Beautiful Collision (Desperation #1)

Beautiful Collision

Author: Toni Vallan
Published: May 27, 2015
Pages: 225

Stars: 4 out of 5

Synopsis:

Eighteen year old Gray McAllister is on the run. Leaving her dangerous past behind her is easier said than done, even when she finds herself at last able to forge a new life.

But then the planets align and Gray finds herself bumping into super-hot Thane Blackwell. Drooling over him from afar is safe but that’s only until she is forced to look after Thane while he recovers from surgery.

Being holed up in her apartment is a bad, bad idea. Can Gray control the fire that Thane seems to light inside her, or will she give in to her deepest desires. Can Thane achieve his goal without hurting Gray in the process?

The stakes are impossibly high, but love and lies don’t play nice with each other. Will Gray’s past catch up with her first? Or will Thane’s own secrets explode and tear them apart?

Review:

Wow, the author wastes no time jumping into the book. Right from the start, the reader is sucked into a high intense and fast moving plot. At times, the author has a unique ability to describe a scene or emotion in a poetic way. Unfortunately due to grammatical errors, it is difficult to get completely submerged in the book. Regardless, the book had a great plot, it was a fun read, and the author did a great job.

The chapters go between two different perspectives: Gray and Thane (aka Watcher). Previously known as Sara, Gray McAllister is on the run. Parents killed in a car accident at age 14, Gray was left under the care of her older brother. A brother who not only beats her, he also resented her and wanted her “on her back” making money. You discover Gray was saved from her brothers assault and is being protected by Nikolai. But Nikolai has other ulterior motives for helping her. It’s unclear why Nikolai favors Gray but it doesn’t take long for that to end.

Thane’s character is a complete mystery throughout most of the book. He has been tasked with the responsibility to follow Gray and keeping her from harm until they get what they need from her. And when danger presents himself, he doesn’t think before breaking into her apartment to save her. As he gets close to Gray, you learn she isn’t the only one with secrets.

Overall, I really liked the book. Again, the grammatical errors were frustrating and hard to get past at times. When Gray was reading a letter from one of the slaves that Nikolai owned, it was very difficult to read. I am wondering if the copy of the book I got was the actual cause of this problem. Multiple words were scrunched together and the spaces were off. Even so, I honestly can’t wait for the next book in the series to come out!

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