Monday 8 April 2013

Review:: The Truth About Letting Go by Leigh T. Moore

Title: The Truth About Letting Go
Author: Leigh T. Moore
Pages: 276
Format: Kindle

Ashley wants to smash everything in her once-perfect life.
Charlotte wants to walk in Ashley's seemingly charmed shoes.
Colt wants to turn Smalltown USA on its ear--with Ashley at his side. Jordan wants to follow his heart... but Ashley is the one sacrifice he never expected to make.

Ashley Lockett has always followed the rules. She's always done the right thing, played it safe, gone to church. And then 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. She rejects safety, rules, faith, and then she meets Jordan. Jordan 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.

I really enjoyed The Truth About Faking  {it is on my favorites list!!}and have been looking forward to a companion novel. I wasn't sure what to expect but I knew I'd enjoy it. I love a good YA contemporary. 

This is a coming of age story really. Ashley's father has passed away. She is questioning her faith. She feels like being reckless. Going crazy to cover up the emotions. It's been awhile since I was a teenager but I can imagine this being very true to life. When something so devastating happens in your life it makes everything go up in the air. She's questioning everything. 

There is a bit of a love triangle. I love a love triangle, so sue me. I love that one of them is the quintessential bad boy and the other is well...a bit of a dorky nerd. I love a dork! I love nerds! We don't see enough of these guys in young adult. They are just relate-able don't you think? It was a bit steamy at times {I love this!!} and I just wanted to smack Ashley upside the head at others. Girl, get it together!

It was a little preachy for me. I enjoy Christian fiction but I do think if you are going to "go there" then you need to follow through. Take it all the way. Ashley was still mediocre about her feelings toward God and her involvement in church was involuntary. If you're going to do the religion thing in a book, then ask the important questions. I want to see the character's faith grow or diminish. I want to see the character development. 

I must say, if you are looking for some good YA contemporary for your vacation look no further. The Truth About Faking and The Truth About Letting Go need to be on your list. You'll devour them in one sitting. 


  1. This is on my TBR list. I read Leigh's second book, ROUGE, which is another romance that I really enjoyed. And I don't really read romances, so that's saying a lot. Thanks for the great review.

    1. YES!!!! I loved Rouge! The ending actually had me super sad. I just can't wait for the next one!

  2. Hey, thanks, Mary! Glad you liked the new book~ :o) <3

    1. You know it! It was my pleasure. Now, what does the nest Rouge book come out? I'm kind of dying here.

  3. Love the cover, beautiful:) Never heard of the book before:)

    1. Elin, give it a go! These are some great YA contemporary novels and perfect for just a bit of escapism.


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