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Souls Collide is the third book in the Collide Series by Kristina Beck. I didn’t realise going into this book that it was the third in the series- having said that though, it can be read as a standalone- but there are characters who appear in this book who have obviously had their own book previously- and they are quite intriguing and likeable also, so I have decided to go back and read the first two books and get up to date with this wonderful cast of characters and their stories. This is also my first read by Ms. Beck, and colour me impressed! I love her witty, fun and flirty writing style- she pulled me into the story right from the first page and easily held my attention the whole way through. I am an insta-fan and will absolutely be stalking her 😊, I mean following her work closely from now on!
Kent Hayes is a prickly, bitter and angry man. He carries his pain like an anvil around his shoulders, and pushes all, except the few closest to him, away. He hasn’t had a relationship in ages- as he wrote women off a long time ago. But his bad attitude and beastly manner are about to get a battering from a perky, bubbly little ray of sunshine who is able to inject some light back into his grey world. He’d really love to hate her, and really does try to do so, but finds that he just can’t fight her charm. He can’t help but be impressed that she doesn’t take his rubbish, instead she gives it right back. He may just have met his match!
Alexa Kramer has a great life- a successful job she loves, close family and good friends. She may be blonde and beautiful, but she’s far more than just a pretty face. She’s the whole package- smart, confident, independent, loyal, and generous- even if she tends to swear like a sailor. But her world is shaken when she literally collides with an incredibly HOT police officer. She’s immediately attracted, but he is so rude she’s left thinking he’s incredibly obnoxious. But still, there is something behind the prickly facade, and she really wants to be the one who gets close enough to figure it out. She also secretly loves the challenge he represents, as he’s the first man who doesn’t immediately fall at her feet. As they begin to cross paths fairly regularly, the frost between them begins to slowly thaw. But soon there are concerning developments when it appears that she has attracted a stalker. Will Kent’s protective nature kick in and keep her safe?
The story is a fantastic read- it’s sweet, sassy, suspenseful, humorous, dramatic, touching, romantic, emotive, fun, and unpredictable. It is really well written, with wonderful attention to detail and descriptive scene setting. Ms. Beck built the tension and suspense really well, and had my mind reeling with possible scenarios, trying to predict where the storyline was headed.
I can’t wait to go back and read the first two books now- and I look forward to seeing what Ms. Beck does next.
Thank you, Ms. Beck!
Alexa is strong, sassy and full of charm and loves those close to her passionately. Kent angry and has built solid walls of protection due to loss and a disease that has changed his life. Somehow the charming and beautiful soul, Alexa calls to him and maybe, just maybe she will be the one who can heal him.
This story has it all. Passion and drama, humor and suspense, darkness and light, compassion and healing and is a must read!
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Kent's sister Abby is amazing. To be battling breast cancer and have such a positive personality, even when Kent is always so down, is so true to her spirit. The fact that Alexa is immediately drawn to her also speaks of the light that shines in her. I do wonder if Beck plans to give Abby her own book. Kent and Abby are a package deal and with the way Alexa and Abby get along like true sisters, that wouldn't be a problem.
There is one character I didn't love, and that was Dani. She was so prickly from the start, and I think Beck wrote her character to be unlikeable very well. In such an amazing group of people, I imagine it was probably hard creating a character that the audience is going to dislike. She just always had something negative to say and I was surprised that she was friends with Abby.
While Kent and Alexa are getting to know each other, and his walls are starting to crumble, we learn Alexa has a stalker. Because she is such a beautiful and bubbly person, it's not hard to see why men would be drawn to her. But this is the kind of attention no girl wants and things are starting to get scary. She wants to find out who is doing these awful things to her so she can stop living fearfully. Kent wants to find the man that is hurting Alexa just as badly as she does. Because his sister is finishing up her treatments and the fact that Alexa has a stalker, these two are taking things slow. The way these two flirt with each other is sweet and fun, I love the attraction between the two.
Even though Souls Collide is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. Knowing the series gives you a sense of giddiness when Beck brings back characters you meet in the previous books because you get to know the characters intimately. Their lives are so tightly intertwined, this is a family you want to be a part of. I can't say how much I love that Beck was able to write Abby battling breast cancer. It's such a scary thing for women to go through and Abby is an inspiration. Souls Collide is beautifully written, it's fun and romantic, the perfect combination and the perfect addition to the Collide Series.
"My chest tingles as I take a deep breath, inhaling what feels like a beam of sunlight exuding from her."
Let me start my review with this: I love being part of an author's journey and through her series I've seen Kristina Beck grow as an author. Souls Collide is her best work so far and I'm curious where her journey will lead her in the future.
In the amazing standalone-series "Collide", this third book is a fantastic, suspenseful read I totally enjoyed reading!
"That was the most amazing, blood-bubbling, ovary-squealing tongue tango I've ever experienced."
Souls Collide is different than the other books in this series and at the same time it isn't. With it's well developed suspense it clearly stands out. Alexa's and Kent's story is captivating and full of twists and turns that you won't see coming. This and the fact that Alexa and Kent are great characters with funny banter will keep your eyes clued to the pages.
"If I'm Superman, then she's my kryptonite."
Each time Alexa and Kent meet I could clearly see the same ray of sunshine and blinding light that Kent saw. At their first encounter their souls collided so beautifully that my heart ached for more. And it got so much more. Both main characters are beautiful souls and a perfect match clearly made in heaven. Their hearts waited for each other and therefore this book is full of deep connections and emotions that will make you swoon.
"Sunshine is exactly what she is. She exudes warm, soothing energy that lifts my thick layer of anger and replaces it with peace."
However, be prepared to be confronted with an illness that gets to you. It will stir every possible emotion in you. The author treated this very carefully and found a sensitive way to weave it into this story.
