Books 1, 2 & 3.5
By: Melissa Collins
Releasing February 10th, 2014
Madeleine Becker and Reid Connely both come from a world of pain. Despite their best efforts
at guarding their hearts, love finds its way into their lives. Ever the bad boy, Reid walks away
when things get too difficult. Coming face to face with the horrors of his past only helps to
strengthen the bond that he has created with Maddy, and together they learn how to embrace
the love they’ve created. Follow Maddy and Reid on their journey where they learn how to let
love in so that it can stay and shine forever.
Let Love In (Love #1)
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
Let Love Stay (Love #2)
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 Shine (Love #3.5)
What comes after “they lived happily ever after?”
Maddy and Reid have seen their fair share of trials and tribulations, of love and loss. Facing
down the biggest challenges of their young lives, they managed to survive and endure. With the
future stretching out before them, they must learn to navigate new and unfamiliar paths.
Being new parents, starting new jobs, and continuing college is enough to overwhelm any
couple. New challenges come up daily, as do small victories. Watch Maddy and Reid grow
stronger together in this “one year later” tale of the everyday stuff that happens in real life.
With a solid foundation of love under their inexperienced feet – and with the help of their family
and friends – Maddy and Reid learn how to let love shine, lighting the way for a beautiful future
My Review of all 3 in one:
I loved these books. To say that I did not want to yell at Maddy and Reid at times, is an understatement. I wanted to yell at both of them almost all five days that it took me to read them. But at the same time that I wanted to yell at them, I wanted to cry at how sweet Reid is to Maddy. Yes, he is rude, but what college guy isn't at times. Both of them have problems in their lives and don't want to let anyone in.
The way that those two met, through their friends, reminds me of two of my friends who are dating. Coincidentally, their names are: Maddie and Reid. So reading a story with the main characters that have the same names as my best friend and her boyfriend is pretty neat. But that is the only thing that they have in common with the story, except the fact that they are in love.
Back to the story, I thought that Reid was pretty awesome in the way that he takes care of Maddy and does not give up on her when she pushes him too much. The way that their story ended, with an HEA, is awesome. I wish that there was more of their story but I doubt that the perfect couple could have anything more really happen that would add more to the story.
Just so I don't give anything about the plot, I will end this here.
5 stars for The Love Series Box Set.
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Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream.
Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.
Giveaway (A Signed Copy of the Box Set and a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card)