Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Review: Collide by Riley Hart

Noah and Cooper had been best friends when they were kids ever since they both collided going for the same ball. They were always together until Noah’s family made him move away without ever being able to say goodbye.  Neither knew what had happened to the other person and honestly believed that they would never see each other again.

When Noah returns to Blackcreek in an effort to start his life over after his relationship ended, the last thing he expected was for Cooper to collide into him again literally.  Noah and Cooper’s friendship picks right back up where they left off.  Noah is attracted to his best friend but knows that Cooper is straight, not gay like him, but when Cooper begins to feel more than friendship towards Noah, will these two ignore what they are feeling or will they collide yet again into a relationship that is passionate, filled with friendship, hot sex and love?

Noah had a bad family life growing up.  His family moved around constantly and his parents had a toxic relationship.  Cooper was raised by his aunt and uncle after his parents died tragically in a fire that Cooper was the only survivor of.  Noah and Cooper’s friendship growing up was more than just a friendship, they were each other’s saviors in a way and healed each other in their friendship. 

When Cooper begins to feel sexual thoughts towards Noah he is confused and rightfully so, he is a straight man and shouldn’t be attracted to his best friend.  He has no problem with Noah being gay, but he doesn’t understand how or why he feels the way he does.  When he finally acts on his feelings with Noah, he isn’t ashamed until he visits his uncle who makes nasty comments about Noah even though he doesn’t know he was back in town.  Cooper tries to back off from the budding relationship he has with Noah but he just can’t.  He wants to be with Noah.

The relationship between Noah and Cooper is one that is filled with steaming hot passion, discovery and friendship.  The sex between Noah and Cooper, let’s just say the fantasy of watching these two flashed into my thoughts numerous times and these images were smoking hot!  Their relationship is strong and one not just based on sex, it’s the friendship that they have prior to beginning their romantic one that helps make this such a strong bond.  In a way it is almost like they have loved each other since they were friends.  When people judge the relationship they have and try to tear their relationship apart I wanted to scream because I hate ignorant judgmental jackasses. 

I am a huge fan of m/m romance, for me a love story is a love story.  It doesn’t matter to me if it’s 2 men, 2 women, a man and a woman, or a ménage, if the story is one that makes my heart race, ache or feel like it’s breaking, then I know I will love it.  Collide did all those things and more.  Riley Hart shows you that it doesn’t matter who you love, if it is meant to be it will happen and that sometimes the person who think you are can change when the right person comes along and steals your heart.  I absolutely can’t wait for the next book in this series because Riley Hart has made an instant fan out of me.

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