Collision Point (Brute Force Series #1)

Collision Point (Brute Force Series #1)

by Lora Leigh

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From #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh comes Collision Point, part of the thrilling Brute Force series—packed with powerful men, steely women, and explosive passion.

Riordan Malone is more than a bodyguard. As an Elite Ops agent, he’s ripped, raged, and ready to rumble—a true warrior, inside and out. But no war zone can compare to the battle in Rory’s heart when he lays eyes on the only woman he’s ever loved—and thought he had lost forever. . .

As the daughter of a crime lord, Amara Resnova has endured the cruelty of her father’s enemies—and has tried to escape that world ever since. Now, she must reach out to the one man who saved her life, even if she’s never forgiven him for breaking her heart. But Amara is tougher today than she was then. She’s also more desirable to Rory—and dangerous to love. Can he protect her from her father’s enemies without surrendering to his own passions…or will love seal their fate for good?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250110336
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Series: Brute Force Series , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 3,897
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

#1 New York Times bestseller Lora Leigh is the author of the Navy SEALS, the Breeds, the Elite Ops, the Callahans, the Bound Hearts, and the Nauti series.

#1 New York Times bestseller, LORA LEIGH is the author of the Navy SEALS, the Breeds, the Elite Ops, the Callahans, the Bound Hearts, and the Nauti series.

"Lora Leigh writes compelling, red-hot romance." --Sacramento Book Review

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Six months later

She'd been told that West Texas in the spring wasn't much different from West Texas in the fall, but as Amara Resnova pulled in the driveway of the small house outside Alpin, she felt she had to disagree with that summation.

Stretched out in front of the house with its wraparound porch was a lush green valley fed by a lazily running stream winding through it. Sunlight speared from the cloudless blue sky, bright and warm, spreading its heat in a comforting embrace.

And the charming little house sat just beneath the warming sunlight. Spreading out in front of it was the picturesque valley; behind it, the normal West Texas part-grass, part-scrub, potential-desert landscape that never failed to amaze her.

On a rising knoll stood a lone tree, thickly branched and heavily leafed, shading what appeared to be a small cemetery. Rather than looking desolate and lonely, that little plot of land with its surrounding black iron fence, appeared instead to keep watch over the land below it. As though those buried there kept a gentle eye on those who came after them.

As isolated as the property was, it should have appeared stark. Instead, an air of contentment and peace lay over it. As though the land, the house, the vibrant green of the valley, and the cemetery that overlooked it all, knew all there was about life and love and had locked all those secrets within it to sustain it.

Drawing in a deep breath to steady herself against the fears she hadn't been able to push behind her even in such a lovely setting, Amara turned off the engine, forced her hands not to shake, and opened the door before stepping into the warmth that filled the valley.

It wasn't a blazing heat, but rather a gentle wave that filled the air and wafted around her. And in it there was a strange sense of familiarity. A "been there before" feeling that had her heart racing, her mouth drying as she stared around and drew in the sights and whispered sounds of a land as yet untouched by civilized life.

Here, a person could see the stars at night rather than the city lights. The sound of the lonely coyote rather than the rush of traffic. Peace rather than a hectic race.

Here, perhaps, she could find some answers. And maybe there was a chance to find everything she'd lost.

Tugging the hem of her tank, she straightened it over the band of her jeans beneath the light denim jacket she wore as she walked slowly from the car to the stone path that led to the porch. The thick carpet of grass stretched from the valley to surround the house, but she'd noticed as she parked that it became sparser at the back. As though that carpet of green with its lazy stream could only struggle so far to embrace the weathered home.

The dark blue pickup parked at the side of the house attested that someone lived there. And she knew the vehicle belonged to the man those in town called Grandpops Malone.

Riordan Malone Sr. was grandfather to Riordan Malone the younger, she'd been told, when she stopped at the gas station and auto repair garage outside town that bore the name MALONE AND BLAKE — SERVICE ANDREPAIR. There, she'd learned Riordan the younger was part owner but currently out at his "grandpops'" place.


That name haunted her dreams, her fantasies. Though the man in those dreams wasn't an old man. The one who came to her in those nightly images was tall, strong, impossibly sexy.

