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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  1,209 ratings  ·  147 reviews
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

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Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 21st 2011 by Spice (first published 2011)
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Holly
There are some things that make no sense. Love is one of them. Falling in love is jumping face first into a vast-abyss, hoping the person you love will be there to catch you. Love is a connection.

This book was Freakin' Awesome!!

I think I am most excited about the fact that I loved this book because I didn't think I would, I thought the premise sounded kind of silly, but being a huge Megan Hart fan I requested it anyway and WOW! am I glad I did! I don't want to give any thing away, particularly s...more
Wendy Darling
I've seen a lot of rave reviews for this author, so I thought I'd try out one of her books. Apparently this was not a good one to start with, though, because I really didn't enjoy this at all. Pretty much every aspect that it tried to cover was not well done, including:

* the paranormal stuff (weird, jerky, needed better transitions)
* the relationship (she is a FAN STALKER, no matter how you try to get past it, and is obsessed with him)
* the characters (why does he like her? she's so dull! He's n...more
Laura
This book was provided to me via NetGalley
Stemming from a childhood accident on a playground, Emmaline experiences fugues where she completely blanks out from reality for moments, but really feeling much longer than that. For a while, Emm has learned how to manage her fugue’s, not experiencing them in over a year. She’s able to get her driver’s license, obtain a great job at a bank, and finally live independently from her parent’s. Everything is going great for Emm until she notices Johnny Della...more
Monica
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 i...more
Alyssa
Have you ever read a book where, when finished, you seriously couldn't decide if you liked it or not? While trying to make my decision (and I'm not sure that will ever happen), I'm having a big 'WTF' moment after reading this book. Let me just say that I LOVED the premise of this story. It was a fresh plot idea (at least for me) and I was excited to see where she would take it.

Emm is a 32 yr old woman who suffered from a traumatic brain injury while in elementary school. Since then she has suff...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
I didn't really expect to like this book all that much. But it made me laugh. It made me feel. And boy, was it hot!

The story follows Emm, a 32 year-old woman, who has lived her life with the constant threat that she will go into a fugue state. She had a head injury in childhood, and ever since, she has had episodes where her mind leaves reality. In the past few years, though, she seems to have gotten it under control. Until she crosses paths with Johnny. She only sees him in a coffee shop, but s...more
Rose
I've actually read this story a few times, and each time I've read it, it's actually improved a little in my mind, though I have complicated emotions about it. I'll first say off the bat that I love Megan Hart's writing, as usual. She has a way of taking me straight into the character's mind and making me empathize with what the character experiences, even if I don't always see eye to eye. I love the depth of the character intimacy, and not just in the sensual scenes. This story hit a little clo...more
Julie
Collide was a book I wasn't sure about reading because it did have a sense of The Time Traveler's Wife about it in the description. But another reviewer said it was really good, so I gave it a go. I'm really glad that I did because this was a really engaging read.

Let me get the unpleasant part of the review over first, because really, it isn't a bad thing. Not for me at least. If you are one who does not want to read a book that has any resemblance to another book that has received a lot of atte...more
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness
COLLIDE - I don’t know how I am going to review this book without giving away too much! Megan Hart has twisted and weaved the elements of time in this new book – My opinions on time travel are hit and miss. If it’s done well, then it’s usually great, but if it’s done poorly then it’s a miss. This is most defiantly a hit.

I love the style of Harts writing. It’s so sensual; every little thing is made to be erotic even without it meaning to be. I love the subjects that she touches and the intimate d...more
Adrienne
4 stars,a similar tone to switch, which is not the same as stranger, dirty or broken which are more emotional reads. Never the less i enjoyed this. I think though that if you've never read megan hart this is not the book to start with, please please start with stranger and work your way through th e books as published to get a better feel for her work....
Alisha
Mar 14, 2014 Alisha rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of romances with more meat to the characters
Shelves: ac-g, favorites
Rating: 4.5
Quick Take: Absolutely loved this story; it has a speculative element to it but really focuses on the emotion of the characters. Aside from taking some exception to certain plot points, I feel that this book is a unique, touching, intense, and sexy contemporary romance.

