Friday, 1 August 2014

Review: Hold on Tight (Sea Breeze #8) by Abbi Glines

Title: Hold on Tight
Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd.
Pages: 304
Release Date: June 3rd 2014
Series: Sea Breeze #8
Where I Got It:
Synopsis: Six years ago, Dewayne Falco's life changed. He lost someone he never expected to lose. Resigned to punish himself for something he felt he could have prevented, he goes through life without getting too close to anyone.

What he didn't expect was for the girl across the street to move back home and remind him of what they both lost: Dewayne's younger brother Dustin. However, when a miniature version of Dustin opens the door to greet him, Dewayne realizes he might not have lost everything after all.

Sienna Roy loved Dustin Falco most of her life. He was the boy next door, the high school basketball star and her best friend. But when his life was cut short, she realized he left a part of himself behind.

Now, she's back in Sea Breeze, thankful to have a home for her and Dustin's son, but not sure if she can ever forgive the people across the street who abandoned her when she needed them the most — The Falcos.

Betrayal, lies, and forbidden attraction might end Dewayne and Sienna's story before it's even begun.

Abbi Glines
Abbi GlinesSince publishing her first novel Breathe in May of 2011, Abbi has also released The New York Times bestselling Seabreeze Series which includes Breathe, Because of Low, While It Lasts, Just For Now and Sometimes It Last, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless. New York Times and USA TODAY bestsellers The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers. Last but not least her most popular series to date, Rosemary Beach which includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far, Forever Too Far, Twisted Perfection and Simple Perfection. Her newest book scheduled to be released on December 17th, 2013 is Misbehaving (Seabreeze).

When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job.


I read this book on June 26th 2014.

Abbi Glines has done it again! Written another one of her amazing novels that she just continues to write! I adore the Sea Breeze series and await her new releases, however I wasn't as happy with this book as I had hoped. I actually knew from the beginning that I wouldn't like Dewayne very much because I hadn't liked him in previous books and I just didn't find him swoon worthy the way I had with Cage, Preston, and Krit. Don't get me wrong, Dewayne was definitely swoon worthy -- just not MY swoon worthy.

I think the things that bugged me most about this book is just the fact that it kept coming to mind that Dewayne and Sienna could be -- and I use the term loosely --related. I'd try my best to just put it out of mind, but it kept rearing it's ugly head and haunting me. It was just painful at some points to read because of the simple fact that that was always on mind.

The good parts of this book is that it is true to life. I like that fact that Abbi Glines isn't afraid to show the consequences of sex, and not just sex, but teenage sex. Sienna had a very hard life through her teenage pregnancy and while with Micha after the birth. It was a nice change of air from some previous things I'd read where the characters never even where concerned about condoms and nothing happened to them.

I loved the romance between Dewayne and Sienna; another frustrating thing was the fact that it took a while for them to kiss and it's not that I mind, but there was so much sexual tension between them I felt choked by it half the time and I was yelling at my screen of my kindle for them to just freaking kiss already!

All in all, it was an ok book that I enjoyed but wished to see some differences but they could be easily overlooked because the book is just fun to read.

Ages: 17+
Grades: 11 and up

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