Check out my book review of Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan to see if this is a second chance romance book worth reading.
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Before I Let Go
by Kennedy Ryan
Category: Contemporary Romance
Tags: Second Chance, Mental Illness
Published November 2022
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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’s 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 until old wounds reopen. Is it too late for them to find forever? Or could they even be better, the second time around?
Kennedy Ryan delivers again!
Ryan is one of those rare authors who can deliver not only an incredible love story but also really make you think about an important social topic with her writing.
I’m so glad that she pulled this story out of the vault (it was her first book idea!) because I loved Yasmen and Josiah’s romance back to one another.
We first meet Yasmen and Josiah two years after their divorce. They have found a rhythm to their new life co-parenting two tweens and running a restaurant where they are constantly in one another’s path.
With the prospect of starting new relationships with other people staring them in the face, is it enough to push these two soulmates back to one another?
First and foremost, I enjoyed this book because of the great writing.
Ryan set the tone for these two soulmates right from the start and moved the story along wonderfully.
Once the reason for their separation and divorce is revealed (trigger warning: loss of a child) Ryan explores the very important topic of depression and how it not only affects a person but their relationships and children as well.
She also uses this book to talk about therapy and the stigma that keeps some from getting the help they need.
Because of some of the heavy nature to this story, I don’t necessarily see myself re-reading this book, but it’s definitely a book I’d recommend because of its message and the beautiful second chance that these two people carved for themselves.
*Thank you to Netgalley for the advanced reader copy. All opinions are my own.
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