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I'll start with the punchline: this book is one awesome piece of romantic fiction. It is intensely sweet, but it somehow avoids being sacharine. It's so very sexy, yet it is not one random smex fest. It's got spe...more
Jane Stewart
No character development. No relationship development. I did not enjoy this. I wanted it to be over.

STORY BRIEF:
When Emm was six she fell, hit her head, and was in a coma. After that, periodically she would go into an unconscious state, each one lasting a few minutes or longer. She called these “fugues.” She could not get a driver’s license until she had been fugue free for a year. This finally happened when she was 31. She then moved out of her parents’ home to a city. She sees Johnny for the f...more
Lola Sharp
First, let me get this part out of the way:
I received this ARC from the publisher through NetGalley (thank you).

One thing I enjoy about Megan's books is that her characters are real and flawed. She manages to find unusual health issues or the damage from their pasts manifests in unusual ways, yet they still feel relatable.
Also, her writing is generally clean. (As a writer who does a lot of critiquing and editing, I often find myself pulled out of a story with the compulsion to mark up the book...more
Laura
I almost didn't request this book from NetGalley, because the premise sounded so silly, and not at all like something I am into. But I did anyway, and I started reading it because I thought it would be something light and silly for me to read while I also read a book of short stories. A few hours later, I was so deeply involved that I wouldn't go to bed.

I knew Megan Hart was a pretty big name, and have had several of her books on my radar, but hadn't gotten around to reading them. I'm glad that...more
Carolina
La historia es un sinsentido total. Además no sé hasta qué punto es legal porque el personaje Johnny Dallesandro está enteramente -muy enteramente- basado en Joe Dallesandro, un actor de pelis 'independientes' de los años 70. La autora lo describe exactamente igual a él, sin eludir ningún detalle. He alucinado en colores.
Gina (bibliobuff)
All these new erotica fans that have been spawned through "Fifty Shades of Grey" should learn what truly exceptional erotica is. And they need to start by reading Megan Hart. Any time I read her, I know I'm going to be in for an sensual emotional journey, and this time was no different. I know "Collide" got some bad reviews because of the plot turn revealed at the end, without a real explanation as to why. But for me, it was one of the most romantic things I've ever read.
Sarah
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Heather
This book took me awhile to think about before I reviewed. About what my expectations were for the book, and whether or not it was anything that I was expecting. And the answer was…this was nothing like I could have expected.

I thought the idea of two lives “colliding,” and the lasting effects and the types of decisions to be made very interesting. I also appreciated that I wasn’t always certain where she was going to take the story. I was just as confused sometimes as Emmaline was when she went...more
Cocktails and Books
I liked this one, but not as much as I've liked some of Megan Hart's other books (I think Deeper is still my favorite). Her books, although erotic, are always so much more than the sex.

Emm suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was small and now suffers from fugue (add definition here). Doctor's can't explain them. So for 30 years, she lived with her parents and tried to live as normal a life as possible. Finally, after fighting very hard for it, she's able to gain her independence and move...more
Darcy
I am really torn about rating this book. I found the first 100 or so pages to be weird, so weird in fact that I was contemplating quitting the book. What you as was weird, well it was Emm and her situation.

I really liked Emm from the start. She was fun and her friendship with Jen had me laughing. They had a great "girl" vibe going on, confiding in each other, meeting to chat, and having their own inside jokes. Them having a semi famous person in their midst was funny, especially when you realize...more
Dorothy Shaw
I'm not even sure how to review this book. I don't want to spoil it. I love the way Megan Hart writes. I love how her stories are realistic and in depth. This is an interesting and amazing book.

As always, Megan caught me and kept me in the story the entire time. I take my time reading Megan's books, her characters have an incredible depth to them and within the first chapter I am completely invested in the story.

Emm is layered and learning to stand on her own feet. Her disability had made that...more
MK (Food actvist)
This was different.

