Let Me by Cecy Robson

April 19th, 2016 Kimberly Review 54 Comments

19th Apr
Let Me by Cecy Robson
Let Me
by Cecy Robson
Series: O'Brien Family #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
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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 masters 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.

Brothers hot ROMANCE Sweet Truffles

Let Me by Cecy Robson is the second book in the O’Brien Family series and there are crossover characters from her Shattered Past series that fans will appreciate including Finn our hero in Let Me. I love the O’Brien family to pieces and trust me these brothers are HOT!!! While apart of a series, Let Me will work as a standalone and delivered characters who will make you smile, weep, and reach for truffles.

We first learned about Finn and his troubled past in the Shattered series, so I knew he was broken. Finn is a rising star in the MMA world and he takes his pain out in the octagon. A locker room incident has him attending court appointed therapy and it is here he runs into Sol Marieles. Sol is Sophia’s friend and she has this sweetness about her. Sol is smart, witty and cares deeply. She is interning at the therapist’s office where Finn is meeting his therapist. The chemistry is there, and I loved the banter between them. They have danced with their feelings for years since both families are friends around one.

OMG! Robson delivered all the FEELS in a one two punch. Robson tells the story in dual POV’s and getting inside their heads and understanding their feelings quickly connected me with their story. Finn’s damage and pain runs deep. I appreciated how in-depth the author was in sharing his problems. Sol is burdened by family problems but when the two of them interact, the sun shines a little brighter and you can see their pain lift. I love that Robson addresses Finn’s issues, that family and therapy are involved. Some emotional scenes had me wiping tears from eyes particularly at the arena and during an interview, Oh lord grab the truffles and the tissues my friends.

The romance was wonderful from the delicious banter between them to the sweet, steamy scenes that melted my kindle. We see growth in both characters and I loved the way it unfolded. This had a nice slow build to it, from shared confessions to teasing, wicked banter, and tender moments. Robson made it all feel genuine and had me rooting for an HEA.

Of course I have to mention the O’Brien family and their friends. I love seeing them all together from the banter to the never-ending support they give each other. If you love loud families, you will fall in love with this crazy, loving family!

Let Me..read it, own it, love it!

 

Read an Excerpt

Easton grins. He thinks I’m afraid of him. He thinks he has me where he wants me. But fear is an emotion I don’t allow myself to entertain. Fear gets you hurt and rips you apart till you think there’s nothing left.
I dodge out of reach. He scowls and takes another swing. This one gets close enough to my jaw to create a breeze that whips across my skin.
“Finn,” my brother Killian barks from the side. “Take him out now.”
He’s worried about me. So is my family. But now’s not the time to think about them. I keep my hands up as I edge away, letting Easton think I’m backing down, that I’m tired and need to catch my breath.
I sidestep when he lunges forward, avoiding his next swing and use the momentum to drop my head and nail him in the temple with a roundhouse kick.
Like I said, Easton’s fast.
Too bad for him I’m a little bit faster.
The kick is my signature move, as natural for me as the next breath. He goes down like I planned. But in the Octagon you don’t stop just because your opponent collapses like timber. You charge forward. You show him what you’re made of. And you prove just how tough you really are.
That muffled screaming, isn’t so muffled anymore. The crowd loses their shit as I pounce, my blows nailing Easton in the face until the ref’s arms hook beneath mine as he hauls me off. I back away, my fists up because I already know I won.
I should do a back flip or some crazy shit to incite the crowd. This is it. My time has come to own it. But the good things aren’t as great as they can be. Not with the memories that haunt me. And not with the anger they stir.
Killian rushes in as the medic wipes down my face. I’m bleeding from the punch Easton caught me with at the beginning of the round. I didn’t think it was that bad, but the way the ringside medic is pressing the towel against my head clues me in the gash isn’t closing like it should.
“I’m going to have to stitch you up, Fury,” he mumbles.
“I figured,” I tell him.
Kill pats my back. “Good job,” he says.
Maybe he believes it, but I don’t miss the concern in his voice. He thinks I took too many unnecessary hits. I can’t really argue, seeing how it’s true.
He doesn’t understand that I don’t feel those strikes the way I should. Hell, I don’t think I’ve felt anything the way I should in a long time. Not like I used to. I try to tell myself that maybe that’ a good thing. That numbness is better than pain. But I’m not so convinced anymore, and neither is my family. I try to shrug it off like I’m fine. Except given the way they’ve been eyeing me, I’m not fooling anyone.
I’m scaring everyone around me. And it sucks. Not only because I don’t want them scared, but mostly because I don’t know how to stop it.

