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Ivy Carrigan doesn't know what she wants.
Daughter of a famous female rock star, it's difficult to decide who to trust, who to believe in, so when Ivy finds herself in a predicament, it's hard to determine Gage Everly's motive. He couldn't possibly love her, including her secret.

Gage Everly knows exactly what he wants.
From the moment he met Ivy, his world spun out of contro
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Paperback, 178 pages
Published March 20th 2019 by L.B. Dunbar Writes, Ltd
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Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Never fall in love with a rockstar, you'll never fall in love with anybody, ever again.
“You sing pretty songs, and we mortals fall for all the romance in them.”
Another stellar love story by LB, a follow up of the Collision books, which have been my fave.
This book is where it all started. It takes us back to the start. A story full of hope and trust, set amidst tricky and insecure scenarios, it re-instates faith in serendipitous Love

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Gage Everly and Ivy Carrigan are meant to be, albeit after
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Alexandra
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, another amazing book by L.B. Dunbar.
I finally got to read Ivys and Gages story after meeting them in After Care and desperately waiting for it. And I'm absolutely pleased and satisfied 😍.

For me L.B. Dunbar is the queen of over 40 romance BUUUUUUT let's be honest, she can write everything and I would read and love and recommend it.

I love everything about this story. The slow burn, the anticipation, the fact, that Gage is so sure about his feelings and Ivy's the one struggling to let it happe
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Coco.V
Apr 21, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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2.5 stars
Sandy Kelly
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is absolutely a stand alone novella but if you have read After Care, then you will remember meeting Ivy and Gage. This is how their story began, before After Care. Ivy grew up in the rock star world, and because of this she doesn't know who she can truly trust or even believe. She has been struggling and now that she has an even bigger problem, she truly doesn't know where to turn or what to do. Gage has wanted Ivy from the moment he saw her. He just never thought he would have another chan ...more
Shannon
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved absolutely every moment of this story and learning about Gage and Ivy. Gage was completely 100% swoon-worthy in his desire and need for Ivy...every last bit of her. To Gage, she was the one that got away, and his persistence to make sure that didn't happen again was so sexy.

I enjoyed reading about Ivy's relationship with her uncle and the relationship Gage and his bandmates had with Tommy as well. This book exuded a deep theme of a family that was felt throughout the entire book.

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Roxs Reads
I thoroughly enjoyed getting to see how Gage and Ivy began, how they collided into one very bright, loving, and shiny star. These characters have been there from the beginning of the sexy silver fox series starting with After Care and their love for each other was front and center in their relationship. This book included a major jaw-dropping shocker for me that I never would have guessed. For a young couple to survive and thrive in the world of rock ‘n’ roll is an amazing feat, but Gage and Ivy ...more
Lisa Hill
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gage and Ivy first appeared in After Care, as secondary characters. This is their story, set several years earlier, although it can be read as a stand-alone.

Ivy is the daughter of a famous rock goddess; Gage is the lead singer of the up and coming band supporting her latest tour. A random hookup between them leaves a lasting impression on Gage, but Ivy subsequently receives bad news and their paths don’t cross again for a couple of years.

When they do, Gage feels like this is his second chance wi
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domestic_godess_reads
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Swoon ❤️ every woman needs a Gage Everly to come and sweep her off her feet! Collide is hot and steamy, tender and sweet, everything a romance should be!
I received an advance copy for an honest review.
Marybeth
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG I am so in love with Collide! I have been waiting for Gage and Ivy's story for what seems like forever and it's just so them! L.B. gives us the perfect story of origin that is so befitting this couple. Even though some of it surprised me at first, I really could not have seen things going any other way. I so enjoyed finding out how they met and ultimately how they end up the amazing couple we meet in After Care. Their story is sweet, sexy and heartfelt but not always easy; yet it is easy to ...more
Dawn  Burger
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every book just seems to get better! I love this author & everything she writes!
I loved Gage & Ivy when we met them in After Care, but finally hearing their story.... wow! It seems like they have the deck stacked against them. Up & coming rock star meets the daughter of a rock legend, she has seen how everything can go wrong. Relationships? She has seen how that turns out. No thank you!! But, Gage & Ivy, they are on a collision course. It seems inevitable.
Having read the silver fox books gives
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Gail Stroker
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Collide is the perfect background story for Gage & Ivy! It’s beautiful, sweet, HOT and AMAZING! After reading this you’ll fall even more in love with these two! L.B. you keep blowing me away with your amazing stories! Thank YOU! ♥️ ...more
Monique
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When two stars collide

