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Consumed (The Collide #2)

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He's tall, dark, and deliciously handsome. Not exactly what Harlow is looking for. Her heart's still stuck on Iain Bentley. But it's been a painful struggle since she last saw him. Two years of silence and wondering; of desperate sleepless longing. And Jax Walker is a hard man to resist. Just as she's prepared to open herself to new love, Harlow's whole world is thrown int ...more
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Published December 1st 2014 by Smashwords
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S.L. Stacy
Dec 08, 2014 S.L. Stacy rated it it was amazing
Consumed was a perfect follow up to Collide! Harlow, our smart, sassy, independent heroine, is back in this sequel, along with her best friend Jenna. Ms. Hannigan also introduces a handful of new characters that her readers will fall in love with: Jamie and Mark, Lucas, Crimson, and--my personal favorite--Jax, a Jason Mamoa look-alike with a kind and caring heart.

Consumed picks up two years after the events in Collide. Harlow and Jenna are at university, and Harlow is still trying to get over he
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Amanda
Jul 06, 2015 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Just as good as book 1 you ask???...Yes, Yes it is!!!

I absolutely loved Collide and Consumed wasn't any different! Again, I started and finished the book in mere hours...I just couldn't put it down. Luckily this time hubby didn't interrupt thereby risking bodily harm!

With the way Collide ended I wasn't sure where Consumed was going to go when I started it. I assumed the logical route, the most direct path. Pick up where we left off sort of thing...Well you know what they say about assuming don't
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EscapeNBooks
May 11, 2015 EscapeNBooks rated it really liked it
“If you run, I’ll just chase you.”

Consumed is book 2 in the Collide series. I enjoyed reading book 1 in this series. However, I fell in love with Jax in this book, and felt that J. C. Hannigan wrote this in a style that far surpassed Collide.

“Your skeletons don’t scare me.”

Harlow is living in Ottawa and continues to have a bond with Jenna. They now live together and have a tight friendship. Although Harlow continues to be the smart and brassy young woman we found her to be in Collide, she has f
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Tom Benson
Feb 15, 2015 Tom Benson rated it it was amazing
I’m delighted to say that this particular sequel is of the type that works well as a follow-up. Not only does the story read in that way, the author has worked at introducing relevant information from the original tale into this second instalment. The necessary snippets are drip-fed to the reader as the story progresses. It is not a force-fed back-story; which I’ve seen in other attempts at a sequel. I believe this author has done the job thoroughly and properly.
Harlow Jones, the central charact
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Jul 20, 2015 ↜ƈɦǟռ☂ɛℓℓɛ↝ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 0-arc-done
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I learned a hard lesson. Pursuing the things I wanted, when it came to matters of the heart, was dangerous and foolish. I'd only end up hurt.

I'm a bit heart-broken over this. I was really cheering for Harlow and Iian. But Iian is MIA after serving his sentence. No call, letter, visit, nothing. But can she ever trust someone again???? That is t question. But when she meets a nice attractive guy in one of her classes, she just might.
This was a great follow-up to Collide.
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Book-Lover Book Blog
Jul 09, 2015 Book-Lover Book Blog rated it it was amazing
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

Consumed is a follow on from book 1, Collide, following Harlow's footsteps and her feelings as she moves on to university life. Consumed and guilt written from her memories she finds it hard to move on. bottling everything up, she finds it hard to talk to people and is filled with anxiety. with a nasty blast from the not so distant past, can she uphold her mind and defeat the depression? or will she continue to wallow in self pity and hatred her who
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Julie Gustafson-Monk
Jul 06, 2015 Julie Gustafson-Monk rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for an honest review on behalf of 2 Girls Who Love Books blog

I could go on and on about this book. First let me say, you need to read the first book in the series, Collide and then Consumed. You may be a little lost.
This book was fantastic! I couldn't put it down.
Harlow leaves behind the pain and hurt of her hometown to attend college. She has lived through some traumatic experiences but she tries to not let it stop her. Until she comes face to face with a hand
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Kathy Wideman
Dec 12, 2015 Kathy Wideman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, danger, dark, series
This is the second book in this series and they must be read in order. The more I read of this series the more I love it. Harlow is in her second year of college and only has a year left. She still finds herself thinking about Iain often. She hasn’t heard anything from him since his arrest. She feels differently about their relationship now. She doesn’t love him any less however she sees it from a different vantage point now. She went after Iain and that caused him to get arrested. She feels gui ...more
Kelsey
I absolutely could not put these books down! JC Hannigan did a wonderful job bringing a rather forbidden love to life, and to top it all off, it was done in the first person! This, I feel, is a huge compliment to her as a reader can potentially get lost within the character as the story line progresses. Be sure when reading these books that you read Collide first, and then pick up Consumed. While I feel Consumed could be read as a stand alone, there were definitely some points that would have th ...more
Lauren Jones
Dec 25, 2014 Lauren Jones rated it it was amazing
In this story, Harlow has learned the error of her ways; however, the consequences still ache like fresh wounds. She still has strong feelings for Iain; however, someone else threatens to take over that special place in Harlow's heart. As she dredges up past relationships with several walks down memory lane, she can't help but wonder how a new relationship will help defeat her demons. This story is about her struggle to find peace.

