Maggie's story is really sad and upsetting (I don't want to spoil anything but as there are a few triggers here I felt I should point out that the book involves domestic abuse, violence and rape). Maggie has a pretty traumatic past and a fairly horrible present. She grew up accustomed to suffering and doesn't have the strength to break from her torment now. The only bright spot in her past was meeting William.
William has been treading water and not really living for years. It is only when he is forced home that his life begins to change again. He's the only person who truly sees Maggie, but she needs to find the inner strength to see her own worth. I loved William and really felt for him when he made certain discoveries.
When We Collide isn't an easy read and if you're a fan of light and uncomplicated stories, then it probably isn't for you. I found it harrowing at times but I'm glad I read it. A.L. Jackson covers the difficult topics with sensitivity and does a good job highlighting certain issues! I enjoyed the romance and was really hoping for a HEA!
When you hit me hit me hard.
You said love was letting us go against what
Our future is for...
Many of horror.
Our future's for many of horror.
I still believe it's you and me 'til the end of time."