Let Love Live by Melissa Collins

Let Love Live

Let Love Live (The Love Series book 5)

By Melissa Collins

★★★★★

Who would you become if you lost the only person who ever mattered?

For twenty-six year old Dylan Hopkins, the answer is easy. He’s become no one. Memories of the happier times are all he has left as he finds himself meandering numbly through his now dull life. Though he cares about his work and family dearly, he’s yet to let himself find love again. Afraid of letting go of what he once had, Dylan chooses to keep his heart buried, where it belongs, having died a long time ago.

Conner Michelson is about to change everything Dylan knows. He’s every bit the bad boy persona – tatted up, ex-MMA fighter, but after an injury leaves him unable to fight, he has to rethink his goals. Having just opened his own gym, Conner can cross his first major life accomplishment off his very short list. Next up: find a man he can settle down with and build a family. Seems simple enough – a dream most people have, but when he meets Dylan, his carefree, easy-going life is thrown into a tailspin.

Determined to keep Dylan in his life, Conner vows to resurrect Dylan’s long ago buried heart and let love live once more.

Let Love Live is a full length, standalone (within a series) novel

 


 

An Absolute Must Read!

Before you came into my life, I was a completely different person. I was angry at the hand the world had dealt me and I didn’t know how to recover. Then I met you and everything changed. You brought me back to life. You woke up my heart and made me realize that all I was doing before you was existing.” – Dylan

It is hard for me to write a review of this book because in truth it isn’t very often I read a story that makes me feel so much. I actually found myself having to put down my kindle quite a few times in order to take a breather and wipe my tears. I full on cried while reading it. I didn’t read the other books in the series, in all honesty I just stumbled upon this book and thought it sounded good so I gave it a shot, maybe I would’ve been better prepared if I had read the others (however I don’t think it’s necessary to get the full impact of the story).
While this is a love story about Dylan and Conner it’s also about the love story of Dylan and Shane which we need to see to truly understand Dylan. It’s a story of discovery, discovering who you are, discovering love, strength and ultimately happiness. It’s a story of unimaginable loss and guilt and how fragile life can be. But most of all to me this was a story of finding peace and that second chance to love and be loved.

The story of their love is both inspiring and devastating. It’s one of finding out who you are by allowing yourself happiness in someone else, only to have that person, and, in turn, everything that made your life worth living, taken from you.” -Conner

It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of M/M romance or not, I still recommend this book. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful story and one I think anyone would love. 

Rock The Heart – ARC

Rock the HeartRock the Heart by Michelle A. Valentine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I just finished an ARC that I was lucky enough to be given by Michelle Valentine. I have to say I love Noel. Sexy, talented, determined, he was hot! This was a fast but fun read and I can definitely see the potential for a series. We got Lanie and Noel’s story but we still have the rest of the band members who I have to say I would like to see more of, especially Riff.

Lanie Vance is an intern at a huge New York marketing firm and now has the opportunity to land her dream job all she has to do is wine and dine Black Falcon’s front man Noel Falcon and show him that her company is serious about his band’s charity. The problem is Lanie and Noel used to date and Lanie broke Noel’s heart when she broke up with him 4 years ago. Now she has no idea how she will be able to face him, what does he think of her after all this time? Does he even remember her now that he’s so famous?

Noel Falcon has never forgotten Lanie, she was his first and only love and she broke his heart. When he is faced with her again he can’t help showing her how pissed he is at her even though he definitely can feel the same attraction for her that he has always had. Noel constructs a way for Lanie to travel with him and his band for the end of their tour and there is no way she can refuse since her job now depends on it.

While Lanie is determined to keep things professional and not fall for Noel’s constant seduction attempts Noel does everything he can to keep them close as possible. Unfortunately the longer Lanie is with Noel the harder it is for her to tell if he is just playing a game for revenge or if he really does still love her. How could he when he could get any woman he wanted?

Just when she thinks she is starting to figure Noel out she learns that everything isn’t how it seems. Noel has secrets, there is a lot he hasn’t told Lanie and she’s beginning to think this whole thing has been a game for him. With her job on the line she can’t afford to fail but she can’t afford to have her heart broken either.

Bouquet Toss

Bouquet Toss (Love of My Life #1)Bouquet Toss by Melissa Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ever since Daphne Harper graduated from college, all of her friends have fallen in love, become engaged and walked down the aisle. Be it a blessing or a curse, Daphne (a hopeless romantic and perpetual single girl) catches the bouquet at every single wedding she attends.

Daphne’s love life is a mess. Her first love, Mayson, haunts her heart and keeps her from pursuing happiness with any man who comes along. As she struggles to move on from the one who got away, Daphne wonders if she will ever break her curse and find her happily ever after. (Amazon)


I was lucky to get this book for free on Amazon. I had read so many positive reviews on it I was anxious to read it. Unfortunately though I find myself on the fence about this particular book. While there were so many enjoyable parts of this story there were also so many that I felt dragged on and/or went to slow.

Daphne finds herself still thinking of the man who broke her heart in college five years ago. She has never fully gotten over him and can’t even begin to move on with anyone else when she can’t stop comparing them to Mayson. Her friends and family worry for her, they just want her to be happy and to meet the man who can finally make her forget about Mayson.

Just when she has begun to tell herself it is time to move on who should show up at her bestfriends wedding?

Mayson has come back into Daphne’s life and he seems determined to start over. What once was all Daphne could ever hope for has now become a reality and yet she isn’t sure if she can actually forget the past long enough to put it behind her and fully trust Mayson. Too much has happened and she is not sure things have actually changed.

While Daphne is trying to sort out her feelings for Mayson tragedy strikes and everything Daphne thought she knew is called into question. She’ll have to start on a new journey to find love but can she put her past love behind her to do it?

This story has so much potential. Unfortunately I just got tired of some of it. I found myself skimming pages and wishing it would move along quicker. At other times I found myself engrossed in the love story.

It is hilarious at times, emotional at others. There are times I absolutely love Daphne and times in which I can’t stand her. At times I had no idea where this story was going but I have to say I loved the end, it brought this from a 3 star to a 4 star read for me.