The characters were well developed but the fact that the main character suffered a mental illness (or whatever it was), was off putting. Emmaline was in her 30's before she finally moved out of her parents home due to the fact she fell and hit her head as a kid, and went into a coma. She never thought she would lead a normal life because of her fugues, but then she slowly got through them and got her license to drive. That bit of Independence gave her the motivation to get he...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under The Covers

This will be a difficult book for me to review. Let me start off by saying Megan Hart just has a beautiful way with words and a great way of telling a story. Now this story was actually very different and original for me.

Now after all that, I was a bit disappointed with the beginning of this book, it felt a little slow to get going for me.

First of all I started reading this book thinking I might not like it too much because of the time travel aspect. I...more
Gabri.13
Mi dispiace dare solamente 2 stelline a questo libro ... mi dispiace perché adoro la Hart e ho letto parecchi dei suoi0 libri ... e uno era meglio dell'altro ... Ma questa volta il libro non ha davvero raggiunto le mie aspettative ... Non mi piace la storia , trovo deprimente il fatto che lei viaggi nel tempo e si innamori di due uomini contemporaneamente (perché nonostante l'uomo sia sempre Johnny , si tratta comunque di due Johnny differenti : uno è il giovane attore spensierato e allegro , il...more
Soo
Jan 31, 2012 Soo rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Time Travel
Shelves: reviewed
Emm moved to a new city, made a best friend, began a life of her own, and fell into instant lust with her best friend's movie crush: Johnny Dellasandro. Since her freak accident as a child, Emm has odd blackouts that left her feeling off centered and ill. She thought the episodes were gone for good but they came back with a vengeance. Will she ever have a normal life? Is it just her imagination or did she really find true love?

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FicTalk Blog
Reviewed by Heather

First off, thank you to Harlequin for allowing me the opportunity to read this ARC.

Collide was a very unexpected surprise. While I knew I would enjoy reading it, the unexpected element of mystery added to the enjoyment.

Emm is a woman who suffered an accident when she was younger. Her head injury causes her to have fugues…moments in time where she goes dark. While in the present time the fugues only seem to last mere seconds or minutes, her ‘hallucinations’ can go on for hours...more
Rie_dominique
Emmaline atau biasa dipanggil Emm sewaktu kecil pernah mengalami kecelakaan di taman bermain sehingga kepalanya retak dan koma selama seminggu. Saat sadar ia sama sekali tidak mengalami kelainan pada fungsi tubuhnya, tetap normal seperti biasa walaupun ia kemudian sering mengalami tidak sadarkan diri. Bisa selama beberapa detik atau bahkan beberapa jam.

Pada umur 32 tahun, selama 2 tahun terakhir ia sama sekali tidak mendapatkan serangan sama sekali sehingga ia bisa keluar dari rumah orangtuanya...more
Amanda Ryan
Collide is the story of Emmaline, a thirty-something woman who has lived with a brain disorder since a childhood accident. She just got a place of her own, and for the first time is finally living her dream of being independent. Life has been pretty good and simple until Johnny Dellasandro walks into her daily coffee place and she finds herself inexplicably pulled to him. Johnny fucking Dellasandro is a star of the 70′s, the muse and model for many raunchy art pieces in the familiar style of War...more
Vicky
Wow. Megan Hart does it again in this erotic novel about two people separated by time, then brought together again.

Emmaline is subject to dark fugue states due to a childhood accident, but she's learned to deal with them and manage her life around them. That is, until she meets Johnny Dellasandro. "The reclusive painter gained notoriety in the '70s for his debauched lifestyle and raunchy art films." He smells like oranges, which triggers her disappearance - both into the past, and the now. When...more
Cleffairy
Reviewed at: Library of Lights

Date reviewed: 12 May 2011

Review link: http://mykindaland.com/?p=252

Collide by Megan Hart is one hell of a sexy read. I found myself turning the pages eagerly even though I was not very keen on reading it at the beginning. This book is a keeper if you’re into hot, steamy, sinfully delicious romance.The chemistry between the characters is amazing that I could actually feel it down my spine.

This book s a fantastic book. A must read for all romance and erotic fiction l...more
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