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 pieces.
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.
Review by Venture
Book three of the Love series leaves Reid and Maddy and tells Melanie’s story. Melanie has not seen her boyfriend Brian for all of Christmas break. In fact, she can barely get a text from him. Everything seems to be coming at Melanie from all directions. She thought partying and drinking would help. They just started new problems. Melanie is dreading seeing Brian and can’t wait to see him all rolled up together in one churning mess. Is he going to dump her?
Reading the first two books, I am amazed to see how little Maddy knows about Melanie’s issues. Melanie always striving to be perfect to make up for the fact she isn’t a thin, beautiful, model of a girl. Stand in line girlfriend. Even models think they are fat and can be very insecure. The story is about her and Brian. The ups and downs. Even ends. However, this book is a book on self discovery. Yes, you can be loved for you with all your issues….however, if you get past your issues then how much more can you be loved and love in return. Even the most self confidant people in the world have moments of insecurity. If you have issues with your looks, your weight, or anything. Maybe you need to accept nobody is perfect but we are all unique. This book tells you to thrive on that.
I could understand why Melanie questioned why Brian liked her when she didn’t like herself. He is a hot soccer player and her body will never be a size 10 much less anything smaller. She and Brian have so many issues and problems to deal with. Most people find it easier to just walk away. It takes to courage to accept your faults, his faults, and stick it out. I actually get girly and ohhh and ahhh over the love shown in the first two books. Plus Reid….damn….book boyfriend…This story took a completely different turn. It needed to. We are now viewing things through Melanie’s eyes. Maddy thought her best friend was beautiful, smart, and super nice. She didn’t understand what she saw in a geeky Brian. Melanie sees herself as none of those things and Brian is on a pedestal. In her mind, Brian is above her notice. Add an evil skanky size 2 ex-girlfriend….welcome to Let Love Heal. Loved this book! Can you say 5 books?!?!
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About the Author
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.