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Don't Let Him Go

(I Want Morrison #1)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  43 reviews
When a strict and careful corporate lawyer collides with a laid-back, risk-taking activist they find an unexpected, unexplainable, and possibly, an unemployment-risking kind of love.

Candace Gleason is making all of her dreams come true. She passed the bar, landed a great job, and is making a killer salary. Everything seems to be working out perfectly. That is until she’s
Kindle Edition, 253 pages
Published May 12th 2017
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Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, romance
“How did one say ‘I’m your new babysitter’ to a grown man?”

This is an opposites attract romance done right. Jack has been an activist for a while now and he doesn’t hesitate to face anyone in order to protect what he believes in, even if that means going up against his own father’s law firm or landing in jail… many many times … On the other hand, Candance has her own goals, working on a high paying job was her dream that actually came true when she got hired at a prestigious law firm
patrick Lorelli
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
A wonderful story about two people fighting really what their parents are or at least their presumptions. Candace Gleason has passed the bar and is working for a top law firm in San Francisco, her parents have always been activists and they are famous. They are also lawyers but do not work for any top law firms. Now having the job she has wanted she is hoping to climb the ladder. Her first high profile job is babysitting the boss’s eldest son Jack Morrison, who everyone feels is the black sheep ...more
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Newly graduated from law school, 26 year old Candace Gleason is mystified when her first task at her new job is that of babysitting her boss’ oldest son, Jack Morrison, who seems to have a vendetta against his family. Curious, yet up for the challenge, Candace meets Jack at his office, only to be ambushed and humiliated by him on national television. Seething, she is relieved when he advises he is going out of town. After Jack’s younger brother, Hayden, asks Candace to dinner, she accepts, but h ...more
Caitlyn Lynch
Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Don’t Let Him Go is a charming contemporary romance featuring an interracial couple; Jack Morrison is the epitome of the rich white trust-fund kid… right up until he realizes that his family’s corporation is ruining lives when they buy up old rent-controlled buildings and evict existing tenants in order to turn the buildings into high-priced luxury homes. After five years ‘finding himself’ he comes back and starts a non-profit dedicated to fighting the battles those tenants can’t afford for them ...more
Pelusa Rivera
Aug 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Received an ARC for my voluntary review for reading deals. I think this is the last time that I will read from this author. I may be the minority here, this is just not for me, not bad per se, but again not for me. Candace is a lawyer who is tasked to "baby sit" Jack and activist to keep him out of trouble. Thought I could get into story, read it, but still didn't capture my interest..

Ica Iova
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I absolutely loved to take the journey with Jack and Candace as they try to sort out their commitments to their jobs and feelings for each other.
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There are so many facets required to create a unique story that will keep people captivated from beginning to end. I love the writing style of Kay Harris as we still get both perspectives, however they were split in two parts, but it worked for how the story needed to be told.

Jack Morrison, left his family life and disappeared for five years after a crisis of conscience. He returned to run a non-profit organisation trying to help low income families retain their living arrangements. The problem
Rosie J.
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance Lovers
Do polar opposites attract? Yes, they do!

Candace Gleason, a newly minted corporate lawyer and Jack Morrison, a community activist and her employer's trust fund son meet when she's assigned to be his spy/babysitter/shadow. It's her job to keep him out of trouble as much as she can or at the very least post bail! Jack loves to get under Candie's skin, and she makes it so easy for him. Candace just wants to keep her job. Between Jack and her law firm it's a wonder if a girl doesn't lose more than h
Ryan Summers
Aug 01, 2017 rated it liked it
This was received through Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.

The entire story was told in first person, mostly through Candace’s POV. A portion of the book was devoted to Jack’s first person POV. This is book 1 in the ‘I Want Morrison’ series, so called because each book tells the story on one Morrison sibling. This is Jack’s story, the eldest Morrison child.

