Tuesday 11 February 2014

A Review for Letting Go by Bridie Hall

Letting Go Posted by Donna
Release Date: January 24th, 2014
Finished Date: February 2nd, 2014
Publishers: Evernight Teen
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Source: For Review
Format: Kindle
Pages: Unknown
Isabelle is left stranded at the airport, and her only chance of getting home is with her boyfriend’s older brother, Harper. 

When this good girl and bad boy set off towards home, it turns out that maybe she’s not such a good girl after all. 

And even bad boys have reasons for their bad behavior. 

The road trip is full of shocking revelations and unexpected emotions, bringing the two of them closer than Isabelle ever thought possible. 

Maybe too close.

The Review: Letting Go by Bridie Hall is a cute and addictive YA contemporary romance, novel - one once I started, couldn't put down. 

The story follows Isabelle - a teenage girl who has just returned home from a weeks long trip to Paris. And at the airport her luggage is stolen, leaving her to call her boyfriend for help. The only problem is, her boyfriend is on vacation in Florida and sends his older brother - Harper, to help her. Isabelle has always felt uncomfortable around Harper - maybe because she's heard some pretty bad things about him, or maybe it's because deep down, Isabelle knows that there is something between the two of them, that she tries to hide. But with no other choice but to except the help from Harper - the road trip they take is soon to become very intense. 

I really enjoyed Letting Go. It's been a while since I've dived into a YA contemporary romance novel and this was a great choice. I really enjoyed the way Bridie Hall set the story up and I loved how easy it was to settle into the story - how easy it was to connect to the characters and how intense it quickly became.

Isabelle and Harper were very likable characters. Even despite their problems, you could see deep down, they had something special. The problem was Isabelle let her feelings for her boyfriend cloud her judgement - she let his feelings for his brother cloud her judgement too, so she was always judging Harper before she knew the full situation. I'm glad Harper didn't give up on Isabelle though, most people probably would have with the way she treated him sometimes, but he didn't and was always so sweet to her, pushing her to step out of her comfort zone and try something new. It wasn't just a fun road trip, but it was one about finding out who the other person really was, and as you can see, I really enjoyed it. 

The one thing I noticed about this story was there is a lot of dialogue between the characters. Sometimes it's needed less, and more of the characters feelings or more back story about her father/mother. It just felt sometimes that the characters were talking and talking forever, but this didn't affect my overall feelings of the story - I really enjoyed it and it's certainly worth a read if you're a fan of this genre. 


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