BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Let Love In & Let Love Stay by Melissa Collins

Let Love In Let Love Stay Book SpotlightLET LOVE IN

Updated Let Love In eBookWhat 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?

That’s exactly what happened to Madeleine Becker 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 In is an amazing story of a girl who has lost her whole world at age 10, moves in with her aunt, meets her best friend in junior high and just before senior year ends moves in with her best friend and her mom when the aunt dies.  The story continues on with Maddy’s first year at college with her best friend Mel, however, Maddy still keeps her emotions locked tight.  So when hottie Reid comes into the picture Maddy is unsure what to do because she has always believed that as long as she doesn’t fall in love she can’t get hurt…well Reid proves her wrong…over and over again!  Reid has his own secrets about his past that no one knows and that is what is keeping him from Maddy.  Until one day something happens and Reid can’t fight his feelings anymore!  But has Reid hurt Maddy one too many times or will Maddy forgive him and let him in?

I loved Let Love In….it is such an amazing and heartwarming story!  Maddy and Reid are such amazing characters and they just draw you in.  Melissa does an amazing jump of capturing the reader’s interest and makes them want to keep reading!

5 STARS!!!


Let Love Stay eBookIf 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.


Maddy and Reid are in love but suddenly a huge bombshell is dropped on them both? Can their love survive   Maddy is scared after an event that occurred in Let Love In and Reid has disappeared to somewhere!  Reid’s past has finally caught up to him and he is learning the truth about things he long ago wrote off.  Reid realizes that he needs the one person in his life that will help him get through all this…he needs Maddy.  Despite the news that Maddy and Reid learned and the news that Reid has learned about his past nothing in the world will ever come between these two….Maddy and Reid just need to figure out what they need to do next in order to Let Love Stay.

Melissa has done it again!  Reid and Maddy are even more amazing than ever…the story of Reid’s life and family is so heartbreaking but at the same time since he has Maddy it is heartwarming at the sametime!  I was so drawn into this book and couldn’t put it down!

5 Stars!!!! 


I’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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For Let Love In:

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For Let Love Stay:

Apple iBookstore

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