Jan 27, 2015

Once Loved by Cecy Robson Review

Once Loved
Shattered Past # 2
By: Cecy Robson
Releasing Jan 20th, 2015
Loveswept: Flirt

He’s the campus golden boy. She’s picking up the pieces of her broken past. But in Cecy Robson’s scorching novel of second chances—perfect for readers of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn—their differences only make their connection more explosive.

Every memory Lety Tres Santos has from her childhood comes with a scar—some emotional, some physical. Her father is an abusive drug addict, and her mother enables his destructive behavior. College offers Lety a fresh start . . . until her father finds a way to ruin that, too. Now, after losing her scholarship to kick off junior year, Lety must somehow stay in school, pay tuition, and turn a deaf ear to the whispers that follow her. And she intends to do it all without Brody Quaid’s help.
Brody is a lacrosse star, a 4.0 student—and as a freshman, he fell hard for the beautiful and spirited Lety. But their relationship crashed and burned because he couldn’t break through the walls she’s put up around her heart. With Lety hurting more than ever, Brody strives to win her back and make her believe in real love and true partnership. That will mean opening up secrets locked away in his own past—and trusting someone more than he’s ever dared.
Lety knows how painful it can be to depend on the wrong man. She also knows how much Brody wants to do this the right way. But it takes more than sizzling desire to move on and build a future together.

So once again we are venture back in to the Santos lives, but this time we are with Lety.
Lety is away at a private college, on a scholarship, thankfully escaping the abusive life with her father. Well she was, until her abusive father turned up at her college and Lety lost her scholarship. Faced with having to go back home or asking her brother and his wife for the money, Lety begs the Dean to allow her to take on yet another job (because one job, being the RA and being a nursing student is not enough), to allow her to come up with the extra 20 thousand dollars all her grants do not cover. So she starts working for the Moore family and the sweet little boy Tommy.
Suddenly Brody (her boyfriend from her first year) pushes his way back into her life, Lety is still very much in love with Brody and even though she doesn’t feel worthy of him, they continue their romance. That is until Carlos comes back to destroy Lety.
This book is so beautiful and heart breaking all at the same time. Once Loved literally had me on the edge of my seat all the way through. The subjects that it deals with is not for the faint of heart, so this is not a soft New Adult Romance, but a hard as nails, gripping the edge of your seat story of love.
The story is well written and researched with no plot holes. I would recommend you read Once Perfect BEFORE reading Once Loved as it will give you the insight you need. Once Loved is an amazing story, one which I will read again and again, so it earns 10 out of 10.

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CECY ROBSON is the New Adult and Contemporary author of the Shattered Past series, and the award winning author of the Weird Girls Urban Fantasy Romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Cecy counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song, despite her family’s vehement protests. A full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the South, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.

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  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful feature. I am so touched and honored by your praise of Once Loved!

  2. Thank you for hosting today! I agree..great review! #TeamBrody