Monday, August 10, 2015

ARC Review♥ The Moment of Letting Go + Giveaway(US/CAN!)

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Moment of Letting Go
J.A Redmerski


  • Publisher: Forever Grand Central Publishing (August 11, 2015)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455531530
  • Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
  • Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Nobles | Audible | Book Depository | Goodreads
  • Source: Review copy was sent free of charge via Forever Grand Central Publishing.

  • Synopsis: Sienna Murphy never does anything without a plan. And so far her plans have been working.

  • Right after college, she got a prestigious job and gained the stability she'd always craved--until work takes her to the sun-drenched shores of Oahu and places her in the path of sexy surfer Luke Everett. For the first time, she lets her heart take control. Drawn to his carefree charm, she makes a spontaneous and very un-Sienna-like decision to drop everything and stay in Hawaii for two more weeks. Luke lives fast and wild. When he meets Sienna, he's convinced that some no-strings-attached fun is just what she needs. As their nights quickly turn from playful to passionate, Luke can't deny the deep connection he feels. But there's a reason Luke doesn't do long-term. He can't promise Sienna forever, when the enormity of his past has shown him just how fragile the future can be.

  • In this new adult novel, Sienna Murphy is a dedicated wedding planner at the age of twenty-two. She hardly gets free time because she always seems to be traveling to prepare weddings. Soon, she bumps into Luke Everett who is a surfer and just happens to be gorgeous. He convinces her to stay behind and just live a little for the time being so Sienna makes a decision. She decides to drop everything and stay in Hawaii for two more weeks, and she wants to enjoy her time with Luke. Luke lives a fast life who likes a relationship with no strings attached, but soon his past comes back to him which is why he cannot promise Sienna a future.
  • Sienna Murphy is a character many people can relate to, she's a career woman and she is dedicated to her work. Now she is different from many New Adult heroines, but some of her choices really, really surprised me. Actually, I kind of expected it - instant love seems too common these days in books. It's not a good idea to throw away your career for a summer fling. It's one thing if you're quitting anyway, but Sienna is not quitting, just taking a "break" .. so far. He career requires traveling all the time to plan out weddings, she barely gets a day to rest and giving in to two weeks time to a random person she barely knows her sounds delusional. Hey, you can always meet another guy but you won't get your career back if you make such a mistake in reality. Anyway moving on, Luke was adorable in some parts and the reader can be fond of his character. It's great that Luke pushes Sienna to face her fears and fight against them. She is afraid of flying. He's like a bright light of hope in her life. The author creates fantastic male leads, the male lead appeal more to me than the damsel in distress heroines. Although, the male lead seems like a hero in distress so it was different that the heroine is not the only one with issues. The romance itself was intriguing and interesting to read about it, but I couldn't connect it with as much as I wanted to since I loved the author's previous work. It sounded a bit like a fairytale romance, too good to be true but hey maybe it can happen in real life? Instant lust love isn't that uncommon in reality. It was wonderful to read about how Sienna became laid back and more relaxed once she started thinking about herself and not others. It brought out her true personality. 
  • Overall, the plot of The Moment of Letting Go seems ordinary but it's still enjoyable to read about. Now, you have two adults with a no string attached relationship, but of course sooner or later one falls for the other and it causes drama. It was really unique how both characters helped each other, Luke wasn't the only one helping Sienna, she also helped him out with his past. It's great both characters helped each other out, and they were each other's equals. There isn't a real antagonist, it's mainly a novel of letting go of the past and moving onto the future. The writing itself is fantastic, and the author doesn't fail to deliver more in that section. I still expected more from the author since I loved all of her previous books. I'm a huge fan of The Edge of Never and the Killing Sarai series! It's still a sweet romance and an entertaining novel to read about about two characters letting go of the past and moving on with their present and future. 
Recommended for fans of One Day, and The Edge of Never.

From her rapid bestseller The Edge of Never in the new adult genre, then came the success of her Killing Sarai series. Now she has another standalone novel out!
 I personally was given the chance to interview the talented author J.A Redmerski.

  1. Hi J.A, it's great to have you here! You originally started as a self-published author before signing with a traditional publication. Can you tell us a little about the transformation?

