For Quinn Collins, buying the flower shop in downtown Harbor Pointe fulfills a childhood dream, but also gives her the chance to stick it to her mom, who owned the store before skipping town twenty years ago and never looking back. Completing much-needed renovations, however, while also competing for a prestigious flower competition with her mother as the head judge, soon has Quinn in over her head. Not that she'd ever ask for help.
Luckily, she may not need to. Quinn's father and his meddling friends find the perfect solution in notorious Olympic skier Grady Benson, who had only planned on passing through the old-fashioned lakeside town. But when a heated confrontation leads to property damage, helping Quinn as a community-service sentence seems like the quickest way out--and the best way to avoid more negative press.
Quinn finds Grady reckless and entitled; he thinks she's uptight and too regimented. Yet as the two begin to hammer and saw, Quinn sees glimpses of the vulnerability behind the bravado, and Grady learns from her passion and determination, qualities he seems to have lost along the way. But when a well-intentioned omission has devastating consequences, Grady finds himself cast out of town--and Quinn's life--possibly forever. Forced to face the hurt holding her back, Quinn must finally let go or risk missing out on the adventure of a lifetime.
As a Michigander, I loved this book! First, it's super exciting when an author writes about my home state, however not as exciting when they write about the worse season, winter. However, Courtney wrote beautifully about winter season and the charming town. The book and it's characters came alive to me. Honestly, this book reminded me a lot of the charm and characters of Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls.
Harbor Pointe is an easy escape for several hours. This book is one that you cannot put down. The plot will have you pulled in with two characters that are complete opposites, but a story only God could tell with the backdrop of a small town. This is a quick read and don't plan on doing anything else for the evening. You'll be reading Just Let Go until you finish Quinn and Grady's story. The story is a perfect pace. If you're going to the beach, throw this book in your bag and you'll read it quickly!
Don't miss the second book in Harbor Pointe Series. This book can be read as a stand alone. I highly recommend that you grab a copy. The plot, characters romance and charm town will grab your attention. I give this book 5/5 stars. Thank you to the author for providing a complimentary copy. A favorable review was not required.
About the Author:
Courtney Walsh is a novelist, artist, theatre director, and playwright. Just Let Go will be her eighth inspirational romance novel. Her debut, A Sweethaven Summer, hit the New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller lists and was a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category. A creative at heart, Courtney has also written two craft books and several full-length musicals. She lives in Illinois with her husband and three children. Visit her online at www.courtneywalshwrites.com.