Grant is damaged, selfish, and undeserving of love…or so he thinks.
Jessa is happy, in love, and has overcome her past…or so she thinks.
Grant and Jessa can’t stop thinking about one another since being introduced at a party a month ago. And despite their differences, they can’t seem to stay away from each other either. However, both are hiding secrets of less-than-perfect pasts, fearing what will happen when those mistakes come to light. As they grow closer, they each battle their own insecurities, and neither believes that they are worthy of the kind of love that they both still want. So if it’s true that opposites attract, what happens when the similarities begin to surface?
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Let Me In:
Don’t Let Go:
By the time we get to the dance floor, we are packed in like sardines, barely able to move, let alone dance. Rob places his hands on my hips and tugs me to him while placing his leg between mine. This whole dirty dancing thing is throwing me for a loop. What exactly are we doing here and dancing like this? I stare up at him with confusion and he gives me a cat-that-ate-the-canary look before pointing to the corner.
I stop dancing and turn my body around but Rob grabs me again and brings me against his crotch. Trying to search where he was looking, my eyes scan the crowd but I don’t see anything except a sea of drunken people making out with each other.
“Right there, Jessa,” he whispers in my ear and I follow his finger. My stomach drops when my eyes find Grant pressing some girl against the wall. He has her cornered while his lips devours her neck and his hands hike up her dress.
“Wish it was you?” he whispers and chills travel up my back. I automatically attempt to step away from Rob, but he pulls me back. “Not the angel you thought he was, huh?” he laughs. He twists me around to face him and although he’s laughing his comment off, I can’t help but feel like he means it. Panic arises as I wonder if Rob has seen something. God, did he see that kiss on New Year’s?
Rob keeps me wrapped in his arms when a slow song starts, but I can’t get my mind to erase what I just saw. As Rob’s breath tickles my neck while he sways me back and forth, I desperately want to see what Grant’s doing. I knew he wasn’t a monk, but I didn’t think he was the kind of guy who fucked a girl up against a wall in the middle of a club either. After the song ends, I tell Rob that I need to go to the bathroom. He places his hands on either side of my face and starts to kiss me. Thrusting his tongue into my mouth, he doesn’t let up. It starts to feel possessive, as though he’s trying to prove to everyone I’m his. Eventually I push him away and he laughs while I stalk off.
Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around twin
Okay, so I have to be completely honest in my review right off the bat. I felt this story was a bit boring at times and some of the sex scenes could have been replaced with actual story. For that I took away a star. I loved everything else about the story though, so this is a solid 4 star read for me. The drama is minimal so it's not super heavy, and it's light hearted enough (with minimal intensity as well) to be enjoyable.
It was extremely well written (a rarity nowadays) and the characters were likable and had a very "real" feel to them. Over all, it was a beautiful story about 2 broken people overcoming their pasts, allowing their walls to be torn down and letting the other person in (as the title suggests). I think maybe the reason I found myself to be bored at times is because Jessa and Grant's relationship progresses like a normal relationship should. I'm so used to other books rushing through the meeting and the typical instant connection, followed by the exchanging of "I love you's" a couple days later. So at the same time its very refreshing to be presented with something different and more accurate to real life.
I thought Rob was a total douche and I wish Jessa would have come to her senses sooner rather than later about him. He's the perfect villain you love to hate, easily comparable to Jason, the boyfriend Jessa escaped. While she grew a lot as a person after the big betrayal, Jessa still doesn't have much of a back bone and would often over react to conversations with Grant that weren't nearly as serious as she made them out to be. So she was a tad annoying at times. But Grant was a patient man, dedicated to showing her nothing but love despite his fear of losing everything he holds dear to him. My heart ached for him at times. Most characters claim to be alone or to feel lonely, but he truly is. No parents or extended family to fall back on, no real friends, just people who've helped him along the way that he's adopted as family. It makes perfect sense that Jessa and Grant would gravitate towards each other. Their chemistry and love for each other is undeniable, and their flirtatious banter will have you smiling to yourself without even realizing it.
Even though Let Me In is part of a series it can be read as a standalone. However, if you'd like more info on Sadie and Brady (the couple to be envied) then definitely pick up a copy of Don't Let Go.