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I see something in Eli that he can’t see himself.
And I’d be nothing if it weren’t for him,
so I have to let him go.
It’s for his own good.
Eli sees something in Grace that she can’t see herself.
She’s a extraordinary.
And he’d be nothing without her.
Eli’s determined to get her back.
It’s for his own good.
Told in the past and present, Let Me Go is the harrowing love story of Grace Wall and Eli Jackson.
Beaten and bruised but never knocked down, Eli and Grace are faced with
the question: What must you lose to have it all?
Let Me Go is book two in the Owned series but can be read as a stand
alone. Warning: Contains graphic violence and sex. This book may be a trigger as it contains abuse
I received this book from Mary Catherine in exchange for an honest review.
The author says you can read this book as a stand alone but I highly recommend reading You Own Me first so you really get the full understanding of this book and how it relates to Lenny and Vic.
Grace is Vic’s little sister and has left the only home she’s ever known and the only man she has ever loved. Granted her home was worse that a living with Joan Crawford but leaving Eli was something Grace feel she did so he could become the person he was supposed to be without her to weigh him down. It’s easy to see why she would think that given the emotional abuse you read about during her flashbacks. She has no self-worth, she’s been subjected to a lifetime of torture at the hands of a man that should never have been allowed around children.
Her first meeting of Vic and Lenny leaves her more than a little frazzled. She hasn’t seen her brother since he turned 18 and high tailed it out of there….she feels he abandoned her with a man he knew was cruel and mean just for the sake of being cruel and mean.
There was one bright light in her dark upbringing. Eli….a charming, handsome boy who wanted to be friends with the girl who had no friends. It’s hard to have friends when you aren’t allowed to leave the confines of your home. The friendship that begins in childhood grows into love as they mature. He knows all the bad but can only see the good in her.
Eli’s life isn’t bad but being a boy and worse becoming a man of color in a small southern town he knows his options are limited. When his hard work at school pays off and he’s offered a scholarship all he can think is how much of a chance he and Grace have at finally making it on their own but a secret that Grace believes could destroy his future and his love for her has her running, she’s not willing to risk that, no matter what.
After making her way to California and finding a friend and roommate Grace is beginning to think she can start over fresh even if the pain of losing Eli forever feels like it will fade. She doesn’t know that he has refused to lose her until he finds her and starts demanding answers.
The past is getting ready to become the present for them both, will it have an effect on a future they could have together? Are they strong enough to ride the waves that threaten to consume them individually and as a whole?
This is the second full book I’ve read of Mary Catherine’s and I’m telling you she just gets stronger and stronger with each book! She can pull emotions from you that you don’t expect and have you jumping up and down like Tom Cruise on a couch in the next second. I highly recommend Let Me Go as a forever favorite. 5 stars all the way!
If you missed my review of You Own Me be sure to check it out!
Mary Catherine Gebhard bites off more than she can chew and sometimes
calls herself Eva Natsumi. She’s lived in Salt Lake City, Utah her entire life, but occasionally goes on
vacation from reality. Don’t worry, she sends postcards.