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Holding On [Kindle Edition]

Meg Jolie
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Quinn Johnson has known the McGrath boys for as long as she can remember.

Luke has been her best friend for most of her life. He’s always been there for her, catching fireflies with her, maneuvering the hazards of high school with her, attending college parties with her, and protecting her. He was the boy that she could always trust, even if he was the boy that stole her first kiss.

His older brother, Jake, was the one who teased them mercilessly while they were growing up. Yet, he was the one who would ultimately steal Quinn’s heart.

A surprise pregnancy and a cruel twist of fate are about to change everything.


Friendship and family will be tested.

Quinn will find out that sometimes the only way to get through life is to hold on with everything you have. And other times…the only thing you can do is let go.

**Contains mild sexual situations and language**

Duology---Letting Go (Book 2) is out now

Product Details

  • File Size: 738 KB
  • Print Length: 229 pages
  • Publisher: MJ Publishing (February 20, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BIVE59M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,652 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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45 of 51 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars a pointless story June 8, 2013
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I struggled with this book, really struggled. Quinn is best friends with Luke, they ace been since they were young kids, but now she is with Jake, Luke's older brother and they are having a (whoopsie) baby. Luke is in love with Quinn though and so was Quinn for a long time but neither knew the others feelings and it was never acted on. Now Luke resents his brother for being with the girl he loves. Quinn is perfect, she looks perfect, she acts perfect, she cooks perfect, she has the perfect pregnancy, the perfect wedding and she and Jake have the perfect, sickening romance. For 70% of the book it's gushy perfect romance. The other 30% is pointless, there is a tragedy, and its wrapped so quickly and just seems the whole book is kinda pointless. I don't know how else to explain it, I was waiting for something exciting to happen and it didn't, even the important stuff was rushed through. There is a sequel in this book, not sure if ill read it. I recommend this book for lovers of romance stories with very little guts.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good plot, but the book bored me. May 29, 2013
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Holding On was an okay book. I felt bored with it through out most of the book until the end.
I didn't like the fact that you didn't get to see any of the romance build up between Quinn and Jake. And even though Luke was in love with her, nothing was ever done. It was only ever talked about.

Then Quinn and Jake are getting married, and it was like there wasn't any major drama going on. So in my opinion the plot was good, but the book was boring. The ending was the best part, but it took a huge dramatic tragedy to put some "fire" into the book.

I know there is a sequel to this one, but I won't be reading it. This book was just not for me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Romantic Read June 3, 2013
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I really enjoyed this book and definitely will be purchasing the second of the series and finding out the rest of the story. I liked that it was a sweet story that made you feel love for the characters before tragedy struck. It made you enjoy getting to know them. I really like Quinn and I think I'm going to really like her sister as well. I see that Meg is going to write a book about Carly and I can't wait to read that!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Liked it May 29, 2013
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Not only was this book free, but it was also a really good read. I bought the sequel, Letting Go, and was not disappointed with that book, either.

What did I like about it? The characters were well developed, the plot was good and strong, and I didn't get bored reading it. I actually had tears a few times and I'm not usually a book-cryer. The writing was also very good and had very few grammatical errors.

I saw on the author's blog that there would be a third book, Unraveled, coming about. It will be about Quinn's sister. I am looking forward to reading that book. I couldn't find the author's page on Facebook. It would be nice if she had a page and posted updates.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars holding on. just let it go! June 7, 2013
By misha
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this book was so disappointing to me. poorly developed characters, long boring stretches, and then the predictable conclusion. I was just waiting for how they crashed and burned. falsely tear jerking manipulation. I won't be spending money on the sequel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Romantic March 12, 2014
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This book told a sweet story of best friends--a girl & a boy--who are inseparable as children and the boy's older brother teases him relentlessly. In the end the girl winds up with the boy's brother because he missed his opportunity to be more than just friends.

As you read it, the story looks like it will be the typical story of a young woman who gets pregnant and when she tells her young man he walks away, leaving her to raise their child alone. Then you wonder what type of life she and her child will have, will her family turn their back on her or will they help her. I was surprised when the young man actually came back later the same day after he had a chance to be alone and clear his head. As it turns our the unexpected pregnancy accelerates his plans to propose.

In many books I've read, it's usually the parents of the young man who are up in arms accusing the girl of being a gold digger or just trying to get out of her situation at home. Jake's parents were anything but toward Quinn. They already knew her because she had spent time in their home with Luke and welcomed the news of the pregnancy with open hearts as well as the news that Jake had proposed to her.

Quinn's parents were a mixed bag. You don't read much of her father, who was pretty accepting of the situation, but her mother just made your head hurt and you wanted to some how reach into the pages of the book and strangle her. Quinn's sister, Carly, was a blessing where their mother was concerned particularly after the birth of the baby.

There is an extremely sad part in the book near the end that will make you cry if you have just a little bit of a heart.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book June 21, 2014
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It started off slow but picked up speed. I enjoyed reading it more than I thought that I would. Bittersweet. It is the first book in the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely June 15, 2014
By Deborah
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This book is about the McGrath brothers Jake and Luke, Luke is the younger of the two and the same age as Quinn who's his best friend and also the girl he grows to love, he gives her her first kiss but never gets around to asking her out, frightened it may spoil their friendship if she doesn't feel the same way. Quinn had a crush on Luke for the longest time but since he doesn't ask her out she assumes he doesn't feel the same way. His brother Jake who's a couple of years older knows how Luke feels but after giving him more than enough warnings and time he asks Quinn out himself. What follows is a lovely tale of love, regret, families and friendships, this book is beautifully written with some great characters, if you're like me it will have you laughing and crying.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
This was a good book. Not what I expected or how it would end. I do look forward to next book.
Published 7 days ago by Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs more depth
While I enjoyed this read because story was good, it lacked a lot depth that makes a great book. I just wished there was more emotion and detail about the characters and their... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Southernbelle
2.0 out of 5 stars Holding On for WHAT?
The next book in the series? No not me. Amazon you should tag these serial books so your loyal customers don't waste their time
Published 5 months ago by Maggie Woods
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for me
Not the book for me. Be aware there are words like calling someone a bas**** and saying they will kick you a**.
Published 6 months ago by bookreader
2.0 out of 5 stars 2.5 stars
This was a cute story. To me, it was totally predictable. Doesn't seem like much goes on in the story until the very end. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Crellinger
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent
I read this in one sitting, so I definitely liked it - but found it incredibly predictable. There was only one area where I was stunned by the outcome, and that was in the very... Read more
Published 6 months ago by April Hesler
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book!
This book was a slow start for me, but I am glad I stuck with it! At times, I was not sure whose point of view I was reading and had to re-read to figure it out. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Sonya Collums
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed this book
The author did a great job of writing about the characters in the book. But wasn't far into it and realized Jake was going to die at some point.
Published 7 months ago by Dennis D. Piepkorn
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
I enjoyed the book.Although I was expecting that Something would happen to Jake through most of the book. I will definitely read more from this Author
Published 7 months ago by Arlene Hansen
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More About the Author

Meg is fortunate enough to live along the Mississippi River with her husband, two children, two cats, two dogs, and one unbelievably adorable lionhead rabbit.

She loves hiking, fishing, camping, or any outdoor activity with her family.

Her other favorite pastimes are reading books by indie authors, writing stories of her own, baking, and drinking large quantities of flavored coffee.

She writes when her other job allows time for it.

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