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Letting Go (Anchored Hearts #1)

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  418 Ratings  ·  113 Reviews
Book 1 in The Anchored Hearts Series.
Letting Go
Hiding Away
Letting Go of You
Fading Away
Letting Go of Us

***Adult content, language, strong sexual content. 18+ please***

What happens when the girl who's only read about BDSM meets a flawed Dom?
Will their tortured souls find love amidst the pleasure and the pain?
Or will misconceptions and unrealistic expectation
Paperback, 383 pages
Published (first published December 16th 2013)
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Delicious! In more ways than one, I was eating up page after
page and couldn't stop. This has a bit of everything~~ crime,
suspense, old flings, sex, ALOT OF SATISFYING SEX! Off the
chart hot! The characters are well developed, take a
feisty redhead, a very likeable one I must add, and team her
up with an extremely wealthy hot piece, named James.

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I'd say he fits the long haired beautiful- eyed hottie that
James is. A real estate investor with a serious sex drive, but
oh that would be a plus.

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Jan 02, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been waiting for this to come up on my calendar to read. I have watched the launch party, other bloggers enjoying the books, I have loved being a part of it. (Thank you J.M. Witt for an early copy of Letting Go too!) It finally arrived, the day I had planned to read Letting Go and I jumped right in.

I really liked it. It was a hot steamy ride through a very … I don’t want to say fragile … but kind of delicate relationship. I feel like if James had made just the wrong move in one direction,
Skye Turner
I really enjoyed this book! There were a few similarities to other books, but in my opinion, this book was better written.
I do want to warn you though, there is a lot of sex. A lot. If you do not want to read that, then you want to skip this book.
Cassidy is a fierce redhead (which I love). She has the passion and the intensity, as well as the temper, associated with redheads. She's been through some traumatic events and is moving on with her life.
James is a sexy, mysterious, character and I w
Dec 09, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Let me start by saying that this book certainly did not disappoint in the Hotness category! I feel like I needed a cold shower after some chapters. There's one section where Cassidy and James go for a bike ride and they end up back at Cassidy's place... That is hands down my favorite section of the book. The whole ride on the motorcycle scene shows a tender side of James and you really see how crazy he is for Cassidy. Plus, after
Obsession Is A Book - Terrie
(ARC received from author in exchange for an honest review)

This is a debut book for J.M Witt and she has done a great job with it.

The synopsis reads as though this is a second chance at love but this is not really the case. If you avoid books that are second chance love one DON’T avoid this one. Cassie sees/meets James while out and about but they do nothing about the obvious attraction between them. Cassie has gone through numerous tragedies with one being quite recent. I love the way that the
Shih-tzus Happens
Mar 17, 2015 Shih-tzus Happens rated it it was amazing
Wow this is a powerful work of art here. The Author takes you on journey of love, heart break and murder even. The story is laid out well and the plot is very well thought out.
James the main male character in this book is tall, dark, handsome and rich. He has had his eye on our Cassidy for a while as she has had her eye on him; can they overcome all the odds and end up together? This is an adult book and has some BDMS in it but is well done and not violent. I cannot wait to read book two. A job
Dimaris rossy
Mar 11, 2014 Dimaris rossy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This guy is amazing with her! I got a little disoriented with the changes in POV but got the hang of it. He has everything. Sexy, alpha, hot, responsible, sweet, honest, you name it- he has it. Also the book is just enough down to earth. You get to read about real every day things that we do. Really looking forward to the next one to know more about their journey...and the family. They are made for each other but I would really like him to manhandle me...
Jul 12, 2014 Margaret rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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What a great read! 4.5 Stars!

What an awesome debut novel by JM Witt! The story she weaves around James and Cassidy draws you in and wraps you up, making you want more and wishing you had a James all of your own!

Both Cassidy and James have secrets and scars from their past. James has wanted Cassidy since he first met her at the bar he owns, but fate intervenes…Cassidy’s best friend Holly is killed during a drug/gang related shooting that occurs outside of James’s bar, and Cassidy spends the next
Jun 04, 2014 Books&Dreams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is book one in the Anchored Hearts Series.
I gave this book 5 stars.

This is James and Cassidy's story.

Cassidy love her life she has a best friend a wonderful job and when she isn't working she is out with her friends partying with them. Her boyfriend Dan is just what she needs because she is not really looking for anything serious. But when she meets James the owner of the bar and they shake hands there is an instant attraction. James feels it and so does Cassidy. They don't act on it. Y
Melodi Mance
Mar 07, 2014 Melodi Mance rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book is H.O.T.!! I loved it! Right from the beginning it captivates you.

