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Holding on to Georgia

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To Rylan Bradley, love is overrated and forever only happens in fairy tales. She’s perfectly content spending Friday nights at the bar with her friend Allie and a cold beer while shooting down every guy that comes her way.

Wesley Kade is new in town, still picking up the pieces of a past he never thought he’d have to leave behind. When a chance meeting in an elevator intro
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published (first published October 21st 2014)
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Dianne
Sometimes people don’t realize what they are missing in their perfect little world until that something slowly sneaks into your life. Even the strongest and most independent of us need to have a shoulder to lean on, a safe place to land where we are accepted. Rylan thought she was good with her single lifestyle until Kade comes into her life like a knight in shining armor. Still, under his warm and caring façade there is a dark and painful history, one that has scarred his heart and built a wall ...more
We like it big book blog
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This is the second book I’m reading by this author. I absolutely loved Tear Stained Beaches. So… When Courtney asked if I would like to read this book…. I jumped at the chance!

The story in it self was ok… I felt bad more for Kade… than I did for Raylan…
I just felt Kade’s loss was much greater than Raylan’s. I understand her heart was broken… But I feel her relationship issues was more about trust than anything.

Some people when they break up… Chalk it up to lessons learned… Some people t
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Milliebot
Oct 26, 2014 rated it liked it
This review, along with a little author interview, and others posted over at my blog .

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

From the author’s website: Rylan Bradley is perfectly content with her single, thirty-something life. Love is the last thing on her mind—until she crosses paths with Wesley Kade. He is handsome, charming, and always there when she needs someone the most. But th
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Michelle
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This is the second book I’m reading by this author. I absolutely loved Tear Stained Beaches. So… When Courtney asked if I would like to read this book…. I jumped at the chance!

The story in it self was ok… I felt bad more for Kade… than I did for Raylan…
I just felt Kade’s loss was much greater than Raylan’s. I understand her heart was broken… But I feel her relationship issues was more about trust than anything.

Some people when they break up… Chalk it up to lessons learned… Some people t
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Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
My first read by this author and I enjoyed the time she spent with attention to detail. I feel like you got to know the characters fully and were able to really connect or at least understand them so when they made their dumb choices you understood their reasoning despite being annoyed by them !! I will say when I read books that are told in a narrator style it takes a bit for me to get into the flow , but once established I felt it flowed well. I feel like the title really fit for a few reasons ...more
Renee
Sep 20, 2014 rated it really liked it

Rylan, a girl, who has blocked herself off from men until she meets her new neighbor Kade who has a mysterious past. Rylan a strong independent girl who has strived to forget her heartbreak and finally her heart begins to heal when Kade comes into the picture. Kade has a painful history that keeps him holding onto to past and not letting him look to the future. As their lives connect they each need to make a decision to live in the past or to move on to what future they could possibly have.

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Rosie Amber
Aug 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Holding on to Georgia is a light easy read traditional romance suitable for readers starting out in the romance genre.

Wesley Kade has moved away from Atlanta Georgia hoping to start a new life in Charlotte, North Caroline.

Rylan Bradley has lived in Charlotte for a few years and runs a dance studio. She meets Wesley in her apartment building and a spark easily forms between them. Both have heart-ache from the past and although they start to get together, letting go of the past is harder than they
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Sandy
Sweet story about moving past heartbreak and finding happiness again. Rylan Bradley has spent the last two years focusing on her dance studio and avoiding relationships after she caught her boyfriend cheating on her. Wesley Kade has moved to Charlotte to start over after losing his wife. Both live in the same condo building and meet shortly after Kade moves in. Although neither one is ready to move on, they find something in each other that starts the healing process. There was a lot of shifting ...more
Amanda
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
This story was an emotional tale but also could be seen as very healing. The descriptions especially of little Lily Eve's ballet classes were phenomenal. I could really envision what the author was trying to portray. I felt for both Rylan and Kade as they struggled with their own past hurts and how they finally we able to come together to heal one another. I even felt for Kade's late wife, the loss and the things she will miss in her family's lives. I strongly recommend this book it's healing an ...more
Jess (the cozy reader)
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Big thanks to Courtney for the ARC copy for review.

This was such a touching and heartfelt story. Rylan and Kade's journey is one of heartbreaking loss, healing and second chances. Two people who are emotionally broken from their harrowing pasts and have given up on love, unexpectedly find one another when they least expect it. Courtney definitely delivered in this moving novel about finding happiness once again.

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Courtney is the author of Tear Stained Beaches, Holding on to Georgia and the soon to be released, Behind the Strings. When Courtney isn't busy writing her next novel, she also loves songwriting, listening to country music and traveling.
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“Hearts will break and people will hurt you, darling.” Her mother said. “But when you let those people control your outlook on the life, you only allow them to have a greater hold on your happiness. Once you accept the fact that every day is a new day to begin again, life becomes a much easier path to walk.” 46 likes
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