Thursday, April 18, 2013

[Blog Tour: Holding On by Emma Hart. Review]

I'm so excited to be on the blog tour for Emma Hart's new novella Holding On!  I just adored her first book in the memories series.  You can read my 4 unicorn review of Never Forget HERE!  Holding On is the glue that holds Never Forget and the upcoming Always Remember together.  And I'm so excited to be reviewing it today!

Author: Emma Hart
Series: Memories #1.5
Pages: ? (not many)
Genre: NA, Contemporary, Romance
Date Published: April 15th, 2013
Publisher: Self Published
Format Read: eARC provided by the author for honest review


Living in London after spending almost twenty years in a town with a population of three hundred would be hard on anyone – and Alec Johnson is no exception to the rule.
When Alec followed Lexy to London, he knew his life would change drastically. He just didn’t know how much. With Lexy’s friends and admirer to contend with, he has to show there’s more to the country surfer boy than his ability to ride the waves. With his own shameless admirers, he has to keep Lexy’s trust – and despite her love for him, that’s no easy task.

Beneath her tough girl exterior, all Jennifer Mason has ever wanted to do is paint. London’s School of Art can give her that, and she couldn’t be happier she’s finally breaking free from Lilac Bay. What she’s not happy about is having to leave Carl behind – or his reluctance to visit her while she’s studying.
Their relationship is put to the test as living on her own for the first time and university take their toll on Jen. After all, three hundred miles is a long way to be away from your boyfriend when you’re eighteen years old.
And it’s even harder when you can’t keep your eyes off your best friend’s older brother.

My Thoughts:

Holding On was such a sweet little novella with a ton of attitude!  It brought back all of our favorite characters from Never Forget and got to the bottom of a few questions we had.  It also built more drama and lots of laughter!  

It catches up with Lexy, Alec, Jen and Bing all getting used to their new lives in London before uni starts.  The story is told from all 4 of their POV, so it puts us into all of their heads and that's quite a lot of fun!  It puts us into the middle of things, possibly even things that you don't want to be in the middle of. 

It's so sweet to see Lexy and Alec together once again.  They are just as sweet as you remember them being.  There is a little bit of trouble in paradise, but that is created fully by an outside force and it's nice to see them working out all of the issues that that brings out.  Also it's fun to watch Alec in situations that he isn't used to...yet.

But my favorite characters Bing and Jen stole the show!  Jen's snarky attitude and her interactions with the city people made me laugh outright.  The girl has a lot of spunk!  And no matter how much of player Bing is, I have to love him.  He's so ridiculous, but it works for his character and when you get those two in a room together the sparks fly.  Even if they aren't supposed to.

It made me mad that Carl is being such a pain in the ass to Jen though.  And with the cliffhanger ending of this little book, I'm curious to see what happens next!  But I have to admit that I want more Jen and Bing!

You could get away as reading this one as a stand alone, but it will be so much more fun if you read or have read Never Forget first!   

4 Unicorns = Close to perfect!

About The Author:

By day, bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and growing bump, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of juice and writes books.
She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. Emma is currently working too many books to even count - including Playing for Keeps, the companion novel to the bestselling The Love Game. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to when all the ideas come to life.

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1 comment:

Eileen said...

Bing and Jen sound like hilariousness in a bottle! I love snarky characters so much and they sound exactly like that. I'm a little worried on how many point of view perspectives there are, but this one still sounds like an entertaining read

Thanks for sharing, Christianna! Great review!