As Amara forced herself to walk to the porch, she looked around, searching for the face, listening for the voice of a man she knew only in those dreams. The man she'd escaped her father's protection to go search for.

Was he friend or foe?

Even she couldn't answer that question, not fully. But for some reason, she couldn't seem to help the need to learn which he would be.

As her foot lifted to the first step, the front door creaked, causing her to pause, to wait with bated breath as it slowly opened to reveal an aged, gray-haired gentleman she suspected was Riordan Sr., Grandpops.

In his worn loose jeans, well-washed white shirt with sleeves folded neatly back below his elbows, scuffed leather boots, and with that serene expression, the man looked as old and wise as the mountains themselves. And there was no doubt he was just as damn stubborn.

"Well, hello there." The smile that lifted the corners of his mouth was reflected in his dark blue eyes. "Can I help ya, young lady?"

There was a whisper of a lyrical accent. Irish. Just a whisper though, not the full, male lilt she sometimes heard in memories that never fully revealed themselves.

"I'm looking ..." She swallowed nervously. "I'm looking for Riordan Malone."

His head tilted to the side, his thick graying hair neatly trimmed but giving a hint of the rogue he must have been in his youth.

"I'd say you're looking for my grandson rather than myself," he said gently. "He should be along in a bit. His da just called to say he's done stole that wild pony again and headed this way." A chuckle filled the air. "Come along up to the porch and sit with me till he arrives. That wild beast always gives a show when he comes barreling through the valley."

Moving gingerly up the steps to the porch, she followed him to the comfortable-looking cushioned rockers that faced the valley.

"Does he steal ponies often?" She frowned as she sat down, feeling more off balance than she'd felt in her life — which was saying something considering the past six months.

"Just that wild-assed black son of a satan that took a liking to him." He grinned back at her, his gnarled hands gripping the arms of the rocker loosely. "His da threatens to kill the beast every time Riordan takes it out. He swears it's gonna kill the boy."


That didn't sound like the man she was searching for. But, everything she learned assured her this was the one place she was certain to find him.

"Ahh, here he comes now." Fondness filled the old man's tone as he motioned to the valley.

He appeared at first as no more than a storm of dust rising beyond the verdant green of the valley.

Amara watched, her heart racing as that trail of dust grew steadily closer.

It was an imposing sight, she had to admit.

A sensual, exhilarating sight.

The horse, black as midnight, neck extended, flying across the deserted landscape, was enough to hold the eye. But the sight of the man, bent low to the horse's neck, black hair flying back from his face, riding without a saddle, was a bit more than simply imposing.

It was exhilarating.

Imposing and savage and wildly erotic.

Amara could feel her body responding to the sight, weakening, filling with a sensual lassitude she couldn't combat.

"Be watching this now. That horse loves ta take him on a wild ride he does," Grandpops said softly.

The horse flew over a gully as though he had wings, before jumping the stream, neck and legs extended as it went airborne for precious seconds. The animal then took a series of fences as though they were nothing, and as she stared, she felt she knew how those women felt from centuries past as they watched a conquering warrior bearing down on them.

When the horse flew over the fence that enclosed the house yard, Amara was certain there was no way it could pull up before slamming headfirst into the porch itself.

With no more than a few yards to spare, the beast came up on his hind legs, a triumphant equine scream filling the air before landing again and prancing about with pure high-spirited joy before finally settling.

And Riordan sat firm on the animal's back the whole time, holding onto the horse's mane rather than a bridle, thighs gripping the animal's heaving sides as he stared at her with blazing, furious blue eyes before turning them on his grandfather.

The younger Riordan dismounted smoothly, the soles of his moccasined feet hitting the ground as he slapped the beast on the rump. It came up on its hind legs once more in another display of savage beauty as it reared up, pawed the air, then shot off back the way it came the second it landed.

Flying like the wind, strong legs launching it over the fence, the gully, then the stream before a trail of dust followed it around the bend of the mountain.

So much beauty, she thought. A display of savage male temper and strength, and no less showed in Riordan's expression as he propped his hands on his lean waist and glared up at her where she sat next to his grandfather on the porch.

