New York Times and #1 ebook bestselling author Alexa Riley returns with Hold Tight, the next novella in the For You series
A hotshot consultant hired to streamline Osbourne Corp. meets his match in Pandora Justice—the more she plays hard to get, the more he wants her.
They say that like recognizes like, and the day I looked into her deep blues, I met my other half.
Pandora Justice took over as head of security at Osbourne Corp. after her father’s retirement. Eighty-hour workweeks are normal; being bossed around by handsome outsiders is not. And she doesn’t like it. Not even one bit.
It’s amazing how easily she can lie to herself.
I had to have her. Plain and simple.
The first time Pandora sees Royce in the ring—all tattoos and sinew, covered in sweat—he looks at her like he’s just won more than the fight. Like he won her.
I won’t play games with her. I’ll wait, and it will kill me, but I’ll do it for her.
Royce’s cocky grin with deep dimples makes Pandora melt. Once she wanted to smack that look off his face—now all she wants to do is kiss it. For the rest of her life.
The thought of spending the rest of my life with Pandora warms the place in my chest I didn’t think was alive. I’ve put my claim on her—she’s the one, and I’m done. It’s that simple.
This book is approximately 20,000 words
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About the Author
They specialize in insta-love, over-the-top, sweet, and cheesy love stories that don’t take all year to read. If you want something SAFE, short, and always with a happily ever after, then Alexa Riley is for you!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Hold Tight by Alexa Riley is the story of Royce "Rolly" Davenport and Pandora Justice. Hold Tight is a love at first sight story, but there is a bit of a slow burn getting Pandora and Royce started as a couple. Pandora cannot explain her attraction to the rich, handsome, Royce and so she avoids him. Royce immediately knows that Pandora is the one for him, but he also knows that he has to play his cards right and get her to come to him since Pandora is the energetic and accomplished head of security at Osbourne Corp and not appearing approachable directly. I liked that each of these characters displayed hidden depth as well as the appearances of previous characters from Alexa Riley's novels as Pandora is Penelope's twin. I like how it took some time to get them together, which made the appreciation of them together that much more, but that once they were together it was like a bonfire, lit and raging. Overall, if you are a fan of Alexa Riley's books, this is not one to miss as it was instantly one of my favorites. Fiery, strong, powerful, passionate, and, of course, possessive are what you can expect from Royce and Pandora. Have fun reading! (I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book I received for free from the author in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
Another awesome quickie by the dynamic writing duo Alexa Riley! Pandora has been skirting around Royce since he first made his intentions obvious. She is certainly attracted to him but holds herself back from taking the next step. There is something about him that just doesn’t add up. When the truth is revealed, Royce’s inner beast surfaces and he makes his move. Too much, too fast? Possibly. As all AR books, this is a fast paced, quick read filled with instant lust, instant love and an over the top jealously protective hero. The steam factor is off the charts even if it doesn’t present itself until about half way through the story. And as always, the epilogue is enough to add an additional star rating because it made me swoon, smile and sigh. This is an honest review of an advanced copy provided by NetGalley and Carina Press. Dual POV Safe – uh, hello…Alexa Riley! No triggers
This is the second novella in the For You series, which is a spinoff of the For Her full length novel series. This story is about Pandora, who is Penelope's (the heroine from book #1) twin sister, and the daughter of Paige and Captain from His Alone. Pandora Justice is all grown up. At 28, she is dedicated to her job as head of security at Osbourne Corp. She took over the department when her dad retired, and she's determined to give it everything she's got. She has no time, nor really any inclination, for dating. Her twin sister fell in love and got married when they were 18, and started popping out babies right away, so she just stays close with her family and helps to spoil her 2 nieces. She's never really felt like anything was missing in her life, since she is so close to her family. But, then, she meets Royce. Royce Davenport grew up rich, but he and his 2 best friends worked hard to start their own company, with no help from their families. He runs a consulting firm, and he's currently working temporarily for Henry Osbourne at Osbourne Corp. He's trying to help streamline their processes, and make sure they are staffing the way they should be. When Henry takes him down to meet the head of security, and he sees Pandora for the first time, he's completely stricken. He's never been serious with any woman, and now all he can think about it making Pandora his. But, she won't give him the time of day, and in fact is completely avoiding him whenever possible. He's got to pin her down and make her see they belong together. Royce and Pandora had instant chemistry, but it sent her running, because she's never felt that way with anyone before and it scared her. Nothing scares her, so the fact that he does ticks her right off. She chickens out and basically avoids him at all costs, until she figures out how to handle the situation. She and her twin sister are still very close. Penelope notices that she's having issues, and helps her come to terms with her feelings for Royce and how to deal with them. I enjoyed this story, as I do all AR books, but I didn't like it nearly as much as book 1, Stay Close. That one I absolutely LOVED. Something about this one just didn't click nearly as well for me. There was your typical AR insta-lust, insta-love, possessive hero goodness. I liked Royce a lot, but I guess I felt as though I knew Pandora already from reading the last book, and I didn't feel like we got to know Royce nearly as well. I wanted to know more about what made him tick and why he was so drawn to Pandora, so I felt that was a little lacking. Overall this was a perfectly enjoyable short novella, and I am very much looking forward to Henry's HEA in the final novella. I hope he gets to be as crazy stalkerish as his dad Oz was in Everything For Her!
A fun, super sexy, quick read that is completely enjoyable. Insta-love at it's best. Perfect lazy afternoon read. Excellent story and great characters. Definitely a recommended read. Pandora Justice is a strong career driven woman. No time in her life for a man. That is until she sees the pushy consultant, Royce, in all his tatted glory in the ring. Then all bets are off.