Let It Be Me by Becky aware is the story of Miracle Five physician Sebastian Grant and school teacher Leah Montgomery.
When I realized that the elusive woman of Sebastian’s dream was the woman Ben had professed to be in love with for two years, my first thought was “uh-oh, that’s going to be awkward”.
Ben and Sebastian are more than best friends, they’re brothers of the heart. And nothing destroys a friendship like someone of the other gender coming between them. But Becky did such a great job showing us how perfect Leah was for Sebastian and he was for her that you couldn’t help rooting for them.
My Review of Let It Be Me
Let It Be Me brings us back to Misty River where we reconnect with the Famous Five (the children who had been miraculously sheltered when they were trapped underground after an earthquake). It shows you why Sebastian became the deeply motivated and stoic person that he was. It also highlighted his loneliness and showed a different side of him when he found the right person to love.
The Characters in Let It Be Me
Leah was a great character–the child prodigy turned high school math teacher who has custody for her younger brother. Leah’s DNA result rock her world and had the potential to cause her to challenge her identify, but she came through with grace and faith. I liked that Leah kept her faith throughout the process even when the enemy tried to tell her lies.
The chemistry and sheer geekiness of their relationship was awesome and you just knew Leah and Sebastian would make a better couple than Leah and Sam (while still rooting for Sam to get his own love story).
It was also nice to see some of the other characters from Misty River appearing in this story.
The Themes in Let It Be Me
The major theme in Let It Be Me was that of identity. Who are we really? What makes us who we are? Is it our upbringing? Character? The things we spend our time doing?
Sebastian and Leah teach us that our identity is not rooted in the family whose DNA we share or the people who raised us. While they have some impact on who we become and the characters we form, our identity should be grounded in Christ and what God says about us.
Both characters had to learn that rooting their identities in things that can be changed is dangerous. Similarly, if we choose to build our identity on temporary things, we’ll be shaken by the first sign of change. The best thing we can do is ground our identity in Christ.
Let It Be Me is the second full-length book in the Misty River series and while it can be read as a standalone, it’s so much more fun to read it in sequence.
About Let It Be Me
Having graduated college at 18, Sebastian Grant has continued to leverage his intelligence and determination to become a pediatric heart surgeon. The more accolades he receives, the more he’s driven to pursue. Then he meets high school math teacher Leah Montgomery, and his fast-spinning world comes to a sudden stop.
Solving advanced math equations by the age of five, Leah has always wanted to pursue a PhD in mathematics. She willingly put that dream on hold to raise her brother. Now that he is of age, she’s set on avoiding any obstacles to her goal–including romance.
When Leah receives surprising news in the process of taking a test for tracking her ancestry, she asks Sebastian to help her comb through aged hospital records to learn more. Soon his presence isn’t so easily ignored. But when Sebastian learns his best friend also has feelings for Leah, he begins to question his resolve to win her. Attaining their deepest desires may require more sacrifices than they ever imagined.
About Becky Wade
Becky Wade is a bestselling author of heart-pounding and faith-filled contemporary romance novels. She’s also the winner of the 2018 Christy Award Book of the Year.
She’s a native of California who married a Texan and now lives in Dallas with her husband and three children. To find out more about Becky and her books, visit www.beckywade.com.
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