Hi loves!! Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Collide by Nicole Sobon hosted by Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours. This book may be short, but it’s hilarious, sweet, and totally swoony! Don’t forget to stay until the end for the giveaway.
3.75 – 4 ★ – SHORT AND SWOONY
PUBLISHED BY INKSPELL PUBLISHING, LLC DECEMBER 15, 2017
GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT, CONTEMPORARY, ROMANCE
PAGES: KINDLE 91
Purchase Links: Kobo and Amazon
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Three simple words were all it took to change their lives forever.
Losing a loved one is hard. Learning to survive in their absence? That’s even harder. For Gemma Michaels, life had become difficult following her brother’s death, but the one thing that kept her afloat was the one thing she knew she shouldn’t have desired – her best friend, Ben.
He’d made a promise to her brother – to protect her, no matter what. For Ben, that had meant that she was off limits. But then she slips and tells him the three words he’s been waiting to hear.
Love happens when you least expect it.
It wasn’t like me to long for someone like I did Gemma.
I wanted to pull her into my arms and wrap her legs around my waist, and show her just how much I’d been wanting her. It was the exact thing I shouldn’t have been thinking of. After all, Trey had made me promise to take care of her, and I had every intention of fulfilling my promise. But what if I allowed myself to cross that line? What if I allowed us to become something more than what we were?
What if I broke the heart I’d promised to keep safe?
How the hell would I live with myself then?
It was as though love and lust were merging together and overpowering every rational thought in my brain.
Man, I really should’ve thought this out. I hadn’t considered what I wanted to say to her after last night’s fiasco. Heck, I hadn’t even thought of what all of this meant for our relationship, going forward. On one hand, I knew I probably should have gone straight home and acted as thought nothing had happened. Maybe she would be too drunk to remember, I’d told myself. But then I considered how that would only make things worse.
And plus, Gemma wasn’t the only one harboring feelings.
Sometimes, I just need a nice quick and addicting read that will make my pulse beat faster and give me some crazy goose bumps. Collide by Nicole Sobon most definitely did that and had me hooked from the very first page.
While it may be short, I didn’t feel like the plot was lacking or dull. The pacing was fantastic and Sobon did a fantastic job reeling me into the story. I loved the tension and all the steamy moments. The dual POVs were great too, but I enjoyed Ben’s more than Gemma. He just seemed to have more conflict toward his feelings for Gemma and I really like complicated – makes the storyline more interesting and fun. I also really liked that there’s some humor – Ben and his twin sister Molly teasing each other was so entertaining.
The characters were all really likable. I liked Gemma a lot and thought she was a great MC. She’s sweet, funny, and kind. I also liked that she was kind of sassy and could playfully flirt with Ben. Speaking of Ben… he was totally swoon-worthy. He’s charming, caring, and ridiculously handsome. I was definitely crushing on him the entire time. I also really liked Nate. He’s supposed to be a playboy, but I can absolutely see that he has a sweet and sensitive side. I really hope he gets his own story. And Molly… she’s just really amazing and so hilarious. Not to mention, she’s confident, spunky, a great friend and a wonderful sister. Can she please have her own story too?!
The romance was fantastic and I was completely rooting for Ben and Gemma. I don’t want to give too much away, but their chemistry was most definitely sizzling. They had plenty of adorable and steamy moments that had me swooning.
My only problem with the entire story was how this one phrase was being repeated over and over and over again. It became a nuisance and I really didn’t like that at all. Good thing that happened a little bit towards the end of the book so I wasn’t extremely bothered by it. I still really enjoyed the story and cannot wait to find out what happens next.
Collide by Nicole Sobon is a short, but heartwarming and swoony friends to lovers story. A delightful guilty pleasure read perfect for romance lovers.
I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Nicole Sobon is the author of The Emile Reed Chronicles (YA Science Fiction), the Outbreak duology, Collide (NA Romance), and more!
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