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Perfectly Lonely

(Let Me In #2)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  33 reviews
On a business trip to Vegas, Layla Sands confesses a secret that wasn’t hers to tell, in this enticing follow up novel from Jessica Marin.

I’ve loved and lost. Now I lose myself in mindless sex, drinking and work, anything to pass the time and fill the void that I feel. Another drink, another guy…until Chase Wilson. He’s not what I expect, turns out he’s also not who I thou
Published August 23rd 2018 by Jessica Marin
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Aug 23, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Brandy Roberts
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thought Perfectly Lonely was a good read it would be the first book that I've had the pleasure of reading , even though this is the second book in the let me in series it can be read as a standalone with some minor spoilers that have occurred in the heartbreak warfare . My heart really went out to the characters and the challenges that they had to face , how they dealt with said challenges tore me up . Really like how the emotions were written and how they as a reader make you feel . Recommend ...more
Kelly Brock
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chase and Layla

I have to start off by saying this is probably one of the most talented writers I’ve ever had the joy of reading. She truly encompasses every emotional aspect in her stories. I feel happiness, heat, angst, frustration, joy, and anger. It was beautiful from the first page to the last.

Layla is a widower and the woman is a hot mess. I wanted in equal parts to console her and shake her. I wanted so badly for her to wake up and fight. Sadly, Layla was a work in progress. She uses men a
Tina Lee Harris
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars

This is book 2 in the Let Me In series by Author Jessica Marin but you do not need to have read book 1 to know what is happening in the story. Author Jessica Marin is able to provide enough back story that you will not be lost. Although I would recommend that you download book 1 and enjoy this new author's stories. I am looking forward to book 3 in this series. And future books by the author.

Layla. Oh Layla. She was a hot mess but sexy as hell. She has it all it seems but she is drowning
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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After Heartbreak Warfare, I was MORE than ready for Chase and Layla’s emotional whirlwind of a story. And while I still love Cal (❤), Chase... MMMMmmmMMM!

Once again I am blown away with the writing, and have to remind myself that this is Jessica’s second... as in TWO... book and I love how she writes. You really want to immerse yourself into the world and be lifelong friends with the characters... Richard LOL! But I digress, back to Perfectly Lonely...

Living in his self imposed purgatory, Chase
Sassy Southern
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Perfectly lonely is the second book in the Let Me In series. It definitely needs to be read after book 1 because it picks up pretty much where the first story left off. This time though we get to hear Layla's story.

The story really had me on the edge wondering what was going to happen. Layla meets Chase in book one but we really don't get to hear much more about him until this book. After losing her husband Layla is spiraling out of control and finally realizes that she needs to start taking bet
Sherry Haynes
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Perfectly Lonely is the second book in the series and can be a standalone but would spoil so much of Heartbreak Warfare that I would recommend the series be read in order. Plus this book overlaps some of book one so it is good to visualize the bigger picture.

When I read Heartbreak Warfare, I was hoping to see Layla and Chase to get another opportunity at finding their second chance. Miscommunication, secrets, alcohol and a one night stand had possibly ruined what could have been something great
Fiona Fog
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Layla has been on a path of self destruction since losing the love of her life. Charlie her late husband. She’s never really recovered.

Her friends have tried to intervene and help her but until Layla realises herself that she deserves more and that she can find love again she will continue on this path.

Meeting Chase again though brings everything back. The drunken hookup and the night she told him her friends secret, not knowing who he actually was.

Chase is fighting his own demons. Running fro
Laid-back Book Bitches
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. This book can be read as a standalone, I intend to go back and read the first book. I was not lost at all. My heart broke for Layla and Chase. These two are both going through grief and pain. This book is a emotional rollercoaster you will not want to get off of. Will these two be able to heal each other? I was drawn in right away, I could not put this book down. I cannot stress how much of a must read this book is. Everyone should read this book. You will not be sorry I can p ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in this amazing series, and is Layla and Chase’s story. Both of these characters are working through grief and pain, yet can they heal each other? No spoilers; this is a definite must read, you will not be disappointed! This is a beautifully written story from this extremely talented author, and is filled with emotion, angst, love, and is a steamy and healing story. I was totally intrigued and captivated throughout, and cannot wait to read more from this author, and I hig ...more
Brienne Mahaffey
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Better than the first!!

After loosing the love of her life Layla is scared to start having feelings again especially not for Chase. But when he declares he will make her love him she doesn’t know what to think. Can she love someone who betrayed her?

Was such a good story I love Chase, doing something he doesn’t really like to try to save the family business which is failing due to an aweful father.
Emma Johnston
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic 5 star read from Jessica Marin. This one was slightly different than book one, there was lots more emotion than the first. But Layla and Chase were brilliant characters and it was great to see the previous characters again.

Will definitely be looking out for more from this author!
Layne Morrill
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lots of emotions in this book!

I loved getting more of Cal and Jenna's story in this book; but also loved learning more about Layla and her past and what she needs to over come for herself in order to succeed.

I just thought Chase was the obnoxious papperazi his whole life but I was proven wrong. He also has his demons to overcome.

Will they overcome their demons and be happy again? Enjoy!!

