Don’t Let Go by Jaci Burton is the sixth book in her Hope series, but can be read by itself. This fun contemporary romance is a great summer read! Don’t forget to check out the giveaway below!
[Some Spoilers; Mature Audiences]
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Every now and then, you need an easy read with lots of romance and a little drama. That’s what Don’t Let Go by Jaci Burton is. The novel is part of her Hope series, but it can be read by itself. I hadn’t read any before this and managed just fine.
This novel centers around Megan Lee and Brady Conners.
Megan owns a bakery in town and has a pretty big crush on Brady, who works in the local auto shop. He likes Megan, too, but he’s good at pushing those feelings away. He has a plan, and that doesn’t include falling for someone who had no interest of ever leaving Hope.
Two years ago, Brady came back to his hometown after his brother’s death and never left. Megan has been sending him signals since then, but he’s played aloof very well.
All that changes when Megan begins making a much more concerted effort to win his attention. She brings him pastries and coffee, helps him with his new dog, and casually invites him over for dinner. What starts out as very simple begins to change as their feelings grow. Megan is ready to go with the flow, but Brady doesn’t think this is what he wants.
This novel was a quick read. I like the premise of the baker and the mechanic very much, and it had a very small town feel which I can completely relate to.
Megan is a great main character. She knows what she wants, she’s independent, and strong. I liked Brady, too. He’s loyal despite being guarded, and when he’s at his best, he’s so loving and sweet.
The leads have such great chemistry, too.
He’d never thought much about sex other than a means to get off, to lose himself for a few minutes, and not have to think. To be completely focused on sexual release.
But here he was, staring at those beautiful brown eyes of Megan’s and actually feeling something.
It was damned uncomfortable, but also damned amazing at the same time.
A connection. He hadn’t felt a connection to someone in a really long time.
Then there are some scenes that are downright fan yourself hot as well.
I did have a couple of issues with some of the language during certain scenes. It seemed really formal for family conversations and a little over romanticized. I also thought it was quite strange that Megan had a relationship with his brother, Kurt, before he died and casually brought it up to Brady on their first date. A lot of their conversations were about Kurt, and not really about their own relationship.
That being said, I’d definitely recommend it for a nice summer read. Tatted biker who loves dogs? Yeah, I’ll always be there for that!