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Let The Waves Come In

(Matthews Brothers #1)

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  61 reviews
I’m Aubrey Somers. I’ve landed my dream job. I have a great apartment and I still keep in touch with my best friend...even though he lives hundreds of miles away. I’ve even started dating again. I have a lot going for me.

It doesn’t matter that I have to take an anti-depressant everyday or see a therapist every other week. It doesn’t matter that I refuse to drive anywhere
Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published May 14th 2016 by Amazon Digital Services LLC
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Lyndy Ann ♫
Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was my first time reading this author and I really enjoyed Let The Waves Come In, the story is told in dual POV's, I liked the writing style and the way the story progressed.

Aubrey loves her job and her apartment but she is lonely and having no luck finding a roommate. On a night out she runs into her best friends big brother Declan and he is also looking for a new place to live so they decide to become roommates.

Even though they grew up together they aren't that close, Aubrey and Drew were
Madeline A.
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is an AMAZING read!! Literally could not put it down. Author J.L. Leslie really makes you feel like you are in the minds of the characters and experiencing the story with them. The love between Aubrey and Declan should be classified under "book couple." Their story has ups and downs and will keep your interest throughout the whole book. There is not a dull moment!! I can't wait to read more from this author. I recommend this book to those who love chick flics and romance novels (I love ...more
J. Kahele
May 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute story

Since she was 13 years old Aubrey has always crushed on her best friends Drews brother Declan.

At her 18th birthday she gives her virginity to Declan hoping it will bring them closer. But when he basically throws her out of his room after, she realizes all he wanted from her was sex.

Years later in California she runs into Declan again. They end sleeping together and she finds that this time it's not a fling, it's much more. But life is never that easy and when a man shows up from her pa
Sissy's Romance Book Review
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
'Let The Waves Come In by J.L. Leslie is the story of Aubrey Somers and Declan Matthews.
Aubrey has had a crush on Declan since she was thirteen years old. Declan is her best friend Drew older brother. On Aubrey eighteen birthday she makes her move to show Declan how she feels.
They end up having sex but Declan seem very cold to her afterwards and she goes to Dew to be consoled.
Now six years later Declan and Aubrey find themselves in the sam
AC Squared Book Blog
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
JL Did such a great job with this book! I love that she used a real friendship between a man and a woman that lasts and the subject of loving the best friends brother. Everything about this story line was so perfect.

The way that Aubrey and Drew interact as friends and how their friendship dynamic worked amazed me. The bad part about their friendship was that they weren't the same sex, but the good thing is that he was her family. I can online imagine how jealous a significant other would be if t
Mona Livsey
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW I COULD NOT PUT THIS DOWN!!! I finished it in one afternoon, it was so captivating! What an incredibly moving story of a young woman's journey of self discovery and forgiveness of not only herself but those in her life. I was totally drawn into this story from the beginning.
A young girl Aubrey, coming of age and sharing such a precious gift with the man she has always loved, only to have the moment destroyed so achingly. Then to have Love ripped away years later when her fiancé and his famil
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Leslie wrote a scintillating novel that I thoroughly enjoyed​. Declan and Aubrey's story is packed with love, angst, romance, passion, and a HEA. Great characters and fantastic storyline dynamics! Loved it. ...more
Lori Amey
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautifully written story and I fell in love with Declan and Aubrey from the beginning. Nothing was easy about their relationship but I was routing for them. I loved how the author made you feel like you were part of their journey. I felt many emotions while reading this book. I can't wait to read what comes next. This book is a must read and I highly recommend that you one click it as soon as possible. ...more
Nancy George
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautifully written story about second chances and love. Aubrey is still trying to recover her heart from 2 years ago. Declan is working in the area when they see each other for the first time in years. When they become roommates the fireworks have no choice but to explode. Steamy, heart wrenching and beautiful. Do not miss this book. I can not wait for Drews story.
Anna lost in stories *A*
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, contemporary
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review and I have to say I quite enjoyed it ;) in fact I enjoyed it so much, I read it in one afternoon ;) it's just... after I started it... before I knew what was happening I was already like 70% in and I needed to know how this story ends... but before I go into more details, let me explain something really quickly... it's not a love triangle... well... at least not in a way that the synopsis is suggesting... ;) it ...more
Terri Handschumacher
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
i went into this one blind, and i was glad that i did. it was going in blind that made it so that i was able to keep guessing what was going to happen next while reading. i liked how the characters worked together, and the friendship that Aubrey and Drew have hits close to home, so that was something that made me relate to this one on a personal level.
this story wasn't only one about two people finally coming together. this story was one of exceptence in things that happen in life. both Aubrey
This is an awesome read especially if you wish to read while being outside whether on the beach or your own backyard. From the moment I picked up this book, I could not put it down, it was that good. You will feel the emotions of the characters and I love that it was told from dual POVs. I truly think a book is better read when we get both sides of the story from all characters involved.

Aubrey and Drew are like two peas in a pod, they have been best friends since they were little kids and to th
Katy Birch
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Aubrey and Declan. I adore this couple. After many ups and downs in both their lifes, the secrets come out. They have both been secretly in love with each other for years and you are constantly rooting for them. Circumstances bring them together once more and they knock the hurdles clean out of the water.

A very sweet, emotional read that will stay with me.
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
I was given a complimentary e-copy of Let the Waves Come In in exchange for a review.

For much of her life, the one person Aubrey can count on to always support her in everything she does, is her best friend Drew. So far the pair has been the exception to the 'there's no way that a man and a woman can be best friends and nothing more' rule and there's no plans to ever change that. Even now, living on opposite sides of the country, their friendship is stronger than ever before.

