Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Promo Blitz & Reviews by Irene: Let Love In and On Solid Ground by Melissa Collins


Contemporary M/M by Melissa Collins: Sales Blitz For the entire month of March, bestselling author Melissa Collins has put both of her contemporary M/M titles on sale. Let Love Live and On Solid Ground will only be $2.99 each.


Let Love Live: Who would you become if you lost the only person who ever mattered? For twenty-six year old Dylan Hopkins, the answer is easy. He’s become no one. Memories of the happier times are all he has left as he finds himself meandering numbly through his now dull life. Though he cares about his work and family dearly, he’s yet to let himself find love again. Afraid of letting go of what he once had, Dylan chooses to keep his heart buried, where it belongs, having died a long time ago. Conner Michelson is about to change everything Dylan knows. He’s every bit the bad boy persona - tatted up, ex-MMA fighter, but after an injury leaves him unable to fight, he has to rethink his goals. Having just opened his own gym, Conner can cross his first major life accomplishment off his very short list. Next up: find a man he can settle down with and build a family. Seems simple enough - a dream most people have, but when he meets Dylan, his carefree, easy-going life is thrown into a tailspin. Determined to keep Dylan in his life, Conner vows to resurrect Dylan's long ago buried heart and let love live once more. READ THE PROLOGUE AND A TEASER HERE.


I am giving Let Love Live 5 stars. Why? Well because Shane's story touched home for me. 

We knew about Shane from the first 2 books. We know that he is Reid's brother and that he had passed away. We didn't get the whole story until now. 

The way the book started out had confused me a bit. You start out in the future, then go back into the past. We learn how Dylan, Shane and Reid all became friends, brothers.

We saw the ugly side of Shane's dad and I truly felt sorry for him and Reid. The era of which the past took place people who are gay were not really shunned but it was still hard to come out.

Dylan's and Shane's story was a page turner, on the edge of your seat read for me. It was sad, yet happy, and like I said hit home in some ways. The way how Melissa touched on young teenagers and their emotions was great. Even though Shane's was like a roller coaster he still managed to find happiness with Dylan.

Moving onto Dylan. He kept people at a distance. He didn't want to let anyone in, to touch his heart. He feared he would loose them like he lost Shane. However the day he met Conner all that went out the window. Dylan still had a hard time letting his feelings out. Once he let them bad boys roll off his tongue Conner was there to catch them.

It was still a little hard for me picturing their make out sessions and what not. I had to re-read some a couple of times slowly. I have read a few M/M books so this wasn't new to me. 

If you have read the other books in this series and haven't read this one, then you need to. It brings Dylan full circle really. 

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On Solid Ground: When Jacob “Dax” Daxton returns home from war, he has to fight a new battle – the one to find his place in the world. The man who normally has a clear path to victory surrounded by brothers in combat is suddenly lost and alone. After meeting Beckett Ridge, a bearded tattoo artist, Dax’s journey begins winding down an unexpected path. Still reeling from events that shook his foundation, Beck has never been part of anything meaningful. Now faced with responsibilities foreign and daunting, Dax’s broken spirit mends Beck in ways he never even knew he was destroyed. As both struggle to find balance, they are healed by the comfort they find in one other. On the other side of chaos, they hope to find themselves On Solid Ground. READ CHAPTER 1 AND AN EXCERPT HERE.


First let me say that this is my first M/M ready by Melissa. I have read a few M/M books. 
This was a good read. It touched home for me on a few occasions. How? Well I am a veteran as well as my husband. My husband does fight depression. That is where I can relate. Dex fighting his depression. I know how life can be with someone PTSD. That being said when I read a book and the character has been in the military I get picky. If something isn't right I will call it out. I didn't really see anything wrong with what Melissa stated when Dex talked about his military career. 

It was a little weird reading the make out sessions. I was really trying to picture that in my head. The positions she had them in was um.....yeah!! 

When Dex met Beck there was a strong connection like in any book. They just didn't know if each one was gay or not. There was that needing to come out and worried about how family would accept him. I loved how Dex's mom just kept on going like she knew already. Didn't phase her or anything, that there is motherly love.

Overall I liked the book. It dealt with every day life situations. It had fun parts, sad parts. It had you better not kill him parts. If you like M/M I would give this book a go.


Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream.
Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.


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