Title: Love Me Like You Won't Let Go
Author: Melissa Toppen
Genre: 2nd Chance Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2019
You never get over your first love. It’s something I’ve heard countless times. Like someone has to point out that your pain will never go away. That your shattered heart will never mend.
Because that’s exactly what my heart did the day I watched Asher Evans board that train- it shattered, splintering into a million tiny fragments that I didn’t think I’d ever be able to piece back together. He was the boy I had loved since I understood what loving someone meant. The one who knew me inside and out. The one who swore he’d never let me go. It’s been six years since that day and even now the memory haunts me like it was yesterday.
I’ve done my best to move on, to rebuild, and for the most part I’ve done pretty well. But all of that comes crashing down when Asher strolls back into town like he never left.
I don’t want to want him. I certainly don’t want to need him. But that doesn’t stop me from doing it anyway. Only things are different now. I’m different. I’m not the girl he left behind all those years ago. I may have been foolish enough to give him my heart once but I won’t make that mistake a second time. Or at least that’s what I tell myself until I’m standing face to face with the one man who has the power to break me all over again.
Love Me Like You Won’t Let Go is a STANDALONE second chance romance.
“Second chances, 4 stars”
Blakely and Asher were childhood best friends turned sweethearts. Then after a devastating loss Asher takes off, promising he will someday be back. Blakely waited until she gave up and moved on. But now Asher is back and wants her to be his again. Blakely has a choice to make, the man who sets her world on fire or the one she knows is safe. Only one way to find out who she picks.
I loved Asher. I hated how long he was gone and how he went about it but it was understandable. Blakely is living in fear. Fear of loving the man who left her, him leaving her again, of walking away from someone who cares about her, just straight up fear. The question is will she let it control her. Love me Like you Won’t let Go is a story about love that has with held during all the highs, lows, and distance. It’s a second chance at true love. I enjoyed how Toppen wove the story. I usually avoid any sort of love triangles but Toppen did this one well and classy without any cheating, so I took it for a win.
Melissa Toppen is a Reader's Choice Award Winning and Bestselling Author of New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.
Melissa resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.