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Collision Course by [Kent, Alison]
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3.2 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • File Size: 3102 KB
  • Print Length: 217 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Alison Kent (March 25, 2011)
  • Publication Date: March 25, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004U29YMO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #561,546 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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So it's unusual to have a book make it into the "top 100 free books" list without it having any reviews, but I was bored so I took a chance. Initially, I was excited as the writing is above average with nice descriptions and few grammatical errors. Also, the emotional aspect of the main characters relationship was paid attention to aka they didn't jump each other within the first few moments of meeting.

However, the more I read--the more apathetic I got. You know who the "bad guys" are from the beginning and any attempts to add suspense or tension simply fall flat. The attention to getting to know each other for the leads which initially I was applauding--I ended up skipping pages of their conversations (not because I wanted them to have sex, but because their conversations were heavily melodramatic and just went on and on and on--literally almost half the book is conversations between them talking about their angsty childhoods. It just gets to the point where you don't care and the conversations don't even have any witty banter or chemistry).

It was in short--boring. No real suspense or humor. Props for being a technically competent writer--but that's as far as it goes.
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Dubbed as a romantic suspense in the title, the operative word here is "romance" not suspense. "Playing Love's Odds" follow Logan Burke, a top notch private investigator and Hannah Evans, a lab tech for a chemical company in Houston. Cut from the same cloth of John Grisham's "The Pelican Brief" without the lawyers, "Playing Love's Odds" was tightly written and technically perfect but failed to pull me in as a reader.

***SPOILER ALERT ***
When I review a book, I always star at the highest rating of 5 stars. When I finished reading, it had dipped into 3 stars but as I went through my personal checklist, I was actually surprised that it climbed back to 4 stars.

Here's why I took out 2 stars --- the book was supposed to be a romantic suspense but it was dragging. There were no real crests and valleys to excite you. It felt like a pendulum that only swings on one side. I need to be frightened and then feel safe to feel the suspense. Hannah was never frightened enough and did not feel safe enough even when she was with Logan already. In short, the promised adrenaline rush when you classify a book as a thriller was not just there.

Here's why I gave one star back thus the final 4 star rating --- the author was wise enough not to modernize the book. Originally written in 1993 before cell phones were common and the Internet as necessary as cable TV, it was great reading about floppy disks, pay phones and pagers. I like the authenticity of the period.

Logan is a memorable character. A dysfunctional hero, he was able to find redemption. Logan was the true main character here. Even Hannah who is the female lead is also on a supporting role. For Logan alone, I would have given one star back.
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I found this book boring. Toooooo Many descriptions of feelings. I skipped many parts because I wanted something to happen. The characters were ok, but it had no humor and not suspense.
Bottom line, it could have been good. It wasn't. I don't recommend it.
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This a nice, fairly typical romance crime story. Nothing spectacular in it. Unfortunately, because it had been published earlier under another title and is also included in another book titled "Three Times Love", I unknowingly purchased it twice. Alison Kent has several other books out that have been published over time with different titles for the same exact identical book. As a purchaser, I strongly object to that practice.
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I enjoyed this book, though I didn't think it was fantastic. I liked Logan as a character. He is a flawed but interesting man. The story of his big trauma does seem a little overblown (it's not like it was really his fault), but he is sweet and seems to make a real effort to be a better person. I always like the PIs! He's clearly haunted by demons but finds himself drawn to Hannah anyway. I guess it was really Hannah that dragged the book down for me. I found her boring and nonsensical at times. She doesn't seem to have a lot of personality. She's sort of sweet, but she admits she has no friends, no real interests, etc. (Yet she goes on about how different she and Logan are. How? You barely have a personality!) She has all these hangups about how she can't love anyone, which doesn't really make much sense. I get that her dad dying was traumatic, but the author doesn't do much to explain why that would make it so she didn't want to get romantically involved. Sounds like she came from a loving home that ended up being touched by tragedy. She provides virtually no information about her past, despite the fact that she pushes Logan to reveal all. And then she goes on and on about how she gave him everything and he betrayed her. What exactly did you give him? I enjoyed the thriller part. It's not a mystery, if that's what you're after, but there is a good amount of "woman in danger, hero must save her". Overall, a pleasant read if you aren't expecting a story to really move you emotionally.
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