Updated: Jan 21, 2021
by Cecy Robson
Published by Cecy Robson, LLC
Book #2 in the O'Brien Family Series
Once he was broken beyond repair.
Now this MMA contender is fighting to be a better man—for her. RT Book Reviews proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson “has the hottest brothers ever!” And in Let Me, it is Finn’s turn to discover how love can heal the deepest wounds. A mixed martial arts star on the rise, Finn O’Brien dismantles his opponents with brutal precision. And yet beneath his fierce persona, Finn is raw from a trauma he’s buried for years . . . until the day his deep-rooted rage erupts and lands him in court-mandated therapy. Finn’s not one to bare his soul, but if talking it out means meeting beautiful women like Sol Marieles, he’ll give it a shot. Sol is working toward her masters degree in psychology, and already she feels like she’s in over her head. With an important internship on the line and a scary family situation demanding her attention, the last thing Sol needs is Finn around to distract her. The man is ripped and seriously sexy yet it’s his troubled side that warns her to keep her distance. But their attraction is intense, and he clearly has the heat to see how far and fast their passion takes them. Alone, Finn and Sol have been fighting to find happiness in their lives. Together, there’s no stopping them as they face their greatest challenges—not in the ring, but in their hearts.
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Steamy Romance Happy Ending
TRIGGER WARNING! The characters in this book are dealing with various forms of mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and PTSD stemming from childhood sexual assault. Please be advised before reading.
Let Me is the second book in the O'Brien family series by Cecy Robson, and centers on Finn O'Brien, youngest O'Brien sibling, a MMA fighter, and suffers from the horrific assault that happened to him when he was ten years old, and Sol Marieles, a psychology student, cousin to Sophia (from the Shattered Past series, Killian's now wife, and Finn's sister-in-law), and also trying to help her mother overcome her severe mental illness.
Do you know what I like about Cecy Robson's books? They're real. It's a heartbreaking truth to the world we live in, but there are bad people in this world. Sexual assault happens every day. It happens to both females, and males, to any age. It destroys. Mental health is becoming a bigger topic of discussion every day, but we're still a long way off. It's rare to find a book, particularly a romance, that highlights these tough, painful issues, yet Cecy Robson does it again and again. This O'Brien novel was probably the one I was most looking forward to, and the least. I loved Finn's character in Sophia's story in Shattered Past. He's funny. You also learn he is broken, and why he is broken, so I wanted this book for him, so he could have a happy ending. I wasn't looking forward to it, because knowing what happened to him, and reading about it, is hard. Cecy Robson did it right. There was no explicit details. No reliving the actual acts. Just what led up to the assault. Reading about a character blaming himself for what happened, so traumatized ... its a hard read.
I really enjoyed the characters in this story. I always liked Finn, and I am glad to say, even at his darkest moments, I still liked him. I rooted for him. We learn he is more than a brawling, drunken, womanizer. He hurts. He loves deeply, and his love for his family is the only thing that has him holding on. His relationship with Sol shows how capable he is, and that under the rough persona, he is a good guy. Sol is a great character too, and balances out Finn in a great way. She is patient, and understanding, which Finn needs to truly connect with her. Sol's experience with her mother was hard. I know someone with schizophrenia. It's a very difficult mental illness to treat and manage. I couldn't imagine watching your parent slowly descend into madness, and feel like you failed her by not bringing her back. To grieve a person you loved when they are still alive would be hard. I'm glad in the end she runs to Finn when he needed her most.
This second book in the O'Brien series doesn't disappoint. The story draws you in, despite it's difficult subject matter. The romance is sweet, and sexy as hell. The characters are people who are easy to like and root for. One of the best things is the ending. At first, I was annoyed because we don't find out if Finn win's the championship fight. But that wasn't the point, and I appreciated the book's ending that much more because of it. Mental illness doesn't go away. The only thing you can do is keep