Review – ‘The Moment of Letting Go’ by J.A. Redmerski – Inspiring story of letting go of the past and living for today

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Format: ebook, paperback

Format read: ebook

Series: standalone

Rating: 16+ for language, sexual content

Genre: New Adult

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In this story, we follow Sienna who is consumed by her job and nothing goes to Hawaii to plan a wedding. What she doesn’t expect is to meet Luke, someone who does what he wants when he wants and lives life freely. They find that they are drawn to one another but as they get closer, it makes them wonder if it’s because they are meant to have a future or because they can’t let go of the past.

The book is a little slow at the beginning as we get to see Sienna and Luke meet and begin their love affair. Luke tries to show her that there is more to life than just making money while Sienna shows Luke that there is something worth being happy about.

On the surface, they are perfect for one another because they are able to laugh, have fun, and pull off that whole ying to the yang thing. But as the story progresses, you start to wonder if there is something more to the relationship and if they are in it for the right reasons. Both of them are experiencing something new and exciting about their relationship but is it the excitement that is keeping them interested or is there something deeper?

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This book is the perfect kind of self-help book. It constantly sparks inspiration because everyone can relate to Luke or Sienna in some kind of way. I am not one who likes reading those inspirational books talking about spirituality and all that, but after reading this book, I was inspired to follow my dreams and not give up on them no matter how bleak it looks.

One good quote (out of the many that this book had) that I pulled away from this story was on page172-173. It reads:

I think a lot of people who have debilitating fears need more than a therapist telling them why they’re afraid, a friend telling them not to be afraid, and a family telling them it’s ok to be afraid. You need someone who understands the fear who makes it their priority to help you overcome it because they genuinely want to and not just for a paycheck, and someone who approaches it in a way that comes from the heart instead of a list of stereotypical responses.

I like it because it talks about how a lot of times we let the fear control us and dictate to us how we react in situations and how the people around us try and help but usually don’t. The quote comes from Luke to Sienna and I think that it speaks to a lot of people that the best way to get over a fear is to have someone with you who understands it and helps you conquer it together.

The only thing that I wish would have been better was the ending. It felt like Redmerski rushed a little bit through it as she tried to get to the end point .We get the moment that changed gears for the story, but there wasn’t much of a downfall following it.

Rating: B+

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