TITLE - Letting Love Go
AUTHOR - Katharina Leboeuf
(Releases April 18th)
Seven years ago, high school sweethearts Emma and Ryan were torn apart in the most shocking and unexpected way.
Over the years, Emma Leroux has learned to survive by building walls around her damaged heart. Exploited and betrayed by those closest to her, grieving the loss of her father and never really letting go of her first love has Emma at a new low in her life.
Desperate for a fresh start, Emma decides to go on a week-long vacation with a friend. Along with a change in scenery, she finds a new strength in herself and may also have found the one person who can open a door she thought was forever closed.
Justin finds himself at a crossroads in his life and he’s intent on making a fresh start. When he sees Emma for the first time, he knows she’s the one he’s been waiting for to walk into his life. Tearing down Emma’s walls isn’t as easy as he hoped it would be, but he’s not going to let her slip away without a fight.
After serving his time in the military and finishing his MBA, Ryan returns home to New Orleans. He has never given up on the dream that he and Emma could resurrect what they’ve lost. He’s determined to find her and win her back.
Will Justin be the one to help mend her damaged heart? Can this new relationship survive the shadows of their pasts, or will Ryan change everything?
**This book ends in a cliffhanger.
Conclusion will be in Letting Love In, Damaged Heart Series-Book 2**
“The title speaks for itself, 3 stars”
If you're reading Letting Love Go then you should have read Pieces of Us, this is Ryan and Emma’s story. Ryan and Emma fell hard when they were kids and years later they are still holding torch for the other. Only they don’t know that.
Emma decides it's time to move on, she's too young to be this jaded. Only since Ryan she has had craptastic taste in men. Since the death of her father and the loss of Ryan, she lost herself. This is her journey of not only self discovery but possible journey of love.
Ryan came back to New Orleans because he felt like that's where he needed to be. He promised himself he would check in on Emma and if he saw she was happy he wouldnt interfere. Is Emma really happy or is his mind playing tricks on him.
I liked the concept of the story going in, but it got really weird for me. Letting Love Go isn't just in Ryan and Emma's POV, but also Justin's, who's Emma's love interest. It was hard in a way to keep everyone straight.
There are going to be two more books in the series and I’m curious on how she's going to write those.
Will Emma and Ryan each get their own story, or will we keep going back and forth? I will say that Letting Love Go is the perfect example on why communication is key.
Writing style- 3/5