 

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About Cecy Robson

Cecy Robson is the New Adult author of Once Perfect, Once Loved, and Once Pure and the award-winning author of the Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Robson counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song despite her family’s vehement protests. A full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the Great Northwest, she enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. She's a self-professed Whovian, as well as a Supernatural, and Sherlock Holmes junkie, She enjoys sharing books, tips, recipes and hosting the Sunday Post. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat...Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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54 Responses to “Let Me by Cecy Robson”

  1. Melanie Simmons

    I’ve never read Cecy Robson. I do like a book with a family that has a lot of banter in it though. Add in a broken hero, it sounds great. I really need more time to read. LOL

  2. Jenny

    I am an enormous sucker for a damaged hero Kim! GIVE HIM TO ME!!! I’ve already added this series to the list and can’t wait to meet Finn, and of course give Cecy Robson a try as I’ve failed to read anything by her yet!

  3. Tasty Book Tours

    Thank you so much for featuring LET ME! What a wonderful review!!

  4. Tonyalee

    I think I need these books in my life. These sound something I would LOVE! <3

  5. Nick

    OK, Kim! You win! I’m reading the first book in this series ASAP so I can get to this one. I love that there’s banter and dual POV. Plus, I do love Cecy Robson’s writing, so I have no doubt the story is great here.
    Wonderful review, Kim! 😉

  6. Sophia Rose

    Ah yes, the feels. They really got me in this one, too. Both came from such endearingly tough troubles.

    Love the O’Brien family and it’s great how the Tres Santos clan stays in the picture, too.

  7. Cecy

    I LOVE this review. Is it wrong that I base your love of my books on how many truffles you consume, and how many tissues you go through? Thank you, Kim. I’m so touched by your words and your support! ❤️

  8. LeKeisha

    I still have her Weird Girls series to finish, but I do love me some MMA fighters. I love the sound of these hot brothers.

  9. Heidi

    You know you can always count on Cecy to deliver a romance with lots of feels. I really liked Sol and Finn.

  10. Candace

    I like the sound of the feels in this one. I have to be in the right mood for it though. And I’m not a big romance reader but I’ve heard great things about her books.

  11. Katherine

    Yes please! Between the brothers and the fighting and having all the feels I can’t resist this one! It sounds awesome.

  12. Mary Kirkland

    I like MMA and I watch it with hubby. So I could see myself getting into a book that has that theme to it. Thanks for the review and excerpt.

  13. Angela

    I’ve tried Cecy Robson’s PNR, but not her CR yet. It looks like several ppl and bloggers have enjoyed both or one and the other. Maybe one of these day’s I’ll try this series. Thank’s for the review!

  14. Lorna

    Wicked banter is always fun in a romance! And of course the “feels”. This one sounds like a good one for sure-thanks for sharing Kimberly-great review!

      • Lorna

        One of my earliest reviews on Rabid Reads was on the prequel. I bought book one and started it, something happened and I had to put it down. I have every intention of going back to it someday!

  15. A Belle's Tales

    This sounds perfect! Adding this series to the list right now 😀 Thanks for sharing the awesome giveaway and review!
    ~Michele

  16. Ksenia

    I haven’t started this series yet. I love the sounds of romance in this book. And I enjoy books featuring family, I have a feeling it would be great to meet the O’Brien family. Great review, Kim!

  17. Daniela Ark

    hummmmm.. I thought I was going to take a break from fantasy in the summer and read romance but you may have me start early Kim!
    “all the FEELS in a one two punch” <3<3
    I love books that have me wiping tears! Dual POVs are perfect to deliver this kind of connection to the characters. Glad you enjoy it so much! I just added the series to GR

  18. Debbie Haupt

    You know I’ve heard about her from others before but OMG you really loved this so I’m definitely going to check it out. Plus thanks for the great giveaway!

  19. Bookworm Brandee

    What are we going to do with all these reads requiring tissues and truffles?!? Eh, a little salt goes well with chocolate, right?!? Robson is an author on my must-read list but I’ve yet to read her. Gosh! I don’t know where I’m gonna start. I can tell you I certainly want to meet Finn and Sol. 😀