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Collide (Blackcreek #1)

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  7,730 Ratings  ·  879 Reviews
At ten years old, Noah Jameson and Cooper Bradshaw collided mid-air when they dove for the same football. For three years, they were inseparable…until one day when Noah and his parents disappeared in the middle of the night.

Noah and Cooper never knew what happened to each other. Now, seventeen years later, after finding his boyfriend in bed with another man, Noah returns t
Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published November 17th 2013 by Riley Hart (first published November 8th 2013)
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Jan 23, 2015 Judith rated it really liked it
*** 4 STARS ***

Sweet,sexy M/M book.

Noah and Cooper were best friends together in their youth.Suddenly,with no explanation Noah and his family leave town.
17years later,Noah has decided to move back to his home town after he caught his boyfriend cheating on him.
Cooper and Noah literally bump into each other when Cooper accidentally knocks him over in his truck.
As Noah has nowhere lined up to live,Cooper offers him,his spare bedroom.
They soon fall back into an easy friendship.

Cooper is straight.
Nov 09, 2013 MishyJo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-them-all
Cooper pulled off his shirt. Storms raged down inside him: lust, need, hunger, fear, anger, confusion. He didn't know what to focus on so he fought to shut it all off. To do what Noah said. To take him. To. Fucking. Have. Him.

Ummm. Wow. The GFY premise doesn't usually work for me but it was done really well here. I also love stories about childhood friends reuniting and falling in love. Both Noah and Cooper were conflicted about their feelings for each other. Cooper not knowing if he was gay.
Mirjana ***Let's Sound It Out - - - Mary-On-A***

3/22/17 - Rereading via audiobook! ♥ ♥ ♥


**4.5 stars**

How do I feel about this book? Simply put....


The blurb does a great job of explaining what you're in for, but it's still so much more! I can't believe that this is a debut novel!! Riley Hart, you have now become an automatic one-click author for me. There's really nothing more I could say because it would end up being just a bunch of non-sensical, redundant gushing! If you love friends to lovers M/M....RE
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*

♥♥♥ 4 STARS ♥♥♥

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"You're my best friend. We'll run away if we have to," Cooper told him. "I got your back, Noah. You and me? We'll always be a team."

Noah hoped so. "I got yours too."

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Noah Jameson became best friends with Cooper when he was ten years old. They were attatched at the hip. But one day when Cooper goes away for the weekend with his aunt, he returns to find Noah and his family gone
Nov 22, 2013 Mona rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
"Twenty years ago you collided with me 
over that damn football...

and my life has never been the same."

Noah Jameson and Cooper Bradshaw childhood best friends, were inseparable as children, until Noah was forced to move away with his family. Now back in town, 17 years later, Noah is looking to get away and landed in the one place he considered home. Thinking of the years he left behind, Noah didn't expect to literally collide with his past and none other than Cooper.


Looking to help Noah out, Coo
Nov 17, 2013 Ingela rated it really liked it
Recommended to Ingela by: Lily Pilly
Written February 5, 2014

3.8 Sweet Stars - nicely told about a missing childhood friend who is your true grand love

The greatest pleasure of all these romances I read is perhaps the variation. One day it's tough hardcore horny men, the next fun insecure nerds. Or why not those books with bossy alpha males with a large furry animal that comes out sometimes. The variation is infinite. - All of them are about finding the big love of your life, getting knocked around in bed (often and everywhere) and
4 'CoopNo" Stars

What a cute m/m, best friend story. So this story is a about Noah Jameson and Cooper Bradshaw. When Noah was 10 he moved to Blackcreek with his parents. He meet his neighbor and soon-to-be-bestfriend Cooper when they collided onto each other attempting to catch a ball. From then onwards, they became insatiable.

Fast forward three years later, Coop comes home one day and goes to Noah's house excited to tell him about the game but, Noah is not there anymore.

17 years later Noah retu
J *deep in the heart of Texas*
4.5--SEXY and SWEET--Stars!!!!

Noah and Cooper.....

So HOT!!!

Friends to Lovers...Second Chance Romance....GFY...

Coop and Noah first collide with each other when they are 10 years old on the football field and spend the next 3 years as best friends. They shared a connection beyond what normal friends share....they just didn't realize it at the time.

Seventeen years later and Coop and Noah collide again. Noah's back in town after a bad break-up when Coop hits him with his truck. From there their re
Apr 01, 2013 .Lili. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
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This was great!

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Collide by Riley Hart is probably one of my most anticipated reads this year. The cover whore in me added it to my TBR as soon as I saw the cover. So happy it didn't disappoint. This story included two of my favorite plot lines: friends to lovers and second chance romance. Noah and Coop were best friends until Noah is abruptly uprooted by his parents. Through the years the two have never forgotten their strong connection. They get reunited when Coop collides into Noah with his ca
Feb 15, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it

3.5 stars

I really enjoyed this. I think as far as TRUE gay-for-you books go, this one is one of the better ones out there.

