Letting Go by Abbie Zanders
Published by Abbie Zanders on February 15th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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When it comes to love, no mission is impossible.
After learning her father has ALS, Hannah McGinnis returns home to Muskrat Falls, determined to oversee his care --- whether he likes it or not. Dealing with an imperfect health care system and her gruff, abrasive father is a challenge, but Hannah is every bit as stubborn as he is.
Colonel Angus McGinnis, US Army Rangers, Ret. knows he hasn’t been an ideal father but before he ships out, he’s made it his mission to see his daughter happy and settled with a man worthy of her, one who will love her and treat her like the amazing woman she is. It’s got to be a covert mission though, because if Hannah realizes what he’s up to, she’ll mount her own campaign … of resistance.
A year after an IED ended his military career, former US Army Ranger Medic Sergeant Ethan O’Malley is going to put his life back together, whether he thinks he’s ready to or not. The first step is accepting a position as a live-in caretaker to his father’s old Army buddy. The second will be getting the Colonel’s feisty daughter to accept him. The hostile yet intriguing Hannah isn’t going to make it easy for him, but Ethan is committed and he hasn’t failed a mission yet.
Three headstrong, determined people. Three challenging missions. Having a plan Bravo isn’t going to be enough; to succeed, they’re each going to need plans Charlie, Delta, and Foxtrot, too.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Letting Go is a sweet love story about acceptance and healing. Hannah has moved back home to take care of her sick father. With a less than easy childhood and some very unfortunate relationship experiences, she is happy to live her life behind the walls she’s built. She only needs herself and what relationship she can rebuild with her dad. Ethan is a mess. After an IED put an end to his military career he’s been home and completely lost.
Two stubborn meddling ex-military fathers are set on getting their kids together, as they’re sure the other is exactly what each needs. Now they have to be stealthy enough so neither gets an inkling of what’s going on before they’re hooked.
Ethan was exactly what I expect from one Ms. Zanders’ heroes. Alpha, sexy, possessive and all about getting his woman after one meeting.
“She was speaking to my father but looking directly at me again, all puffed up like a kitten anxious to sharpen her claws on me. Yeah, call me crazy, but I was man enough to be her scratching post.”
Hannah had enough reason to be careful with her trust, and while she was caring and funny and I really enjoyed her when she let her guard down, I wish she would have been a little more open to Ethan’s advances.
I think Abbie Zanders has mastered the art of the insta-love-slow-burn romance. This sounds like a contradiction but it’s not, Ethan and Hannah do recognize the other as “the one” in some capacity, but then it’s not until the very end that they actually become a couple. I usually lose my patience when this type of set up happens, but for some reason, I get so into these characters that I just enjoy the ride. That said, I always end up wishing for them to have had some more time together as a couple.
Letting Go is a lift-me-upper sweet read with some touches of heavier stuff and a few drops of steamy. I really enjoyed reading it.
Rating: 3.5+ “Unlimited source of ideas” Stars
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