August 14, 2015

The Moment of Letting Go by JA Redmerski ~ RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW

(August 11, 2015; Forever Trade Paperback)


You can follow the rules or you can follow your heart...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 thefirst 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 . . .

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Review by: Nicole 

I’ve loved J.A. Redmerski since I read The Edge of Never. I love the way she can make you feel like you are in thestory with the characters.
The Moment of Letting Go starts out with Sienna going to Hawaii with her best friend for work. They’re only going tobe there for a few days and majority of their time is spent coordinating  a wedding for a high paying client. Sienna ends up finding time to go out onto the beach to take a few pictures where she gets a glimpse of Luke. She’s instantly drawn to him but doesn’t pursue anything since she knows she won’t be there for long.
A few hours before Sienna is going to go back home to San Diego, Luke convinces her to stay. He doesn’t know why he is asking her to, he just knows there is something about her. (I also like that Luke is from Sacramento since that is where I am from.) Sienna is able to convince her boss to let her take a two week vacation and she stays in Hawaii with Luke.
This is a wonderful story about two people who are trying to get over their own demons. Once again J.A. Redmerskihas surprised me.

5 Stars 

Review by: Amy C 

The moment you let go of fears at guide your life and make you who you think you are is the moment you start really living. Feeling the tension and then freedom from these characters was liberating and self-healing for me as a reader. I absolutely love books that can allow me to feel a character's thoughts and emotions and see things through their eyes. This author is a master at just that!!

I completely loved Luke and Sienna!!! From their casual meet up in one of the most magical places you could imagine to meet someone, to their building of friendship and care. These two just melted me. They had spark and spunk and their playful banter was so refreshing to read. It really made the story so enjoyable and cute. Complete opposites can attract and do well together if the chemistry is there, and I felt it with these two. 

I enjoyed the dynamic that Sienna had with Paige. Best friends turned co-workers these two were able to be professionally sophisticated on the surface and playful when it counted. I like how the author played all of the supporting characters together with Luke and Sienna. The laid back location of the book made the feel of the story flow well.

I really enjoyed is book. I have been a fan of J. A. Redmerski and love her stories very much. This story had just enough of everything to keep me interested and completely glued to the pages. Fantastic read and total recommend! 

                                                                                  4.5 stars 

Review by: Leeann 

Sienna is an event planner and a workaholic. Luke is an extreme sports junkie. 

They are an unlikely pair but when they come together, sparks fly and neither of them can fight the attraction or the feelings. 
But like all good love stories there are secrets that need to be told which leads to decisions that have to be made.
Although Luke and Sienna are both young they are refreshingly mature and sensible when it comes to life decisions. I really enjoyed that aspect of this book.

This author writing is great and draws you into the story from the beginning. This story has some truly sad moments as stories are told and some beautiful love story moments that make it possible to escape into the characters world while you are reading.

This was a lovely story and I absolutely enjoyed the read. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to escape from reality while reading about two people that genuinely care about each other and always want to do what is best for each other without any nastInes or Ill feelings.

4 Stars 


“Damn, my back is killing me,” I say, grimacing and reaching behind me for my muscles again. “Sleeping on this sofa is brutal.”
Sienna’s face falls under a little veil of guilt and pity.
“Oh, I’m sorry,” she says. “Is it bad?”
“Yeah, it’s pretty bad.” I groan deeply for added affect. “I should’ve crashed in Seth’s room—would have if I’d known he wasn’t coming home last night.” Truthfully, I’m not sure of that; Seth might be in his room and I just slept so well through the night that I didn’t hear him when he came in, like I usually do.
“Now I feel bad,” she says and stands up from the coffee table, her long, lightly tanned legs stretching for miles underneath the thin fabric of her cotton shorts— damn,
she is sexy; the things I want to do to her right now. “I’m not really hungry anyway, so don’t worry about breakfast. I was just messing with you.”
“Nah, don’t feel bad.” I wave it away like it’s nothing, while at the same time still kneading my back with the other hand. “I’m going to make you something . . . but you could help me out by walking on my back.”
“Huh?” Her face scrunches into a cute, confused expression. “You want me to walk on your back?”
“Well, yeah,” I say with a nod, suddenly realizing myself how just the thought of her touching me—with her feet, her hands, her lips; I don’t even care which—makes my heart ache and my palms sweaty. “It’ll work out the kinks.”
She smiles ridiculously and shakes her head—I fight the urge to reach out and pull her down on my lap; the image of her bare thighs around my waist, my hands hugging the curvature of her ass…breathe Luke…just breathe.
“I’m not walking on your back,” she sort of laughs the words out.
“Why not?” I tilt my head to one side.
“Well I think I’m a little too heavy to be walking on your back,” she says as if I should already know this. “And because it’s weird?” It was more a statement than a question, but something else she thinks I should already know, apparently.
God, she’s so fucking cute.
I roll my eyes. “Don’t tell me you’re one of those girls who wears a size zero and thinks she’s fat.”
“No! I’m not one of those,” she defends. “I just don’t want to hurt you!”
I laugh without restraint.
“OK, well you’re not going to hurt me, I can promise you that.” I get up from the couch—with pretend difficulty—and step around Sienna and the coffee table and then lay on my bare chest on the floor. “Come on. It’ll really help me out a lot.” One side of my face is pressed against the rug as I look up at her at an angle. She stands over me with her flimsy arms crossed—I grow even harder beneath my shorts.
“No, Luke,” she laughs, “I’m not going to do it.”
“Yeah you are,” I say casually and wave my hand at her as if there’s nothing to it. “The only way you can hurt me is if you jump up and down really, really hard. Now get on.”
She shakes her head repeatedly, her smile growing.
I break out the big guns.
“It’s the least you can do for me letting you stay here for free and have my bed.” I grin subtly, which I imagine looks strange with my cheek smashed against the floor.
“No!” She laughs out loud. “I’ll sleep on the couch from now on if that’s the case.”
With me? I want to say—and almost do—but restrain myself.
“No you won’t,” I tell her sharply. “What kind of guy would I be if I made you sleep on the couch while I was all sprawled out on the comfy bed? Now step on and start walkin’.”
“You’re crazy.”
Absolutely, one hundred percent, no-going-back crazy for you—I admit it.

About the author:
J. A. RedmerskiNew York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children, two cats and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries. 

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