Holding You

Holding You

by Jewel E. Ann

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Holding You by Jewel E. Ann

Deep breath ... I am peaceful, I am strong.

Free-spirited Addy Brecken is Milwaukee's most talented vegan chef and co-owner of Sage Leaf Café. She has a genius IQ, a padded savings account, an amazing view of Lake Michigan, and a heart that won't stop beating.

Deep breath ... I am peaceful, I am strong.

An early April morning finds her drowning in the seductive fragrance of lilacs and the warmth of the morning sun when she's nearly hit by a car in front of her café. The peaceful existence she's desperately tried to maintain after the horrific loss of her family is suddenly shaken by the Range Rover driving, arrogant, sex-on-legs Quinn Cohen.

Deep breath ... I am peaceful, I am strong.

A successful, Latino businessman from New York, Quinn has a taste for the finer things in life. A typical playboy, he has the money, the houses, the cars, and the women. Quinn is everything Addy avoids. Where she lives simply and prefers to help the less fortunate, he has no problem spending an obscene amount of money on a briefcase. Their opposite personalities lend to several heated encounters, and Addy finds herself propositioning Quinn for the one thing she never imagined needing ... sex.

Offering only her body, Addy tries to keep Quinn at a safe distance from her heart and a world away from her past. Their passion-filled connection makes Addy feel something unfamiliar, alive. But with passion comes more feelings: anger, jealousy, love. When Addy surrenders to the unimaginable and lets go of her past, she's faced with the impossible ... holding on to her future.

Deep breath ... I am peaceful, I am strong.

*This book contains adult situations and explicit content 17+*

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149425839
Publisher: Jewel E. Ann
Publication date: 02/21/2014
Series: Holding You , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 215,107
File size: 622 KB

About the Author

Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

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Holding You 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Get ready to reach for the tissues, grab the ice water, pick up some oven mitts and keep a fire extinguisher handy, because Holding You by Jewel E. Ann is one of those gems that shines like fiery diamond, smolders with sensual heat, and may fry your mental viewing screen as it worms its way into your heart! Addy is a brilliant, free spirit for whom life means giving of yourself, and never turning your back on a cause. She is also shattered, raw and broken, but the events that shredded her are her secrets to keep. With loyal friends and a simple lifestyle that belies her massive bank account, Addy is the kind of woman we would all like to be, strong and independent, dancing to the beat of her own drum and finding joy in the simple things in life. Quinn is an uptight corporate head, worth millions, who enjoys all that money can buy, never once apologizing for his lavish lifestyle. He is a darkly handsome, self-assured, womanizer who takes what he wants, when he wants it. But Quinn also has a painful past that he hides from others. Like oil and water, their first meeting is less than spectacular, and their second meeting wasn’t any better. But these two simmering volcanoes are just waiting to explode, they complete each other. Agreeing to be friends with great benefits, they are able to avoid revealing their pasts, until love steps in, bringing joy, heartbreak and trust issues to the forefront. Jewel E. Ann guides us through this love story like a pro. Filled with humor, fabulous characters and a beautiful tale of love and need,she tops it all off with flaming hot sex.Addy is one of the most wonderful characters ever, quirky, funny, and daring, there is no way one cannot just fall in love with her. I must admit, Quinn was sometimes over-the-top arrogant and possessive, especially as he is most definitely no angel, but as his story unfolds, his attitude becomes a little more understandable, okay, some of his attitude. Well told, slightly dark and very erotic,Jewel E. Ann makes their journey far from being smooth sailing for either of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
beautifully written amazing storyline,loved characters well except for one ! Addy Brecken chef who's a co-owner of sage leaf cafe.she bumps literally into playboy Quinn Cohen.latino businessman from New York,Quinn has taste finer things in life.a typical playboy he had money,houses,women,addy has had a tramatic experience that broke her heart.all she can offer is her body keep quinn safe distance from her broken heart.passion,anger,jealousy,love.when addy lets go of her past she faced with holding onto her future.ending was heartbreaking cant wait for conclusion of addy & quinns relationship !
All-Night-Books More than 1 year ago
All of your emotions will get taken on a roller coaster ride. This is the first in the series and they are books that must be read in order. Each is equally intense and each will take you through the love story that is Addy and Quinn. It will touch every your heart on every spectrum. They are intense and you will love all the characters even when you might be hating them. You must read the second one. Awesome start
RIFforlife More than 1 year ago
This new author has a talent for not only telling a story, but for bringing out emotions in the reader. A must read for those who like adult romance with a real story line that takes one on a ride.  Warning: Cliffhanger, but the second and final book of the series is out, so ending the story is available.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
5 HOLDING YOU STARS!! This story swooped me up a beautiful vegan chef and a rich business man run into each other and sparks fly. I was like watching Pretty Woman the movie. Neither one is looking for anything more than sexy times and oh what fun they have. The story is full of drama, angst, secrets sexiness and things you don't see coming. Jewel E. Ann's writing is beautiful and flawless, I can not get enough of her words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago