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Oceans Collide

(Oceans #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  124 ratings  ·  62 reviews
My name is Livie Marie Acosta. I am a firm believer that childhood memories are supposed to be happy, joyous, and beautiful. I also believe everyone else in life has just that… except for me, of course.

I came close to having that once with my own family. I had a loving mother that treated me like her little princess. My father was, and still is, the biggest support system
Kindle Edition, 218 pages
Published November 30th 2013 by Amazon Digital Services (first published November 1st 2013)
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Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
My thoughts: “Ocean’s Collide” was by far one of the most rollercoaster-like books that I’ve come across in a long time. I swear, after reading three characters’ POV’s alternating pasts and issues, my mind was practically reeling with a whole lot of astonishment.

I mean, there’s so much angst and like a shadow of darkness foreboding the aura of this book that even the three main characters (Livie, Lawrence, and Ocean) carry a whole lot of drama and baggage with them. Was kind of overwhelming to
Nov 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites
Rating is 5 out of 5 Ocean Wave's

Livie has been threw hell and back with her mother. Her mother was a drunk and into drugs, there have been many times that Livie had to save her mom from herself. This is the one time that Livie wishes she didn’t ignore the call that night and take her time getting to her mom. When she walks in, her mother is already gone. Her mother spent years fighting herself and in turn it made Livie be the adult. But Livie has always held everything in until she felt like
Dec 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 to 4 Stars ~ on this rare occasion I rounded up my stars~

Great start to a series! This entire story takes place in just over a few days. It is a whirlwind of emotion, as the dark intertwines the lighter moments of their story. The author writes from all 3 POV’s, without repeating scenes, and without confusion. This is NOT a love triangle, but a connection between 3 characters that when brought together, find, that for some reason they need each other.

Law and Ocean Hawthorne are cousins and t
Julie Kirby
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Thank you so much for the opportunity in reading a ARC copy of this book, I really cant wait for the next installment!


I loved this, it was fantastic!

We get a raw, gritty story full of emotion. It happens over a short space of time, but it doesn't feel rushed, the characters are great, believable, they each bring something different to the book.

First off we me Livie, a sweet, innocent young lady, with lasting bad childhood memories! she has been through so much. You jus
Nicole De vos
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
First of all I want to say a MASSIVE thanks for the ARC, from the moment I received it I could not put the iPad down until I read the whole book (managed to read in just under 4 hours)..

This book is just jammed packed full of raw emotion,that will have every reader sitting on the edge of their seats wanting to know what will happen next.

It tells the story from 3 POV's and is fast paced but definitely not Rushed.

The 1st character is Livie Acosta, who has had a dramatic early childhood that scars
Andie Lea
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Livie, Law, and Ocean quickly became my absolute favorite trio. There is definitely a lot of love between the characters and as a reader, you see that right off.

From the moment Liv meets Lawrence, you just know in the back of your mind (Without looking at the back cover!)that there is an instant connection with these two. Their spark ignites almost immediately.

