Saturday, November 26, 2016

Letting Go by Molly McAdams

Author: Molly McAdams
Publisher: William Morrow
Date of publication: November 2014

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?

When is comes to this author, I am usually hot or cold.  Usually I either love it or I hate it.  Letting Go actually fell somewhere in between.  I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it.  It ended up being just an OK read for me.  Grey, Ben and Jagger had been best friends since they were little.  Ben and Grey were supposed to get married. His sudden death changed everything.  Jagger had always been in love with Grey, but Ben got to her first.

I was  bit underwhelmed by this one.  I think that it was a bit too angsty for my taste.  The loss of a loved one is difficult and I did feel badly for both Grey and Jagger. The guilt over their feelings was misguided, but understandable.  I was rooting for them.  In fact, their relationship was the best part of the book.  It was the rest of it that I didn't care for.  The stalker, Jagger's mother, and the conflict with his sister made it all a bit over the top. It was just a little too much packed into the story. There is a little twist in the end that was a surprise.  I'll probably continue with the series as I would love to read about the other characters.  I just hope they have better covers than this one.  Whoever approved that one was not paying attention!

1 comment:

Penelope Sanchez said...

I have been a fan of Molly for years. Letting Go didn't disappoint me at all! It had just the right amount of emotions and for a semi love triangle you really love both men in Grey's life. Sometimes authors don't express the full emotions or the steps of grief. Well Molly nailed it!

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