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Love Required (Real Love #3)

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  475 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews
Jason Michaels knows second chances are very much a part of “happy ever after.” He’s seen it firsthand, more than once. So when will it be his turn? He has a great group of friends and family to share his life with, but he knows there is one thing still missing. Love isn’t something he’s been avoiding, he just hasn’t found it yet… or has he?

Tori Peterson has made mistakes
ebook, First, 363 pages
Published February 14th 2014 by Melanie Codina (first published February 13th 2014)
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Emma-jayne Roberts
As with the other two books, loved this one just as much, if not more.
I think I need a jason.

It's nice to see a close knit group of friends and family there for each what ever the past.

Epilogue confused me a bit, was jason talking to Lexi or a new baby? As something tori said about 3 girls, and wanting to get nurse?
Is this going to be explained in another book.
Looking forward to johnathans next.
Though is this going to be written as a YA or as adult. As I have enjoyed the adult nature of th
Well, what can I say?
First I read Love Realized and was like "wow... I really like this book! The love they feel is almost touchable".
Then I read Love Resisted and I remember thinking that this book is better than the first one. I ALWAYS smile when Treasure is playing on the radio... I wonder why! ;)
Finally, I read Love Required. OH MY GOD!!! Really, somehow Melanie's writing keeps getting better and better!

Jason, in the other books, was like "ok... Jason". But in this book... He is soooo sweet
Rachel Regina
Jun 16, 2014 Rachel Regina rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
This book is such a sweet and romantic read! You have a wonderful, sweet and beautiful heroine, Tori who survived a very abusive marriage. She is such a strong person and that is evident in everything that she does. Mild spoiler ahead (view spoiler)

Then you have Jason, who I loved in the other books! He is Jake's brother aka Gigantor. He is such an a
Holly Craft
Feb 15, 2014 Holly Craft rated it it was amazing
This is book three in the series and is absolutely my favorite and that's really a hard choice because I LOVED the other two. I loved Jason in the first two and how involved he is in the family. I love how the main character Jason who isn't actually what you classify as a male whore. He lives his life to the fullest with work and being surrounded by friends and family.

Tori is the heroine and I just loved her for Jason. Such a strong woman who comes from a terrible relationship. Put the two toget
Lisa A
Feb 15, 2014 Lisa A rated it it was amazing
Another Amazing Book by Melanie Codina. They keep getting better and better. The cast of characters are exceptional! They will do anything for one another, it is very heart warming!! They fight with one another, they bicker with one another but they always have each other's back, no matter what. When Jason meets the love of his life, Tori and her beautiful baby girl Lexi, the gang accepts her with arms wide open. When Tori's past creeps up with her, The gang will do anything to Help Jason keep ...more
Feb 17, 2014 Katie rated it really liked it
Once again, Melanie Codina did not disappoint. I loved reading this book, just like I did with the first 2 book in the series. Tori is such a strong woman for all that she has been through, and of course I loved Jason too. He is such a sweet guy and really cares for Tori. I also liked how the previous characters appeared in this book as well. I really hope that Logan gets his own happily ever after, and his own book. I know he messed things up with Gillian, and is the reason their marriage did ...more
Aug 10, 2014 Stefanie rated it really liked it
So this was the 3rd book in the Real Love series and by far probably my favorite book. I absolutely fell in love in Jason's character, he was strong, fiercely protective of his girls, loved passionately, attentive and of course was this big teddy bear that you just wanted to hug. I also loved Tori's character, although she had an abusive past she didn't bring her baggage in her relationship with Jason which I must say was pretty freaking awesome. I also loved the fact that this book was solely ...more
Megan Decker
Feb 20, 2014 Megan Decker rated it it was amazing
I don't even know where to begin. Wow, just wow. I really enjoyed the first two books in this series, so I knew I had to read Jason's story right away. So glad that I didn't wait another minute! So, good ... so amazingly, good! Love Required was HOT, sexy, angsty and emotional ... I'm talking big UGLY tears! And so beautifully written. I'm serious, this book was better than the warmest, gooiest chocolate chip cookie! I have so much more to say, but I won't because I don't want to include any ...more
Andrea Gallimore
Feb 24, 2014 Andrea Gallimore rated it it was amazing
Melanie you did it again. Jason & Tori's story is fantastic. Each book in the series just gets better & better. I absolutely love this group of friends & family and love how their stories continue in each book. Tori's past is heart wrenching and Jason is the perfect man helping Tori to see that she can be truly loved & not just a possession. Hoping Logan gets his HEA. I bet Tessa could handle him. She reminds me of his sister, Allie! Thanks Melanie for giving us a look into ...more
Feb 17, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-read
As in the other two books of this series, Melanie Codina grabbed my attention from the very first page! An intense prologue sets the plot behind this emotional book. I loved Jason and Tori's story so much!!! I will admit when I began reading I figured the author would deal more on the heroines insecurities but she didn't. It was a nice change of pace to see the heroine just fall in love and not let her fears stop her.
Jason was a bit more alpha than I was expecting too so that was an added treat!
Toni Plunk
Feb 21, 2014 Toni Plunk rated it it was amazing
OK where to begin, I fell in love with Melanie's writing in Love Realized with Jake and Gillian. Got deeper involved with Mike and Allie in Love Resisted. But with this one I have to say WOW! Melanie's writing is fabulous. you fall in love with her characters and wish they were a part of your life. Everyone needs an Allie or maybe a Tessa they keep you in stitches mist of the time. And who can resist a big old Alpha male softie, all the guys have this quality but Jason is the winner of the top ...more
Feb 18, 2014 Kelli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really love this series

