Review: Can’t Let Her Go by Sandy James



In Nashville the music is louder, the dreams are bigger, and love can bring a cowboy to his knees.

Ethan Walker is Nashville royalty. Born to the King and Queen of Country Music, he’s spent his life trying to escape the spotlight of his parents’ fame, even walking away from his own promising singing career. He’s the kind of cowboy who prefers flannel to flashbulbs, hay fields to hit records, and the solitude of his horse farm to the nightlife along Music Row. The last thing he wants is attention, especially when it comes from country’s latest star…

Chelsea Harris’s meteoric rise up the charts and string of celebrity boyfriends mean that wherever she goes, the paparazzi follow. A duet with Nashville’s favorite son is exactly what her new charity album needs, but when she approaches Ethan, he turns her down flat. To win the camera-shy cowboy over, Chelsea will have to approach him on his terms. Trouble is, the more time she spends on his farm, the more Ethan wants to keep her there.




PSA: Can’t Let Her Go is book two in the Nashville Dreams series by Sandy James. It can be read a standalone!

Can’t Let Her Go was… a nice read. I didn’t love it but I didn’t not like it. It is full of country music (which I love), horses (which I’m not too fond of) and a cute relationship between a famous country star and a man full of baggage. 

Chelsea is a famous country singer. She’s recording an album to raise money for charity. When she approaches Ethan and asks hims to do a duet with her, he turns her down flat. But Chelsea is not one to give up easily, she needs that duet for her album. So she sticks around, gets to know Ethan, buys a horse and maybe even… falls in love a tiny bit.

I wasn’t really invested in Chelsea and Ethan’s relationship. I loved Chelsea’s character but something about Ethan rubbed me the wrong way, I couldn’t for the life of me bring myself to love him. Because of that I skim read though some parts of the book and didn’t enjoy it as much as I’d hoped.

Overall, I felt like this book was missing some emotion and/or passion since I love books that take me on insane roller coaster rides of emotion but I enjoyed it nonetheless. It is a cute read. It didn’t rock me to my core and it didn’t keep me at the edge of my seat but it is definitely something you should read if you are a hopeless romantic. 


Massive thanks to Forever Yours/Hachette Book Group for sending me an advance copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!


3.5 / 5 flowers


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