Candance Gleason…Candie to her dad and Jack…has finally achieved her dream. She is a new lawyer at a top firm, ready to work
Virginia Marks
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fresh out of college and successfully passing the bar, Candace is ready to take on the world. She comes from a "hippie" type family who attends sit-ins, protests, picketing, and occasional jailhouse visits. Going against her upbringing Candace prefers the finer things in life assuming that it would make her happy. She knows that she is the low person on the corporate ladder, so when she is assigned to watch over, baby-sit, over a proverbial thorn in the families side. She is headstrong, compassi ...more
Liz ~ Liz's Reading Life
While Candace Gleason was growing up she felt like there was more to life that what her parents were teaching her. So she made a plan for her career path and also for her personal life. But everything she thought she wanted is about to be turned upside down when she meets a man unlike any she's ever met before.

Jack Morrison was expected to lead his life a certain way but an unexpected event changes his course. He's been working hard for his non-profit that keeps him from an serious relationship,
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes, this is another one of those stories where the main character falls head over heels for the rich leading man and they tumble into a quick and intense romance. But what is different this time, to me, is the growth that the two characters go through as the story progresses. Candace grew up with a couple of hippies always fighting the good fight, but always wanted to live the rich, lavish life. Jack grew up in that rich, lavish life, and preferred to be the one fighting the good fight. It's th ...more
Jul 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
Sorry, this just didn't work for me. Not a bad story, in fact, the idea presented here is intriguing but the way the characters were portrayed just didn't seem to carry it off as well as it could have. There's too much that the reader has to believe each of these characters will accept as plausible to make this story work. For example, the whole notion of someone needing to "babysit" Jack due to his activities, the public embarrassment Jack puts Candace through almost immediately upon meeting he ...more
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not usually my genre but I sure couldn't put it down.

Really a nice romance with a little bit of suspense added in. Has a very believable story line. Being a woman and having a career, this was something I could really identify with. Working very hard to get a job and finally a good salary often makes that job very important. Important enough to fight to keep it and Candy or Candace as she asked to be called, felt it was that important. Working night and day to get that college degree and become
Margaret Watkins
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
When Candace Gleason gets her dream job, she has no idea just how much trouble she is going to get into. Don't Let Him Go is well written with minimal typos and an interesting story line. One wonders where our world would be today without the contribution made by activists. In general, activists make us uncomfortable as they prod our consciences and make us think seriously about issues that we would rather not address, whether it be human trafficking or saving rhinos. Jack Morrison is one of tho ...more
Cheryl  K
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved this book! Normally I do not enjoy the instant-love stories but this one perfectly suits both the story and its characters.
Candace Gleason is on her way to getting everything she dreamed of. After passing the bar exam she started her dream job with a major real estate corporation. As the newest member of the legal team Candace expects to be the bottom of the totem pole, what she does not expect is to be assigned as babysitter to owner’s activist son. Growing up with activist parents Cand
This book got better as you moved further into it. It started out slowly, and i had to put it aside.

I liked Jack. Hayden seemed smarmy. I liked Chelsea, their parents, Nancy, and Grace. I couldn't figure out what was wrong until I started writing this review. One thing was Clarice. All of the words were there, but she had no personality. She seemed stiff and stuffy. When she interacted with people throughout the book, I could pick up on their emotions, but I got nothing from her.

Secondly, somet
J.B. Trepagnier
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm still not sure how I feel about these romance books and movies where you've got a smart woman who spends her entire life chasing a dream, accomplishes that dream, then she meets a man and discovers that was never her dream and takes a totally different path in life. Why can't a woman in a cutthroat career continue to do so after she meets a guy? Why can't he be the one that changes careers after he meets her?

This book handled that scenario a little differently, so I rated it a little higher
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Candace Gleason, a freshly graduated lawyer, lands her dream job as a corporate lawyer. However, her dream job turns out to be making sure Jack Morrison, her new employers son, stays out of jail. This is no small feat as Jack is an activist who protests against high powered corporations like his family's.

The saying "Opposites Attract" is the basis of this story. Candace and Jack couldn't be any more different. The conflict between them is palpable... but can the attraction they feel overcome th
Anna Theurer (Anna's Bookshelf)
I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is a standalone, HEA full length novel. I devoured Kay Harris' "Love on Tour" series so I was excited to read Don't Let Him Go. The book was just good, but not my favorite by this author. The storyline was interesting and there was great character development. The first half is from Candice's POV with the second half from Jack's POV. I would have liked it a little better if it was alternating POV from chapter to chapter. Jack' ...more
Nutnut1(Lornajean Ford)
I recieved this ARC for an honest review 

This was my first book by this author  but not my last.

