Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Tour Stop & Giveaway:Hard to Hold On by Shanora Williams

For the past four months, Natalie Carmichael and Nolan Young have been complete. Everything still feels right in their passion-filled world. It still feels natural - that is until Nolan's mother passes away.
Things begin to turn for the worst for Nolan and his brother Mills. After losing their father from previous years before, it's a tragedy on top of a tragedy. Along with the loss, Natalie and Nolan will face obstacles that they aren't so sure they can handle.
From the New York Times and USA Today Best Selling novel, Hard to Resist, Natalie and Nolan will realize that there is something in their relationship that will have them either wanting to run away or trying to stick through it.
Will Natalie and Nolan stick together? Can they hold on to what they've worked so hard to keep going?

Love was found. Their only hope is that it never gets lost.


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 Excerpt:

It seemed as if everything was spinning around us. The sunset had faded into night but Nolan was still going. The wind grew harsher, almost intimidating. It seemed as if a tornado was coming our way from being so strong. If I weren’t mistaken, chaos was trying to interrupt our perfect moment.
And then he just stopped. He stared down at me, his eyes confused. Hurt. Lost. He didn’t say a word as he pushed himself into a stand. I couldn’t help but stare at him. I watched his every move. The way he buttoned his jeans sullenly. The way he ran his hand through his hair continuously. Nolan looked down at me, his eyes clouded with worry.

“I have to go,” he murmured, eyes glistening. “She needs me. I have to go.”
I couldn’t speak—I wanted to so badly, but I couldn’t. Where did he have to go? Who needed him? It was then that I’d noticed that I wanted to stand but couldn’t. My body was frozen in place and the only thing that seemed to be moving was my eyes. He started to walk away from me, not looking back at all. I could hear myself crying his name but it was like he couldn’t even hear me. It was like I didn’t even exist—like somehow I had become invisible. Nolan’s walk turned into a sprint in the direction of the moon and I continued to watch until he was gone. Until he was completely out of sight and there was no remainder of his presence.
As soon as he was gone, I happened to inhale and scramble to my feet. I was left in the dark, alone. Terrified. Confused. I raced in the direction he had taken off in and searched for him everywhere, but I couldn’t find him, no matter how hard I’d looked.

Review:
4/5 Stars for this one ladies and gentleman. Shanora Williams has brought us another fabulous book. I fell in love with Nolan in Hard to Resist, he was the perfect bad boy meets sweetheart. In this book though, he has a really hard time, which is understandable considering what he has to deal with, I'm so glad he finally gets his shit together though and I can continue loving him.

Hard to Hold On picks up a few months after where Hard to Resist left off, where Nolan is back home with his mom and things start off pretty good, but quickly turn. I went through so many emotions with this one. I felt bad for Nolan when his mother passed away, he didn't know how to deal with all the emotions he had going on inside. Then, I was slightly irritated with the way he handles things with Natalie when all she wanted was to be there for him, but I was still understanding considering he just lost his mom. THEN, I wanted to slap him and say "Seriously, What the hell, Dude!!" but all in all, he FINALLY pulled himself together and made me proud. My real issue this time was with Natalie, I mean ,girl get it together. There where times I wanted to jump in my kindle and just shake her to death. She makes some poor choices that almost cost her everything. She has a lot of trust issues to overcome and it's not easy. Nolan keeps pushing her away and then bringing her close again. Things get scandalous and a little shady and Nolan and Natalie can't seem to communicate with each other, it's like one step forward and two steps back. Thank God Harper is there to help them along. He get to see a little more into Harper and Dawson's relationship and get to know Mills a little better. I'm a little sad that this was the last book, I really enjoyed all the characters. I hope that we can get Harper's story and maybe Dawson's story.
 
Author Bio:
Shanora was born and raised in Matthews, North Carolina. She's the author of the New Adult series, OBTAINED, the Best Selling New Adult novel, Hard to Resist. Her upcoming mature New-Adult/Adult novel, Who He Is, will be released in August of 2013.

When she's not writing, she's happily reading or watching cartoons like the big kid she is. She has a wonderful family that you will hear her brag and talk about all of the time. Whenever she just wants to get away from the words for a while, she'll spend some time with her loved ones, eat gummy bears, or drown in Coca-Cola and anything else caffeinated.



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3 comments:

  1. I don't see any Rafflecopter link for this book tour or Searching for More tour

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    1. Never mind...after I posted the comment & it showed, the Rafflecopter magically appeared. Sorry

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