Letting GoTitle:  Letting Go
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Author:  Jessica Ruddick
Genre:  New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 26, 2015
Publisher:  Entangled
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

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.

Read on for my thoughts on Letting Go.  No true spoilers, promise.

Letting Go is a wonderful story about normal people going through life.  It was refreshing to read a story about life happening with no over the top plot devices, no last minute saves from out of left field – just normal people dealing with extraordinary circumstances.

Cori had an argument with her boyfriend shortly before his car accident.  Within her grief she also is carrying guilt as she feels if they had not had a fight he might not have wrecked.  When his death is ruled a suicide, her world is even further tilted.

Cori is becoming overwhelmed with life, classes, tuition due, stress and a suicide that still makes no sense.  The trouble is within Cori, she holds everything in tightly and until she can start letting go of the girl, the expectations of life she once had she’s going to remain in a kind of limbo.  When Luke comes into her life offering friendship and more they are a natural fit.  Slowly Cori will learn how to let go, it might not be a fast or even an easy journey but a better future is at the end.

Letting Go is emotional, touching and realistic.  Not every person has to be a super star, the world is made up of normal people dealing with life as it comes along.  I enjoyed this story.  I laughed, cried and felt the emotions roll over me.  Pick this one up and simply enjoy.

*I received an e-ARC of Letting Go) from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

~Any review is just one person’s opinion. You might feel the same or totally different. The only way  to know for certain is for you to read it. This was my opinion of this particular book.~

Letting Go is available for the Kindle