Monday, June 10, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: LET LOVE IN by Melissa Collins

Let Love In (The Love Series #1)
by: Melissa Collins


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.


He was right. A hot shower has definitely helped clear my head and I feel refreshed when I’m all done. His clothes are huge on me but I don’t care. I roll the sweats up a few times and tie the string as tight as I can, but there’s really no point; they will not stay up. The t-shirt he’s left out is huge as well. It comes to the middle of my thighs. I take a peek in the bedroom to see that he’s still downstairs. I go to the drawer I saw him pull boxers out of before and steal a pair. Even though the shirt is long there’s no need to go around flashing everyone the goods. 
He comes in a few minutes later with some coffee and a bagel with cream cheese. He’s just taken a sip of coffee when I tell him that I'm wearing a pair of his underwear. When he all but chokes on it, I realize I should have waited to share that sexy tidbit. 
He regains his composure and goes to take a bite of his bagel. Before he does, he says “Have you got anything else to share with me before I take this bite. Because more information like that and I might just stop breathing all together.” I laugh and scrunch my face pretending to think about anything else that might throw him off his game. “No I think that’s it, but I’ll let you know if I think of anything else that might make you want to swallow your tongue.” 
“Thanks for the heads up, babe.” He smiles and playfully elbows me in the side. 
We eat in companionable silence and when we’re done he piles the dishes up on his nightstand. Between the shower and the full belly and basically everything else that’s transpired over the last twelve hours, sleep is claiming me quickly.
Reid pulls me into his arms. I rest my head on his chest and close my eyes. He kisses me sweetly and whispers in my ear, “Close your eyes sweetheart. You’ve had one hell of a morning. Let’s take a little nap and I’ll take you home later.”
I nuzzle in closer to him and, before I can say anything in response, feeling safe and warm and secure, my lids close and sleep washes over me.

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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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