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Collision Course by K.A. Mitchell

5989460Title: Collision Course (Florida Books, Book 2)
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Published: December 1, 2008
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages: 266

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Collision Course is the sequel to Diving in Deep, but you don’t really have to read it to get into this book. This installment follows social worker Joey, who was briefly shown as being with Noah for a while in the first book, who crosses paths with paramedic Aaron (who has reason to distrust social workers based on his own family’s past experiences) and finds a spark that he has a hard time denying. But can they form a relationship when what they do and what they want isn’t even close to being in sync?

This was about as good as the first book and if you’ve read the first, there’s a good continuity here not only in terms of writing style but also in the writing style itself. There was a point near the end where I felt it dragged slightly (I believe I had a similar complaint with Diving in Deep), but overall it’s an enjoyable read.

Title: Diving in Deep
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Publication Date: March 18, 2008

Rating: ★ ★ ★  ☆
Cameron Lewis is in Florida for what should be a routine water safety training course – until his childhood best friend’s younger brother, Noah Winthrop, walks in to the room. Cameron has known Noah had a crush on him since he was a teenager and even spent some time with him at his brother’s wedding – but they haven’t seen or spoken to each other since. Cameron is faced with confronting potential feelings for Noah he didn’t know he had, is reputation as a professional trainer who would never be improper with a trainee, and the fact that Noah’s feelings don’t appear to have dwindled at all in the time they spent apart.

I actually liked the story overall – the characters are easy to get attached to and there are some great moments. But I felt like the overall story dragged and aspects of the central relationship were sort of just glossed over (there are references to domination and submission that just sort of come out of nowhere a few times but there’s never really an explanation of the discussion or resolution). That said, I recommend this for anyone looking for a good, sweet m/m romance.