Although Jack comes from money,  his focus in life changed after an incident in his life, now he's on a crusade. Having set up a non profit organisation he is constantly butting heads. With the law and big companies even the company his family owns.

Candacen is the newbie a new lawyer at Jack's father's company. She has been tasked with baby sitting jack and keeping him out of trouble something that wi
T. Rosado
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!

What a fun story! I've wanted to read one of Kay Harris' rom-coms for awhile now and was excited to see the start of a new series. I am truly impressed. The story's premise alone was extremely creative and the multi-culture relationships were a beautiful addition. Another creative aspect was the story-telling format. The story was divided into 4 distinct parts with alternating H/h POV's. What could have been disjointed or stilted was instead a beautifully flowing romance story with no
The Cobbler's Daughter
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
No two people are more different than Candace Gleason and Jack Harrison. She is a high powered Corporate Attorney for a real estate firm. He runs a non profit that fights corporations just like his family happens to own. He is the black sheep of the family. She lives by the book.

There's instant chemistry when they meet but there is no way they could ever make it work...or could they? When Jack is about to chain himself to a bulldozer on the very property his father is set to gentrify, it's up t
Alex Jo
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
Candace just graduated out of law school and her first task in her first job was to babysit her boss’s son Jack because he is going in and out jail during doing street protests on human rights. In this book, we see what really happens with the ugly issue human trafficking and how media shows whatever it wants to show but in reality, there is much more to that in real life and this story opens your eyes to real life. In my eyes, this book is a very well-written book. .” I received a copy of this ...more
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was fun to read. I really liked both of the main characters, and the story flowed well as a relationship developed between them. The book was a bit shorter than what I usually read, but it still felt like a complete story. Everything seemed to wrap up nicely by the end of the book while still giving a little hint about the 2nd book in the series. This is a great book to read during a lazy afternoon.

I received this book as a free ARC copy, but my honest review is completely voluntary.
Quentin Feduchin
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I normally don't read 'this kind of thing', but one gets trapped.. The title fooled me.
It's not bad, quite imaginative, reasonable story..
Of course none of these people have much to do with LAYKI (life-as-you-know-it) but so what? I spose things can happen like that.
But just imagine doing what you want to do, enjoying it, getting an option to give it up, then getting a chance to do something else that you will enjoy, getting a wonderful girl/boy-friend, it all ends up wonderful; "jus' wonnerfu
Shana Frost
Feb 02, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love strong female leads and I loved many things about Candace Gleason. I liked that she had a go-getting mindset, which is rare in romance novels. And at the end *spoiler* she doesn't give up a corporate job *spoiler end* but still has a strong character arc.

Jack Morrison is a very unique character too: sweet, shrewd, headstrong and charming. I wonder how Candace keeps up.

If you like versatile characters and diversity in your story, get yourself a copy.

I was provided with a complimentary copy
Rachel Smart
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!

This is a story about a lawyer and an activist. Candace is a lawyer raised by activists and yearns to get a six figure job. She is so excited to get a position with Morrison law firm until she finds out her job is to babysit the owner's son. She is to keep Jack out of jail.
Jack is an activist. He can't help but constantly get in bad "arresting" situations.
This is a wonderful love story. Well written. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Don't Let Him Go (I Want Morrison Book 1) by Kay Harris
This is Candace Gleason and Jack Morrison's story.

This story is about Candace who is a lawyer and she is suppose to keep Jack who is an activist out of trouble.

The story line sounded interesting but I had the hardest time reading this story. It did not keep my interest. The characters were hard for me to relate to. I just couldn't stay interested in the story.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Jack is the rebellious black sheep of the family always getting onto trouble. Candace is deliriously happy about her new job with Morrison law firm until she realize that her job will be to keep Jack Morrison out of trouble ergo jail. These two butt heads at every step but there is a serious attraction going on as well. This is a well written story that will draw you in from the first page. I voluntarily agreed to receive an ARC of tis book for an honest review.
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