Book Title: Let Love Be
Author: Melissa Collins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date:April 7, 2014
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I have been looking forward for this installment since reading a sneak peek of the first chapter. I just knew it would be just as good as the rest or even better.
Lucy had been a mother not just to Melanie, but to Maddy as well. She had spent a lot of her time nurturing these two amazing girls, and it was just right for her to get her own HEA as well. It was never too late. Thankfully, Evan came in her life. He wasn’t as perfect as Jimmy, he was rough around the edges, but for the first time in eighteen years, her heart and stomach did somersaults. For the first time, and clearly unexpected, I see the different side of Lucy – the sexy, and flirtatious kind and it was so fun to watch.
Life was tough getting through without her husband. She didn’t have plans of becoming a single parent, but she did it with flying colors. She had submerged herself into becoming the best mother in the world, and even overcompensate the absence of her husband. Her happiness relies on Melanie, until her daughter went off to college and empty nest syndrome sets in.
I was glad that Linda was around for her. She was very supportive, to a point that she signed her up to an online dating just to give her a head start into the world of dating again. She was around when Jimmy died, and never left her side, and still there until Melanie went to college. I think she lightened her burden when it was too much for her.
I didn’t think a man with salt-and-pepper-type of hair can be hot. Evan proved to be way beyond his age not just for still being sweet, or having some stupid decisions sometimes, he still have that, ahem, stamina that can keep you awake at night. OKAY, how did they meet? It was on a funeral – Becca’s (Reid’s mother). Evan was Joe’s brother, who was married to Becca. Even then, they hit it off, but Evan didn’t think they would meet again. He was working for the FDNY until he was forced into retirement because of health reasons.
Fate worked its magic, and their paths once again crossed. He decided to settle into the same town as Joe’s, and bumped into Lucy once again. One thing led into another, but Evan had always thought he is unworthy of love – until Lucy came into his life. Good thing his brother was there to smack some senses into him. I loved him because he didn’t push, he had some unwise decisions but he just knows how to make up for it. He treats her, and even the girls – Melanie and Maddy – like queens. This guy was something else, as for momma – her allowing her own happiness to be set aside for her girls was so worth it. Evan is quite a catch. You will fall in love with him just as you fell in love with the two younger boys in the previous series.
This book is all about second chances in love. It’s about healing and moving forward. That love, can indeed come in a time you have least expected it and can be as strong and as passionate as ever. This book exceeded my expectations, and if there is another book in the series, like perhaps Joe’s or Linda’s, I would be eagerly anticipating for it as well…
As I said in my previous reviews, Melissa Collins just keeps on getting better and better as the series grows, and this is the type of series you wouldn’t want to miss.
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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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