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Letting Love Go

(Damaged Heart #1)

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Seven years ago, high school sweethearts Emma and Ryan were torn apart in the most shocking and unexpected way.

Over the years, Emma Leroux has learned to survive by building walls around her damaged heart. Exploited and betrayed by those closest to her, grieving the loss of her father and never really letting go of her first love has Emma at a new low in her life.

Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published April 18th 2017
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Beauty And The Books
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book it had me in my feelings I wanted so bad for her to see Ryan! I would get mad and start talking to the book telling her turn around he's right there but that never happen this book was so good! I can't wait for the next book ...more
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Emma is a young woman in her last year of law school and working as a clerk in a firm run by her late father’s friend who has had a pretty miserable life to this point. Her mother was petty and jealous, making sure to try to ruin Emma and her father’s relationship as much as she could. Then, the mother meddled in Emma’s relationships. Both past and present, to the point she is still pushing a young man on Emma that Emma has already broken up with because she caught him cheating on her with a fri ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Where do I begin with this review.... I have no idea because I have so many emotions on this book. I was reading it and I thought OMG Emma and Ryan they were going to have their HEA but then Ryan up and disappears without a word and Emma is left heart broken and all alone. For seven years Emma has mourned her relationship with Ryan and she wants him back. She looks for his face everyday when she is out but she never finds it and the relationships she does give a chance don't work out because she ...more
Oct 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I didn't like the introduction at first because I knew her mom had something to do with Emma's breakup with Ryan and some reason she wanted Emma with Vincent. Did really start liking the story until Emma met Jodi. After reading a bit I truly believed her mom really wanted what she thought was best for her daughter. She just didn't know how. Which is true for me too. My dad and I have a close bond and I don't know how things would be with my mother and I if something happened to him. But I am a l ...more
Polly Barreto
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by Ms. LeBoeuf and I loved it!

I cried from the first page to the very last page! The tears fell from joy, happiness, sorrow and heartbreak, this book has all the feels!

Everyone needs their lobster and Emma just can’t seem to find hers. Ryan (the love of her life) disappeared seven years ago without so much as a word to Emma and she then surrounded her heart by a thick wall. Due to some really “bad boyfriends” and what transpired through their relationships, Em
Wendy Hodges
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to win the first 3 books in this series in a competition for which I am very grateful. My review is my own opinion and in no way influenced on how I got the books.
I love books that contain deep emotions, ones that as you are reading they hook you in until you are completely entrenched in what's happening and how they are feeling in the story. To the point that you feel these emotions, you get a lump in your throat and a few tears in your eyes. The angst and pain take you back
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
PSA: To get the most enjoyment of Letting Love Go, I suggest reading “Pieces of Us”. It’s a short read, but it sets the foundation for the Damaged Heart Series. (currently free on Amazon!) With that said:
Emma is the epitome of a damaged heart. This is a case where you ask yourself, how much can one heart handle. She lost her father; her strength, her sounding board, her sense of reason. And she lost her boyfriend, the love of her life. Then there’s more heartbreak and betrayal that she just does
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
How to avoid spoilers??? I don't know! I gotta be honest here. I lost my dad a few years ago and this book ripped the heart right out of me all over again. This character is someone you identify with instantly. I love books where the character's emotions drive the story as much or more than the external events and this is one. I was wrapped up and taken for an emotional ride from the word go. The writing is sincere and smart. for all that the main characters are self protective because of emotio ...more
Barbara Gartman
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bad luck seems to follow Emma everywhere she goes. Until She met Justin but, is he too good to be true? You'll have to read Letting Love Go to find out for yourself.

I enjoyed Letting Love Go so much. There were a couple of times that I had to unwillingly put it down though. Some parts were just so overwhelmingly emotional that I had to regroup before continuing. This one really got to me. The author does a fantastic job of laying out every situation with such detail that you feel like you are o
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, romance
This is a great book! The story quickly drew me in and kept me turning the pages until I finished. I really enjoy character driven stories and these characters are likable, and complex. The settings are wonderfully described so it felt as though I were right there with the characters. There is a prequel novella I recommend reading before starting this book, it isn't necessary but it will give a more complete background to the story and help give more depth of character.