I loved the FRIENDSHIP that was the younger Noah and Cooper and all the flashback bits that helped form the picture of how much they cared about each other as kids.

I enjoyed the adult relationship between the two as they tried navigating their feelings. I did, however, feel like Noah was almost too driven by the physical/sexual attraction and felt the author didn't spend en
⊱ Poppy ⊰
Sep 22, 2016 ⊱ Poppy ⊰ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, gay-for-you
"One way or another, I’ve always wanted to be a part of you.I have
loved you since I was ten years old, and I’ll be damned if I’m going to stop now.”

I am a huge fan of Riley Hart. So, loving her books is not a new thing for me. She has a way of writing such an intense and yet heart-warming with a bit of angst books that left you feel giddy and good but also make our heart-beat raise. I love her books and the couples she has written till today. I loved Noah and Cooper. I loved how she can make
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
Jan 08, 2016 Jo ★The Book Sloth★ rated it really liked it
Shelves: na, like-a-virgin, mm
4 Stars

“Everything inside me is calling for you. No matter how hard I try to push it away, you keep calling.”

Collide was a pleasant surprise. I liked the book way more than I thought I would. I just picked it up one night at random really. I wanted something to read a few chapters before sleep. The few chapters turned to few hours naturally.

It wasn't that the story was such a surprise or even that thrilling. Quite honestly I indulged in plenty of eye-rolls over how they were still BFFs afte
DNF at 46%

Another 'everyone-liked-but-me' and 'i'm-probably-not-going-to-be-popular-with-my-opinion' story.

All hype, no substance.

One thing though I want to mention: the word “woman” is used as a derogatory term - why is that?

“Do you always stress so much? You didn’t used to fret like a woman.”
“I swear, you’re worse than a damn woman.”

See Sheziss's and Camille's reviews for more.
I don’t know if I’ve read the same book than everybody else.









It was… insipid, bland, dull, boring… Anodyne.


And the chemistry?


Super fast sinopsis: Noah and Cooper were friends a long time ago. Noah comes back to town. Noah is gay. Cooper is not. They fall in love.

I didn't hate the MC. But I didn't love them either.

Not a bad book, but I find it easy to forget.

Maybe I'll read Stay. Maybe I won't.
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
Feb 05, 2014 Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️ rated it really liked it
Recommended to Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️ by: J *deep in the heart of Texas*

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If you're in the market for a hot friends-to-lovers MM read, this one delivers!

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Coop and Noah have been best friends since they collided on the football field as young kids. When Noah's family up and moved suddenly, they lost contact for many years. Now, grown men, Coop collided again into Noah (with his truck) when Noah decided on a fresh start back in his hometown of Blackcreek. Their friendship picks up right where it left off. Coop offers Noah a bedroom in his new place while he gets on his
Sep 18, 2014 Alice rated it really liked it

4.5 Stars

First, I have to admit something.


This was my first m/m book!

Why did I wait so long?? Damn, in this case I should say: better late than never.

Noah is going through a bad time. He's looking for the feeling of home, a feeling he's not felt lately. This is why he decides to come back to Blackcreek, the only place he has ever considered home because of his childhood friend, Cooper.

Noah runs into Cooper as soon as he arrives in Blackcreek. Their meeting is unconventional, since Coop
Nov 23, 2013 Cory rated it really liked it
Hoo Boy! That was a great book! I could sit and read about Cooper and Noah for days at a time!!

Good God, the things they would say to each other....sigh. This is just one of those books where you love the main characters so much just because of how much they love each other.

I loved it! I'm really excited about book 2 as well. I know the 2nd book is about two other characters, but would it be such a bad thing to dedicate a chapter or two (or six) to Coop and Noah?

You could probably slap me and i
Nov 28, 2013 Heller rated it liked it
I like the friends to lovers trope and this really worked for me on that level, and this was also a GFY story and from that angle it worked less. I got more than a little bit of whiplash from Cooper going back and forth. I loved the men when they worked things out and when they were together and the ending, although it wrapped up too quickly did work for me. I just found that my frustrations with Cooper's character and his waffling started to eat up my enjoyment of the story.

Indecision is somet
Jul 02, 2016 Maddie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, hot
Our Blog:

According to me a Prologue or the 1st Chapter of a book is THE reflection - SO it must capture my attention from page 1 I will continue a few more chapters to give the Book a fair chance to change my mind!

SO Herewith my review!


M/M Romance

This is my 3rd M/M romance, and so far I love this new genre.

This is also my first read for this author and she did not disappoint with this book, she created complex story and interesting characters.

Noah gre
☆ Todd
May 29, 2014 ☆ Todd rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

Okay, right off the bat both Coop and Noah were truly awesome. And Coop hitting Noah with his truck the moment he steps back into town after a 17 year absence? Priceless. And it only gets better from there.

