THE BOYFRIEND BOOKMARK: ★★★★★
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.
Wow! Just Wow! This book just got to me in so many ways. Melissa Collins has touched my heart through this entire series, but I didn’t think it could get better, then she hit me with this one. This is by far my favorite of the entire series and I was a bit nervous going into this one.
We all knew what happened to Shane, but we never really understood why. This book is a gripping story of what happened before Shane left his family, friends and Dylan. Shane, Reid’s brother, was everything to Dylan growing up. They were the best of friends and did everything together. Dylan was there for Shane and Reid through everything with their father. But there was one thing Dylan couldn’t protect Shane from and that was who he was.
I spent the first half of the book in tears. Such a beautiful love and such a tragic ending to it. My heart broke for Shane and Dylan. But for Dylan, is there a way to move on beyond the love of your life?
Several years later, Dylan still hasn’t found anyone to fill the void left behind by Shane. He has a great career and amazing friends. But there will always be that space in his heart that cannot be filled. So when he walks into the gym that day, he can’t even prepare himself for what he is looking at. Connor and all of his glory.
Connor is so beyond attracted to Dylan but he knows that Dylan is off limits. He has a family… or it appears that way.
This book was powerful and moving and I was really impressed. There are so many battles being fought internally and externally in this book that I was just captivated. Melissa Collins just does such an amazing job with her words, the subject and she does it with ease and grace.
I am not typically a reader of M/M romances but this one just grabbed a hold and hit my heart with force. It was powerful to say the least. I love this entire series and I can’t get enough of any of the characters, but there was just something so raw and powerful about Dylan and Connor that I just wanted more for both of them.
The characters, the passion and the heartbreak all wrapped together in the pages of this book is incredible and I am so happy that I have had the opportunity to read this book and feel what the characters were feeling and I embraced Let Love Live. I will definitely be re-reading this one! It is heartwarming and touching while dealing with the difficulties that life has given them.
Read Prologue over at Melissa’s Blog (CLICK HERE)
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.