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I Want to Hold Your Hand

(Green Mountain #2)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  4,239 ratings  ·  362 reviews
For the Abbott siblings, the Green Mountain state has always been an idyllic place to call home. But it isn’t until they open themselves up to love that they’ll truly discover how fulfilling life can be…

Almost seven years after losing her husband in Iraq, Hannah Abbott Guthrie isn’t sure she’s ready—or able—to move on, but the attentions of a lifelong friend are making her
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by Berkley (first published January 1st 2014)
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May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-e-book
I loved the big, close-knit Abbott family and quaint small town setting I was introduced to in All You Need is Love, so I was thrilled to dive back into this world with I Want to Hold Your Hand!

I must admit, I was a little worried to pick up I Want to Hold Your Hand, because I thought Hannah would beat herself up with guilt over moving on romantically after losing her husband seven years ago. And while she does have some guilt, it was understandable, and it was never to the point of dragging th
This is a very sad and emotional read that had me reaching for the tissue box quite a few times! We obviously knew from the outset that Hannah & Nolan was gonna get together, but it was also obvious that even after 7 years she still heavily mourned the loss of her husband and Nolan still mourned the loss of his best friend.

Hannah's husband Caleb had been that popular kid at school that everybody gravitated to and throughout his whole life he added more people to his crowd of friends, all of whic
This book irritated the crap out of me. I must be a real cold hearted cow because all I could think was "get over it already, he's been gone 7 years!!" The whole freaking TOWN was still mourning Caleb, no wonder Hannah could not move on from his loss.

I originally got to 20% and set the book aside but it annoyed me so much I picked it up again and skimmed to finish. It. Was. Painful. I'm done with the series.
May 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: A-

“Spend some time with me. We can do anything you want. No pressure, no kissing, no nothing unless you want it. I’d be completely happy if I got to hold your hand, Hannah.”

Unnerved by his urgently spoken words and the kindness behind them, she licked her lips and tried not to notice the way he zeroed in on the movement of her tongue. “Why me?”

“Hell if I know,” he said with a gruff laugh, “but I can’t remember a time when it wasn’t you.”

May 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet and nice but sometimes a bit boring.
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I will start this review off by saying, DAMN YOU Marie Force for making me cry like a big ol’ baby! More than once! I Want To Hold Your Hand is book two in Marie’s new Green Mountain series. As most of you know Marie is one of my go to authors. I fell in LOVE with Marie’s book after reading Maid For Love book one in her McCarthy’s of Gansett Island series. Marie is a wonderful story teller, and
Vi ~ Inkvotary
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review on Inkvotary
Okay, after I had finished this novel, I had to take a deep breath and to stop reading for a few hours. I wasn´t sure about my rating if I would give five stars or only four; about my feelings and for sure not what I should think of Hannah. But I can tell you this: read this series chronologically. No matter what the publisher says. Besides that, I highly recommend this series.

As you can see, I ended up giving only 4 stars. That is because I wasn´t as thrilled by it, as I was
Cocktails and Books
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Now this is how contemporary romance is done. Marie Force has gifted us with an incredibly beautiful story of love, loss and finding the courage to love again.

I was immediately drawn into the story; it’s excruciatingly raw and completely relatable. I found myself laughing and grieving with Hannah and I wanted mostly to comfort her. What I found both equally beautiful and heart-wrenching was at the start of every chapter there was a snippet of an entry in Hannah’s diary starting when she first me
Feb 01, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cont-romance
While I loved book 1, I did not connect as much with this couple as I did with the previous one. I loved the story! I truly did, and I definitely enjoyed reading Hanna's story. While a young widow who was truly devoted to her husband, even after his death, she deserved a HEA more than anyone else. So reading her book was great, and I'm sure a great addition to the series. Still, after book 1, this one just did not manage to captivate me. Everything was just so sad, and while she was starting to ...more
May 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible, contemporary
Solid both the audio and the story, I do love MF's stories and this one is particularly touching and well handled. A widow grieves for her deceased husband, killed overseas. 7 years, tucked into a cocoon of her own making. What I particularly liked is there was room in this romance for both her past love and her future love. Often the past is cut away or made unimportant, not in this case. Also flashbacks were more diary format which I've always liked. As mentioned you actually fall for both men ...more
Dawn ♥ romance
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Very emotional beginning to this story that had me crying and I like when hero pursues the relationship but this story was all about the heroine's husband who died seven years ago. On every single thing that happened someone commented on would deceased have liked it. Hannah's car won't start so she hesitatingly calls mechanic Nolan concerned she will lead him on. ...more
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
I dunno. I just didn't LIKE her. I'm usually all over a good sobby backstory, but even that couldn't make me like her. sigh. ...more
Anne - Books of My Heart
Review at Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks

I Want to Hold Your Hand is the second book in Marie Force’s Green Mountain series. I read the first book, All You Need Is Love, to prepare and enjoyed it so much I gave it 4.5 stars. It did a nice job of setting up the town and the Abbott family, which has TEN children (6 hot men and 4 lovely ladies). The story is set in Vermont mountain country. It’s beautiful, the small town vibe with its quirky characters is ni
Sandy M
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
There’s been only three authors over the years who have brought me to tears with their words. Now there’s four. Marie Force pulled my heart strings in this story until there was nothing left to do but let the teardrops fall.

Hannah has been living with grief for the past seven years, having lost her husband in Afghanistan. Nolan has loved Hannah for five of those seven years. They recently shared a dance and a kiss, giving him hope she’s ready to move on – with him. I love this man. He’s caring a
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Galley Provided by Publisher via NetGalley. No Remuneration was exchanged and all opinion presented herein is my own except as noted.

