Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Blog Tour #review: From the Wreckage by Melissa Collins


From the Wreckage by Melissa Collins is NOW AVAILABLE!

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Photographer: K. Keeton Designs 
Cover designer: Staci Billhart at Quirky Bird Designs 
Model: Nathan Weller 


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.


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!

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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.

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Gracie and David were neighbors growing up, after an unfortunate incident where David saves Gracie, they lose contact for 18 years. Once reunited sparks fly and they start a beautiful relationship.
I loved how we see their love bloom, they have their difficulties but you know that they are in this for the long run. And then Melissa throws us for a loop and things that were once taken for granted are no more.
Can their love survive one of the biggest trials two people can go through?
Although the relationship between Grace and David is sweet, loving and full of dedication to each other, I found the real beauty of this story is the way the author was able to communicate the way these two people loved each other, the way tragedy changed not only their relationship but them as individuals, and the way they became stronger and raise from the ashes after their ordeal.
Their love was fearless, passionate, and perhaps that's why the pain that came later was so raw, why it literary hurt to see them experience why they did. But when two people love with all they have, in my opinion, there is nothing in the world that will pull them apart, if anything it will make them stronger as individuals and make their love unbreakable. Another thing worthy mentioning about the story and characters is the selflessness and faithfulness of the friendships they had, one of those characters provided us with humor but also a heart wrenching moment that conveys the true meaning of friendship, of brotherhood.
I have to admit that I was leery of reading this story, I had recently visited the 9/11 memorial and museum and it was very hard for me to relive what happened that day, so I thought this was going to be another reminder of it all. Although the book touches on what happened, it does not concentrate on that, but it does honor the victims and their families.
This book is totally captivating, one of those that you are not soon to forget.
Melissa, while I imagine this was a very hard story to write because of your emotional involvement with the real life tragedy, I know your uncle is looking down on you smiling, you did him incredibly proud.

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.


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