Cassidy Charles is picking up the pieces of her life after another terrible tragedy. The last thing she’s looking for is love. James bursting back into her life is the last thing she expected, but possibly everything she needs. She can’t deny the attraction, but can she get past the fact that he may be the reason she’s lost so much? He opens up a whole new world to her that she’s only dreamed about and that she easily falls into. As a result, her relationship with him reveals secrets from her past she thought were long forgotten.
James Benedict III, local playboy and successful real estate investor hasn’t stopped thinking about her since that fateful night all those months ago. He has her back in his life, but for how long? Forever if he has anything to say about it. As more and more secrets from her past are revealed, his own demons and tragedies loom overhead threatening to destroy everything he’s built and done for her. He wants her in his life, but because of him her world comes tumbling down, again.
Will they discover that the love they have is strong enough to survive everything and everyone trying to tear them apart before it’s too late?
Review by Courtney
In Letting Go by J.M. Witt we are introduced to Cassidy and James. Having only seen each other from afar, they are suddenly connected to one another through a tragic event and a lucky 2nd chance.
Cassidy Charles is a really fun character. While she has dealt with devastating and tragic events in her life she has been able to flourish and move on in her life. I have noticed a pattern lately in female characters who are very whiny and so back and forth with their emotions and thoughts. Cassidy isn’t this character! She is very witty, outspoken and has great taste in music! I loved the playlist for this book, and am actually listening to it while doing my review. I have said in previous reviews that I love a playlist for books. It connects the reader with the characters and the story and places you within certain scenes, most of the time very memorable scenes.
The other thing I REALLY appreciated about Cassidy is she didn’t fight with James if he bought her something, I know it seems silly but I get so sick of characters going on and on when the male lead purchases a gift. She never fought against him and stomped her foot in independence only to succumb to what he was offering. Instead she said “thank you” and the scene moved on.
James Benedict III, is a well-known playboy. The press hounds him and women want him. However, Cassidy doesn’t make this connection until later in the story. James is also an awesome character. While BDSM is in this book and he is controlling and powerful in the bedroom, that’s where it stays. Outside of the bedroom he doesn’t try to dominate Cassidy, he isn’t overbearing or over protective. James and Cassidy’s dynamic, aside from some drama, is actually pretty normal. There is give and take and there is communication and understanding. There isn’t constant running away. Instead they both have the ability to understand that all is not what it seems until they get the true story. While moments in the book got heated with arguments or unanswered questions, I was confident while reading that I wouldn’t be disappointed in the outcome or the answer that was provided.
The story was written in dual POV, going between Cassidy and James which helped dispel any angst or reader questions. Sometimes the POV would change between paragraphs going from Cassidy’s narration to James’s narration and then right back to Cassidy instead of having a noticeable break and at times it took me a second to realize what was going on. There were also a few times when it went from 1st person narration, Cassidy or James, to a 3rd person narration like the reader was looking in on them. While it didn’t happen often it did threw me off for a second. It didn’t necessarily ruin the story, I just found it odd. I loved this book, I enjoyed the dynamic between all of the characters, especially James and Cassidy, obviously! I cannot wait for more of them. I give Letting Go (Anchored Hearts #1) 5 books!
I’ve dreamed of writing romance novels since I was little. After having baby #4, who may or may not have been fathered by Christian Grey, I decided it was time to pursue my dreams.
When I’m not volunteering at the schools of my children, running to various appointments, enjoying time with my friends and my book club, dating my husband, or avoiding cleaning my house, I’m writing!
I love music and believe that books and music can’t exist without the other. My goal is for you to read more than a good book, but for you to have an experience!