Hold on Tight
A Returning Home Novel
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USA TODAY BESTSELLER
In Serena Bell’s heartwarming novel, a young mother and a battle-scarred veteran must decide if they can rekindle the sparks they once shared.
Fighting for his country gave Jake Taylor’s life shape and meaning. Now as an injured war hero he struggles to find purpose, until he runs into the gorgeous woman he dated briefly—and disastrously—before being deployed eight years ago. Turns out Jake doesn’t just need to figure out how to be a civilian . . . he also needs to learn how to be a dad.
Eighteen, pregnant, and totally lost, Mira Shipley couldn’t track down the soldier who fathered her child, so she put college on hold and focused on making a good life for her son. Now she’s determined to be something more than Sam’s mom, her parents’ daughter, or Jake’s girl—as hot as she finds her old flame’s take-charge attitude in and out of bed. Soon Mira and Jake realize that their passion didn’t disappear when Sam was conceived—and that instead of running away, sometimes it’s better to hold on tight.
Praise for Hold on Tight
“Sweet, sexy and real . . . In Hold on Tight, Serena Bell has written a beautiful story about a wounded soldier and the woman strong enough to love him.”—Jessica Scott, USA Today bestselling author of Because of You
“Hold on Tight is intensely sensual, with three-dimensional characters and a romance worth rooting for. Serena Bell is a master of sumptuous realism.”—Cara McKenna, author of Hard Time
“The authenticity of their story is resounding. This isn’t a story of instant love, but of an uphill battle and determination, of making decisions, and of living in the here and now.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
“Hold on Tight is one of those romance stories that warms you right through to your very soul.”—Nicci’s Book Blog
“Bravo to Serena Bell for some truly astounding character work in this book!”—Smitten with Reading
“This contemporary second-chance romance is Bell’s best written book yet. It deals with the horror of war beautifully and with great care, weaving it into a great love story, and many, many swoons.”—The Book Hammock
“Just a beautiful, and yet not overly emotionally weighted, story of two people fighting their way out of a life they were dealt, toward a life they choose wholeheartedly. This book left me feeling warmed, encouraged, bolstered and full. Phenomenal writing by Serena Bell.”—Ripe for Reader
“Because it is captivating from beginning to end, because it is smart, because it reached into my chest and tugged on my heart, because the writing is beautiful, you gotta read Serena Bell’s Hold on Tight.”—You Gotta Read
“[With] a strong single mother any woman can relate to and a wounded hero you just can’t help but love, Hold on Tight is a great read with some really steamy romance and tender feels. . . . I just loved every minute of it.”—Globug & Hootie Need a Book
“I was completely swept away with the characters, story and the writing.”—Twin Spin
“This book was excellent. The author did an amazing job getting the emotions through the pages and into my heart.”—Libby’s Fun Books
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
Who knew a visit to the physical therapist could change the life of rehabbing Vet Jake Taylor. Struggling not only with the loss of his leg but also his identity as a Ranger he is shocked to see the girl he walked away from eight years ago but has never forgotten.
This is an amazing story told with the flair I have come to expect from a Serena Bell book. Well written storytelling, endearing characters, dealing with realistic issues makes this one of the best books I've read so far this year. Absolutely a recommended read.
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