Contemporary Romance Book Review: Let It Be Me

About the Book

Title: Let It Be Me 

Series: A Misty River Romance, Book 2 

Author: Becky Wade 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers 

Release Date: May 4, 2021

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Publisher's Book Description 

“The one woman he wants is the one he cannot have. 


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

Let It Be Me, by Becky Wade, the second book in A Misty River Romance series, is a thoughtfully written novel full of heart, humor, and meaning. Page after page, this book delivers a thoroughly intriguing story that is contemplative, surprising, redemptive, and memorable. With characters that are truly unique and authentic, this novel is an absolute pleasure to read. Elements of sweet romance, a small-town setting, and a little bit of mystery blend together beautifully to make this story enjoyable and compelling from beginning to end. 


With finesse and genuine skill, Ms. Wade has written a novel that is wholly moving and remarkably engaging. Throughout the book, such difficult themes as loss, fear, and vulnerability are deftly explored. The story becomes especially gripping as the characters pursue their goals, make space for unexpected relationships, and endeavor to heal from deep grief, anger, and disappointment. They find support in each other as their wounded hearts begin to mend through the power of honesty, trust, vulnerability, and forgiveness. As grace begins to flow, faith and hope become less fragile in hearts that are open to love, wholeness, and belonging.

A reader’s time is never wasted when it is spent within the pages of a novel by Becky Wade. Let It Be Me is certainly a stunning book that successfully appeals to the reader's imagination, curiosity, sense of humor, and emotions. This well-written story offers a captivating plot, endearing characters, and relevant themes. I recommend this novel enthusiastically.

*I was given a copy of this novel by the publisher. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own. 


About the Author: Becky Wade

“Becky is the Carol and Christy award winning author of swoon-worthy contemporary inspirational romances.  
During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She's been a fan of all things romantic ever since! 
Becky lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three children. You'll find her power-walking her neighborhood while dictating scenes, reading, chatting with friends on Voxer, planning her next trip, watching TV with her Cavalier spaniels on her lap, or rummaging in her pantry for chocolate.” --Biography from Becky Wade's author page on


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