Let Me: Finn O’Brien and Sol Marieles
(O'Brien Family #2)
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.
Let me by Cecy Robson is the second book in the O’Brien Family Series and the 3rd O’Brien to get a book. I’ve been waiting for Finn’s story since we met him in Killian’s book. He’s brash, he’s funny, he’s confident and he’s broken. A childhood trauma has shaped his adult life. He’s quick to fly off the handle, has some serious anger issues and closed off. When there is an incident at one of his fights he’s forced into counseling where he sees Sol again. They’ve known each other for a number of years, he even protected her at a party several years ago. Sol saw something in him than that she liked, really liked, but now is not the time to be taking up with someone like Finn. She has school and problems of her own.
Sol and Finnie broke my damn heart but for different reasons. Finn is just so lost, he has all this rage built up inside of him and even fighting isn’t releasing it anymore. He’s escalating and he knows it. He just doesn’t know how to fix it. He’s having a hard time talking to his therapist and the only person that seems to help can’t be there for him 100% of the time. Sol has so much on her plate, she has Finn; whom she adores, but she also has her mother. Who like Finn is escalating. She feels like she needs to fix those around her but all come crashing down around her.
Sol is breaking my heart because she can’t fix her mother and because of her mother she can’t be there for Finn like he needs her to be. She puts all of this pressure on herself. Finn is breaking my heart because he’s not healing. He’s been carrying this load from his trauma most of his life and he can’t figure out how to fix it. Ignoring it, is no longer working and he’s a time bomb. When he does blow it's all you can do to keep yourself for crying for him. Pobrecito. You have a similar reaction when Sol finally realizes something she’s been in denial to for so long. The emotions run deep between these two. Together they are better, but they have to wade through all of the shit to get there. This one is probably my favorite of the O’Briens so far, possibly even more so than Lety and Brody as well, I have a feeling Finn and Sol’s story will linger in my mind and in my heart for a while longer.