He thinks he’s finally found the one.
Mitch Mathews never believed in love—at least not the happily ever after kind. Then he met Simone Conners. Just one night with the sexy lawyer made him reevaluate his priorities and look toward a future he never planned. The only hang up is making her see it too.
She’s almost ready for a second chance.
What started out as a casual hookup with a rugged geologist has turned into something a whole lot more. Simone’s on the verge of handing over her heart, but fear over what Mitch will say and do when he learns who she used to be holds her back.
The past could destroy their future…
Just when Simone is about to take a chance on forever with Mitch, the mistakes of her past catch up with her. Suddenly it’s not just her safety on the line anymore, it’s his too. Forced into hiding, Mitch demands answers, and Simone realizes the only way to protect everything she holds dear is to delve into a past she’s spent fourteen years trying to forget. As they search for the truth, they discover secrets, lies and a rekindled passion that burns hotter than before. But they also uncover a conspiracy that threatens the very fabric of society. One that could cost them more than just their future…it could cost them their lives.
There is a short list of authors who can make the jump between genres flawlessly. Whether they are writing PNR or Contemporary Romance their books find their way to my TBR list every time. Elisabeth Naughton is at the very top of my list. That and the fact that I was beyond excited when I found out that her Contemporary Romance, Wait for Me was just the first book in a series made Hold on to Me a must read. It should come as no surprise to anyone that I was not disappointed… at all.
Readers met Simone and Mitch in Wait for Me. Their relationship was fun to watch in the first book. They both fought the attraction, but some things just can’t be ignored. I didn’t expect their story to be an easy one, but even knowing that going in, I wasn’t prepared for the heartbreak that Elisabeth Naughton put these characters through. Simone and Mitch both provided support for Kate and Ryan in Wait for Me. The tables were turned in Hold on to Me and once again, I’m not sure which character I sympathized with more. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t get mad at both of them – it just means that there were no easy answers for either one of them.
I don’t want to give anything away, but there were so many twists and turns that if I keep going I might. Just know that nothing is exactly what it seems. You also need to be prepared for tears. When you’re less than 25% into a book and there are already tears, you know that you’re in for it. There were parts that broke my heart and just as many that made me want to scream. There were also some laughs and plenty of romance regardless of how torn the characters felt.
Basically all you need to know is, if it was written by Elisabeth Naughton, it needs to be read. You can thank me later 😉