Review: Let It Go by Mercy Celeste

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Review: Let It Go by Mercy Celeste

When alcohol and fierce tempers land two cowboys from the rodeo circuit under house arrest, it may be time to Let It Go. Can hidden secrets and a common enemy hold the key to happiness or... will they destroy them both?

Creed was the main focus of Eli’s fierce temper. For ten years the two men left a trail of destruction in their wake, with rodeo, beer, and fists all they had in common. Until a judge had enough and sentenced them to house arrest—in the same house. They’d either learn to get along or they’d kill each other.

Trapped on Eli’s rundown Florida ranch, Creed discovers Eli’s secret, one that he shares. But he didn’t count on Eli learning all of his secrets, especially the one that would shatter their newfound truce.

Scarred to his bones, Eli avoided relationships like the plague. Yet something about the quiet Creed had always pushed his buttons. Falling in love with him was never part of Eli’s plan. When it happens he’s unprepared and out of his league.

When a shared enemy comes calling Eli can only think of keeping Creed safe. He never dreamed that their lives were linked or that Creed’s former life could destroy them both. Will love be enough to save them?

Warning:Story of abuse, mental, physical, as well as sexual. Scenes of extreme violence.

Title: Let It Go
Author: Mercy Celeste
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Under a Crescent Moon, Behind Iron Lace
Published by MJC Press
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: October 1, 2014
Genres: Male Male Romance, Western Romance
Pages: 207
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: four-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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I’ve recently found myself with some spare time and I decided the best way to spend that time was working through Christi Snow’s favorite book list. Temperamental cowboys who want to kill each other being forced to live together. It sounded angsty, Christi five starred it, and I just couldn’t pass it up.

Creed to Sly: “I’ll take everything to the grave. There is no letting go for me. Just living with it.”

The things that Creed is living with is beyond heartbreaking. He has known nothing but abuse for far too long. The person that should have cared most for him let him down the hardest. Let downs are something Creed is used to. The more I read into Creed’s life the more I realized that the grave was not something he was scared of. Considering some of the horrors he has experienced he would probably welcome it. He’s tried to change his circumstances though. He’s at a point in his life where he has had control of it for three years. House arrest with his enemy for reasons he has never figured out is the last thing he needs.

Creed to Eli: “No bulshit? When Eli Mason isn’t full of bullshit, Satan will likely be ice skating.”

Once Eli figures out that he really doesn’t want to beat the crap out of Creed he begins the struggle of convincing the man to trust him. Eli doesn’t know that he shares a nightmare Creed. The only thing Eli knows for sure is the more time he spends with Creed the more he wants to know about him. The house arrest forces the two men to get to know each other. It forces them to face the hate and animosity they have harbored to each other for years. It takes no time at all for them to see what everyone else does, that they need to let it go.

Eli to Creed: “I just like that you’re looking at me. I’ve wanted you to look at me for years.”

When Eli and Creed finally figure out their very mutual feeling… oh holy hotness. They are fire and ice and insanely combustible. All those years of pent of attraction. All the feeling that start to surface. All the past traumas that begin to come to light to each other. Let it Go goes from hot to tear jerking, from scorching to heartbreaking. This is one hell of an emotional roller coaster.

Mercy Celeste gave readers the perfect epilogue to finish off this incredible read. She takes her readers to Eli and Creed’s life six years in the future. There could not have been a better end for this book. I know these two men will be characters I remember forever. It’s definitely a book that will stay with you. It’s a story that is impossible to let go.

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