And then there's Dre
Amber at WickedGoodReads
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, invites
*This book was received as an ARC by invitation of the author in exchange for an honest review*

Let The Waves Come In is the first book I have read by JL Leslie and to be honest up until this point I hadnt heard of her. I love discovering brand new to me authors so I was very excited to be contacted about this book. I went into it blind, reading no reviews or information ahead of time so the story could speak for itself.

Characters - the story centers around three characters really, at least in my
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
J.L. Leslie was featured as "Author of The Month" for May 2016! Check out my blog, theromancejunkie for more "Low Cost" & Kindle Unlimited romance book recommendations.

Aubrey Somers has been in love with her best friend’s brother, Declan Matthews since she was thirteen years old. Unfortunately, she believes that Declan will only ever see her as her annoying younger brothers best friend. Aubrey and Drew have a special friendship that few understand. They share everything. They talk/skype daily b
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-review
Firstly i would like to thank the author for giving me the honour of reading and reviewing this amazing book. This is the first book I've read from this author so i didn't know what to expect, but i have to say i loved this book. i loved the dual POV it let you get in both their heads

Ever since Aubrey was 13 she had a crush on her best friend Drews older brother Declan. On her 18th birthday she gives him the ultimate gift her virginity thinking this will bring them closer that he will finally be
Jessica Lewis
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Aisling Cooper
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was such a good read. I was able to connect with the characters and feel the different emotions they were feeling. Aubrey is living with guilt after an accident that she has convinced herself is her fault. She also still loves her best friends brother and always has done since she was younger.

Declan is struggling with PTSD after being in the army for a few years and also now takes a more back step role in the army is still called up for missions. When he meets Aubrey again after not s
T.M. Payne
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Book: Let The Waves Come In
Author: J.L. Leslie
Publication Date: 5/14/2016
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars


*May contain spoilers *
This story involves a woman and two brothers who both love her but in different ways. Aubrey has always been apart of Declan and Drews life but as she grows up she finds her heart belongs to Declan but he does not see her in that way. Drew her best friend and confidant. There is space and a few years between things and then Aubrey runs
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in one sitting. When I finished it was like I had been in the story with the characters and then I had to come back to my reality! I truly love a book that can take me away like that!

Aubrey and Declan are wonderful, complex, lovable characters that I connected with immediately. Their story is gorgeous, the angst is minimal but just enough to keep you hooked.

The story is well paced and nothing feels rushed. The characters are all intriguing and each play their part nicely to tell
Jo Smith
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an incredible journey this author takes you on in this story. It's addictive to the point of obsession as you ache hurt laugh scream and sigh with relief as you turn the pages. I don't like to rewrite the blurb on my reviews, but the characters are written with such an intricate weave into one another's lives with plots that keep you guessing the whole way through. It's packet but then has slow tender moments. The switching forward and back to different years is flawless. I was gutted when ...more
Amo & Sarah &
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by this author and I've really enjoyed it,

I was really getting tired of these insta romances, so this made a nice change. I did think Declan was a tool at first but then I grew to love his character. Aubrey started off great but as the book went on, her back and forth thing she was doing between her ex and Declan just did my head in and made me want to shake her.

All in all this was a really good read and one that I would recommend.

This book was given to me in r
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book. Just my kind of book. A lot of action and a great love story about a girl who after a terrible accident and a lot of struckle finely get her life back on track. And all of a sudden the two men who has meant the most to her is back in her life and she must make a choice. I really liked this book and I felt both sadness and happiness. It is written by a fantastic author and I am looking forward to read the next book in the series
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Declan and Aubry is such an amazing story! I thoroughly enjoyed the journey that they both took to come together. Everything was not rainbows and butterflies, but Declan made sure she made it through the rain.

Side note: I absolutely loved her relationship with Drew as well.
Kelly Tucker
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down!!!

I really thought this was going to be the standard best friends fall in love book but how wrong was I! So many twists and turns!!!

Loved all the characters so strong and full! Magical friendship going on!
Amy K  Hough
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved Loved Loved!! I love Declan!!! I cant wait for the next one. Must read book!!
Shayney Hardcastle
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review of this book.

Aubrey Somers has slowly gotten her life back on track after what happened two years ago. She may take an anti-depressant every day, see a therapist every other week and still lacks the confidence to drive, but that's okay. She has her dream job, even if it comes with a "bitchy" boss, a fantastic apartment and she's still in touch and very close to her best friend from childhood, Drew, even if they do
Tony Parsons
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Aubrey Somers (18, UCLA) & Drew Matthews (classmate, BMF, NYU, designs video games/websites) were best friends in HS.
After graduation they went their seperate ways.
After college Aubrey goes to work for Dawn as her personal stylist.
Aubrey has several sexual male partners, but love doesn’t seem to be in the air for her.
Declan Matthews (narrator, Drew’s brother, Aubrey’s BMF/roommate) does not help her personal matters either.

She also sees a therapist & takes medication for her depression.
Drew se
A. Hart
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I agreed to review this novel in exchange for an honest review.

I'm going to start with the fact that I enjoyed the book a lot! It was a really fun read and kept me interested. I was kept glued to the pages which is so important and makes the novel very enjoyable! I enjoyed the characters and found them to be very real people, which I loved.

This is a great book to pick up if your in need of a good, fun, interesting read. I am truly glad I read it and will be crushing on Declan (the lead guy) for
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I am a happily married mother of three (two boys and one girl). I live in a very small town in Alabama. Never lived anywhere else. I’ve been writing since my early twenties, but I couldn’t seem to finish a book. I’ve started self-publishing with the encouragement from my mom. Without her encouragement, I don’t think I would’ve done it. She always supported me and writing is something I’ve always e ...more

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