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Romance Contemporary | Erotica
FORCED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN LUST AND LIFEâ€¦
SHEâ€™LL TAKE LUST.
A childhood accident left Emmaline vulnerable to disturbing
fugue states that last only minutes, but feel like an
eternity. The blackouts are unsettling but manageableâ€¦until
she meets Johnny Dellasandro. The reclusive painter gained
notoriety in the â€™70s for his debauched lifestyle and
raunchy art films. His naked body has achieved cult status,
especially in Emmâ€™s mindâ€” sheâ€™s obsessed with the man, whoâ€™s
grown even sexier with age. Today Johnny shuns the spotlight
and Emm in particular...until she falls into a fugue on his
In that moment sheâ€™s transported back thirty years, crashing
a party at Johnnyâ€™s place in his wild-man heydayâ€” the night
is a blur of flesh and heat that lingers on her skin long
after sheâ€™s woken to the present.
It happens again and again, each time-slip another
mind-blowing orgy, and soon Emm canâ€™t stop, though every
episode leaves her weaker and weaker. Sheâ€™s frightened by
whatâ€™s happening to her, but sheâ€™s even more terrified of
losing this portal to the Johnny she wants so badly. The one
who wants her, too, and takes herâ€”
every chance he gets.
1 comment posted.
When I read "mind-blowing orgies" in the 70's, I assumed Collide contained some element of sexual adventure. So I was surprised to find that the story had much more in common with a traditional male/female romance. COLLIDE is a well-written and fascinating tale of the relationship that develops between Emm and Johnny on two levels. In present day, he is the older artist and former B-movie star who catches her attention. In the fugue states she falls into as a result of a childhood brain injury, he is the you young, passionate, and lost Johnny of the movies. I really liked Emm and Johnny together, past and future. I enjoyed to "time travel" element and the uncertainty about what was really happening to Emm. The story had strong erotic elements, though orgies were only implied ;-)
(Maria Munoz 12:31pm May 29, 2011)
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