Melanie Crane has always been the perfect daughter, friend, student – she’s 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. He’s charming, witty and completely swoon-worthy. In short, Bryan has life all figured out, but appearances can be deceiving. When the landscape of Bryan’s family changes in an instant, he’s 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.
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ReviewEvery girl has insecurities, especially when she is a young adult just getting started on their own. Melanie is no different, however, she lets her insecurities define her. I I could relate to Melanie, or at least the me of 19 could. There were so many times I wanted to reach into my nook and shake Melanie and tell her to pull it together. She refuses to let anyone think she is less than perfect so she doesn't turn to anyone when she needs help. Her self confidence was non-existent at times and it really broke my heart.
Then there is Bryan. Sweet, sexy, dorky Bryan. He really seems to have the whole life thing figured out. But everyone has their struggles. I loved Bryan for his confidence, his exuberance, his willingness to help others, and especially for the way he loves. Bryan is the type of guy I hope Baby Girl falls for one day. He is the kind of guy that loves with everything he has, but has enough confidence in himself to know when to draw the line.
I really liked that all this isn't happening after all the Maddy and Reid stuff, but instead, its happening while Maddy and Reid are falling madly in love. Melanie's story is very definitely affected by what is going on in the lives of her friends. One other thing that I really liked is that you get to know Mamma (aka Lucy) a lot better in Let Love Heal. Even more exciting than that? Book 4 in the Love Series is called Let Love Be and its all about Lucy!
Review by Danielle
About the authorI’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.
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