Saturday, May 4, 2013

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway Hard to Hold On by Shanora Williams

For the past four months, Natalie Carmichael and Nolan Young have been complete. Everything still feels right in their passion-filled world. It still feels natural - that is until Nolan's mother passes away.
Things begin to turn for the worst for Nolan and his brother Mills. After losing their father from previous years before, it's a tragedy on top of a tragedy. Along with the loss, Natalie and Nolan will face obstacles that they aren't so sure they can handle.

From the New York Times and USA Today Best Selling novel, Hard to Resist, Natalie and Nolan will realize that there is something in their relationship that will have them either wanting to run away or trying to stick through it.

Will Natalie and Nolan stick together? Can they hold on to what they've worked so hard to keep going?

Love was found. Their only hope is that it never gets lost.

It seemed as if everything was spinning around us. The sunset had faded into night but Nolan was still going. The wind grew harsher, almost intimidating. It seemed as if a tornado was coming our way from being so strong. If I weren't mistaken, chaos was trying to interrupt our perfect moment.
And then he just stopped. He stared down at me, his eyes confused. Hurt. Lost. He didn’t say a word as he pushed himself into a stand. I couldn't help but stare at him. I watched his every move. The way he buttoned his jeans sullenly. The way he ran his hand through his hair continuously. Nolan looked down at me, his eyes clouded with worry.
“I have to go,” he murmured, eyes glistening. “She needs me. I have to go.”
I couldn't speak—I wanted to so badly, but I couldn't  Where did he have to go? Who needed him? It was then that I’d noticed that I wanted to stand but couldn't  My body was frozen in place and the only thing that seemed to be moving was my eyes. He started to walk away from me, not looking back at all. I could hear myself crying his name but it was like he couldn't even hear me. It was like I didn't even exist—like somehow I had become invisible. Nolan’s walk turned into a sprint in the direction of the moon and I continued to watch until he was gone. Until he was completely out of sight and there was no remainder of his presence.
As soon as he was gone, I happened to inhale and scramble to my feet. I was left in the dark, alone. Terrified. Confused. I raced in the direction he had taken off in and searched for him everywhere, but I couldn't find him, no matter how hard I’d looked.

My Review:
Rating – 4 Stars!!
Cover – 4.5 stars – Love it!!
Character Development - 4
Steam Factor – 4
Ending – No cliffie!! End of Natalie & Nolan's story!

Hard to Hold On was one of those books that had my nerves all jumbled from the emotional roller coaster of a ride it took me on. I wanted to cry, I wanted to scream, I wanted to laugh, I wanted a cold shower (lol) and quite a few times I wanted to throw my Kindle across the It also had me on the edge of my seat wondering what the hell was going to happen It was full of drama, heartache, pain, frustration and even a bit of mystery and I couldn't get enough.

The book started of a few months after Nolan & Natalie were living away from each other while Nolan was taking care of his sick mother. They were doing great with the long distance relationship until tragedy strikes Nolan and he starts pushing Natalie away. Then comes all the drama: new characters introduced, hearts broken, trust put to the test, miscommunications, outside interferences and everything else in-between. The chemistry between Natalie and Nolan was off the charts but they had to decide if it was worth fighting for or if they were better off without each other. Should they just pick up and move on or was their love the “FOREVER” kind.

Shanora Williams done a great job weaving a emotionally heart wrenching story of love and the journey it takes to find true happiness. I really loved the alternating POV because it was interesting to get into Nolan's head and read what he is feeling and thinking. It gave the story more depth and added to the emotional pull. This book was a great ending to a great story. I can't wait to see what Shanora has for us next.  

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1 comment:

  1. this sounds really good, thanks for the giveaway. the review left me really wanting to read this.