Lissa's Review: The Moment of Letting Go by J.A. Redmerski
Reviewer Purchase Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Released: August 11th 2015 Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance Length: 400 pages Format: eBook, Paperback, Audio Add to Goodreads Buy Links Amazon | iBooks | Kobo
Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads Synopsis You can follow the rules or you can follow your heart… THE MOMENT OF LETTING GO Sienna Murphy never does anything without a plan. And so far her plans have been working. Right after college, she got a prestigious job and gained the stability she’d always craved—until work takes her to the sun-drenched shores of Oahu and places her in the path of sexy surfer Luke Everett. For the first time, she lets her heart take control. Drawn to his carefree charm, she makes a spontaneous and very un-Sienna-like decision to drop everything and stay in Hawaii for two more weeks. Luke lives fast and wild. When he meets Sienna, he’s convinced that some no-strings-attached fun is just what she needs. As their nights quickly turn from playful to passionate, Luke can’t deny the deep connection he feels. But there’s a reason Luke doesn’t do long-term. He can’t promise Sienna forever, when the enormity of his past has shown him just how fragile the future can be. Five (++) Boundless Stars I had no idea this book existed. I’ve loved JA’s work before, so when I saw it. I instantly bought it. There’s an art I think, of really capturing two people coming together. Facing their fears with one another and letting go. I honestly, couldn’t put this book down. I felt everything they felt, every stealing glance. Every moment, they wanted to second guess their situation. That feeling of wanting to run but not running, just being confused as to why. A connection with someone, isn’t something you can deny. Sometimes it’s hard to describe a feeling such as this, but there’s a song - written by Taylor Swift, You Are In Love, that would describe how I felt reading this story. Sienna and Luke on the outside are completely different. But in some ways their a lot a like. Their very passionate for the things they love. Though, at times holding those last bit of secrets from each other. The writing in this book, is perfect beyond words. There’s a style, there’s this sense of euphoria. I felt it, I felt like I lived these moments with them. I didn’t want to let go either. "Have you ever had that feeling." She goes on. "When you know deep down that you should do something? Like if you don't do it, you'll regret it for the rest of your life?" When you learn about the tragedy that haunts one of them. You wonder how their even sane. It’s beyond tragic and heartbreaking. But when you come to the realization that you would never be okay with something. That you don’t want to change someone, that you would have to let them go and be free. This story was difficult, it was heartbreaking to me. What all of these characters had been through. it pulls at your soul. This is a story that I feel is like a masterpiece. It’s beautifully written, it tells a story of two people but not just about those two people. It’s about the loss you may have at some point, that sometimes were afraid to fly. But there’s more to life then worrying about what could happen. "A sweet silence that says more than anything I could every say with words. I never want to leave this bed. I never want to leave his arms." If I could give this book a million stars, I would.