And I love the fact that we see so much of the characters we already got to know in the first two books. But also the new "side" characters will have no chance but simply fall for. Abby is awesome and I truly wish to get at least her story as a novella. If you read this book, you'll know what I'm talking about.
"She will forever be my sunshine, even when life gets cloudy."
Souls Collide is a beautiful, touching book about two souls which are each others missing puzzle piece. With their opposite characters they complement each other perfectly. This book is spiced with the perfect amount of suspense, humor, love, drama and emotion. All a romance reader's heart longs for.
It’s always a joy for me to read an early copy of a book from an author whose work I’ve come to know and trust, but this book deserves more effusive praise than I can possibly put into words. It captivated my mind from the first page and captured my heart immediately, making me fully invested in these characters and beyond eager to learn their story. Between the witty and biting banter and the action packed drama, there was never a dull moment and the rest of my world disappeared as I devoured this book.
One of the things this author does exceptionally well is cementing the emotion and deep connection of the two main characters while using external conflict as the drama and challenge to the relationship, rather than resorting to internal conflict for the main crisis of the book. For me, it’s always more rewarding and uplifting when the two characters grow closer and stronger as they fight challenges not of their own making together. And I love the picture it creates for the reader, that challenges and struggles in life can draw people closer together when they have a deep, abiding love and commitment to each other.
I also need to point out the way this author handles an insidious, horrible illness. The same thing that took Kent's mother has also stricken his sister Abby. While the author sheds light on the specifics of fighting the illness, she gives us Abby, a phenomenal, touching example of the indomitable, resilient human spirit. Abby’s journey is one of grace, beauty and courage, poignantly and compassionately told with an underpinning of hope and optimism, and it will forever alter your view of those fighting this disease and its survivors.
The books in this series all stand alone, so you can start with this book without feeling like you’re missing anything. It’s a wonderful holiday read and brings all the characters from the previous two books together, so it’s a great way to meet the other characters. Kent and Alexa may be my favorite couple, with their initial meetings being extremely entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny, but I’ll say one thing for Kent. He didn’t fight himself for long and, once he was in, he was all in. It was a reward in its own right to see the surly, broody hero learn to smile, laugh and love. This book really does have it all -- humor, drama, suspense, poignant emotion and tons of heart, and it’s sure to delight every reader!
*I reviewed this book freely and voluntarily, having made no commitment to provide a review and receiving no compensation of any kind from any source for this review.
By: Kristina Beck
5 out of 5 stars
The story Souls Collide: Collide Series Book 3 by Kristina Beck is a wonderful book that I loved reading. It has the right amount of romance and suspense that makes it a story that I had a hard time putting down until I finished it. It had me turning pages to find out what was going to happen next and also falling in love with the characters of Alexa and Kent. Alexa is a woman who is beautiful, intelligent, and independent. She is also caring and compassionate. I love that she doesn’t shy away from saying what she thinks. One person who she doesn’t mince words with or about is Kent. Kent is a police officer that doesn’t show his emotions. He comes off as unsympathetic at times and even his friends tell him his attitude is poor. Then he meets Alexa. When these two first meet the sparks fly. Those sparks at first show conflict between them. Then something begins to change. Kent becomes protective of Alexa. Even more so when a stranger begins lurking around her. When they kiss there is a passion that is undeniable. What does the future hold for Kent and Alexa? Will these two find themselves in a relationship or will their differing views keep them apart? Will Alexa’s unknown pursuer be caught? Read this book to find out. I loved reading about Alexa and Kent. There is a push and pull going on between them and there are times when their conversations had me with a smile on my face. They are characters that I wanted to find happiness. There are also other additional characters who I enjoyed reading about. Both the part that they play in the story and also their interactions with Kent and Alexa. If you love romance with some mystery and suspense this is the book for you. I would highly recommend reading it.
Alexa brings joy to every room she enters and to each person she meets. She is smart, funny and hardworking and is tired of guys thinking she is a dumb blonde. She has a busy life, loving friends and family, and she doesn’t need a man to make her life complete. Until she crosses paths with a hot cop with a bad attitude.
Kent is a brave and dedicated police officer who is proud to serve his community and keep them safe. He has experienced much heartbreak in his life, he doesn’t trust easily and keeps his feelings close to his heart. He doesn’t have time for romance until he kept running into a beautiful woman who he couldn’t stop thinking about. Was this a sign that his life was about to change?
Can Alexa and Kent put aside their misconceptions about each other long enough to let love in?
I love all of the books in the Collide series and I think that “Souls Collide” is absolutely wonderful!! The characters and their emotions pull you into their lives as if you were there with them, experiencing all of their ups and downs. I was thrilled that the characters from the first two books played an important part in Alexa and Kent’s story. I am sad to see the series come to an end and I can’t wait to see what Kristina has in store for us next.
By Kristina Beck
Rated 5 stars
This is my first book by this author and I am not sure how I have skipped over this wonderful writer. Her writing enchanted me. I loved meeting each of her characters. Then when they all came together....BAM! Pure Poetry in Motion! She gives them life...they are not just flat characters. I care about each of them for their own reasons...well except for a few naughty ones. But they help make the story so I guess I like them for what their purpose is.
I read this fairly quickly as it enchanted me from the beginning. After about the half way mark I kinda started losing interest. I kept plugging along and it was worth it. There are some amazing characters in here who struggle with real life problems. I learned a few things I didn’t know before. Alexa-I love the whole nickname thing and the idea behind it. Kent...you made me want to hug you. But you would not like that at least at first. Abby- Dayum girl! You are inspiring!
Overall this story was right up my alley. I enjoyed reading it and will keep this author in mind when looking for a fun, sexy romance.
Ps. LOVE the cover!