Monday, May 24, 2021

Let It Be Me By Becky Wade & GIVEAWAY

Let It Be Me
by Becky Wade
Publisher: Bethany House
Series: A Misty River Romance
ISBN: 9780764235610

I love Becky Wade's writing so much, when I was given the opportunity to be on her launch team for this book, I was out of my mind when I was accepted!! I was sent her book for review.

Summary:

The one woman he wants is the one he cannot have.

Former foster kid Sebastian Grant has leveraged his intelligence and hard work to become a pediatric heart surgeon. But not even his career success can erase the void he's tried so hard to fill. Then he meets high school teacher Leah Montgomery and his fast-spinning world comes to a sudden stop. He falls hard, only to make a devastating discovery--Leah is the woman his best friend set his heart on months before.

Leah's a math prodigy who's only ever had one big dream--to earn her PhD. Raising her little brother put that dream on hold. Now that her brother will soon be college bound, she's not going to let anything stand in her way. Especially romance . . . which is far less dependable than algebra.

When Leah receives surprising results from the DNA test she submitted to a genealogy site, she solicits Sebastian's help. Together, they comb through hospital records to uncover the secrets of her history. The more powerfully they're drawn to each other, the more strongly Sebastian must resist, and the more Leah must admit that some things in life--like love--can't be explained with numbers.



My Review:

I don't even know how to convey my absolute adoration of Let It Be Me! See here's the thing - Becky Wade writes couples you can't help but love. But each couple seems to raise the bar and I think, "I mean, I know I'll like them, but am I going to love them as much as the last Becky Wade book I read?" Yet, time and time again I fall in loved with them just as much as the last couple in the last book I read. Doesn't matter which book it was. Pick ANY Becky Wade book and I loved Leah and Sebastian JUST as much.

Oh, my friends, the banter of Leah and Sebastian is utterly wonderful. I laughed out loud and rolled my eyes at their adorable, yet sometimes cheesy lines to each other. I felt like most of the time I had perma-grin with them.

Of course, it wasn't all coming up roses for both of them. Sebastian's best friend Ben has been working on his (wink) "friendship" with Leah since they started working together. So that puts the kibosh on any attempts he'd make to get to know her better... in theory, at least. Then there's his rough past, which we are somewhat familiar with from book, Stay With Me. Sebastian is closed off, even to those closest to him, which is somewhat understandable considering what he went through as a child. While he has his closed off exterior, you know he's got to have a heart of gold. I mean, hello, pediatric heart surgeon!

Then there's Leah. Whew, this girl. I do NOT do math. Under zero circumstances am I inclined to do math. I'm more like her brother, Dylan. Not all the Professors of the world could help this gal when it comes to numbers and equations. lol She and Dylan have an amazing relationship. I honestly laughed a TON with her somewhat pseudo concern for the choices he might, perhaps, possibly, could maybe make. hahahaha I was a little confused by their parentlessness (I'm making that a word tyvm) at first, but it's explained so be patient. And the whole DNA test - what an incredible thread to this story. While I didn't understand it, Leah's gifted mind was a fabulous connection with Sebastian's talented one!

Can I just take a moment here to talk about CeCe for a minute? I love her. I basically want to be her. She doesn't brook any nonsense, but she has a heart full of love. CeCe is Ben's mom. She speaks and people jump to attention. Not out of fear... ok, make a wee bit of fear... but because of their love and devotion to her that stems from the love and devotion she has for them. See, don't you want to be her, too? HA!

And I'll tell you what, there were some surprising twists to Let It Be Me! I literally had at least 2 of these moments and I wasn't expecting them: 😳! Those moments where you say, "What did I just read?" I did have a teeny "issue" with a piece of the forgiveness at the end. Since people forgive in different ways I was able to accept it, but for me it would've taken much longer.

I devoured this story. I didn't want to miss a single word because the writing was exceptional. Halfway through and I was already starting to get a tiny bit anxious. I knew the end was coming, but I was loving the story so much I couldn't imagine it ending. And even when it did end, I wanted another 100 pages of Sebastian and Leah. I have so many tabs in this story so I can go back and enjoy my favorite scenes or lines that it's hard to count how many there are. If I had the time, I would start re-reading it right now. I loved it that much!



Head to Becky's site and enter her giveaway! It ends 5/25/21 and is open to US Residents only.

About the Author:

Becky Wade (www.beckywade.com) is the 2018 Christy Award Book of the Year winner for True to You. She is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and moved to Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. Her humorous, heart-pounding contemporary romance novels have won three Christy Awards, the Carol Award, the INSPY Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award for Romance. Becky lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three children.

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