Friday, November 14, 2014

Review: LETTING GO by Molly McAdams

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Molly McAdams has created a heartfelt story of love and loss and love again.  Two years ago Grey and Jagger lost their best friend, and Grey's fiancee Ben. Grey had a difficult time coping with the loss, but Jagger was never far from her side.  When Jagger's true feelings for Grey come out, she is at first shocked, but soon discovers that maybe it's time to move on, though guilt is strong on her mind as she isn't sure if she is betraying Ben's memory.

I loved the characters that Ms. McAdams has created. They are multidimensional and very complex. There are so many emotions that passed through me as I read LETTING GO. Sadness, anger, guilt, happiness, and contentment were all things I felt as I read the story. 

Jagger and Grey are so good for each other in their love, and Jagger's sweet understanding of Grey in her grief and his patience as he waits for her to discover her feelings.  Grey's family is wonderful, while Jagger's family is broken, but I loved his sister, Charlie and hope that she can find her HEA someday.

Most people are happy that Grey is finally able to move on, though there are a few that find her actions selfish. Ms. McAdams threw me for a loop though with a bombshell that comes toward the end of the story.  Something that I never saw coming.

This was my first Molly McAdams's book, but it will not be my last.  I look forward to discovering more of her characters and the world she puts them in.

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?

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.

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