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Hold on Tight

(Sea Breeze #8)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  19,381 ratings  ·  1,255 reviews
Six years ago, Dewayne Falco's life changed. He lost someone he never expected to lose. Resigned to punish himself for something he felt he could have prevented, he goes through life without getting too close to anyone.

What he didn't expect was for the girl across the street to move back home and remind him of what they both lost: Dewayne's younger brother Dustin. However,
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Published June 3rd 2014 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published April 15th 2014)
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Dec 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
4-4.5 stars!!!

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Abbi Glines is one of my favorite NA authors. Unfortunately, as of late, she has been hit or miss for me. I’ve loved some of her books, and others have been somewhat of a let down. I’m happy to say that this was a winner for me! Dewayne and Sienna’s story was one of the better SeaBreeze books I’ve read. Dewayne Falco has been around a lot in the last few books. Friends with Marcus, Rock, Preston and the rest of the gang, he’s been a regular part of the SeaBreeze group. Finally
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4 Solid Stars

I wanted to protect myself from getting hurt, but I trusted him. I trusted him more than I'd ever trusted anyone. Besides, I wasn't sure he hadn't taken my heart years ago and not given it back. There wasn't much left for me to protect anymore.

So here's the thing. Abbi Glines books are like crack for me. Slightly overpriced but entirely addicting crack. The past few releases of hers have felt somewhat lackluster to me; a little of been there, read that. I really haven't
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Warning…Major Fangirling Ahead

So it is no secret that I have read all of Abbi Glines’s books…and I have shamelessly loved most. However, lately I have been disappointed in her last few releases.

Well…not this one. I absolutely loved Hold on Tight. It was perfect to me…it was short, sweet, and hot as fuck…need I say more??

Dewayne and Sienna…


I must say I wasn’t expecting much from this one as the last few have fallen flat, but Abbi pulled it together and I am pleasantly surprised. So before I
Pam Nelson
Read again. again.. umm and again :-p I can't help it Dewayne is just so dang swoony - OK I might be obsessed... lmao

5 Hold On Tight Stars

You ever have that one book in a series you just love and will re read over and over and over again? This is that book for me. I love this whole series, but there is just something about this book at is my one.
I will probably have SPOILERS because I can’t explain my love for this book without them.

Dewayne & Sienna

I don’t want to recycle the synopsis for you
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
The last book in the Sea Breeze series, the last guy being 'tamed', the last time we are reading about Sea Breeze gang - it was supposed to be EPIC! BUT IT WAS NOT! Saying that I am disappointed is understatement - I am devastated!


The book felt very rushed and messy. Also I think the whole book was just one big repeat of itself as in the things characters said in the beginning they kept telling in the middle and in the end, with adding nothing new.

Full review to follow.
Amanda (Fandomly Bookish)
It wasn’t in my plan to read Hold on Tight yesterday but (dagnabit) when I saw it staring at me in my reader … I knew that I just have to. In case you didn’t know, Hold on Tight is the eighth and final book of the Sea Breeze series by Abbi Glines. When I learned that the Sea Breeze series is ending already, I immediately felt sad. Abbi Glines was able to create a very interesting set of characters that you’ll end up craving for more and more moments just to be with them. I got really attached to ...more
Jennifer Kyle
Aug 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
”Because you’re mine. And I’m so fucking yours.”

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I really enjoyed this story. I loved all the characters and the way in which Abbi Glines slowly unraveled past scenes which were both butterfly inducing and so very tragic. P.S. How cool is Sea Breeze High?!!

Sienna’s mother gives her the old family home since she is relocating after her father’s death. So, she’s back in Bama with her gorgeous five year old son, Micha. The only downside is she will have to reside across the street
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last few Abbi Glines books and I did not work well together and that made me really sad because I adore Abbi as an author. After taking a year off, I came back with Hold on Tight and couldn't be more pleased! This is the Abbi I love! Dewayne is a tough guy on the outside with his tats, piercings, and leather bracelets, but he's a huge cuddly bear on the inside that I fell in love with immidiately. As most of Abbi's women, Sienna is innocent - but not. She is the right combination of swee ...more
Jun 03, 2014 rated it liked it
I loved Because of Low, and I care about the characters, so I keep reading these. Compelling characters and interesting story lines with a predictable happy ending. My problem is that I don't enjoy the nasty, graphic sex. This one grossed me out more than the others. I hate that Abbie Glines felt compelled to try to sex up her books because the series didn't start out that way, and I liked them a lot better for it. I also am developing a real problem with her slut shaming of promiscuous females ...more
SO totally EXCITED about this book!!!

