on November 18th, 2016
Genres: Romance, Sports
*** A new adult, contemporary romance about love, loss and forgiveness. ***
Fractions of seconds can do lots of damage. One decision can ruin lives. A blink can be tragic. And loving a Hollister…can hurt like hell.
I would know.
They say the average person can hold their breath under water for two full minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger brother Evan be the one to shine.
Evan got the girl, and Will…he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.
The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister.
My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it was Will who pushed me. Will…who really knew me.
And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.
In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds—and what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp.
Ginger Scott is one my favorite New Adult authors. Her books are always full of emotion, great writing, and beautiful story lines.
Hold My Breath is her latest novel and I can tell you that it had more that meets the eye.
Will is the lone survivor of a plane crash that killed his brother and parents. Years later, he’s back to swimming and trying to make a name for himself again in the swimming arena. He has had his share of downs (lots of downs) in the past few years and is trying to right some wrongs. He starts to train again with his childhood coach, Curtis, who is more like family. Curtis’s daughter, Maddy happens to be a fabulous swimmer and is also the one girl he always wanted but couldn’t have. You see, Maddie was Evan’s, his deceased brother’s girlfriend.
When they are thrust together during the strenuous training sessions, sparks between the two of them start to ignite.
But there are also secrets that Will has kept from Maddy. These secrets if found out, will break Maddy’s heart.
But not all secrets can be kept quiet, can they?
“I loved her more…and I loved her first.”
Like I said above, this story dealt with many different things. You have the hero Will, trying hard to leave his tumultuous past behind. Yet at the same time, he has a lot that he’s carrying on his shoulders. On the other hand, as soon as Will comes back to train, you see Maddy becoming herself again. The years after Evan passed away, she was simply living but not enjoying herself.
I really liked the build-up to Will and Maddy’s relationship. It was paced perfectly and it definitely had you swooning. They also were perfect opponents, definitely challenging each other making themselves better swimmers.
Once the big secret was revealed, you realized that both characters were incredibly strong and if they can weather that situation they could handle anything. There are certain things in this story that broke my heart and made me love Will so much more. That man had the weight of the world his back. He had so much that he took on even though the didn’t have to.
If you are looking for a second chance at love story that will have you smiling, swooning, and possibly shedding a few tears check out this one!