Ok, I’m a little behind here, but I’m excited to finally share my review of As I Am by Melissa Collins! I know Amber loved this book and now I get to share my love too! I hope you check out Noah and Chase!
Chase Hansen. Broke. College drop out. Male stripper.
My life wasn’t at all what I imagined it would be. I should have been finishing up college, interning with a well-respected business, partying with my friends. But instead, I was raising my seventeen year old brother, struggling to make ends meet. Love wasn’t even on my radar. Besides, what did I have to offer? A few crumpled singles pulled from my G-string? Defeated and exhausted, I knew I had zero chance of finding someone to love me just as I am.
Noah Carpenter. Angry. Betrayed. Doctor.
Just when I thought my life was going exactly as it should, everything turned upside down. With my final rotation in medical school complete, I finally achieved my lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. What I never expected was to catch the man of my dreams in our bed with the man of his. Beyond infuriated, I struggled to piece together the remnants of my life. Just when I’d decided to give up on love altogether, I found a man who loved me just as I am.
Cover design: Sommer Stein at Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Photography: Christopher John at CJC Photography
Models: Sam Wiles and Aaron Michael Bell
I LOVE Melissa Collins and the emotional stories she writes and I loved Chase and Noah but what really made this a 5 star read for me was the way she brought their story together. I enjoyed the whole book, getting to know Chase and Noah, their struggles, finding each other and watching their relationship develop, but for me it was the last bit of their journey that really gave me all the feels and really made me fall in love with them!
Chase and Noah aren’t the most likely pair, but there is something that just clicks between these two right from the start. There’s passion and chemistry but it quickly develops into so much more than either of them were expecting. They have another connection to each other too, one that could change everything. But these two are just meant to be, as different as they are they bring out the best in each other even in the rough moments.
Overall, a great story with a beautiful ending that just made my heart so freaking happy!
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.