Collide with Me - Claudia Burgoa

Collide with Me

By Claudia Burgoa

  • Release Date: 2022-09-13
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 4.5
From 47 Ratings


USA TODAY Bestselling Author Claudia Burgoa continues a romantic comedy series of enemies who become lovers. A romance where opposites attract and being different leads to falling in love.

I love routine. Schedules. Stability.
And I’m about to travel across the country with an actual chicken and the one man who I would schedule a root canal to avoid.

How did this happen? Let me back up.

My mom had one final request of me before she died: to spread her ashes around the country while I completed her bucket list.

It won’t be easy, but I want to honor her wishes. However, I need some help (and I absolutely hate that).

I don’t have a license - or a car - and I need someone to drive who won’t mind my mom’s chicken, Hennifer Aniston, on board. My options have been narrowed to one person: Hutch Aldridge-Sanders.

I have no interest in hanging out with the spontaneous, easy-going bad-boy of New York. But he’s my only hope.

I’m dreading being in a car with Hutch’s free spirit for a couple of weeks. Throw in the chicken, and this is bound to be a disaster.

Except that I forgot that opposites don’t just attract—they make sparks fly.

Collide With Me is a sexy and steamy romance. Enjoy this opposites attract, close proximity romance where being different means your pieces fit just right, and coming back home means a new beginning.


  • All the tropes. With a chicken

    By LisanneH
    All tropes. With a chicken. I quite rather enjoyed this book. There a ton of tropes, enemies, opposites, road trip/bucket list, forced proximity. And a chicken. A live chicken with a first and last name on a road trip (I don’t want to know how much wine was involved in that idea). Amber is a lawyer, by the books. But she’s fulfilling her mother’s last request. With the man/child, highly irresponsible and lazy, Hutch Sanders, her driver to Baker’s Creek.
  • I didn’t want to put the book down

    By 46319
    I enjoyed this book immensely it was a road trip between two people who didn’t like each other and it included funny bantering back-and-forth and a chicken she had to drive across country to spread her mom‘s ashes and complete her mom‘s bucket list they got to know each other and fell in love
  • So much swoon

    By Laura__F
    This whole new group of Aldridge siblings is going to a fun, wild ride!! Hutch is so much swoon. Not just for all of the things that he does for Amber but for everything that he does for his family. He’s such a caring, empathetic person. Amber broke my heart but these two lost people helped each other find their right paths. I could not put this book down. I am so ready for more Aldridges!!
  • RV Road Trip Leads to True Love

    By BBQ griller
    Claudia Burgoa has done it again! I absolutely loved Collide with Me; it is an incredible opposites attract love story. It is the seventh book in her The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers series. I love that each book in the series is a standalone book and that I did not have to have read the other books in her series to enjoy Collide with Me, since I have only read one other book in the series. I thoroughly enjoyed Collide with Me, and I am looking forward to reading the remaining books in the series. Claudia Burgoa shows that she is an amazing storyteller and has once again provided her readers with amazing characters. I love all the characters in Collide with Me, they feel like family! Collide With Me filled me with a rollercoaster of emotions, I could not put it down, and I loved every moment on every page. Who does not love hot sexy men, strong females, loving families, and friends, who always support one another? I love how Claudia Burgoa always manages to create the "perfect" heroine, who is a strong woman on her own, to balance out the sexy, swoon worthy men. I really enjoy how the book is told in the first person from the perspective of the main characters. I love getting the insight and feelings from the different characters. I love the lighter moments where I find myself smiling and laughing out loud. My favorite moments are the ones that pull at my heartstrings that cause me to sigh, as I read the heartbreaking moments. Collide With Me is filled with heartbreaking and heartwarming moments that I have come to love and expect in Claudia Burgoa love story, and she did not disappoint, especially with the poignant and bittersweet moments that filled this page turner. Collide With Me is an opposites attract love story between Amber Livingstone, corporate attorney, and Hutcheson “Hutch” Sanders. Amber’s mother Clover died after a short battle with cancer. Clover’s last request of Amber is that she take a cross-county road trip that Clover mapped out, requesting Amber little a little part of Clover behind at designated locations. Amber does not drive or have a car. Hutch volunteers to be her driver. His father, Herbert recently issued him an ultimatum to figure out what he wants to do with his life. This trip is just what Hutch needs, especially after recently discovering that William T. Aldridge is his biological father, and not Herbert Sanders who he always believed it to be. Hutch, Amber, and Hennifer Anniston, her mother’s chicken, take off on their road trip. I love the relationship between, Hutch and Henny. As Amber and Hutch travel cross-country together their feelings for one another begin to change. Because of Hutch’s reputation, Amber is not sure that she wants a romantic relationship with him. As they continue to spend more time together, things slowly begin to change between them. They share secrets that they have not revealed to each other before. I love the chemistry between Hutch and Amber. I love that both Hutch and Amber were both so vulnerable and that each of them changes because of their love for one another. I love how they share things that they have never shared before, especially the secrets that Amber shares about her relationship with her father and her job and Hutch shares regarding his relationship with his reputation. I love all the things that Hutch has does for Amber during their trip. A surprise plot twist changes things between them. I love how everything gets resolved between them. I love how Hutch decides what to do with his life and helping Blaire Aldridge out as well. I love the changes that Hutch, and Amber make in their lives to have a life with one another. I also love how the epilogue takes place one year after their trip and how it went above and beyond a happily ever after, especially with Hudson’s proposal. My favorite part of the story are the audio tapes that Amber’s mom left for her to listen to along her journey, some were truly heartbreaking. I love the characters and the family dynamic in Collide with Me, the characters feel like family and friends. I enjoyed all the interactions between the Sanders and Aldridge families, the characters feel like family and friends. I enjoyed all the interactions between the Sanders and Aldridge siblings especially their teasing that made me laugh. I especially love that Hudson reached out to the Aldridge siblings for help during their trip. I loved catching up with the Aldridge siblings. I loved all the characters in Collide with Me, and I am looking forward to reading the other books in the series. Who does not love family and friends that always have each other’s backs? I thoroughly enjoyed Collide with Me, who does not love an opposites attract love story? Highly recommend this incredible love story and am so looking forward to reading the other books in the series.
  • Amazing

