Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Release Blitz for The Art of Letting Go by M.C. Brightly

Title: The Art of Letting Go
Series: Happy Endings Resort
Author: M.C. Brightly
Release Date: March 1, 2017

When Hartley was seventeen she legally “divorced” her parents’, escaping the abusive home life that was leading her down the dark path of depression and suicide. Trying to heal and let go of her past, she leaves her hometown of Lanesboro, Minnesota and moves to Arden, South Carolina, to live with her aunt August for a fresh start at her new life. 

When her old foster family who are like the grandparents she never had surprise her with news that they’ve moved to Endings, South Carolina, she feels it’s the perfect time to experience her first road trip to the ocean. 
She meets a mysterious yet charming Milo, who lives in the Happy Ending’s Resort trailer park near her ex foster parents’. For the first time in her life she lets go of the pain of her past and allows herself to truly live and experience a summer full of adventure—finally feeling like a normal, wild, and carefree teenager she used to dream about being. 
It’s going to be a summer she’ll not soon forget with memories that’ll last her a lifetime.

Review by Gia:
The Art of Letting Go is book 15 the Happy Ending Resort series. The books in the series can be read as a standalone. Each story in the series is different and is written by a different author but then all happen at the Happy Ending Resort. I have read the first couple then I lost touch with the series. When I saw this one pop up in my newsfeed I took it as a sign it was time to head back to the Happy Ending Resort. I didn't read the blurb, I just jumped right in.
So, I have to admitted I was little judgy of Hartley right from the first sentence, "When I 'divorced' my parents at seventeen , I decided to move from Lanesboro, Minnesota to Arden, South Carolina to start my new life." Yup, I was like oh god this is going to be a story about some entitled brat. oh boy, was I wrong. Hartley has been through hell. Her parents were awful but she was able to escape and get good foster parents. Her childhood was not nice at all, it was gritty and cringe worthy. I kind of felt bad for judging Hartley before I read her story.
Hartley meets Milo while visiting her foster parents at the Happy Endings Resort. Milo lives there and he's also a lifeguard. He's sweet and nice to Hartley. I liked his and Hartley's relationship. After reading of her past, I really enjoyed reading about her having fun and enjoying life. The ending left me wanting more of Hartley and Milo.  

5 Amazeballs Stars!
All our lives we're taught not to talk to strangers and never to go anywhere with someone we don't know or trust. But what happens when that line between stranger and trusted adult is blurred?

In one day I had my heart broken and my entire life turned upside down all because I was naive enough to think this would never happen to me.

Now I lay here in this prison he's created for me and find myself saying, If only he had never kissed her...if only I had never decided to walk home...if only I never trusted him...I wouldn't be locked in this cold dark basement completely alone and wondering if this will be how my story ends?

Other Books in Series (All are standalones)
All buy links for the series can be found here!

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