By Charlotte Fallowfield
What do you do when the guy you’re in love with is seeing someone else?
That’s the dilemma facing Paige Taylor. All of her life she’s only ever had eyes for the gorgeous Alec Wright, but despite their undeniable chemistry, their timing has always been off. Fast approaching her thirtieth birthday, Paige despairs of ever finding love and a happy ever after. Her best friend Poppie tells her that she can either watch life pass her by, or grab it with both hands. She convinces Paige to throw herself back into the dating pool, or she could be waiting for Alec forever.
What Paige didn’t expect was the catalogue of dating disasters to follow. A neck brace, jelly fish, stitches, flashing and an encounter with a gorilla were some of the most memorable. Despite some downright hilarious, humiliating and cringe worthy dates, her biological clock is ticking and Paige is determined to keep trying until she finds the one. Was Alec Wright always her Mr. Right, or is he still out there waiting to be found?
Join Paige in her quest to find the ultimate prize. Love.
First off, I want to say that I did enjoy this book. I really did. However, I would not classify UNTIL WE COLLIDE as a romantic comedy. Was there comedy? Yes. Paige is a walking disaster who ends up dating the worst kind of men imaginable and finds herself in some highly embarrassing situations. Her best friend, Poppie, is an absolute delight and a great source of laughs as well. That being said, take out those few scenes and I found this book to be sad and depressing. Why? Because it took Paige and Alec thirteen years to finally come together. Yep, you read that right…thirteen years. It’s lust at first sight when they meet when Paige was just seventeen and Alec was twenty-one. But from that moment on, they’re separated by boyfriends, girlfriends, work, miscommunications and a shitload of bad luck and bad timing.
I liked Paige, who I think tried really hard to move on from Alec. She’s a wonderful woman with an amazing career, who simply wants to fall in love, get married and have a family. It’s a simple dream, which makes it all the more heartbreaking that she spends all those years chasing it. Since this story is only told in Paige’s POV, it’s hard to get a read on Alec, especially since we don’t really see a great deal of him. He annoyed me when he made Paige wait six years before telling her he wanted her again. Paige spent those six years completely single while he slept around with a huge number of women. When she finally decides to quit waiting for him and starts getting serious with another guy, that’s when he decides to make his move. I also felt bad for the woman he strung along for years while waiting and hoping for another chance with Paige.
As I mentioned above, UNTIL WE COLLIDE is told only in Paige’s POV and is a stand-alone. The story takes place over thirteen years, with the epilogue taking place about seventeen years later. I’m trying to remember if there was any sex, but I don’t think there was. I think it was all done behind closed doors. It does come with a HEA for Paige and Alec, and if you can handle reading about years of missed opportunities, then I’d recommend picking this one up.
Until We Collide
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