Who would you become if you lost the only person who ever mattered?
For twenty-six year old Dylan Hopkins, the answer is easy. He’s become no one. Memories of the happier times are all he has left as he finds himself meandering numbly through his now dull life. Though he cares about his work and family dearly, he’s yet to let himself find love again. Afraid of letting go of what he once had, Dylan chooses to keep his heart buried, where it belongs, having died a long time ago.
Conner Michelson is about to change everything Dylan knows. He’s every bit the bad boy persona – tatted up, ex-MMA fighter, but after an injury leaves him unable to fight, he has to rethink his goals. Having just opened his own gym, Conner can cross his first major life accomplishment off his very short list. Next up: find a man he can settle down with and build a family. Seems simple enough – a dream most people have, but when he meets Dylan, his carefree, easy-going life is thrown into a tailspin.
Determined to keep Dylan in his life, Conner vows to resurrect Dylan’s long ago buried heart and let love live once more.
I don’t even know where to start with this review. There is so much that I absolutely loved about this book. Melissa Collins has written an absolutely flawless m/m story. Dylan and Conner made me laugh, cry, fall in love and put my emotions through the ringer. After Dylan refuses to fall in love ever again and let himself get hurt, he closes the door on ever finding the perfect person for him. Dylan has suffered enough pain for a lifetime. He is serious and focused on his family. Along comes , Dylan’s opposite in every way. Conner is a fly by the seat of his pants, impulsive character. He is exactly what Dylan needs to shake up his world. There is an instant attraction and a chemistry between this pair. And it works. It works so well that I couldn’t put this book down. This is how a m/m love story should be written, this is a story of two people falling in love, trying to find their way and trying to find their future together. As I was reading I wasn’t focusing on the fact that this was a m/m story but rather a love story, a sweet, dramatic, and sexy read that I adored. I want more Dylan and Conner. I could read their story over and over again.
My favorite quote from the book?
“How do you feel?
How did I feel after reading this book?
Happy. Excited. Emotionally drained. Satisfied.
5 out of 5 stars.
Read Prologue over at Melissa’s Blog (CLICK HERE)
Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream.
Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.