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Not Letting Go ❮Reading❯ ➹ Not Letting Go Author Danni Keane – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk YA M M short storyWhen someone dies, how are you supposed to behave Josh Roberts has no idea Losing his dad has left him deeply confused He loved his dad, so why isn t he crying All Josh can think abo YA M M short storyWhen someone dies, how are you supposed to behave Josh Roberts has no idea Losing his dad has left him deeply confused He loved his dad, so why isn t he crying All Josh can think about is spending time with his boyfriend, Bradley He can t wait to go Not Letting eBook ä to Uni, when he and Bradley will finally get to be aloneBradley wants nothing than to give love and support to his grieving boyfriend But Josh s expectations of a life together next year are putting a lot of pressure on him He s not going to get good enough grades for Uni, especially if whenever they are in Josh s room they don t get round to any real studying Why can t Josh understand that.


10 thoughts on “Not Letting Go

  1. Susan Susan says:

    geeeeeeeeee whhhhheeeeeeee squeeeeeeee tweeeeeeee


  2. Justin Justin says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOO I want , MORE, MORE 4.5 starsI read the free prequel to this story, Sunshine and Buttercups, prior to starting this one so I was off and running with the characters and plot page 1 And page 1 is where the first tears fell My tears That s when I knew this was a winner.This is a sweet, YA, friends to lovers story There s a tiny bit of angst and a lot of emotion in this book and I enjoyed every word And of course I d love to see Josh and Bradley s story continue in Ms K NOOOOOOOOOOO I want , MORE, MORE 4.5 starsI read the free prequel to this story, Sunshine and Buttercups, prior to starting this one so I was off and running with the characters and plot page 1 And page 1 is where the first tears fell My tears That s when I knew this was a winner.This is a sweet, YA, friends to lovers story There s a tiny bit of angst and a lot of emotion in this book and I enjoyed every word And of course I d love to see Josh and Bradley s story continue in Ms Keane s future writings Hint, hint


  3. Trisha Harrington Trisha Harrington says:

    Not letting go is a short YA short story by Danni Keane I really enjoyed reading this and it was an easy 5 stars This short story covers two things The death of a parent and growing up Ms Keane did a very good job with both those things while adding in the romance and connecting it with the two main topics.Josh was the protagonist He was a young man who lost his dad and had a couple of small issues with his boyfriend He was 17 years old, growing up and moving on But all that was too much Not letting go is a short YA short story by Danni Keane I really enjoyed reading this and it was an easy 5 stars This short story covers two things The death of a parent and growing up Ms Keane did a very good job with both those things while adding in the romance and connecting it with the two main topics.Josh was the protagonist He was a young man who lost his dad and had a couple of small issues with his boyfriend He was 17 years old, growing up and moving on But all that was too much I felt bad for him and could connect with him I know what it s like to lose your dad, although I didn t know mine the emotion is still there.I really loved Bradley He was a great, supportive boyfriend to Josh during his grief It was sad to see him struggle with his own issues and holding Josh up at the same time When he snapped I wasn t surprised It was all done nicely and kept me interested The length of the story was just right for the way the story was written.I highly recommend this YA short story It was perfect for me and even the size was good because it didn t bore me to tears It would be nice for someone who wants to read a nice short, sweet story or someone who might have lost a parent.Highly recommend this This book was provided by the author for a fair and honest review.