    By Slimleak
    Amber Livingstone mother left her a list for a road trip for her to complete her bucket list. She also had to spread her mother’s ashes. Amber is an attorney with her father firm .Hutch was working , but couldn’t stay at any thing long. He found out that Amber needed a driver for her cross country trip. He called and told her that he would drive her and that it would help him out. Amber knew him as a playboy, not one that could time to drive for a few weeks Amber showed up with A chicken named Hennifer but called Henry. So she come all Formal with maps and timelines. They are totally opposite, so he just laid back and said they will get there when they get there. The Journey they take is very colorful with him wanting to explore and just want to get there and leave. Later in the trip she loosens up and she can’t believe that Hutch is fun and goofy. Amber hadn’t realized how being free felt so good. Hutch and Amber spend weeks on the road ever got A RV to travel in. So they got closer as they spent time together. A great connection that there saw the real person. They ended the trip in Bakers Creek and spend time with Hutch brothers part of the Aldridge family . This was an amazing story.
  • Loving Hutch and Amber

    By Cheryl33610
    I've loved the Baker Creek series since book one, but Collide With Me might be my favorite (shh, don't tell the "other" Aldridge brothers) We're introduced to Hutch (Hutchison) Sanders, from the family we meet at the end of Vance's story, Yours To Keep. You don't need to read that one to enjoy Hutch and Amber, but go start with book one of the's so worth it! Anyway, Hutch seems to be the lost soul in the Sanders family. He jumps from job to job and is portrayed as the playboy of the group. As he struggles to find his place, he gets the opportunity to help out a family "friend". Amber has just lost her mom and is about to embark on a cross country road trip, organized by her late mom. Problem is, Amber doesn't have a license anymore and no one to go along with her. The last person she'd ever expect or want to go with her is Hutch...who is not her friend but merely a social circle acquaintance. Who she "knows" from the tabloids. But what they both find out on this trip is that neither one really knows the other, at all. What starts out with a rigid schedule to just get this over with turns into a funny, sweet, emotional trip for them both. I wanted to hop in my car and drive across country as well. Although, I've always wanted to do that...this just reinforced that goal for me. In the past, I've called Claudia Burgoa the queen of angst. It's honestly not a bad thing and I'm not the only one who But this book, while has family turmoil for both Amber and Hutch, is much more lighthearted and funny. Part of it is definitely the road trip, but also the slow burn in their relationship from friends to more. Each learns things about themselves along the way, so it's also a journey of enlightenment as well. Oh, and let us not forget Hennifer Aniston! Seriously one of the funniest additions of a pet (?) into a story that I've read. I already want to read Collide With Me again. I think it's one of those stories that I will revisit often when I need some comfort, a few tears and lots of laughs.