Collide (Collide #1) by Shelly Crane
Sherry has always known there was something out there. She's eighteen, works for a tabloid newspaper in Chicago and has a brother, Danny who is a lazy mooch. They live a pretty normal dull life with hippie parents and a normal existence. Then the moon dissapears and people start to go missing only to reappear later, but different. Sherry has an abusive ex-boyfriend who shows up and claims to be one of these beings that have been showing up around the world. He's no longer the same person in that body. He tells her he has come to protect her and her brother and takes her underground, against her will to save her, where they meet others like them. She begins to unravel the truth about Merrick, about what he's really doing here, about the way he looks at her, about the crazy dangerous world they live in. Can he convince her that he's here to help? Will she like what she finds when she opens up to the truth? Will he be the one to love her when everyone else has failed her? Will he be able to protect her?
Can love really transcend time and space? In this book, it can!! Completely enchanting tale of a regular girl, her "gifted" brother, and her brother's protecter. Falling in love isn't easy for Shelly. Especially, after the moon disappeared and The Immortals came and hurt people. But she did with her brother's protector. Dangers lie ahead but they will face them together and with the others in their group of "gifted" and Keepers. I was completely captivated by this novel. I love Shelly Crane's novels and this is one of her best. Such a great love story about two different people form two different places falling in love. Just like Romeo and Juliet, but without all the dying. Totally recommended!!! Five star worthy!!!!! I can't wait for the second book, Uprising.