Sunday, June 9, 2013

Let Love In by Melissa Collins

Release date: May 10th


What would happen if you lost everything? If the people who were supposed to love you unconditionally were no longer there for you, how would your world change?

That’s exactly what happened to Madeleine Becker when her parents died when she was ten years old. Ripped from her home and everything that she has ever loved, she is forced to start all over again. The only way for her to move on is to build walls around her heart and keep everyone at a safe distance. Her logic: she can't get hurt if she doesn't fall in love.

 That theory is blown to pieces when she meets Reid Connely during her freshman year at college. He is gorgeous and darkly mysterious. He understands Maddy's pain all too well, but sharing his pain would mean breaking down the walls he put up around his own heart. Conflicted between loving Maddy and hiding his dark past, Reid starts to reevaluate his world. Maddy's inner strength, snarky personality and breath taking beauty help Reid to make peace with his past.

Together they find out what happens when they let love in.


Wow. It has been a while since a book has grabbed me and not allowed me to let go. This was a touching and heart warming story of two people that were broken by the tragedies of their childhood. Maddy had to deal with a monumental lost at a very young age and never learned to cope with it, other than to never let anyone in, if you don't let them in then you can't be hurt. Reid had to learn to cope with a different kind of loss and a heavy guilt that he just can't let go of.
Maddy and Reid's connection is instant, it is like their souls can identify with hurt the other carries. The question remains, will they let love in?
This story flowed well, and you really got lost in the emotion of the characters.  It had well developed characters, and supporting characters that you can't help but love. You can see the scenes play out in your head so well.  This book also has an edge of hot and spicy that I was not really expecting, but it was totally welcomed.  Melissa Collins is a very talented author and I can not wait to see what she has in store for us next. This is a definite must read and one that is on my re-read list.
Author Bio:
I’ve always been an avid reader. Majoring in English Literature was a no brainer. Becoming a teacher and instilling my love for reading into my students was also a no brainer. I’ve spent the last ten years teaching and I’ve loved (mostly) every minute of it. When I was home on maternity leave for my third son, I discovered a new genre that sparked my creativity. My passion for writing sprang from my love of reading and once I knew I had a story to tell, I couldn’t wait to get it out there. I only hope that my readers enjoy reading my story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
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