- File Size: 1041 KB
- Print Length: 272 pages
- Publisher: Swerve (July 25, 2017)
- Publication Date: July 25, 2017
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0714J9WP7
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,092,712 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Hold You Close: A Fight For Me Novel Kindle Edition
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As the head of the rich family business, by day Tony had a polished lifestyle but he was also an MMA fighter by night. And he did a pretty good job of juggling the two sides of his life. He was, as I expected, a millionaire with a rough exterior but a good heart. Not surprising perhaps, but enjoyable still.
What I liked about Ginny the most though was the fact that she knew she made some rather questionable choices and when she snapped out of whatever silliness spell she was under, she was able to see how unreasonable and naive she’d been. I gotta be honest, sometimes heroines might just make excuses for the way they’d behaved and as the reader I let it slide because she’s the heroine and she finds the way in the end, but it was nice to read a heroine criticize herself for once before I could do it for her.
While the MMA part of the plot can’t be found much in the book, except for a few scenes where Tony used his skills to kick some ass, the action was still there. Just like the first book of the series, I felt like that action, the plot involving some shady business of the bad guy, took up more space than the romance. This was especially true for this story because Ginny and Tony had a prior acquaintance, so when they started their relationship, it was quick. They didn’t waste any time since they had their past in their corner. I could’ve used more details with their relationship though because there’s nothing like running away from, and trying to bring down a ruthless, powerful man to form a strong bond.
Tony is determined to get Ginny to talk to him again, to give him a chance to be in her life again, but she's not budging until one night she shows up on his doorstep, beaten and bruised. Now Tony and Ginny have to figure out a way to take down her fiancé, even if it appears that Tony's family may be doing business with Ginny's fiancé. But, Ginny has to worry not just about her family's business and Tony's family, but her sister, too. Her stupid, selfish sister whom I couldn't stand. I wanted Ginny to cut her loose so many times and Ginny just wouldn't do it and it got to be a bit frustrating at times. I know family is important, but Ginny allowed hers to treat her badly and didn't do anything about it until far too late.
I liked Hold You Close but it wasn't as heavy on the romance aspect as I had hoped. It's got a good amount of action and suspense, but it overtakes the romance a little too much. I was hoping Tony and Ginny's connection and relationship would be explored more. I was hoping for more heat, but it was overshadowed by the action. Still, Hold You Close is an entertaining read about two people who get a second chance.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book received through NetGalley.
Tony is a former MMA fighter and is being groomed as CEO of his family's pharmaceutical company. When he sees Ginny again at a function, all his feelings for her come rushing back. But she is engaged to a ruthless, horrible man. He tells her if she even needs him to call but he plans on doing everything he can to get her out of the situation she has found herself in.
When he finds her on his doorstep, he immediately takes her in and gives her a safe place to stay. But the feelings between them are explosive but first he wants her to heal emotional and physical before he takes her to bed. Because he intends to never let her go.
Tony has his own problems going on in his company concerning his father. Now he has to protect Ginny, find out what his father is up to, and try and take down Fedor.
It took a little while for me to get into this story. I just couldn't believe how Ginny could stick up for her sister who was a cruel, petty, spoiled woman. I wanted to slap her myself. The story was good and after the first several chapters, it starts to get really good. Some steamy sex. Evil men. And a knight rescuing the damsel.
There is not a ton of hot and steamy scenes in this story, but there is a lot of drama and suspense which kept my interest throughout.
Jessica Linden is a great storyteller and her words flow almost effortlessly, making Hold You Close a satisfying and wonderful read. With a happy ending and no cliff hanger, I would most definitely recommend this book to any fan of romance novels laced with a dash suspense and filled with intriguing drama.
3 ½ stars
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