I am so excited to be a part of the LETTING GO Blog Tour on its release date. I loved meeting Grey and Jagger in the first book in this new series by Molly McAdams. Their love story was sad and sweet and so very complicated.
For my stop on the tour I will be sharing my thoughts about LETTING GO, so I won’t ramble about it any more in this intro. I also have a nice long excerpt from the prologue and first chapter to share. And the tour also includes a giveaway for a couple of awesome prizes. You can check it all out below.
About Letting Go
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?
Note: This review is based on an eARC received from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.
LETTING GO is romantic and sexy and sweet and sad and a totally delectable read. The love story is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. The characters – Grey and Jagger – are ones you can’t help but root for, even if at first you are a little bit in love with the idea of Grey and Ben. The story is angst- and tension-filled, with a few twists that might come as a surprise and one that, if you did not see it coming, will be jaw-dropping.
Grey and Jagger are the best of friends. They’ve known each other for most of their lives. They’ve been through everything together. Including the loss of Grey’s fiancé and Jagger’s friend Ben just days before the wedding.
But when a secret comes to light, one that everyone but Grey seems to have known, it could destroy their friendship in an instant. Because how can Grey be just friends with someone who is in love with her, and has been for as long as they’ve known her? How can she be more than friends with someone who she’d never thought of as anything but a friend? And how can she even think of loving someone that isn’t Ben?
Told from Grey and Jagger’s points of view, readers will get to know and fall in love with both characters before the story’s end. They’ll get to see just how lost Grey is, how much she needs Jagger as a friend and more, and how strong she really is. They’ll learn just how Jagger really feels, what he’s willing to do for the woman he loves, and what he’s willing to give up for her.
Molly McAdams created a love story that was messy and complicated and real. She put seemingly insurmountable obstacles in the way of her characters’ happiness. She made them deal with loss, doubt, fear, guilt, and even blackmail. She made them fight for what they wanted. She made no promise to them or to readers that there would be a fairy-tale ending.
LETTING GO is a story about love and loss and finding love again with someone who has been right there all along. It’s bittersweet, it’s moving, it’s heartrending, it’s enchanting. It will put readers on an emotional roller coaster as Grey and Jagger’s happily-ever-after seems to be forever out of reach. There is some heat, there is some humor, there is a captivating story with lovable and despicable characters, moments that will shock, and an ending that will more than satisfy. It is a wonderful start to this new series.
About Molly McAdams
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.
The tour includes a couple of awesome giveaway prizes…
- GRAND PRIZE: $50 gift certificate to an e-tailer of your choice (Amazon, iBooks or B&N) AND print copies of TAKING CHANCES, FROM ASHES, STEALING HARPER, DECEIVING LIES, CAPTURING PEACE, FIFTY FIRST TIMES, FORGIVING LIES and SHARING YOU by Molly McAdams
- RUNNER-UP PRIZE: Print copies of TAKING CHANCES, FROM ASHES, STEALING HARPER, DECEIVING LIES, CAPTURING PEACE, FIFTY FIRST TIMES, FORGIVING LIES and SHARING YOU by Molly McAdams
**Giveaway is US ONLY and ends November 21st**
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