Don’t Let Go by Michelle Lynn

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Sadie Miller is attempting to change her ways and hide somewhere no one knows her former self. She only wants to finish her final year of college, obtain her degree, and get out from the hold of her affluent parents. Then she meets Brady Carsen, the lead singer of The Invisibles, a local band popular with the college crowd. She tries to stay away but quickly realizes that, although he might not be what she’s used to, he’s exactly what she needs and more importantly, everything she could possibly want.

Unfortunately, Sadie’s troubled past left her with insecurities that make her question Brady’s true intentions. And while Brady is convinced that Sadie is the one for him, he has his own secrets that he fears will be their undoing. If they want to be together, they will have to stand united and fight the outside influences that are threatening to tear them apart. Can they put their pasts behind them for good in order to secure their future?

                                      ~~Laura’s 4.5 Sexy Star Review~~

What can I say!  Michelle Lynn had me hook, line and sinker from the first chapter.  Holy shit, what a way to open a story.  I could not put this book down.  Don’t Let Go is the story of  Sadie Miller, who is trying to start her life over after realizing the path she is on is not going to get her anywhere.  She has turned into the campus tramp.  So she decides to drop out of  Drayton University and transfer to Western College.

For the most part I really liked Sadie’s character.  There were times that I wanted to smack her for being so judgmental of others.  She comes from a fairly well to do family and has always had everything she has ever wanted.  When she transfer to Western she decides to change herself for the better.  She struggles with letting people in.  Her roommate Jessa has had a rough past as well.  The two seem to click and I love Jessa’s no bullshit attitude.  When Jessa asks Sadie to attend a party at a new club, she is very hesitant.  She doesn’t want to surround herself with anything that reminds her of her past.  Just when she has had enough and is getting ready to leave, she bumps into Brady Carsen.  He is the lead singer of The Invisibles.  Sadie has caught his eye and sets out to learn more about her.  He has felt a strong connection to her since the first time he saw her.

Brady comes with own set of baggage and is even more hesitant to let anyone in.  He pursues Sadie and slowly wins her over.  He is such a gentleman.  So strong, sincere, caring, protective, sexy and funny.  Sadie finds it hard to resist his advances.  And slowly finds herself falling for Brady.  He promises to not push her and to keep her safe.  That he will be there for her always. When life gets tough it is Brady closing down and trying to push Sadie away, but she will have none of that and stands right back up to him, telling him that she will always be there.

I loved the secondary characters.  Her Grandma Ida was a riot.  Her Mother, who is now trying to redeem herself for the way she has treated Sadie all these years, Grant, who it turns out was Brady’s childhood best friend.  His story is next and I cannot wait!  I absolutely hated Junior, Sadie’s father.  What an asshole.  I was so glad that she decided that she no longer needed him in her life.  She chose Brady over the monetary support that her father had given her all these years.  Just goes to show that if you set your mind to something, like changing your life for the better, that it is possible.  Brady has made her a better person.  As she has done the same for him.

This was a fairly quick read.  The sexual chemistry is hot hot hot!!!!  I love all of Brady’s dirty talk and how he is trying to teach Sadie to open herself up to it.  I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a sweet HEA. This is the first book that I have read by Michelle Lynn and I intend on reading more of her work.  I look forward to Grant’s story.