Monday, August 31, 2015

Letting Go (The Garage Series #1) by Holly Renee

Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: August 31, 2015


When Kat was forced to leave the only home she had ever known due to her brother's secrets, she wasn't prepared for what was waiting for her in Tennessee or the choices it would force her to make.

Kat instantly knew she didn't like Blake Reagan. He was cocky, stubborn, and infuriating. What Kat didn't understand was why she couldn't stop thinking about him or the way he made her feel.

The last thing Blake expected was for Kat Archer to storm into his world and turn it upside down. He thought he had her pegged from the beginning, but she destroyed everything he thought he knew. Blake was willing to fight to push his way into Kat's heart, but she put up a wall at every turn as she clung to her past.

If she stayed, she'd risk the only family she had left. If she left, she'd lose Blake and every piece of her heart that he'd managed to steal.

I am torn between giving this book a four or a five star rating to be honest. I am giving Letting go a 4.5 star rating despite the little things that bothered me. My rating system is non existent and I should fix that. Since this is Holly Renee's debut novel I am more willing to overlook things I think. The writing was quite good and the length is only 168 pages so time flew us by while I was reading the book. I will probably come up with all the problems this book had sooner or later and I will try to write them in this review.

To be honest, I had no idea how this book arrived at my kindle. Then I started thinking really hard how I got it and I think it was given to me to review it from a reviewing team. The important thing is that I am glad I found this book in my kindle. Before I fixed it on GR it seemed like this novel was a completely stand alone, but after a little search on the author's website, I found out that this book is a part of a new series, which I am guessing will feature Gabe, Johnny and Cash in the later books, which I will be reading.

Letting go might not be an amazing novel since it has some flaws, but it was pretty good. The thing that bothered me the most was the zero explanations that were given about the fact that Gabe and Erica were avoiding each other in the end of this book. I was rooting for them and I hope the next book will be about them. 

I have forgiven in this book for something that could be a big no no for me and that was the fact that when Blake and Kat meet, Blake is having sex with some woman. Literally. She walks on them. I let that pass because when Blake started the intercourse didn't know Kat and he doesn't sleep with someone else after meeting Kat. In the end the blond comes again, but I was in an evil mood and I didn't feel bad since I thought he was doing it to make Kat jealous. Things would have gone differently if he wanted to be with that blond though. I think it was just a way to help things going though.

At first I thought that the last chapters were just a way of creating drama, but then I remembered that Kat moved to Tennessee because she was forced to leave her place in Florida not because she wanted to and those chapters were the authors' way to end that chapter.

The story is being told mostly from the Kat's point of view, but Blake has a say every now and then. Despite its flaws the book was good and I recommend it to everyone. This book doesn't have anything that some people might not like like for example cheating.

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Author Bio:

Bookaholic, firm believer in grand gestures, and obsessed with happily ever afters.

Holly Renee is from the small town of Maryville, TN where she was born and raised. She currently lives with her husband and fur baby, Luna. (Yes. She was named after Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter.)

Holly Renee is the author of her debut novel Letting Go.

During the day, Holly spends her time as a nurse, but once her shift ends, she falls deep into her passion of reading and writing.

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