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REVIEW – The Moment of Letting Go by J.A. Redmerski

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 by in J.A. Redmerski | 0 comments

The Moment of Letting Go Book Cover The Moment of Letting Go
J.A. Redmerski

From Amazon.com:

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.

Foxy’s Review:

The Moment of Letting Go is a beachy type read. The story takes place on the Hawaiian shores. While reading this one I could totally envision myself on the beach with this book in hand.

”Then miss your plane.”
Sienna landed a well paying job right out of college where she travels and coordinates weddings. Her current assignment has her in Hawaii for a wedding. While on the beach she meets a cute surfer instructor named Luke. Luke challenges her to take a risk and miss her plane so she can stay and experience what Hawaii has to offer.

”…I’m too much of a risk-taker.”
Here’s a case of opposites attract. In some ways I could relate to Sienna’s fear of heights and being nervous to step out of her comfort zone. Luke was her opposite in every way when it came to living life by the seat of your pants. One could say his motto is – the more we let go of…the more we gain.

”Have you ever had that feeling…like if you don’t do it, you’ll regret it for the rest of your life?”
The attraction between these two compelled Sienna to not get back on that plane but instead spend the next two weeks getting to know Luke. It wasn’t too hard to convince her since she’s not doing what she loves in the work force. Luke’s invitation to spend time doing what she loves, photography, and living the Hawaiian lifestyle for 2 weeks had its appeal. I have to admit even I wanted to stay with Luke for those two weeks.

Above is the backbone of the story but there’s more to it. Luke has a dangerous hobby that Sienna doesn’t learn about for the first half of the book. It’s not only Luke that indulges in this passion but his friends too. The story ask the question of both characters – ‘are you ready to let go of your fears and past guilts?’

TMOLG is a mixture of both young adult and new adult genres. Grab your beach towel and hit the sand with this book.

STANDALONE

**Complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.**
**Won a paperback copy in a Facebook contest**

 

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