Suspense combined with shape-shifting. Excellent read
O'day-Flannery delivers again. After reading her first shapeshifter book "Shifting Love", I wanted to know more about Deborah (D.) and Marcus. Thank heavens so did her publishing company!
This is the touching story of Deborah and Marcus, finally! I loved every word, turned pages as quickly as I could and didn't put this book down until it was finished - then I didn't want it to end! I HIGHLY recommend this read!
Very good book. I recommend it.
Deborah Stark, known as D., a Philadelphia news anchor, meets sexy Marcus Bocelli at the wedding of Maggie and Julian in Shifting Love (2004), and after a night of hot sex, she never expects to see him again. To her great surprise, he turns up at the tiny house in New Jersey where she spent an anguished childhood, just as she has to make funeral arrangements for her mother. He becomes her friend, but D. remembers that Maggie has warned her away from Marcus. When D. finds out about an enormous conspiracy involving her TV station, the company that owns it, and high-ranking government officials, a conspiracy that may result in the deaths of innocent people, she also discovers that Marcus is leading a double life. O'Day-Flannery slowly and carefully builds the suspense, and a relationship, maintaining a deliberate pace that finally yields a happy ending. The paranormal element is miniscule, ceding importance to the conspiracy, which proves to be enticing. by Diana Tixier Herald
A power house of a good book
I'm not a regular reader of romance or paranormal novels and just happened to read "Colliding Forces" on a fluke. It's an enjoyable, interesting read: hot romance, intrigue, life-changing events, and characters you want to 'live happily ever after'.
The plot involves a political conspiracy theory which was a surprise. My only criticism is poor editing. Too many slips where a word made no sense where it was used, like what instead of which, which would be easily missed if using electronic spell-check.
There might be a fantasy romance in here somewhere, with a hunky shape-shifting hero who may be an angel but I kept tripping over the non-existent editing, which allowed typos and heterographs to run rampant. When the hero ordered "talipa and a backed potato", I bailed.
Excellent story 2nd in a short series
Not like any of the previous Constance O'Day-Flannery novels I have read before but pleasantly surprised.
Deborah Stark is a newscaster with ambition to spare and a take-no-prisoners attitude when it comes to love. Her latest whirlwind affair with the darkly sexy Marcus ends with D. never expecting to see him again. Then her mother dies right before Thanksgiving and Marcus shows up on the doorstep of D.'s childhood home in New Jersey--and the ice around her heart cracks a little.
But for D., work comes first. She's deep into a story about corruption throughout the highest levels of the company that owns her Philadelphia television station, and not even the hint of true love can distract her.
Marcus has secrets--about the mysterious Foundation he works for, about his ability to shape-shift--secrets D. isn't ready to hear. But when D. realizes that Marcus is too aware of what she's investigating to be an innocent bystander, she knows she must accept his truths. For only with Marcus's help will D. survive long enough to expose corruption...and claim love.