April 25, 2016

Blog Tour Book Review: Let Me by Cecy Robson

at 4/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

The O'Brien Family Series Book Two
Cecy Robson
Releasing April 19th, 2016

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 themmas they face their greatest challenges—not in the ring, but in their hearts. 

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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.”
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.”

WHOA! Readers, just a little warning before reading this book. Have some water next to you because the chemistry between H&H (hero and heroine) is COMBUSTIBLE. Sol Marieles, leading lady, is a smokin' hot and hardworkin' Latina. Unfortunately, her family life is tragic. Her mother is mentally ill and mistakes Sol for her dead sister. You know those PSA videos about Alzheimer's, Dementia, and other diseases that erodes the mind? Every since time I watch one of them, I think about what I would do if I was in a similar situation. Would I be strong enough to take care of someone I loved, even if they didn't recognize who I was? Sol is strong in spirit, but her mother is mentally sick and is slowly getting worse over time. Part of Sol is in denial and believes with the right cocktail of drugs, her mother will revert back to the person she was before. And part of her recognizes what an uphill battle this is and is slowly losing hope. The emotion is personal and can be applied to just about anyone with a family history of mental illness. 

Finn, is a power keg about to explode. As an MMA fighter, Finn is ripped, and I mean RIPPED. He's got his own demons and they are always close to the surface. He and Sol hang in different circles, but seeing as how their extended family is interlocked, they see each other from time to time and man, the chemistry. The playful and sexual innuendo laced conversations between the two always put a smile on my face. He's got a thing for Sol and doesn't keep it a secret. He's wants her and he wants her BAD. I swear to God the sexual tension was magnificent. Their relationship was a slow burn to white hot inferno. I love these two! This book was not just about the sex. It was certainly important, but it wasn't what carried the book. The family dynamic, the pain from the past, the nightmares of the present, the feat of the unknown and the potential of something good happening is what carried this book. The characters and their pain, past and future carried this book and I'm glad I read this book. There are supposedly two more O'Brien family books in the works, and I can't wait for them!

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.

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Cecy on April 25, 2016 at 4:19 AM said...

Thank you so much for the awesome feature – – and for taking the time to read and review LET ME! It means a great deal to me that you enjoyed Inn and Sol' story.

Tasty Book Tours on April 25, 2016 at 8:35 AM said...

Thank you so much for the lovely review of LET ME!!


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