Hello. Thank you so much for having me. Honestly the transformation was kind of hectic. Things were crazy around that time; the unexpected success with THE EDGE OF NEVER; going from indie to traditional before things had a chance to calm down – I think it all gave me whiplash.

  1. Can you describe your latest book The Moment of Letting Go in three words?

Fun. Sexy. Emotional.

  1. How were you inspired to write this story?

The need to face and conquer my own fears is mostly what inspired the story. I’m afraid of flying and heights, just like the heroine, Sienna; but also Luke’s ability to be happy and live a fulfilled life with very few possessions, and not allowing his life to be manipulated by money, was also an inspiration. Living simply and free and being in love is a recurring theme in my books, even when it’s not directly talked about. It was a main theme in THE EDGE OF NEVER as well.

  1. I'm already fangirling over the cover! Can you tell us something about the heroine Sienna Murphy? Do you see yourself in the characters you create?

It may be a clichéd answer, but I really do live vicariously through most of my characters. I love being able to feel like I’m overcoming my own fears and stepping out of my comfort zone, even though in reality, I’m just pretending. I’m afraid of so many things, and have been most of my life, and until I find the courage to face my fears, and do the things I really want to do, the only way I know how to experience that is through the characters I create.

  1. How long did it take you write your latest novel? Do you write freely continuously or do you take breaks in between?

THE MOMENT OF LETTING GO took several months. I generally like to start and finish a book before going onto the next, and I don’t usually like to take breaks before finishing a book because it tends to pull me out of the story, and that can be disastrous for me. I’ve put many partially written novels in the ‘digital junk drawer’ and never touched them again because I took a break and couldn’t get back into that particular book’s groove when I went back to it.

  1. I personally ship the romance between Andrew and Camryn in The Edge of Never the most which was adorable. Which romance did you enjoy writing the most?

I would have to say THE EDGE OF NEVER because it was my first. You never forget your first love, right?

  1. Do you have any favorite books you could recommend readers?

As far as love stories, I’d definitely have to recommend THE BRONZE HORSEMAN trilogy by Paullina Simons – such a beautiful and epic love story!

  1. One last question J.A , do you have any other future plans for other books you might want to write? Best wishes for your upcoming release!

I do have a few, but I don’t like to talk about the ideas until they are set in stone. ☺ Again, thank you for the opportunity!

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19 comments:

  1. Love this interview, especially since I have loved her since she was self pubbed. Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. Currently reading The Bronze Horseman. So much. So much. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Haha! Love it when an author admits she lives vicariously through her characters! I really like the sound of Sienna. Glad you liked this one.

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

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    1. Haha yes that's true, it makes them more likeable ♥

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  4. I have The Edge of Never on audio I need to get to soon.I have heard so many great things. I love the premise of this and can't wait to read it. Lovely review and great interview!

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    1. The Edge of Never is sooo good!! You have to dive into that book soon :) Thank you Grace ♥

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  5. I am glad you able to quite like this book! I think it does bring a pretty important message where we need to chill out sometimes and slow down when we let life whisk you away too much!

    Check out my recent review and giveaway: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.fr/2015/08/made-you-up-review-giveaway.html

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    1. I agree, that's very true as well. Sometime you need a little break ♥

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  6. I'm afraid of those things as well. Guess I need a Luke in my life lol (My husband is pretty good at pushing me a bit too - I now fly - even if I squeeze his hand the whole time hehe)

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. Haha aww I love flying though :) I'm glad you have a similar person like Luke in your life ♥

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  7. This book sounds really interesting. I will have to read it. I have been breezing through so many books lately.

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  8. I can't wait to read this. I love her In the Company of Killers series so much. Lovely interview, ladies!

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  9. This book sounds great! I always wanted to be a wedding planner ;-) I really enjoyed the interview, Edge of Never was a pretty wonderful romance.

    Sharon – Obsession with Books

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  10. I love the sound of Moment of Letting Go. It sounds like the perfect summery light read. I haven't read an island themed romance in awhile. :-)

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  11. Another lovely review

    Love Vikee
    www.slavetofashion9771.blogspot.com

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  12. Benish I missed you so much! I totally agree with your sentiment how she's throwing away everything for a boy, because it clearly shows you what her priorities are. These days a career doesn't come in easy! But I'm glad that both of the characters were fitting for each other. Lovely review!

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