Thursday, September 26, 2013

Book Spotlight and *Giveaway* for Let Love In and Let Love Stay by Melissa Collins


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.
Melanie's Review:
3.5/4 STARS
This book takes you on a major emotional rollercoaster! There are so many twists and turns in this book! I love, love, love how it goes back and forth between Reid and Maddy's point of views.
It's really sweet to see Maddy and Reid's relationship form. They both start out as two very broken people who both have extremely sad pasts and have been hurt very badly. They don't ever even want to find love but fate has made these two people's paths cross and together they will learn to love again.


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. 


Melanie's Review:


Wow, Melissa Collins really outdid herself this time! As much as I liked the first book in this series, this book was even 10 times better!!!

Reid is a perfect book boyfriend...gorgeous, sexy bod, hot in bed, sweet, loving and compassionate! What's not to love?!? And Maddy is a really great female lead!

Their relationship in this book is so sweet! They still issues to work through (but who doesn't?) but they continue to grow as people and as a couple. The amount of love they have for each other almost makes it hard to remember the two very broken people they once were because now they are so happy and alive when they are together.

About the Author:

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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