Wednesday 6 November 2013

Blog Tour and giveaway - Let Love Heal by Melissa Collins

Perfection.  We all strive for it, but what happens when the desire to be perfect consumes you?  What happens when the need to bury your mistakes blinds you?

Melanie Crane has always been the perfect daughter, friend, student shes been perfect at everything, in fact.  But when she lets her insecurities, the ones that she keeps hidden from everyone, get the best of her, she falters in her pursuit of perfection.  Melanie crumples under the pressure and buries her pain.  Numbed by sadness and guilt, she is determined never to let anyone find out how broken she really is.

Bryan Mahoney may appear to have everything in order.  Hes charming, witty and completely swoon-worthy. In short, Bryan has life all figured out, but appearances can be deceiving.  When the landscape of Bryans family changes in an instant, hes left to pick up the pieces.

Not all bruises leave a mark. Now, weary and afraid, Melanie and Bryan must find a way to let love heal their broken and jaded hearts.
 Review by Janeane - ARC received for honest review

Let Love Heal is book #3 in the Love Series, but can be read as a stand alone.

Melanie Crane is the girl everyone loves to be around.  Smart, funny, loyal.  And she is real.  She is not a stick figure supermodel, she's a size 16, curvaceous "normal" woman.  And she always has a smile on her face.

But like all of us, those smiles can hide a multitude of emotions.  I know I put on the facade of happy go lucky when on the inside things are churning like the ocean in a storm.

I think this line sums things up perfectly - 

Bryan Mahoney is the IT guy she meets when she starts working at the computer lab.  His life seems to be perfect - but is it?
Their attraction is instant, but Melanie knows they can only be friends - why would he want to be with her?  Especially after meeting his bitchy ex, who looks like supermodel.

I feel for Bryan so much - he says and shows over and over that he wants Melanie, but she is always looking for the worst in Bryan.  Like any human, there is only so much you can take before you have to give up and walk away. And then when something happens to make it easier to walk away, you take the opportunity.

This line sums up Melanie perfectly - Not all bruises leave a mark.

Melissa Collins has written this story perfectly.  Reading as Melanie struggled through her inner demons and insecurities made me look back at some times in my life when I felt like she did.  It was a joy to watch Melanie finally realise that hey, she is good enough, she is beautiful inside and out, and people do love her as she is.

But will it be enough for her and Bryan to get their relationship back?  For that, you are going to have to read for yourself.

We get more of Maddie and Reid, Cammie and Jack, Lia - and we meet Melanie's new roommate Peyton.

And of course we get more of Melanie's mum.  She has been an integral part of not only Melanie's but Maddy's life, and I loved that we got to learn more of her story, both past and present.

I am definitely looking forward to more of this series!

 Author Bio:
Ive 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. Ive spent the last ten years teaching and Ive 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 couldnt 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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