Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hold On (Alexa Reed Book #2) by Hilary Wynne Spotlight/Review

   Hold On
(Alexa Reed Book #2)
by Hilary Wynne
The sizzling, second installment in the Alexa Reed series.
Beautiful and successful Alexa Reed has dark secrets in her past that prevent her from trusting in love. Her fears start to fade when she meets charismatic, South Beach hotel owner, Julian Bauer, who is willing to put his extravagant playboy lifestyle behind him just to be with her.
He’s a man who likes a challenge.
Alexa’s newfound bliss is still fragile as she struggles to deal with the trauma of her ex-boyfriend’s death. Is Julian’s love for Alexa strong enough to heal her emotional scars and convince her their love is real?
Alexa is not the only one with secrets and what’s to come threatens to destroy their future together. Now it’s Julian who needs Alexa more than ever. Will she be able to hold on?
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OUR REVIEW
4.5 STARS

There are those books that you read that have your sporting an emotional burn deep in your chest throughout the story line. The ones that have you on the verge of tears, at every turn you are feeling that knot in you throat.
The emotional connection you feel for the characters and the battles that are forced to fight.
Hold On is just that.

It has those twists that keep you hooked and the angst that grips you. There is heated hot scenes that have you fanning you face and the ones that have you wishing for a Julian all of your own.

There is so much heartache in this story. Alexa (Lexie) has suffered through so much. Sometimes those things could have been avoided, but the poor girl and reasons to run. She was terrified and shut down every time things got rough. One amazing thing she had going for her was the group of friends that wouldn't let her fall. They pushed and pulled keeping her head above water, just barely at times, but above.
Julian (Sigh) That man is without a doubt the one for her. Yes he made mistakes and yes he sometimes chose wrong but he never let go. Lexie is the woman he wants and he refuses to give in and walk away.

This book had me angry and tearful...it left me feeling raw and emotional and Now all I want it book three. Now it does not leave you hanging on the edge but it definitely leaves you wanting more.
As for a Recommendation, yes, I would recommend this series. It has it all and more.
Love this series...bring on book three!





About the Author

Have you ever woken up one day and said, “Today’s the day I’m going to do (insert thing here)?” Well, I did, and the result is my first novel, Stay. I always thought of myself as a decent writer, and then a trip down memory lane through my ninth grade book of poetry confirmed it. I realize that I have always had a romantic side and a way with words. With support from my husband and kids (and an unspoken agreement to leave me alone for a few hours every night), I embarked on this incredible writing journey.

I’m originally from sunny Southern California and spent my summers in South Florida. I attended college at FSU and received my Masters in New Mexico. I finally settled in the Washington, DC area. My happy place has always been anywhere near the water.

When I’m not writing, I help run a business with my husband, watch an inordinate amount of sports (my kids play something 365 days a year), indulge my competitive spirit on the tennis court, and spend time with my awesome family and friends.

I am an avid reader, but find my characters feel neglected when I hang out with other author’s characters for too long. When I do read, historical fiction is my favorite genre. I love traveling and experiencing different cultures, places, and times.

I feel so blessed that my love of books inspired me to finally do something that I forgot I had always dreamed about doing.

My someday has arrived



~*~Book One in the series~*~
Stay

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