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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Truth About Letting Go Book Blitz + Giveaways!

The Truth About Letting Go by Leigh Talbert Moore
Publication date: February 21st 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary

Ashley wants to smash everything in her once-perfect life.
Charlotte wants to walk in Ashley’s seemingly charmed shoes.
Colt wants to turn Smalltown USA on its ear—with Ashley at his side.
Jordan wants to follow his heart…
But Ashley’s the one sacrifice he never expected to make.

Up until now, Ashley Lockett’s followed the rules. She’s always done the right thing, played it safe, gone to church. Then her ideal life is torn apart when her dad dies suddenly.

Now she’s miserable and furious, and she makes a vow not to believe in anything. She’s on a mission to do everything opposite of how she lived before—rejecting safety, the rules, faith…

And then she meets Jordan.

Jordan has big dreams, he’s a great kisser, and he wants to help her through her grief. He also believes in everything Ashley now claims to  hate.

Then she meets Colt. He is not safe. And he’s ready to help Ashley fulfill her mission.

My 2 cents
My rating: 4 stars

This was a heartfelt, beautiful contemporary novel.  Its classified both as YA and NA.  I believe it felt more YA to me, as the kids are still in high school, and there is no actual sex in the story, although there are some pretty hot moments!  I suppose you could also call it NA since the kids are all 18 and about to graduate.  I would still say its for older readers.

I loved Ashley so much, and I really felt I could relate to her.  Losing a parent is so hard, and especially when you are about to graduate high school. Ashley really had the perfect life until his death.

The novel starts in the thick of things, at the funeral and reception.  Ashley practically runs away from the whole thing, and its pretty obvious she's lost.  She starts talking to people she never would have talked to before--her being popular and a cheerleader and all.  She also quits the cheerleading team and puts a ban on going to church.  Most of it felt like a cry for help.

Jordan seems to answer her cry, then Colt.  Its not surprising that two guys would have the hots for her, being blonde and beautiful and all.  But I really thing she could have handled this better!  I myself fell in love with Jordan after a few sentences of his first appearance in the story!

Lots of things happen in the story, a lot of it crazy, wild teenager stuff.  This didn't surprise me.  What did?  Jordan, and all the references to religion and God.  It wasn't preachy at all, which I appreciated.  It was more like a philosophical discussion on faith itself.  

The ending was perfect for me, although it did end almost a little too neatly!  This was a great feel-good contemporary read!


Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a freelance editor when time permits, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a lover of any great love story, a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps.
Leigh’s debut novel The Truth About Faking is available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo.
Her second book, Rouge, is a mature YA/new adult romantic suspense novel set in New Orleans. It’s available on Amazon.

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  1. Thanks so much for the great review! Glad you liked my book! Best~ :o) <3

    1. Thanks for letting me read it and stopping by the blog! I've already added your other book to my TBR list!


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