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Collide (Collide #1)

4.24  ·  Rating Details ·  57,718 Ratings  ·  4,518 Reviews
A missed first encounter…

Colliding with a second chance…

On the heels of graduating college and trying to cope with her mother’s death, Emily Cooper moves to New York City for a fresh start.

While harboring secrets of his own, Dillon Parker takes care of Emily through her grief. Knowing he can’t live without her by his side, he’s sweet, thoughtful, and everything Emily has e
Kindle Edition, 395 pages
Published January 18th 2013 (first published 2013)
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Dec 22, 2012 Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads rated it it was amazing

OH.MY.GOD.....OH.MY.GOD....OH.MY.GOD this book!!!


I'm giddy over this book! I feel like I'm on top of the world. It easily falls into my "BEST F*CKING BOOK EVER" category without a doubt, it's up there with Fifty Shades and the Thoughtless Series for me. If you love angsty love triangles, STOP what you are doing and look no freaking further this is the book for you. I swear I want to scream it from the mountain tops!!! Plea
Jan 27, 2013 ✿Alyssa✿ rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Absolutely Nobody.
Shelves: 1-star
This review was posted at My Secret Romance

To sum it up: A missed first encounter…

Colliding with a second chance…

On the heels of graduating college and trying to cope with her mother’s death, Emily Cooper moves to New York City for a fresh start.

While harboring secrets of his own, Dillon Parker takes care of Emily through her grief. Knowing he can’t live without her by his side, he’s sweet, thoughtful, and everything Emily has ever wanted in a man.

Until she meets Gavin Blake— A rich and notoriou
Miss H
Spoilers are likely, so if that isn't your thing, feel free to ignore this review entirely.

I should’ve put this book down and spared myself a headache. While I didn’t hate it, I certainly didn’t love it, either. Actually, I take that back. It was pretty awful.

Where to start with this mess? I cannot begin to explain how ridiculously annoying it is when a character laughs with almost everything they say, as if every word out of their mouth is funny enough to warrant a laugh. Not to mention the fac
"That's All" Ash
Okie dokie.

I just need to get a few things out of the way before I can tell you how awesome this book is. I know what you’re thinking… “Wait. But you gave only it three stars, Ash. WTF?”

Right you are, friends!

But there’s a very specific reason as to why I downgraded this book from having a four-star review.


Emily Cooper.

AKA the heroine who couldn’t make a decision to save her life.

Let me break this down for you:

Emily’s boyfriend, Dillon, is a narcissistic, money-greedy asshole. He
5 Drop whatever you’re doing are read this book RIGHT NOW stars :D

Absolutely fantastic! This story kept me on the edge of my seat and completely held my attention. I couldn’t put it down, just had to know what was going to happen next!

Attracting, compelling, colliding, their chemistry- to say the least- was explosive.

The summer after her senior year of college, Emily moves from her home in Colorado to New York City to be closer to her boyfriend Dillon. Since her mother died of breast cancer,
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★! Collide (book 1). One woman, two men & one heck of a roller-coaster of lust, jealousy, seduction, betrayal & an intense against-all-odds love!

“Damn it, Emily, I want us! You belong with me, not him.”

Spoiler alert! Though the book blurbs in the Collide series do not make a secret of who the intended hero and heroine are for this love triangle, I’d say if you rather remain surprised stop reading right now, don’t peek at the blurbs and just enjoy the unfolding!

The Collide serie
I received an ARC copy from the author in exchange for an honest review...

Attracting, compelling, colliding, their chemistry-to say the least-was explosive.

Where to begin?

Emily Cooper is a beautiful young woman who is as unmistakably genuine as she is decidedly naive...


She has just lost her mother to cancer and is moving away from her small town to join her boyfriend, Dillon Parker, in New York. Dillon has been there for her in every way imaginable when it came to her mother's illness. F
Pearl Angeli
"When you want something this badly, you don't just give up. You fight and fight until you absolutely can't fight anymore."

4 Angsty Stars!

You know it's a good book when it takes you into this roller coaster ride of emotions. I swear this book brought on many feels! Normally I don't appreciate books that have something to do with complicated love triangles, but this one seemed to be an exception.

Collide, the first book of Collide series, started when Emily Coooper moved to New York to attain
Jan 13, 2013 Mich rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sis-list
Yes, there is a massive cliffhanger at the end, but it is soooo worth the ride.
Holy roller coaster ride from cover to cover!! And I LOVE roller coasters!
You will fall in LOVE with Gavin Blake over and over again.

click here for my image of a very frustrated, (add a few more adjectives of your own ;-) )Gavin

As they argued in the rain, my heart ached and broke for Gavin...

“Tell me right here and now that
Dec 28, 2012 Karen rated it it was amazing
I FUCKING LOVED HATED IT!!!! Can't write a review until I get back from my therapy session. I think I may be permanently scarred by this one.

