Just Let Go is the second in the Harbor Pointe series by Courtney Walsh. This time around we get to know Quinn, a native who's never been anywhere but her home town, and Grady, an Olympic skier who has traveled the world. These two both have deep issues from the past and seem like water and oil when together, but sometimes sparks fly despite the differences. Quinn and Grady get to know each other and little by little the layers come off. Both characters show tremendous growth throughout the nearly 400-page novel. This is a good vacation read as it isn't deep, you can put it down for a few days and it'll wait for you to jump back in. Nice, sweet romance from an author reminiscent of Denise Hunter.
From the back cover:
For Quinn Collins, buying the flower shop in downtown Harbor Pointe fulfills a childhood dream but also gives her the chance to follow in the footsteps of her mother, who owned the store before leaving town twenty years ago and never looking back. Completing renovations, however-- while also preparing for a prestigious flower competition her mother is judging--soon has Quinn in over her head. Not that she'd ever ask for help.
Quinn's father and his meddling friends find the perfect solution in notorious Olympic skier Grady Benson. When his pit stop in the old-fashioned lakeside town leads to a fight and property damage, helping Quinn as a community service sentence seem like the best way to avoid more negative press.
Quinn finds Grady reckless and entitled; he thinks she's too uptight. Yet as they begin working together, Quinn sees glimpses of the vulnerability behind the bravado, and Grady learns from her passion and determination, qualities he seems to have lost in his pursuit of Olympic gold. When a well-intentioned omission has devastating consequences, Grady finds himself cast out of town-- and Quinn's life-- possibly forever. Forced to face the hurt holding her back, Quinn has to choose: let go or risk missing the adventure of a lifetime.
This book provided for review by Tyndale