Sooooo excited for #3!!!
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved reading Layla's story! It's very easy to find yourself feeling sorry for her for everything she's been through and wanting to shake some sense into her at the same time. Robert as usual is always comedy relief and a dose of the truth when its needed. I'm really hoping there is a third book as I want to know what's up with the nanny and Seth, and I have my suspicions on the death threats, but I need to know if I'm right! This series is the first I've read of Jessica Marin and I have to say ...more
Mona williams
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
wow what a emotional book! she lost the love of her life! so its sex and booze to lose herself in. than she meets him. he wants more than just one night stand. he wont be second best. you have to read to find out what happens.
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second instalment in the Let Me In Series and it is Layla and Chase's story which picks up where we left off in Book 1 Heartbreak Warfare. After loosing the love of her life Layla is scared to start living again and to put herself out there especially not for Chase who she has a bit of rough history with. Underneath hos rough obnoxious exterior Chase has his own demons to fight which in turn makes for a beautifully captivating story with lots of emotions, love, healing and angst not ...more
Wendy Porter
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Layla’s story is sad and lonely story. Having self doubts and tradgey in her life makes her make the wrong choices. when it comes out that Chase is the photographer who she told the story of Jenna’s to everything starts to make sense. We also get to find out more about Jenna and Cal story. I loved this series so far the characters feel like i know them and every emotion they go through. Highly recommend as must read series that you will fall in love with and have you wanting more.
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 is Layla and Chase's story. So much emotion in this book; Jessica really knows how to write romance! Another page turner with great flow and a wonderful plot.
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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5+ stars

*ebook generously provided by the author and I'm leaving an honest review*

This is deep, soulful, emotional, heartfelt, angsty read with all the feels and learning how to te chances. The writing just flowed and had me engrossed to the story from start to finish wanting to find out what happens next. I enjoyed every single minute of it and never wanted it to end. I loved that it was written in dual POV. It was well developed, well written and thought out. It was sweet, angsty and steamy. T
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Layla isn't having an easy time in life, in fact, she's a complete mess. She just wants to be numb from her pain, so she uses alcohol & men for that purpose, and it's doing her no favors. Chase is busy cleaning up his father's mess, and it's taking a toll on him, especially since he's also trying to fix a broken family consisting of his mother & brother, after his father's betrayal & death. Can these two people with each of their own grief, heal each other together? Perfectly Lonely ...more
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Rating: ★★★★★ Steam: ♨♨♨♨ Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY
REVIEW: Oh where do I start with this one, it was easy and tough for me to read because: the heroine is a little destructive in a way, as in irresponsible. Once of course I started reading and getting the bigger picture i totally understood why. My heart broke for her at that moment because I could have only imagine the pain of what she went through and lived with her whole life. To LOVE and to LOST! That's t
Jade Violet
Although this book is stated as can be read as a standalone, I would encourage anyone who wants to really be in the know and enjoy character growth to read this as part of a series. After all, the book is titled (Let Me In, Book 2)...

To the book itself: all the favorite characters are back and Jessa and Cal's story continues. Robert is just as hysterical as in the first and Avery is precocious as hell. We also have some pop ins with Sean Lindsay which kind of teases the next book.

This book howev
Book Catharsis
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You have to love yourself first

I am so much happier with the ending of this one than book 1. In book 1 I felt Jenna didn’t stand her ground about having a healthy and mature relationship, but the glimpses we saw of her and Cal in this book proved that they moved past that and are happy now, which I was grateful for. Unlike Jenna, in book 2, Layla demanded that she and Chase both work on themselves so they can have a healthy relationship. I was so proud of her for having the strength to face the
Amanda  B Gillespie
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Let Me In series, and is Layla and Chase’s story. Both of these characters are damaged and broken but the question is are they recoverable and will they be a positive impact to each other or just continue to year each other down? Layla is working through the grief of her husband from a few years prior. She can't get past the idea that it's ok to let go and move on. Chase is running from the demons his father left behind in a stocking winery. Though they want each o ...more
melanie allen
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I couldn’t wait to start Layla and Chase’s story after reading about them in Heartbreak Warfare you knew that there story would be emotional. Jessica has captured every emotion you can think of with this book. Chase sexy hot and emotional scared from his past that he hasn’t dealt with, then here Layla emotionally unavailable on a destructive path. Can these two people find happiness with each other. I have truly enjoyed both books in the series so far and can’t wait to see what the author brings ...more
L Cherry
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was excited to read Layla and chase’s story. From book one in the series I really did not anticipate Chase being Layla’s romantic interest. There was certainly a lot to overcome from Chase’s original deceit. The story does pick up right where part one left off but you could read it as a stand alone. The heat between Layla and Chase is off the charts. All of the genuine effort Chase makes to woo Layla back to him is so sweet that you may find yourself angry at Layla’s refusal to forgive things ...more
Aug 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-2018, august-2018
*Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

The author is very talented. I was just unable to connect with the story. It was probably because I didn't the first book. It would have given me a better background on this one. Layla is a widower. She lost the love her life. She didn't know how to cope or how to feel. She ended up using men and alcohol to make her feel again. Chase is a paparazzi and has a bad history with Layla and wants to make amends with her. He tries to help Layla with de
Erica Bowen
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic Second Book

This book has everything you want in a romance book. It flowed wonderfully and Chase and Layla were amazing well rounded characters! The way this author wrote about love and loss was perfection. You need to one click this fantastic second book from this author!!!!!
Amber Goodwin
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the series and was a great read. I was worried as I read the prologue but loved how Layla took charge of her life. No longer wallowing in grief but moving forward with the one person who she should not want. Chase shattered her friends life but therr is something about him that Layla can't resist. This is a great read. I look forward to the next book!
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great read

Jessica Marin does it again, book 2 continues to build the characters that were introduced in book one. Marin’s writing style makes you feel you know the characters and makes it easy to lose yourself in her books. Layla and Chase both have demons, the question is does love or the demons win in the end.
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Jessica Marin began her love affair with books at a young age from encouragement of her Grandma Shirley. She has always dreamed of being an author and finally made her dreams of writing happily ever after stories a reality. She currently resides in Tennessee with her husband, children and fur babies. When she is not hanging out with her family, she loves watching a good movie, going dancing with t ...more

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Let Me In (3 books)
  • Heartbreak Warfare (Let Me In, Book 1)
  • Edge of Desire (Let Me In, Book 3)