Title: Don’t Let Go (The Invisibles #1)
Author: Michelle Lynn
Blurb: 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 popular local band in the college town. 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?
I’ve worked out the problem I’m having with contemporary romances, it’s actually me! I worked this out during this book because, while there was nothing too bad about it, I just couldn’t get into it at all.
Michelle Lynn is a good writer and this shows well in this book, especially those sex scenes, but I felt like I’d read similar stories a hundred times before and my mind just wandered a lot.
In fact, I only have a couple of complaints about Don’t Let Go and they were mostly that Brady seemed ultra-creepy to me in some scenes and the fact that it was a little bit clichéd, what with TheEvilOtherWoman!Trope which could’ve easily been resolved.
Oh, and the insta-love thing but I’ve come to accept that this is now a part of romance novels and I just shrug and get on with it. I know that I need to do that with TheEvilOtherWoman!Trope as well but so often that can veer so easily into sexism and misogyny that I can’t just brush it aside.
I didn’t notice too much sexism in Don’t Let Go and if there was any then I forgot to mark it on my Kindle or my eyes glazed over it as like I said, I couldn’t get into this book. I had to sit down and force myself to read at one point.
Overall, I do feel bad for giving this two stars, for once, but I can’t justify three. If I did halves then I’d probably give it two and a half but I don’t. I would recommend it if you like contemporary but I think that ship has sailed for me.