BOOK REVIEW: LET ME LOVE YOU by JESSICA JAYNE @JessicaJayne13 #ContemporaryRomance

Posted on May 7, 2018 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in 3 stars, Adult Contemporary Romance, Caffeinated Services, indie author, Jessica Jayne, Review / 19 Comments

Title : Let Me Love You
Author: Jessica Jayne
Publisher: Indie
Published : December 18, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 207
Format: ebook
Source: Caffeinated Services 
Purchase: Amazon

I jumped at the chance to read this book, when I discovered it features one of my favourite tropes, an older woman and younger man romance. I firmly believe age should not play a factor, as long as you are consenting adults, when it comes to love.
 Let Me Love You introduces Ren, a twenty-three-year-old college graduate who has been crushing on his thirty-one-year-old divorced neighbour for the past ten years. However, what he feels for now has transcend beyond a crush. He is in love with her and is determined to prove to her that he can love her the way she deserves.  Now she is no longer married, the only obstacle he faces is fear of rejection. Would Stacey embrace his love or would she chalk it up to a young man looking to fulfil a fantasy of being with an older woman?  
Ren, knew it would be a challenge convincing her, but he was about to let their difference in age prevent him from spending the rest of his life with the woman he loves.
This story had lots of potential and it was enjoyable for the most part. However, I believe it could have done with more development.  Ren and Stacey had developed a bond of friendship over the years. However, the manner in which it was developed was not shown but instead was told, which was done mostly from Ren’s POV. I never had the chance to experience the development of their romance and such I not a 100% invested in their relationship.  I knew Stacey was attracted to Ren, but it would seem her decision to be involved with Ren was based solely on promises he made to her. This is not a bad thing, but I never got the feeling that what she felt for Ren went beyond physical attraction. I would have preferred to see Ren convince Stacey of his feelings before the hot sex scene, which took place early in the story.
I understood her fears as society looks down on an older woman dating a younger man. To make matters complicated, he was her friend’s son, so her reticence came as no surprise. However, it would have been great to get a little more insight into her feelings for Ren.
I admired Ren’s determination in his pursuit of Stacey. He knew what he wanted, and he pursued it passionately. However, sometimes he appeared overbearing. There was one particular scene where his actions creeped me out and my admiration for him fell a notch, but then he redeemed himself in the end.
Conclusion/Recommendation
This was not a bad story, but it could have been so much better if it were not for the issues mentioned.  If you enjoy older woman, younger man trope and looking for a short, sweet and spicy read to offer a temporary escape from reality, then Let Me Love You is the perfect read.

Twenty-three year old Ren Haynes returns home after graduating college with two goals–start his engineering career and claim the heart of his parents’ thirty-one year old divorced neighbor, Stacey Williams.

Stacey is nursing her broken heart and shattered ego. Not only did her ex-husband have an affair, he got the woman pregnant. Picking up the pieces of her life isn’t easy, so when Ren taps into her need to feel desired again, she finds herself in a position she never imagined.

Can Ren help to rebuild her confidence and convince her that age is just a number?

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19 responses to “BOOK REVIEW: LET ME LOVE YOU by JESSICA JAYNE @JessicaJayne13 #ContemporaryRomance

  1. I would have wanted more of the back story on the development of the friendship and the romance, that is key for me.

  2. RO

    I know I’m not supposed to pay attention to age, and most people would probably call me a cougar, (lol) but something about the younger man/older woman turns me off. I think it’s because my son is 34, and all his friends are the same age. Just seems creepy to me. I think I also feel the same way about older man and way younger woman trope too.(lol) I’m glad this story really worked well for you! Hugs…RO

  3. Debbie Haupt

    hmmm interesting premise and not one of my faves, I think the issued could have probably been solved if the book were longer than 207 pages.

    BTW I’m guest posting at Romance University today stop by and say hi if you’ve got some time-http://bit.ly/2wfAJey

    Thanks

  4. kindlemom1

    Great review and sorry this wasn’t a bit better but at least you still enjoyed it right?

  5. I’m sorry about the lack of development that didn’t let you get completely involved with the couple, but it’s good that you still found the story enjoyable for the most part. I’ll keep this one into consideration 🙂

  6. It does sound like the older woman younger man bothered Stacey and then on top of iit all he’s her friends son and neighbor!