Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Holding You by Jewel E. Ann (Holding You, #1)

Holding You
by Jewel E. Ann

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Holding You - Book 1
Publication Date: February 19, 2014
Publisher: Jewel E. Ann
ISBN: 0991310632
Genre: Adult Romantic Erotica
Print Length: 404 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Deep breath … I am peaceful, I am strong.

Free-spirited Addy Brecken is Milwaukee’s most talented vegan chef and co-owner of Sage Leaf Café. She has a genius IQ, a padded savings account, an amazing view of Lake Michigan, and a heart that won’t stop beating.

Deep breath … I am peaceful, I am strong.

An early April morning finds her drowning in the seductive fragrance of lilacs and the warmth of the morning sun when she’s nearly hit by a car in front of her café. The peaceful existence she’s desperately tried to maintain after the horrific loss of her family is suddenly shaken by the Range Rover driving, arrogant, sex-on-legs Quinn Cohen.

Deep breath … I am peaceful, I am strong.

A successful, Latino businessman from New York, Quinn has a taste for the finer things in life. A typical playboy, he has the money, the houses, the cars, and the women. Quinn is everything Addy avoids. Where she lives simply and prefers to help the less fortunate, he has no problem spending an obscene amount of money on a briefcase. Their opposite personalities lend to several heated encounters, and Addy finds herself propositioning Quinn for the one thing she never imagined needing … sex.

Offering only her body, Addy tries to keep Quinn at a safe distance from her heart and a world away from her past. Their passion-filled connection makes Addy feel something unfamiliar, alive. But with passion comes more feelings: anger, jealousy, love. When Addy surrenders to the unimaginable and lets go of her past, she’s faced with the impossible … holding on to her future.

Deep breath … I am peaceful, I am strong.

*This book contains adult situations and explicit content 17+

Holding You (Holding You, #1)My Review
Holding You by Jewel E. Ann
My Rating:   5 Stars

Get ready to reach for the tissues, grab the ice water, pick up some oven mitts and keep a fire extinguisher handy, because Holding You by Jewel E. Ann is one of those gems that shines like fiery diamond, smolders with sensual heat, and may fry your mental viewing screen as it worms its way into your heart!

Addy is a brilliant, free spirit for whom life means giving of yourself, and never turning your back on a cause. She is also shattered, raw and broken, but the events that shredded her are her secrets to keep. With loyal friends and a simple lifestyle that belies her massive bank account, Addy is the kind of woman we would all like to be, strong and independent, dancing to the beat of her own drum and finding joy in the simple things in life.

Quinn is an uptight corporate head, worth millions, who enjoys all that money can buy, never once apologizing for his lavish lifestyle. He is a darkly handsome, self-assured, womanizer who takes what he wants, when he wants it. But Quinn also has a painful past that he hides from others.

Like oil and water, their first meeting is less than spectacular, and their second meeting wasn’t any better. But these two simmering volcanoes are just waiting to explode, they complete each other. Agreeing to be friends with great benefits, they are able to avoid revealing their pasts, until love steps in, bringing joy, heartbreak and trust issues to the forefront.

Jewel E. Ann guides us through this love story like a pro. Filled with humor, fabulous characters and a beautiful tale of love and need,she tops it all off with flaming hot sex.Addy is one of the most wonderful characters ever, quirky, funny, and daring, there is no way one cannot just fall in love with her. I must admit, Quinn was sometimes over-the-top arrogant and possessive, especially as he is most definitely no angel, but as his story unfolds, his attitude becomes a little more understandable, okay, some of his attitude. Well told, slightly dark and very erotic,Jewel E. Ann makes their journey far from being smooth sailing for either of them.

I received this copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

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