By: J.C. Hannigan
Collide is by J.C. Hannigan and is the first book in a series that follows the life of main character Harlow Jones. As the reader meets Harlow Jones we are immediately immersed in a story full of sorrow, loss, grief and confusion. Collide is filled with content that can be a trigger for some readers. Touching on the delicate topics of trauma, rape and death; Hannigan provides enough information in her descriptions and story lines that will hopefully give readers empathy and insight into Harlow’s character without being too upsetting.
Harlow Jones is starting a new school, trying to forget a past she wishes she never had to endure. Harlow is determined to finish school and get as far away as possible from her mother and stepfather.
Starting school, unexpectedly, she becomes attracted to her English teacher; Iain Bentley. What she doesn’t expect is to feel. Not only is there an undeniable pull to someone she should stay away from but her heart begins to thaw out and she feels herself warming up to life.
As Harlow immerses herself in school and work, it seems that life takes another turn. Harlow not only gets caught up in the dynamics of a forbidden relationship between teacher and student, she also finds herself with new friends and another secret to hide.
Collide explores the possibility of life after trauma, new relationships, new friendships and the possibility of it all blowing up in your face. Hannigan writes a strong main character and secondary characters of extreme importance. With a story that is so much more then a secret affair Hannigan shows off the difficulties of having your past rule your present. With depth, heart, soul and honesty Collide will leave you wanting more.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS BOOK DEALS WITH RAPE, ADOPTION, ABORTION, ABUSE & DEATH. THESE TOPICS MAY BE A TRIGGER, SO PLEASE BE WARY IF YOU CHOOSE TO READ.