Well-worn denim encased his hips and legs, and the moccasins that covered his feet weren't fringed or fancy, just well made. A black T-shirt stretched across a broad chest, emphasizing his muscular abs and making her fingers itch to remove it.

Yes, this was him. The savage who invaded her dreams, the fury who slashed at her nightmares. Vivid sapphire eyes, daunting features, proud, imposing. A man who knew his own demons as well as those that inhabited other men. Or women.

She rose slowly to her feet, aware of Riordan's "grandpops" as he sat comfortably in his rocker, watching in interest.

"What the fuck are you doing here?" the words that passed from his lips caused her to flinch; their icy tone caused her heart to sink.

The tender tone, the edge of lust and hunger she'd dreamed of, was nowhere in sight.

His gaze raked over her and there was none of the sensual promise she's seen in his eyes when he'd invaded her dreams, none of the dominant sensualist who tormented her with his touch in her fantasies.

She hadn't expected this. This wild fury and enraged demand. He didn't seem the least bit glad to see her, she had to admit. What made her think he would be? she wondered.

Was she wrong? Did she not know him?

She was certain she had to have known him, certain that somehow, someway, they must have meant something to each other. Could she have been so wrong?

"Riordan!" Grandpops' surprised tone had a grimace contorting Riordan's face.

Evidently the grandfather thought little of the grandson's language.

"Grandpops, perhaps you should go back to Grant's." He turned to his grandfather, his voice firm. "Noah, Sabella, and the babies will be there in a bit."

Grandpops continued to glower at him.

"I'm certain I can handle whatever language he wants to use, Mr. Malone," she assured the older man. "I'm not exactly a stranger to it these days."

Her father cursed more often, brooded more often, and Amara knew the situation she'd found herself in was weighing on him. If she didn't do something, didn't fix things, then she was terrified of what may happen. Of what her father would do to fix things himself.

"But can his grandmother?" The old man sounded disappointed rather than angry. "Remember whose home your using that language in, boy."

Rising from his chair, Grandpops moved to the steps stiffly and made his way down, casting his grandson yet another warning glare.

"Drive carefully, Grandpops. No more racing with those Brickford boys," Riordan stated as his grandfather passed by.

And Amara could have sworn she saw a gleeful grin tease at the older man's lips. But he merely grunted as he passed.

A few moments later the truck started, and they watched Grandpops ease around the circular drive and onto the road that led to the small valley.

The silence that stretched between them was heavy — with his anger and her uncertainty.

As the truck took the curve around the rising hill, she turned back to Riordan and tucked her hands into the pockets of her light jacket, her fingers curling into fists.

She'd faked the last six months with friends and most of her family. Taking cues from her father and his assistant Nikolai, she'd smiled and faked her way through every damn meeting and gathering she'd been forced to attend until she slipped silently from her father's estate the week before and, in essence, ran away from home.

Not that he was letting her run without giving chase. He and his men weren't far behind her and she knew it. They'd almost caught up with her the night before, outside Houston. If she didn't do something, if she didn't find a way to eliminate the threat shadowing her, then her poppa could do something she may not be able to live with. And it was that decision that sent her running to Alpine and the man who shadowed her dreams.

She was here now. She'd found the man she'd gone searching for, and she knew the days of lying and pretending to be who she'd been six months before were over.

She lifted her head, straightened her shoulders, and stared up at him in determination.

"Whatever I did to you, I'm sorry," she told him, miserably aware that if she'd offended him in the past, angered him, then there was the possibility it couldn't be fixed with an apology. She hadn't been the nicest person she could have been in the past.

His eyes narrowed on her before once again moving to sweep over the landscape. There was a tension that surrounded him, a steady watchfulness she'd noticed her father and Ilya always carried as well. That prepared and ready-for-action thing strong men always seemed to carry with them.

"Go home, Amara," he told her when those brilliant eyes turned back to her. "Go back to daddy. This is no place for you."

He knew her. He was angry, but for a second, she swore she saw something more in that flash of heat in his expression.

"No. Riordan, please." He couldn't make her leave. Not yet, not until he knew what was coming, because what was coming didn't affect just her. She could sense it, her dreams assured her of it.

Turning, Riordan dismissed her just that easily and strode up the steps to the porch, leaving her to stand alone as the storm door slammed behind his retreating back.


Strange, but this feeling of "alone" didn't seem nearly as unfamiliar as it should have.

Inhaling deeply, she followed him rather than doing as ordered. Not that she often did as she was ordered. That was probably how she found herself where she was now. Opening the door quietly, she stepped into the house, her gaze taking in the homey atmosphere of the large living area.

A comfortable leather couch, recliner, and matching chairs were grouped around a cold fireplace. The mantle held a variety of family pictures that she would have loved to have time to check out. The wood floor was smooth, aged with a sheen of time and caring.

There were more family pictures in frames on the wall, many appeared old and passed down through the years, the frames lovingly polished, the photos a bit faded from time.

As she stepped into the room, Riordan watched her silently, leaning against the wide doorframe into the kitchen, his arms crossed over his broad chest as he simply stared at her, his expression still and remote.

"What the hell are you doing here?" he asked, that rumble of his deep voice sending a stroke of sensation up her spine.

What was she doing here?

Trying to survive, to live.

"I need your help." She had to force herself to say the words, and still they came out as barely more than a whisper. "Please, Riordan. I need your help."

* * *

Six months.

For six bloody months this damn woman had tormented his dreams while asleep and his thoughts while awake. He'd given his life for her on a dark, blood-filled night, then again on an operating table, only to be told she never wanted to see him again when he'd been released. And now, two months after he'd returned to Texas, here she was.

Son of a bitch. Just when he thought he could get through a night without being tormented by her, she just showed up out of the blue. And it was all he could do not to touch her, to jerk her to him and show her exactly what she was dealing with in coming to him.

But, she'd been his weakness from the moment he'd met her, hadn't she? From the second his gaze touched hers, she'd been the one woman he couldn't get out his head. And God knew he'd fought it.

Tiny and delicate, she made a man want to wrap her in cotton and hide her away from the world. Resilient, stubborn, and independent, she made a man realize fast that she wouldn't allow him to do so.

Her once-long, straight silky black hair was shorter now, courtesy of her abductors. At first jagged and close to her scalp, it had grown a good six inches or so and feathered around her delicate face becomingly. Piercing gray-blue eyes stared back at him, somberly.


Riordan straightened from the doorframe, his eyes narrowing on her. That was fear in her eyes, along with the uncertainty and the heat he always saw there.

"You need my help?" he couldn't help the mockery that tinged his voice simply because it flooded every corner of his mind. "Strange, two months ago you never wanted to see my damn lying ass again. What changed?"


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Collision Point 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the story line, Riordan and Amara's story of love, loss, and happiness is perfect for them. Noah and Micah making appearances is perfect. Will re-read and fall in love with it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow moving, poorly plotted, archived.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
4 Star Review Collision Point (Brute Force #1) by Lora Leigh This is a second chance at love story and although the first book in a new series is in fact a spin off from the Elite Ops series. This is Riordan “Rory” Malone and Amara Resnova’s story. Rory is a member of Brute Force Protection Agency and Amara is the daughter of an alleged crime lord. Having previously been kidnapped, Amara struggles with memory loss and the relationship she appears to have had with Rory. Not having read the other series, I was confused at times as I did not know their back story. When Amara finds herself in danger and fighting for her life she seeks Rory’s help and protection. Although it is a romantic suspense book, I felt it dragged at times, focusing more on the physical relationship between Rory and Amara rather than the action, suspense,intrigue and danger surrounding them. Will Rory be able to keep Amara safe or will it all be in vain? One click to find out.
SonyK More than 1 year ago
I do love author Lora Leigh's writings. I have found her stories very entertaining and hard to put down, Collision Point did not disappoint! I could not put this down and when I had to attend to housework my e-reader helped me with my addiction. As with all Ms Leigh's books, this story has some really hot sexy times, suspense, and mystery. Even though I enjoyed this story I was a little distracted by some of the writing, I felt the sentences were a little long and had to reread them at times. But this was an ARC and sometimes editing is still in the works, which I hope was the case for this book. I loved the sexual tension between our hero and heroine, I also love that this is a spin-off from a previous series, “Elite Ops”, which I love. I look forward to reading more of “A Brute Force” series in the future and plan on rereading her other series again soon. All in all I give this 4.5 stars. ***I voluntarily reviewed this ARC for an honest review via NetGalley, this is my honest opinion and has not been influenced by the author, Publishers or NetGalley in anyway.*** Thank you!
LEH0644 More than 1 year ago
Riordan Malone is bodyguard and lover of Amara Resnova. When he was sent out of the country on another job, Amara was kidnapped, beaten, and left to die in a dirt pit. Riordan came and rescued her and almost lost his life when his team was attacked. Months later, she still remembers nothing from the attack. Riordan has to find out who tried to kill her as “accidents” are still occurring and it doesn’t look like the assassin will stop until he succeeds in killing Amara. Riordan will ensure the assassin will not succeed. Parts of the book seem to jump around and don't make much sense. Riordan's brother was Nathan who was thought to have been killed but he comes back with a new face and a new name. Yet nothing is disclosed of Nathan's (now known as Noah) past. Amara's grandfather was a vicious Russian mafia chieftan who tried to have his granddaughter killed but he was killed instead. There are two private investigative companies involved. One is Brute Force under Ivan Resnova's direction and the other is Elite Ops under Noah's direction. Are these working together?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing story like
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In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Collision Point is a bodyguard romantic suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat. There are twists and turns you don’t see coming. I totally enjoyed.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Collision Point is a bodyguard romantic suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat. There are twists and turns you don’t see coming. I totally enjoyed.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
Amara Resnova is the daughter of a crime lord. Due to a memory loss, she turns to Riordan Malone, an Elite Ops agent. She knows that someone is trying to kill her, but she doesn't know who ... or why. They've met before when he fell in loe with her and then broke her heart. But she's different now ... older, wiser, tougher. Riordan is still attracted, but he's afraid he's missed his only chance with her. This book is typical Lora Leigh .. hunky guys, beautiful women, graphic sex hotter than an Arizona summer, revenge, murder. It's fast-paced, action-packed from start to finish. Many thanks to the author / St. Martin's Press / Netgalley for the digital copy of this Romantic Suspense. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I prefer better editing and better writing. Cliched and choppy. Really, a man on a rearing steed? Give me a break.
SPBookHoarder More than 1 year ago
Those readers familiar with the author's previous series will not have a problem falling head first into Collision Point, the first entry of the Brute Force Series. This first entry has all of the markings of a Lora Leigh tale, which includes a good storyline and lead characters whose chemistry leaps off the page. What happens when the son of a Russian mob boss goes legit? Well, a lot of baggage is cut loose (some still breathing) and they gain more enemies than they had before. Amara, the daughter of the Resnova crime heir represented a solid female lead for the first entry of Brute Force series but I would have liked to see her character do more. Amara's character is a survivor with incredible heart and loyalty but I do feel there was a little something missing. Amara's character survived being kidnapped, being brutally beaten and memory loss. After going through all of that there was still an expectation to see more an evolution of her character beyond the regaining of her memory. Riordan is the sexy alpha male lead that Ms. Leigh is famous for and nothing is missing from this character's makeup. Ubber protective and willing to go toe-to-toe with Amara's father, Riordan is the cock-of-the-walk of this entry but besides being great mind candy his character is a bit limited. His task is to keep Amara alive and there aren't many action sequences that display his ability as her protector. Was looking forward to having scenes where this character was kicking the tar out of something. As her lost love, there is more than enough fuel for the interactions between the two characters. The chemistry is off the charts. While reading, it will be easy for the reader to believe that they know who is behind the plot to take down the Resnova family but the author will keep the reader guessing until the end. Since the memory loss angle took up most of the story the ending is a bit rushed. Trust and believe there are many more characters that didn't meet with what they deserved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! Loved it
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
This is book one in the Brute Force series and it features Riordan Malone and Amara. If you’ve read this authors Elite Ops series you know how intense these Malone men are. Riordan is a total ALPHA man. He loves hard, fights hard and works hard. The sex is “Malone-intense” if you know what I mean. (wink wink) The mystery and suspense in this book is OFF-THE-CHARTS! It is non-stop action from cover to cover. This author NEVER disappoints! Fabulous story line and the characters always make me wish they were in my circle of friends, especially Grandpops. I can’t wait to read more!
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Riordan “Rory” Malone is a force to be reckoned with. A member of the Brute Force Protection Agency and an operative working with the Elite Ops, Rory is the fiercest of the warriors and protectors. Honed from the strong Irish stock of their grandfather and sharpened to a razor’s edge, Malone men live for one single purpose: to protect the women who own them, body and soul. From the moment he saw Amara Resnova, he knew she could be that woman. Let me start off by saying that Lora Leigh has been one of my favorite authors for years. That being said, I found some issues that really bugged me in this book. This is probably the first time I’ve given one of her books less than a 5 star. Unfortunately I felt that Amara’s character did a 360 from her initial conversation with Rory to when he was guarding her and it kept happening throughout the story. It didn’t deter from it too much and I still devoured the book as quickly as her others, but in the end it just wasn’t as good as her other books. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amara is so far acting like a child and gets so angry when she is treated like one. Also amara went to Rory for help yet she refuses to allow him to help her. Have read a third of this book so far and there are a lot of unanswered questions for the reader. Maybe it will become clearer near the end.
Aurora-Bs-Book-Blog More than 1 year ago
Collision Point is the first book in Lora Leigh’s new Brute Force Series. This is a spin-off from her popular Elite Ops Series; which I would recommend checking out! I must start with how much I love Lora Leigh! If I’m feeling the need for a steamy romance with a good story to boot she’s one of my go to authors. However, I’m sad to say that this book fell a bit flat for me. While I enjoyed it, I didn’t love it. Riordan almost lost his life saving his love Amara. But after months of not hearing anything from her he’s not a happy camper. Even so, he can’t turn Amara away when she shows up on his doorstep asking for help. I liked Riordan. He is the typical possessive alpha male, which will appeal to all the ladies out there who love these swoon worthy men. But for me he was just skirting the edge of over the top jerk. Regardless, I thought he was intense and passionate. Amara lost her memory. She’s looking for answers but when she finds herself in danger she knows in her heart that Riordan is the only person she can turn to. I didn’t like or dislike Amara. She’s the typical heroine in distress with both likeable and irritating characteristics. As a result, I could neither connect or truly see a connection between her and Riordan. I wanted to get to know her more but as soon as I started to become invested in her character I was yanked back. I know exactly why too…the sex. Steam doesn’t bother me in the least. However, I also like a story. There is definitely potential for a very good romantic suspense here BUT the potential was overshadowed by the extreme sexual escapades. Lora Leigh is generally very good at balancing steam and story development. She can give her readers the best of both worlds; but this book came across as straight up erotica. Don’t get me wrong what we did get of the actual plot was good but wasn’t quite enough. With that said it was entertaining as a whole, just a bit underwhelming when compared to her other works. Either way I look forward to reading the next book in the series to see where it goes. I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. This review was voluntary and all opinions and thoughts are my own.
Boohimdanno More than 1 year ago
The story takes a back seat to talking about sex, dreaming about sex and sex. Collision Point will have readers confused as they read about Riordan and Amara who seem to have come out of no were. The story isn't a stand alone even though there is no story before it. Readers will feel as if they should already know the different characters as well as what introduced to the story. The main story is lost in the sex scenes that seem to dominate the story to the point of distraction. Amara isn't feisty as she is more annoying and Riordan is more of a over sex teenager than a grown adult. The story will leave readers confused, lost and bored. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy.
