Let Love In

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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?

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 ...

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Let Love In (The Love Series, #1)

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Overview

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?

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781484085905
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 5/16/2013
  • Pages: 322
  • Sales rank: 823,328
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2014

    Good book

    Good book but with a to be continued ending...arghh!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2013

    I received these book for an honest review. I love a story that

    I received these book for an honest review. I love a story that keeps me engaged. I really appreciate unexpected twist and turns. This book left me craving book 2.


    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Amazing!

    Wow! I LOVED this book!! I laughed, got mad and cried. It is a must read book if you like young romance mixed with a little hearteache and happiness. Can not hardly wait for second book! Job well done.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

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    This book took my breath away. I loved every word on every page!

    This book took my breath away. I loved every word on every page! I am a person with a lot of walls around my heart, and I instantly fell in love with the book and the characters. Maddy was easy to love, and Reid, well... let's just say I think he might be my new book boyfriend!

    Maddy was an easy character to love. She is fun, sassy, snarky, sarcastic, caring, and understanding. She knows how she feels about Reid, and the type of person that he used to be, but she loves him anyway. Reid, is a great character too! He's a bad boy and a heartthrob. He seems to be damaged goods, but the moment he lays eyes on Maddy all bets are off. He becomes a new/better man. She changes him on a molecular level. Its like someone flips a switch and he instantly changes. The supporting characters LLI were great! Collins did a great job of showing us just how much like family our friends can be. They form a bond instantly. I loved learning about the supporting characters, and I hope to learn about them more in sequel.

    I was looking at the authors website and I noticed that she had a couple picture of who she thought would play these characters if there were a movie made. She chose Blake Lively and Liam Hemsworth. Personally, that is not how I pictured the characters in my mind. I pictured these two stunning people. Elizabeth Harnois and Ian Somerholder. They are exactly how I pictured them in my head. I know Ian is my go to TV boyfriend, and maybe that's why he popped into my mind, but the contrast of the dark hair and blue eyes just works. Elizabeth just screamed Maddy to me! I think they look great together!

    The story of Reid and Maddy touched on some pretty hard topics, primarily death and sexuality. I think Collins handled these topics with grace and intrigue. I commend her for writing these topics so well without taking away from the point of the story. It took me one day to read this book, and I can't recommend it to enough people.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    Great story

    Of letting down walls and falling in love

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Young Love

    I would advise to buy the BOXSET to save money. Worth the Read. So glad Reid and Maddy got together. There so cute both have so much baggage and pain. Cant wait to read the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

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  • Posted July 4, 2014

    The story of Maddy & Reid was a sweet one of young love. The

    The story of Maddy & Reid was a sweet one of young love. They were both damaged in similar ways drawing them together and allowing each of them to Let Love In. Sticky sweet is sometimes just what I need to escape reality.
    I have called my husband "my lobster" for years, so I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED that reference! Cute story, I look forward to reading more in to these two in Let Love Stay.

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  • Posted January 12, 2014

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    I fell in love with the characters: Maddy, Reid, Momma, Mel... a

    I fell in love with the characters: Maddy, Reid, Momma, Mel... all of them. Maddy and Reid can see things in one another that most can't and it is breathtaking to say the least.

    Maddy`s parents died when she was 10 and she was shipped off to an aunt she didn’t know. The aunt died, when she was a senior and Maddy`s best friend took her in. But everything changes for Maddy, when she meets Reid. It’s not hard to see that they have each found their missing half, their soul mate. But the ending left me heartbroken for Maddy and Reid.

    I thoroughly enjoyed Let Love In!

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

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    I want to thank Melissa for providing me with an ARC copy of thi

    I want to thank Melissa for providing me with an ARC copy of this book to review for this blog tour <3

    Awww I fricking love Reid and Maddy.
    I'm so glad after all the crap and hurdles that this lovely couple went through over the last 2 books have come out stronger then ever. And how adorable is little Braden?? Broody much....

