Thursday, July 11, 2013

Book Review: Pulse by Gail McHugh

I told you I would have a review up for Pulse by Gail McHugh this week, though you probably didn't expect it to be the very next day. I was up to the wee hours of the morning intent on finishing this up in one fell swoop. Sure I may be paying for it today with one of the worst book hangovers I've ever had, but it was definitely worth it. We are first introduced to Emily and Gavin in Collide, book one of this 2-book series. Pulse picks up right where Collide left off, in the aftermath of Emily's and Dillon's disastrous engagement party. Finally realizing that she is in an emotionally abusive relationship, Emily ends things with Dillon. Can she get Gavin back or are they broken forever?

Once again, Gail McHugh delivers an outstanding book. I literally felt every emotion possible while reading about Emily and Gavin finding their way back to each other. Sadness, anger, downright fear; you name it, I felt it. Fate keeps giving them a boat load of crap to deal with and I was scared as hell about the outcome of their relationship. After watching her mother bounce from one abusive relationship to another, and ending up in one herself, Emily feels she is broken. Gavin is determined to show her that she is worthy of his love.

"I'm going to break you Emily cooper. I'm going to break you down and slowly build you back up. Second by second, piece by piece, and memory by memory, I'm going to make you realize you're worth what I'm going to give you."

"You've filled the empty space in my soul, and because of that, you're a Goddess to me. That's the way I'm always going to treat you. For the rest of your life. I promise you that. I fucking promise."

Gah! Gavin is an intense, alpha-male you are sure to fall in love with.  When they do come together, of course, the sex scenes are scorchingly hot and Gavin is absolutely delectable. There is no way I could ever get enough of him.

This book did a great job of wrapping up the series and leaving me very full-filled with the outcome. I am sad to see Emily's and Gavin's story come to an end but I'm anxious to see what Gail McHugh brings us next.

Marianna's Rating:
Title: Pulse
Series: Collide
Author: Gail McHugh
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Social Media: @Gail_McHugh;
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Book Description
How do you keep existing when your heart is so splintered, so completely torn to shreds, your pulse is fading? You’re…broken. How do you move forward when every breath is nothing more than a constant ache? Living becomes an insidious reminder that you threw away the single largest part of yourself. Your… soul. No amount of distraction can pull you from the torture of losing your…life. Now that Emily Cooper has walked away from her first love, she finds herself running toward her only love. Unraveling fast, but clinging to hope, Emily risks all she has left on the man that has consumed her every thought and dream since the day they met. Will Gavin take her back? And if so, will their reunion be a collision of two hearts destined to complete one another and rekindle a love that knew no boundaries? Or will scars from their past rip open, tearing slowly at what each of them was meant to be? Can fate, the ultimate game changer, mend the shattered road it laid out from the start? Only time will tell… Tick-Tock…

1 comment:

  1. A book hangover - LOL! It's true, I have a hard time reading books to unwind because then I just stay up late wanting to know what happens. I hadn't heard of this author before, but sounds like you enjoyed the book!


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