Monday, August 20, 2012

Collision by Stefne Miller

“My sun literally rises when I see you and it falls when we’re apart. It feels dark when you aren’t with me, and I say all of that just to say that you didn’t just turn my head once. It snaps your direction every time you enter the room.”

The Blurb:

Seven minutes inside a hotel room with a complete stranger. A friendly greeting where we pretend to know each other well and are genuinely happy to see each other; then straight to business. None of it meaningful. None of it real. All of it rehearsed, choreographed, and expected.

My life isn’t my own anymore. I pretty much go wherever I’m told and put on the show. It’s my life and whether I chose it or not, it’s the life I’ve got. It’s the world I live in.

And, I’m searching. Always searching… I just don’t know what for.

Cab Stone has it all—fame, fortune and the adoration of millions of women across the globe. When the constant attention from fans and expectations from his handlers becomes too much, he escapes the craziness of press junkets and movie sets and escapes to Asheville, North Carolina to hide away for the summer.

He expects peace, quiet, and solitude. What he doesn’t expect is to meet a fiery redhead who changes everything he knows about the world.

The daughter of missionaries, Kei Sallee lives a life of service to others. She has little, expects less, and helps heal the hearts of thousands in Uganda, where she grew up. When she finds herself staying in the same guesthouse as Cab Stone, she vows to ignore his Greek god good looks and spend the summer as she had planned—in peace, quiet, and solitude.

Cab and Kei’s lives couldn’t be more different…or more the same.

Despite, or perhaps because of, their vastly different yet startlingly similar backgrounds, Cab and Kei strike up an unlikely friendship that could possibly blossom into something more. But Kei fears that the truth about her past will prevent pretty-boy Cab, who is used to getting everything he wants, from fully committing to her.

When two completely different worlds experience a Collision, can they exist as one?

IMO: (spoiler alert!)

It’s been quite a long time since a book had totally blown me away. I’m glad I read Collision because it just did that and more!

I do not know where to start with this review. I can’t honestly think of Collision without wanting to cry. Seriously, what had this book done to my emotions? After I read it, it left me so wrecked. I was crying my heart out in my room in the middle of the night that my parents actually woke up because of my loud sobbing. Imagine that! I was totally left heartbroken.

The book is in first person POV. But not Kei’s, it’s in Cabot’s POV. I admit to having such pleasure in reading books written in a guy’s point-of-view. It’s just refreshing. Most of the time, girls POV tend to get whiny and irritating, so I really love reading the counterpart.

Cabot and Kei. I’ve never read two people who are so dissimilar, who lived worlds apart but totally right for each other! It was one hell of a collision! Their love story was so beautiful, so riveting, so pure that it makes you hope for something like that for yourself. (Shit. I am tearing up again!)  

When their worlds collide, together they went on a journey of discovery. Cabot went to Uganda and took part in Kei’s missionary life while Kei, on the other hand, took the Hollywood ride and learned Cabot’s life.

This book had so many lessons to impart. I learned so much about the plight of the people in Uganda. Actually, I am quite familiar with the Invisible Children. I was introduced to it through Veronica Mars. The TV series did a whole episode based on it back in 2007.

I guess I already spoiled it enough for you guys to guess the ending. But please, don’t be discouraged by it. It’s really a beautiful book and the true message of why their worlds had to collide, will only be explained at the very end.

Oh, a tidbit! They are planning on making a movie based on this book. You cannot believe how happy I am with that news. I really wish it pushes through.


Obviously, this book has become one of my favorites! It’s breathtakingly beautiful. This book had totally sucked me in and rattled me in a way that I’ve never felt in a long, long time. It’s emotional yet very inspirational. I just don’t know what else to say. I ABSOLUTELY love this book.


*pic from Goodreads

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