Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Collision Course
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Series: Florida Books #2
Heroes: Aaron Chase/Joey Miller
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 266 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: December 9, 2008
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Immovable object? Meet the irresistible force.
Paramedic Aaron Chase doesn’t have anything against love. It just comes with a lot of responsibility, like when he had to raise his sister and brothers after their drug-addicted mom took off for good. Now that the last one is off to college, Aaron’s anticipating enjoying life on his own terms. He certainly wasn’t expecting Joey Miller to accidentally drop into his life. Joey’s sexy, funny and annoyingly optimistic, and his tendency to get into trouble keeps sending him Aaron’s way. Even the fact that Joey works for the hated social work system isn’t reason enough to keep him out of Aaron’s bed.
Joey knows all about love. He’s fallen in it ten times he thinks. It’s not that he can’t tell the difference between sex and love. All that experience has to count for something, right? With Aaron it’s different. Maybe because there’s something to fight for. This time Joey’s fallen for good. He’s not going to let number eleven get away.
Review: This is the umpteenth time I’ve read Aaron and Joey’s story but the first time I’ve given it a real and just review. How I could find myself drawn back into their lives so many times and not have written a review to begin with just boggles my mind. I am a huge KA Mitchell fan, and I constantly troll the vines looking for her next release. I’ve found myself rereading very few books but more than one of them belongs to this author, so I guess at the same time I am also reviewing the author and her books.
Aaron is my ideal alpha main character. He is big, confident (arrogant), and the most selfless man to those he loves and cares for. Many have called him an asshole, Joey has called him that more than once, but I see him as perfection. He was given a shit life, but turned that load of crap in diamonds. He was screwed by his worthless parents, he was forced to lie, steal, and cheat just to protect his younger siblings and provide them with a stable and loving home. He is entitled to be a prick and I dare anyone to prove to me otherwise.
Joey is just absolute joy. I loved him in Diving in Deep and was thrilled when he was getting a man to keep in Collision Course. Of course, nothing is every easy where Joey is concerned, but he is witty, ballsy, confident (really he is), and also one of the most giving and loving men you will ever read about. He cares…he cares and that caring comes across as manipulation to Aaron and his ex (and now best friend) Noah. I didn’t see it that way, because to me Joey was everything that is good in the world and if you can’t see it then that’s your problem.
Together, these two were on fire…both in the bedroom and with words. It was not an easy relationship, and it took forever for Aaron to even admit to himself that it was more than sex. But I love my men having to work hard for that happy ending and these two had to work harder than most. It was harsh at times, but oh so worth it, and I have no doubts that I will eventually pull this one off the shelves again when I need my Aaron and Joey fix. Highly recommend this series and this story especially.
Overall Impression: It was amazing
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*