Synopsis: LET ME IN
Grant is damaged, selfish, and undeserving of love…or so he thinks.
Jessa is happy, in love, and has overcome her past…or so she thinks.
Grant and Jessa can’t stop thinking about one another since being introduced at a party a month ago. And despite their differences, they can’t seem to stay away from each other either. However, both are hiding secrets of less-than-perfect pasts, fearing what will happen when those mistakes come to light. As they grow closer, they each battle their own insecurities, and neither believes that they are worthy of the kind of love that they both still want. So if it’s true that opposites attract, what happens when the similarities begin to surface?
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Michelle does another amazing job with Let Me In. I was completely hooked from the very beginning that I was not able to put the book down until I was done. She took my emotions on a rollercoaster ride that’s for sure. I laughed, I cried and my heart broke. But I was kept at the edge of my seat, I never knew what was coming next.
We meet the characters in the first book, Don’t Let Go. Jessa is Sadie’s roommate who is dating Rob, a member in Brady’s band. Betrayed by an ex-boyfriend, she is unsure of how to move on. She has a past filled with hurt and lots of insecurities. For a fresh start, she moved away from her home and her family. She is unsure if she is ever going to be loved again. But as a result, it has caused her to form walls around her heart and be very cautious on who she lets in. After finally opening up to Sadie they realize how similar they are to one another and instantly their bond forms.
Grant has pretty much lost everyone that he cares and loves. His mother died, his father left shortly after, his high school girlfriend vanished without a trace. He has so much betrayal, hurt, anger and feels completely alone and unloved. His father no longer speaks to him but financially provides for his school, while he works for his other expenses. How a parent can do that to one’s child just baffles me. Even after all these years, he still blames himself for his high school girlfriend just disappearing. He has never been one for up for relationships, so various one night stands has always been his preference. He holds on to these letters that his mom wrote for him before she died. Aside from the memories he has of her, it’s what keeps him going every day. Those letters make him feel loved and give him the words of encouragement that he needs to hear.
Grant has had his eye on Jessa for a while, but has always had this rule about not ever touching another man’s girl. He will never make that mistake again. He tries so hard to stay away. But at the New Year’s Eve Party, when they least expect it, at the strike of midnight, they get one taste of each other. One taste stirs so many feelings from deep down. Yes, Jessa is still dating Rob, it’s who she turns and goes home with that night. But was that one taste intoxicating enough to risk what she has with him?
Jessa and Grant try to avoid each other, but it’s inevitable since they share the same friends. Without a doubt there is chemistry between the two of them. How can you not. I mean, Grant is hot as hell. You can just feel it from across the room; you can see it from the way they look at each other. They try to deny what they feel for each other since Jessa is still with Rob. Rob can come off like an ass, but yet he has been there for her when she needed him. Rob isn’t someone she can easily let go because of that. But when Rob leaves one day to pursue his own music dream to go on tour and she doesn’t hear from him, can she let that go? She finally realizes what he is up to and calls that relationship off.
Grant and Jessa finally decide to take a chance at their feelings for one another. They’re just two lost, hurt, insecure people who are incapable of love looking for comfort in one another. The sexual chemistry is just HOT! They seem to be in sync with one another. Grant truly cares for Jessa and puts her needs before his. The more time they spend with each other, the closer they are starting to fall for one another. Even with all the time they spend with each other, they are not able to fully be open with each other. Secrets are kept, misunderstandings happen, insecurities get the best of them. Their pasts still prevent them from moving forward.
Can Grant and Jessa be able to move on from both of their pasts and have a future together? Will Jessa finally be able to let go of her insecurities or will they always get in the way? Can Grant finally forgive himself of the guilt that he feels? Will Grant reveal all his secrets to Jessa? Will Grant and Jessa be able to find the love they need in each other?
I absolutely loved this book! Grant and Jessa are just two lost people looking for someone to love them. I was rooting for them from the very beginning. I never liked the idea of Jessa and Rob being together. He was such a douche and didn’t treat her right. I was excited when he finally left and Grant got with her. There were some parts of the book however where I just wanted to smack some sense into both of them. I just wanted them to stop playing around and get it together. I loved how the book not only focuses on Grant and Jessa, but also incorporates the entire gang. They continue Brady and Sadie’s story, however, it starts to develop Trey and Dex’s story as well. She does a great job setting you up for that. Amazing job Michelle. I can’t wait for Trey’s book!
This review was done by Jennelyn.
I received an ARC for my honest review.
Let Me In:
Don’t Let Go:
Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.
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