Thursday, June 18, 2015

Swoon Thursday # 143 ~ Let Love In (Love #1) by Melissa Collins

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

Let Love In
(Love #1)
Melissa Collins  

First - The Blurb:

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.

Second - The Swoon(s):

"You've completely knocked me off my game. I've never met anyone like you, and it scares the shit out of me. It's like you don't see me."
My brow furrows in confusion and I move to interrupt , but he continues before I get the chance.
"You don't see me - you see straight through me. You see beyond the outside, and it's like you see the me that no one else sees. I saw it in your eyes that first night I met you, and it knocked me on my ass. I was a goner, and since then I guess I've just been trying to push you away."

I've had this one sitting on my shelf for ages. Finally, it managed to make it's way up to the top of my TBR pile.

It was an okay read, but sadly, not one of my favorites. I found it difficult to connect with either of the main characters and their story, although deep and intense, seemed a little rushed at times. 

I don't want to give away any spoilers, but if you're planning to read this one, I recommend that you have Book 2 - Let Love Stay - waiting in the wings.

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!


  1. Aww! That's sweet! It's great when they realize they're pushing the other away. Too bad this was just okay, but I like the swoon! :)

    Have a fantastic day, Marilyn!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. No pushing away allowed. Looks good.

  3. Sorry that it wasn't really a great find for you- hate when there are books on my tbr pile that I get around to and they leave me just blah...

    My Swoon

  4. That is a sweet moment between the characters. A shame you couldn't connect to the characters though.

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  5. Ohh what a swoon! Too bad you didnt love this one.

  6. Sorry this one didn't work out for you, but that was a great teaser as usual!