I received this book for free from Enticing Journey Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Independently Published on August 13, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Enticing Journey Book Promotions
Eight years was a long time to be gone. I changed and I knew the people I was going home to changed as well. I never wanted to leave her, but circumstances forced me to walk away and I chose not to look back. But I'm finally home and ready to reclaim all that I lost with Kris. I hoped the decisions I made in my past didn't come back to haunt me.He'd been gone for eight years. Left without ever saying goodbye to me.He chose to walk away from us, never letting me decide whether I wanted to live my life with him. I had to learn how to move on and mourn the loss of what could have been. Eight years was a long time to be gone. Too bad my heart didn't understand the concept of time.
Collision is the third novel in the Shattered Hearts series. It is the final book in the series and the book I’ve been highly anticipating for YEARS. I would highly recommend you read Shattered and Into Pieces to understand Collision. It can be read as standalone but to fully understand the story, I recommend reading the previous books.
Collision much like Shattered and Into Pieces are written in multiple POVs. It is my personal favorite thing about Nicole’s writing. I love that she gives us a chance to glimpse into the mind of all the characters and put the story together. Collision is mainly Chase and Kris’s story; it was one that began in the previous books and now we finally get them front and center. Collision takes place about 8 years after Into Pieces. It does include some flashbacks so it wouldn’t be that hard to understand the story. Having read most of Nicole’s books, I never know what to expect when it comes to her writing. I personally was a little afraid for my babies because she could total hurt them. But what I loved most about Collision is the maturity of the characters, it was what really pulled me into the story and made me want to protect them all.
Kris has always been a favorite of mine. She’s a bit of a firecracker and she’s short (like me) with a temper that’s even shorter (like me). I loved how selfless she was, how she was worried about her family. She’s not afraid to put her life on the line if need be, she also puts herself out there. I really loved her.
Chase has always been a bit of a mystery and after reading Collision, I still feel like he is still a bit of a mystery. I did love how selfless he was and how he wasn’t afraid to go after Kris even after all that time.
Kris and Chase have had a slow burn romance building. They have been playing this game of cat and mouse but never being on the same page. I also enjoyed the sexual tension mixed with hate that Kris and Chase had. It made you want them together but also wanted Kris to go ahead and punch Chase because let’s be honest, he deserved it. I was rooting for them and honestly, I think the story could have gone either way – they could’ve ended up together or they could have not ended up together and I would’ve been okay. And it’s really hard for me to be okay with that kind of stuff.
Seeing the end of the Shattered Hearts series was really bittersweet. I didn’t want to let some of my first ever indie series go. I wasn’t ready. However, I was pretty content with how the series ended because Nicole definitely left room for novellas or spin offs if she ever decides to go back to the world. If you love a book that features multiple POVs, has suspense and romance, I would highly recommend The Shattered Hearts series.