I loved how honest Cassidy is with her self, she's a strong female character. She deals with some tragedy ( ill try to not give to much away), but she holds her own. she doesn't let it destroy her, but there's a lot about it she doesn't know. Until a blast from the past walks back into her life sweeping her off her feet and filling her in along the way.

James Benedict III (JB3). MY OH MY where do I
Apr 20, 2014 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The beginning of this story starts off with a life changing tragedy, but then picks up and forward. It is fast paced and straight to the point. Just how I like it. :D

Cassidy and James under the best of circumstance both had so much going on for them both when they first met. They can sense a connection between the two of them whenever their eyes met. A tragedy strikes and their connection is severed by betrayal, lies, and mistrust. A few months later with persuasion or rather fate, they meet aga
C.M. Johnson
Mar 31, 2014 C.M. Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like many contemporary romance novels – There is a LOT more to the lives of the main characters than the readers sees at the beginning of the story and what a wonderful journey that is!

Starting with two best friends, Cassidy and Holly, who often feel as if they are all there is for each other we get to enjoy a snapshot of their relationship – One where they feel, even to the reader, as if they are closer than sisters and support each other as such. But that happiness is soon lost and, as we find
J.M. Witt
What begins as a chance meeting changes two lives forever.

Cassidy Charles is happy with life until tragedy strikes and everything turns upside down. Picking herself back up, she runs into the one man who was with her on that fateful night, James, and she has no idea what to do next!

James Benedict III, also known as JB3, is notorious in his town. A playboy and real estate investor, James can’t stop thinking of Cassidy. He holds the key to the secrets of that horrible night but is afra
Karen Hrdlicka
Apr 13, 2014 Karen Hrdlicka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have had this book on my Kindle for awhile and am so glad I finally got to read it. For me the the plot built slowly but it was a nice literary device. When the plot lines came together, they hit the reader full force. I enjoyed Ms. Witt's characters, all of them are strong and resilient. Cassidy has had more than her fair share of tragedy in her life. These things appear to come back to haunt her, but the support of her brother and James will see her through any issues that she encounters. ...more
Tracey Marec
Mar 17, 2014 Tracey Marec rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emotional roller coaster for sure. Well written, well developed characters both main and supporting.

Cassidy is a vibrant young lady who knows that she wants a career as a party planner. Her dating life is okay, nothing special at least not yet. She lives with her best friend and they are having the time if their lives for now.

James is this gorgeous mystery man she sees at a bar one night. She can't seem to get him out if her mind and her dreams. The chemistry between him and Cassidy is electrify
Jan 31, 2014 Cathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

There was so much emotion seeping from this book. It varied between laughter to tears and everything in between. James is the uber hot, protective, and loving. JM's writing is so descriptive that you can actually picture yourself in the story as it unfolds. For a debut novel, she has knocked this one out of the hotness park with the steaminess that is off the charts.

Cassidy's character dies not disappoint. She is a very strong female who has dealt with tragic events in her life that she has not
Letty  (Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)
Cassidy and James met while she had a boyfriend, but both felt the spark when they shook hands. After a horrible tragedy, Cassidy is left broken and doesn't see James for a long time. When they find themselves again, the fire between them is smoldering HOT and a herd of stampeding buffaloes can't keep them apart.
The characters are wonderful and the storyline kept my attention. The book has everything to make a good story; drama, friendship, laughs, sorrow, lust, and love. The sex scenes burn HOT
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
What a brilliant debut book this was.
Cassidy has been through a lot yet she's come out the other side smiling. James is the oh so hot millionaire playboy. This is their story. It's a totally hot book with lots of sex in it. I loved the storyline. Although the POV changed a lot I totally loved this book. It doesn't end in a cliff hanger but there is certainly more to their story.
Received in return for an honest review.
Drue DePompei-Hoffman
Letting Go is a wonderfully written story by new Indie Author J. M. Witt. 2013 seemed to be my year to discover wonderful Indie Authors and their books. I was enthralled by so many intriguing stories and as the year came to a close I can add Letting Go to that list. Even though this review is posting in 2014 I actually finished the book a few days before New Years Eve.

