Monday, August 20, 2018

Hold You Close by Melanie Harlow and Corinne Michaels

Title: Hold You Close
Author: Melanie Harlow and Corinne Michaels
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Ian and London
Release Date: August 2018
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
From NYT Bestseller Corinne Michaels & USA Today Bestseller Melanie Harlow, comes a second chance standalone romance.

Ian Chase broke my heart at seventeen, and I’ve spent the last eighteen years hating him for it.

He makes it easy, with his smart mouth and playboy lifestyle—which I unfortunately have to observe since he lives behind me. Every time I see him climbing out of his pool, practically naked and unreasonably sexy, my blood boils.

I’ve always loved to loathe him.

I never planned to need him.


London Parish is my little sister’s best friend, not that it stopped me from falling for her.

Our history is complicated. The only thing we have in common is being godparents to my sister’s three adorable kids—until our lives are changed in one tragic moment.

Now we’re trying to raise the children we love, mourn an unthinkable loss, and fight an undeniable attraction.

My life is already upside-down, and the last thing I need is for old feelings to resurface.

Because I’ll never be able to keep her, no matter how hard I try to hold her close. 
My Review:
When I saw these two authors were pairing up together to write a book, I knew I had to have it. And it was so, so good!!

London and Ian hate each other...kind of. They have a long, tumultuous history that has colored every interaction between them. Have you ever heard the saying, there's a fine line between love and hate? This couple takes that saying seriously. For the last twenty years, they have literally been at one another's throats. They can't stand each other, but that's entirely because they care way too much about one another. Twenty years ago everything between them blew up and ever since then, they don't stay around one another long enough to fix it. They fling insults and hateful words and then get away to lick their wounds. 

But then they are thrown together and they HAVE to deal with each other, despite the pain that brings...and slowly (like really, really slowly) things begin to change between them. 

This was a great enemies to lovers story. I enjoyed every minute of reading it. While there were more than a few times where I got frustrated with the characters because they simply wouldn't talk to one another, that conflict is needed to keep the story going. The chemistry between them is sizzling and there is a TON of hurt feelings that have built over the years keeping them apart. 

I loved the story and definitely recommend it!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest and voluntary review.

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