November 14, 2014

Book Review: Don’t Let Go by Sharla Lovelace

Don't Let Go


 I have been in the mood for books that give couples a second change, right the wrongs that have kept them apart, and have them reconnecting. I’ve heard great things about Don’t Let Go and decided it was the next book I was going to read. I was unprepared for this book.

This second chance romance takes place twenty-six years after the last time Jules and Noah saw each other. They had been friends, boyfriend and girlfriend, and engaged until one heartbreaking choice broke them apart.  Jules stayed in Texas, giving up her dreams while Noah left and joined the Navy.

Jules is in now in her early forties, divorced with a daughter who is about to graduate high school.  Since Noah left and proclaimed that he would never be coming back, Jules has closed off her heart, and has never fully been able to give all of herself to anyone.

“Once upon a time you thought you’d die without him. Then you thought you’d crumble into dust if you ever saw him again. Well, he’s back. And you’re still standing.”

Noah suddenly appears back in town with his pregnant fiancée.  My heart dropped along with Jules when he walked into the diner that day.  Now the secrets that Jules has tried too hard to push away, all come to the surface.

The chemistry between them is so strong you can feel it through the book.  When they are in the same room, they always know the other is there and can’t keep their eyes of each other, no matter whom they are with.  Unfortunately along with the chemistry is two decades worth of hurt, betrayal, and anger.  Slowly they start to open up to each other and start piecing together what happened, start to deal with their past and present, and their feelings for each other that have never left.

“Feel that?” he said. “How do we walk away from that?”

Their love is timeless and it shows us how hard it is to find your true love, and to let go of it.  I laughed, cried, and couldn’t wait to figure out the twists and turns throughout this book. I loved Don’t Let Go and couldn’t put it down. It will have you running through a roller coaster of emotions.  Be sure to have some tissues nearby.

The only problem with this book was there was no epilogue. It left me quite disappointed.  Especially since my kindle was informing me that I had another half an hour of the book to read, only to be left with parts of the author’s other books.  Other than that, I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a book that makes you feel, and second chance love stories.

Buy on: Amazon

Rating: 4.5 Stars