(The Love Series, Book 1)
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?
Madeleine Becker lost everything 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.
4.5 - 5 Stars
"Choose happy. Appreciate beauty. Let love in."
I went through a lot of emotions while reading this book!! I laughed, swooned, squirmed, got pissed... you name it, I felt it. Oh! And yes, I even had those moments where I had to literally fan myself... holy HOTNESS! *whistles*
During "Let Love In" we meet Maddy and Reid. Maddy is just starting off college with her best friend Mel when she comes across my new book boyfriend, Reid. Talk about an instant connection!!! They were both emotionally scarred, so it was just amazing reading how they broke down each other's walls.
Maddy had unexpectedly lost her parents at a very young age, causing her to move in with an old aunt she had never met. It was there where she met Melanie. Once Maddy's aunt passed away, Mel and her mom, "Momma C" took her in, becoming the only family she had. As for Reid's past, I won't get into it... it's something that unravels throughout the story line with a few little twists here and there. But know that it was his past that caused him to be the ladies man he currently was. About to graduate college, he simply did not care about having a relationship... until Maddy.
"...you see straight through me. You see beyond the outside, and it's like you see the me that no one else sees."
"There's no one else. I've wanted you since I first saw you, and I'm going to try my hardest to not fuck that up."
Reid and Maddy decide to go against their instincts and let each other in... quickly developing a very swoon worthy relationship. Let me tell you, Reid went all out!!! Quite the romantic and protective guy! Queue the swooning and squirming.. I fell completely in love with him... seriously!
"You're beautiful and funny and smart and, well, just plain amazing."
"She is not just some girl. She is my girl..."
The fact that this book is written in dual PoVs helped me feel an automatic connection with both main characters. As for the secondary ones, loved them!!!!! I was super happy to find out that each one is getting a book!!! squeee!!
Regarding the ending... Cliffhanger alert!!!! It doesn't end mid scene or anything, but you might want to have book two handy. Trust me..!!!!
Honestly, this was a very well written book. Job well done Melissa Collins!!
I highly recommend you buy this!!
I highly recommend you buy this!!
A definite must read about two broken souls learning to "let love in".
"I've already let love in. He's not only in my heart; he owns it."
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