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Holding You

(Love Wanted in Texas #3)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  2,209 ratings  ·  167 reviews
Lauren Reynolds wanted only two things in life—to run her father’s horse breeding business and Colt Matthews. Fearing Colt would take her position within the family business, she tried to push him far away from her heart.

When life could no longer keep Lauren and Colt apart, their two worlds became one. Every second of every moment, they spent together. Their love bloomed
Published May 5th 2015
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Alexandra Yes, I’m sure she meant Bruce... unless Lauren dated 2 quarterbacks. Not likely. I noticed that Kelly Elliott has an issue with names. In the first…moreYes, I’m sure she meant Bruce... unless Lauren dated 2 quarterbacks. Not likely. I noticed that Kelly Elliott has an issue with names. In the first Wanted book she used the name Brad like 3 or 4 times for different people. She also used Jack and the last name Ross more than once. Her stories are fun to read, but she needs a better editor or friend to read before publishing.(less)
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I absolutely hate when this happens in a series. Not cool at all and am close to not reading every…more
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I absolutely hate when this happens in a series. Not cool at all and am close to not reading every time I see the name Roger! (less)

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Pam Nelson
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Holding You Stars
Again since I have kind of done this with each book in this series I will continue to.

Colt & Lauren
How everyone is connected to the Wanted Series.
Book 1 Wanted – Ellie & Gunner gave us Colt
Book 4 Cherished – Scott & Jessie gave us Lauren

Colt and Lauren have been circling each other for years.

Lauren has always had a crush on Colt, and she really wanted to make him see it and boy oh boy does she.

But then when her daddy tells her she needs a man to run the ra
LA Spiez
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: five-star-reads
"You will forever be mine Lauren Reynolds. No one or nothing will ever come between the love we share."

First things first, I absolutely adore Kelly Elliot. I met her at an author signing in New York City last summer and she is just as sweet as you think she may be. She listened to me fangirl over her and over Gunner Mathews and then was kind enough to hook me up with a t-shirt. So yes, I love her.

Next, I so want my life to be a Kelly Elliot novel. Holding You is the third book in the Love Wanted
Jackie  Kiwibooknerd
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Oh My Glitter......I think if I had to read those 3 words one more time in the book, I was going to commit a homicide......I eventually had to train my brain and eyes to skip over those dreaded 3 words because it became too much.

I love Kelly Elliot and I enjoyed this 3rd book in the Love Wanted in Texas series....Colt and Lauren were great and I'm glad they finally got their HEA....even though I still don't get why these characters in all her books end up dropping out of college and getting marr
Nancy Metsch
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kelly Elliott has written some of the most amazing books. But her wanted and A love wanted in Texas are my favorite's.
Colt and Lauren's story was the best. ** No spoilers** This is going to be a hard review to write cause there is so much to say. BUT I received an Arc for an honest review. I will say this. This was the best HEA in this series
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 "Oh My Glitter" Stars ~

Talk about a sweet and romantic love story….That is what Colt and Lauren's story is.

Holding You is the third book in Kelly Elliott's Love Wanted in Texas Series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but to get the full feeling of all the characters, you should read this series in order. All the past characters and even the future characters play such huge parts in each of these books.

As with all Kelly'
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: new-adult, cowboys
Very brief review. 2.5 Stars

If this girl said Oh My Glitter one more time... It was 43 times too many. All they did was have sex and I actually skimmed most of it.

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A passionate, sweet romance is how I would define all Kelly Elliot's stories and Holding You was no different. It's amazing to think how all started with Ellie and Gunner and now
Cocktails and Books
This review was originally posted on Cocktails and Books.

HOLDING YOU is the story of Lauren and Colt.  These two had been in love with each (without the other one really knowing) for a while, but stubbornness and misunderstandings have stood in their way.  But one dance at their best friend's wedding changes everything for these two.

I haven't read the other books in this series, but it was pretty easy to pick up the dynamic between Colt and Lauren.  They loved each, yet let things they'd made up
Traci Parker
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
The best thing about Kelly Elliott? She can make me cry with a drop of a dime. Her angsty or sad scenes are always so well written.

But sigh....this series is doing exactly what all her series does -
boy girl fall in love, boy girl fight love, tragedy strikes, boy girl drop out of college and live happily ever after. The only plus is that at least the tragedy was not car accidents like all of their parents went through...

I loved the first two books in this series. This one fell flat. Even though
May 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Oh my glitter! I usually love Kelly Elliott's books, but I almost feel like this series is nothing but repetitive. The couples push each other away for one reason or another, then realize how much they love each other. The scenes with the girls being grossed out talking about sex because of their brothers, the seeing a relative when someone is on their death bed, the I love you's over and over again, and the needing to bleach their ears are too played out. I hope Grace's story isn't a continuati ...more
Dec 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Hmmmmm, again, many similarities to the first two. Unrequited love, struggle to find each other, tragic situation and HEA
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Super SWOON Alert!!!! Holding You is book 3 in the Love Wanted in Texas Series and revolves around Colt (Gunner & Ellie's son) and Lauren (Scott & Jessie's daughter). Boy of boy oh boy is Colt like his father. Heck, he might even be better than Gunner. OMG did I just say that in writing?!?!?!?! Colt and Lauren have been in love with each other since High School. However circumstances and hard headedness (Lauren) kept them apart. Nonetheless Colt knew Lauren was the one and he just kept t ...more
Le Ann Foster
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
☆☆Reviewed for Hooked On Books☆☆

I gave this book 5 stars!

