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“Brody made it his mission to be Lety’s rock. . . . Robson created a perfect book boyfriend in Brody Quaid, and many will enjoy his patience, sexiness, and unconditional love for Lety.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
“With its skillfully developed characters and scorching sexual tension, Once Loved is a gorgeous second-chance love story you won’t want to put down.”—USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne
“This heartbreakingly beautiful story and series is one to keep and read again and again. Truly beautiful. Amazingly touching, and completely breathtakingly beautiful. To say I loved this book is so mild a word, but I truly do, and I can’t wait for the next book.”—April Hollingworth, author of Double Magick in the Falls
“Once Loved was delightful, with characters you cannot help but root for. I cannot wait for Once Pure and Sophia’s story.”—Caffeinated Book Reviewer
“I was emotionally invested and the ending slayed me!”—Book Crack
“Intense and emotional.”—Under the Covers
“I really had a great time with this novel even though everything was really heartbreaking.”—Between Dreams and Reality
“This is a great book. I couldn’t put it down once I started it, and I cannot wait for the next one.”—Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst
“Robson didn’t disappoint. The characters are intense, the situations and topics even more so. But the ending . . . knowing they got their HEA made all of that reading worth it.”—Written Love
About the Author
Cecy Robson is the author of both the O'Brien Family and the Shattered Past new adult contemporary romance series, and the award-winning Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series.--This text refers to the mp3_cd edition.
- ASIN : B00M60RM0S
- Publisher : Loveswept (January 20, 2015)
- Publication date : January 20, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 918 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 240 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #479,851 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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After just touching the surface of both Lety and Brody's lives in the previous book, this time around has us digging even deeper and seeing their internal struggles more profoundly. Lety has seen her mother beaten time and again, living on the whim of a man, and desperately wants something different for herself. Though she can't help supporting her mother monetarily, she's resentful of it and determined to make her own way to not end up like her mother. She's a very strong-willed woman and a hard worker who's precariously balancing studies and nursing a disabled man and his son, who have an intriguing connection to Brody. She's someone you admire and look up to and I ached for her having to live in fear of her father's cruelty as she so valiantly pushed forward to better herself. Her and her siblings have a strong bond too and I enjoyed seeing more of Mateo from the previous book while getting to know more about Sophia and what lies ahead for her love life.
Brody seems to have it all with his wealth and good looks. He's drawn to Lety though she comes from a different world. He senses her pain as it calls to his and his charm leads to friendship and ultimately more before her father destroys their tenuous bond. Being without her broke him once again and he's determined to get her back. I adored Brody as he's sweet, caring, supportive, and never rushes her when it comes to sex. He wants her on whatever terms she'll allow and his understanding her fears made him even more endearing. He's carrying some pretty heavy burdens himself, along with the visible and mental scars to prove it, and only when he finally opens up to Lety do you sense that that is the defining moment in their relationship. From there they're a formidable match who won't let the past define who they are and what they want anymore. Brody is the quintessential hero...sexy, charming, willing to sacrifice all for Lety's love, and with a heart of gold he wears on his sleeve. I'm still dreaming about him and it will take another special guy to supplant him in my heart.
This was an emotionally intense story that was ultimately an uplifting one. It didn't shy away from the hard truths of life, it dealt with them head-on and showed the true power of love. It was a sensual read where the emotional connection was more integral to the romance than the sex. It made for a richer connection between Brody and Lety as they took things slowly which has me hopeful for their future. Brody and Lety were memorable and strong-willed characters surrounded by an equally strong cast of supportive secondary characters who acted and talked in believable ways. The stress, chaos, and fun of college was also believably interpreted to immerse you in the story even more. From start to finish this was a compelling read that put me through the emotional wringer just as much as the characters and I loved every minute of it! Ms. Robson continues to impress with her engaging characters and gut-wrenching writing and I'm left greatly anticipating the next book in this series.
Top reviews from other countries
The story is heart breaking at times as both Lety and Brody have some serious trauma in their pasts, Lety's is similar to Mateo's given that they grew up together in the same house, but she suffered in different ways, including being shamed by the events surrounding her conception.
Brody has his own family trauma that we also learn about in the book and it may not be as extensive a history of suffering like Lety had to go through but it is heart wrenching too.
They were perfect for each other because they made each other better and healed each other's pain. The ending was bittersweet for me, I liked how things ended for Lety and Brody as a couple but was sorry that her mother never truly stood by her kids or supported them. She seemed to make a small gesture at the end but it was a case of 'too little, too late'.
I also loved the updates on how Mateo and Evie were doing, I love those two and was happy with where they were at in their relationship and their lives. A really great book and I'd recommend getting it!