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Collision Course (Florida Books #2)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  3,661 Ratings  ·  295 Reviews
Immovable object? Meet the irresistible force.

Paramedic Aaron Chase doesn't have anything against love. It just comes with a lot of responsibility, like when he had to raise his sister and brothers after their drug-addicted mom took off for good. Now that the last one is off to college, Aaron's anticipating enjoying life on his own terms. He certainly wasn't expecting Joey
Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published December 9th 2008 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (first published December 1st 2008)
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Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf


Aaron’s whisper buzzed the skin under Joey’s ear. “Ass like this.” A hot palm cradled the curve. “Must be busy. Bet you don’t need much to get ready.”

It had been over a month and getting that dick in wouldn’t be easy. But Joey managed to bite his lip and keep that information to himself, even if he couldn’t understand why he wanted to let Aaron think he was a slut. Aaron’s hand rubbed across Joey’s ass, stretching and pulling at the skin. Aaron could think Joey was a slut, but that dick was
DNF. Unfortunately I was on collision course with this book pretty quickly, and I cannot rate it because I put it aside when I was 12 % done.


Too bad it's not written "TOO MUCH SEX WILL BLUR THE VISION".

I didn't particularly like it. Gee, Baba, who would have guessed?

Well, I just like some kind of a build-up. And this was not going to happen. A bad situation, paramedic walks on scene, looks at Eye Candy, likes his ass, c*ck is twitching in front of my nose all the f*cking time, and they get it
I think I've discovered a new favourite author.

K.A. Mitchell's stories are fluffy and not fluffy at the same time. I can't explain it. They have this "love conquers all" feeling but they're also a little angsty and have wonderfully flawed characters and are deliciously hot (the sex scenes are abundant and make your blood pressure skyrocket) and a tiny bit dirty (spanking, anyone?) and always finish on a positive, hopeful but HFN note that also lends them a certain degree of credibility lacking
Nov 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

M/M Bingo
Round 8 - Week 7
"Best Gay Novel Series"


3.5 stars

You know what I really like about the KA Mitchell books I’ve read to date?  She kinda FORCES you into liking some real asswipes. Ha!  And this could NOT be more true than with Aaron Chase.

Aaron…well, let’s just say he’s bristly.  He’s had a really tough life…raising his brothers and sisters…seeing them through some tragic stuff.  And now that they’re grown, he wants no-strings-attached.  H
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to MishyJo by: Richard
This book wasn't perfect but it was what I needed at the moment. Maybe on a different day it would have gotten fewer stars. But today lots and lots of really hot sex totally compensated for any other shortfalls. And I did really like the MCs and the story line wasn't totally canned. So yeah. 4 stars.

I will not publicly comment on the fact that my BR buddies, Catherine and Richard, both bailed on me halfway through this book for the the sake of Ball & Chain.

Oh, and let's not forget a sexy pic
Sigh, I see that a lot of my network friends love this, so I will be the anomaly. The truth is, IF I go with a romance, I would love to have a story happening outside of the bed. I would love something BUILD UP before or outside the sex. This one is basically like the previous book in the series (Diving in Deep), it's sex in every chapter, so if I have to remember what the story is, it will be: Joel meet Aaron, sex, sex, sex, something happens to Joel 'cause he's a klutz, sex, sex, sex, Aaron be ...more
This is definitely in my top 5 all-time favorite M/M books. I absolutely love this one. It's full of angst, nasty smutty sex, more angst, splashes of romance and hot, sweaty sexy men. EMT's round this out to make it irresistible for me. Aaron and Joey remain one of my favorite couples of all time, even though Aaron is still a total asshole. *dreamy sigh*

I also have this book to thank for my obsession with Goldfrapp.

Direct quote from the book:
With a soft gasp from Aaron, the soundtrack started up
Smith Barney
There's a lot of things I generally like about KA Mitchell's books but this wouldn't be one of them.

And maybe it's because I find it hard not to start a marathon-eye-rolling-session with the teenage-caretaker-to-50-siblings conflict.

I actually enjoy Mitchell's remote-controlled sex-on-demand approach but not even the promise of some of that..could entice me to stick around. DNFd @40%.
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
This is getting to be a habit, reading books out of their chronological order. But what the hey, it does not change how good they are.

