Who We Were by Melissa Collins
M/M contemporary romance
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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A love spanning twelve years, many heartbreaks and dozens of unanswered questions. Can two men who stared together as naive teenagers finally find a way to be together?
So this is my first Melissa Collins book and I have to say I really loved the story. I don’t easily love MM books but I genuinely liked Ryan and Quinn’s story.
I cried reading Ryan’s PoV and I wasn’t expecting it. It just hit me so hard that he was being neglected so poorly. I wanted to reach in and hug him and tell him that he is the most wonderful person in the World and he just needs to hold on a little. I was a bit annoyed at his behaviour as an adult which got a bit tiring at one point but I’d say he more than makes up for it in the end.
Quinn is such a precious soul that I just want to keep him safe from the World. He has so much love to give and he never holds back with people he loves. I adore that about him. It was amazing how he stood up for himself and his respect and honestly i don’t fault him at all for forgiving easily. It’s just his pure self.
I am really in awe of Melissa’s writing and definitely want to read more (hopefully MM) from her.
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.