Tuesday, January 7, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Hold On Tight – Nicola Haken + Review & giveaway!

Released: November 28th, 2013 

A figure from Dexter’s past has uprooted all the memories he has tried so desperately to bury… to forget. The terrible events of his past have been blown wide open once again, immersing him a pool of guilt deeper than he’s even experienced before.

Dexter feels powerless. The future he foolishly allowed himself to conceive is falling apart around him and there’s nothing he can do about it. But there’s one thing he can control – one thing he’s an expert at… blocking everything out. Losing all control, Dexter copes the only way he knows how – he dives so far into the well of addiction, the only thing that matters anymore is where his next fix is coming from.

Mission accomplished – there’s no one left. He’s successfully pushed everyone away. Nobody left to care about means no more guilt, right? You can’t hurt people who aren’t there…
But has he really pushed Emily as far away as he thinks he has? She’s given up everything for him – her home, her friends… her whole life. And she doesn’t regret a single thing. But can she save him from drowning, or has he finally sunk too far?

(Not suitable for under 18’s due to language, sexual content and explicit drug use)

"And you wanna know the thing about long roads, Dex? You can't walk them alone without getting tired and falling. At some point, you're gonna need someone to carry you a bit of the way."

It was an emotional roller coaster. So many times I got so frustrated with the book. Especially with Dex's attitude. But I loved it! It was sweet, romantic. A bit too cheesy at times but the author made it work. The characters were fantastically written!

God, this book was just so sweet. I didn't read the first book but you can definitely pick up from here. But, I think it'd be better to read the first one prior to this one so that you can get a feel of the characters and what they were like. Nevertheless, such a great read!

I loved the characters although I struggled with them at times.

Emily is independent and strong. She is adorable. I adored how she tried to hard to save Dex and how she never gave up on him. She is dependable. However, I also hated at times how clingy she sounded. But, Emily is just the most loyal character ever.

Even though Dex was self-destructing, she tries and tries so hard to help him. Yes, she did make excuses, but that's how people are when they're in love.
"I will follow you down whatever path you end up taking… If it's the wrong one, I will fight to death to drag you back."
And Dex. Sigh. Dex.

I was so frustrated with him because he was so damn stubborn. Instead of talking about his problems, he fell back into his nightmare. It was heart-breaking watching a sweet man like him destroying himself slowly.

However, without him, there would be no story. And no Jeff. And everyone loves Jeff.

Minor Faults:


4 APPLES!!!!!

♕ Take My Hand (Take My Hand #1): ♕

♕ Hold On Tight (Take My Hand #2): ♕

Nicola lives in Rochdale, England with her husband and four children (six if you include the dogs!) She is the author of New Adult/Contemporary romance novels Inevitable, Saving Amy and the Take My Hand series. When she is not busy playing with her imaginary book friends (or talking about them with real life friends!) she can usually be found carrying out her ordinary mum/housewife/all round slave duties. Oh, and if the kids ever ask, she moonlights as the Pink Power Ranger while they’re sleeping…

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