Before I Let Go – Book Review

Title:- Before I Let Go

Author:- Kennedy Ryan

Date published:- November 15th 2022

No. of pages:- 400 pages

Genre:- Romance/Contemporary


Plot:- 5/5

Writing:- 4/5

Overall rating:- 4.5/5

A Good Morning America Book Buzz Pick!
Their love was supposed to last forever. But when life delivered blow after devastating blow, Yasmen and Josiah Wade found that love alone couldn’t solve or save everything.

It couldn’t save their marriage.

Yasmen wasn’t prepared for how her life fell apart, but she is finally starting to find joy again. She and Josiah have found a new rhythm, co-parenting their two kids and running a thriving business together. Yet like magnets, they’re always drawn back to each other, and now they’re beginning to wonder if they’re truly ready to let go of everything they once had.

Soon, one stolen kiss leads to another…and then more. It’s hot. It’s illicit. It’s all good—until old wounds reopen. Is it too late for them to find forever? Or could they even be better, the second time around?

Although this is categorized as a romance novel, this was a very different type of romance novel I read and one of those most realistic romantic novels I read.

Yasmen and Josiah are divorced but they couldn’t still forget about their chemistry with each other. But when they did try to date each other, it seems that they cannot forget about each other…

This book talks a great deal about mental health and how people deal with it. When Yasmen lost her third child, this caused a strain in her marriage with Josiah which ended up with divorce. This was very difficult from a typical cheesy romantic novels–it was very realistic and talks about the struggles of mental health, the hardship of marriage and above all dealing with children and emotional feelings. That’s one of the things I actually liked about this book. The writing was really great and the author did a good job of drawing the reader into the story. The story is mainly told from Josiah’s and Yasmen’s POV so we can get to know their feelings for each other. Overall, this is one of those rare romance books that I enjoyed reading and worth five stars!

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