Hold On

Hold On

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by Kristen Ashley

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Since she was young, Cher Rivers knew she was not the kind of girl who got what she wanted. A girl who could hope. A girl who could dream. She knew a happily ever after just wasn't in the cards for her.

In love for years with the last bastion of the 'burg's eligible bachelors, Garrett Merrick, Cher worked hard at making him laugh. Being one of the guys. Having him


Since she was young, Cher Rivers knew she was not the kind of girl who got what she wanted. A girl who could hope. A girl who could dream. She knew a happily ever after just wasn't in the cards for her.

In love for years with the last bastion of the 'burg's eligible bachelors, Garrett Merrick, Cher worked hard at making him laugh. Being one of the guys. Having him in her life the only way she could. All this knowing he was in love with another woman.

The Merrick Family is known for loving deep. So when Cecelia Merrick was murdered, it marked the Merricks in a way none of them recovered. Both Cecelia's children found love. Both turned their backs on it. But Garrett "Merry" Merrick knew in his soul the woman he divorced years ago was the one for him.

Until the night when Cher took Garrett's back and things changed. The Merrick family loves deep. They also protect fiercely. And with his eyes finally open, Garrett sees the woman who truly is for him and he goes after her.

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Kristen Ashley is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She grew up in Indiana, but has lived in Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she's been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least), but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, living in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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Hold On 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
400+ pages. Really great book. Great storyline and characters. The heat level scorches, in all the best ways. Really enthralling because of all the action and suspense. Why not 5 stars? Because a lot, and I do mean a lot of times, the story was hard to follow due to street slang and really awkward English use. Maybe it was written so to give an authentic feel. For me, it just made for a difficult read. That said, I read every word on every page ( a lot of them multiple times for understanding). The book is just that good. I loved the ending and the time spread. That was totally awesome. Final note, this is the final book in a series. However, it is the first book I have read in the series and by this author. Not quite sure how or why I pre-ordered it. I do not regret it, though. Not at all. I'm now off to buy the rest of the series. So, yes, you can read this without reading the prior books. I wish I hadn't, though. Just for the slight confusion of characters and a bit of backstory.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book! Kristen Ashley is my all time favorite author. This is a book you will want to read again and again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another winner !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great end to an amazing series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Real characters with real issues. Love the HEA!! I love this author!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
What a great ending for a terrific series!!!!
MamaGW More than 1 year ago
Sorry to see the series end but what an ending. Kristen never disappoints. I love the way the book brought everything full circle. Other books leaving you wondering what happened to the characters you've come to love.
TheAvidBookNerd More than 1 year ago
theavidbooknerd.wordpress.com This book was the last one in the ‘Burg series and wrapped up the stories for two characters. Cher Rivers, who we met in “For You” when the villain used her as a sick placeholder for Feb. I came to admire Cher when she refused to let the latest horrible event in her life drag her down. Instead she builds a new and better life for herself and her son Ethan. In each following “The ‘Burg” installment her sassiness and straight forward approach to life was a welcome addition to the books. Garrett Merrick was introduced in “Golden Trail,” the brother of the heroine. The Merrick family had suffered a grave tragedy when they were children. Garret and Raquel’s mother was murdered and they both carry heavy emotional scars from it. Racquel (or Rocky) had her own adventure in dealing with the PTSD and found her happy ever after. But now it’s Garrett’s turn. Garrett’s ex-wife has gotten engaged and set up a for sale sign in her front yard. After waiting for Garrett to make a move to resolve their differences for five years, she’s finally moved on. And he has moved to the bar at J&J’s, throwing back whiskeys. Cher stays after closing, wanting to be a good friend for Garrett even though she would love to be more to him. When Garrett gets down on himself for pushing away the woman he loved, Cher stands up for him. Eyes opened, Garrett sees the truth behind Cher’s words and feels a weight fall from his shoulders. A couple more shots of whiskey and the next morning Cher wakes up to hear Garrett getting ready to leave the bedroom where they