"Consumed" is a sequel which probably should not be read as a sta
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Elizabeth
Jun 05, 2015 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
This was honestly one of those books that was completely made by the last 1/4 of the story. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the first 3/4, but it didn't get special until the end for me.
Consumed picks up 2 years from the end of the story in Collide and follows Harlow through the beginning of her third year at University. She is still dealing with what happened to end her relationship with Iain and while she is functioning, she isn't really living. All of that changes when she meets Jax in a class
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Briana Pacheco
4.5 stars

Harlow was so relatable to me in this book that it was crazy. In a good way. Collide, was about Harlow and her relationship with her 12th grade teacher so now, in Consumed, two years later and not a sound from him, she's in college, trying to live her life the way any twenty-one-year-old should. Not the party type, just to be clear!

While trying to move past the thoughts/feelings for Iain, she meets a guy named Jax and he is all kinds of sexy. And scary. He sounds scary to me. He's perfe
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Lora
Dec 04, 2015 Lora rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 out of 5 stars

This is maybe the best 2nd book of a trilogy I’ve read ever. The author has me totally on the edge of my seat wondering and hoping and wishing and thinking about what could happen. Harlow is still insecure, but she’s finding herself in college with Jenna as her roommate. She hasn’t heard anything from Iain and she’s still dwelling on that failed relationship.

Enter Jax Walker! And boy, does he make an entrance. At less than a quarter way through the book, he’s trying to convince
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Lauren - SERIESous Books
-- Want to know if the whole series is worth reading? Read my overall review of the whole series at seriesousbookreviews.com! Spoiler Free!

**I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**

This instalment had a great balance on the romance as well as the drama.

I really didn't expect the plot line that we got here but I loved the suspense of it all. They call them plot twists for a reason and these ones wer
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Beauté De Livres  (Vivian Freeman)
3.5 Stars!
Consumed is the second book by J. C. Hannigan in the Collide Series. Hannigan resurrects the characters from book one with such ease and comfort it, is like no time has passed. Even though Consumed is set two years after Collide, it effortlessly shows that Harlow is still trying to deal with the consequences and heartache associated with her soul crushing past.

Living with Jenna, their friendship is the only thing that has survived the past. As Harlow is determined to finish college and
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Rachel
Jul 13, 2015 Rachel rated it it was amazing
I couldn’t wait to get started with Consumed, I was looking forward to seeing what happened next with Harlow as Iain was now in prison because of his and Harlow’s relationship. Harlow was now living with Jenna and going to University. In comes Jax Walker, OMG he is an Adonis and most girls are falling over themselves trying to get to him.

He seems to have taken a liking towards Harlow although, she has built even more walls after learning that Iain has been released but not contacted her. She is
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Katelyn Book Hangover Page
4 Stars

The emotions that are packed within the pages of Consumed by J.C. Hannigan are raw and intense. After reading Collide, I could not wait to read Consumed.

Harlow has been through a lot in her life, and two years into college, she is finally starting to open herself up to others. I loved that the friendship between her and Jenna continued. Jenna was a beautiful and strong character that I think Harlow NEEDED.
Jax is a charming, handsome and funny character that is the reason for Harlow learni
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Kristen Johnson
Dec 04, 2014 Kristen Johnson rated it really liked it
Consumed brings us to two years after Collide. Harlow is in college, working hard towards her degree and finding out where she wants to go with her life. She's still close with Jenna, living together with roommates. She hasn't heard a word from Iain and though she's sort of sworn off all men, she finally meets one who turns her insides a bit with interest.

In dealing over the last two years with no closure from Iain, Harlow has worked through things herself. She's matured a lot and come to under
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Melissa Mendoza
Jul 06, 2015 Melissa Mendoza rated it it was amazing
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review

5 stars, this book was an exciting roller coaster ride!! I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end.

He's tall, dark, and deliciously handsome. Not exactly what Harlow is looking for. Her heart's still stuck on Iain Bentley. But it's been a painful struggle since she last saw him. Two years of silence and wondering; of desperate sleepless longing. And Jax Walker is a hard man to resist. Just as she's prepared to open herself to new love, Harlo
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Akeisha from Til' The Last Page BB
Jul 14, 2015 Akeisha from Til' The Last Page BB rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, must-read
Reviewed by: Akeisha
I received an arc in exchange for an honest review.