Title in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India = LET ME HOLD YOUR HAND

I really loved the first book in this series; it was so perfectly idyllic, so “Vermont,” so fabulously sexy, and the family was so cool I wanted to wrap them up and adopt them. This book i
1/31/2016 - Just listened to this one on audio. Loved the narrator, she's the same one who narrates the Crossfire series. Wish she had narrated the 1st bk.

Loved it...4.5 stars. Marie Force did a superb job of writing about the death of a spouse 7 years prior and the emotional rollercoaster involved with moving forward after that loss. The lonely years of grief, the guilt, daring to take a chance with the future, the dreaded conversation with the in-laws about dating again, the memories but also
Megan Readinginthesunshine
Let Me Hold Your Hand is the second book in the Green Mountain romance series, which focuses on the Abbott family. It is not necessary to have read the book before (Your Love Is All I Need), though I would recommend it as then you get to enjoy more from the Abbott family and really get to know them. I was so excited to read Let Me Hold Your Hand – the cover had me straight away and I loved the sound of it too.

Hannah lost her husband seven years ago when he was in Iraq, and since then Hannah hasn
Dilushani Jayalath
Well this was a pretty book to read. I don’t have any other word actually to describe it rather than that. It was a good read you can read during a rainy day. Just relaxing when you need a simple cute story to keep you cozy.
I can’t actually say this was my favorite pair but they were better for e than Will and Cameron. It’s not that I don’t like them but they won’t make a huge impact on me or anything. Not that this pair would either. The pair I’m looking forward to is Colton and Lucy and maybe
Elizabeth H.
I can not tell you how incredibly amazing this book is. One of the best books I've ever read. Marie Force has a new fan in me.

This book is one of the most beautiful love stories ever. I encourage all readers to pick up this book. You will not be disappointed.

A HUGE thank you to all the military wives and husbands who sacrifice greatly right along side their military spouses. God bless you.

***Full review can be found on Cocktails and Books blog here:
Bette Hansen
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic!! This is a wonderful story of a woman, Hannah, finally coming out from under the grief that has controlled her life for the last seven years and learning to live and love again. The story is filled with great emotion and love of family, friends, and an entire community. Definitely one to be on everyone's must read list. I highly recommend it. ...more
T.J. West
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This had to be my favorite Marie Force story by far... Nolan and Hannah were so real to me.. They were down to earth characters that made me laugh and almost made me cry...I adored them and fell in love with Nolan and his sweet gestures and silly comments..
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Every written word could not have been written better. Looking forward to new relationships to come in this series.
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Omg I truly love this family!! Marie force did it again :-)
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm deeply, madly in love with this series.

(And this is only the second book).

I'm truly in awe about this author and her work. I'm also beating myself up for not trying her ealier. But maybe this was really the right time for me to finally see the magic that is her writing.

There isn't one single character I didn't love. My face was in a state of constant goofiness, because I was always smiling or daydreaming or swooning. I could feel all of their feelings and they were portrayed so beautifully.
Oct 29, 2018 marked it as abgebrochen
Shelves: romance
The love story jumped right to a point that was way too far in for me. I wanted to read about the process, especially after Hannah and Nolan were teased in book 1. Made it too insta-lovey for me. Disappointed.
Lucy Dosch (EBookObsessed)
Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
The close knit Abbott family will always work together to solve any problem, but there is one thing that hurt them all so deeply, and there is nothing they can do about it. Caleb Guthrie was a long-time friend of Will and Hunter Abbott and the husband of Hannah Abbot Guthrie. His death was a shock to the family, but there is nothing they can do for Hannah while she grieves the loss of her husband. Until she is ready to move on, they have to sit and wait as the years pass.

The Abbotts aren’t the o
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a tearjerker of a story, I would highly suggest that before you read this you get your business in order to not leave the house anytime soon after reading because your eyes are going to be swollen. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

I've not previously read Force's writing but I'm happy I'm finally getting exposure to her because she can write the heck out of a scene. After reading the blurb I was titillated and once I started reading I was immediately drawn into the characters and didn’t put
Denise - Shh Mom's Reading®
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I Want to Hold Your Hand
Green Mountain Book Two
by Marie Force
4.5 stars

Book 2 in the Green Mountain Series had me falling in love even more with The Abbott family and with Ms Force’s writing.

I Want to hold your Hand is the story of the oldest Abbott daughter Hannah and the town mechanic Nolan Roberts.

As the reader learned in book 1 Hannah Abbott Guthrie is widow having lost her husband and childhood sweetheart Caleb Guthrie in Iraq. Hannah has been a widow for many years and the reader is able
Barb Lie
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I Want to Hold Your Hand by Marie Force, is the 2nd book in her Green Mountain series. I have not read the first book in this series, but it did not matter, as it read perfectly as a standalone. However, I loved this book, and I will be going back to the first book, not to mention continue to read this series. I Want to Hold Your Hand is a beautiful heartwarming contemporary romance of two people bonded by their long friendship, and the love of someone lost forever.

Hannah Abbot Guthrie lost her
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Warning: Keep your tissue box near, you are going to need it.

Hannah and Caleb has loved each other since they were children. They got married when Hannah was 22, and Caleb died when Hannah was 28. For the last seven years Hannah has been trying to survive without her husband.

Nolan has loved Hannah for the last five years, and has been patiently waiting for her heal from her loss.

When I read the first book, I felt sorry for Hannah’s loss but I wanted her to notice Nolan and move on. However wit
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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense and erotic romance. Her series include Gansett Island, Fatal, Treading Water, Butler Vermont and Quantum.

Her books have sold nearly 10 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller more than 30 times. She is also a USA

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