Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Blog Tour Stop - Let Love Stay by Melissa Collins: Review & Giveaway

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. They’ve let love in, but now, they need to find out how to Let Love Stay.

Let Love Stay eBook
***For the full enjoyment of this series, make sure you read Let Love In first.  It will answer so many questions at the start of book 2.  Without it, you will be pretty lost in the story and this review will contain major spoilers from book 1.***

Maddy thought all her dreams were coming true that is until she allowed Reid to walk away from her and the baby.  She knows that she loves him and that he loves her, but she needs him to face his past in order for him to heal and move on.  Reid refuses to confront his past.  Even with the knowledge for a girl named Katie that his mother is dying, Reid still cannot bring himself to go home and face the mother he left behind four years ago.

As much as Reid doesn't want to admit that Maddy is right, he knows that in order to move forward with his future, he must first put to rest his past.  Still hurting from the death of his older brother Shane, Reid doesn't want to face the reality that Maddy might just be right.

With encouragement from his friend Jack, Reid decides to head home and try to fix what's broken from his past.  But when his world is shifted by revelations from his mother and the baby he is now having with Maddy, will Reid be able to let go of his past and let the new love of his life stay?  Or will his past once again dictate how his future relationship will end up.

Maddy and Reid did a lot of growing up in this book.  The first book was mostly about that them finding that they can learn to one another and this was more about trying to hold on to the love that they share.  This book for me was emotional especially towards the end and I had to stop a few times because there was just so much hurt in this story. I think Melissa did a great job and this book was even better than the first one.  I noticed on Goodreads that there's another book called Let Love Heal and I am curious to see what that book will be about.  Overall it was a good read, 4 stars!

***ARC provided by author in exchange for a honest review***
Melissa Collins 2I’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.
1 winner gets a signed paper back of each book Let Love in and Let Love Stay (domestic us only)
2nd winner gets a $10 gift card and swag

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