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Top Customer Reviews
I thought Case was perfect for our strong brooding hero who has a definite chip on his shoulder from his last relationship.
Janelle is trying to keep her name in the Hollywood lights but at what price. At times she was portrayed as a little naive and flighty.
While I enjoyed this read there were several plot points that were weak and predictable
All of Lexi's books are brilliant reads and I was really excited to start this book
Holding Her Close is book 2 in the Mended Hearts Series
This is Janelle's book.... Janelle Crane is a upcoming Hollywood actress. She stared in a series as a teenager which was hugely successful, since then she has had only a few little roles here and there
Janelle has just signed up for a movie which will really launch her adult acting career, one of the rules of her contract is to have good public image
But then a mistake of a kiss with her ex-husband (that is now re-married) is caught by the paparazzi.... she is named as a home wrecker, even though he was her husband first
Now the movie role is in jeopardy... she must fix this mess asap, or she's out
With nothing to lose, Janelle hires a PR firm to handle the scandal.... there advice is, to pretend to be engaged and in love,, so it would look like the kiss was just a friendly one :/
Brilliant Plan.. Right???
Janelle is told she will meet the "fake fiancé" at her brothers costume party... he is masked and in costume..
Janelle ends up hooking up with the guy... only to find out the next morning once the mask is off... that she has made, yet another huge mistake !!!
That she has no idea how to fix
We also meet Cade... he is a local officer
He was once in love, or so he thought... Turns out the woman was only using him.. which in turn has broken his trust and faith in women
Since then Cade has sworn off relationships especially with actresses
The morning after a one night stand... all his nightmares come alive at once
And then he finds out history is repeating its self.... and he refuses to be a part in any of it...
That is until the problem becomes a matter of life and death... can he face his nightmares and learn to believe in women and love again???
Holding Her Close is so much more than a romance read.. we also get action, crime and some mystery solving
We also get the swoony romance, the diva actress and a hot alpha
I Read HHC in one sitting, I just couldn't put it down once I had started
I loved Cade from the beginning..
Janelle was a bit of a diva to start, but the more I read, the more I started to know and understand her... and then I really loved her
I was rooting for them to get together from the start <3
Yet another amazing book by the lovely Lexi Ryan
Gosh this girls books just keep getting better with each new release
A Awesome Thrilling Read <3
Even with everything her husband put her through Janelle still loved him and when faced with the chance to have her supposedly soon to be single ex-husband, a happy and drunk Janelle, kisses him. Of course, things are never that easy, especially in LA. Now Janelle is labeled the home wrecker, even though as Janelle says "he was her husband first." You can feel how much pain she's still in and how much she wishes it was all a bad dream. Unfortunately, it's not and now the role she worked so hard for is being threatened because her "scandal" is too much for the film.
Tada, Matthew Hailey, the image repairman that Janelle vowed to never use, to the rescue. His plan? Janelle needs a boyfriend, a pretty serious one, and to make everyone believe that kiss the world witnessed was all a mistake in a drunken moment. So Matt has cameras at the ready when Janelle meets her "boyfriend," who'll be dressed as Batman to her Catwoman, at a party and they lay one heck of a kiss on each other. Phew, image saved, hot kiss shared, it's been a productive night, happy endings will abound...until Janelle sees another Batman, the one she was supposed to be with. What's a girl to do? Well if you're Janelle, you make a hasty retreat and hope it can be salvaged, even though you can't stop thinking about that kiss.
Cade, aka the mistaken Batman and local police officer Janelle has lusted over a few times, is reeling from the chemistry filled kiss he just experienced and refuses to let his Catwoman get away. A hot night ensues and Cade leaves his number, hoping to get to know her better. Well, that is until morning when he learns about Janelle and her serious boyfriend, him. Uh oh, this is not going to go well. Cade is very jaded regarding Janelle's career and honestly, he has a very good reason. Unbeknownst to him, Cara, his live-in girlfriend, the woman he was all set to propose to, was using him to rebuild her image, and guess who's idea it was? Yeah, Matt, the same one Janelle is working with now. Plot twist! Granted this happened a little while ago, but Cade still feels the pain of being used and automatically assumes all actresses are that way. (*side note - Cade and Cara were never going to work. Their names both start with C. You can't merge them into anything cutesy sounding. LOL)
The difference here is that Janelle didn't know any of that, innocently kissed Cade thinking he was her date and aware of everything, and seems to have acquired a stalker. Wait, that last part isn't so different from Cara's situation. (You'll see what I mean.) Cade, upon learning Janelle is in trouble, quickly follows her to LA and happens upon her ex-husband, Tom, trying to convince Janelle how much she means to him and that he truly is leaving Bella. Janelle is tired of having him mess with her heart though and Cade can see her genuine pain and understands it. So being the hero he is, he steps in as her serious boyfriend, saving the day, and all the while he'll be able to stay close by to keep her safe. Now they need to figure out who's harassing her, assaulting women she was once best friends with, keep her safe, figure out where she stands with Tom, and figure out exactly what their relationship to each other is. Yes, that's a lot, but we all know they'll learn everything before the end of the book, right? Well, now it's time for the seriously epic plot twist, see Janelle has an epiphany regarding her feelings for Tom and the depth of her feelings for Cade, and Cade believes Janelle used him.
If only Cade would believe in her and their love, instead of blindly following the evidence that makes it seem like Janelle set everything up and was never actually in danger. Unfortunately, Cade is still looking through those jaded glasses and assumes Janelle played him and is guilty. *Darn you Cara for causing that.*
Will Cade realize the truth before he loses Janelle forever? How will Janelle prove her innocence? Will she forgive Cade? Even if all that works out, where will they live? Cade hates everything LA related. Does he love Janelle enough to live in that world again, especially knowing their love is true and nothing like anything either of them have experienced before? Will Matt's form of help actually save the day for once?
I highly recommend this book. I loved the premise of this story and the fact that Cade had an instant distrust of Janelle, not her as an individual per se, however his distrust for her profession casts a shadow over everything Janelle related, but he still couldn't fight his attraction to her. The plot was well thought out and kept the reader guessing. I did figure out one part of that puzzle, but didn't piece everything together until closer to the end. Considering how much I read, that says a lot. On a side note, Janelle's brother, Nate, and his wife, Hanna, do have their own separate story, in parts, that was released prior to this one, which I have not read and I honestly had no problem following this story without it.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**