Hold on Tight

Hold on Tight

by María Monteiro
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Hold on Tight by María Monteiro

After suffering a great loss, Emma is ready to get her life back to normal. She is spending her summer, before her junior year, with her new boyfriend Court. They both will be working at Fairland Park alongside her best friend Britney. Emma is spending all her time with Court, and is really falling for him. But things change when she meets Nash. She begins to question her feelings for Court. Is Court the right choice? Or is Nash the right choice? Emma will fall in love this summer. But will it lead her to happiness or a broken heart? It will be a summer full of romance, music, and moments Emma will never forget.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985348113
Publisher: Rebel Road Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2012
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Maria E Monteiro was born in Chile, but grew up in Westchester County NY. She now lives in the Catskills with her husband. She has been writing since she was a little girl. She has a BA in English and a Masters in Literacy. Her love of writing accompanies her love for music. Maria likes to write about the small moments that can be huge when falling in love. Hold On TIght is Maria's debut YA novel.

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Hold on Tight 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was soooo good. The character were realistic, and reminded me of me and my friends. I loved Court!!!! He is perfect. I also loved Emma's best friend Britney, she was a good friend when Emma needed her. It's a great summer read, and will make you want to fall in love. Team Court all the way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Forget team Edward vs team Jacob. It's all about team Court vs team Nash. I loved this book. I felt just like Emma one minute I wanted Court and the next Nash. I'm still not sure who to pick they are both so yummy. I can't wait to read this book again.
FaithSullivan More than 1 year ago
My heart was in a virtual tug-of-war the entire time I was reading this book. First, I wanted Emma to be with Court. Then there'd be a super sexy chapter with Nash, and my loyalties would shift. By the end, I was utterly conflicted about who I wanted Emma to be with. The writing was that good. YA fans take note - nobody writes a love triangle like Maria Monteiro. What makes this one stand above the pack? Our heroine, Emma, is traumatized by what happened with her first boyfriend, Jason. She's trying to pick up the pieces. She's broken, shattered, depressed. Court, the rich popular boy who has everything going for him, sweeps her off her feet. She feels she's not good enough for him and she's overwhelmed as he showers her with attention and expensive gifts. She's finally turning her life around with Court when she meets Nash, the bad boy from the other side of the tracks. He draws her in, then shuts her out. The chemistry between them is electric and her body responds to his presence. But how can she even fantasize about Nash when she just told Court that she loves him? The drama plays out against an amusement park setting in the Catskills of New York where all three are working for the summer. The boredom, the repetition, the heat - all work together to build the escalating tension. Emma's indecisiveness leaves everyone involved on edge. There are so many undercurrents threaded through the novel making it a satisfying read filled with interesting backstories and in-depth character development. Why does Emma's mom want her to stay with Court? Because she had a crush on his father in high school. Why do Court and Nash hate each other so much? Because they share a past that Emma doesn't know about. Why won't Nash sleep with Emma? Because there's more to it than the fact that she's a virgin. What I like the best about the book was how Monteiro embraced the working class lifestyle that Nash represents. The dilapidated home with a foul-mouthed mother. Having to work two minimum wage jobs to make ends meet. Enjoying a rock concert in the 'cheap seats.' Riding on the back of a motorcycle. This is the environment where Emma feels most comfortable. It reminds her of what it was like to be with Jason, even though he didn't treat her well and neither does Nash. She connects with this type of lifestyle and she holds herself back from accepting Court's love because she thinks she doesn't deserve it. They come from different ends of the economic spectrum and she judges her self-worth based on her income level instead of valuing herself as a human being. This inner conflict drives the novel and skews the choices that Emma makes. It's up to the reader to decide if she's being true to herself or simply giving in to her delusions. The ending is a cliffhanger that makes picking up the sequel an immediate necessity. Monteiro is having two much fun going back and forth between these two hot guys, and who can blame her? I can't wait to find out which one Emma finally chooses.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago