seat drama, laughter, douchebaggery, some great wiseass remarks, great ass kicking scenes and awesome lovemaking with and HEA/FEA. Oh and a Chapter that almost made me hurl my damn Nook at the wall, by the way THANKS for that Chapter
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Pam
Sooooooo totally worth the wait!!! Once again, Gavin rocked my world! From sweet bottle cap moments to H-O-T sexy moments, this story had it all! Gail McHugh, you knocked it out of the park with this one!!! Love love loved Pulse! Can't wait to read what you write next ;-)


"Pleeeeeeeease Gail McHugh, write faster!!!! We will personally cook and clean for your family and babysit your kids if we have to, just so you have more free time to write Pulse lol!!! That may have sounded a teensy bit creepy
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Pearl Angeli
"We were written for one another, and I wouldn't change one line in our romance novel. The good, the bad, the in between. It's ours. We own it."


3 Stars

Warning: Potential spoilers ahead.

I'm a fan of the first book of this series (Collide). It was beautiful, with such emotional depth and enough angst. But I hate to say that the story kind of went downhill in this second and final installment. :(

First, let me cite the things that I loved about Pulse. I actually enjoyed the first half of the boo
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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! Pulse (book 2). The conclusion of Emily’s story. Down to one man, but still a roller-coaster of misunderstandings, jealousy, betrayal, lust & an intense against-all-odds love!

“Do you know how scary it is to want something so bad you’re willing to change your whole life for it?”

The triangle in Collide, book 1 has come to an end and a hero has emerged. I recommend you read this series as a set and in order:
BOOK 1 Collide
BOOK 2 Pulse

Collide (book 1) followed Emily Cooper, who had
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J *deep in the heart of Texas*
So...I didn't HATE it....but I definitely didn't LOVE it.

Mostly I was just....



Once Emily ran to Mexico in search of Gavin...it took like .2 seconds to take her dumb ass back! And then they spent the remainder of the book professing their love for each other...over and over and over again.



Enough already!!! Please! And the stuff they said to each other was at times SO lame and cheesy!!!

And then, as if that wasn't enough....OF COURSE Emily is (view spoiler)
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Mo
Jul 16, 2013 Mo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 STARS.


GAVIN …


EMILY …


"I’m going to break you, Emily Cooper. I’m going to break you down and slowly build you back up. Second by second, piece by piece, and memory by memory, I’m going to make you realize you’re worth what I’m going to give to you. If I have to open a dictionary every day and make you stare at the word ‘worth’, I’ll do it.”


"I’m pretty sure you were in my dreams before you walked into my life. I felt it the first time I saw you. You pulled at me. Took hold of my heart and never
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Anna
Jul 13, 2013 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book picks up right where COLLIDE left off. I don't know about you but I had a serious case of the ickkkks after that double dip at the end of book 1. So I called for an immediate mental do-over. I was not satisfied!

I loved Gavin. He was perfect. But he was a little too perfect in this book. If that's possible.

Which made me wonder....
Then made me worry....

When I get this spidey sense there's usually a kindle throwing moment at 75%......



You have a heart you wear on your sleeve, and you
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~ Becs ~
Well, I think Gail McHugh may have a mean streak hidden in there somewhere. There is an absolute gasp out loud Holy Fuck Moment in this book – I think Gail knew what our reaction to that would be and has had more than her fair share of secret giggles over that one!! Well, Gail – it definitely worked on me!! Colour me shocked!!

Right, back to the story – we rejoin Emily straight after she has walked out on Dillon. She goes straight to Gavin but the man is AWOL. He’s decided to disappear, leaving h
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Dee Montoya
Jul 01, 2015 Dee Montoya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: h-o-t
****4 Delectable Stars****

This Review is for both Collide and Pulse.


I must admit I like the first book Collide much better than this second one. In the first installment of this duet there was still a mystery factor that kept me enticed throughout the story but by the time Pulse was starting all the masks had fallen and I discovered the true nature of each character. Overall this was a very enjoyable story were Gavin was my favorite protagonist and his delicious Caveman personality won me over.

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♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
Collide gave us a new book boyfriend, the swoon some and deliciously HOT Gavin It also gave us the cliff hanger from hell!!! I was desperate to get my hands on the sequel!! After much anticipation I was so happy to reconnect with Emily and Gavin and live out their happy ever after. (Well I hoped they would get a hea!)



I love the theme of fate running through this story, the idea that there is someone for everyone, you just have to wait for your paths to cross at the right moment and if you miss
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Catarina
Okay, give me a moment to breathe.

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This was so, SOOO, good. I’m not completely recovered yet, so I’ll probably have some trouble doing this review. Mainly, because I have no idea what to say except: awesome.
The book started right after the end of the first, when Emily finally got some sense in his head and left Dillon and gone to fight for Gavin.
She knows that she was stupid and did a lot of things wrong, she knows that Gavin probably won’t take her back, especially when she did a lot mistakes.
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Hulya Kara Yuksel
Gavin Christopher Blake aka Mr. Tall, Dark and Fuckable Handsome!!! You are the definition of perfection. You are a perfect friend, perfect boyfriend,(view spoiler)
You're simply the best!!! And I liked you a lot... :)





I know you're not real but in my dreams you are.. So, I can lick your dragon tattoo as long as I want... Yeah, yeah I'm a very, very naughty girl. :D




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“I want to break the rules with you. Kiss you passionately
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Angela Richardson
3.5 stars. *SPOILERS - READ AT OWN RISK*
After some reflection have bumped up an extra half star purely for GAVIN.

Firstly I want to say my rating is not based on the writing. I LOVE Gail McHugh's writing style and way with words. Its beautiful. Its sexy as hell, and her storytelling skills are superb! Really amazing!
I will read anything she writes.

