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Collide (The Collide #1)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  169 Ratings  ·  94 Reviews
Harlow Jones has a troubled past, and a questionable future. Surrounded by death, tragedy, and intrigue, she is forced to mature long before her time. Plagued by anxiety and depression, she hides her inner turmoil with spite and sarcasm. Her thick skin is impenetrable…or so she thought. Until she becomes involved with her grade twelve English teacher.

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Published July 26th 2014
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NiCoLeTa E.
***3 "TORN" stars from me***


Well, i have finished this story since yesterday and i still don't know what to write on my review...
I really was torned with this book!!!
Not so much by the plot... Forbidden loves are one of my favorite topics, but i think that it left me unsatisfied!!!
Imagine that when i started to read this one, i was so exciting, but then bam!!! My excitement evaporated and in its place were uneasiness...

The thing is that many times the story was picking
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars!

ARC kindly provided by Booktrope via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

This was a very intense story. It's the story of Harlow who the last years of her life have been a hell! The story is nicely written although I was always on edge even when I didn't have to. The plot has a couple of twists but the real beauty of this story is the writing. Ms. Hannigan has written a known story in a beautiful and intense way. The story is said from Harlow's POV and her voice is strong and c
Advance Readers Copy (ARC) provided for my blog by the author for an honest review

2.5 Stars

I liked this story but I felt that I've seen it before in a movie. I couldn't really relate to any of the characters. Don't get me wrong I liked the writing in this book but that was probably the best thing I liked.
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*My Honest Review*

"Forbidden love"

Oh, so tasty.

Who hasn't have a crush on someone you couldn't? And what would have happened if that crush had paid you attention?

Harlow Jones is a rebel. That's the first thing I like of this book. The female main character is not this whiny girl that is trendy these days. She is strong even when she has a dark and traumatizing past.

The story is full of emotions. It's a page turner book.

Favorite Quotes:



Song for the book:

I don't know why but this book reminds me
Max Power
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Writing in the first person requires a particular skill. While it goes in and out of fashion, it is not normally a style that immediately appeals to me. I say normally because there are always exceptions and J.C. Hannigan’s ‘Collide’ is one of them.
The key to getting it right is to have a strong narrative and a really good story to tell. It may sound obvious but too many people fail on both counts. J.C. writes with her own style and not inconsiderable ability, succeeding on both fronts. The cha
Nov 22, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult
This one was just not for me.

I didn't think Harlow sounded like a true teenager and I didn't like her.
I didn't think the teacher/student relationship was well done.
I didn't think the multiple story lines flowed well or were fully flushed out. It seemed like too much crammed in to so few pages with a lot of skipped days with no details.
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Devoured it in a day.

Can't wait for the sequel, which I know is in the works ;)
(I follow the author on Twitter)
Jul 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 0-r2r-done
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What happens when the new 28 y.o. teacher meets the new 17 y.o. student??? Sparks fly. Like full-blown, stars align, signs from above, instant connection.
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Pure magnetism pulls them together.
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But those pesky morals keep getting in the way.
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However, the animalistic need to pair will not be held back. So go with it, have fun, take pics, but don't get caught.
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Or you'll have to pay the price.  photo giphy_21.gif
And pay you will...
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I like to go into books not knowing what is in store. It's usually more fun that way
S.L. Stacy
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel by J.C. Hannigan. It was a perfect mixture of forbidden romance and intrigue. The main character, Harlow Jones (great name, by the way) is pretty kick ass--on the one hand, she's a pot smoking, somewhat rebellious teen with a dark past; on the other, a dedicated student and loyal friend. Her relationship with Mr. Iain Bentley, her high school English teacher, is definitely taboo, but, as the story is told from Harlow's POV, feels very real.

All of the charact
Kitt O'Malley
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After overcoming my initial resistance to reading a romance between a high school student and her teacher - I am a mother of a teenager after all - I really enjoyed reading Ms Hannigan's novel. The story was both a romance and a thriller. It grappled challenging issues that face adolescent women, all women actually.
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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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