So after contemplating a review for this book, all I can tell you is that I feel like I'm sitting on the scariest and most exhilarating roller coaster ride I've ever been on. But the ride has ended, and I don't want to get off... not yet... I want to go again.... and they're MAKING ME GET OFF!!!! The park is closing and they've called the security guards to
Katy Loves Romance ❤️

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I've always been a reader and there have been periods of times in my life where I took a break maybe to study or when I had my children etc....
I loved the babysitters club when I was a teenager then a few years later I found love with the twilight series and read them all in a week, I couldn't find anything at the time that hooked me so stopped but then the one and only Fifty shades of grey came out which left me like HOLY SHIT where do I go now? but then Face
Jul 13, 2013 Mo rated it really liked it

Ok, you all know I love my Badass Alpha males, but now and again I like to read about a decent, nice, honourable guy and Gavin Blake sure is one of them. How did I miss this book before now? I am kinda glad I did because it did end on a sort of “cliffy” and I was able to dive straight into the next one straight away. Not usually a fan of love triangles but if you meet the one you are meant to be with what can you do?

Gavin is sheer perfection. Emily sort of annoyed me a bit when she automatically
~ Becs ~

I picked this book up because one of our blog followers emailed me and told me how good it is (Thanks Cavell!) and I am so glad that I did. I do so love an emotional, angsty story that holds my attention, affects me soul deep and pretty much rips out my heart and this book did all of that to me. I felt fully connected to the characters, understood all their terrible predicaments and despaired that the course of true love never did run smooth. I guess there must be a latent sadist somewhere deep
Jan 26, 2013 Jaye rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
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Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
Well well well, I have a serious love/hate relationship with this damn book. Being a self-professed angst whore, I've officially found a book that has so much angst and senseless drama, it drove me batshit cray-cray! Ah, I feel slightly better getting that off my chest.

The bulk of this book my feelings were a bit like this-
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Seriously. If you hate love triangles or wishy washy heroines who've got men falling over them for NO reason, this book is NOT for you. Now, upon meeting Gavin Blake, I was
Haya ∞Δnother book Junkie∞
Collide By Gail McHugh
Genres: Contemporary Romance/Drama

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Collide is a love story. It's a story about a girl called Emily Cooper . Emily moves to New York City with her boyfriend Dillon Parker, Dillon takes care of Emily, he provides everything she needs and especially after her mother's death, he was there for her, emotionally and financially! and she loves him...

Then she meets Gavin Blake New York most eligible bachelor, he's sexy, smart,and charming as hell! At the time
Bookhooking (Tanya Childress)
Holy hell of a good story here! If I could give it more than five stars I most definitely would!! Gail McHugh introduced me to my first book boyfriend of 2013 and his name is none other than Gavin Blake!!

Oh my, how I adored him in every f***ing way! She had my undivided attention from the first page until the very last and let me just say that it takes a pretty, awesome author to do that to me because I can get easily distracted, but here? oh hell no there was none of that happening! I didn't wa

Jan 27, 2014 Jennifer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2 ~This book would have been so much better without Emily in it!~ Stars

Dear Emily,

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My Emily:

MFW I can completely relate

I didn't hate this book. I enjoyed the story. The writing wasn't anything special, but the overall book wasn't that bad.

Gavin was the best part of this book. He is a sweetie pie who does says some really swoony stuff.

I even got turned on a couple times, so that's always a plus.

My Gavin:


I can't even talk about Emily without getting upset...So I will just say this...

Emily = Coward

Dillon doesn't even deser
Ash Wednesday
Jan 16, 2013 Ash Wednesday rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people who've NEVER read a romance novel
I'm having a hard time composing my thoughts because seriously, WTF did I just read?!

And Jesus, its going to be a series?!

Okay, coming into these kinds of books, you have certain expectations. I expect a serious amount of fluff and aww-shucks-ain't-that-sweet moments, drama is also requisite (some jealousy-induced punching, some crying in the rain), parties where everyone dresses up, non-graphic sex with dirrrrty talk... you know the usual. This book had everything and our backyard in there. Al
Jennifer Kyle
May 26, 2013 Jennifer Kyle rated it really liked it
Grab a beverage this could take a while…


Gail McHugh’s writing was sexy, entertaining and completely angsty.

I loved all the characters in this story. Well some more than others. Gavin Blake will have readers swooning. Emily tested my patience but she partied on Staten Island, so that’s something. Olivia, Fallon and Trevor were kick ass best friends and I even liked Dillon believe it or not. I have to give him props for knowing exactly what he wants.

