Thursday, May 28, 2015

Once Loved by Cecy Robson

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.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I couldn't wait to start Once Loved. I am so invested in these characters. I loved Mateo and Evie in Once Perfect. I was drawn into the world Ms. Robson created and I couldn't wait for more.

There was tons of emotion in this one. I did find it a little slow at times but the drama of Brody's past, Carlos showing up, and Lety's secrets made up for those parts. It was so well written, the abuse and the reactions. I was a hot mess by the end. Lety knows she needs to help herself, she can't depend on anyone. She can't turn into her mother. Will her fears push away the only good thing in her life? Can Brody fight hard enough for the both of them?

Highly recommended series. Can't wait for Once Pure to find out about Killian and why Mateo is with him!

This is the second in the series, but could be read as a standalone as the main backstory is revealed as we go along. That said, I would recommend that you read Once Perfect first; it is also a great story.

Once again we are treated to a rollercoaster of emotions – this time for both Lety and her on off boyfriend Brody. They are both good people, but with very different backgrounds. Brody, superficially at least, has had things easy, whereas Lety definitely hasn't. Her desire to keep him away from the chaos that is her life, is a big issue between them, as he wants none of it. He really is a good guy, and I enjoyed the lack of posturing that can be a feature of clever, rich college boys. The reader is definitely set up to want an HEA, but there is work to be done! I loved Lety's tenacity and can do attitude, which is so at odds with that of her mother. I love it when people rise above their pasts – something which both Brody and Lety work hard to achieve.

Excited for the next book, hope Ms. Robson is busy writing it!

Also Available in Shattered Past Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Once Perfect blog post.

Book 3
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Cecy Robson is the New Adult author of Once Perfect, Once Loved, and Once Pure 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 Great Northwest, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Once Loved (Shattered Past #2) by Cecy Robson to read and review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful feature for taking the time to read and review ONCE LOVED. I'm so happy you ladies enjoyed it!


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