Monday, February 11, 2019

Review of Can't Let Go by Chrissy Brown

Welcome to the book blast tour for Can't Let Go by Chrissy Brown! I have an excerpt for you, plus my own thoughts on the book. If you want to know what even more people think or check out a few more excerpts, you can follow the tour! Plus that gives you more chances to enter the great giveaway!

Can't Let Go

A sweet, yet steamy new adult romance about a girl who's not ready to fall in love and a boy who isn't ready to let her go.


She is beautiful, probably the most beautiful girl I've ever seen, but she's damaged.

Her a-hole exboyfriend broke her.

I still want her.

I can show her that all men aren't the same

That I'm different.


He's everything I need to stay away from, and I try.

I really do, but he's relentless.

So, I give in and let him have me.

All of me.

I should have known better.

Read an excerpt:
Sitting up, I look around. The room’s the same as yesterday, although I don’t know why I expected it to be different. Tiptoeing to the door, I peek my head out and listen. Silence.

Did he ditch me?

Well, I reason, if I have to do the walk of shame I might as well be clean. If by chance he is in the house somewhere, I don’t want to be caught. I scurry to the bathroom, lock the door, and take a shower.

“Morning!” he shouts when I walk out of the bathroom.

In just a towel.


His eyes widen, giving my body a once, no, a twice-over. In two long strides, he closes the gap between us. He sucks in a breath, holds it, then lets is out so slowly. It warms my neck, sending goosebumps down my spine. He cups my face, forcing me to look at him. My heart’s racing. His big brown eyes suck me into an abyss I’m not sure I’m ready for.

“I just can’t get over how pretty you are.”

“Uhh.” I look down my nose, only able to see his chest, he’s so close. But it’s better than his face. If I keep looking at that face, I might just let my towel slip. I can’t let him see me naked. For one, I need to wait, put off having sex a little while longer. Secondly, I’m not sure I could handle the rejection if he didn’t try to do something with my naked body. “Thanks.”

**My thoughts**
This is a story for people who love those hot and heavy quick romances with a lot of ups and downs. Beau is the smoking hot cowboy type who has been a playboy of sorts for a while, until he meets Mallory. Mallory is damaged goods thanks to her abusive ex-boyfriend. She has actually come up to Georgia to get away from the chaos that she left behind her. She also needs to heal.

The two of them meet and are quite drawn to each other with an incredible intensity. And then at the same time, they have a lot of difficulty communicating with each other. Beau has a short temper, though he is never physical with her. Mallory is so damaged from her ex that she easily misinterprets the smallest things. I give them credit for wanting to try to take things slow, because of their issues. Just perhaps the timing wasn't the greatest with her recent breakup? And there are a few other things that she doesn't reveal until much later in the story.

I appreciate the dual point-of-view in this story because it really helps to get into each of their heads and understand where they're coming from and how they're really feeling. That method of storytelling doesn't always work for me, but it did in this case. It's also interesting how the story dives in to present day before going back to the beginning. Let's just say that you have a completely different perspective of their argument when you come back to the present day again after going through the flashback.

It really is a roller coaster of a ride. I admit that this is the first time in a while that I have felt a little too old for the characters and had a harder time relating to them. I'm not as much of a fan of the games and mood swings. I wanted to try to step into the story in a sort of big sister role and try to help Mallory figure out what's going on in her head so that she can appropriately navigate this new kind of relationship. I want to do the same for Beau and help him figure out how to handle Mallory. I also want to smack the two of them upside the head for being so overly emotional. At the same time, I was rooting them to figure out their issues and make the right decisions for their respective situations.

Just because this wasn't necessarily my favorite story doesn't mean that others aren't going to completely swoon over it. That's the beauty of having so many stories available. I'm not opposed to reading more in the series. It will be interesting to see how Beau and Mallory continue to evolve as the stories in this world continue.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About Chrissy Brown

Chrissy Brown is a Contemporary Romance and New Adult Romance author. She lives in Central Florida with her husband, twin girls, two dogs, and the neighborhood cat. 

She enjoys the simple things in life, like cuddling on the couch watching movies with her family, reading, Netflix, and beach trips. She reads two to three books a week, but favors stories with strong women, true love, and steamy scenes.

When Chrissy is not sitting at her computer, fantasizing about gorgeous country boys, she is teaching third graders how amazing books are...and writing, and math. She has also been an amateur wedding photographer and a CNA (to which she gives kuddos but says never again.)


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