The reason I gave this one three stars is because I'm the type of girl who doesn't need the fairy tale ending. I don't need a sequel to be wrapped up
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Raj
Jul 24, 2013 Raj rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was good at first, but... I don't know, I kinda got bored with it. it took me more than two weeks to finish it. I want to give it a 3 but...I love the first book, although I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first, still, it's good
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
5 AWESOME STARS FOR STORYLINE.
3 STARS FOR LITERARY ANNOYANCES.

Can I just start out by saying Gavin is perfection, ladies? This man delivers it all.....hot sexy tattooed body hidden by his Armani suit, successful, sweet, a touch arrogant, humorous, and loyal to the end.....swoon.

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Pulse starts off on the heels of the cliffy we all endured in Collide. Don't read further if you've not read Collide as it has some spoilers. Dillon was a total douche and Emily has walked out on him the eve o
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Michelle Turner
Aug 09, 2013 Michelle Turner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The anticipation is already killing me , its been two freaking days since i finished the first book, emily and gavin have well and truely imbedded themselves into my heart and sole.
i desperately want them to have their ever after and Dillon, well hmmm i hope he gets his comeuppance ((( the controlling so an so )).

i dont know how the hell im gonna wait until summer. The cliff hanger was and is absolutely immense, ive never been so effected and hooked in all my life of reading books and believe
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Becca
Jun 14, 2013 Becca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-tour, trailers
I am one of the lucky ones that received this perfect gift of a book early. OHHH MYYY GAWWDD! This book blew me away! After the ending of Collide I thought that I was going to die...JUST DIE!! And I prepared myself for heartache and pain, angst...lots and lots of angst. And although there is all of the above in this story, it is also a beautiful tale of love, sacrifice and redemption.

I can't say much more than is was AMAZING and I feel more in love with Gavin Blake (you ask how is that even poss
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K. Bromberg
Oct 12, 2013 K. Bromberg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars....I get the whole obsession with Gavin now. I didn't in Collide to be honest but how can you not love a man who treats a woman with the utmost respect?
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WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR BOOK #1!!!

Read Collide (Collide #1) review here: http://smittensbookblog.wordpress.com...

Soooooooo good!!!!



Honestly, this series had be completely hooked! I really don't know if I preferred book #1 or book #2. They were both phenomenal and so different.

Whilst Collide was angsty and frustrating, Pulse was heart warming, full of hope, despite the heartache, deliciously sexy and just a total page turner.

Pulse picks up right where Collide ended. We begin with Emily as
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Ramona
Nov 14, 2016 Ramona rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite book has a sequel and I am so excited to share with you my opinion about it.
Collide was awesome in all the right places and I fell in love with Gavin and Emily almost immediately, because as a couple they are intense and sweet.

The last chapter from Collide managed to cut my blood circulation and I was hungry to read Pulse.. I was so sorry with what happened to Gavin and really mad at Emily for making this happen. Now, we embark in a very adventurous attempt to get Gavin back,
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♥Trish♥
Jul 19, 2013 ♥Trish♥ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can I just say I looooove Gavin? He is the ultimate book bf - Sweet, sexy, alpha, wiseass, shmexy, swoon-worthy, bottle cap tossing, Yankee lovin bundle of awesomness!

I loved the romance in this book. I truly loved how Gavin picked Em up and never let her forget how much he loves her. He did it not only in word but action. Truly, one of the best book romances ever. Even though at times it was sticky sweet. It just seemed to fit.

Why didn't I give this 5 stars? The Dillon situation, It just didn't
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 ♥  Barb ♥
4 HUGE Mr.Schmexy stars



It's been 6 months, 25 weeks, 181 days, 4344 hours, 260,640 minutes, 15,638,400 seconds of waiting for Pulse to come out....



How i was feeling at the end of Collide....
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This is the second and final book in the Collide series. I have to be honest....i was completely devasted at the end of Collide. I had no idea it had a cliffhanger...these books need to come with a huge warning label to let us know. So, the 6 months w
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Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 Shmexy-Swooning Stars

If you need only one reason to read this series, let me give it to you-
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He is PERFECT, ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. He is a man that is so in love, that he will do whatever is necessary to stand by the woman who he loves, Emily. He has enough conviction, love, passion, desire, heart, and sexiness to make you swoon for days, yes, days!!

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Emily has done a lot of growing up in this book. She spends a lot of time apologizing for not listening to her mind and heart about her prior relat
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5 out of 5 Pulsating Stars
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Oh sweet Gavin, I adore you and your bottle caps.

Gavin is a sexy, intelligent, powerful, cocky, yet gentle soul. Each time he calls Emily “doll” or "sweets", I swoon. What I admired most about Gavin was how he stood firm by Emily's side, even after she totally shattered his heart. All his sugary sweetness gave me a toothache. I craved for him to possess a more alph
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A self-proclaimed chocoholic, married mother of three, and a lover of writing for as far back as she can remember, Gail McHugh is the author of two New York Times bestselling novels. The COLLIDE series (which includes COLLIDE and PULSE), was acquired by Atria Books on September 17th, 2013.

“The first of two sexy contemporary romances about a woman torn between her seemingly perfect boyfriend and a
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“I can’t promise you it’ll always be sweet and tender because you and I fight hard. But I’m pretty sure it won’t be a horror ride either because you and I love even harder. What I can promise is you’ll always mean more to me than my next breath, and it’ll always be you in my life. No one else.” 94 likes
“We were written for one another, and I wouldn't change one line in our romance novel. The good, the bad, the in between. It's ours. We own it.” 85 likes
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