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Let Love Live by Melissa Collins

OUT OF 5 STARS

OUT OF 5 STARS

Shameless Recommendation

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You know the best part about this book? This is the first one in the series I picked up, and now I get to read ALL THE OTHER ONES. (And since I'm usually a M/M-only girl, that's saying something.) I'm pretty sure I can survive on Kindle and water for a week. No but seriously, this book? Worth every single penny and then some. I don't often reread but I already know when I'm done with book 4, I'll have my cute button nose buried right into Let Love Live again, because the writing is awesome, and it's storytelling at its best. I realize I'm gushing but I just don't care. READ IT. ~ Solange [August 2014]

Where To Buy

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Shameless Recommendation

Solange Gay Rom Mini Banner

You know the best part about this book? This is the first one in the series I picked up, and now I get to read ALL THE OTHER ONES. (And since I'm usually a M/M-only girl, that's saying something.) I'm pretty sure I can survive on Kindle and water for a week. No but seriously, this book? Worth every single penny and then some. I don't often reread but I already know when I'm done with book 4, I'll have my cute button nose buried right into Let Love Live again, because the writing is awesome, and it's storytelling at its best. I realize I'm gushing but I just don't care. READ IT. ~ Solange [August 2014]

Where To Buy

Buy Now From Amazon

About Our Heat Ratings

The hottest of the hot!
ex. BDSM, kink, dub-con

Super hot for adults only.
most modern romance

A little bit of heat.
not overly descriptive

Light romance and fade-to-black.
ex. young adult

Publisher Synopsis

via Amazon

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.

ASIN: B00LKJMA8A
ISBN: 9780991054275

Hot Quotes

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+ Favorite Quotes

[su_quote]”Tell me how you want me, and that’s exactly what you’ll get.”[/su_quote]

[su_quote]”You gave me a piece of myself I didn’t even know was there.”[/su_quote]

[su_quote]”I don‰Ûªt ever want to picture a life that you‰Ûªre not a part of.‰Û[/su_quote]

The Love Series

  1. Let Love In (The Love Series Book 1)
  2. Let Love Stay (The Love Series Book 2)
  3. Let Love Heal (The Love Series Book 3)
  4. Let Love Be (The Love Series Book 4)
  5. Let Love Live (The Love Series Book 5)

So let’s see what Melissa has to say about her boys!

Creating characters is no easy feat, but when it‰Ûªs a series, the challenge is …well, less challenging. I‰Ûªm going to start with Shane because he was the only character who was in my head from the very first book. Even though he was there from the very beginning, I never really had a concrete idea in my head of who he was. I knew what happened to him and what his life was like, but he wasn‰Ûªt entirely fleshed out. In Let Love Live he came to life and I fell for him hard. He‰Ûªs so young and so lost; it‰Ûªs impossible not to want to reach into the book and just hug him.

Shane

Dylan was the next character I created and he is by far the most well-developed across the series. Honestly, when I had originally wrote about him in book two (no I had no clue he even existed in book one), I never thought he‰Ûªd have his own book. My heart breaks for Dylan, too. But, by the end of Let Love Live, my heart soars for the happiness he‰Ûªs found. There‰Ûªs something so poignant about watching an angry, broken man heal and become whole.

Dylan

And of course that can‰Ûªt happen without Conner. Oh. Dear. Lord. Sweet Conner! He was a completely new character for me and I knew I had to knock it out of the park with him (I hope I did). He‰Ûªs honest, funny, and very much down to Earth. Oh, and did I mention he‰Ûªs an ex-MMA fighter? Conner is everything Dylan doesn‰Ûªt realize he needs.

Connor

This is the last book in the series, and I‰Ûªm a little saddened to see them go, but I am so in love with these boys. I know they will stay in my heart for a very long time.

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Excerpt

Sweet Excerpt from Let Love Live:

