Just Let Go Review and Giveaway!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

Just Let Go

Title: Just Let Go

Author: Courtney Walsh

Release Date: June 5, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

For Quinn Collins, buying the flower shop in downtown Harbor Pointe fulfills a childhood dream, but also gives her the chance to stick it to her mom, who owned the store before skipping town twenty years ago and never looking back. Completing much-needed renovations, however, while also competing for a prestigious flower competition with her mother as the head judge, soon has Quinn in over her head. Not that she’d ever ask for help.

Luckily, she may not need to. Quinn’s father and his meddling friends find the perfect solution in notorious Olympic skier Grady Benson, who had only planned on passing through the old-fashioned lakeside town. But when a heated confrontation leads to property damage, helping Quinn as a community-service sentence seems like the quickest way out—and the best way to avoid more negative press.

Quinn finds Grady reckless and entitled; he thinks she’s uptight and too regimented. Yet as the two begin to hammer and saw, Quinn sees glimpses of the vulnerability behind the bravado, and Grady learns from her passion and determination, qualities he seems to have lost along the way. But when a well-intentioned omission has devastating consequences, Grady finds himself cast out of town—and Quinn’s life—possibly forever. Forced to face the hurt holding her back, Quinn must finally let go or risk missing out on the adventure of a lifetime.

 

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MY PERSPECTIVE

Although this is the second book from the beautiful town of Harbor Pointe, it could be read as a standalone (although why would you want to when you have a talented author such as Courtney?). I am a huge fan of small towns, both in the real world and in my books. I can so easily connect with the community and spirit of the town from living in one myself. I could picture myself going to Quinn’s flower shop on a regular basis, or grabbing a bite to eat at the diner. I could see how easily everyone got along, and relied on each other. Even the dinners between the judge, sheriff and others – which I found comical by the way – are something I could see taking place in the very town I live in.

That being said, Courtney Walsh makes Harbor Pointe different then your typical small town America. How? Her characters. I think Quinn and Grady just might be my favorite couple this year, and for a good portion of the book they were quick to admit that they “didn’t like each other”. Yeah, and the sky is green! But truly, the two of them together were a delight to read about. The slight bickering, the holding back, it was all masterfully written in a way to draw the reader in and keep their interest. Sure, the book held a slight Hallmark quality to it (I’m a Hallmark fan, so this didn’t bother me a bit), but it was so much more than that.

Quinn and Grady were both unique characters. The fact that Grady was this Olympian gone “bad” was fun to read about. He had this tough guy exterior and did find himself in bad situations, but on the inside he had a good heart. He was doing so much for his brother, and while part of me wished that story had some out sooner in the book, I certainly understand why it didn’t. Remember – the author wants to hold our interest! Grady was swoon worthy for sure, but for me it was more about him as a real person, a person who needed growth and acceptance. Then there’s Quinn. Bless her heart, she just wanted her mother’s approval. But I kind of envied her job a little bit. I love flowers, almost as much as books. It’d be so fun to have a flower shop! But for now I’ll just live through Quinn.

This book is more than just a pretty cover (it is gorgeous isn’t it?). It’s a well crafted story that will leave you wanting more. I cannot wait to see what happens next in this town! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Courtney Walsh

 

 

Courtney Walsh is a novelist, artist, theatre director, and playwright. Her debut novel, A Sweethaven Summer, hit the New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller lists and was a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category. She has written two more books in the Sweethaven series, as well as two craft books and several full-length musicals. Courtney lives in Illinois with her husband and three children. Visit her online at www.courtneywalshwrites.com.

 

 

 

 

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GIVEAWAY

 

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To celebrate her tour, Courtney Walsh is giving away a grand prize of a library of Courtney Walsh’s books and a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/d0a4/just-let-go-celebration-tour-giveaway

8 thoughts on “Just Let Go Review and Giveaway!

  1. Thank you for your wonderful review on “Just Let Go” by Courtney Walsh and for being part of the book tour.

    All the reviews are extremely positive for this book. Along with the description of the book and the author that wrote it, I have placed this book on my TBR list. I can’t wait for the opportunity to read it.

  2. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter your giveaway! Would love to win a print copy of your book! Thanks, again, and God bless! Lual Krautter

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