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~Release Blitz~Who We Were by Melissa Collins~


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42606848Title: Who We Were
Author: Melissa Collins
Publisher: M Collins Author, LLC
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: November 2, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮


Who We Were… 
Two awkward teenagers – the loner and the nerd, trying to find our place in the world. Paired in wood shop, we knew nothing of each other, except that we wanted to know everything. Then one life altering moment changed it all and we were left with shattered dreams and broken hearts. 
Who We Are… 
Two grown men – braver and smarter than we used to be, trying to heal the damage from that irrevocable moment. Even though the past was behind us, dead and buried long ago, we found it impossible to move on without ripping open the scars of our deep wounds. 
With twelve years of unanswered questions fueling our desperate need for the truth, we must figure out if who we were will destroy who we are. 

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wendy r4.5 ggj


I have read some of this author’s work, “Let love Live” was a really great read for me…but this book far surpassed that one…at least for me 😉 I laughed, I cried, I drooled a bit…it was awesome. 😉 gif

Now I can hear you say….well Wendy, if it was so great, why not 5 full stars ?? Well, that’s because even though it was wonderful, it wasn’t perfect …the best things never are though. 😉

Ryan and Quinn meet for the first time in high school when they are about 13 years old and Ryan is about to beat up by his (twin)brother. If you look up the name Patrick in the dictionary you will find “most hated (book)character by Wendy” next to it. 😉

Quinn steps up to protect Ryan, but to say Ryan was happy about this…no not really. So he pretty much ignores Quinn for the next 5 years…well Quinn and everyone else, since Ryan is quite the “loner”. It isn’t until they take a woodworking class together, when they are 17, that they become friends…friends who want to touch that is. 😉 who touch gif

These two were so cute and great together, but Ryan…he has so many issues and his family plays a major part in this…My heart broke for him. Quinn wanted to help him, and be by his side…But Quinn doesn’t know everything that has been going on, and Ryan …he doesn’t want him to…

Now I wanted to be angry at Ryan for his flighty behavior and his lack of communication, but I just couldn’t…Because he has his reasons to be how he is…and in the end, he is the bigger man…I would not have been able to do that!

I really don’t want to spoiler this story too much. I think just jumping in and reading it will be most satisfying…it was for me. So I am gonna stop myself right now, but I do want to recommend this one to everyone. I think it was the perfect book for me at this time…I am definitely gonna keep my eye on this author. 😉



~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.

~Author Links~

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