Friday, July 6, 2018

Review and Giveaway: Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh

About the Book
Title: Just Let Go
Author: Courtney Walsh
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
For Quinn Collins, buying the flower shop in downtown Harbor Pointe fulfills a childhood dream, but also gives her the chance to stick it to her mom, who owned the store before skipping town twenty years ago and never looking back. Completing much-needed renovations, however, while also competing for a prestigious flower competition with her mother as the head judge, soon has Quinn in over her head. Not that she’d ever ask for help.
Luckily, she may not need to. Quinn’s father and his meddling friends find the perfect solution in notorious Olympic skier Grady Benson, who had only planned on passing through the old-fashioned lakeside town. But when a heated confrontation leads to property damage, helping Quinn as a community-service sentence seems like the quickest way out—and the best way to avoid more negative press.
Quinn finds Grady reckless and entitled; he thinks she’s uptight and too regimented. Yet as the two begin to hammer and saw, Quinn sees glimpses of the vulnerability behind the bravado, and Grady learns from her passion and determination, qualities he seems to have lost along the way. But when a well-intentioned omission has devastating consequences, Grady finds himself cast out of town—and Quinn’s life—possibly forever. Forced to face the hurt holding her back, Quinn must finally let go or risk missing out on the adventure of a lifetime.
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My Thoughts:

Just Let Go is a story of opposites attracts and of letting go of the past. Quinn is as steadfast as anyone can be. She is dependable; her friends can set their watches by her, reliable, and not a risk taker and maybe just a bit boring. She has just purchased her flower shop that is tied to her past and her dreams of her future. She has one goal, and that goal is to somehow get the attention of the mother who abandoned her family.

Grady on the other hand is reckless and a danger seeker. He is an Olympic skier with a reputation of a bad boy who doesn’t take instruction well, is a womanizer, and has a quick temper and oftentimes finds himself in a fight. Well, Grady picked the wrong town to fight in, as the Judge and Sheriff (Quinn’s father) decide this bad boy needs some adjusting in his thinking.

As you can imagine, that does not go over well with Grady but it is just what he needs to settle him down and take a good look at his spiraling out of control life. Much to Quinn’s dismay, Grady is assigned to Quinn’s team for the town faire so that he may work off his community service. These two are like oil and water and do not get along. However, as Grady gets to know Quinn and makes it his mission to show her some fun, he begins to see his life in a new light and Quinn becomes much more than a challenge for him. He sees life through her eyes and the possibilities of what he has been missing.

Both Quinn and Grady have past issues that are preventing them from living life to its fullest. I enjoyed the mutual help, (with a little bit of help from the town), that each gave to one another as both learned to just let go. It was a bumpy road for both but the end result was a satisfying conclusion.

I received a complimentary copy of this novel. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author

Courtney Walsh is a novelist, artist, theatre director, and playwright. Her debut novel, A Sweethaven Summer, hit the New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller lists and was a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category. She has written two more books in the Sweethaven series, as well as two craft books and several full-length musicals. Courtney lives in Illinois with her husband and three children. Visit her online at

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Remembrancy, July 3
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Bigreadersite, July 8


To celebrate her tour, Courtney Walsh is giving away a grand prize of a library of Courtney Walsh’s books and a $25 Amazon gift card!!
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  1. thank you for your review. yes holding onto bitterness etc. from the past tends to mess up the present.

  2. This looks so good. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and participating in the tour. I look forward to reading this.

  3. I love Courtney's books. This sounds like another great read.

  4. Thank you for your review on "Just Let Go" by Courtney Walsh and for being part of the book tour.

    I have this book on my TBR list and would love the opportunity to read it. I think the storyline is amazing.
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  5. Good Morning! Thanks so much for this tour and the opportunity to find out about another great book my family can read. We have a list now and it keeps growing with so many loving to read. Thanks also for the giveaway!

  6. What a great giveaway prize. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  7. Thank you all for stopping by!

  8. Thanks for your review. This sure sounds like a great book.