Friday, February 22, 2019

Love Me Like You Wont Let Go by Melissa Toppen

Title: Love Me Like You Won't Let Go
Author: Melissa Toppen
Genre: 2nd Chance Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2019

You never get over your first love. It’s something I’ve heard countless times. Like someone has to point out that your pain will never go away. That your shattered heart will never mend.

Because that’s exactly what my heart did the day I watched Asher Evans board that train- it shattered, splintering into a million tiny fragments that I didn’t think I’d ever be able to piece back together. He was the boy I had loved since I understood what loving someone meant. The one who knew me inside and out. The one who swore he’d never let me go. It’s been six years since that day and even now the memory haunts me like it was yesterday.

I’ve done my best to move on, to rebuild, and for the most part I’ve done pretty well. But all of that comes crashing down when Asher strolls back into town like he never left.

I don’t want to want him. I certainly don’t want to need him. But that doesn’t stop me from doing it anyway. Only things are different now. I’m different. I’m not the girl he left behind all those years ago. I may have been foolish enough to give him my heart once but I won’t make that mistake a second time. Or at least that’s what I tell myself until I’m standing face to face with the one man who has the power to break me all over again.

Love Me Like You Won’t Let Go is a STANDALONE second chance romance.

Review for “Love me Like You’ll Never Let Go.”

I really enjoyed the thought of the book, high school sweet hearts that end in heart break. He comes back in town and throws her world for a loop. That’s where my appreciation ends though.
I enjoyed this book about up until about 15% in. When it became clear that Blakely was going to choose Tyler over Asher. I wanted to see if I was wrong. I hoped I was going to be wrong, so I finished it.  I wouldn’t be that upset if she chose Asher if her and Tyler was just dating, but to go through with everything and lie to Tyler’s face makes her a bad person to me. Then to leave him at the alter is dramatic and unnecessary, THAT makes her a terrible person to me. I really didn’t care what happened to her after that.
I wasn’t crazy over the “hero” in the book either. I didn’t see anything worth leaving Tyler over. There were no redeeming qualities in him. I think the biggest problem for me is that this book spends a lot of time giving us reasons why Tyler is perfect (because the heroine is trying to convince her self) and not enough as to why Asher is. Is it because of their history? A history that was shrouded in hurt. I needed closure for her and Asher yes, but Tyler deserved so much better.

This story may be for some, but this is a hard limit for me, like how some people hate cheating.

I give this book 3.5 stars because it’s not a bad book, it just not for me. If I can’t like the main characters, then I have no use for the story. Just because something isn’t for me, doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be loved by others. 

Melissa Toppen is a Reader's Choice Award Winning and Bestselling Author of New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read. 

Melissa resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.


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