I enjoyed Letting Go for Love, the characters' interactions, the vivid descriptions, and the resolution. For me, I just needed a little more toward the end. However, this is a great read for contemporary romance lovers.


The Description

Publication Date: November 9, 2021

Dot Murphy is not living the life she had planned.

Married at eighteen to her first love, her life had seemed perfect until the only man she had ever loved was killed in a tragic car accident, leaving her alone to raise their two young boys.

Years later, Dot meets the one man to get under her skin emotionally and hormonally, Sebastian Boone. Boone falls hard for the auburn-haired mom and artist, but she is hesitant to do anything that will take her total focus off her boys.

Can Dot trust Boone enough to allow him to fully be part of her world? Can she love him, body and soul, and still be the mom she wants to be? Is their love strong enough to survive?


Dot… That bright auburn hair, worn in a simple bob, sometimes pulled back in a barrette. Those hazel eyes, the sprinkling of freckles on her nose. Damn, she was attractive as hell, and the fact that she seemed unaware of it made her even more desirable. He knew she had curves that could drive a man insane under those simple clothes she usually wore. Seeing her in jeans and that winter hat today made him want to grab her by the hand and run off to find a campfire where he could sit and hear her entire life story.

The Review

Letting Go for Love by Kris Francoeur was a quick read at less than two hundred pages. It was sometimes choppy since the story would skip in time without a clear delineation, but the characters had depth due to their pasts. 

Letting Go for Love is Boone and Dot’s story and her two young sons who lost their father in an accident many years before. Boone and Dot have had an attraction for the past, but now that he’s moving to Vermont permanently, can they be more than friends?

The prologue set the stage for what was to come. Boone seemed to fit right in and got along with Dot’s sons, but when Dot decides she’s their parent and they are always first in her life, Boone has no choice but to take a step back. Dot wants her cake and to eat it too since she still wants him in her life but with her setting all the rules and boundaries. Yes, they were good together, but he seemed always to be doing more in the relationship, and there really wasn’t a way to reason with her. 

Dot’s sons added layers to the story, as do Dot and Boone’s friends. There were a lot of vivid descriptions of the locations, the homes, the activities, and more. There is some closure, but the happily ever after was glossed over, and once invested in a story, I like to see how the HEA plays out. The epilogue skipped fifteen years ahead and rounded out the story nicely, but it was way too short and almost too little, too late.  

I enjoyed Letting Go for Lovethe characters’ interactions, the vivid descriptions, and the resolution. For me, I just needed a little more toward the end. However, this is a great read for contemporary romance lovers.Buy Links

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About The Author

My name is Kris Francoeur, and I am an author, educator, speaker, wife, mom, grandmother, and farmer living in Vermont.  I love to spend time with my family, travel, hike, kayak, knit, spin (fiber), garden, cook, and love time with my bees, alpacas and chickens.

Currently, I have published three romance novels with Solstice Publishing, and have one that will be released by Willow River Press in January 2020. My first three romances are written under the pen name of Anna Belle Rose, and they can be purchased in paperback format through my Book Store page on this website, or in e-book or paperback on Amazon.


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JoAnne Weiss
JoAnne Weiss
JoAnne Weiss, nee Montalbano, was born and raised in NYC until moving to CT with her family when she was 16 and she's never left. Married for 39 years with one grown son, she works in an elementary school office where she's been since it opened in 2003. Prior to that, she was an accountant in several corporations before becoming a stay at home mom for 12 years. JoAnne enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family, and extended family as well as with friends. She enjoys cooking and rarely uses a recipe the way it was intended but instead uses them and cooking shows to give her new ideas and suggestions. JoAnne has a huge bucket list of places she'd like to visit but has been lucky enough to travel to England, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and many states in the U.S. including Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine among others. Some of JoAnne's favorite genres include contemporary romance, chick-lit, romantic suspense, and historical romances including regency and those set in the west. JoAnne is on several author's street teams and enjoys interacting with many of them on Facebook as well as reading their newsletters. She has been lucky enough to meet some of her favorite authors among them Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Meg Tilly, Beatriz Williams, and Marie Bostwick. JoAnne took a road trip with her sister last fall and visited Nora Roberts' bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland for an authors' signing. She hopes to do more of this in the future. JoAnne leaves reviews for all books she reads on Goodreads and her reviews can be found at JoAnne currently reviews for two sites - and Previously she reviewed for which has since closed. Payment is in the form of receiving free books to read and review. Her mantra is too many books and not enough time!



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4-STAR REVIEW: LETTING GO FOR LOVE by Kris FrancoeurI enjoyed Letting Go for Love, the characters' interactions, the vivid descriptions, and the resolution. For me, I just needed a little more toward the end. However, this is a great read for contemporary romance lovers.