May 26, 2015

Letting Go by Jessica Ruddick ~ FMR REVIEW

TITLE: Letting Go
AUTHOR: Jessica Ruddick
RELEASE DATE: May 26, 2015

ABOUT Letting Go:

How long do you hold on?

Cori Elliott likes order. Her schedule, her social life...even her GPA is perfect. Then she finds out her high school boyfriend's death wasn't an accident—it was suicide. The devastating revelation is enough to fracture her perfectly structured life, sending Cori in a downward spiral of self-doubt and impulsive decisions.

And right into the arms of Luke Evans.

But Cori's life isn't perfect anymore. In fact, it's all coming apart. The only way she can save herself is to let go of everything—including the girl she used to be. Even if it means losing the one guy who might just be perfect for her in the process...


This is my first time reading work by Jessica and I must say I quickly became a fan. This book took me on an emotional healing journey while at the same time I struggled with my emotions. I couldn't help but to feel a little sad for Cori during times in the book. She was going through so much that you felt sad for her as well as the emotions she was struggling with. On the same hand you had to feel bad for Luke because he was the one that not only was helping her heal but was also fighting to get her to open up not knowing that the secrets she wasn't telling him would ultimately hurt him. Through the while book I found myself wanting to just wrap Cori up in a hug and tell her everything would be ok while also wanting to slap some sense into her. This book had me thinking about the struggle that young kids go through with depression and suicide. I would definitely recommend this book as it left a big impression on me.


Cori is trying to get her life in order. Everything has gone downhill the last few months. She decides that is it okay to go out and have some fun. What she doesn’t count on is meeting Luke. Luke is a great guy. He does a lot of work for his fraternity, keeps up with his classes, and doesn’t appear to be a massive jerk.  Their relationship is effortless. They are so in sync and it is easy to be with each other. But Cori doesn’t trust Luke enough to tell him about her past, which causes major problems with their relationship.  Luke has a very firm “no lies” policy and he sticks to it.

These characters are very likeable. They are both very smart and love to have fun. Cori learns she is a fighter and that she has to go after what she wants.


Jessica Ruddick is a 2014 Golden Heart finalist for her new adult novel, Letting Go, which was inspired by her own college experiences. She lives in Virginia and is married to her college sweetheart—their first date was a fraternity toga party (and nothing inspires love like a toga, right?). When she doesn’t have her nose in a book or her hands on a keyboard, she can be found wrangling her two rambunctious sons, taming two rowdy but lovable rescue dogs, and battling the herd of dust bunnies that has taken up residence in her home.


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