Tuesday 19 April 2016

Review - Let Me by Cecy Robson

Title: Let Me
Series: O’Brien Family #2
Author: Cecy Robson
Release Date: April 19, 2016

Once he was broken beyond repair. Now this MMA contender is fighting to be a better man—for her. RT Book Reviews proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson “has the hottest brothers ever!” And in Let Me, it is Finn’s turn to discover how love can heal the deepest wounds.

A mixed martial arts star on the rise, Finn O’Brien dismantles his opponents with brutal precision. And yet beneath his fierce persona, Finn is raw from a trauma he’s buried for years . . . until the day his deep-rooted rage erupts and lands him in court-mandated therapy. Finn’s not one to bare his soul, but if talking it out means meeting beautiful women like Sol Marieles, he’ll give it a shot.

Sol is working toward her masters degree in psychology, and already she feels like she’s in over her head. With an important internship on the line and a scary family situation demanding her attention, the last thing Sol needs is Finn around to distract her. The man is ripped and seriously sexy yet it’s his troubled side that warns her to keep her distance. But their attraction is intense, and he clearly has the heat to see how far and fast their passion takes them.

Alone, Finn and Sol have been fighting to find happiness in their lives. Together, there’s no stopping them as they face their greatest challenges—not in the ring, but in their hearts. 

Confession: I'm a little obsessed with the O’Brien Family. Addicted, you might say. 

And this book? Fed my addiction. In the best possible way. 

I FLOVED Let Me—and although I think I felt my heart break, I left this book feeling good. Happy. Lighter. Hopeful. But also, thoughtful and a little heart bruised. Because these two people were broken, nearly beyond repair. And I wanted, so badly, for them not to be. 

I can't tell you how much I ached inside for what Sol, and especially Finn, had to deal with. However, among the hurt, the residual pain, the fear of the future, was a couple that were so perfect for each other. Their banter was enough to have me cracking a smile and huffing out a laugh on several occasions. Their chemistry was scorching hot—and they burned up not just the sheets but my kindle, too. And their relationships, with each other and with their family and friends, were the beating heart at the center of a deeply emotional story. 

Cecy Robson did a wonderful job of illustrating how hard it can be to let go of the past, how hard it can be to give up control, how hard it can be to move on and say goodbye, all while giving these moments of lightheartedness that easily mixed the feels with the funny. 

That's EXACTLY what I hoped for from Let Me. Although this book can be read as a standalone, I knew something of (the good and bad of) Finn from Ms. Robson’s previous works, and I didn't want this book to just be angsty or just be amusing. I wanted it to feel like real life, like any progress made was authentic—not rushed or forced. I wanted Finn and Sol to be human, and have a fighting chance at happy and flirty and forever and love

And human is exactly what they were. That's what Let Me was; a wonderfully balanced book that touched on some seriously hard subjects and still managed to be humorous and sexy. Add in the rest of the O’Brien Family, and this book managed to be one more thing… 

The hit I needed to feed my O’Brien Family addiction.
~ Review by Beth

CECY ROBSON (pronounced Sessy) is the Penguin Random House New Adult author of Once Perfect, Once Loved, and Once Pure, and the award-winning author of the Weird Girls Urban Fantasy Romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Cecy counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song despite her family's vehement protests. A writer, registered nurse, and mother living in the South, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.

1 comment:

  1. I am absolutely over the moon over this review, Beth. THANK YOU for embracing these characters and their journey. You honor me!