31 Aug 2015

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Blog Tour/Book Review - The Moment of Letting Go by JA Redmerski

You can follow the rules or you can follow your heart...THE MOMENT OF LETTING GO

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 . . .

Published:     11th August 2015
Publisher:  Piatkus
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher

Words cannot fully describe how much I enjoyed this book.  JA Redmerski is a new author to me so I was excited to find out how I would get on with her style of writing in this book and I loved it.  There were many thinks that made this book great for me.  First there is a romance between Sienna and Luke.  The fact that it was a 'happen by chance' type of meeting at the beach made it more realistic for me together with the slow nature in which they became close.  It is always a big turn off for me with romance books if the romance is quick and looks manufactured.  This story was none of those things.  Next was following Sienna and Luke as they got to know each other and help each other with their difficulties.  Lastly was the fact that this was not just a love story but something deeper.  For me this story came across as a story about, as the title says, letting go.  Although I will not spoil the story for those of you who have not read it yet but the latter part of this story really surprised me and did make me feel really emotional.  I love it when stories do that.

This story is such a great easy read that is great to take down to the beach and read.  For those of you whose summer is nearly over or is in the middle of their winter months, this is a great one to sit down in your favourite comfy chair, grab a soothing drink and let the world go by as you delve deeper and deeper into this world.
(From Goodreads)
J.A. (Jessica Ann) Redmerski is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and award winner who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. She has since signed three more deals with GC/Forever for titles THE EDGE OF ALWAYS, SONG OF THE FIREFLIES and THE MOMENT OF LETTING GO. Her works have so far been translated into twenty languages. THE EDGE OF NEVER made it to #2 on the New York Times bestseller eBook list, and remained on the #1 spot on Amazon for two straight weeks. THE EDGE OF ALWAYS also made the New York Times bestseller list.

Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. The Portuguese rights to her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, have already been picked up by one of Brazil's largest publishers.

Jessica is a lover of film, television and books that push boundaries; and she's a sucker for long, sweeping, epic love stories. Things on Jessica's wish list are to conquer her long list of ridiculous fears, find a shirt she actually likes, and travel the world with a backpack and a partner-in-crime.

What book is Jessica most proud to have written? It's a question she gets asked quite often. The answer is, hands down, DIRTY EDEN. "DIRTY EDEN was an entirely organic experience for me, as was the story from beginning to end; nothing was planned, and I didn't know the end myself until I got there. As much as I enjoy writing love stories and crime novels, a big part of my heart really does lie in the satirical and strange. I just wish more people would read it."