Collision Course by Marie Harte
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If you are looking for a book that features the typically tattooed bad boy then you'll be surprised when you read Collision Course. This book isn't your average gritty book about hard core alpha males covered in ink and full of attitude. Oh, don't get me wrong, this book has all that but there is so much more to the men who inhabit the pages!
Book four is about Lou. Lou turns the heads of women no matter where he goes – well….most women. You see, Lou has a problem catching the eye of one Ms. Joey Reeves. She goes out of her way to steer clear of Lou and he just doesn’t understand why. Well, Joey has her own reasons from avoided the tattooed Adonis trying to slide his way into her life. She’s not looking for short term – actually, she’s not sure she’s looking for anything right now. Joey isn’t the only person she has to consider.
While Joey and Lou are wonderful characters full of vibrant personality, I didn’t enjoy their storyline as much I as did the first three books. Part of it was some of Lou’s approaches/verbal exchanges with Joey. They weren’t altogether put-offish but didn’t seem like they were appropriate for someone who lived with a family full of women. I’m not a prude or even close to being a saint (let’s just say that Friday and food are my second and third favorite F words) but his mannerisms, demeaner, and vocab were a bit inappropriate at times. Don’t get me wrong, I love Lou and Joey but there was just something that rubbed me the wrong way during parts of the book.
Joey is a strong woman who has put up with a lot of condescension from her parents – the main people on this earth that are supposed to love, support, and protect her. Instead they put her down, don’t appreciate her, and remind her of what she could be and should be doing right now. They have taken her accidental pregnancy and tortured her with it for the past nine years. Joey, on the other hand, has fought tooth and nail to build a life for her and her child.
Even though I had issues with some of the way Lou’s character was written, this book was still worth the read. Lou is a supportive person and takes care of all the women in family. He knows how to treat people, not just women, and he’s a hard worker. His story is engaging and kept me captivated. The plot was well thought out and organized. The story was perfectly paced; not too fast or too slow.
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