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Let It Be Me by Becky Wade | Book Review by Loraine Nunley #bookreview

What is this book about?

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:

When I read books by this author, I can always count on deep plot lines balanced with swoony romance. This one definitely delivered on that.

Leah was an unusual heroine because she was really analytical and even thought she was immune to romantic feelings. Of course, when she developed them, she struggled with how to handle them. I really liked that her intellect was balanced with fun quirks like her love of Star Wars.

The mystery surrounding Leah’s DNA results was so intriguing that I probably would have read this book just for that.

Sebastian was more difficult for me to handle. He was a pretty strong personality. His dedication and loyalty were admirable qualities, but he was borderline obsessive with his feeling for Leah. I didn’t like that part of him.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

Leah’s quirks balancing out her analytical mindset.

What I didn’t like about this book:

Sebastian’s feelings for Leah were borderline obsessive.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others? Yes. This is not a fluffy romance. It has mystery and a meaty storyline. At the same time, the romance was definitely heart pattering. This is the second book in the series and it can be read as a standalone.

Note: I received this book complimentary from the publisher through NetGalley. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are honest and my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Becky Wade, author website

-Loraine Nunley

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