Jason is the alpha male I love. he is strong and domineering but loving and protective at the same time. the strength of Tori's character is tested and then revealed with each horror she faces. the group has grown in numbers and strength over this series. I hate cheaters but there is something about Logan that I wish he could get a hea in his future.
Lisa Foyles
I continue to enjoy this series and the characters. Would love to see a book on Logan I know he messed up but everyone deserves a second chance
Elizabeth Hood
Feb 18, 2014 Elizabeth Hood rated it it was amazing
Amazing story!!! I love the flow of all of Melanie's books. Not to much and not to little info,simply perfect. I can't wait to hear more about all the characters in this series. A definite must read
Brenda Wright
Feb 19, 2014 Brenda Wright rated it it was amazing
Shelves: twinsies-review, arc, beta
ANOTHER MUST-READ in the Real Love series!!!! Go get it!!! AMAZING!!
Margreet Asselbergs

My rating: 4.5 of 5

Her marriage was relatively short, but left Tori Peterson with life-long scars. Although a woman as strong as she has grown to be can live with the ones on the outside and conquers the ones on the inside. Now a single mom running a successful catering business, Tori hasn't forgotten her past, but won't let it paralyze her. And she hasn't gone blind either......because she can clearly see the gorgeous male specimen standing in front of h
Lisa Fay
Mar 12, 2014 Lisa Fay rated it really liked it
This is the 3rd book in the Real Love Series by Melanie Codina. Although you can read Love Required as a stand alone and enjoy it, I would suggest you read Love Realized and Love Resisted first because it mentions characters from the previous books (and I get annoyed when I don't know who people are, don't you?). The Real Love Series is about just that, real love. There are no billionaires with red rooms, they have children, and here's the big shocker.....most everyone acts like responsible ...more
Melinda ~ Twinsie Talk
Sep 08, 2016 Melinda ~ Twinsie Talk rated it it was amazing
I am honored to say Melanie allowed me to Beta read this book for her.

I have had a thing for Jason since he first came into the picture in Love Realized and have been waiting for his story. This was by far my favorite of all three books in this series so far. I was sucked into this story from the Prologue where we first meet Victoria and realize she does not have the loving family everyone dreams of.

We get to see the gang in action at Gillian and Jake’s wedding reception. We also get to see Al
Abby A.
Nov 07, 2014 Abby A. rated it liked it
As with Melanie Codina's previous books, Love Realized and Love Resisted, I enjoyed reading Love Required, although unlike the other books, I'd give it more of a 3.5 star rating.

It has to do with how all three heroes are starting to feel like they are too similar in character. Don't get me wrong, I love handsome, hot heroes who are there for the women they love and do everything in their power to take care of them. I really applaud how the author's male characters set a good example of what the
Mar 25, 2014 Megan rated it it was amazing
I received a gifted copy of this book for honest review. I will definitely say an easy 5 stars for me…and I don't give those out easily.

This is book 3 of Melanie Codina's The Real Love Series which focuses on Jason Michaels. After being witness to both his brother Jake and childhood friend Allie both find a second chance at love after heartbreak and tragedy he knows it is possible but it just hasn't happened for him…Until he meets Tori. Alpha male through and through he is surprised by his domi
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Love Required is the 3rd book in the Real Love series, and I have to say that this series just keeps getting better and better. Each book I keep getting drawn deeper and deeper into the lives of these characters.

