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The Secret to Letting Go – Book Review

The Secret to Letting Go - Book ReviewPlot:

Haunted with guilt after his girlfriend’s death, Daniel Hudson has no interest in committing to anyone. At the end of the summer, he’ll be leaving Florida for a new start in college. If only he could avoid the mysterious new girl in town, who seems every bit as naive and eccentric as she looks. Trouble is, she’s hard to ignore, with her beautiful piercing eyes, pitiful-looking dog, and unsettling tendency of finding trouble.

Clover Scott lived her whole life off the grid and arrives on the Gulf coast in search of her grandparents. She never expected to nearly drown, or get caught in a hurricane, or fall in love with the boy who rescues her. Now, she has a chance to rewrite her life’s story, to finally fit in somewhere, but Daniel wants answers about her past. When the police start asking questions about the disappearance of her parents, she must make a choice: go to jail or confess her secrets—even if they might destroy her chance at a happily-ever-after.


This book was so. Darn. Good. I could not put it down, no matter how hard I tried.

Clover is an extremely mysterious girl who shows up out of the blue in a small town in Florida where everyone knows everyone. She meets Daniel, who, for reasons even he doesn’t know, wants, no, needs to help out Clover. And wherever he goes, he always seems to find himself in a position where he has to save her from herself. It’s almost like Clover has never even lived in the real world before, with how little she knows about basic things.

Daniel tries to get close to Clover, but she pushes him away and avoids his questions. Not that he is any better about answering her questions either. Despite their lack of trust in one another, they end up learning new things about themselves and one another.

The Secret to Letting Go was released this week. To order it, simply click on the book’s cover image.

I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

By Bailey Riddle

Bailey Riddle is a 22-year-old college student studying Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University. She loves all things fandom, and can often be found with her nose in a book. When she isn’t busy with school and being a professional fangirl, she likes to cook food, read, and work on catching up on many hours of sleep.

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