Louise Caiola, USA Today Bestselling Author of The Making of Nebraska Brown, called LETTING GO “a smart and sexy story that captures the raw essence of love. Heartfelt, haunting, tender, tough and true.”
Even though she lives hundreds of miles away,
when Langston, who dreams of being a chef, meets Cecile, a Juilliard-trained pianist, he is sure that his history of being a sidekick, instead of a love interest, is finally over. Their connection is real and full of potential for a deeper bond, but the obstacles between them turn out to be greater than distance. Can these busy, complicated people be ready for each other at the same time? Does it even matter? Before they can answer these questions, each must do battle with the ultimate demon—fear.
Told in a witty combination of standard prose, letters, emails, and diary entries, LETTING GO, in the tradition of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s AMERICANAH, is a long-distance love story that also examines race, religion, and the difficult choices we make following our passions. From the Great White North to the streets of New York City to the beaches of Bermuda, LETTING GO is a journey of longing, betrayal, self-discovery and hope you will never forget.
“A Worthwhile Romance Read by Messages For The Soul”
This is a romance novel with a real difference, whilst being totally true to the trauma and stress that comes with young love. It’s hard enough to be in love, but when that love is long distance, it can play havoc with your mind. Thompson Corley really captured this in ‘Letting Go”, and I found myself really invested in the love story between the middle class Cecile and the working class Langston. I really wanted to two of them to forget their fears, and make it work, because their connection is so strong. You really get behind these protagonists; thanks to Thompson Corley wonderful deep writing, I really made a connection to them, and I remembered them long after the novel was over.
If you are a fan of romance fiction, or even if you are not, give this book read, I couldn’t put it down. With the risk of sounding cheesy, I had a hard time ‘Letting Go’ of this one.