I received a copy of this
Christina Williams
May 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
I felt this book wasn't going anywhere, it was kind of sitting in one spot. Talking about one or two things only. I continued to wait for something to happen, I kept trying to give it a chance. I actually finished the book and even more disappointed to find out that I would have to wait for the next book to know the rest of the story! Maybe it said somewhere that it was it was a 2 book story? I don't know. See for yourself how you feel. ...more
Mona williams
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this book was amazing ! loved it! its about a young woman who has boyfriend but pushes him away so he leaves. she still loves him. she has bad relationships so she decides to go away with a friend. she meets a hot guy . will she be ready to give him a chance? read to find out what happens. thanks for giving me a chance to read this book!
Jackie Ziegler
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
nice start to the series

Ryan and Emma grew up together and fell in love. Ryan left for the military and left emma behind.. 7 years later Ryan is back and is hoping to rekindle things with Emma.. With their pasts and what Emma has been through over the last 7 years will she give Ryan a chance or will she move on

This is book 1 of at least a 2 book series
Jennifer Daniels
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I absolutely love this series! Emma and Ryan just cannot catch a break. As much as I love Ryan, I'm really liking Justin. The characters and storyline are just captivating. There is just so much to this story, you just have to read it to understand how amazing Katharina LeBoeuf is as a writer!!!!
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Letting Love Go by Katharina LeBoeuf is a romance novel and is part of the Damaged Hearts Series.

Meet Emma, a 25year old law school student and Part time worker in a law firm.
She lost her highschool love Ryan years ago. After 7 years she´s still hung up on him. But it´s time to let him go and move on.
Ryan choosed a military career. Now he´s back in New Orleans. But is he too late?
I liked the characters and how they grew up. I liked the words. But the book ends in a cliffhanger, and I really can´
Kim Whitehead
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Letting Love Go sucked me in!! It frustrated me to no end! I hated that Emma went through so much crap and wanted her and Ryan to get back together! Great read!!
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am loving Emma's story. There are parts I am trying to tell her what to do but she isn't listening. I can't wait to see what happens as their story continues in the next book.. So good!!! ...more
Michelle  Brown
rated it it was amazing
May 06, 2017
S-n-M Book Blog - Steph
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it

That's my brain at the end of this book!!^^

I fell in deep love with these characters and I was on the edge of my seat wondering how this was all going to turn out and then she hits me with a cliffy! the cliffy of a lifetime. NOW I have to wait until May. What the.. wha... I'll be over in the corner pouting.

I need more!!!!
Kirsten Martin
rated it really liked it
Jun 02, 2017
United Indie Book Blog
Apr 14, 2017 rated it really liked it

Overall I really liked this book.  The story is about Emma and Ryan but I feel like it's mostly Emma's story.  I wish there was more from Ryan's POV.   I feel so bad for Emma she has to deal with so much both before and during the book.  I think Paige is a great friend for her. At certain points it's slow but it really picks up when Emma gets to Aspen.  It's truly a story of will there be a second chance at love or will both Emma and Ryan let love go and move on.  The book ends with a cliffhange
Ria Alexander  - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
Finding love in unexpected places

After reading the prequel PIECES OF US, I really wanted to know how Emma and Ryan moved on with their lives in LETTING LOVE GO. Katharina did not fail to let me down at all. When the prequel finished I was left shattered, so I knew that whatever I read in this one, was more than likely going to play on all my emotions once again. I wasn't wrong, laughter, tears and rage were experienced on several occasions and I would go through all of it again.

Katharina's style
Nicole Lloyd
Mar 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Heartbroken and damaged Emma decides it time to let go of the past. Ready to heal decides its time move, and find love once again.

Ryan left Emma to begin his military career. He’s ready to go back to Emma and start their life together. But is he too late?

Emma decides to go on a week-long vacation. She ends up meeting Justin during her vacation. Can Justin break down those walls she has built around her heart? And can Emma really let go of the past, and begin to really heal?

Overall I loved the b
Paula Albert
rated it really liked it
Jun 19, 2017
Brandy Roberts
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW after reading Pieces of Us I could not wait to get my greedy hands on Letting love go and just WOW talk about major roller coaster of emotions . The characters are both likable and frustrating and I love it Emma's and Ryan's story is truly heartbreaking . Emma I felt really bad for her shes still in love with a boy now man that stole her heart but she comes to a decision to move on and find happiness once again and it's amazing the kind of strength that she shows and I admire that in a heroi ...more
Danielle Swainston
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Having read the short prequel (Pieces of us) i could not wait to read this book, second chance romance books are always high on my go to list. This book dives right in from where the prequel left off which was good. I love Ryan, how supportive and protective of Emma he is melts my heart. Emma, what can i say the things this poor girl has to go through breaks my heart, i wanted so many times to be able to reach out to her and give her a hug.

Both Emma and Ryan havent spoke or seen each other in s
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Oct 08, 2017
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I feel like watching a drama series with all the emotions and happenings going on in this story. I'm so in love with the idea of Emma and Ryan, especially since we got our hearts broken in Pieces of us, but I can't help but fall in love with Justin as well! The anticipation for the conclusion is just too much, the build up for Emma-Justin is just too sweet and I don't know if my heart can take another excitement like that!

I was provided a copy for review purposes.
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