- Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
~4 1/2 Stars~
“Love wasn’t something you chose, it was something that happened whether you wanted it or not.”
Love Collides was another great read by L.A. Cotton. Kade and Staci have made a choice not to fall in love, so they think they can go through life not feeling anything for another person. However, they soon realize fate has another thing in store for them…love, but they will fight it every step of the way. And, we as readers, get to sit back and watch it. Who will win, Kade and Staci, or fate?
I was drawn into the book from the very first page. You will see why when you start this awesome book. Kade and Staci do everything backwards. Staci would end up in Kade’s bed after vowing to herself that it would never happen again and after always running out on him the morning after. However, something kept drawing her back to him. Kade tries to convince himself it’s just sex…really, really good sex, but just sex and nothing else. And like Staci, he keeps going back. But, he soon realizes he can’t get her out of his thoughts, so he decides to pursue her, maybe as friends with benefits, yeah that will work, right? It will get her out of his system, or so he thinks. As they embark on this “friends” venture, they soon realize their feelings go a lot deeper than they thought which scares them, plus each one is carrying some painful baggage from their pasts. Will they give into their instinct to run, or will they finally let go of their past and give happiness a shot?
This was a sweet, sexy, and emotional read. I loved both Kade and Staci, and I loved their sexy, sarcastic banter with one another. Like I mentioned earlier, they do everything backwards, which I have to say I liked. That’s what made this book different. Most of the time in romance novels, the characters have this amazing sexual tension, and it all works up until it peaks in the bedroom…and I love that. But L.A. Cotton did an amazing job making this book different. Yes, Kade and Staci have AMAZING sexual chemistry and the sex is HOT, but I loved watching them become friends and eventually more. There were times I got frustrated with both characters. They would make these amazing steps forward in building trust, and then, they would each take two steps back. However, I could really understand why when their pasts were finally revealed. I truly loved the journey of their love story. I haven’t gone into great detail about the book; I don’t want to ruin it because there really are some great things you learn about each character along the way that really make you love them even more.
I have only discovered L.A. Cotton six months ago, and since then, I have read and enjoyed every single book she has written. She has this series, and she has written another series Chastity Falls. Chastity Falls is a darker series which is part thriller, part mystery, and one heck of a love story. She is a writer to watch because she has written two different types of romance, but each is fantastic. So, if you haven’t discovered L.A. Cotton, get to downloading or buying her books today. You will not be disappointed!
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- Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
« This is how it was with us. We didn’t just come together. We collided. »
L.A Cotton is a new author to me.
I was really impressed by the turning events of this story. This story was heartwarming, and even with some issues about the heroes past, I could be turned into a story with a lot of drama, but it didn’t. It was a swoon worthy, hot, charming and sometimes so frustrating read.
Staci and Kade have history.
All along the story, we have glimpse of their past, started by the intense physical connection to friends with benefits and of course the beginning of a relationship.What was supposed to be fling turned out to be so much more?
Stacy Jameson is an independent woman, no string attached kind of girl, with a heavy past, the wounds haven’t healed yet. The more you push her, the more she runs away.
An overprotective family, with only her father and three brothers, she was always alone and was suffering to be cast aside. Her past so heartbreaking and she went though a lot alone, so that she didn’t have to rely on someone. She was an endearing character,even if I wanted to shake her sometimes to be so obstinated.
Her rule : don’t ever get attached to someone, she has to protect herself and especially her heart.
Kade Ford is all you can player, and wasn’t hiding who he was. His life wasn’t complicated, no commitment, until the little firecracker Staci. And it hit him hard, once he got her, he couldn’t stay away. It was very pleasant to see how this guy fell in love with her. He got flaws, acted sometimes like an ass, but when he had to make amends, he tired his best. I really loved this character.
Just one more night with Staci woke some intense, passionate feelings, and for the first time he found himself wanting more from Staci, not the sex, but her heart.
He could sense that she had some issues keeping her on her guard constantly.
Their banter was sizzling, and the chemistry off the charts!There was angst, some mystery about their past, lust and outstanding sex. The sexual tension? damn it it was hot!
Each time, he made a step forward, Staci put two step back. I was a little frustrated by this behavior, but hopefully, they were some amazing moments, reminding us that these two feisty are meant to be together, even if their past still kept them apart.
Watching the two be together, fighting, spilt apart, get back together was driving me nuts, but I enjoyed so much how these two hadn’t just come together but collided in a striking way.
It was mind-blowing; through the ups and downs of this whirlwind romance.
This story made a point to show how much friendship and family are valued, and all the characters are perfectly playing their parts in their love story, keeping both of their feet on their ground. This side of the story was well written, and if I didn’t read the first ones, I wanted to know more about them.
I loved this book and was stunned by the way the author could write with so much passion and heart. I was hooked from the beginning and reading about their journey long and full of obstacles, was so much worth the read. This book won’t be my last from this author, and I will read the first ones for sure. Great new adult romance !