Sunday, July 14, 2013

PULSE by Gail McHugh

Pulse is the sequel to Collide Volume 1 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐👍

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…


My thoughts after reading...

First and foremost, lemme' just say a huge thanks to author, writer extraordinaire Gail McHugh for releasing PULSE a month earlier than expected! You didn't make me and the other fans suffer in dire anticipation that long 😉 and we love ya for it...

Okay... To tell you the truth I'm still high on Gavin Blake---like double chocolate cheesecake induced with 10 vials of valium high. Even after reading Pulse hours ago, I'm still sighing... Gavin Blake is right---HE.IS.SWOON.WORTHY... He's such the perfect guy... His perfection out-weighs the imperfections. He puts Emily's feelings ahead of his... he is very protective of her... very loving... very kind... Oh jeez I can go on all night about how fucking wonderful & awesome GAVIN BLAKE is... I know he's only a fictional book character but hell if I won't compare him to every guy I'm gonna meet! I'm even resigning myself to perpetual singleness... Which is crazy I know... But I don't care... I haven't met everybody in the world yet, so there's a 1% probability of me meeting someone like him...maybe fated to me. LOL

As like other readers, I didn't really like Emily that much in Collide because she was "weak"... She wanted stability and she resisted change, and Dillon's that one constant for her even if she knew deep down inside her gut he's the poster child of a manipulative  SOB. I can relate to the emotional abuse part of that... Not having your peace of mind in a relationship just really sucks big time. Surely drives one to the point of wanting to check oneself in the looney bin considering the fact that you're being made to think you're just imagining things, creating unwanted & unnecessary drama, and you're just being unreasonably possessive even when you are within reason for being sooo mind-fucked... I mean, the dragging effort you undergo everyday with that kind of relationship is just so---I don't even have words... Anyway... Here in this book, I'm very happy that Emily is better & braver... And is more candid about her feelings & thoughts. She became more expressive of her feelings and actions... I love her. Everybody loves her because she's beautiful inside and out... Gavin and Emily complement each other... they're perfect for each other.

I don't even know if I can write anymore. I know I still have a lot to share from my mind that I wanna write about, but I'm still swooning! Goddamnit I'm still swooning! My sister says I'm crazy... Well, maybe I am... LOL

Reading Pulse had me feeling an assortment of emotions...I worried, I laughed, I got angry, I cried...etc... oh man. It might take a couple of days for my high to subside but I'm sure I won't be able to get over Gavin Blake! Love ya Gail McHugh! 

Read some of my fave excerpts below...

"You’re all I see. All I hear. All I dream about. I came here for you. I’m not leaving. I’m not going anywhere. It’s you, Gavin. Only you.”

 "We’re not ruined. We’re better. Understand?"

"Gavin Blake, I love you so much, it’s literally dangerous to us both. You know that?”

“I love you.. I want to break the rules with you. Kiss you passionately every day. Make you smile when you’re about to cry. I want no regrets with us. I want us to laugh together until we can’t breathe and it hurts. No man will ever love you the way I’m going to love you, Emily. You’re it. My last. My forever.”

"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 to you. If I have to open a dictionary every day and make you stare at the word ‘worth,’ I’ll do it... I’ll even paste a picture of myself next to it"

“I can’t promise you it’ll always be sweet and tender because you and I fight hard. But I’m pretty sure it won’t be a horror ride either because you and I love even harder. What I can promise is you’ll always mean more to me than my next breath, and it’ll always be you in my life. No one else.”

"When I look at you, I feel like I’m looking at the other half of myself. 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.”

"You’re the color on my blank canvas, the light in my dark, the air in my lungs, and I almost let you go. I almost erased us from ever happening. I can’t imagine not having you here with me. Please tell me you know how much I love you, Gavin. I need to hear it right now. Please.”

"You scared me the moment I saw you, and I think it’s because I knew, I just knew, I was going to fall in love you. I didn’t know our worlds were already intertwined, but my heart somehow knew it belonged to you from the start. I didn’t believe a pain so deep existed while we were apart, but I also didn’t believe a love like ours existed. You’ve shown me it does...."

"But whatever you do, never question the decisions the heavens make for us. Again, there’s a reason behind everything. All that matters is what you do with those decisions. You can let them break you or mold you."

You guys need to read Collide before reading Pulse! Get your copies by clicking on the links below: