Friday, February 14, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Collision Course by Chuck Gleason

Today it is my extreme pleasure to kick off the Collision Course tour!


Book Description:


Publisher: Black Rose Writing (Oct. 24, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1612962085
Category: Romance, Love Story
Tour Dates: February, 2014
Available in: Print & ebook252 pages
Collision Course is a warm loving story about two college kids, Lincoln Comstock and Keli Holloway, who get off on a rocky road to romance.  In their creative writing course, Lincoln trashes Keli’s first offering before the entire class, just to get her attention.  Keli is very sensitive about her creative efforts.  As a consequence, Lincoln has started his romance by shooting himself in the foot.
Lincoln’s persistence pays off eventually as Keli agrees to be friends, just not romantic friends. In their junior year, the friendship endures the student body presidential election in which Keli and Lincoln are actually pitted against each other.  After the election Keli finally agrees to go to the Christmas formal as Lincoln’s date.
Just as the friendship is turning into love, obstacles get in the way. Can their love withstand a  last collision?
Filled with excitement and love, Collision Course is a happy story that will leave readers smiling.
My Thoughts:
I wan't exactly sure if this was going to be a book for me.  I haven't read a contemporary romance in years.  However, something told me that I should read this one.  Keli and Lincoln meet the first day of class in college.  He is smitten with her at first glance.  He wants to get her attention but he went about in the wrong way and it backfired.  Sure, he got her attention but it left a very bad impression.
Lincoln apologizes and they soon become friends.  It takes a long time until Keli finally agrees to go on a date with him.  However, during their four years of college they have many collisions and it starts to look like it may not work out.  
After college they go their separate ways and pursue their careers in literature.  I love how Gleason writes about her struggle to get her book published and all the rejections she gets. 
Since I don't want to risk spoilers, I can't tell you any more so you will have to read it for yourself.  I loved Chuck Gleason's writing style and character development.  I really felt like I was in the middle of the story, experiencing it.  There were a couple little things that seemed a bit dated to me but Gleason is an 85 year old man, I think that was to be expected and so minor.  More endearing.  I really loved Collision Course and highly recommend it!
5/5
I received this book for my honest opinion.
About Chuck Gleason:

Have we discovered a literary Grandpa Moses?
Author Chuck Gleason is eighty four years young and writing love stories at a prodigious rate.  He started dating Janet in 1945 when they were just fifteen.  They married in 1950 and are still in love sixty three years later!
Chuck achieved business success selling life insurance. With Janet’s help, they developed a two market selling life style.  They lived on a Michigan lake in the summer and a Florida island in the winter. Their commute to work was only two seconds. They enjoyed this enviable life style for over twenty five years!
Chuck’s speech, Are You Running Your Business or is Your Business Running You? has been delivered in twenty seven states and seven foreign countries.
They have two children, three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
If you marry your best friend you’ll have a wonderful life.”
Buy Collision Course:
Thanks to Chuck Gleason, I am giving away one copy of Collision Course.  The winner will receive a print copy if residing in the U.S., an international winner will receive the ebook.  Please use Rafflecopter to enter.
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5 comments:

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No; sounds interesting

No, I did not marry my high school or college sweartheart. My husband attended a rival school. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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This book looks really interesting! And I love me a giveaway! :)

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