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
Publisher's Book Description
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.
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.”
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
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
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 Amazon.com.