June 8, 2013

Review of The Truth About Letting Go by Leigh Talbert Moore



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.

add to goodreadsThe Truth About Letting Go (The Truth #2)
by Leigh Talbert Moore
Publication Date:  February 21, 2013

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MaryAnn NewThis book tore my heart apart!  I was literally crying like a baby at one point that I had to put the book down and walk away…I just couldn’t take it anymore!  Me and father/daughter books man…I’m telling ya!  They get me every time…

Ashley Lockett has lost her father to cancer and she’s having an extremely difficult time with it.  Her mother is never home anymore, her brother is off at college, which pretty much leaves Ashley alone to wallow in her pain.  Because of this pain, Ashley has decided to change things in her life…and it’s not always for the better.

At first, Ashley befriends people that she never would have dreamed of associating with pre-the death of her father.  But Ashley finds some solace in her new found friendship with Charlotte; an overweight classmate who was a huge fan of Ashley’s father.  Ashley also finds herself inexplicably attracted to one that she formerly thought of as a geek, Jordan.  She finds that she can speak easily with Jordan and talk about anything.  But Jordan’s future plans conflict with Ashley’s beliefs and so she turns to the dark side.

Enter sexy, bad boy Colt.  He’s is so wrong for Ashley, and brings out the worst in her…and Ashley can’t seem to stay away.  The adrenaline she feels when she’s with Colt has a way of making her forget the pain that she is experiencing, but Ashley is dangerously spiraling to a life that her father would never have wanted for her…and Jordan seems to be the key to helping her find her way out of the dark.

I am such a huge fan of author, Leigh Talbert Moore’s writing, and The Truth About Letting Go just solidified the fact that she has become one of my favorite authors.  The story behind this book went straight to my soul.  It had me yearning to speak with my father, and hold my kids a little longer, and lover my husband a little harder.  The Truth About Letting Go had me going through so many different emotions, and I absolutely loved riding this emotional rollercoaster ride.

The characters, whether they be main or co-star, were easily believable, and easily relatable.  They are all given their own distinct personalities that you can’t help but become totally engrossed in the drama that unfolds in these pages.  And can you say hot!  There were moments in the book that seriously made me blush…and crush on the bad boy himself (obviously!)  And Jordan is such a sweetheart with so much patience and such a kind heart.  How could I not help crushing on him too!

Leigh Talbert Moore does and amazing job at successfully showing the pain that a child goes through after losing a parent.  Not only that, but she also does a believable job in how that loss affects the whole family.  She does a fantastic job in convincing the reader just how much pain Ashley is, and how devastating a loss it is.

I would recommend this read to fans of emotional contemporary reads.  If you’re looking for a read that may very well leave you misty eyed and fumbling around for a tissue, don’t hesitate in grabbing a copy of The Truth About Letting Go by Leigh Talbert Moore.


About the Author:



Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a former journalist and editor, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a lover of YA and new adult romance (really any great love story), a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps.

The Truth About Faking is her debut young adult romance (on Amazon,Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo)
Rouge is her first New Adult romantic suspense novel (on Amazon).

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  1. Oh, MaryAnn! I love this review so much. I cried several times writing this book, and to know that readers picked up on the emotions… makes me misty again–Haha! This story is very special to me, and it makes me so happy when it’s special to readers. Thank you! And I love that song~ :o) <3

  2. Thanks for stopping by Leigh! Such a fun emotional read. So glad you liked the song! It’s one read that I definitely won’t forget. <3

  3. Jennifer Lane

    Wonderful review, MaryAnn! I love books that make me cry and I’ve heard good things about this one.

  4. Thanks Jennifer! I hope you get a chance to read it! I’d love to hear what you think of it too.

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