Tuesday, November 11, 2014


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Letting Go by Molly McAdams

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author returns with a sizzling novel of love, loss, guilt, and forgiveness.
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?


4 stars

I adore Molly McAdams and her writing. She's a way of pulling us in, tearing out our hearts, and then slowly she puts us back together. This story, however, had a different effect on me. Did I love it? Absolutely. Did I cry? Nope, not one time. Did my heart strings get pulled? Not so much. However, I was fully enthralled with this book.

Grey loses the love of her life, Ben, 3 days before her wedding. She is incapable of moving on in her life. If it wasn't for their lifelong best friend, Jagger, she wouldn't have survived the two years following Ben's death. Jagger was with her daily, keeping her going, letting her cry, giving her a shoulder, just being there.

Jagger, who in my opinion is one of the most selfless book boyfriends I've met. He's always loved Grey. He's always been her rock, her protector, her friend, and her confidante.  He's always kept his feelings to himself, so he thought, so not to hurt his best friends or come between their relationship. He often dreamed and thought of being able to make Grey his and finally after years of taking the high road, being the good friend, and allowing Grey to grieve Ben for two years he finally told her how he feels. He's in love with her. Has been since he was 13 years old. Hell, he still has the note to prove it.

Jagger and Grey both continuously deal with the guilt they both feel over their relationship. Jagger because he's always loved her and Grey because she feels like maybe she's cheating on Ben.  There are a lot of revelations throughout the book. We meet each member of Jagger's and Grey's families. We see true and real emotions. Once all the secrets are revealed you understand more of why some of the family members treat Grey like they do; why they questioned her moving on and finding love elsewhere.

This is a story of moving on and letting go. Grey embodies true heartbreak and pain but she's able to move on from that and let go of the relationship she thought she had with Ben to move forward with the real true love of her life, Jagger.

About the Author:
Molly McAdams grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry daughter. Her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling and long walks on the beach, which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. When she's not at work, she can be found hiding out in her bedroom surrounded by her laptop, cell, Kindle and fighting over the TV remote. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies, fried pickles and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm...or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren't really happening.

Molly's Website: http://www.mollysmcadams.com

Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1tugTnj

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