{Review & Blog Tour Stop} Letting Go by Molly McAdams

Posted November 18, 2014 by Book Lit Love in Authors L-Q, Book Tours, MY REVIEWS / 0 Comments

{Review & Blog Tour Stop} Letting Go by Molly McAdams

{Review & Blog Tour Stop} Letting Go by Molly McAdams Letting Go by Molly McAdams
Series: Thatch #1
Published by Harper Collins on November 4th 2014
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 336
Format: eARC

How do you let go of the past when your dreams of the future are shattered?When Grey and Ben fell in love at thirteen, they believed they'd be together forever. They never dreamed that three days before their wedding, twenty-year-old Ben would suddenly die from an unknown heart condition, destroying his would-be-bride's world. Grey would have spent the next two years simply going through the motions if it hadn't been for their best friend, Jagger. 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. While everyone else worries over Grey's fragility, Jagger is the only one who sees her strength, and vows to always be there for her—even if it's only as her best friend. As much as he wants Grey, he knows her heart will always be with Ben. But when Grey finds out that Jagger has loved her since before he even knew what love was, it might prove to be too much for her to handle.Grey soon realizes that their chemistry is undeniable and that 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?


Molly McAdams writes a book. Dam it. There should be a disclosure saying, “Tissues needed before proceeding.” I don’t even know where to begin with Letting Go, the narrative really drew everything out of me and left me with an ice-cream eating book hangover. The narrative was full of heart that outpoured more than words can describe.

“Life hurts; there are parts of life that are so major that they’ll change you completely. We’re all on this giant roller coaster and you never know when you’re going to go down, or just how far down you’ll actually have to go. But those drops and those climbs are what make us, and make our life what it’s supposed to be—whether it hurts or not.”

The emotionally-tear-jerking novel follows Grey, as she merely exists after the death of her fiancée (Ben) days before their wedding. The narrative picks up two-years after the tragic death, where we see Grey graduate from college and move back to Thatch, her home-town with Ben’s best friend Jagger.

What can I say about Jagger! Man, is this guy the heart and soul of the book, I loved how Molly intertwines and creates characters like Jagger. Jagger was Ben’s best friend and apparent to everyone apart from Grey, he loves Grey in more than the platonic sense. Knowing he can’t replace Ben and he will not hold a candle to Grey’s love to Ben, the narrative develops as Grey’s friends rally to tell her about Jagger’s feelings in a bid for her to move forward in life.

The narrative takes so many emotionally charged moments and glides them with pure heart, as one can expect from Molly. Grey & Jagger’s bond truly astonished me and left me with a full heart full of the wonder of how love like theirs can be created with such brilliance, like Molly has created. The battle of emotions and the memory of Ben are battled with throughout the novel, with skeletons and mistakes in the path of the brilliant narrative.

“The right time isn’t set by any rules society makes; the right time is when you’re ready for it—whatever it may be. And right now is the right time for me to make up for all the lost time with Jag, and start my life with him.”

So if that made any sense to anyone reading, as I tried to digest all my feelings with Letting Go. I implore you to take a chance on Letting Go, if you love emotional reads this is for you. There is no cheating, it is pure heart with the narrative, Jagger is the hero and everyone needs a friends & partner like him. I definitely will be getting a paperback just to have it on my shelve, as a long standing memory of the magical memory Molly McAdams has created with Letting Go.



{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

Molly’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/MollySMcAdams

Molly’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MollyMcAdams

Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1tugTnj


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