Hold On by Samantha Young

**ARC Provided by Samantha Young in exchange for an honest review**

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Publication: March 12, 2019
Series: Play On #2.5
Read: February 2019
Format: eBook
Rating: 4 Caffeinated Stars

4 Stars Rating

Summary:

Autumn O’Dea has always tried to see the best in people while her big brother, Killian, has always tried to protect her from the worst. While their lonely upbringing made Killian a cynic, it isn’t in Autumn’s nature to be anything but warm and open. However, after a series of relationship disasters and the unsettling realization that she’s drifting aimlessly through life, Autumn wonders if she’s left herself too vulnerable to the world. Deciding some distance from the security blanket of her brother and an unmotivated life in Glasgow is exactly what she needs to find herself, Autumn takes up her friend’s offer to stay at a ski resort in the snowy hills of Montana. Some guy-free alone time on Whitetail Mountain sounds just the thing to get to know herself better.

However, she wasn’t counting on colliding into sexy Grayson King on the slopes. Autumn has never met anyone like Gray. Confident, smart, with a wicked sense of humor, he makes the men she dated seem like boys. Her attraction to him immediately puts her on the defense because being open-hearted in the past has only gotten it broken. Yet it becomes increasingly difficult to resist a man who is not only determined to seduce her but adamant about helping her find her purpose in life and embrace the person she is. Autumn knows she shouldn’t fall for Gray. It can only end badly. After all their lives are divided by an ocean and their inevitable separation is just another heartbreak away…

Description has been copied from Goodreads.

My Thoughts:

When I got the chance to get the ARC of this book I knew I needed it! If you follow my reviews, then you know that I’m obsessed with Samantha Young’s books. Her characters are lovely, the emotions portrayed are realistic, and they are good books to escape to. Hold On is no different.

Hold On is a story about Autumn, Killian’s little sister. We met both Killian & Autumn in Samantha’s book As Dust Dances so, it was exciting to catch another glimpse of their lives together. Autumn wears her heart on her sleeve and is continuously being hurt for it. She’s someone that many women will be able to relate to and I loved that. The chemistry between her and Grey is out of this world. The banter was fantastic, and I really enjoyed watching her grow as a character. My one complaint with this book is that it wrapped up too nicely, and way too quickly. I would have loved to see more of a struggle, but that is the curse of a novella. There is only so much room for a plot, but I really would have loved to see more in this book.

Ultimately, I’m giving this 4 caffeinated stars because it was a short, cute, steamy read that fits well into the Play On series. I have never read one of Kristen Proby’s books but I’m truly intrigued. I will definitely need to pick up a Big Sky novel.

If you’re wanting a copy of this fantastic novella you can click on the following links to purchase it!

Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Goodreads

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