Title: Don't Let Go
Noah Ryan and Jules Doucette had spent every moment of their lives together, first as childhood best friends and later as young lovers. The two had their future all planned out—until one unspeakable decision tore them apart.
Twenty-six years later, Jules is living her life by someone else’s plan. She’s running her mother’s store, living in her mother’s house, following her mother’s rules, and keeping the secrets her mother made her bury.
Then Noah comes home, and any sense of order and structure flies out the window. Noah’s return does more than just stir up old memories—it also forces Jules to see her life in a whole new way and uncover secrets even she didn’t know were hidden. But can the power of first love triumph over years of pain and lies?
Author: Sharla Lovelace
Published by Montlake Romance Source: Publisher
Published: June 30th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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This has to be a new must read for me. Although it started a little slow for (LOTS of character building), I’m happy to pushed through it. The character building is VERY important to the story and wouldn’t have worked if it weren’t there.
Ugly cry! Yes, ugly cry! I had to have cried at least 3 different times in this read and each time I felt like I was Jules. Not because I’ve been through what she’s was going through, but because the author did such a great job with that damn character building thing that I couldn’t NOT feel for her.
Twenty-six years of built up everything, finally comes to head for Jules when Noah Ryan returns home. He couldn’t have picked a worse time of year to return too. The blurb doesn’t give away the “unspeakable decision”, so I won’t either, but I WILL say that it is by far one of the hardest decisions anyone should have to make. Crying again…
Ok, back to the story…Noah returns to town with a new fiancé on his arm, during the time of year that holds some of the most painful memories for Jules, which also happen to include Noah. Noah’s return has started quite the domino effect; all culminating into one of the best HEA’s I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. You thought I was going to spill the beans, huh? Nope…if I were to give even a hint of this story line, I’d ruin it.
So…if you’re in the mood for an awesomely awkward ugly cry with the perfect HEA, pick this up and carry plenty of Kleenex, because you’ll need it.