Joey Miller is a cuddly, optimistic, manipulative social service worker who can't stay in a relationship for long. He has had 10, and he moves to keep himself in virgin territory, till he screws another one up. His ability to hurt himself on a regular basis, lands him in the arms of EMT Aaron Chase. Aaron wears his angers at life like a suit of armor. He's life
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, m-m, sex-fest
I must say that I enjoyed this book more than the previous one! Yes, there is lots and lots of sex, but the plot is much more interesting, the characters more consistent, and I even found myself liking Aaron, even when he was so cold to sweet Joey!
Jul 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: man-love
3.5 stars. I felt closer to a 3 than a 4, though, so that's why it gets a 3 rating for GR purposes.

I wanted to like this book more than I actually did. Objectively, the story was written well, and the sexytimes were HOT. The characters were fleshed out, but, on the other hand, I also didn't really connect with them. That lack of connection is why I rounded down, to be honest.

I was pleasantly surprised by how Aaron grew and revealed more of himself over the course of the book. His assholeness in
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I liked it better than the first. It is mostly just sex… the two guys meet, have sex, treat each other like shit (mostly Aaron, Joey is just annoying) then have sex, back to being jerks, have sex. And so on.

Yeah the characters are not really developed as characters, they both have back stories but they never really develop anything from them. There was no romance or connection between the two guys. When all they do is argue and have sex not sure how they can be saying they love each other, they
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-romance, erotica

Joey is simply adorable! My favorite Mitchell book so far. There's lots of sex but it was crucial to the development of Joey and Aaron's relationship. There were a few scenes had my eyes rolling to the tune of "like that would ever happen" but you know what, I loved it.

Joey and Aaron are perfect for each other. Joey was just what Aaron needed in his life. I just wish it didn't end so abruptly.

Emma Sea
Dec 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliantly flawed characters, incredibly hot sex, funny, touching...oh, just fabulous. Wish I could read it for the first time all over again.
Couldn't finish this one because there's waaaaay too much sex in it. I mean I'm only at 36% and there has already been 6 sex scenes. + I don't see any connection between the two MCs and neither do I care for them.
Aug 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica-contemp
Loved the interplay between Joey and Aaron, the pushing and pulling. A lot of interesting psychology in both characters and watching them interact was pretty darn hot.
Tiya Rosa
I went on a K.A. Mitchell bender - if four books in two days is considered a bender - recently and breezed through her first two Florida books and both her Ohio books. Based on this cute little tidbit that gives you an insight on how busy my social life is (view spoiler), I believe I'm qualified to mention some things to expect when picking up a K.A. Mitchell book.

1. Angst. And more angst. And if you feel like you've enough angst, there will be some more. Think a
Paramedic Aaron is impressed and in lust when he first meets do-gooder Joey at an accident scene but when he learns that Joey works for the Florida Department of Children's Services, his own bad experiences with the agency are almost enough to cool his ardor. But then again, with a fine ass like that...

I went into this novel expecting to be underwhelmed. The series has gotten rave reviews but when I read the first installment Diving in Deep I was unimpressed. The characters seemed a bit plastic
Nichole (DirrtyH)
Aug 05, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, m-m
Collision Course is a sequel of sorts to Diving in Deep, in that it is the story of Joey, a secondary character from Diving in Deep. You do not need have to read that one first, though; in fact, I discourage it. I was not a fan.

This one is so much better.
On page 20, when they had yet to have a conversation and didn't really even know each other's names but still decided to have a quick blow job in the parking lot and then sex in the back of an ambulance, I said, "Oh, great, here we go again." My
Dec 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a huge fan of KA Mitchell. I loved Diving in Deep, and I loved this book, too. The book is long, but it was so good I stayed up until past 3am to finish it. The ending did seem a bit dragged out (I actually scrolled down to see how much longer it would go on), but I'm still giving this book 5 stars since everything else was so fantastic. And the scene with a drunk Joey and Cameron (Noah's boyfriend from Diving In Deep) trying to deal with him, is worth a five all by itself. Joey is just so a ...more
Jul 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Joey is on his way to meet some friends when he witnesses an accident. While waiting for the paramedics, he helps out a mother a her young son. That's where he meets Aaron - an arrogant, asshole he just has to have. The two end up having sex in the ambulance that night and Joey tries to figure out their relationship.