Boohimdanno More than 1 year ago
The story takes a back seat to talking about sex, dreaming about sex and sex. Collision Point will have readers confused as they read about Riordan and Amara who seem to have come out of no were. The story isn't a stand alone even though there is no story before it. Readers will feel as if they should already know the different characters as well as what introduced to the story. The main story is lost in the sex scenes that seem to dominate the story to the point of distraction. Amara isn't feisty as she is more annoying and Riordan is more of a over sex teenager than a grown adult. The story will leave readers confused, lost and bored. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy.
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
Lora Leigh's explosive new series takes off with a blast of action. Collision Point opens during a high stakes rescue mission to save Amara Resnova. Months later she can't remember a year of her life and has the overwhelming sense of loss. When Riordan Malone steps back into her life as bodyguard, those hidden memories start to resurface and the question of who kidnapped Amara is closer to being answered. The story pulled me in because I wanted to know what was so traumatizing that Amara forced herself to forget. The road to recovery was extremely emotional and will definitely drag a few tears from you! While I know this is a spinoff from one of her earlier series, I went into Collision Point never having read any related stories. It was a bit hard to get into a rhythm with this story because it jumped in like I was supposed to know who was who, and then later it explained who certain characters are and their role in the series. That didn't take away from the story, but I wasn't forewarned so it through me off a bit. Once I got into the story, I couldn't put it down! Amara and Rory are such strong-willed characters and their love is so passionate it nearly set fire to my tablet! Focusing on Amara and Riordan's struggle back to each other, and the mystery of who targeted her, kept me gobbling up the pages. Brute Force brings on the sexy with strong, alpha heroes and fierce, beautiful heroines! I have to say that I'm looking forward to more from this series and Lora Leigh! *ARC provided in consideration for review*
Hray16 More than 1 year ago
HOLY COW! I was glued to this book! Action, mystery, heat, and more. The story of Amara's kidnapping and memory loss, as well as who wants her dead had me on the edge of my chair the entire time. Riordan wants Amara to remember. Remember him and remember what happened when she was kidnapped and what happened before. Amara is strong and sassy, I love her personality. Riordan is a typical Irish man who is tough, deadly, and knows who is his. There were twist that I did not see coming and was in complete shock. This is the first book by Ms. Leigh I have read but it will not be the last. (Runs out to purchase others now) I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put it down!
JenniferSchultheisJS More than 1 year ago
Collision Point by Lora Leigh begins a new series, Brute Force. If you’re a die-hard fan of this author like I am, then our hero will sound familiar. Rory Malone, who most will recognize from the Elite Ops series, gets his own book and this is it! Rory is part of the Brute Force Protection Agency and falls for Amara Resnova, the daughter of a notorious crime lord. This is a spin-off series and would help readers out if they’ve the previous series, because Rory and Amara’s relationship actually starts there. I love Lora Leigh and I love suspense, so this was a no-brainer. Already looking forward to the next book in the series!
Joyffree More than 1 year ago
3.8 Stars A pulse-pounding suspense that gets your blood pumping and your heart racing I enjoyed the plot line and the characters Amara has lost her memories but she knows something is not right - Rory feels safe - following her instinct she turns to him for protection The story was well written - presented in a way that made it easy to follow yet kept the mystery and intrigue I did find that the relationship between our H/h was a bit lacking This may have been because it was pre-established - do not get me wrong the intimacy between them is quite steamy - for me, I just felt that there was an element lacking This is a spin-off of the Elite Ops series there is a cameo appearance from a previous character - but overall it is a new series The plot is a bit eccentric but it does make the story a little more entertaining Would recommend for those who enjoy a good thriller/mystery
Yearwood More than 1 year ago
When an author has you remember a book that you have not read in a while, says a lot about that author. I had the pleasure of reading Collision Point and not knowing a lot of detail about the book other than Lora Leigh wrote the book. What a surprise while reading the book I notice that Riordan Malone was Nathan’s brother. If you ever read Lora’s Elite Ops series than you should remember Wild Card. Well in Collison Point the first in Lora Leigh new series, Brute Force. Riordan “Ray” Malone an Elite Ops agent himself, whose whole future is on the line. When the woman he loves comes under attack. But the problem is Amara Resnova doesn’t remember who he is. The only thing she knows is Ray Malone is the only person she can trust to track down the person or persons out to kill her. Collison Point was great. Fast-paced action and hot romance will have you readers up until the crack of dawn trying to solve the mystery. At one point I thought I had solved the mystery. If this was a movie no one could have changed my mind of who the assailant was. What a shock when the mystery person was revealed and the reason behind the attacks. This was certainly a great start to this new series. It is always a pleasure to revisit with old characters. Collision Point on sale this month. I certainly recommend this story to any fan of mystery suspense or readers who loved Lora Leigh Elite Ops series.