Review: Let Love Live by Melissa Collins

Let Love Live (The Love Series) (Volume 5) - Melissa Collins

♥♥♥ 3.5 Stars ♥♥♥

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"I'd do it all again, if it meant being here with you." A soft peck to his lips. "Like this."

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After reading the blurb for this, I knew I wanted to read this. But what I got, was not what I was expecting.

The story follows Dylan Hopkins through his youth and then later on as an adult. This is why the book is divided into two parts. This is what I wasn't expecting. I didn't know that I would get to meet Dylan's high school crush and best friend, Shane, and that I would get his POV as well. Even though, I wasn't expecting it, I still very much Part 1.

Part One was an emotional heartbreaking story about Dylan and Shane's life together. I was hooked from the start and I didn't want to stop reading. I hurt so deeply for both of them, but not as much as the pain I felt for Shane's upbringing. The abuse his family suffered at the hand of his father tore at my heartstrings. I seriously LOVED this part of the book. I knew how their story would end tragically but that didn't stop me from enjoying it as much as I did.

Part Two was about Dylan trying to move on from his past. He doesn't do relationships well since Shane. In order to never get hurt again, he keeps things to himself and pushes those who want more away from him. This is the part of the book that I had trouble deciding what I felt about it. I just felt like the second part went by a little too fast for me, that I couldn't fully connect with Conner like I would have liked. I also feel the way their relationship developed was a little too fast. I really liked Conner, don't get me wrong, just still don't know how to feel about him with Dylan together. I wanted to see them interact more in a way that I would get to see them get to know each other more. We did get some scenes like that but it wasn't enough for me.

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"You brought me back to life simply by just being here. And I don't ever want to picture a life that you're not a part of."

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I think that by putting Dylan and Shane's story separately from Dylan and Conner's, this made me feel like Dylan and Conner's story was too short. I think I would have enjoyed it more if the book had introduced Conner from the start, with a few glimpses of Dylan and Shane in the past as the book progressed. In the end, I loved the first part, and the second part was good, but I didn't love it as much as the first. I was happy for Dylan and that he finally found love and happiness after feeling unworthy from his loss. I also thought the book had a good amount of hot steam. The epilogue was beautiful. It was really heartwarming. Overall, this book was still a good read.

~Ebook kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review.~

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