‰ÛÏBefore you take these,‰Û Dylan says, sitting next to me and dropping the pills into my hand, ‰ÛÏI have something I need to say.‰Û
‰ÛÏOkay.‰Û I‰Ûªm leery to say the least, his tone quiet and somewhat uncertain.
A deep breath of air fills his lungs and he looks at me. Something dances in his eyes. With a trembling hand, he brushes my hair out of my eyes. ‰ÛÏIf someone would have told me that you‰Ûªd walk into my life and turn it completely upside down, I‰Ûªd have told them they were crazy.‰Û He drags my hand into his and brings it up to his mouth. ‰ÛÏFor far too long, I was far too happy to keep everyone on the outside. And then you came along, and for the first time in so long, I felt something.‰Û
‰ÛÏMe, too.‰Û Tugging at our hands, I bring them to my mouth, feeling the shaking in his hands relax marginally.
‰ÛÏI was too afraid to let myself love anyone, thinking that I‰Ûªd lose them somehow. The fear of loss kept me closed off from my own life. And now, with you‰Û_it‰Ûªs not like that,‰Û he pauses, looking for the right words. ‰ÛÏWhat I mean is,‰Û he clarifies, focusing his deep blue eyes on mine, ‰ÛÏthat with you, it‰Ûªs not about being afraid of losing you.‰Û
‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm that easy, huh?‰Û I joke. The look of growing frustration on his face tells me I‰Ûªve misunderstood him, and that now is not the time for jokes.
‰ÛÏNo, that‰Ûªs not what I mean. I‰Ûªm petrified of losing you. When you fell yesterday, the only thought I could put together was one of sickening concern. What if he hits his head? What if he‰Ûªs permanently injured? What if he blacks out and never comes back? But then, when I saw you were okay, the only thought going through my head was that there was no way in hell I could ever go through the rest of my life without you.‰Û
His words cut through me. Stripping me bare, they reflect the exact same way I feel about him.
‰ÛÏYou see, with you, the thing that scares me isn‰Ûªt the thought of losing you. What scares the shit out of me is not having you in my life in the first place,‰Û Dylan says, softly. He lowers his face to mine, cradling my jaw, and searching my eyes. ‰ÛÏI love you, Conner. You brought me back to life simply by just being here. And I don‰Ûªt ever want to picture a life that you‰Ûªre not a part of.‰Û
With the softest of caresses, he strokes his thumb against my lower lip before pressing his own in the same spot. As his forehead rests against mine and our breaths mingle in the small space between us, I inhale him. This sweet, angry man who turned everything I thought I knew about my own life completely upside down.
‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm not as good with words as you are, but know that I love you, too.‰Û
With hands and hearts joined, we fall asleep, a sense of peace that, before this moment, was foreign to both of us, covering us like the warmest of blankest on the coldest of nights.

Something a little HOTTER:
The instant we‰Ûªre through the door of our apartment, Dylan locks me in his grip, bruising my lips in a frantic and heated kiss. ‰ÛÏI‰Ûªve been waiting to do that all day,‰Û he murmurs against my mouth.
He pushes me back, shoving me up against the door, nearly knocking the wind out of my lungs. With nimble fingers, he unbuttons my shorts and shoves them down to the floor. When he wraps his hand around my instantly hard cock, I attack his mouth with bruising force. He strokes me from root to tip, back and forth, as his tongue slides in and out of my mouth. Capturing his face in my hands, I hold him still and suck his tongue into my mouth, hollowing my cheeks.
As he sinks to his knees, he reaches one hand up my shirt, pinching my nipple. His hot mouth wraps around my cock, forcing me to bow off the door. With his hands on either side of my hips, pressing against the door, it clatters on its hinges behind me as Dylan fucks me with his mouth.
My fingers dive into his hair, holding him in place as I shove every inch into his throat. ‰ÛÏAhhhh‰Û_ Dylan‰Û_‰Û His tongue swirls around the broad head of my cock, sending waves of pleasure racing over my entire body, drawing my balls tight up against my body. ‰ÛÏFuck,‰Û I growl as he rakes his short nails over them, causing them to tingle even more.
With the sexiest look I‰Ûªve ever seen, he reaches up and puts his finger in my mouth, wanting me to suck on it. I match his rhythm, soaking his digit as requested. He drops my dick from his mouth and replaces it with his finger, adding to the moisture gathered there before he pulls me away from the door. His finger sinks into me easily, probing, stretching, fucking me.
The combination of his mouth wrapped tightly around my cock and his finger plunging in and out of my ass, my orgasm rips through me without warning. On a loud roar and final thrust into his mouth, I come, wildly, without any concern for the loud slamming noises my body makes against the door.
Dazed and thoroughly sated, I look down at Dylan licking me clean. ‰ÛÏYou‰Ûªre fucking insane at that.‰Û He stands and I rest my forehead against his, my labored breathing the only thing between us.

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Though Solange has moved on from Shameless Book Club and is living somewhere in Europe, we're gladly keeping her recommendations alive and published because they were just that good. --- Solange reads and writes gay romance like it’s her job — because it is. She likes her heroes and heroines tortured and horny, her plots juicy and riddled with angst, and rarely passes up the opportunity to add in some hurt and comfort. When she’s not reading or writing, Solange rides horses, hikes around Michigan’s plentiful lakes or whizzes down mountains with a snowboard to her feet. She’s a speed-junky, a caffeine addict and a dog lover. If you’d like to get in touch, email her here. She doesn’t bite, unless that floats your boat.

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