You know an author really cares about her readers when she writes the book her fans begged her to. We first met Ivy Carrigan and Gage Everly in After Care - Tommy Carrigan's story. I, along with countless fans, found them so fascinating, we needed their book. And at last, here is Ivy and Gage's story. COLLIDE stands entirely on its own and it takes place before After Care and the rest of the Sexy Silver Foxes series. Although COLLIDE is described as a novella, I consider it
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Bobo's Book Bank
COLLIDE is a rockstar novella. It's kind of a spin-off/prequel of AFTER CARE which features Tommy Carrigan but no worries, it can be read alone!

Ivy Carrigan is rock n roll royalty. She's the daughter of the infamous Kit Carrigan and the niece of legendary Tommy Carrigan and she's about to finish her degree in music therapy. You'd think her life was perfect but nothing is that easy. Running into rocker, Gage Everly, is like an explosion, one that'll change her life forever.

The romance between Gag
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Em__Jay
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Looking for a committed hero from page one? I present to you Gage Everly from L.B. Dunbar’s COLLIDE. He may be young but his focus is unwavering in its determination that Ivy Carrigan knows exactly how he feels about her.

I thoroughly enjoyed Gage and Ivy’s story. I know them from Dunbar’s Sexy Silver Foxes series but here we go back in time to see how they met and fell in love.

Theirs is not a smooth romance: both are trying to move on after losing people in their lives, their future plans are s
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Heather Miller
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another stellar love story by LB Dunbar.

"When two stars collide, Ivy, they either collapse or merge to form something better. You and me. We collide, and we'll be so much more. Together."

This is absolutely a stand alone novella but if you have read After Care, then you will remember meeting Ivy and Gage. This is how their story began, before After Care.

Ivy grew up in the rock star world, and because of this she doesn't know who she can truly trust or even believe. She has been struggling and n
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Bibliophile  Chloe
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another stellar book by L.B. Dunbar!

When I read After Care I didn't just fall in love with Edie and Tommy, I wanted to know more about Ivy and Gage.  They made an impression on me, even though they were secondary characters in the story.

Well Ms. Dunbar came through beautifully with Collide! We get Ivy and Gage's story! This story takes place years before After Care. 

Ivy is trying to recover from the death of her mom.  She is also coming to terms on the situation she finds herself in and what tha
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Stacey
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another Smash Hit for L.B, Dunbar

In Collide, we are reintroduced to Gage and Ivy from Aftercare, starting with the first moment they meet. I found Collide to be a sort of a Rockstar Role Reversal romance where Gage, the aspiring Rock Star is the steady part of the relationship and Ivy, a Rock Princess, is the troubled soul. From the start you see the chemistry between the two characters but time and circumstance come into play in a variety of ways that lead to a very touching and very different
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Tammi
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book had everything! Sweet, Sexy and a bit emotional at times. But above all a romantic rocker!! Gage Everly made me swoon with his tenderness, his patience and his bit of an alpha side that would sneak out occasionally.
We met them in another book (AfterCare) but we didn't know their story. And what a story they had!!
They definitely didn't have a conventional start, there really was nothing conventional about their relationship. Except they had a connection and were drawn together.
Ivy had
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Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Oh, yes! This book has everything I love about romance: gorgeous rock stars, intelligent banter, mischief, and most of all, a super romantic story of two characters that belong together against all odds.