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Kelli C
Apr 08, 2014 rated it liked it
So this was Not my favorite Sea Breeze book to date, but it was ok!
Basically I am a sucker for anything that has bad boy falls for good girl in in. Perhaps Preston and Cage did me in, as those two alone were enough bad drama to last a life time!

For me this was a bit like Krit and Blythe's story, but alot less heat. Dewayne Falco grew up across from Sienna Roy and spend his high school years looking out for her. He was the upperclassman that the girls drooled over. Sienna was a quite beauty who
Mary H
Jan 31, 2014 marked it as to-read
Yeah, I'm sorry, but this is the worst cover in the entire series. I mean, it's just horrendous. Also, did anyone else not realize that Dewayne is white? Because I totally didn't know that. ...more
Aliana Milano
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was an epic story for some fantastic characters! Sienna and Dewayne really stand out from the rest of the Sea Breeze crew to me and that's probably because their so real. I think the story has an element that everyone can relate to and it's so well written that you feel the characters emotions too - the loss Sienna goes through and the guilt Dewayne feels. Their all so very realistic and moving. Suffice to say Hold On Tight was yet another fabulous read by Abbi Glines. If you're a fan of YA ...more
★MC's Corner★
Nov 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hold on Tight

“He’ll see that if you love a woman, you fight like hell to hold on to her. And you don’t fucking walk away when things get tough.”–Dewayne Falco

Oh My Goshhhhyyy!!!
Dewayne gives me butterflies!!! For real!
Is this the last Sea Breeze book??? NO please!!!

*MC’s Corner*

Note: Spoilers.
• Did you feel that you just want to hug Dewayne???
(Hug, cuddle, embrace, hold… so tight and sqeeze him and not let him go)
OhMyGosh! I did! He’s the most cuddliest t
Jan 26, 2014 marked it as to-read
Oh my god finally. Dewayne my man! I've been waiting for this since Sadie met him in book 1!

UPDATE 4/3/14
COVER. BLURB. OH MY GOSH. I've never been more excited for a book. Let's go Dewayne! Baby I'm waiting patiently!
Geri Reads
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Just when you think Abbi Glines has lost her magic, she comes up with this book. This book reminded me why I love Abbi Glines. It's simple, to the point, hot and magical. Dewayne is a revelation in this book and I love him! :D ...more
DNF'd at page 210.

I just couldn't do it. I was so bored with the plot and the characters had no chemistry with each other. Definitely the least interest Sea Breaze novel
Donna {Book Passion For Life}
I’ve said this many times before that Abbi Glines has fast become my go-to author but, lately and I feel like a traitor saying this but, lately I’ve been having some slight issues with some of her stories. Is it me or have they slowly started getting a bit receptive where you feel like your reading the same story over again and that they’ve been slightly rushed? That’s how I felt with the last two books I’ve read – One More Chance and Bad for You – Bad for You being my least favourite of Abbi’s ...more
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This book had lots of potential. I love Abbi Glines to the moon and back, but this story is just not her best work.




Let me try to break it down...

Cover - HOT. TRULY HOT. Abbi's covers nowadays are the best.