    This was a quite light novella type read and it only took me 45 mins to read :)
    We go through a year of Maddy, Reid & Braden, finally becoming a family and the everyday goings as young parents, juggling work, education and of course special "mummy/daddy" time ;)

    I loved the ending....another HEA!
    I love how Melissa has managed to capture the youth (although their more mature) in this group of friends.

    They've all certainly come along way :)
    You need to get this novella :D

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  • Posted October 4, 2013

    Reid, Reid, Reid¿so darkly furtive. I think he has enough dark

    Reid, Reid, Reid…so darkly furtive. I think he has enough dark mystery to throw more than a few girls off axis, and make you want to let him in, if you know what I mean. *wink, wink*

    Maddy has had a difficult and emotionally stunted life. Her family died when she was young, so she’s built quite a few walls around her heart in order to shield herself from loss. Until she meets Reid, the aforementioned furtive hero of our story. In Reid, Maddy finds a kindred spirit, with as many scars around his heart as her. They “get” one another, which is the cornerstone of their attraction and ultimately their love for one another. What’s interesting is that what pulls them together is what they have to fight from ripping them apart…oh, the dramatic irony of it all.

    As I’ve found with Melissa’s other books, her writing style really pulls you into the story. Her description of the character’s and their emotions resonates with the reader and keeps you reading to find out just what happens! I will recommend that you have the next book in the series queued up to start right after you finish this one, because it’s a cliffhanger. A “I will kick you in the junk if you don’t fix this” kind of cliffhanger at that. 4 stars!

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  • Posted September 26, 2013

    Two damaged souls come together and try to navigate their unique

    Two damaged souls come together and try to navigate their unique love story. This was a wonderful, funny, sad and engaging debut novel. Beautifully written and edited.  The twists and turns this novel takes had me all over the place- crying, laughing and yes swoooooning.  Can't wait for Let Love Stay, need some more Maddy and Reid

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Boring

    I just could not connect to these characters. Usually I love these kind of books but it's all about Maddy and then Reid initially comes off as this strong and hot guy but cries all the time it just sucked!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Great story

    Great story.

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  • Posted August 11, 2013

    Very good story line from Ms. Collins.. little nervous as it see

    Very good story line from Ms. Collins.. little nervous as it seemed to be another story about a young girl who's parents died.. but the story was definitely one of a kind!!




    Maddy is a vulnerable young lady, Parents died when she was 10 and she had to live with her aunt.  It seemed to be a tragedy after another as her aunt died when she was a senior in HS... its amazing how one can be so resilient.   Although a rough start and a bit wary of letting other's in her world..she and her best friend make a change to be more out there in college... and Reid enters.   Reid seems pretty ..um arrogant..in the beginning, but well how can you resist Maddy? lol  




    Theirs sad situations, love, friendships, and good memories in this book.. slight cliffy.. but you know things will be well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    I LOVED This book. My emotions where all over the place with it.

    I LOVED This book. My emotions where all over the place with it. I could not put it down and had it read in 4 hours! <3 <3 <3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Great 1st book from this author!

    Loved this book - its characters, storyline, romance and friendships were so well written. This is the story of a girl who has been dealt blow after blow in life and keeps moving forward. You can feel her hollowness in the beginning and even though she doesn't see it clearly herself, she is blessed with friends that care so much about her they encircle her with love.

    Although the romance piece of the book is very sweet, gentle and at times challenging, I found the friendships to be so endearing. What a lucky girl to have people who would do so much for her and break through her damaged heart. I cannot wait for Let Love Stay!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Anonymous

    I'm not sure why this book has such high ratings. The writing style is immature and the storyline is the same regurgitated 'new adult' plot. I won't be buying the next installment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Adolescent writing

    Too immature for me
    Also lots of unnesscessary details

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    What a wonderful book can't wait for book 2 to come out.

    What a wonderful book can't wait for book 2 to come out.

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