Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Review: Let Love Be by Melissa Collins

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What would bring you happiness in a world that was suddenly empty?

For Lucy Crane, the answer is simple: her daughter. When her husband is killed in a tragic accident, Lucy loses her desire to live, but only one thing keeps her going – her unborn daughter. Focusing on being a mother helps Lucy cope with her loss, but kids grow up and they leave home, eventually. Eighteen years after losing her first and only love, Lucy is faced with the opportunity to find the happiness for which she’s always longed. Her own fears become her worst enemies as she learns how to embrace love once again. 

Evan Donovan is also facing his own struggles. Forced to retire from the FDNY because of lung damage caused by 9/11, Evan moves to upstate New York where he hopes to find a little peace and quiet. Old habits die hard, and Evan’s hero complex and survivor’s guilt constantly remind him of how difficult it is to be vulnerable. But for the first time in his life, he’s tired of being alone. 

Drawing strength from one another, Lucy and Evan discover how beautiful it is to let love be a part of their lives.

Let Love Be is a heart wrenching story about love, loss and finding love again.

Lucy has not had the best of times. She didn’t really have time to grieve the loss of her husband because she had to keep going for her unborn daughter. She decides to put all she can into being a mother. But what happens when Melanie is all grown up?

“…when Melanie was born, part of me was reborn too, the part that knew I had to keep on living despite the pain…”

Evan has his own struggles. He is a NYC Firefighter who has suffered after being forced to retire from the FDNY due to lung damage. 

"I was always alone."

Lucy  thought she'd never see love walk back into her life. Evan didn't do relationships and he was fine with it until he meet Lucy. As they meet, a beautiful love story begins.

"I think I loved you from the first night we slept next to each other. Holding you, I watched you sleep, and my heart, it just melted for you." - Evan

"He'll always be in my heart, Evan, but my heart- it belongs to you now."- Lucy

Let Love Be is an emotional, heartfelt, loving, sweet book. Both characters have been through so much. I cried tears of sadness, tears of joy. I also smiled a lot. I just really loved this story. 

Two heart's that are scarred, can they be healed? Buy Let Love Be and find out!

Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream. 

Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born. 

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