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 is 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.
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One of the best thing about Emma Hart and her writing is that it captivates you. Completely sucks you into the story that you forget that your not apart of it. She has a way of bringing ALL of the characters to life and making you feel like you have front row seats to story.
Holding On is no different to that case. I would definitely recommend reading Never Forget first so you can understand who the characters are and why what they are facing is important. I fell in love with Alec and Lexy in Never Fogert, but there was always something about Bing that drew my attention. Maybe it was the fact that he was outspoken like my brother or just the fact that he wore Pink boxers. Whatever the case I knew I was going to want more of him. Jen. Oh how I love Jen. In Never Forget you see the rivalry that Bing and Jen have and it makes you wonder whats really going on.
In Holding On, it has not one, two, but four POVs which I absolutely love. You get to get inside each of the heads of the characters, making you fall in love with each of them that much more. You see that Lexy and Alec are having some issues, not within themselves but with an outside force. You also see that Jen and her boyfriend Carl's relationship is shaky. Holding On is the perfect novella for those wanting a little more Alec and Lexy and a wonderful set up to book 2 Always Remember.
Remember this is a novella, therefor it is shorter but definitely doesn't lack the wow factor. Emma Hart is kicking some major butt in the writing department.
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.