Let Love Live by Melissa Collins is now available!
Although this is part of a series, it can be read as a STANDALONE.
Who would you become if you lost the only person who ever mattered?
For twenty-six year old Dylan Hopkins, the answer is easy. He’s become no one. Memories of the happier times are all he has left as he finds himself meandering numbly through his now dull life. Though he cares about his work and family dearly, he’s yet to let himself find love again. Afraid of letting go of what he once had, Dylan chooses to keep his heart buried, where it belongs, having died a long time ago.
Conner Michelson is about to change everything Dylan knows. He’s every bit the bad boy persona – tatted up, ex-MMA fighter, but after an injury leaves him unable to fight, he has to rethink his goals. Having just opened his own gym, Conner can cross his first major life accomplishment off his very short list. Next up: find a man he can settle down with and build a family. Seems simple enough – a dream most people have, but when he meets Dylan, his carefree, easy-going life is thrown into a tailspin.
Determined to keep Dylan in his life, Conner vows to resurrect Dylan’s long ago buried heart and let love live once more.
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Let Love In (The Love Series #1) Currently FREE!!
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.
Let Love Stay (The Love Series #2)
If 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.
Let Love Heal (The Love Series #3)
**Let Love Heal can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**
Perfection. We all strive for it, but what happens when the desire to
be perfect consumes you? What happens when the need to bury your
mistakes blinds you?
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
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.
Let Love Shine (Companion Novella)
**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
is NOT a standalone and should not be read if you have not read Let Love
In and Let Love Stay.**
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.
Let Love Be (The Love Series #4)
***Though this is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone.
Unlike the previous books in the series, this is NOT a New Adult &
College Romance; this is a contemporary romance featuring characters who
are more mature / not in their twenties. It is a full length novel of
about 90K words / approx. 350 pages.***
What would bring you happiness in a world that was suddenly empty?
For Lucy Crane, the answer is simple: her daughter. When her husband
is killed in a tragic accident, Lucy loses her desire to live, but only
one thing keeps her going – her unborn daughter. Focusing on being a
mother helps Lucy cope with her loss, but kids grow up and they leave
home, eventually. Eighteen years after losing her first and only love,
Lucy is faced with the opportunity to find the happiness for which she’s
always longed. Her own fears become her worst enemies as she learns how
to embrace love once again.
Evan Donovan is also facing his own struggles. Forced to retire from
the FDNY because of lung damage caused by 9/11, Evan moves to upstate
New York where he hopes to find a little peace and quiet. Old habits die
hard, and Evan’s hero complex and survivor’s guilt constantly remind
him of how difficult it is to be vulnerable. But for the first time in
his life, he’s tired of being alone.
Drawing strength from one another, Lucy and Evan discover how beautiful it is to let love be a part of their lives.
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.