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Holding On [Kindle Edition]

Meg Jolie
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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: 918 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: #89,075 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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52 of 58 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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18 of 22 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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4 of 4 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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14 of 18 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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6 of 7 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very sweet yet heartbreaking story February 6, 2014
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I truly enjoyed Holding On. It literally has been on my Kindle for almost a year and I'm so glad I finally got around to reading it!

It is the story of Quinn Johnson, who was best friends with Luke McGrath since they were young, and Jake McGrath, Luke's older brother. Quinn always had a crush on her best friend but when neither of them ever makes the first move, older brother Jake moves right in and steals Quinn's heart. And Quinn and Jake are happy.

But what Quinn doesn't realize is just how much Luke has loved her all these years. And Quinn is blissfully happy with Jake. She gets pregnant, they marry and despite the loss of Luke's friendship, things seem to be going well.

However, when a tragic event occurs, Luke becomes more important to Quinn than ever before. Can they ever just be more than in-laws without hurting the ones that they love?

This book is a beautifully written story of friendship, family and unrequited love. The secondary characters of Carly, Quinn's sister, their parents and friends of our couple lend a real element to Quinn and Jake's journey.

Although it is very light on steaminess, I simply enjoyed that it was a wonderful story that had me both smiling and tearing up a bit. This is the first in the series and it does end on a bit of a cliffhanger.

I would recommend this book highly.
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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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3.0 out of 5 stars Solid 3.5 stars
Solid 3.5 Stars.
I started this book looking for something different to read and randomly choosing it from my Kindle library. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Stefanie Pratt
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
It was predictable what was going to happen from the get go but you get to know and understand this three sided love triangle. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nilda
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderful read as well.
Published 2 months ago by Tammy Klotz
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love the series
Published 4 months ago by Margaret Troutman
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother
I had high hopes for this book, but it was basically an introduction to the next book. The pace was agonizingly slow -- way too much time taken to go over and over about how much... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Joki
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 5 months ago by Kathy
2.0 out of 5 stars Crappy ending
I expected him to die. I expected the brother to step forward. However I detest unresolved endings. That said it makes me not want to read anymore from this author.
Published 5 months ago by laauton
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I loved the characters and storyline. Sad, fun, sexy.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book
Great story. Can't wait to read the rest of this series.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon shopper
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 months ago by Kim
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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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