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Before I Let Go- Review

Before I Let Go

By Kennedy Ryan

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: Skyland #1

Publication Date: November 15, 2022

Publisher: Forever

Source: Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars

Amazon Indiebound


“Real, raw, magnificentBefore I Let Go is the beautiful angst I love to read.” Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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…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?

Award-winning and bestselling “powerhouse” author Kennedy Ryan is at her absolute best in this compelling, scorching novel about hope and healing, and what it truly means to love for a lifetime (USA Today).


How do you write a review about a book that emotionally destroyed you? I loved every minute of this book, even when my heart was weeping and I was crying through boxes of tissues. Even when things happened that made me uncomfortable and yet made sense. I just wanted wrap Yasmen and Josiah in big hugs, cuddly blankets and assure them that they will find their way back to each other.

Kennedy pushes boundaries with this book and yet she takes difficult and heartbreaking things and handles them with such care. She’s the only author I trust to write this type of book, about a couple no longer together, who still love each other and are so permanently wrapped around each other, and yet are trying to figure out how to move on with their lives. When they start to find their way back to each other, things need to change and can’t just go back to the way it was before. They were both too broken for that and need to find a way to grow stronger together.

This story is so beautiful and has carved itself on my soul. And yet, I honestly can’t see myself rereading it anything time soon. It’s a once in a lifetime book. I’m not sure my heart can take a break like this book again.

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