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Title: Letting Go
Series: Anchored Hearts, #1
Author: J.M. Witt
Genre: NA Contemporary
When your past threatens to destroy your future; how long will you hang on before Letting Go?
Cassidy Charles is picking up the pieces of her life after another terrible tragedy. The last thing she’s looking for is love. James bursting back into her life is the last thing she expected, but possibly everything she needs. She can’t deny the attraction, but can she get past the fact that he may be the reason she’s lost so much? He opens up a whole new world to her that she’s only dreamed about that she easily falls into. The result of her relationship with him reveals secrets from her past she thought were long forgotten.
James Benedict III, local playboy and successful real estate investor hasn’t stopped thinking about her since that fateful night all those months ago. He has her back in his life, but for how long? As more and more secrets from her past are revealed his own demons and tragedies loom overhead threatening to destroy everything he’s built and done for her. He wants her in his life, but because of him her world comes tumbling down, again.
Will they discover that the love they have is strong enough to survive everything and everyone trying to tear them apart before it’s too late?
“We were inspired by a sign we saw once in a store window. ‘You are the anchor that keeps my feet on the ground and I am the wings that keep your heart in the clouds’ or something like that. I was her anchor, she was my wings.
Letting Go captured my heart from the very beginning. Just after the first few chapters, I was crying my heart out feeling all broken and vulnerable. I had no idea what to expect after my “breakdown” and I never put the book down after that.
I felt an immediate connection with Cassidy from the get go. Although I cannot say I knew how she was feeling after the incident, I had an idea how she must have been feeling. I just lost a very close and dear friend a year ago almost to the day and my Dad passed away a couple weeks after that and my world just stopped revolving. It broke me to pieces that I don’t even remember much of what happened from that moment I found out until a few months after. Cassidy was definitely stronger that I was. She mourned, recovered, and moved on with her life slowly.
I can’t even say how much I admire James. Although at first I was skeptical about him and thought he was an asshole, I learned to like him. He somehow picked up the pieces of Cassidy’s still broken heart and slowly put it back together. His good looks, hot sex, and money didn’t hurt either. *wink wink*
Although it was erotic and had a hint of bdsm, JM was still able to make me feel all the deep emotions of each character. I didn’t pay much attention to the physical aspect of the many hot and steamy sex they had – to me it wasn’t a physical thing but more of a release of all the emotions built up inside. I don’t know if maybe it was because I could somehow relate to losing loved ones that it became an emotional read for me.
If I can describe Letting Go in one word, I wouldn’t be able to. There was so much more to it than just one word. It was deep, emotional, heartbreaking, inspiring, moving, and just…beautiful. I highly recommend it and I will definitely read the next instalment.
Books and Bindings was given a review copy of Letting Go by the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence or alter the thoughts and opinions of this review in any way.
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