Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Don’t Let Go Review

Sadie Miller is attempting to change her ways and hide somewhere no one knows her former self. She only wants to finish her final year of college, obtain her degree, and get out from the hold of her affluent parents. Then she meets Brady Carsen, the lead singer of The Invisibles, a local band popular with the college crowd. She tries to stay away but quickly realizes that, although he might not be what she’s used to, he’s exactly what she needs and more importantly, everything she could possibly want. 
Unfortunately, Sadie’s troubled past left her with insecurities that make her question Brady’s true intentions. And while Brady is convinced that Sadie is the one for him, he has his own secrets that he fears will be their undoing. If they want to be together, they will have to stand united and fight the outside influences that are threatening to tear them apart. Can they put their pasts behind them for good in order to secure their future
I gave Michelle Lynn’s Don’t Let Go three leaves! I enjoyed this cute, quick read. The book started off with a bang. Literally. And I was pleased with how it set up. The story was classic New Adult. I was torn on my feelings for Sadie. Sometimes I hated her and sometimes we were best friends. She was kind of wishy-washy. Well, maybe not as much towards the end. I couldn’t imagine dealing with the guilt that Sadie carried, although it wasn’t really her fault. I can’t give spoilers, but I’ll just say whoa didn’t see that one coming. Unfortunately, that was the only thing I didn’t see coming. Everything else was kind of predictable. I felt like the characters were relatable in that they chose the obvious, realistic choices. I am sad to say that I did like the story and the concept of Don’t Let Go; however, I wasn’t able to feel anything when I read it. Which is weird. Because usually I get sucked into the drama and emotions really fast. I wasn’t able to fall in love with the characters as much as I sympathized for them. It’s not even that the dialogue was awkward, because it wasn’t. I think it’s just the way it was written. It told you what to feel rather that showed you what to feel. I think that I would definitely like to give her another try with the sequel, but this just didn’t do it for me. Brady was supposed to be super hot and swoony. His actions were I just didn’t fall madly in love with him… I am actually really interested in the second story with Grant and Jessa. It’s like the reverse of Brady and Sadie. And I thought Grant was sweet. I would like to give her a second chance, so we’ll see.

Michelle Lynn has always been a reader, but her passion has become a full-blown addiction since her husband bought her a Kindle for Mother's Day. She's pretty sure that he regrets this on a regular basis. Especially when she has it propped up next to the stove while she cooks, which often results in a burnt dinner. Or when he loses sleep because the glow from the screen wakes him up when he rolls over at three in the morning. He does agree, however, that she uses this gift more than any other he has ever gotten her. She joking counters that, because of some of the steamy novels she reads, he also benefits more from this gift than any other he has gotten her. ;)

Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.

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