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.
I WAS in awe of this book. Both main characters, Maddy and Reid, had guarded hearts. Neither knew how to heal until they met and fell in love on the dance floor.
The lost that the two experienced although different but very much the same will have you in tears. Reid has the heart of all hearts and the good grace to make you melt. Maddy has a soul that needs to be mended and the ability to make you adore her instantly. Well together they are wonderfully cute but their past hold a key to unexpected events.
A fairytale for the new ages is my opinion. Melissa kicked ass on this book and had me in tears at the end. What was to be expected was nowhere near what actually happened. Stay in your seats ladies because the BEST is yet to be seen. I am so waiting on book 2 TBR July 31st. I give this book 5 hearts.
Let Love Stay:
If you’re lucky, you’ll fall in love – truly, madly and deeply in love. But what happens when that honest and pure love isn’t enough to erase your fears? What happens when your past rears its ugly head and threatens your future? Maddy and Reid had that kind of love – the all-encompassing, Earth shattering, once in a lifetime kind of love. Then life happened. Old wounds that were thought to be long healed and scabbed over are ripped opened and they are forced to face the possibility that, maybe, they are not strong enough to fight their demons and embrace the light. Together, they found out what love is, but now they will each need to heal on their own before they can ever be together again. They must face their fears and beat down their pasts in order to find their way through this crazy uphill battle called love. They’ve let love in, but now, they need to find out how to Let Love Stay.
We were left with one hell of a cliff hanger at the end of Let Love In but I promise it was worth it. I was waiting impatiently for the conclusion of Maddy and Reid story and was not prepared for the tears that was flowing while reading the book.
Reid was the shining star in this book and the emotions in which he was battling from within stole my heart. He was a man on a mission not only for his family in which we learned was forming at the end of book one but also for the family in which he turned his back on five years prior. Without giving any spoilers because the book is NEWLY released, I will say the information he received while on his journey will leave ALL internal questions answered as well as break your heart.
Melissa did a wonderful job as well as held true Reid and Maddy fashion with the HOT and STEAMY aspects as well. We also got a glimpse into the upcoming release Let Love Heal which will be Mel and Bryan story. I am pleased with the early release and suggest EVERYONE read both Let Love In and Let Love Stay.
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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