Title: Let Me
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 masters 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 them as they face their greatest challenges—not in the ring, but in their hearts.
Author: Cecy Robson
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Of Flame and Promise, Once Kissed, Inseverable, Of Flame and Light
Series: O'Brien Family #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Once Kissed
Published: April 19, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Sports Theme
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Let Me is the second book in the O’Brien Family series by Cecy Robson. This story follows the youngest Finn or Finnie and a young therapist, Sol, in training who just wants to make the world a happier one. She wants to fix those who are “broken” because she needs to have hope that she can fix her mother. Finn is an MMA fighter shooting his way to the top; who on the outside is put together but on the inside is numb.
Here is what made this story great. Two broken souls see a kindred soul in one another. One in which wants to save everyone where the other just wants to be saved. The court has mandated Finn to take therapy at a center which leads to Finn and Sol reconnecting (Sol is a cousin to Sofia, Killian’s wife from Once Pure). Sol is interning here as she completes school. As with all the O’Brien men who are arrogant, confident, funny, loveable and downright sexy, Finn is no different. I was smiling right along with Sol as she slowly was losing her heart to the man. I liked Sol as our heroine because she reminded me a lot of my family; loud, bouncy, and fun to be around. When they finally let their passion take over boy does it! My favorite scene by far is when they are watching Teo’s kids!!
Although I was looking forward to this book and devoured it well within 24 hours I did not totally love it as much as I had wanted to. They really did complement each other and together made the other better. Which can be great, but, it is here I have a slight problem because they really could not be okay without the other. They were so dependent on the other that they truly could not be happy with the person they became or they want to become. It was like they needed the other person in order to feel alive which can be unhealthy. Finn does finally see that but he only grows when Sol comes back.
Despite the heavy drama that was centered in this novel, that is not what had me upset about the book. It was the way Sol handled everything from her family to Finn that made me crazy. Also, how it is Finn who loses it and realizing he should be better in order to win Sol back.
Overall, this intense read was very hard to put down. I kept thinking just one more page, just one more page then I will stop. I made it too, for all of 5 minutes. This is another great from Cecy and the excerpt at the end ensures the next one will be just as awesome!
I was gifted a copy from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review. The opinions and ratings are my own and I was in no way compensated.
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.
I see the strike coming at me a split second before it connects with my skull. My head snaps back from the force, the crowds’ hollers resonating like a muffled cry in the distance. It was a good punch― lightning quick with enough impact to knock most guys on their asses. But I’m not most guys.
You hit me, I’m only going to hit you harder.
My right hand shoots up, blocking and smacking away the kick gunning for my ribs. I pivot out of the way, again, and again, and again, avoiding Easton’s arms and legs as they come at me. He’s fast, strong, with a six inch reach advantage. But he’s too eager to take me out and not pacing himself like he should. Already he’s breathing hard and it’s just the start of the second round.
I take my time to figure him out, planning each move, searching for that opening I need. Do I take a few bashes because of it? Sure. It’s part of the job. But believe it or not, it’s part of the job I look forward to.
Those punches and kicks remind me that I still feel, that I’m still human. And that for now, I’m still alive.
“Oh!” some drunk behind me yells when my uppercut finds Easton’s chin.
He staggers back, swiping the blood oozing from his lip, yet he keeps his grin. He’s trying to make like it was a lucky shot. That it won’t happen again.
Like me, Easton needs to win this match. And if he does, he’ll move up to the top ten, making him a contender for the UFC Lightweight title.
Talent aside, the guy’s a raging asshole, and so are the idiots in his training camp. They’ve been trash-talking since the moment I agreed to this match. I didn’t really care and laughed most of it off until they got personal and took it a step too far.
Again he nails me in the head. It’s not as hard as it was last time which tells me he’s getting tired. Does it hurt? I guess.
But let’s say I’m a guy who’s used to pain.