From the Wreckage by Melissa Collins is NOW AVAILABLE!
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.
This book had me struggling to form coherent thought. It’s moving, thoughtful, and seriously GREAT. I was not anticipating the emotional reaction I would have to this story, or how I would respond so strongly to Grace’s deep strength and beautiful love. I was not planning on seeing that lone tear track down my cheek and drip to my chest and I was a little caught off guard when that happened.
Gracie and David’s story started when they were kids. He saved her from the wreckage – literally. Her family’s house caught on fire and David pulled her to safety. Now, Melissa could have just recounted that story for us, but she didn’t. She throws you into the middle of it, let the flames lap and flick around you, and sucks you in to the emotion of this story from the very beginning.
When they meet up again 18 years later it’s all awkwardness and adorableness and strange feelings of possessiveness when neither has a claim over the other. It’s utterly fantastic, romantic and perfect. Their love is epic. It’s a pure kind of love – it’s hot, sexy, and on fire. It’s the kind of love that is needed to survive what happens next. I won’t be spoilery but OHMYGOD. I knew something was going to happen but I did.not.expect.THAT.
Melissa has a gift of writing tragedy in a way that makes you want more of it. I know, that sounds sort of creepy. Sorrynotsorry. The only way that this story works is with the intense connection between the character’s and the profound love of Gracie McCann. She is a force to be reckoned with – a shy but powerful tornado that holds firm when everything else is up in the air. I LOVED HER.
I also loved this story. It will pluck at your feels and, YES, there’s a lot of awesome sex in there too to uhh, pluck at other places. FROM THE WRECKAGE is poignant and gloriously raw. It has the makings of everything I love in a romance book and it deserves every single one of those 5 stars!
[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]
If you’re super excited for From the Wreckage, you’ll be happy to know that Before the Wreckage is now up for FREE! Grab this short prequel, too!
And there’s more! As a special THANK YOU to her readers, Melissa has put Let Love Be up for free, too!
This is book 4 of The Love Series, but can be read as a standalone.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream.
Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.