  4. Sheziss Sheziss says:

    This story is so cute it almost hurts This story is so cute it almost hurts


  5. Macky Macky says:

    This is not a long read, in fact it only runs at about 301 locations on my Kindle but in those 301 locations is one of the sweetest, most poignant YA stories Ive read for a longtime The story deals with the loss of a loved parent, first love and the fears and doubts that come with it and the realisation that life is always changing and that things can t always stay as they are Josh and Bradley are 17, they are still in the flush of first love and ready to take their lives into a new stage with This is not a long read, in fact it only runs at about 301 locations on my Kindle but in those 301 locations is one of the sweetest, most poignant YA stories Ive read for a longtime The story deals with the loss of a loved parent, first love and the fears and doubts that come with it and the realisation that life is always changing and that things can t always stay as they are Josh and Bradley are 17, they are still in the flush of first love and ready to take their lives into a new stage with college and the call of adulthood on the horizon Luckily they have been able to be open around their families about their relationship that is still in the stage of making out frantically, lots of heated kisses and fumblings but no full on sex There s no homophobia or angst around them being gay but as the book opens, Josh has just been told the sad news and his first reaction is to ask for Bradley, you know that this is not a callous move against his mum, its obvious both of them have been expecting it as his dad has been ill for a while so the reaction we see is not hysterical grief, just a sad resignation that finally the inevitable has happened, so he needs the comfort from his Bradley who he realises at that moment he has truly fallen in love with and both his and Bradley s mum are happy to let the two of them comfort each other This is essentially an emotionally driven story that brought tears to my eyes from the first word and its why I can t give it less than 5 stars because Danni Keane has captured every emotional response from every character perfectly and my own emotions responded in kind Bittersweet, tender and poignant I became totally engaged in Josh s struggle to come to terms with everything that was going on around him I have to say it was beautifully written and sensitively handled I want to knowabout Josh and Bradley because they made me care Sad but sweet at the same time, I loved it This preview copy was given to me by the author in return for an honest and unbiased review and that s what I ve given


  6. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) Heather K (dentist in my spare time) says:

    Kindle freebie 7 3 15


  7. Kazza Kazza says:

    Seventen year old Josh s dad has just died He immediately wants his boyfriend, Bradley, to come around Josh can t cry Is he the bastard that he thinks he is Is he Bradley s strong JoshyOr does everyone have their own timeframe in which they grieve When things suddenly hit them Life also goes on and teenage love, whilst emotional, can be strong and grounding when you lose a parent, when life is changing Especially when you need to talk to hold someone who just might understand when you n Seventen year old Josh s dad has just died He immediately wants his boyfriend, Bradley, to come around Josh can t cry Is he the bastard that he thinks he is Is he Bradley s strong JoshyOr does everyone have their own timeframe in which they grieve When things suddenly hit them Life also goes on and teenage love, whilst emotional, can be strong and grounding when you lose a parent, when life is changing Especially when you need to talk to hold someone who just might understand when you need them to.This is a very well written YA LGBT ebook Short on pages, amazing depth of writing A lovely read with meaning for middle to older teens and adults as well Full review at Greedy Bug Book Reviews


  8. JustJen "Miss Conduct" JustJen "Miss Conduct" says:

    I don t generally read very much ya, but this one sounded really good I was not disappointed It grabbed me from the start, and though it was a bit sad as Josh dealt with the death of his father, it was wonderful to see him turn to his boyfriend, Bradley It was extremely easy to feel the emotions at play as Josh and Bradley supported each other through Josh s loss, as well as their journey to college This was very well written, flowed nicely and was just a nice enjoyable quick read I only wi I don t generally read very much ya, but this one sounded really good I was not disappointed It grabbed me from the start, and though it was a bit sad as Josh dealt with the death of his father, it was wonderful to see him turn to his boyfriend, Bradley It was extremely easy to feel the emotions at play as Josh and Bradley supported each other through Josh s loss, as well as their journey to college This was very well written, flowed nicely and was just a nice enjoyable quick read I only wish I was able to seeto their story, and I m definitely looking forward to seeingof these two


