Monday, April 18, 2016

Review of Let Me by Cecy Robson

 
Overview
 
Once he was broken beyond repair. Now this MMA contender is fighting to be a better man—for her. RT Book Reviews proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson “has the hottest brothers ever!” And in Let Me, it is Finn’s turn to discover how love can heal the deepest wounds.

A mixed martial arts star on the rise, Finn O’Brien dismantles his opponents with brutal precision. And yet beneath his fierce persona, Finn is raw from a trauma he’s buried for years . . . until the day his deep-rooted rage erupts and lands him in court-mandated therapy. Finn’s not one to bare his soul, but if talking it out means meeting beautiful women like Sol Marieles, he’ll give it a shot.

Sol is working toward her master’s degree in psychology, and already she feels like she’s in over her head. With an important internship on the line and a scary family situation demanding her attention, the last thing Sol needs is Finn around to distract her. The man is ripped and seriously sexy yet it’s his troubled side that warns her to keep her distance. But their attraction is intense, and he clearly has the heat to see how far and fast their passion takes them.

Alone, Finn and Sol have been fighting to find happiness in their lives. Together, there’s no stopping them as they face their greatest challenges—not in the ring, but in their hearts. 


Recommended: Yes.

                                About Let Me

Available as: E-book from Amazon 
Recommended Ages: 18 and Up
Kindle Edition: 263 pgs.
Published: April 19, 2016 by Self Published
 For This Review:  *E-copy provided by the publisher*

So, I have to confess; I have a slight addiction to books by Cecy Robson. Ever since I read the first Wird Girls novel, I was hooked. And the O’Brien Family series is no different.
  To me, the mark of a Cecy Robson book is a beautiful amount of humor, fantastic dialogue, loveable and tortured characters with a large dash of emotional pain and suffering mixed in. Needless to say, Let Me didn’t disappoint!  
 Let Me is one of the authors darker novels, as it deals with both mental illness, depression, family and sexual assault. Anyone who’s read Once Kissed – the first book in the O’Brien series – will remember Finn as the jokester with a dark past. At the start of Let Me, the jokester is still there, but he’s harder to find as his previous trauma is gradually catching up to him. Sol is his perfect foil. She’s a newly introduced character, but I loved her from the get go, given her warm and giving nature and her feisty side. Both characters develop and change in leaps and bounds, so it’s truly heartbreaking at the climax of the novel where both regress.
  Sol and Finn’s romance is adorable, and their witty banter had me laughing out loud. At times and Sol had me wanting to beat her over the head in order to get her moving faster in their relationship. I think that’s my main criticism – sometimes Sol’s thought process irritated me, as her inclination to protect those around her pushed her to make terrible decisions. But, at the same time, you can very easily see where she’s coming from, and her choices are not unrealistic.
  I really enjoyed the MMA setting, as I have a soft spot for the sport, but I also loved reading about Sol’s work as a councillor. Robson really highlights the importance of therapy in this novel, and her handling of mental illness is incredibly well done.  
 It’s also nice to see returning characters and see where they are at in there lives, and how Finn and Sol fit in.
 All in all Let Me did not disappoint, and I cannot wait for the next book in the series!
  
Overall: Touching read!
Genre: New Adult Fiction

Excerpt:

The heavy door to the lobby opens with a loud smack, drawing attention to those waiting to be seen. The counseling center is private and held in high regard. The majority of our clients come from money, but a few of our therapists work pro bono, counseling those from working class backgrounds similar to mine. Some are like Loretta, suffering from eating disorders and mild anxiety issues. But the majority are severely damaged individuals with suicidal tendencies. I catch sight of one of our more heartbreaking cases sitting in the corner beside his father. Poor kid, he can’t be more than fifteen. And there he waits with his wrists bandaged down to his elbows.
I want to walk over and give him and his dad a hug. Both look like they could use one. Those people on the street who offer free hugs to strangers? I’m one of them. I always have been.
Today though, I refrain, staying focused on Loretta. “Good job,” I tell her, knowing how hard she’s trying. “I’ll see you next week.”
“Sol?”
I turn my head. I know that voice. Loretta doesn’t bother with a goodbye, leaving me instead with a “Mm, yummy” when she sees who called to me.
“Yummy”. Yes, that about sums up Finn.
Finn O’Brien, damn. You know those cute guys . . . those really hot kind of cute guys? Finn blows them away. I’m not typically attracted to redheads, but I make the exception for Finn. Oh, and Jamie from Outlander.
Finn has the whole bad boy thing going on, tats crawling along his muscular arms, hair buzzed on the sides and short on top. A modern Mohawk, it think that’s what it’s called. Oh, and don’t get me started on that dimple on his right cheek that appears when he grins, just like he’s doing now.
“Hi, Finn,” I say. His brother is with him, the one that looks the most like him. He’s older by a few years, handsome, polished, perfect. Well, if you like that sort of thing. Me? Did I mention how sexy Finn is?
His light blue eyes sparkle as I pass Zorina, the poor girl trapped in her own world following a brutal assault on the train. She pretends to play instruments that aren’t there, reality slipping so far from her grasp, it’s almost out of her reach.
I tilt my head in the direction of Finn’s brother because by now it’s obvious I’m gawking at Finn. “You’re Seamus, right?” I ask.
“No, I’m Declan,” he answers in a deep voice.
Oh, right. The district attorney. “Sorry. I know that Finn has a few brothers,” I offer. I should be impressed seeing how Declan has made quite a name for himself in the political arena, and I am. But Finn is who lures my attention and keeps it, despite my best efforts to appear more relaxed. “What are you doing here?” I ask.
He shrugs. “Waiting for you.”
Declan sighs, moving away from us and reaching for his phone. I grin even though I’m sure Finn is feeding me a line. The last time I saw him was at my cousin Sofia’s wedding. I’d brought my friend Alex as my date and Finn, well, he showed up with some girl with big breasts and very little clothes. And funny enough, I still had a hard time keeping my eyes off him.
“Really?” I ask.
“Yeah. Really,” he answers, leaning back on his heels and making a show of checking me out. “Don’t forget, you still owe me a kiss.”

About Cecy Robson

Author Info
Cecy Robson is a new adult and contemporary author of the Shattered Past series, the O’Brien Family novels and upcoming Carolina Beach novels, as well as the award-winning author of the Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A 2016 double nominated RITA®finalist for Once Pure and Once Kissed, Cecy is a recovering Jersey girl living in the South who enjoys carbs way too much, and exercise way too little. Gifted and cursed with an overactive imagination, you can typically find her on her laptop silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.
Author Links: Website Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
 

1 comment:

Cecy said...

I'm so happy you were moved by Finn and Sol's journey and that you found it realistic. Thank you for taking the time to read and review – – and for this fabulous feature!

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