William has spent six years running from his past and the last eight months trying to rid his mind of the dreams that increasingly haunt his nights. Trapped in a world of false ambitions and feigned affections, William knows he’s reached a breaking point and something’s going to give.
Maggie had lived her entire life without hope until one man showed her what it meant to be loved. He’d been her light in a lifetime of darkness. Six years ago, that darkness stole him away. Without him, she’s surrendered herself to an existence she doesn’t know how to escape.
When the family William left behind is struck by tragedy, he is called back to the one place he’s sworn to never return to again.
In a moment that will change his life forever, William comes face to face with the girl who, with one look, captured his heart. He is unable to ignore the buried desires and the hope for the future they’d once believed they’d have.
Now William is ready to fight to take back what had been stolen from him six years before.
But he never imagined what that fight might cost him.
Hmmm…Where do I begin? I don’t read many Adult books. I tend to stay on YA books. However, when I read the blurb for When We Collide, I had to know what tore Maggie and William apart. I needed to know if they found their way back to each other. I never imaged the horror that plagued Maggie would stir my soul into feeling her pain and fear. I wanted to reach in a save her, to give her the strength she needed to escape. By the time I got to the part that actually explained what torn them apart, I was so engulfed in the story that I felt like I was living it.
Maggie and William had a love that people dream of having, but they came from two different worlds and her world would not let her live in that love. Maggie is a fragile damaged girl who settles for what she thinks she deserves. William is strong and compassionate boy who wants to show Maggie the lies she had been told all her life are not true. She deserved someone who loved her.
Maggie finally realizes that she is strong enough to fight for against the monsters and horrors that keep her cage up in fear. William decides he will not just idly stand by and let Maggie settle for less than she deserves. However, their freedom to pursue their love may come at a price too high to pay.
On a side note,I have to say I love this book cover!
About The Author:
A.L. Jackson first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.
Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three beautiful children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.