Absolute loved this book. I mean who wouldn't love a book with a Hot, sexy cowboy! You will easily fall in love with all the characters and be wanting more. This book I went through the emotions from laughing out loud to crying like a baby.

Lauren has known Colt all of his life..From a far both has had a crush on the other but never acted on it. Lauren is afraid Colt will take away her right as being the owner of her dad's horse ranch. Co
Carron L Scott
Wow oh wow!!!! I love this series. Colt who is as bigger Swoon as Gunner, if not much more than Gunner has loved Lauren since forever, but Lauren constantly denied her love for Colt. Lauren who let her own fears and worries get in the way for her love for Colt. This is a beautiful story of discovery and learning. Wow Grace, I want her as a best friend. We get a glimpse of and her heart break :-( Colt and Laurens story is another fantastic page turner. I loved it !
Fiona Fog
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Where do i start, love love Kellys books. They never let me down. This book had me laughing and crying. Thats damn hard to explain at work when one of the guys come to the window to ask me somethink and take one look and keep going.

Colt and Laurens start was not easy but there ending was beautiful.

Seriously where can i find a guy who loves with their whole soul.
May 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
At one moment Grace said: "That is so romantic, it almost makes me want to throw up"... Yeah! that's what I felt with this book, I'm a big fan of Kelly's books, but this made me roll my eyes so much that I was like "Really? I need a story here, not this"... Sorry but I'm disappointed, still waiting for Grace's story, I'm at least hopeful with that one
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved Colt and Lauren's journey to forever and I appreciated the drama free love story. No real issues between the two of them once Lauren pulled her head out of her @ss. This was another great love story with a hot Texan that made me swoon.
Sarah Vale
May 06, 2015 rated it it was ok

Love all these books so far but this one was just boring. nothing happened. no drama apart from 5 pages of her being ill. I loved these two JUST disappointed that the story let them down
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I loved this book, another brilliant addition to the series! An added note though: Have tissues handy!
Lisa Mcmaugh
Sep 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just another great book from Kelly.
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOW I loved it so can't wait for Grace and Noah September seems so far away
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OK first of all Colt is an exact copy of his dad, swoon

Next, if I'd been Lauren and my dad told me what her dad told her, I would have pushed Colt as far from me as possible too. But I also would have worked my butt off at the farm to prove I could do what he thought I could not. And it was sad that it had to be Colt to talk to Scott and set him straight.

Which takes me to the double standards set for the boys and girls of this group (this is a rant for all the books in this series, not just thi
Gc Smith
Jan 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I actually loved Lauren and Colt's story but as much as I enjoyed reading their, I was left wondering why Azurdee and Lark were written out of this series. I remember reading the epilogue in their story where they have a daughter, Akayla. Jessie & Azurdee as well as Lark & Scott were bestfriends and the Journey series pretty much had a crossover with Wanted series where charcaters were well on their way being acquianted with each other. I kinda hoped to have read about Lark/Azurdee & ...more
Laura Danielle Sawyer
Breath taking

I love how the author can be tell a happy story and then can have you crying. I love this series and how beautifully written it is.
Melissa Anderson

Loved this book this series is amazing. if I could go anywhere I would want to live in this in Texas and find that kind of love.
Stacie Marquart
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love this book. Make sure you have few tissue handy.
Apr 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
For this whole series we have seen Lauren Reynolds and Colt Mathews circle around each other, loving each other, but pushing each other away. They were fighting their feelings and fighting each other due to miscommunication, fear, and hurt feelings. But at Luke and Libby's wedding, they finally admit what they want.

I wasn't sure how Colt and I went from totally avoiding each other, to fighting like cats and dogs, to leaving our best friends' wedding to go somewhere so we could be alone. Smiling,
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love watching these young people fall in love. Really enjoying the series. This book can be found on Audible.
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Holding You is the third book in the Love Wanted in Texas Series by Kelly Elliott, which is a spin-off of her Wanted Series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but the characters are interconnected. I couldn't wait to read this book, because I really liked Colt and Lauren and wanted to know more about them. This book was super sweet and romantic, and I enjoyed it a lot.

For as long as she can remember, Lauren Reynolds wanted to run her fat
**I received an ARC by the author in exchange for a honest review**

5 “Oh Sheets” Stars
You want to read a story with one of the most romantic guys I've ever seen? Well here it is.

Holding You is the third book in the Love Wanted in Texas series, but I highly recommend reading the first two so you can get the whole back story with the characters in each book. With all the characters being such close friends, they play an important role in each couples story.

I have loved all of Kelly’s books and how
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Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.

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  • Without You (Love Wanted in Texas, #1)
  • Saving You (Love Wanted in Texas, #2)
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