Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ARC Review: Letting Go by Jessica Ruddick

Title: Letting Go
Author: Jessica Ruddick
Genre: New Adult
Length: 284 pages
Release Date: May 2015
ISBN: 9781633752689
Imprint: Embrace


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How long do you hold on?…
 
Cori Elliott likes order. Her schedule, her social life…even her GPA is perfect. Then she finds out her high school boyfriend’s death wasn’t an accident-it was suicide. The devastating revelation is enough to fracture her perfectly structured life, sending Cori in a downward spiral of self-doubt and impulsive decisions.
And right into the arms of Luke Evans.
But Cori’s life isn’t perfect anymore. In fact, it’s all coming apart. The only way she can save herself is to let go of everything-including the girl she used to be. Even if it means losing the one guy who might just be perfect for her in the process…

MY REVIEW
Cori Elliot was the girl who had it all in high school: the perfect, attentive boyfriend, the pageants, the good grades, and the best friend a girl could ask for. Now in her sophmore year of college, Cori is struggling to move on from her boyfriend's suicide.

When Cori meets Luke she is filled with guilt over the feelings she begins to have for him, but realizes that it's time for her to move on. Although that is easier said then done. While with Luke, she tries to keep her past to herself, at least where Tyler is concerned, but as everyone knows secrets have a way of coming to light. 


Will Cori be able to move on from Tyler's death and the responsibility she feels for it or will she ruin her relationship with Luke once and for all?

Letting Go is the tale of first loves, true loves, and letting go to move on. This story will tug on your heart strings and put you on an emotional roller coaster as Cori wades through her past and her future relationships. 

I genuinely liked the story although there were a few times I wanted to shake some sense into Cori. Even with that though, I liked Cori's character and thought she was strong in the way she handled the things thrown her way. Her best friend was supportive and sometimes had to show her some tough love but Cori needed to hear it. As for Luke, I absolutely loved him and thought he was the perfect guy. He is such a book boyfriend: sweet, handsome, intelligent and bonus points for him listening to classical music and driving a cool jeep. 

The plot is gut-wrenching and emotional, but sweet and romantic. Letting Go is the perfect book about moving on with your life and shows that it's okay to move on and although it may be with someone else, you can still hold the memories of the past dear to you as long as you don't let them hold you back.

*FIVE STARS!*

I received this book via Entangled Publishing in exchanged for an HONEST review.

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