Friday, November 7, 2014

Review: Letting Go by Molly McAdams

Letting Go
by Molly McAdams

Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Grey and Ben fell in love at thirteen and believed they’d be together forever. But three days before their wedding, the twenty-year-old groom-to-be suddenly died from an unknown heart condition, destroying his would-be-bride’s world. If it hadn’t been for their best friend, Jagger, Grey never would have made it through those last two years to graduation. He’s the only one who understands her pain, the only one who knows what it’s like to force yourself to keep moving when your dreams are shattered. Jagger swears he’ll always be there for her, but no one has ever been able to hold on to him. He’s not the kind of guy to settle down.

It’s true that no one has ever been able to keep Jagger—because he’s only ever belonged to Grey. While everyone else worries over Grey’s fragility, he’s the only one who sees her strength. Yet as much as he wants Grey, he knows her heart will always be with Ben. Still they can’t deny the heat that is growing between them—a passion that soon becomes too hot to handle. But admitting their feelings for each other means they’ve got to face the past. Is being together what Ben would have wanted . . . or a betrayal of his memory that will eventually destroy them both?

Kritters Thoughts:  In the first chapter, the reader is hooked - Grey is three days away from her wedding and her fiance is on the golf course with his buddies and his heart gives out and he is gone.  Thankfully Grey and Ben were part of a threesome, friends that is, and Jagger is willing to step up and help her cope with her loss and get her through the last two years of their college career.  But things change when they graduate and head back to their small hometown - as they should!

Grey and Jagger take turns narrating the story and thank goodness - it took this book to the next level.  I completely loved hearing both sides of their story and to hear how they both react to the same situation was awesome.  I also loved that since they grew up together and they headed back to that town, all of their family members were able to be a part of the story and their families couldn't be more different.  I find it thankfully realistic when the characters each have different family quirks and it is nice to see that no matter what home you come from, a friendship can still form.  

The darn twist at the end just made the book for me - not expected and completely loved it!  

The first book in a series and if anyone knows how many will be in this series, I would love to know!  

As a side note - I think this book is classified in the new adult genre and I tend to stay away from those because I don't always feel that the book has a story beyond the sexy times - NOT SO with this book, it had a full storyline and the sexy times were in just the right time and place.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2014 Challenge: 61 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Edelweiss.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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