Letting Go (Thatch #1) by Molly McAdams
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow
Age Group: New Adult
Summary: Grey and Ben fell in love at thirteen and believed they’d be together forever. But three days before their wedding, the twenty-year-old groom-to-be suddenly died from an unknown heart condition, destroying his would-be-bride’s world. If it hadn’t been for their best friend, Jagger, Grey never would have made it through those last two years to graduation. He’s the only one who understands her pain, the only one who knows what it’s like to force yourself to keep moving when your dreams are shattered. Jagger swears he’ll always be there for her, but no one has ever been able to hold on to him. He’s not the kind of guy to settle down.
It’s true that no one has ever been able to keep Jagger—because he’s only ever belonged to Grey. While everyone else worries over Grey’s fragility, he’s the only one who sees her strength. Yet as much as he wants Grey, he knows her heart will always be with Ben. Still they can’t deny the heat that is growing between them—a passion that soon becomes too hot to handle. But admitting their feelings for each other means they've got to face the past. Is being together what Ben would have wanted . . . or a betrayal of his memory that will eventually destroy them both?
My Thoughts: I think this was my first Molly McAdams book. I don’t think I've read anything by her before. I do have several of her books on my TBR pile though.
As I started reading Letting Go, I found myself liking it a lot. But, by the middle I started to become a little uninterested. I just wanted to know what was going to happen and it felt really drawn out. Its not a bad thing, but since I’m used to reading Young Adult, the stories always seem to go a bit faster. Usually.
In Letting Go, we are introduced to Grey and Jagger. They've been best friends forever. Along with another guy named Ben who died recently and who Grey was engaged too. This was a very heartbreaking story. I felt so bad for Grey. And Jagger; losing his best friend.
I really liked both Grey and Jagger together. They just fit together, as best friends. They had a lot in common and I wanted to see them together from the get go.
I also liked the rest of the characters too. I liked Jagger’s little sister and I liked Grey’s parents. I really liked the plot of this one even if it was a bit predictable.
I’m glad how things ended up and I’m glad how they progressed. It wasn't perfect by any means.
Overall: I’m excited to really more by McAdams. I’ll have to start tackling her books soon. I think this was is more of a 3.5 cupcake rating for me!
Cover: Like it! Jagger is a cutie and I like the way Grey looks too. They fit!
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