The O’Brien Family Book Two
The O’Brien Family Book Two
By: Cecy Robson
Releasing April 19, 2016
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 master’s 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.
I honestly don't think I have cried so much over a book in my life! Let Go is the one book that has hit SO close to home on so many fronts, but let me tell you about the story…
Finn O'Brian is at the top of his game when he steps in to the MMA octagon, he is a machine! He takes then hits and keep on going! How? You ask yourself, because Finn feels dead on the inside. After suffering through a traumatic experience when he was a child; Finn is angry and the only way he can temporarily break free of the anger, is by fighting. But after one vicious confrontation, Finn is sent to a court mandated psychiatrist for therapy, but while he is there he bumps into someone that makes him feel again…Sol!
Sol Marieles is trying to live up to being the miracle worker and help ease the mental illness like everyone one expects her to do. But while interning at a psychiatrist office she bumps into the one person that brings sunshine to her dark life…Finn. Together they experience love and bliss like neither other of them has ever experienced.
But when Sol's mothers medication stops working and tries to kill herself, it triggers Finn's monsters to come roaring back to the surface and Sol blames herself for everyone's downfall.
I found the writing of this book smooth and the story line heartfelt. As someone whom has a family member who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, the author hit the nail right on the head with the uselessness you feel when the person you love is suffering from this disease. The characters Sol goes through the pain and frustration and the experience of walking on egg shells when you are going from one mix of anti psychotic drugs to another and you are constantly watching for the trigger words or actions that the love one displays when they are going through an "episode". I honestly cannot praise this author enough for their research and literally putting onto paper what I feel when this happens!
I would also like to praise the author for also tackling another hard subject, and writing about a character in whom had suffered child abuse, and while that is a tough subject to read about (as a survivor). I felt that the author had done it in a well researched and dignified way. Not going into details on the assault, but on how the victim feels, survives and the blame that they internalizes.
Overall, this book is heart wrenchingly beautiful, inspiring and touching and for all those reasons I give Let Me 5 stars!
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.
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.