Melissa Collins is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Love series. Studying literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books with her students. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel, and her head filled with the passion, angst, and laughter of the characters about whom she read. Melissa lives in New York.