- Title: Collide
- Author: Megan Hart
- Genre: Erotica
- Format: eBook
- Source: Own Book
- Reviewer: Soo
- Rating: 3 out of 5
Description: A childhood accident left Emmaline vulnerable to disturbing fugue states that last only minutes, but feel like an eternity. The blackouts are unsettling but manageable until she meets Johnny Dellasandro.
The reclusive painter gained notoriety in the ’70s for his debauched lifestyle and raunchy art films. His naked body has achieved cult status, especially in Emm’s mindshe’s obsessed with the man, who’s grown even sexier with age. Today Johnny shuns the spotlight and Emm in particular 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 in his wild-man heyday the night is a blur of flesh and heat that lingers on her skin long after she’s woken to the present.
It happens again and again, each time-slip another mind-blowing orgy, and soon Emm can’t stop, though every episode leaves her weaker and weaker. She’s frightened by what’s happening to her, but she’s even more terrified of losing this portal to the Johnny she wants so badly. The one who wants her, too, and takes herevery chance he gets.
Review: Emm moved to a new city, made a best friend, began a life of her own, and fell into instant lust with her best friend’s movie crush: Johnny Dellasandro. Since her freak accident as a child, Emm has odd blackouts that left her feeling off centered and ill. She thought the episodes were gone for good but they came back with a vengeance. Will she ever have a normal life? Is it just her imagination or did she really find true love?
I love the girl talks, how Johnny’s accent makes Emm burn with lust, the total atmospheric change that occurs when Emm flashes back, and the depth of passion between Emm & Johnny.
The idea of being intricately entwined by Fate, and a love so true that time bends itself backwards to make it happen is sweet and intoxicating. My interest waned as the story continued and Emm failed to show growth for most of the book. There’s no real understanding of the flashbacks. Just because is not enough of a reason when everything else has a “cause” to explain why.
I keep trying to figure out the age difference between Emm & Johnny in my head as I read the story. Johnny has to be a least 30 years older than Emm. There aren’t that many people who can pull of looking like a stud around their mid-50’s. Love conquers all?
I am cheesy enough to appreciate a happy ending. =)
Yah, I’m cool with Emm and Johnny sticking together forever.