And then we have Mr. Macho-Big-Muscled-Beefy-Man Ocean Hawthorne come into the picture. He instantly turns Livie's world upside-down. S
Katrina Marsolais
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
wow....absolutely amazing
Spunky N Sassy
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
~~~Zarah's ★★★★ Review~~~

You Drown, I drown

I received this title courtesy of Sweet and Sassy Book-Aholics for an honest review

Livie (Sunshine) Acosta has had a rough go of it. Consumed by guilt she takes a very dark road trying to cope with her pain. But don't be fooled - she is one tough chick!

Attempting to take back some control of her life - Enter Law Hawthorne and while there is obvious attraction between the two, disappointing (for me anyway :-)) they are more like brother / sister or kindr
Jen Cothran
4.5 out of 5
Oceans Collide by MS DeOlmos

This book is a kick to the solar-plexus and will leave you flat on your ass crying for more. Its rawness and pain suck you in and keep you hoping against hope that things will get better. Trust and letting someone in is so much harder than people realize and you only make it if you want them in your life. I had no idea what this book was about other than I was asked to read it and form an honest opinion of it, I certainly had no idea what a dramatic end t
Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆
“I was damaged goods. There was no hope for a girl like me. Just a tragic ending somewhere along the narrow and forever winding road.”

“If you drown…I drown, baby.”

Ocean’s Collide is M.A. DeOlmos’ first book in her Ocean’s Trilogy. I was hopelessly lost from the beginning with the very well developed characters and their plight’s. From the very beginning I was drowning in story. I was captured by the way the author developed the characters. They were shapely a
Julie Kirby
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this, it was fantastic!

We get a raw, gritty story full of emotion. It happens over a short space of time, but it doesn't feel rushed, the characters are great, believable, they each bring something different to the book.

First off we me Livie, a sweet, innocent young lady, with lasting bad childhood memories! she has been through so much. You just want to grab hold of her and hug her into believing she is worthy of being loved and wanted, although she does have a good relationship with h
Breanna Eichhorn
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing

There is only two reasons why Livie's mother would be calling her at 3AM, was either drunk off her ass and needed her help or two she was higher than cloud nine and she needed her help. She got two calls from her mother in less then an hour which means bad news. The company that her mother keeps around was down right bad news. Livie found her mother too late to save her, she committed suicide, there was a letter that her mother wrote to her but she doesn't want to read it yet. Antonio paid Tara
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Livie Acosta is 23. Her father taught her everything he knows about jujitsu, martial arts and kickboxing. This part of her life makes her happy but that’s about all that does. Livie has had a hard life with the people she loves either turning their back on her or completely leaving her. She is in a lot of emotional pain and there is only one way she knows how to deal with that pain, by causing herself physical pain.

Law (Lawrence) and Ocean Hawthorn are top ranked MMA fighters who deal with their
Aug 21, 2014 rated it liked it
~3 Stars~

The beautiful cover and the synopsis of Oceans Collide caught my attention. It appeared that the story would involve damaged individuals with painful pasts and lots of angst, and it didn’t disappoint. It was a rollercoaster of emotions.
Livie is a young woman trying to make a change in her life that hopefully will be happier than her past. Her past is quite dark and painful, and she has a secret way of dealing with those emotions. She soon meets Law after getting a job at his new mart
Books Laid Bare
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is not a smooth ride and nor should it be. So hang on tight as you get to know Livie, Lawrence and Ocean!

It may seem strange that in this we have three major players to contend with but that fact only adds to the pleasure that you will get from this story, because each of them brings their own dynamic to the tale and that is a great big fat positive in my book.

Livie has been through more than most growing up, my heart went out to a young woman that deserved better than she had.

Lawrence (Law
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 out of 5 STARS 10 out of 10 STARS if GR's would let me rate that high.

Let me start by saying “WOW” I cannot even grasp how to tell you how incredible this book is. The first chapter drew me in until I found myself at the end. OH!! And the end!!! M.A. DeOlmos how could you be so cruel to me?? I have to wait till April!!!

I love a good cliffhanger and girl you nailed this one. I kept turning the page back and forth saying “No? Wait? What? No, no, no!!”

For all you reader out there. You know that
A Risque' Affair Book Blog
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oceans Collide by M.A. De Olmos

Reviewed by: Melissa C

I received this ARC for a exchange for a honest review:

I have just found my new book boyfriends, my new girl crush and my new author obsession! Seriously, everyone needs to get this book and be prepared for an emotional journey. Olivia is a troubled young woman trying to survive her personal demons. Her mother has done a horrifically great job at destroying her soul. Her father is trying to make amends for his ex-wife’s actions and wants to
Tbird London
Dec 13, 2013 rated it liked it
In Oceans Collide, Livie is our heroine and she has had a rough life since her parents divorced when she was 18. The book starts with Livie having one another tragedy happen in her life. We find out her secret that she hides from everyone. She is strong physically, trained in martial arts. In fact, thats what bring her to meet one of our heros, Law. He has a new Martial Arts Studio opening and she needs a job, one that she proves she is qualified for by putting him on his butt twice.
However, at
Jodie's W.I.N.E. List
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First thing to know, this is book 1 in a series and not everyone likes cliffhangers. Don't let that stop you from reading it (unless you get each book as they become available and then read them all together). I LOVE cliffhangers. That emotional high when you really want to chuck your Kindle against the wall and scream "NOOOO!". That's exactly how I felt at the end of this book.

