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REVIEW: “Collide” by Riley Hart


At ten years old, Noah Jameson and Cooper Bradshaw collided mid-air when they dove for the same football. For three years, they were inseparable…until one day when Noah and his parents disappeared in the middle of the night.

Noah and Cooper never knew what happened to each other. Now, seventeen years later, after finding his boyfriend in bed with another man, Noah returns to Blackcreek looking for a fresh start. And damned if he doesn’t find his old friend grew up to be sexy as sin. Coop can’t believe Noah—the only person he trusted with the guilt over his parents’ death—is back. And gay… Or that Cooper himself suddenly wants another man in his bed for the first time.

There’s no denying the attraction and emotion between them, but can they overcome the ghosts of their pasts to have a future together?

This title contains two strong, sexy men, and a passionate friendship that transforms into a sizzling hot romance.


I don’t care what anybody says, I loved this.

  • I loved the sweetness

  • I loved the angst

  • I loved the sexy descriptions

  • I loved the gay for you angle.

  • I loved the connection between the MCs.

  • I loved their sexy dialogue

This story isn’t about to change anyone’s life and I’m sure the author (Hart) wasn’t planning on doing that. Collide is simply an easy read with a touching connection between two childhood friends.  It’s written well, gorgeous, fun and sexy.  It’s a story that you’ll want to read.

Unfortunately for me, some parts seemed to drag due to a lot of introspection, and although it’s clear to see why the author felt it was necessary, it still had that sense of “trying to add more pages” or “losing it’s steam”.  Also I couldn’t make a clear physical image in my head of either character.  I sensed their longing and understood their actions but I couldn’t “see” them… but I’ll forgive her because the rest of the story was great fun.

I also appreciated that Noah’s parents weren’t written in the same traditional cookie cutter family roles. Kudos to Hart right there.

Bottom line, I loved their fierceness and I can’t wait for Wes and Braden’s story to continue the Blackcreek series.



18773407Title:  Collide (Blackcreek #1)
Author:  Riley Hart
Publisher:  Riley Hart
Pages: 258
Release Date:  November 17th 2013
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes and Noble

4 comments on “REVIEW: “Collide” by Riley Hart

  1. s0ph1ar0s3
    January 1, 2014

    Sounds good! Sometimes you just want to read something non-challenging and easy and this looks like it fits the bill.


    • Sue
      January 2, 2014

      Hey there! That’s exactly right. Sometimes we want to just chilax with easy company right? And trust me, these boys were really easy to hang out with ;)
      Let me know if you end up reading it. :)


  2. Jenni
    January 2, 2014

    I’m looking forward to reading this. Sounds like a good one, Sue! :)


  3. Jamie Lake
    March 5, 2014

    This definitely was one of my absolutely favs. I loved the likable characters and it was dripping with chemistry. I love it when you can feel the chemistry between hot characters and feel their connection. I definitely felt connected to Noah from the get-go.


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