Ivy is Tommy's niece (remember him from AFTER CARE!). He is so set on protecting her it is very difficult for her to date normally. Also, those men who would approach her would only do it because of her famous mother and uncle. Meeting Gabe in a hallway right before a concert, she and Gabe find e
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amberreadsromance
4.5 stars

Two words. Gage Everly! Gage is like the picture perfect book boyfriend! I loved this book and devoured it almost in one setting. If you haven't read the SilverFoxes series by L.B. Dunbar--do yourself a favor and read those as well but Gage appears in them throughout some of the books. It was nice to see Gage's and Ivy's story come to life since I took Gage to be an asshole at one point. Boy did he prove me wrong in this book. He is so attentive, so passionate, so emotional and sexy as
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Sharon
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing novella, giving us background on Ivy, Tommy's niece as well as Kit Carrigan's daughter!
Ivy is a lost soul, finding emptiness in each hookup she has. One night she has a one and done with Gage, because she's angry with her family for not telling her about her moms condition getting worse. Ivy thinks she will never experience love, she wasn't raised that way. Not much of a role model to follow in her mom. She makes mistakes, and one big one has uncle Tommy scrambling to protect
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Kali McQuillen
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-read, 2019-arc
Ivy's mom is a rock and roll legend and she seen how her mom was with men. Can hear her mom to this this day saying not to let a man into her heart. Ivy doesn't trust women to be a friend, let alone a man be anything more than a body. She'll use the man but not trust them with her heart. When she meets Gage, he's just one more man that she doesn't trust.

Gage hasn't forgotten Ivy and wants to be more to her than just a body. He's got her work cut out for him and he'll do what it takes to show he
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Carrie
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely fell in love w/ Ivy & Gage in After Care, which is Ivy's Uncle Tommy's HEA. This story takes place a couple years before Tommy's, and (I believe) was created because so many fans of Tommy, Edie, and the stories that came after them, wanted to know more about these two young people.

Their story isn't easy, but it is full of the beauty that this author excels at. We get to know their hearts, we get to know their struggles, we get to know more about Gage's band mates, and we also get to
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Nancy Kehl
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved the push and pull between Ivy and Gage and how they worked thru the issues of to have a relationship or not. Gage just had to have the strength and wisdom to show Ivy that he was all in and whew, what a workout he had. Loved it!!😍😍😍
Paige Turner
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I throughly enjoyed Collide. It was a good addition to the series. We get to see what draws Ivy to Gage and vice versa. Their passion and angst was heartbreaking to read at times but Gage knew who he wanted and wasn't going to be deterred from getting his HEA.

I was provided a copy of this book for a honest review
Vfc
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
As the daughter of a famous female rock star, Ivy Carrigan is suspicious of people’s intentions and motives and feels lost and disconnected.

Gage Everly is in love with her and knows exactly what he wants, Ivy and a career in music.

From their first public encounter, his world catapulted and he doesn’t care about her secret he simply admits that Ivy is vital to his very existence.

This story intersperses with characters from other books.
B. C. Booklover
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The one I was waiting for!

I forgot how much I love reading a book by this author until I got my hands on this one. She had already wowed me with her writing style and a few of her sweet, sexy over 40 romances, The Silver Fox Series where I met and enjoyed the hell out of Tommy Carrigan's (former rocker and Ivy's uncle) story with cancer survivor Edie...sooooo touching and very hot! It might be fun for a new reader to start with this one and then read about those hunky Silver Foxes! 😉

While readin
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Sherry Patrick
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!!! I knew that Gage and Ivy were going to be amazing but this was even better than I thought. We met Gage & Ivy in After Care (Tommy's story) and you couldn't help but love them. I was so happy when we found out that we were going to be getting Gage & Ivy's story in Collide. I literally loved every single minute of this story. Gage was immediately star struck over Ivy from their first encounter but then they don't see each other for a while. When Gage sees Ivy again, you can tell that he is ...more
Chris
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Collide has brought us on such a sweet yet bumpy ride through Gage and Ivy’s story of love.

If you are a fan of L.B. Dunbar and have read After Care than you will remember Gage and Ivy as secondary characters and be as excited as I am to finally see how their love began. (This book can also be read as a standalone.)

Their story all begins with a one night encounter that left a lasting impression for both Ivy and Gage. Two years later they find themselves together again, but now they have a chance
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