You've got three main characters. First, is Livie. Livie has some emotional issues that she tries her best to cope with
Dec 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Have You Read "Oceans Collide"?

Oceans collide is in a 3 character POV. We have Livie the female lead who has had a rough life. Her mother was mean to her. Her father loves her and is always there for her any way he can. She loves working out thanks to her dad teaching her jiu ji tsu. She has her own way of dealing with her pain and demons but doesn't want anyone to find out what it is. Then there's Lawrence who is the owner of the studio where Livie wants to work at. He has his own issues and s
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I didn't read the blurb for this book, I just picked it up and began reading. By the title I thought it was going to be some sort of paranormal mermaid story. Right after I started reading I realized it was not a paranormal book. The book starts with Livie and Law's points of views. Law mentions his cousin Ocean. That's when I was like, "Oh I understand the title now."

Ocean's Collide is a great book and it will not disappoint you. This book was amazing. It hooked me right from the beginning. Thi
Melissa Cheslog
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have just found my new book boyfriends, my new girl crush and my new author obsession! Seriously, everyone needs to get this book and be prepared for an emotional journey. Olivia is a troubled young woman trying to survive her personal demons. Her mother has done a horrifically great job at destroying her soul. Her father is trying to make amends for his ex-wife’s actions and wants to help Olivia as much as she will let him. She has enjoyed learning and practicing mixed martial arts and upon l ...more
Books,Chocolate and Lipgloss
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I had a chance to review this one, and I'm glad that I did. This book did not disappoint when your trying to find an alpha-male. But guess what you get two alph's - two that are cousins and let me phrase that... two that are MMA fighters.. *swoon*

The story is about a girl Livie who had a hard way in life, an alcoholic mother, the one person who should be a constant in her life- who taught her nothing but pain. Yes Livie is a cutter, b
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing

People are brought into our life for reasons we don't know of at the moment, and sometimes we will never understand why.

For Livie, Law and Ocean, they were destined to meet and enter each other's life... To save one another.

Livie aka Sunshine aka Liv, has a dark secret she's kept covered up by clothes. She's a cutter. She needs the pain, the rush of the first cut, the sight of red to cope.

Lawrence/ Law has a goal, to out his own MMA/ Fitness s
Tnt Reviews
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I started Oceans Collide I actually hit out in cold shivers and started shaking. I took a few deep breaths to avoid a panic attack! Having lost my own mum to suicide I identified with Livie immediately! ♥ When she found her mum I just wanted to be the safety net that catches her and tell her I've been there, I understand!

The difference with Livie and myself ..... my mum was caring, loving, kind and a gentle soul that dotted on those around her♥ whereas Livie's mum had issues with alcohol a
Sharon Obelenus Holland
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This story is about 3 lost souls finding each other....Everyone has hurt inside of them, so can deal with it others can't. Liv, has a lot of demons, but holding her mother as she died from suicide is one of the biggest. Ocean, a pro wrestler, on top of the world but couldnt handle it, so he turned to drugs, booze and women, was leaving a match when his sister asked for a ride home on the back of his bike. Again he held his sister as she died in his arms. And Law, Ocean's cousin, he isnt as broke ...more
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Livie, Law, and Ocean are flawed, memorable, characters. From the first sentence until the shattering end, I was hooked. I love the details and depth.

Livie is at a crossroads in her life and is hiding a secret. Law is opening his martial arts business when Livie walks in wanting a job. Yes, Livie is into martial arts. :) Livie and Law become fast friends and Law is a great friend to his Sunshine. When Law has a family issue to take care of, he calls his cousin Ocean. When Ocean and Livie meet..
Ashley Haines
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book can be a tough one for some with the content in it. It was for me at first but the RAW emotions and feelings that M.A. DeOlmos puts in her writing's are real situations that happen every day. Livie her main character is a deep one and her story is truly amazing. so you will need to get this book if you want to know why I say that because it is so worth it. This book is being rated 5 stars even though there were a few editing errors but honestly I believe I may have had a review copy st ...more
Heather Schrader
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I literally could not put the book down and im screaming at the end no no no fing way.A serious cliffhanger in this book and the second dont come out til April. I loved this book from the beginning to that heart stopping ugly crying cliffhanger at the end. At first I assumed this was another love triangle book but its not Livie starts out meeting Lawrence and then Ocean and and you can defitnly tell there is fireworks between Livie and Ocean but they both have had a lot of pain in their past the ...more
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
When I first heard about this book, I was intrigued and while I had three other books to review once I started this book I kept going back to it. And I knew why, Ocean.

Livie, Lawrence and Ocean are all dealing with things in their life that cause them to hurt, from loss to pain, to mistrust and they all collide together. Lawrence meets Livie first and then immediately falls for her but in a non romantic type way(although he did picture having sex with her) and then he thrust her into his world ,
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“Ocean?”“Yeah baby.” “Please don’t leave me like everyone else, don’t let me drown Ocean.” “I hugged her tighter. “Livie I won’t let you drown. If you drown, I drown baby.” I held onto her and closed my eyes, and silently cried myself to sleep. *Ocean Hawthorne*” 2 likes
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