  9. Goesta Goesta says:

    Should be on any high school short story curriculum Seriously Not just for gay teens Especially for their peers Not Letting Go is not only touching, thoughtful and uplifting, it is that important.Potential reader be assured This is not a sad story at all, but keep some hankies at the ready anyway It is a crisp, seemingly effortless, ultimately joyous, unexpectedly subtle depiction of a defining event s in a young man s life that in one form or another will have to be dealt with, utter Should be on any high school short story curriculum Seriously Not just for gay teens Especially for their peers Not Letting Go is not only touching, thoughtful and uplifting, it is that important.Potential reader be assured This is not a sad story at all, but keep some hankies at the ready anyway It is a crisp, seemingly effortless, ultimately joyous, unexpectedly subtle depiction of a defining event s in a young man s life that in one form or another will have to be dealt with, utterly unprepared, by everyone It is a paean to how it ought to happen, in a friendly, loving world, when it does Without preaching, it tells us some very precious truths about ourselves and each other, offering to subtly enrich and strengthen us as human beings, of any age and gender.Which is not to say that this quick, deceptively simply and lucidly written contemporary tale descriptive prose like a silver bell, or a crystal cameo about growing up into love, loss and awareness can t move a grown man person to painless, cathartic, wide open tears of compassionate recognition Or a good bawl awareness of what s important after all is said and done, of personal and familial bonds, of the meaning of a small unselfconscious public gesture to integrity of heart and acknowledgement of identity the author manages to touch on so many salient points in so few words, it s amazing It is also refreshing and important, I apologize for being both a romantic and a pedant at heart in it its portrayal of an already well underway, developing youthful relationship rather than thecommonly depicted, at least in this genre, pathway from guilty infatuation to first love Whatever awkwardness, hesitation, doubts about sexual identity they may have felt at some point, those aren t part of Josh and Bradley s story here They have issues, but coming out and being attracted to their best friend are not two of them The boys feelings and sexual identity are presented matter of factly, casually, courageously as essentially universal, which is I suppose why I want every teen to read it, having no sheltering blush of difference to hide behind, snickering or embarrassed, depending on orientation or level of enlightenment.Or maybe Not Letting Go when I first read the title, before reading the story, my heart sank a little, now it makes me want to cry all over again is just as if that weren t enough a sweet, deftly sketched little love story taking place in the context of coming to terms with grief As such, had it not also personally resonated as being so profoundly dammitimportant , it would get a solid four stars plus change The terse, limpid, quiet narration, about as far from purple as you can get and thus precisely appropriate to the subject matter, is simple perfection on the other hand, some of the dialogue I might niggle with as unnecessarily expository and in a couple of places a little stiff A central flashback is, for me, in the wrong tense, even though technically it is not, since the author narrates in the present tense Which I don t usually go in for but which is, big surprise, the perfect decision here And I only bring any of this up for the sake of being objective and to prove to you that I did analyze the work critically, and because everything else pacing, selection of scenes, temporal jumps, glimpses of supporting characters and descriptive detail is so masterfully efficient Ok, there s one 4 word sentence Ms Keane knows the one I mean But I don t mind it so much now either None of those niggles, I suspect, even if the reader is prepped for critical evisceration, as I was having been advanced a copy specifically for review will matter a whit, provided you enjoy YA fiction, which is very much the style and tone here Because chances are you ll be too baffled by how a writer can cause your vision to suddenly blur on page 4 with an view spoiler imaginary facebook status update, Josh Roberts Reached Lieutenant II My dad died I fell in love hide spoiler and not clear up again until the final, funny, sweet lines Which quote sums it all up so beautifully and is starting to make me bawl again as I type it So I m just going to hit send now, please pardon any typos and other muddles that might have crept in


  10. Camille Camille says:

    I like this book A lot.The a lot results from the courage of this story to attest to an understanding that many reject but that I endorse and that some others also know to be true Someone can be your everything This book, whilst being somewhat of a vignette, highlights a period in Josh s life that is without constancyexcept for his boyfriend, Bradley s, being in his life that it is We enter Josh s life just as he is undergoing loss and change and growth, the kind which surpasses that t I like this book A lot.The a lot results from the courage of this story to attest to an understanding that many reject but that I endorse and that some others also know to be true Someone can be your everything This book, whilst being somewhat of a vignette, highlights a period in Josh s life that is without constancyexcept for his boyfriend, Bradley s, being in his life that it is We enter Josh s life just as he is undergoing loss and change and growth, the kind which surpasses that typically experienced by seventeen year olds Maybe this is why Joshua s insight extends beyond that which many seventeen year olds may have He knows what he needs He knows who he needs Joshua needs Bradley and he needs him in life Period.so much so that he prioritises this truth above other aspects of life that some people erroneously esteem higher I found this beautiful and powerfulthis not letting go of what is real.Notwithstanding, while I 5 star love the premise of this book, the emotionalism, the simplicity with which it is written that allows the reader easy entry, Joshua s direct, open and engaging narration, the exploration of true love s longevity and its ability to appear at any age, I have to say that I felt a better job could have been done with the transition at 51% into the book.We move from the father s death to the issue of A levels and university with a jump that jerks one out of the first half into the second Although, the marriage of the two issues appears some time further on and the issues do indeed relate to each other well enough, there needed to be better movement As it stands, I found it reminiscent of a treatment, a script writing exercisejust in that bit, though This technical issue did not take away my enjoyment of this book I found it stark, clear, truthful and enjoyable Enjoyable, not in a chuckles and laughs way, but in strong appreciation of an honest story that touched me way.Good work, Danni I received a copy of this book in return for an HONEST review and given my propensity for two stars, I am unhesitatingly honest


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