Let Love Shine [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Let Love Shine

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Overview

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 to come.

**This is a 26K word novella (about 100 pages) with approximately 11k words in bonus materials from Let Love In and Let Love Stay. This will contain spoilers to the first two books in the series, so you should read them first.**

Series reading order and couples:
Let Love In – Maddy & Reid (ends in a cliffhanger)
Let Love Stay – Maddy & Reid (concludes their story)
Let Love Heal – Melanie & Bryan (Maddy’s BFF; can be read as a standalone)
Let Love Shine – Maddy & Reid (a one-year-later follow-up novella)
Let Love Be – Lucy and Evan (Melanie’s mom – this is not a New Adult novel and can be read as a standalone)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149011285
  • Publisher: Melissa Collins
  • Publication date: 1/10/2013
  • Series: The Love Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 26,518
  • File size: 343 KB

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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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    Great read

    Good follow up. looking forard to the next book.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    Highly recommended

    This book series had touched my heart for so many different reasons. If you haven't read it, please do so ,you won't regret it.

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Beautiful!!! The story picks up with Reid and Maddy on their wa

    Beautiful!!!

    The story picks up with Reid and Maddy on their way home from the hospital after having Braden. We get to see their struggles of being new parents. You see their fears, concerns, and happiness. Melissa gives us a heartwarming story and doesn't disappoint!

    I totally enjoyed this novella. Thank you!!!

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  • Posted January 9, 2014

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    I was given this book as an ARC for an honest review. I gave thi

    I was given this book as an ARC for an honest review.
    I gave this book 5 HEA Stars.
    This is book 3.5 in the Love Series.
    YES you need to read book 1 and 2 to really get this book.
    yes you can read it as a stand alone but too much has happened to 
    this couple to just read this one. It is very short and it is a 
    HEA story about what goes on after they have been through all 
    their trials. 
    Melissa is ONE of my favorite Authors, her books are spectacular!!
    You do not know what you have been missing if you have not read her work yet!!! So if you have not go get her first book and fall into the fan club that is Melissa Collins. 




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    This is a continuation of Maddy and Reid's story.
    Reid is one of my all time favorite book boyfriends! This man is just down right plain amazing! And I fell in love with him all over again in this story. If you are a Maddy and Reid fan then this book is a must read book!! Want to know what happened when Maddy gave birth? Want to know about Braden's first birthday? Than you are in the right place. It is filled with a few more must know stories. AND if that is not enough at the end of the book you get a few snips of Reid's POV from both book one and two. You also get a Character interview at the end with Maddy and Reid!! 




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    This story consists of several situations in this couples life that we did not get to see in the first two books, and also it touches a little bit on what happens after the books. It is a sweet, loving read, with some very steamy parts, that will leave you swooning!




    There really isn't any turmoil in this book, it is like it says it shows you what happens after the HEA in book one and two. 




    And as stated if you are a Reid and Maddy fan you have to read this, it is a must ! ! It is the PERFECT ending to such a breath taking couple! 
    THANK YOU Melissa for this! I am so excited to say that I have been a Maddy and Reid fan from the beginning and I loved following their journey! I will miss them so much!! But I know if I want a taste I just have to go back and read them all over again! You are truly an amazing Author and an even better person! Thanks for all you do for your fans and readers!!! <3

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  • Posted January 9, 2014

    This is one big epilogue I got from Ms. Melissa Collins. The

    This is one big epilogue I got from Ms. Melissa Collins.




    The blurb had gotten into me. Yes, we had what we wanted from Maddy and Reid – they already had their HEA (thank goodness). So the million-dollar question comes up – WHAT NOW?! What could probably happen after their happily ever after? Will someone come between them? Will their honeymoon stage be over? A lot of question flooded inside my over-imaginative brain – and I knew I needed to read this book.




    We already knew what this couple had been through, and no one wants to go back in there. Set a day after they finally become official parents – the true responsibility has begun. From setting up car seats, feeding the baby, cleaning him up, putting him to sleep – all those sleepless, exhausted nights, being parents is indeed hard work.




    Despite their age, they have managed pretty well. It wasn’t a walk in the beach, of course. But their love for each other, and most especially Reid’s patience for Maddy had work wonders in their relationship. He did well as a dad, and as a husband. He was supportive, caring, and very hands-on. He’s not even afraid to change diapers! He’s not only a good husband, but he’s a responsible man as well. He loved his job helping other people.




    But of course, let us also give credit to their support system – Momma, Mel and Bryan who were there with them every step of the way. Now, Maddy has finally her own family. The bad memories from her past are almost gone…




    This is not all, we also get a glimpse of Dylan, Lizzie and Cane who put a little spice into this novel. In between stories about parenthood, is another interesting story I hope I will have a longer version of. Lizzie and Cane had been interesting characters with their own set of problems. Reid and Dylan had been the people who have helped them get through with it.




    This one is short, hot and sweet. I totally loved every single page of it. If you think you have fallen in love with the single Reid, wait until you meet Daddy Reid. You will totally go gaga over him. Love Series gets so much better and better each time I get to have it reviewed. Melissa Collins had gone a long way since writing her first book. 




    ¿ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.¿

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  • Posted January 8, 2014

    Let love Shine by Melissa Collins Review by Wendy @ Shhh, Mommy'

    Let love Shine
    by Melissa Collins
    Review by Wendy @ Shhh, Mommy's in the Bathroom.,.Reading
    4.5 stars 

    Let Love Shine is a continuation of Maddy and Reid's journey together. If you are fan of this series, you don't want to miss this. What happens after love, marriage, and the baby carriage? (Not necessarily in that order.)
    With a new baby, new marriage, new school, and new job, we get to follow how Maddy and Reid deal with life's changes and grow stronger as a family. Melissa touches on real life problems like sleep derivation, body image, and trying to have sexy time and not wake up the baby(not always easy.) 
    Melissa gives us a heartwarming story and doesn't disappoint, especially in the bedroom (cold shower anyone.)  Also, at the end there are some alternate POV's and deleted scenes, then at the very end is a character interview with Maddy and Reid. 
    Looking forward to the next installment of this series, keep up the good work Melissa!

    Favorite Quotes:
    "I want to take my time with you, go slow.  There’s no rush.  I’m going to kiss every inch of your body.  Run my tongue along every line and curve.  I’m going to bring you to the edge of your control, just to ease you back.  Drive you crazy.”

    I feel like this is the most perfect moment of my life.  We’re going home today as a family. My family. Our family. A stray tear rolls down my cheek.  It’s one produced of pure happiness.  Reid peeks back at us through the rear-view mirror, and even though there are no tears in his eyes, I know that he feels the same way I do right now. Complete.

    These are the moments when I know that no matter what’s gone wrong in my life, no matter what mistakes and trials my future brings, I will at least have done one thing right. 

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  • Posted January 6, 2014

    This book ties up the story of Maddy and Reid. To see their rel

    This book ties up the story of Maddy and Reid. To see their relationship develop throughout this series was great. The conquered obstacle after obstacle and came out stronger. Can't wait to read Let Love In.

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    Posted January 8, 2014

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