Book Review: Before I Let Go

Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan is an emotional journey through love and loss, befores and afters, good and bad, triumph and tragedy. It’s an intense, thoughtful story of what happens when love isn’t enough to keep you together.

Summary: Josiah and Yasmen Wade have an unshakable connection. They’re an “it” couple who seem to have IT all: Unyielding love. A wonderful family. A thriving business. But love and intention isn’t always enough. Now living separate lives, Josiah and Yasmen must find a way to co-exist as partners in business and in parenting. Moving on, however, becomes a complex and challenging gauntlet littered with regrets, repressed feelings, and lingering resentments. The healing they both crave must begin from within, requiring them to unpack personal truths and traumas never addressed, and that may prove the toughest obstacle of all to hurdle.  

What’s to love. Before I Let Go is a beautiful exploration of what happens when the foundation that cements your life is profoundly cracked. Appropriately, it’s not a shiny story – not one bit. It’s an exploration of the intersection of grief, self-love/awareness, and partnership, and, as with any of Ryan’s novels, you can expect a beautifully crafted, gut-wrenching story decorated with exquisite language and intense messages. This novel is rich with feeling and frustration – the type that lingers long after you’ve read the last page.

Before I Let Go releases in November.