by Jessica Jayne
Publication date: Dec 18th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Twenty-three year old Ren Haynes returns home after graduating college with two goals–start his engineering career and claim the heart of his parents’ thirty-one year old divorced neighbor, Stacey Williams.
Stacey is nursing her broken heart and shattered ego. Not only did her ex-husband have an affair, he got the woman pregnant. Picking up the pieces of her life isn’t easy, so when Ren taps into her need to feel desired again, she finds herself in a position she never imagined.
Can Ren help to rebuild her confidence and convince her that age is just a number?
~BOOK REVIEW for "Let Me Love You"~
****(4) out of 5 Stars!
This was quite an enjoyable read! I loved the interaction between the two main characters, and the realistic back-and-forth between them as the nature of their relationship changed. The peripheral characters were interesting as well, especially Stacey's sister and Ren's friends, and I would have liked to see more of them. Ren's father was awesome; I totally loved him! His mother was way too overbearing and reactionary; I would have understood her response if her son were 15, but not when he was 22.
While I enjoyed the story as it was unfolding, the beginning where their history was laid out seemed really clunky and stilted. I would have enjoyed more a viewing of it as it unfolded, instead of an explanation of it after the fact. I also thought that the beginning of Stacey and Ren's new dynamic was a bit too rushed, and because of that it was somewhat unbelievable.
But once the story took off, it was very good. I loved the reaction that Stacey's ex receives from them! And it was great to see Ren be mature enough to give Stacey the space she needed to come to terms with their relationship in her own time, as well as the fact that he didn't give up on them.
A great, quick read, that was both sweet and hot, and that I definitely recommend to other fans of contemporary romance!
I received a free eCopy of this title from Xpresso Book Tours,
and have willingly provided an honest review.
Jessica is a born and raised small town Ohio girl, who moved to the Sunshine State after graduating from college. She graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in English. What college major could possibly be better than one that makes you read novels and write about them! Now she is thrilled to be able to share all the hot stories floating around in her head!
Jessica loves to travel and travel often! She shares her love of travel with her husband and children. She’s a huge sports fan, especially football. She the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Ohio State Buckeyes! She’s a wine-making (and wine-tasting) aficionado. She loves all music. And nothing is better than sunset at the beach!
In the journey of life, she also married a wonderful man and had three beautiful (and sometimes crazy) children. Life is always an adventure!