[Review] The Fear Of Letting Go by Sarra Cannon

She'll have to let go of the past in order to find a love that could last a lifetime.

All I wanted when I moved to Fairhope was to disappear. I wanted to become a ghost. A stranger to everyone who knew me before, including my parents. Especially my parents. I never expected to become someone. A friend. A faithful employee. A scholar. And least of all, a lover. Love is a word I never truly understood until I moved here and witnessed it with my own eyes. My own heart.

I always believed love was a fairy tale, and now that I'm starting to fall for Fairhope's most eligible billionaire, Preston Wright, it all feels like some cruel joke. A dream I need to shake myself out of before it's too late. Before I make the same mistakes my mother made and end up right back where I started.

I know I should stay as far away from him as possible, but fate keeps pulling us back together. I've never been so afraid of something in my life. And I've never wanted someone more.

**Book gifted in exchange for an honest review**
This was the final book I picked up in Jamaica and once I'd read the first page I put it down thinking that Jenna seemed to full on.
Tuesday night I picked my Kindle back up and couldn't put it down, literally staying up to 2/3am to get a few more pages in before I fell to sleep.
So the moral of the story (not the books) is don't bloody give up after a page because you'll become addicted after.
Anyway, the book.
Jenna = Strong woman who's pulled herself out of a pit of a life and got herself through college and made something of herself.
Preston = Rich boy that has life handed on a plate.
Clearly they're opposites and yet they're attracted unbelievably to each other.
I like that there was the right amount of chasing in the book between these two. Sometimes there are times in other novels where you want to crawl in the pages and bang their heads together. In this though, it was nice and easy.
Unlike some books where the guy showers the girls with gifts to make her fall for him, Preston doesn't have to, in fact he's safer not doing. I like that Jenna isn't blindsided by it and accepting it with open arms. I like that their relationship is based on each other and not their backgrounds.
That's not to say that wealth or lack of doesn't play a part in anything. I can understand Jenna and her walls when it comes to money and being made less of a person for not having everything handed to her and admire her ability to survive in the big bad, real world.
Watching these two fall for each other is a complete and utter refreshment.
It had to come sooner or later though - the part where things start falling out their grasps and eyes get opened. The transition through this period also didn't take forever, dragging the plot along. When you're broken and you feel responsible because everyone else sees it that way in order to blame someone but themselves you can find yourself questioning everything and building the walls up to protect yourself from more hurt.
I'm glad Jenna stayed in the end too, realizing that running away doesn't solve a single thing in life. it just makes them worse.
This is actually book three in the series and I haven't read any other of the books and so it's nice that (except for the case) you're not wondering what the hell happened, however you get a brief and good idea of it. You just don't know the outline... if that makes sense.

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