Title: Living Out Loud
Series: The Living Series Volume 2
Author: Melody Dawn
Genre: NA/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 12, 2016
Haunted by a sexual experiment that went awry in his late teens,
Connor Reece knows he isn't safe for any woman.
For six years, he's kept everyone at a distance, until the day his twin brother finds his soulmate.
When Connor is introduced to her best friend, Madison McKinley, she becomes the light in his dark world.
Both are attracted to each other, but neither believe in love.
Until they receive news that changes everything.
Can Connor convince Madison to take a chance on him?
Amazon/Goodreads Rating: 5/5
In Patti's Imagination Rating: 10/10
Living Out Loud is a part of The Living Series by Melody Dawn. We first meet Connor Reece in To Live Again. You could potentially read this book as a stand alone but there is so much chemistry between the characters, especially being the Reece twins, that you really should read the earlier books in the series.
Even though Connor has a twin brother, he is different than his brother. Don't get me wrong, he is really close with his brother and family but some things are just too embarrassing for him to share. Well thanks to a sexual experiment that goes wrong when he was 17, his parents learn about his secret. I love how the Reece family is so connected to each other. The love they have can really be felt as if you are a part of this family. The author allows the reader to be right there with them through the laughs and tears.
Since 17, Connor doesn’t want to take a chance with women. The woman seem to know the deal, one night only and then it's over. Then his brother meets his soulmate and Connor's life is turned upside down because he meets the best friend and roommate of his brother's girl.
Madison McKinley has her own childhood issues that she will not commit to anyone either. She doesn’t believe in love because of the secrets she learned at the age of 16. When it comes to relationships, she doesn’t have them. The guys love her since she doesn’t expect anything from them. Her shattered past is why her view on relationships is similar to Connor’s. Meeting Connor threatens to change both their lives. Will they be able to work through their baggage and commit to each other or are they just to broken to fix each other?
Even knowing what happens with Connor and Madison after reading To Live Again, the parallel to this book, I was not able to put the book down. In this book, there were several things that I wasn’t expecting added to this wonderful story.
I am very glad there is going to be more in this series. This book sure kept me wrapped up in it. I forgot about everything else around me and when I wasn’t able to read I would be thinking about the characters and wondering how the author will get these memorable characters to the ending I knew was coming.