Characters - Of course I already know Dewayne. He's funny, sarcastic, kinda violent and all macho. I got many glimpses of his life in the past books. His character was explained here, but I think it would have been bette
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ohh wow! This novel was very sweet and romantic, but i kind of missed the final pop so could not give it five stars but rather a four point five. Nonetheless it was a great super duper novel. Abbi Glines is the master of New Adult books. Sienna and Dewayne were just what the series was missing a more grown up couple. I like that she entwined a kid in the story, the way that Dewayne and Micah don`t seem so far. I could picture Dewayne as Micah`s dad. Sienna is a woman of my taste. She is strong a ...more
Sheryl C. Nash
OH LORDY.... these dirty-talking boys of Sea Breeze are gonna be the death of me (and my panties...) *SMIRK*

Soooooooo happy that Dewayne got his happy ending *SIGH*

BEST SERIES EVER, Abbi Glines!!!!!
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think besides her first book in this series this was the best one yet. I loved book 1 and book 8. It has it's flaws so I couldn't give it a 5 star but it was better then the others. Don't get me wrong I liked the other books too. I gave them all 3 stars. They were solid romancey books just kind of the same ol' same ol'

The reasons why I liked this one. Don't look if you don't want to be spoiled.
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Jun 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paperback, own, signed, hoopla
4.5 Stars

I have seriously underestimated this series! Since there was 9 books, I kind of assumed that the further in we got, the less I'd like these books. I wasn't really looking forward to Hold on Tight because we really didn't know a lot about Dewayne other than he was a big man whore like the rest of the guys before they got tied down. I wasn't invested in him. But holy hell, this one got me.

As before with Bad for You, abandonment and neglect are some of my favorite plots that just make my
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
This series is getting worst. I really liked the first 5 books, but the latest ones are bad. The characters are pretty flat and the plot is getting weirder and weirder.
The plot here was a bit ridiculous. I didn't have anything against Dewayne, but he was Dustin's brother. It's just weird that she was in love with his brother. Also Dewayne was sort of a player. That's a typical thing for Glines's books, but now is dating the mother of his death brothers son. So yeah it was weird.
However I have to
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Abbi glines you are one of my favourite author but this series wasn't for me unfortunately. So far Into the series I feel like every couple has the same story but with a twist- I honestly expect something more or different at least. However that won't stop me from reading all her books 😅 ...more
Marynea Collina
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Abbi Glines continues to be one of the authors that make me feel as though I was tiptoeing all throughout, for I wasn't sure if the next steps would be in my favour or not. I've read some of her books before that just wasn't working for me, and yet there were a few that I loved tremendously. I am in-between when it comes to my feelings for her. You can just imagine how wary I was when I was reading Hold On Tight. Nonetheless, the most recent book that I've read that she wrote was When I'm Gone, ...more
Jacqueline J
My first by this author. I'm not a huge fan of the NA genre but I like some of them. This one was okay. It seemed pretty light weight. It went real quick and there didn't seem to be much meat for some reason. Not a lot happened and some that did I had to raise my eyebrows at. (view spoiler) ...more
A Girl And Her Books
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the eighth book from the Sea Breeze series by Abbi Glines that brings the story of Sienna and Dewayne.

Six years ago, Dewayne lost his brother. But that's not the only thing that he lost. He lost his friend, Sienna, she left without a goodbye.

But now she's back. But she's not the only one who's back.

Sienna thought that Dewayne's family hated her. She needed them once, but they weren't there for her. Now, she knows the truth.

And now, Dewayne can't deny what he feels for Sienna. And he's re
Apr 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
At least his tats are a bit better than Krit's. Just by a little.

Update: June 3, 2014
I loved this book more than the previous one. Both Dewayne and Sienna were great character. Besides this ridiculous cover, I don't think I have much to complain about this book. I liked that there were scenes from when they were in high school. It was really nice.
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
this could very well be the best in the series. i had goosebumps as i was reading it, and i enjoyed it a fuckton more than the others. micah's the best! mac n' cheese for the win! ...more
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“You’re one of the best men I know. You wear your tats and piercings and those damn leather bracelets that only you could get away with. But inside you are one big teddy bear. When someone you love needs you, there is nothing you won’t do for them. When I needed you, you were always there. I’ve never questioned your heart. It’s made of fucking gold, and we all know it. We laugh at your crude jokes and snide comments because we know they mean nothing. It’s part of your shield. Underneath, I don’t know many men that compare. You’re one of the best, Dewayne. One of the best.” 17 likes
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