Grant is damaged, selfish, and undeserving of love…or so he thinks.
Jessa is happy, in love, and has overcome her past…or so she thinks.
Grant and Jessa can’t stop thinking about one another since being introduced at a party a month ago. And despite their differences, they can’t seem to stay away from each other either. However, both are hiding secrets of less-than-perfect pasts, fearing what will happen when those mistakes come to light. As they grow closer, they each battle their own insecurities, and neither believes that they are worthy of the kind of love that they both still want. So if it’s true that opposites attract, what happens when the similarities begin to surface?
My mind races as I’m leaving the lecture hall. Pulling my gloves and hat on, I watch Grant’s large frame walk quickly in the other direction. How can your heart and mind be in two more different places? My heart screams for Grant every time we’re around each other, but my mind won’t let me take the step. Make that a giant leap.
The thing that scares me the most is that he doesn’t truly want it. I can feel his desire for me throughout my whole body when he’s near, but then he pulls back just as fast. Then again, the last thing I want is to stay with Rob just for the sake of having someone. I’m stronger than that and I know it.
Before Jason, I wouldn’t have thought twice about breaking things off with Rob and running toward Grant. Fuck Jason for making me doubt my self-worth. My therapist’s words ring in my head from my last session: ‘You have to live again, Jessa. Go, and be happy. You’ve done the work, now reap the reward.’ Dr. Hinkle was the one who convinced me to leave Boulder and start fresh somewhere else. And that’s exactly what I did last semester.
When I first met Rob, I was scared out of my mind, but I pushed forward like Dr. Hinkle said and let him in. Things were so great…at first. He took me home for Thanksgiving and it felt as though we were really going somewhere. That he could be the one and we’d fall in love and live happily ever after. Then he and his band agreed to play Grant’s fraternity party and our relationship started to shift. Dates stopped, the swooning disappeared, and suddenly, I’m being rushed through drive-thru windows to eat and propped up against anything but a bed to fuck.
5 FABULOUS STARS!!
I love when a book hits me so hard I need a 24 hour soak time before I can write the review…. LET ME IN did just that! Michelle Lynn had me at the Dedication and never let go! This book has all my aces when it comes to a great read ~ a hot broody male, strong spunky girl, amazing supporting characters and last but not least a moving story!
We first meet Grant and Jessa in DON’T LET GO. They were supporting characters but both of them touch my heart and had me eagerly awaiting the release of LET ME IN.
Jessa Harrison moved to Western her senior year of college seeking a fresh start. She found a friend in Sadie and slipped into a comfortable relationship with Rob, the guitarist for The Invisibles. Life for Jessa is finally as it should be and she is slowly freeing herself of the demons her ex left her holding.
By all appearances Grant is the all american frat boy. He dresses the part and wears the attitude to boot. BUT Grant is broken. The people he loves most have been stripped from his life and the scars that left behind run deep.
Grant and Jessa have an undeniable connection BUT since Jessa is dating Rob they can not act on their attraction.
“In all seriousness, Jessa, it’s fine. If you want to be with Rob, no hard feelings. But if you ever change your mind, and decide you want a man who’ll treat you like you deserve, you know where to find me. I’m warning you though, there are two things I won’t do. I refuse to take another guy’s girl behind his back and secondly, I won’t wait around like a schmuck for someone to pick me either. The choice is yours.”
Will they be able to move forward as friends? Will Jessa walk away from the comfort she finds in Rob?
A few quotes that etched a place in my heart:
“You do understand that, regardless of age, love can either break your heart or cause you to soar to new heights, It’s a chance you take, no matter if you are a billionaire o if you are on welfare.”
“I don’t care if you cook for him or clean after him. All I ask is for you to love him, fiercely and purely. Entrust him with your dreams and let him try to make them come true.”
“It’s not the love you have for her or the love she has for you, it’s the love you build together that will get you through the rough patches you’re sure to experience.”
I have read some pretty amazing books and whereby “meeting” some really talented authors. Michelle Lynn is right at the top of my favorite authors! Not only is she extremely talented but she is truly a genuine person. Her stories lift off the page and wrap around you like a warm blanket on a cold winter day. Grab any of her books and you will never be disappointed.
Check out the first book in the Invisibles Series, DON'T LET GO, see my review HERE. It is on sale for only $0.99!!
Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.
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