The Secret to Letting Go by Katherine Fleet (ARC)

secret of letting goTitle: The Secret to Letting Go
Author: Katherine Fleet
Publication Date: February 1st 2016 by Entangled Teen
Source: ARC from Publisher via Netgalley
Rating: ★★★
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One summer can change everything…

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.

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange of a review. No compensation in any form was received for the review of this book.

Reading The Secret To Letting Go was definitely a great experience, although I had a few issues with it.

One thing I liked the most about the book is that it’s really a solid story. It’s told in a dual POV style, with Daniel and Clover as narrators. I loved the way how it started with Daniel’s POV. I seriously enjoy reading books with male POVs because it’s so interesting to see right through a guy’s mind. I sort of found the POV switch a bit abrupt though, since I thought that the book will be told in only in Daniel’s POV.

You can’t take two broken halves and expect them to fit together into something whole.

Clover… I’m really not sure how to describe her. She’s really mysterious and a bit sketchy at first. Not to mention whiny, but I did give her the benefit of the doubt because of her dark background. But yeah, most of the time she’s the damsel-in-distress that always need saving. I did enjoy how her story unfolded though.

The writing style was just okay, but the plot line was unpredictable and I loved how the mysteries cleared out one by one. Overall, the experience I got from reading this book was really worthwhile.


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A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

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