Let Love In: 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.
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.
HERE IS MY REVIEW ON LET LOVE IN AND LET LOVE STAY:
LET LOVE IN
I had received this book as a gift for an honest review. Melissa Collins did an excellent job with this book and I so look forward to book two. 5 stars doesn't even touch how I feel about this book! SPOILERS!! Maddy very young loses her parents. Moves with an Aunt she never met until the loss of her parents. She meets Melanie and they become the best of friends more like sisters. Off to college and they have two roommates Cammie and Lia who they became really close with. With Cammie dating Jack, Maddy met Reid. Well Jack,Reid and Logan are roommates and with a college party the beginning of this fairy tale begins. With Maddy and Reid both having trust issues due to their past things are really interesting when they get together and they start to trust and break down the walls that both have built up from their past. Reid is every women's dream I believe. You can't help but love how Reid shows Maddy that the past is the past and that he is really and truly in love with her. As their romance progress like all relationships there are bumps in the road. Well they go off to Montauk Point NY. Reid didn't know why he was taking her there but he did. This part of the story along with other parts made me cry and hit close to home. I went to Montauk Point back in the early 90's and met my daughter's grandfather. About 6 months later or so he passed away. I went back down there and boy this book hits part of my life. Melissa this is a great love story. I felt the pain and happines Maddy and Reid had been through as well as the other characters. There was a couple times I wish I could go through the book and pop Reid and a couple others that is how connected I felt to them. THIS IS THE BEST CLIFFHANGER SINCE WHO SHOT JR!! I hate that it ended the way it did cause I really really want to read more about Reid and Maddy. Well I guess I have to wait until book two just like I had to wait the summer to find out WHO SHOT JR!! WELL DONE 10 stars..............I know book 2 will be just as good...
LET LOVE STAY
I so love Maddy and Reid. I so would love to have Reid as a boyfriend. With Let Love Stay being the 2nd book in the series it was my favorite so far. I love how Melissa picked up right where Let Love In stopped. Through the "TIME APART" of Maddy and Reid to the end of the book I have to say it was a wonderful love story. I love how Reid listened to Maddy and went and saw his mother when he found out she didn't have long to live. He went to make peace with her. Love how Reid stood up to his father when he saw him after his mom's funeral.
I love the friendship Maddy and Melanie have how they are both their for each other. To have a friendship like that have is very important. Mel didn't turn her back on Maddy when she found out she was pregnant nor did Mel's mother.
This book has made me laugh and has made me cry. I do have to say this is my favorite love story. I so can not wait for the next book Let Love Heal to see what Melissa has in store for Maddy,Reid and Melanie.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.
Let Love In
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