Dec 4, 2019

Collide by Megan Hart Review

by Megan Hart
Release Date: June 21st, 2011
Harlequin Spice
Source: Book I bought myself

A childhood accident left Emmaline vulnerable to disturbing fugue states that last minutes but feel like an eternity. The blackouts are unsettling but manageable…until she meets Johnny Dellasandro.

The painter gained fame in the 70s for his debauched lifestyle and raunchy art films. His naked body achieved cult status, especially in Emm’s mind—she’s obsessed with the man, who’s grown even sexier with age. Today he shuns the spotlight and Emm…until she falls into a fugue on his doorstep.

In that moment she’s transported back thirty years, crashing a party at Johnny’s place. The night is a blur of flesh and heat that lingers long after she’s woken to the present.

It happens again and again, each time-slip a mind-blowing orgy, and soon Emm can’t stop, though every episode leaves her weaker. She’s scared by what’s happening, but she’s even more terrified of losing this portal to the Johnny she wants so badly. The one who wants her and takes her—every chance he gets.

Due to my severe lack of reviews, it is clear I have been in a reading funk, some books have managed to pull me out of it for such a short period of time, but not for long. So I decided to see what ebooks were on my local library app, I literally chose the book Collide by the title and the cover, because I felt like I needed to let fate choose for me, but what I didn’t expect was to become so obsessed by a book that was outside of the sub genre’s I would normally read, but a book that was set close to my home! And while I read this book again and again, I began to panic when it got close to the return date and I couldn’t renew it! I went on eBay and I bought it! 

The book is set in the capital of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, a very small city that is dominated by the state government. But this book is set around Emm (Emmaline Marie Mosier) who after being in a coma when she was 6-years-old  and having Fugues, which according to Wikipedia is  

Dissociative fugue, formerly fugue state or psychogenic fugue, is a dissociative disorder[1] and a rare psychiatric disorder characterized by reversible amnesia for personal identity, including the memories, personality, and other identifying characteristics of individuality. The state can last days, months or longer. Dissociative fugue usually involves unplanned travel or wandering and is sometimes accompanied by the establishment of a new identity. It is a facet of dissociative amnesia, according to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). ~Wikipedia  

But after 2 years of being clear and being now 32, Emm embarks on a life outside her overprotective family (understandably so) in Lebanon county  and buys a brownstone on second street in Harrisburg, starts a new job at PSECU and makes new friends, and then she meets Johnny, and the fugue returns, but this time she can remember! And life as she knows it changes forever! 

Seriously! What a book! I was not only blown away by the story, but the writing is magnificent! The author Megan Hart is more on the erotic side of romance and edgier and doesn’t shy away from throwing in Ghosts, time travel or funeral directors! I love the fact that she has based this book in Harrisburg, a completely underrated city in my opinion, but I may be biased! I honestly cannot recommend this book enough.

I give Collide by Megan Hart 5 stars

Megan Hart has written in almost every genre of romantic fiction, including historical, contemporary, romantic suspense, romantic comedy, futuristic, fantasy and perhaps most notably, erotic. She also writes non-erotic fantasy and science fiction, as well as continuing to occasionally dabble in horror.

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