Then there's the banter of best friends who've always gotten one another. During their constant slam-fests, it's like they're fighting to see who'll be crowned 'King of the Smartasses.' Highly entertaining, but not in a forced way that makes you roll your eyes because the author's trying way t
Really enjoyed this one, Cooper and Noah are extremely hot together and there's plenty of yummy on/off again sexual Tension and will they/won't they angsty moments. Nice little interludes spaced throughout the story relating back to both their pasts exploring the deep relationship they shared as boys and giving insight into why this passion they share as adults is so palpable. On a level of GFY, there were moments when I questioned if über straight Cooper ( as he constantly reminds us ) wou
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Noah and Coop

I Loved Thier Story!

The Book & What I Loved

♥I Loved the excitement of the collision

♥I Love the flashback's (and what a shock because, I usually hate them).

♥I Love that Coop, is a fireman and I got some firman action.

♥I Love hospital scene's and I got two! AWESOME, right up my alley.

♥I Love the smexy' scene's, they were HOT!

♥I Love BOTH MCs' and the side character's that make me yearn for more.

What I did not love~ The ending...abrupt...oOh my gosh, where the heck are the other
Dec 20, 2013 Camille rated it did not like it
Meh. I'm bored. This is doing nothing for me.

DNF @47%

I find this story very flat, a bit tell-y, without dynamism, poorly paced...and just boring. I've read this tale too many times before and too often has it been written better than this. I need a real STORY, something more by which to be moved. This is like white rice, very ordinary.

Plus the grammatical and copy editing errors aren't doing this work any favours. Nor am I content contending with the amateur writing voice and the hyperbole. Ever
Nov 09, 2013 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, cover-lust
I really enjoyed this story about two childhood best-friends, Noah and Cooper, reuniting and falling in love. Sometimes GFY books don't appeal to me, but this one was done just right. There was even a twist at the end that I never saw coming. Looking forward to reading Wes and Braden's story next.
~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~


M/M are my absolute guilty pleasure!! I should read them more!


This book has everything I love! First both characters are perfect! They are sexy as hell, and they are men who takes no shit!

I haven't read a lot of M/M but I know one thing: sex scenes are the BEST! It's hot, steamy and after reading one you have two options: Take a cold shower or jump on your hubby/boyfriend.
Don't believe me: look at a few gifs I found





See and trust me reading is worse

But let's go back to the
Nov 22, 2013 Debra rated it really liked it
Shelves: firemen-emt, m-m
This was a well done GFY/friends to lovers story. While the storyline doesn't cover new territory, I found myself drawn in and enjoying it from the beginning.

Noah and Cooper were childhood friends for three years before Noah's family moved without a word. After not hearing from each other for 17 years, Noah moves back to town. Cooper literally runs into Noah that first day and offers him a room in his house. He is surprised to find out Noah is gay, but is thrilled to have his friend back. Short
Nov 09, 2013 Gigi rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: GFY/FTL Fans

I have no idea why I kept putting this one off because it was delightful! A great friends-to-lovers and gay-for-you tale with a great story and a lot of heat. I finally ended up reading it because I was really jazzed to read the second book in the series, Stay, and I started it and was immediately lost. I will admit to liking Stay better, but this one was great too!

I can absolutely recommend this sweet tale of two men falling in love after 17 years apart to any and all M/M romance readers and hi
Nov 10, 2013 Isabel rated it it was amazing
I really love "gay for you" and "friends to lovers" books! This book is no exception.

Noah and Cooper are best friends since they were ten years old. They meet again after seventeen years apart, and what was once a true friendship, becomes a beautiful love!

Cooper had to struggle against his own doubts... he thought himself as a straight man and never knew that his best friend was gay... but Noah is everything to him, and as soon as he realized that he couldn't live without Noah, all doubts and s
4-4.5 STARS


“Twenty years ago you collided with me over that damn football, and my life was never the same.”

Noah and Cooper know each other since they were ten years old. They became best friends fast, but they are separated when Noah and his family disappear one night without any explanation. Seventeen years have passed since Noah saw Cooper...

Noah needed to get away after his boyfriend cheated on him. He needs a fresh start so he decides Blackcreek, Colorado is good enough for this. Cooper
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Collide was sweet steamy friends to lovers read.

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Noah Jameson returns to his childhood home and what he didn't expect was to be run over his childhood best friends, Cooper Bradshaw.

These two boys are HAWT!!!!!

Noah is ex-military and Coop is a fireman! <3

My Noah:

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And Coop:

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How Coop struggling with his feelings to accept that he is attract to Noah and vice versa was simply so adorable.

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"Fuck you. They're piercings"
"You have nipples pierced? Didn't that hurt?"
"Like a motherfucker. The guys li
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Riley Hart is the girl who wears her heart on her sleeve. She's a hopeless romantic. A lover of sexy stories, passionate men, and writing about all the trouble they can get into together. If she's not writing, you'll probably find her reading.

Riley lives in California with her awesome family, who she is thankful for everyday.
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