Book Review | Let It Be Me

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Let It Be Me by Becky Wade.

Book Blurb

The one woman he wants is the one he cannot have.

Former foster kid Sebastian Grant has leveraged his intelligence and hard work to become a pediatric heart surgeon. But not even his career success can erase the void he’s tried so hard to fill. Then he meets high school math teacher Leah Montgomery and his fast-spinning world comes to a sudden stop. He falls hard, only to make a devastating discovery—Leah is the woman his best friend set his heart on months before.

Leah’s a math prodigy who’s only ever had one big dream—to earn her PhD. Raising her little brother put that dream on hold. Now that her brother will soon be college bound, she’s not going to let anything stand in her way. Especially romance . . . which is far less dependable than algebra.

When Leah receives surprising results from the DNA test she submitted to a genealogy site, she solicits Sebastian’s help. Together, they comb through hospital records to uncover the secrets of her history. The more powerfully they’re drawn to each other, the more strongly Sebastian must resist, and the more Leah must admit that some things in life—like love—can’t be explained with numbers.

From Goodreads

Author Information

Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas with their three children and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance!  She’s the Christy and Carol award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, the Bradford Sisters series, and the Misty River Romance series.

From Author Website

Danielle’s Review

Let It Be Me is the second book in Becky Wade’s Misty River Romance series. Dr. Sebastian Wade is a pediatric cardiac surgeon (how awesome is that?!) who was helped during a car accident by someone he considered an angel. Unfortunately, he learns she is the woman his best friend has loved from afar for two years.

Leah Montgomery is a math genius who teaches high school math while raising her younger brother. She’s not interested in romance, especially when she learns her parents are not her biological ones. It also means she needs Sebastian’s help to untangle the mystery.

Let It Be Me was a wonderful story. One I think I will appreciate better the second time. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. For something life threatening to happen. Sebastian saves little babies after all! (There could be trigger warnings for some here). So now that I know all the twists and turns, I want to reread it to enjoy Sam and Leah’s non-dating dating relationship. And, I smile because the author did a fabulous job of writing two incredibly smart and (they readily admit) relationally obtuse characters. I loved it!

I do hope Ben gets his happily ever after. He is a sweet friend to both Sebastian and Leah. We get a sneak peek into one of the other characters who is finally returning to Misty River. Now I’m eagerly waiting for Book Three!


I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

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