Today I’m super excited to participate in the Blog Tour of ‘The Moment of Letting Go’ by J.A. Redmerski. This is a standalone New Adult novel by the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. 'The Moment of Letting Go' will be published by Piatkus in paperback original on September 3rd.
About the Book:
You can follow the rules or you can follow your heart...
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 . . .
I must admit, I never heard about J.A. Redmerski before I received this invite to participate in the Blog Tour. But from the moment I read the book description and saw that cover, I knew I wanted to read this book.
‘The Moment of Letting Go’ is the story of Sienna Murphy, a twenty two year old whose life is planned every step of the way. Sienna grew up in a poor family, but now she is changing her life by working for a high paid planning agency. Sienna works hard and almost never takes a break.
Now her work has brought her to sunny Hawaii, and for the first time Sienna wishes she had more free time. Especially when she meets surfer Luke Everett.
Luke is a twenty four year old who lives in Hawaii since a couple of years. Luke’s life has recently been turned upside down. Now the only thing he wants is to have some fun and forget. But when Luke meets Sienna he finds himself feeling things he never imagined. But Sienna and Luke live two very different lives, and there is a reason why Luke isn’t able to do the long term thing.
Ones in a while you read a book that touches you. At least that is how it works for me. I am a person who can feel the emotions that are written inside a book. I can cry about a book, laugh about a book, feel angry about a book, feel frustrated about a book and I can love or hate the characters inside a book. Books make me feel many different things. This book put a smile on face, made me cry and it really made me think about my own life!! Yep, this book was just that good!!
The two main characters Sienna and Luke are easy to love. They both are very different on the outside but when you get to know them a little better, you realize that they also have a lot in common.
Sienna is this hardworking girl I can totally relate to. She never had much growing up, and now she has the opportunity to work hard, have a big pay check and to help out her parents that gave up everything for her, so she could have a good life. She really doesn’t know how to relax anymore. And although I’m not like her I can totally understand the way she works her butt of and isn’t able to relax because she wants so many things in life.
Luke on the other hand is this dream guy. He doesn’t see himself that way, but he is kind, caring, beautiful and he is able to see things in a certain perspective that is really admiring. But if you get to know Luke better, you see that he is also very hurt, and that there’s a lot going on in his life. He lives his life in Hawaii, doing the things he loves without worrying much about tomorrow. Truly admiring.
I loved the romance and passion between Sienna and Luke. Their connection was instant, pure and I could feel it in my heart. It was just a beautiful story, I couldn’t get enough of. I loved the characters, I loved the scenery and above all I loved the writing. J.A. Redmerski really had this hidden message in this book. At least that is what I think. Not only is it this book’s title.. but you also really learn about the moment of letting go.. And I can’t stop thinking about it.
Bravo, J.A. Redmerski.. This book touched me and will stay with me for a long time.
The Blog Tour:
About the Author:
J. A. Redmerski, New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children, two cats and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries.
For more information about J.A. Redmerski and her books please visit her website, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Pinterest.
I received this book in exchange for my honest review from the Little, Brown Book Group.