finally connected. Having dealt with disappointment her entire life she prepares herself for the rejection that is sure to come. Instead, Garrett treats her gently and ignites a fire of hope within her. Cher acts quickly on that hope but unfortunately overhears Garrett telling his partner nothing will change between them. Fire dashed, Cher heads homes. But nothing will defeat this girl and she determinedly adds another layer of ice to her defenses. Just in time because Trent, her son’s dead-beat dad, is waiting for her at her house. She and Ethan had been abandoned by Trent shortly after Cher found out she was pregnant. But now Ethan is almost eleven and his dad has been working to get back into his life. Cher loves her son and will do anything for him (including strip so he can eat) so she puts up with Trent. But when he claims that he wants shared custody, Cher is sucker-punched. She asks for time to consider it but the conversation dissolves into a blow up fight and Trent walks away threatening to sue for full custody. Reeling but not knocked down, Cher keeps moving on. She goes shopping with her son and does her best to prepare herself for the talk she knows is coming with Garrett. The very next day, while at work, Garrett comes in and offers to take Cher to lunch. She knows he’s doing it to be as nice about it as possible but it still hurts under the ice. What she wasn’t ready for was Peg, Trent’s new controlling wife, to come storming in demanding Cher take money from her so Peg can start the process of ripping Ethan away. Garrett, a smart detective and concerned for his friend, corners Cher and demands an explanation. Her response? He doesn’t want to be her man so he can’t have that from her. This time it’s Garrett who has a fire lit in him, one where he’s determined to take Cher’s back just like she had his.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate to see it end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will premise this by saying I LOVE Kristen Ashleys books. But the last few (no matter the series) have been really lacking. I'm afraid she's going the way of many authors who, after a certain level of success,begin to pump out books for profit rather than entertainment. Atleast 100 of the pages in the book were wholly unneccessary. I found myself skipping through pages and pages of boring (yes) details upon details upon details. I liked the characters, ofcourse, but good lord half of the dialogue in this book is a repeat of a nearly identical conversation earlier. Just like in Ride Steady, the climax of the novel was incredibly lack luster. And to be honest I never even finished the Frankie/Benny novel....it got that boring. And the ending was soooooo drawn out. I love books that leave a bit of imagination left to the reader. She literally wrapped up every single character of every one of the Burg books with a nice big bow. No, imagination left for us readers at all! And to be frank, the big bows on every character was a bit corny. So I skipped most of that too, because those characters already had their ending! Please, please Kristen Ashley, take a break from writing and then come back and give us the stories you used to tell! I miss them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best 'burg books. So totally worth the wait. Kristen Ashley is a go-to favorite author, and has given me hours of joyful reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the burgs series. I loved this book. I hate that its over. Kristen is a awesome writer.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the book in two days. I loved all the characters and the storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Krisren Ashley put a lot into Hold on. A must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed and cried, read and re-read parts. It was great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love The Burg series wih all my book reading heart! Adore Kristen Ashle's books too! A must read! A great finale! You wont bw dissapointed!
Kayrenee64 More than 1 year ago
Fabulous! Kristen Ashley's finale to "The'Burg" series was heart wrenching, heartfelt, and heartwarming. Her writing style was in fine form throughout the story, the dialogue realistic, and the banter witty and fun. I know I will be re- reading this series for years to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you K.A. for another Awesome Book !!! No one does it better than you, Babe !!!!! Can't for more :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot express how sad I am that this series is finished! I have loved each book ... probably read each one at least 4x and now it's over. Don't pass up the chance to read the entire 'Burg series ... you won't regret it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best yet! Love everything by Kristen Ashley but these were especially wonderful. Sure will miss everyone from the burg!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kristen as always gave a great read. Totally loved the characters, As always sharp story line so you cannot put the book down! Hot guys you want to know and fabulous gals that will have your back. You get to visit all those funny and wonderful characters from the Burg series!!!Love that Kristen gave that to her fans in this last book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect conclusion to the Burg series.