Sadie Miller is attempting to change her ways and hide somewhere no one knows her former self. She only wants to finish her final year of college, obtain her degree, and get out from the hold of her affluent parents. Then she meets Brady Carsen, the lead singer of The Invisibles, a local band popular with the college crowd. She tries to stay away but quickly realizes that, although he might not be what she's used to, he's exactly what she needs and more importantly, everything she could possible want.Unfortunately, Sadie's troubled past left her with insecurities that make her question Brady's true intentions. And while Brady is convinced that Said is the one for him, he has his own secrets that he fears will be their undoing. If they want to be together, they will have to stand united and fight the outside influences that are threatening to tear them apart. Can they put their pasts behind them for good in order to secure their future?
I’ve had to sit and think for awhile on how I wanted to approach this review. There were things that I liked about the story and things that I really didn’t like as well. Don’t Let Go is about Sadie Miller who transfers to a new college for her senior year. Sadie is leaving a unflattering past behind at her previous college and is looking for a fresh start. She doesn’t believe that she deserves anyone’s love, she thinks that she is a horrible person and that she shouldn’t subject others to her past. That is until she meets Brady Carsen.
Brady is the sexy front man for popular town band The Invisibles as well as a student at Sadie’s new college. Brady, like Sadie, has a horrid past and works hard to keep the details of his past from Sadie.
I’ll start with what I did like. I really enjoyed the loving conversations that Sadie and Brady had with each other and how Sadie was determined to trust Brady with all of her secrets even though it took her awhile to fully reveal what happened in her past. There wasn’t a huge amount of angst in the book, at least to me. I also really enjoyed the secondary characters, they provided a good back story within Sadie and Brady’s story and they set up the second book in the series nicely.
What didn’t fully do it for me…I like books with instalove, I definitely don’t shy away from them but I really couldn’t believe the instalove that happened between Sadie and Brady. Yes, this is fiction so I know it’s a fantasy world but I also like my stories to be somewhat believable. I just felt that the ‘I feel they are my other half’ came on way too quickly. Not only did it come on quickly but the relationship declarations came fast without knowing much about the other person. Also, their ‘secrets’ I was able to pretty much guess right away. I was hoping for BAM I just blew your mind with what I’ve been hiding but it just did not affect me that way.
Although there were things I didn’t like, I felt that it was a good story with some steamy scenes that helped keep my attention. I will add the second book in the series to my never ending TBR. I’d be interested to see how the next story plays out.