Tori has had a pretty horrific past couple of years, but she is such a strong woman that she is not going to let her past keep her down.

Jason, who we have met in the previous two books, Love Realized and Love Resisted, is the kind of man we all want. St
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Ramona's Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Third in a series could be taken as a warning sign that the author may be running out of good ideas, but Melanie Codina totally bucked this trend with Love Required. Apart from creating a totally different storyline from the first two (aside from the requisite happily-ever-after, of course), she's introduced her strongest heroine yet in Tori - who is the best partner anyone could have picked for t
Mar 18, 2014 Elle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

Love Required is the third novel in Melanie Codina’s Real Love Series and is every bit as satisfying as the first two novels. If you haven’t read Love Realized and Love Resisted yet, you definitely want to get your hands on those before reading Love Required.

This novel is based around Jason Michaels who we’ve grown to love in this series. He’s a delectable slice of man pie – tall, loyal, and fiercely protective. Although I have loved the men from the othe
Emma Edwards
Mar 12, 2014 Emma Edwards rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC in return for an honest review ,,,

WOW ,,,, how do I explain this one? ,,, WOW

I fell in love with Melanie's Real Love Series the second I began them ,,, each one is amazingly written and I LOVE this group of characters ,,, they are always there for everyone and are welcoming to newcomers of their group

This book is the third from this series and is Jason and Tori's story

We begin with a background from Tori (We already know Jason from previous books) ,,, y
Felecia Hickman- amaya
Feb 25, 2014 Felecia Hickman- amaya rated it it was amazing
WOW, you know you’re going to read an AMAZING BOOK when you have to walk away to compose yourself after the prologue. I kept telling myself deep breaths Fe, deep breaths. You know this author, you know this series, deep breathes, and the author won't let you down. Melanie Codina you have managed to make me cry from anger, fear and sadness before I even got to chapter one.

After collecting myself after a heart wrenching prologue I dove back in.
I wanted to slow down and savor every word he says. I
Gloria Herrera
Mar 15, 2014 Gloria Herrera rated it really liked it
Right from the start I was deeply involved with this story. Domestic abuse is one of the topics that really makes me want to become an activist and obliterate it. As our story begins Tori is terrified and abused by her husband, Damien. She just found out she is pregnant and knows he will go ballistic if he finds out. His rule is no children... her being pregnant will be interpreted as her disobedience to his rule.

As a foil to all this violence, we are introduced to Jason Michaels and his family
May 07, 2014 Cheryl rated it really liked it
What a great series...they get better with each book.

Tori leaves behind a terrible marriage to start a new life with her baby girl.She is an independant single mom now. She made a terrible decision to marry a man at the darkest point in her life and now he is out of her life and she can move on. Is she ready??

Jason has been waiting for the "right one" . He loves his nieces and nephews and loves his friends and family but he knows he wants much more. With Tori he knows for sure this i
Rough Draft Book Blog
Mar 13, 2014 Rough Draft Book Blog rated it really liked it
Love Required by Melanie Codina


Jason & Tori

I would have to say that this book is not too dark or mysterious but definitely not light hearted either! In fact the angst in the story is almost right away and then not too much till the climax. It's funny, tragic, and unexpected at times therefore keeping you on your toes!

Jason is "the boy next door" in every way imaginable! He can keep you laughing and swooning over him for hours! And he loves kids to boot! What more cou
Mar 15, 2014 Megan rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the first 2 books in this series and this one was no exception to that theme. It was passionate, dramatic, and really tugged at my emotions at times. I felt attached to the characters and couldn’t put the book down until I was finished.

I just loved Jason and Tori. Jason is that total hot alpha male but also sweet and protective to the ones he loves. Tori had a rough life in her previous marriage but has become a strong person and persevered. It was obvious this couple was meant
Mar 10, 2014 Tori rated it it was amazing
Melanie has trumped herself! This is by far my favorite book in the Real Love Series. It lured me in from the start and kept a firm hold on me until I finished. This was the first book in awhile where I couldn't step away. It was intense, beautiful and still had that witty humor I have come to love form Melanie. Fabulous job!!!

I was so happy that Jason got his own story and I feel in love with him even more. He has outdone Jake and Mike in my book. The man has a heart of gold under his tough guy
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