Monday, February 26, 2018

ARC Book #Review: Collision Point by Lora Leigh .@LoraLeigh_1 #CollisionPoint #NetGalley

Book Title: Collision Point (Brute Force 1)
Author:  Lora Leigh |WebsiteTwitter| Facebook|
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genre: Romance Suspense
Series/Standalone: Series
Format: ebook, Mass Market
Cost: $7.99
Pages: 336
How I got it: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Publication Date: Feb 27, 2018
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From #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh comes Collision Point, part of the thrilling Brute Force series—packed with powerful men, steely women, and explosive passion.

Riordan Malone is more than a bodyguard. As an Elite Ops agent, he’s ripped, raged, and ready to rumble—a true warrior, inside and out. But no war zone can compare to the battle in Rory’s heart when he lays eyes on the only woman he’s ever loved—and thought he had lost forever. . .


As the daughter of a crime lord, Amara Resnova has endured the cruelty of her father’s enemies—and has tried to escape that world ever since. Now, she must reach out to the one man who saved her life, even if she’s never forgiven him for breaking her heart. But Amara is tougher today than she was then. She’s also more desirable to Rory—and dangerous to love. Can he protect her from her father’s enemies without surrendering to his own passions…or will love seal their fate for good?
I have to say I got this purely on the cover and the author's name. Went into this completely blind and I'm so glad I did, Now having just caught up on the Breed series by Lora I was expecting some paranormal but nope no Breeds here this is a separate series that is a spin-off of the Elite Ops series which I do own and plan to read.  Having no idea what I was in for I still fell in love with the characters and was invested in their story unfolding until the last secret was unveiled and the last orgasm had.

Lora knows how to write the heck out of an opening scene, this is the second book I've read by her this month with a memorable and wild beginning scene.  She starts them off as if the world in the story was going on already and we just happen to tune in to see the rest of it.   I was totally invested and immersed in the story that unfolded.

We first meet Amara when a mission went south and Riordan shows up to clean up the mess, having a history she tries to warn him that this was a lot bigger than he thought it was. From there the story just went even wilder as each part of the plot was revealed.

Fast forward a year post failed mission and we find Amara on the hunt for the man in her dreams, she knows that the people in her life are lying to her by omission and she's on a mission to find out what the secrets were.  Because despite having lost her memory of the past year including the mission that almost claimed her life she's still in danger and she knows this mystery man will help her.   For his part, Riordan was hurt in that mission and he's finally on the road to recovery, finding the woman who almost cost him so much on his doorstep is an unwelcome surprise, one he's going to take full advantage of.

I absolutely enjoyed the repartee between these two because my gawd they had chemistry. They were so tuned to each other and it was erotic and hot as hell.   I loved them when they argued and pushed each other when they struggled not to give into the attraction between them, as they worked to figure out who was out to hurt Amara and why.  Amara wasn't sure ho her enemies were supposed to be but her father had created more than enemies for them both with his criminal enterprise and Amara was struggling to believe the man she loved as her Father wasn't as horrible as the rest of the world kept saying.

The action was fast-paced, everything flowed quickly especially because the main characters weren't meeting for the first time.  From the unfolding secrets, we learn more about both Amara and her father, his friends and what drove him to become the man he was.  I enjoyed the secondary characters as well and can't wait to see which of them will be getting stories in this series.  Riordian's family and several of the characters from the Elite Ops make an appearance and I'm sure if I had read that series first this would have made this even better to see them. I am extremely excited to see the next mission that this group will be involved in.  I can't wait to see what happens to Amara's dad, and to her friends, cousins and Riordian's family.  I absolutely loved his Grandfather, because that man was both a source of wisdom & kept Riordan on his toes.

I loved how as the story flowed and more secrets came out, it challenged the way each character viewed the situation especially Amara who is struggling to know who to trust.  Unlike before Riordan refuses to be pushed into a simple box, he's here to claim what is his, not just his revenge for the danger Amara had been placed in but his rightful place by her side.  I loved every second of it.I was sucked into the story and read it really quickly and felt the need to get back into it when I had to be away. It was awesome and I highly recommend.

  • Julie Garwood's FBI Series
  • Heart of the Night by Gayle Wilson
  • Krewe of Hunters Series by Heather Graham (does have some paranormal to it) 

Happy Reading my loves, 

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