The story was a great read and had me excited


1 cup of TSTL heroine – Emily.
1 cup of Douchebag Boyfriend - Dillon.
2 cups of Hot and sexy millionaire friend of Dillon – Gavin.
1 cup of great fun loving BFF – Olivia.
3 tbsp. of wonderful secondary characters - Trevor, Fallon and Colton.
Huge handfuls of drama and angst.
And of course a dash of tears.


Mix well in a huge bowl, put in a non-stick pan and place in a moderately hot oven for about 1 hour until brown. Voila you have a wonderful love triangle that will
Oct 13, 2014 Ramona rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most wonderful books in 2015 and although it has a lot of controversy around it, I loved it.

This is a story about betrayal and suffering, but also one about love and second chances.
The main plot surrounds Emily Cooper who begins a new life in NY together with her boyfriend, Dillon. In the first chapters we see a happy couple,that is trying to settle down and enjoy their relationship.

Dillon was there for Emily in her terrible moments of grief and due to all the background they
E.L. Montes
Dec 24, 2012 E.L. Montes rated it it was amazing
I was given Collide as an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.

4 Beautiful Colliding Stars!

After the devastating death in her family, Emily Cooper made the ultimate decision to start new and fresh, by leaving her small town and joining her boyfriend, Dillon Parker, in New York City. Even though this was a huge step in their relationship Emily wasn’t quite ready to live with Dillon and therefore moved in with her best friend Olivia.

While trying to cope with the loss, Emily began li
Smitten's Book Blog


Ok, I'm going to start off with a warning. Only read this book when you have bugger all else to do for the day! You will not want to put it down!

Jesus, what a rollercoaster! This book has totally messed up my day. I read last night until I physically could not keep my eyes open. I was so tired that I was falling asleep half way through a chapter and dreaming the rest of the story. In the end, I gave up. I picked it up when the other half left for work and said to myself 'Oh, I'll
Bella ~*~Sweet Dreams Book Blog~*~
I received an ARC copy from the author in exchange for an honest review...

4.5 Stars!! Collide is Freaking Phenomenal!

I'm so glad that this was the book to start off my 2013! I love the way Gail McHugh writes! Her prose is so smooth, the story flowed seamlessly. I think one of my favorite things about this book was the fact that there was so much raw emotion that bled from its pages.


Emily: Her character developed beautifully. Broken, but hanging on to the things she holds dear. Her boyfriend,
Crystal~BIG book addict~
Jan 21, 2013 Crystal~BIG book addict~ rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Oh boy, I don't even know where to start. I had high hopes for this book but it definitely fell short for me.

Emily has moved to New York to be closer to her boyfriend, Dillon. She moves in with her best friend from college, Olivia. Olivia was one of my favorite characters. She was hilarious.

I never had a good feeling about Dillon, he was a complete douchebag. He was horrible to Emily and always made it out to be Emily's fault.

Enter Gavin, the one good thing about this whole book.

He meets Emily
Nina Life of a Bookworm

Molim vas minutu šutnje za moj mozak.





A sad da se prvo izradim gifovima.

248. stranica i vjerujem da mi je dosta. FAKAT MI JE DOSTA. Ovakvih sranja se nisam načitala još od Anne Todd a i ona je u početku puno obećavala kao i ova knjiga. No hajmo mi lagano od samoga početka.

Jooooj vidi kako su divne korice ove knjige! Pa čak i ono što piše u kratkome sadržaju zvuči zanimljivo. Pa tko bi mogao fulati? *ko-glupača-čekam-Interliber-da-j
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
I so wanted to love this book, I really did.

I did start out enjoying it. The opening couple of chapters hooked me in and I was feeling a connection to Emily as we join her in her move to New York where she is making a fresh start following the death of her mother.

These initial scenes drew me in and I was feeling for Emily at this point and thought, here it is, I’m going to love this girl and love this story. She’s independent, compassionate, sweet and came across quite strong at this juncture of
Kim Person
Dec 22, 2012 Kim Person rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I was provide an arc in exchange for an honest review of Gail's Collide and I have to say in the end it was I who is extremely honored that she blessed me with a copy of this book!

If I could this would be rated TEN HOLY MOTHER GIVE ME MORE NOW STARS!! I was Stunned, shredded and left speechless at the end of the book but I'm absolutely in love with Collide!!

This is the story of Emily who moves from Colorado to NYC with the encouragement of her boyfriend Dillon. Emily has graduated college and m
“Sometimes bad choices bring us to the right people.”

Okay, I was waiting to read this book for months now… I’ve been postponing until the release of the second one, and boy… was I missing out!
If I knew this would be this good I would had started this before, even knowing about the cliffhanger.


Emily just moved to NY, to live with her best-friend Olivia and to stay close to her boyfriend, Dillon.
In her first day there and in her new job she meets Gavin and that’s when it all starts. A there-
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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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