Ashley Lockett has always followed the rules. She's always done the right thing and played it safe until her ideal life is shattered when her dad dies suddenly.
Fueled by anger and grief, she vows to do everything opposite of how she lived before. Then she meets Jordan. He has big dreams, he's had a crush on Ashley for years, and he's a great kisser. But he's also safe.
Enter Colt. He is not safe, and he's more than willing to help Ashley fulfill her vow.
To sum this book in one word I would say 'Meh.' It had a fantastic storyline but the execution was severely lacking. I was about a third the way through when I realised that what seemed like every econd page had making out on it. Now, I'm all for sexual tension and all that but this book just seemed overly excessive.
I did understand why Ashley was acting up with Colt the way she was, but there never seemed to be any attraction between the two whereas there was with Jordan yet for a large percentage of the book he just got laughed at and pushed aside. Honestly, until the end I seriously disliked Ashley. However, my dislike for Ashley is nothing compared to how much I despised her best friend, who comes out with lines like "Kate Moss is SO not in" when Ashley turns up to school with stringy hair and no makeup... not like her Dad has died or anything!
Actually, I did really like any scenes which had Jordan and Charlotte in, these two characters are the key to bringing out Ashley's 'better' side and I really enjoyed how they managed to change her way of seeing the world, it was absolutely fantastic. However, any scenes without either of these characters in just made the book fall short.
Moore's writing isn't bad, but it didn't particularly stand out for me. In a world being littered with romantic realistic fiction you have to do a lot to stand out and Moore just didn't manage to do this for me. This book wasn't completely awful, but I wouldn't really recommend it, it just wan't a total waste of my time.
Overall, The Truth About Letting Go wasn't an awful read, but I really wasn't impressed. The book was made up of make out scenes and had a less than likable heroine. Still, Jordan and Charlotte added some light, so it wasn't a total failure.
Overall Rating: D+
Book released 2nd March 2013Book received from the author in exchange for an honest review (NetGalley)