To wrap up our Release Day Blitz, here's my review for The Moment of Letting Go
The Moment of Letting Go by J.A. Redmerski
Publication Date: August 11, 2015
You can follow the rules or you can follow your heart…
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
Jessica Redmerski has done it again! She has always managed to blow me
away with her writing whether it was in her Darkwoods Trilogy, the Edge
of Never series, or the In the Company of Killers series. This book is
no exception. Jessica has such an amazing talent, and knows just how to
put a smile on your face while you read. From the very beginning of
this novel, you know you're in for an exciting adventure, one filled
with romance and excitement. I finished this book in one sitting
because I never wanted to stop reading Luke and Sienna's story.
Everything about this book is perfection to me, and it also has a
message that everyone needs to remember. The message is this: always
take risks because you never know what will happen; even when life is
getting crazy and stressful, just take a minute to appreciate where you
are, and what's around you, and let go of your troubles.
my favorite aspects of this novel was the characters. You fall in love
with Luke immediately. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love
him. Suffice to say, he's a new book boyfriend. He was also a very
realistic character. Because we get to read from his POV, we do have a
much better insight into his character. I really think the dual POV
added a great element to this story, because it was important to see the
story from Luke's perspective. You know there is a story behind what
he's doing and why he's doing certain things, but when it all comes out,
you're heart just breaks for him. Sienna is a character you'll love
instantly as well. She was funny, witty, and just like Luke, realistic.
I could relate to Sienna in many ways (and I think a lot of people
will too) because she is very goal-oriented (so much that this can get
in the way of her life in general), and she also has her own mind.
Sienna never once gave into Luke and always stuck with what she
believed. She listened to both her mind and her heart.
the beauty behind both Luke and Sienna's characters is that they are
both flawed in certain ways, and through their relationship, they help
each other grow and become more. Luke and Sienna are perfectly
imperfect, and that's what makes them the best couple. As a couple,
they balance each other out, and accept each other for who the other is.
Luke and Sienna's relationship had its highs and its lows, and Jessica
captured what a real relationship is like perfectly. You can't deny
the chemistry between them though, and they definitely have some steamy
scenes. But those scenes were gorgeously written and never overshadowed
the plot. Again, Jessica balanced the sexy times scenes with the plot
The side characters were also just as loveable as the
main characters, and they weren't just pushed to the side. They had a
role in the story, and were featured often. I would love to read more
about them in the future actually because they were an excellent element
in this story.
Set against one of the most beautiful backdrops imaginable, The Moment of Letting Go
is a light romance that is the perfect summer read. Filled with
adventure, excitement, and excellent writing, you will not want to miss
out on this new story from Jessica Redmerski!
I was given a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Happy reading :)