Thank you to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to participate in the blog tour for this fast-paced hockey romance.
Let Me Love You
Jilted by the only woman he’s ever loved, Jeremy Lewis is a man on a mission to be a renowned player – both on and off the ice. Who needs monogamy anyway?
But when he falls during a game, Jeremy finds himself laid-up with a potentially career-ending injury and his support network, suddenly gone. His best friend, AJ, is busy in a new relationship, his teammates are pursuing their own dreams of hockey stardom, and Jeremy is left frustrated, broken and alone.
Will their friendship survive AJ’s new relationship? Are Jeremy’s feelings for Chelsea truly a thing of the past? And can he persevere through his recovery to get back on the ice?
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Let me Love You picks up from where the first book in Jeremy Lewis series Four Letter Feelings left off. I love standalones and do occasionally jump in into various series (especially, police procedurals), but this one is better read in order. The intense feelings of unrequited love, occasional lust (he is a ladies’ man, our Jer!), and, above all, loss and grief for his parents stem from the events described in the first book. I’d say even more, if you can, read also Lisa Milar and AJ Williams series to get a better understanding of Jeremy’s world. Sounds like a lot of books? well, they are totally addictive and chances are you’ll get through them in no time at all.
Jeremy is a fabulous character, despite or maybe thanks to his flaws- he is loyal ( although he doesn’t kid himself into thinking that he’s always been as much there for his best friend AJ as he could have been), honest and kind-hearted. This year is the first year after the tragic loss of his parents. The Four Letter Feelings had a very realistic description of what it’s like to go through the first days, weeks and months of losing your loved ones: the pain, confusion, feeling alone and abandoned, missing their physical presence in your world, and even being worried you’d forget their voice and all the little details that made them different from everybody else. But of course you need time and mental space to deal with your grief and sometimes a lot of help from people around you. To make things worse Jeremy sustains a serious knee injury and may have to say goodbye to his dream of ever making it to the NHL. We get a lot more hockey in this book! Getting over this medical problem is going to take a lot of determination, focus, and emotional maturity. He also needs to get clearer about where he stands in his on-off relationship with Chelsea if he really wants future with her.
If you’ve read the first book or other series by Lasairiona McMaster, you know that her writing makes you want to immerse yourself into the characters’ world and read compulsively. The plot is focused on Jeremy and what is happening to him. There is very little extraneous detail, but it works for me, as we really get to know our character in and out.
Other series in this universe had three books, so the fact that Let Me Love You ends with a cliffhanger isn’t surprising. Slow burn is my favourite kind of romance- sometimes the characters are just not ready to be together, despite all the attraction and chemistry. And sometimes life gets in the way and you have to grow up and change to appreciate the Right One. Looking forward to reading Book Three!
Thank you to Rachelfrom Rachel’s Random resources and the author for the review copy. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.
Lasairiona McMaster writes sassy, classy and badassy women and strong, yet vulnerable men. She challenges reader’s expectations by openly dealing with mental health issues, often exploring tough-to-handle topics and ‘taboos’ and books with a whole lotta heart.
She can either be found enjoying a gin and lemonade by the Irish sea, or baking sweet treats in her kitchen while singing at the top of her lungs. When she’s ‘home’ in Texas, and isn’t eating fresh-popped popcorn while buying things she has absolutely no need for in Target, she can be found at Chuys eating her body weight in chips and queso and washing it down with a margarita swirl. She loves to make friends out of strangers.
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Such a lovely review, Toni!
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Thank you very much, Marialyce! Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday!
This sounds like a very realistic and heartbreaking story, It is hard when young people put all their hopes on a sports career and something happens. I am glad you are enjoying this series Toni. Great review and I hope you don’t have to wait too long for the next one.
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