Review: Collision Point by Lora Leigh

Reviewed by Jaimie

Collision Point is the first book in the Brute Force series by the amazing Lora Leigh and I cannot tell you how excited I was to read this one. This series is a spinoff of sorts from the Elite Ops series and the first book features Nathan/Noah’s brother Rory. I was reallllly hoping we would get his story, but when I realized the series was over I figured that wasn’t going to happen. Luckily I was wrong!

Riordan Malone, or Rory as his family calls him, is now a member of the Brute Force Agency. When we last saw him he was running the garage alongside his sister-in-law, but now that his it has been revealed that his brother isn’t actually dead, Rory needs to branch out. Given a job as a bodyguard, he finds himself quickly involved with the young woman he is protecting. While he’s out of town, she is kidnapped and beaten severely. Rory is gravely injured during the rescue. Six months later, the woman he can’t get out of his mind is on his doorstep.

Amara Resnova knows her father isn’t perfect. As the son of a Russian mobster, he has tried to live his life on the straight and narrow for the sake of his daughter. Working with Brute Force to provide intel is one way he does that. After Amara was kidnapped and tortured, she lost the memory of the six months leading up to the attack. She knows that someone died during the rescue, but her father continues to deny that anyone died. As more suspicious incidents begin to happen that make Amara fear for her life again, she knows she needs to confront the man who is haunting her dreams and ask him to protect her.

Rory is pissed off that Amara doesn’t remember anything about their relationship, but the doctors agree that pushing her to remember before she’s ready could be harmful. He sets out to try to get her to fall for him all over again, not realizing that the dreams that he has been having, she has too. There is a saying that when a Malone man finds the one for him, the souls are connected. We saw this with Nathan’s story when his wife refused to move on. Logically she knew he must be dead, they buried him after all, but her soul knew that he was alive.

As these strange coincidences keep popping up, each one putting Amara’s life in danger, Rory closes ranks around her, bringing in Noah and his team to help protect the woman that he loves. Along the way, Amara’s memories start to return and it becomes clear that her mind is protecting her from some horrible betrayal and heartache. Riordan grows more frustrated with her not remembering and then he too is told one of the reasons that she might be protecting herself. There were a few scenes that were emotional and hard to read in this book and this was one of them.

Amara and Riordan had electric chemistry but they had a deeper connection. There was plenty of action swirling around them but the focus of the story was their relationship and I loved that. I took several guesses about who was the one that kidnapped her, all wrong, and there were many twists that I did not see coming. All of this combined for a fantastic read!

I am definitely looking forward to more books in this series. The Elite Ops were some of my favorites of Lora Leigh’s books, and I suspect this series will be as well.

Rating: A

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Collision Point
by Lora Leigh
Release Date: February 27, 2018
Publisher: St. Martins Paperbacks

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