Warning: This post features books that are for mature audiences as well as same sex themes.
I found Melissa Collins the way I find most of my authors by a free book offer on my Kindle. Whatever genre of romance she writes about it is always a great read.
Melissa’s Before the Wreckage and From the Wreckage are the last two books I read from her, They were both awesome books and had a lot of meaning in them.
It’s been eighteen years since David Andrews has seen Grace McCann. One night she’s in his dream and the next she’s in his reality.
My review: This is the prequel to From the Wreckage it is a must read in order to understand David and Gracie’s history. It is the beginning of them, it seals the story together, and puts everything into perspective.
First, he saved me.
I lived because he was a hero. And then he was gone. Uprooted by the fire that destroyed our home, my family moved away and I never saw David Andrews again. Then, he found me. Eighteen years later, he rescued me again – in much simpler terms, of course. By loving me, by giving me the fairy tale I’d always hoped for, he provided me with the perfect life.
Now, he needs to be saved. It’s my turn to be strong, to be brave, to be valiant.
When flames threaten to turn us to ashes, it’s up to me to pull us From the Wreckage.
My Review: When Gracie’s house caught on fire her best friend David saved her and made sure her favorite stuffed puppy ended up in her hands. Gracie’s family moved and they never saw each other again. This is the beginning. Years later Gracie is graduating college and celebrating with her friends. David sees her from across the bar. This is the where the beginning really begins. Together they start to build a life they spend every moment they can together are supporting and are so in love, until a tragedy happens. Now they have to really start at the beginning again. David can’t remember anything and it is up to Gracie, their families, and friends to help him. Honestly I was impressed with this book it had the perfect amount of everything in it. I laughed and cried, cheered David and Gracie on as well as I did not want the story to end.
Here are some of Melissa’s other books
Madeleine Becker’s parents died when she was ten years old. Ripped from her home and everything that she has ever loved, she is forced to start all over again. The only way for her to move on is to build walls around her heart and keep everyone at a safe distance. Her logic: she can’t get hurt if she doesn’t fall in love. That theory is blown to pieces when she meets Reid Connely during her freshman year at college. He is gorgeous and darkly mysterious. He understands Maddy’s pain all too well, but sharing his pain would mean breaking down the walls he put up around his own heart. Conflicted between loving Maddy and hiding his dark past, Reid starts to reevaluate his world. Maddy’s inner strength, snarky personality, and breathtaking beauty help Reid to make peace with his past.
Contains mature themes.