Can’t Let Go by Gena Showalter Review




5 Smooches!



With trust issues a mile long, Ryanne Wade has sworn off men.  Then Jude Laurent walks into her bar and all bets are off.  The former Army Ranger has suffered unimaginably, first being maimed in battle then losing his wife and daughters to a drunk driver. Making the brooding widower smile is priority one. Resisting him? Impossible.

To Jude, Ryanne is off limits. And yet the beautiful bartender who serves alcohol to potential motorists tempts him like no other. When a rival bar threatens her livelihood, and her life, he can’t turn away.  She triggers something in him he thought long buried, and he’s determined to protect her, whatever the cost.

As their already scorching attraction continues to heat, the damaged soldier knows he must let go of his past to hold on to his future…or risk losing the second chance he desperately needs.



I have been dying for this book.  Not literally!  But God, I wanted it.  Jude is just my type of hero.  He is broody, tortured, and wounded.  I just love these sorts of books and through reading the rest of the series, i knew I was going to love this book, but I just didn’t expect that it was going to pull at every darn heartstring in my chest.

Jude’s story was just so much more than I thought it was going to be.  I knew it was going to hurt but the scenes when he’s alone and he mourns all that he has lost really hurt me more than I thought they would.  How much he wants Ryanne but wouldn’t take her was just so sad.

When I was wasn’t all broken up about Jude, I was laughing at Ryanne.  She was a hoot and such a fun character to read like most of this authors heroines.  Showalter never lets me down in the heroine department.  But this heroine in particular I really adored in this series.

Also the sexy time in this book seemed just a bit hotter than the others which I definitely wasn’t mad about.

Laughter, tears, smoking hot sex, Can’t Let Go had a little something for every reader.  5 stars!