I absolutely loved this novel. So much that I was up until 2 am reading it. I kept telling myself "one more chapter" but I just couldn't stop reading it. Mitchell did an excellent jo
Mar 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: firemen-emt, m-m
This is the second book I have read by this author and I did enjoy Regularly Scheduled Life. In this book however, I just could not really care about the relationship between Joey and Aaron.

To me, Aaron never stopped being an a-hole and never stopped treating Joey like a random hook up. Joey I had less of a problem with but he still didn't grab me. He kept being described as a manipulator, though I never saw that. He told Aaron he wouldn't stand for being treated like crap, yet he allowed it thr
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2.5 sort-of-maybe stars

There was plenty of steam here, and I am not complaining. But I thought the story lacked real character or relationship development. I wanted more tension, a slower burn. I also wanted Aaron to be less of an ass. And I wanted a stronger HEA.

This was a perfectly readable book, although there were some jarring POV shifts, a few typos, and name switches (the little boy went from Seth Nathan in chapter 1 to Seth Ethan in chapter 2; how could an editor NOT notice that?).

A lot
This book was full of fun.  The fun was wrapped up in Joey.  He's fully of snarky comebacks and sunshine wrapped up in high octane sexuality.  Aaron is the brooder who doesn't believe in love, even when he's deep in it.  Sweet love story.  
Larissa Ione
Aug 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Right, so...K.A. Mitchell CAN WRITE! Really, really solid writing, fantastic sex scenes, and great dialog. I'll definitely be reading more of Mitchell's books. :)
Sep 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
2nd read: Wouldn't change my 1st review. Still perplexed at how Joey was manipulative and still don't see as being nothing but an asshole.

1st read: 10/24/12
3.5 Stars

I liked the story and characters for the most part, but there was just too much sex. I knew it was going to be ridiculous at the very beginning when Aaron, the paramedic, shows up on an accident scene where there are serious injuries and instead of figuring out who needs help, he's scoping
Mar 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: len-insiste
A ver. Este es un ejemplo de aquellos libros que me resultan dificiles de puntuar cuando termino de leerlos. En los que no me sale automáticamente la cantidad de estrellas a entregarle. Así que voy a tomar literalmente el criterio de GR, que dice que 3 estrellas es "I liked it"

Porque realmente me gustó, lo disfruté, lo leí muy rápido, y en ningún momento me resultó tedioso. La química entre los protagonistas está, nuevamente, muy bien escrita y Aaron es absolutamente genial. Bueno, es mi tipo de
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: M/M romance buffs
Recommended to AnnaLund by: Con Riley
Shelves: m-m-romance
Joey is totally one of my all time heroes. He just gets under my skin. When he meets a little boy with a lisp? "'Seth Nathan Thatcher.' Sef Nafan Fatcher. That was just cruel." and I cracked up.

And Aaron? Poor boy, he tried to fight it. He really did. But as they say, Resistance is Futile. Or in Aaron's own words: "Do-gooder had been left alone for awhile and fuck if he hadn't moved in."

This review isn't following my normal MO. I have no idea as to why, but I'm ready to roll with it. I think th
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

COLLISION COURSE is my first full length novel by K.A. Mitchell. Though this is the second book in the Florida books series, I didn’t feel lost at all. Though I do still wish I started with book one, DIVING IN DEEP because the characters in that book do make some regular appearances. No biggie though because I plan on going back and reading it anyways (and continue the series!)

The first thing I loved about this book is the dirty sex. You will not find me complaining AT
Kaje Harper
May 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
This book has great main characters. They are flawed but sympathetic, and their relationship is interesting. The plot stretches credibility a little at the climax of the action, but the writer is skillful enough to carry it off well. The details of Aaron's history and family really make him seem worth knowing and you just have to like Joey.
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K.A. Mitchell discovered the magic of writing at an early age when she learned that a carefully crayoned note of apology sent to the kitchen in a toy truck would earn her a reprieve from banishment to her room. Her career as a spin-control artist was cut short when her family moved to a two-story house, and her trucks would not roll safely down the stairs. Around the same time, she decided that Ch ...more
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