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Heather Way
Dec 19, 2013 Heather Way rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
wow this book just made me feel loss, love and excited all at the same time!! From the very beginning you weren't sure how things would turn out with Cassidy!!! And there is James he is dark knight Prince Charming all wrapped in one!!! I did love it!! Must read!!!!
J.M. Witt
Jul 06, 2014 J.M. Witt rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Since I wrote it, I love it!!! Cassidy and James have just begun their story! Stay tuned for more!!!
Claudine Van
Dec 20, 2014 Claudine Van rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!!
Jan 15, 2016 Courtney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

In Letting Go by J.M. Witt we are introduced to Cassidy and James. Having only seen each other from afar, they are suddenly connected to one another through a tragic event and a lucky 2nd chance.
Cassidy Charles is a really fun character. While she has dealt with devastating and tragic events in her life she has been able to flourish and move on in her life. I have noticed a pattern lately in female characters who are very whiny and
Helen Stothard
Dec 11, 2013 Helen Stothard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Our tongues began a torrid dance that had my entire body standing at attention. It was a kiss I would never forget and one I never wanted to end".

I found it a little hard to read this book as sometimes one sentence is from Cassidy's POV and the next is James, I noticed it less as the story unfolded. (This was an ARC copy and the author is working on this with her editor prior to release) I was also left hanging at the end, it's not a cliffhanger but I expected more from the ending. Okay, enough
5 Hot and Sizzling Stars!!!

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LOVED everything about this story, the character's connections, the emotions, the twists and turns....all of it!!!!

JM Witt has done an amazing job expressing the sexual desire two people can share, even when their worlds are being torn apart. I felt the loss and hurt Cassidy experiences and the lust and raw emotion James poured into her wounds. These two characters start slow and steady, but holy hell....just wait.

Just when you think all is happy and calm....BAM a tw
Dec 27, 2013 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"At that moment every trivial thing telling me to run from him seemed to fall away. Be careful, you're playing with fire. I like fire. Burn me if you must."

Say goodbye to Christian Grey and say hello to Jackson James Benedict III!!!!
Dominate--CHECK, Hot elevator sex--CHECK, billionaire with a rocky past--DOUBLE CHECK! The chemistry between Cassidy and James is panty wetting for anyone reading this book!

Cassidy is a young party planner that is slowly moving up the chain in her job. She has just l
Andrea King
Jan 17, 2014 Andrea King rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 stars

Letting Go captured my heart from the very beginning. Just after the first few chapters, I was crying my heart out feeling all broken and vulnerable. I had no idea what to expect after my “breakdown” and I never put the book down after that.

I felt an immediate connection with Cassidy from the get go. Although I cannot say I knew how she was feeling after the incident, I had an idea how she must have been feeling. I just lost a very close and dear friend a year ago almost to the day and
Kara Bailey
Dec 22, 2013 Kara Bailey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cassidy is an event planner and hasn’t had any luck with dating or men in general. In the beginning, Cass is living with best friend Holly and dating bassist Dan. Enter James, the new bar owner of The Blue Horse where Dan’s band currently plays. Cass becomes obsessed with seeing, touching, and hearing James. Until one night changes everything. Cass has so much to overcome and being a red headed Scorpio doesn’t help! As Cass is planning an annual masquerade ball for a high profile client, she ...more
DJ Sakata
Sizzling yet sweet. Wear oven mitts while reading this one ladies - it brings the heat, as well as the spice. I would give it 4 1/2 stars if possible. I reserve 5 stars for stories that make me cry and/or laugh aloud. While this one did neither, it did give me a huge case of 2 deadly sins - envy and lust. Oh my! Christian Grey is a hack compared to my new BBF (Book Boy Friend)! JB3 is a much better boyfriend, and I just love his moniker. In addition to the steamy, spicy, juicy, sizzling sex ...more
Kelly Anne  O'Connor
Good start to a new series !

This is book one in a new series from New author Michelle Witt

Firstly I did enjoy this book each chapter left me wanting more,but at times it also left me confused, as I couldn't tell who's POV the story was being told from. In places there would be one line from James and the next from Cassidy this was not easy to read or understand and I found myself having to re-read sections again.
Although this seemed to be sorted by the middle of the book.

Having said that I did
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Residing in Metro Detroit, International Bestselling Author J. M. started writing poetry and short stories as a young girl. Rediscovering her love of reading, after having her fourth child, she started writing again. She also works full time as an Office Manager for a large landscaping company.

Letting Go, her first publication, was released in December 2013 and My Secret Submission, her 9th, was
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