Saturday, September 20, 2014

~Review: Hold On (Alexa Reed #2) by Hilary Wynne~

Hold On...The sizzling second installment in the acclaimed Alexa Reed series.

Beautiful and successful Alexa Reed has dark secrets in her past that prevent her from trusting in love. Her fears start to fade when she meets charismatic, South Beach hotel owner, Julian Bauer, who is willing to put his extravagant playboy lifestyle behind him just to be with her.

He’s a man who likes a challenge.

Alexa’s newfound bliss is still fragile as she struggles to deal with the trauma of her ex-boyfriend’s death. Is Julian's love for Alexa strong enough to heal her emotional scars and convince her their love is real?

Alexa is not the only one with secrets and what’s to come threatens to destroy their future together. Now it’s Julian who needs Alexa more than ever. Will she be able to hold on?

Hold On is Book 2 of the Alexa Reed series and is the follow-up from the hugely popular, Stay.

Overall Rating:  5 Rockin’ ★★★★

Sometimes you can be so damaged that nothing can heal the destruction that has been caused your soul.  But then sometimes if you are really blessed you will be given a second chance and that is what this installment of Alexa’s life is all about.  While reading this book your emotions will run rampant with what ifs and why nots!  The feelings that you experience as you read this story make an unforgettable impression on your heart and will not be easily forgotten. 

It seems like every time Julian and Alexa work out their problems and start to heal something happens to take away their happiness.  For every step forward they seem to reach a roadblock that requires them to take two back.  Julian loves Alexa and wants to move forward in their relationship. He wants her to move in with him and when she is ready agree to marry him.  Alexa is still uneasy with taking the next step but she knows that she loves Julian.  She is finally ready to take the next step and put the past behind. 

Everything is perfect and the future is looking bright.  Julian introduces her to his family and she feels comfortable until his father arrives.  Can Julian and Alexa overcome the triggers that his father’s attitude trip?  Will they be able to move on to their HEA?  This is a must read series for those that enjoy a great love story!

Hero –Julian Bauer: 5 stars
Heroine –Alexa Reed: 5 stars
Steam: 5 stars 
Plot: 5 stars 
Cliffhanger: Yes

Would I recommend this book: Yes!  This is an amazing love story that will break your heart and at the same time it will lift you up with the beauty of true love! I could not put the book down until I read the last page!  It was that kind of book.

Would I recommend this author: Yes! This author knows how to hold your attention and at the same time involve you the reader totally in the action taking place in the characters’ lives. I cannot wait for the next installment in the Alexa Reed Series!

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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