(Can be read as a Standalone, but is a novel in the Havoc Series)
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *
Collapse is book 4 in the Havoc series, but can be read as a stand alone.
Out of every single book I have read by Xavier Neal, and I've read all but one, Collapse has left the biggest emotional impact. I laughed, I cried, and I fell head over heels in love.
Judging by his demeanor in the other books in the Havoc series I could have never even begun to fathom Michael's (Glove) depth. I most certainly would have been quick to deny him standing a remote chance of being my favorite male character. I have NEVER been so wrong. Michael's story devoured me, heart and soul.
He has a tragic past and his vulnerabilities consumed me. The joking and feigning ignorance is just a facade of protection.
Mandy, the female protagonist, is a witty, sexy character I absolutely love. Her desire to protect her heart is easily relatable. Her laid back demeanor is refreshing. She's hard headed, intelligent, and fun.
Michael and Mandy's relationship/friendship is soul deep. It is the kind of relationship that is craved and one that comforts. The tension between the two is utterly intoxicating. I will not ever get enough of these two.
On a side note, I am thoroughly impressed at the progress Neal makes as a writer. The fluidity of the prose is flawless. It took nothing to suck me into the story and hold my intrigue until the end. This is one of the best stories I have ever read. I am over the moon to have it on my bookshelf.