ARC Review: Once Loved by Cecy Robson

Posted January 20, 2015 by Angela in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Once Loved by Cecy Robson
Once Loved
by Cecy Robson

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: January 20th 2015
Series: Shattered Past #2
Published by Loveswept
Pages: 252
Format: eARC
 

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“”Once Loved by Cecy Robson was intense and emotional” ~ Under the Covers

Coming from different sides of the track, Lety Tres Santos and Brody are opposites as can be. Lety is from a very abusive family with ongoing issues. She barely makes ends meet and to boot; she’s about to lose her scholarship. She is tired, jaded and feels unworthy to be with Brody, but she should know not to judge a book by its cover. Brody may be from the upper east side as they call it; he is rich and from a close knit family or so it seems. He is smart, sporty with plenty of friends and girls at his beck and call but little did she know that they are similar in more ways than one.

Once Loved by Cecy Robson was intense and emotional. They go through so much both physically and emotionally. Their relationship takes a beating, and they will fight right back for their love. It was very sweet and romantic. Somehow, they stayed strong enough to hold on to each other even when the whole world is against them.

Hearing Lety’s side of the Tres Santos’ family story is even harder then Teo’s POV. I think being that she is a woman in this culture makes it even worse. I’m just glad she is strong enough to do something more for herself. Though she had Teo and Brody for support, she is determined to do things her way. I wish she was comfortable enough to ask but with her background, but I can’t blame her for wanting to stand up on her own. I do applaud her for having the balls to do so.

I think this book, Once Loved is more New Adult than Contemporary compared to the first installment, Once Perfect. Being that Lety and Brody are both in college, and a bit more angst their story that is making it so. I can’t say, I love this couple less than the previous couple but they didn’t top their story. I still love Teo more. =)

I love seeing Teo and Evelyn. It’s always nice to see that even after HEA, their lives continues and in this case still a very big part of the current characters of the series. Teo is just so dreamy. We also get a peek of what’s going on with Sophia and Killian, and there is definitely something going on with them. I’m very excited to see Sophia come out of her shell and with a big panda like Killian helping her out.

Cecy tackles not only abusive familial issues but cultural as well. I know for a fact that these issues are very real and still happening in this day in age. Infidelity, drug abuse, child abuse, battered women…the list goes on. Per Cecy’s note: Don’t lose sight of your future because of the hardships of present or your past…there is help. I couldn’t agree with her more.

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About Cecy Robson

Cecy (pronounced Sessy) Robson is a full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the Great Northwest. A member of Romance Writers of America, she attributes her passion for storytelling to the rough New Jersey neighborhood she was raised in. As a child, she was rarely allowed to leave the safety of her house and passed her time fantasizing about flying, fairies, and things that go bump in the night. Gifted and cursed with an overactive imagination, she began writing in May 2009. Her Weird Girls Urban Fantasy Romance series is published with Penguin Random House’s Signet Eclipse and released to stellar praise from reviewers including: Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, and Romantic Times.

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Thanks Angela

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Thanks for the review angela

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Thank you so much, Angela!