Thursday, December 10, 2015

Hold Me Close by Rosalind James

Kayla Chambers knows what love is—and what it isn’t. When her boyfriend turns abusive, she and her son escape to a new life in a place where he’ll never find them. The idyllic town of Paradise, Idaho, has everything she needs to get back on her feet. Survival is her only goal, and the last thing she wants is another man in her life.

But Kayla’s new neighbor, high school principal Luke Jackson, is determined to change her mind. Luke usually takes the fast lane with women, but he can see that Kayla and her son need help, and he wants to earn her trust—even if that means taking things slow. He strikes up a friendship that soon simmers into something passionate and real. But when Kayla’s past catches up with her, Luke knows he has to find a way to keep her safe…or risk losing her forever.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I must say, the Paradise, Idaho series has honestly impressed me. I absolutely love the characters that Ms. James creates.
They're real – simple as that.

Hold Me Close is the story of Kayla, a single mother, who's running away from an abusive situation. She's learning to live again, and trust, and regain her faith in humanity. She's a strong character, of course she has flaws, but she is a survivor!
The only place that she feels safe is Paradise, Idaho and only due to fond childhood memories. Starting over isn't easy for anyone, but this place has "called" to her.
Luke Jackson noticed the moment Kayla and her son, Eli, start moving into an apartment nearby. Approaching Kayla didn't really work out, but something about her intrigues him – and Luke DOES NOT give up easily.

This was a beautiful story. Two people find everything they've ever needed from each other. Two families come together and all is right in the world...until it isn't.

Also Available in the Paradise, Idaho Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Carry Me Home post.

Rosalind James is the author of the Kindle-bestselling Escape to New Zealand series (also available in paperback), as well as the U.S.-based Kincaids series (Book 3, Asking for Trouble, now available!) Rosalind is a former marketing executive who most recently spent several years in Australia and New Zealand, where she fell in love with the people, the landscape, and the culture of both countries. She attributes her rapid success to the fact that "Lots of people would like to escape to New Zealand! I know I did!"

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Hold Me Close (Paradise, Idaho #2) by Rosalind James to read and review.

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