Book Review: The Truth About Letting Go by Leigh T. Moore

letting goTitle: The Truth About Letting Go

Author: Leigh T. Moore

Series: The Truth #2 (but can be read as a stand alone)

Publisher: Self/CreateSpace

Released: February 21, 2013

Book Summary:

Ashley Lockett has always followed the rules. She’s always done the right thing and played it safe until her ideal life is shattered when her dad dies suddenly.

Fueled by anger and grief, she vows to do everything opposite of how she lived before. Then she meets Jordan. He has big dreams, he’s had a crush on Ashley for years, and he’s a great kisser. But he’s also safe.

Enter Colt. He is not safe, and he’s more than willing to help Ashley fulfill her vow.

 

Inspired kathys reviews

I finished this book two weeks ago and I still can’t decided if I liked it or not.  About half way through I logged onto Goodreads to mark it as did not finish.  I hated Colt and Ashley’s I’m going to break every rule attitude drove me crazy.  I didn’t want to read about either of them any more.   I read a few reviews one of which summed up what I was thinking pretty well… Something along the lines of not being able to figure out if this was a Christian book or a naughty teen book.  But other reviewers said it had a beautiful message.  So I decided to give it a few more pages and kept reading.  Ultimately I’m glad I finished it because I’d made it through the worst of it so when I kept reading I was finally into the “beautiful” message portion of the story where after her crisis of faith Ashley finally figured things out and started making better choices.

So do I recommend it?  Hard to say.  There was a lot of content in it which made me uncomfortable including language, petting, drinking, vandalism, sexual situations… all of which I’m not a fan of. However this book didn’t glorify them and there were consequences for the behaviors.  So it’s one of those books that I suggest you read a few other reviews before your pick it up to see if it is for you or not.

3stars

 

Rating: 3 Stars – Worth reading if content doesn’t bother you

Content: Language, petting, drinking, vandalism, sexual situations that made me uncomfortable.

Source: eARC review copy

inspired kathy

 

Purchase: Available on Amazon in ebook & paperback.