Let Love Heal
SynopsisPerfection. We all strive for it, but what happens when the desire to be perfect consumes you? What happens when the need to bury your mistakes blinds you? Melanie Crane has always been the perfect daughter, friend, student – she’s been perfect at everything, in fact. But when she lets her insecurities, the ones that she keeps hidden from everyone, get the best of her, she falters in her pursuit of perfection. Melanie crumples under the pressure and buries her pain. Numbed by sadness and guilt, she is determined never to let anyone find out how broken she really is. Bryan Mahoney may appear to have everything in order. He’s charming, witty and completely swoon-worthy. In short, Bryan has life all figured out, but appearances can be deceiving. When the landscape of Bryan’s family changes in an instant, he’s left to pick up the pieces. Not all bruises leave a mark. Now, weary and afraid, Melanie and Bryan must find a way to let love heal their broken and jaded hearts.
Melanie's father was killed by a freak accident before she was born. Her mom raised her all by herself and has never shown an interest in dating. Melanie has always felt the need to be the perfect daughter, unfortunately however how much she tries she'll always be a size sixteen. Melanie has really never had a boyfriend so when the hot guy she works with at the computer lab flirts with her she can't believe he really wants her.
Bryan may seem like he has it all figured out by with a psycho ex that can't seem to get the word "No" into her head and some family problems that he keeps bottled up inside, life isn't all hearts and kisses. He falls hard for Melanie and doesn't really understand why she doesn't love herself as much as he loves her. To him she is perfect.
When a misunderstanding over winter break happens the two breakup. Melanie has to learn to love herself and Bryan needs to deal with his family. Can the love they feel for each other bring them back together?
This is the third book in the Love series. You do not need to read the first two to enjoy this book but it will give you a little background on Melanie if you do. And it's always fun to look at the other characters from the first two books in a different light. As always from Melissa the characters are well thought out and defined. I love that the relationship grows and it's not an instantaneous thing. I have always had trouble with my weight so I bonded with Melanie from the beginning. I've lived through a many of the feelings she goes through and I'm sure a lot of you have as well. Let's face it, most of us are not that perfect Barbie doll we see pictured in magazines and on TV, but we need to be okay with that. It sometimes takes a lot longer for us to be comfortable sharing our imperfect bodies with another person and this struggle is brought out well in this book. I always look forward to reading Melissa's books and this one is no different. I encourage you to check it out for yourself.
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