Consumed is Book 2 in The Collide Series by J.C. Hannigan. This book takes place two years after Collide. Harlow is in college and trying to figure out what she really wants and what she really feels. I actually read this book in one day. I didn't eat or take my 20 naps that I usually do when reading. Page after page you feel the raw emotions of what Harlow is going through. Consumed was full of suspense and old characters re
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Nikki Costello
Jul 15, 2015 Nikki Costello rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Crazy Cajun Book Addicts for an honest review.

Consumed is the second book in this series and picks up 2 years after Collide.
Harlow along with Jenna has left North Bay and they are both now attending University in Ottawa they have both forged a new life and left their troubled pasts behind them. Harlow has a new man in her life in the form of Smoking hot 'Jax' but the secrets from her past are holding her back from exploring this new relations
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Melissa
Jul 24, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Terrific Sequel!
This book is a great read and a flawless addition to the series. It flowed perfectly allowing the reader to get caught up in the story and experience it along with the characters. I actually began reading this book first, having not read book 1 but I kept feeling that I was missing out on something, I'm not sure if I really was as the author does offer up back story, or if I was just thinking this way because I knew that there was a book that preceded this one. I bought book one
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Katy
Dec 19, 2014 Katy rated it it was amazing
I seriously could not read this book fast enough! But if you haven't read Collide yet, back away - this review contains spoilers.

You have been warned..

Harlow is such a relatable character. She's still not over Iain, even after two years and not a word from him - first loves are the most difficult to let go of. But now, at school, she meets someone new... Jax Walker. He's drool-worthy.. There's just something about him makes Harlow feel comfortable and safe. But when she winds up going to the ho
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Lisa
Dec 10, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harlow is trying to get her life back on track after the events of 'Collide'. In University, has a job and a best friend: all she needs is her heart to move forward from Iain. Enter Jax who gets who her heart pumping more than anyone else since Iain. Will she take the chance?

Harlow spends a lot of time doubting her relationship with Iain was actually a relationship and if he was using her. With Iain absent from her life, the introspection could potentially bring her down. Jax is damaged himself
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Michelle Heron
Jan 11, 2017 Michelle Heron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
5/5 Stars

I was expecting Harlow and Iain to have some ups and downs for sure but I thought something might give for them...but maybe just too much was at stake for them. It was nice to see Harlow and Jenna's friendship survived.

After everything that happened with Iain, Harlow feels completely guilty because she per-sued him and he had more too lose but in the end they both knew what they were doing. Now it's two years later and Harlow's determined to finish College without any distractions. No
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Christina Harris
Dec 07, 2014 Christina Harris rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by the author

If you haven't read the first book, Collide, I highly recommend reading that first! I was so excited to receive an ARC of this novel. I couldn't wait to read about the next adventures in Harlow's life. I certainly was not disappointed. This book picks up about two years after the end of Collide. Harlow's life is moving forward but her heart is still stuck in the past. She was involved in a highly forbidden relationship and is having a hard time moving forward. I loved w
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Neely
Dec 17, 2014 Neely rated it it was amazing
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Consumed is a well-written sequel to Collide, full of turmoil and inner conflict. The characters were well developed, especially the leading lady, Harlow. Despite many heartaches and past baggage, she is a strong-willed, determined young lady. Going into Consumed, I had my doubts about the leading man, Jax, because much like Harlow I was still clinging to feelings for Iain. I didn't see how Harlow could possible fall for Jax or any man other than Iain. Little did I know, that by the end of the b ...more
Julie Mccomiskey
Jul 25, 2015 Julie Mccomiskey rated it it was amazing
JC Hannigan has done it again. She has hit another homerun. This book was awesome. I loved how now Harlow is older and is more wiser or is she? Jax is an interesting twist in this book and I loved him. He is an awesome character and was wrote very well. Even though Harlow is older she wrote her true to her age and not younger or way to older which some authors tend to do. I just love all the experiences that she and her friends old and new go on and how she is able to work through more problems. ...more
Ladybug Book Reviews
Living the life of Harlow Jones, wanting to jump in your own mind and see the reality of words coming to life. Learning from her mistakes in North Bay, Harlow put walls up in every place in her life except with Jenna. She had lost all contact with Iain, threw herself into work and school so she didn't have to think. That's when the handsome Jax came into her life and chiseled down each layer until she was captivated by him.

As you linger over the words written, Harlow's world becomes your own ob
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J.C. Hannigan lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband, their two sons, and their dog. She writes contemporary romance, through which she brings to light awareness of mental health and social challenges.

Like any good Canadian, she loves hiking and carbs.

Collide is her first novel.
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