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Hold On

(The 'Burg #6)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  14,967 ratings  ·  1,467 reviews
Since she was young, Cher Rivers knew she was not the kind of girl who got what she wanted. A girl who could hope. A girl who could dream. She knew a happily ever after just wasn't in the cards for her.

In love for years with the last bastion of the 'burg's eligible bachelors, Garrett Merrick, Cher worked hard at making him laugh. Being one of the guys. Having him in her
Kindle Edition, 641 pages
Published September 1st 2015
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Donna Im thinking Cher is Cheryl who work's at j&j's the one who has a child and was seeing the guy that had a sick fascination with feb then went on the ki…moreIm thinking Cher is Cheryl who work's at j&j's the one who has a child and was seeing the guy that had a sick fascination with feb then went on the killing spree but don't hold me to that i might be wrong x(less)

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Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️
So I finally decided on 4 strong Stars....

...Three of them are all for my homie, Cher.


Seriously though, outside of Josephine from The Will (whom I personally loved, but I know a lot of peeps didn't) Cher is the only heroine who isn't basically interchangeable with every other KA heroine out there.

Which gets kind of old, honestly.


Furthermore, not to sound ridiculously vain or conceited - because I'm not - but Cher reminded me a lot of myself.

So obviously I dug her.

And, outside of the whole h
Aestas Book Blog
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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“You got good, you don’t let it go. It lets you go, you hold on. It slips though your fingers, you pull out all the stops to get it back. You got somethin’ worth fighting for, you fight for it. You do not sit on your ass waitin’ for it to come back to you."


Kristen Ashley is well known as one of the best romance authors and she's also one of my personal go-to favorites. With Hold On, she once again delivered an absolutely gorg
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
5 Stars

It happens. For people like us, baby. It happens, eventually. Just as long as we hold on.

What an incredibly bittersweet book this was for me to read. I first discovered this amazing series back in 2012 when I read For You. And I've been wanting and slowly dying for Merry's book ever since. He's been through a hell of a lot throughout the entire series and all of it finally truly coming to a head in Golden Trail. I had always assumed when I read those books that he would end up
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

My quick review...

Hold On is the 6th and final story in The 'Burg series, and I'm telling you... what a sweet, romantic, and sexy tale - a truly beautiful end to the series. We get so much insight into Merry and Cher, bits and pieces of their hearts and souls that make this, for me, one of the happiest of Kristen Ashley's happily ever afters. Over and over again, Kit takes me to a happy place and ROCKS my world to its core! And the epilogue? Best. Epilogue. Ever!

Read an excerpt excerpt here, on
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Anyone who knows me knows that if I had to pick one author as my number one favorite, it would be Kristen Ashely. I love her writing, her characters, her stories- everything about them are fantastic. Hold On is the sixth and final story of her Burg series. We met Cher Rivers and Garrett Merrick early on in the series and they are both characters I’ve wanted to read more about. The fact that Cher has a fantastic son named Ethan just made the book that much better.

Cher Rivers has been through
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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5 Stars!!


Wow!!! What an incredible book! One of the best I’ve read by this author and the perfect book to end this fantastic series. There’s no secret Kristen Ashely is one of my favorite author. Her romances are always really well built, sweet and/or sexy, her characters are always vivid and her writing style like no other. Reading a book by this author feels like coming home for me.

While “Hold On” was not my favorite book in the series, the heroine was like no other for me. I liked Cher in th
Jennifer Kyle
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 "Gooey" Stars


What will I do without the great people of this town? The yummy restaurants and most importantly without the constant promise of more? Kristen Ashley delivered an enjoyable last visit to this town, centering around Garrick Merrick and Cher Rivers. Cher the once single mom stripper tormented by the evil Dennis Lowe and Merry… ”The last good one standing.”

Merry and Cher’s story wasn’t completely original if you have read even a hand full of other books by this author. Ho
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Kristen Ashley Fans, Romance
5 Gooey, Squishy, Just Right Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free
There is something to be said for Kristen Ashley's books. Once you understand the way she creates her characters, communities, and speech patterns, there is nothing like it. She has developed a style I would recognize without having her name on the book. She has a following devoted to her and when that happens, it causes deep wishes for every book to be as fantastic as the ones you have loved in the past.

Recently, I have noticed a bit of
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Why not 5 I hear you say? TBH, this books was waaaaay toooooo loooong. She could have done with skimming about 20% off it. But that is only my humble opinion. I have read all the books in this series, bar one. Didn't read Benny's story - didn't really have any interest in him when he showed up in the other books so I skipped it. Even when he showed up in this one ... I didn't really care.

Garrett Merrick ... sorry, I cannot call him "Merry". Merry fucking what - Merry Fucking Christmas... to me h
5 **bittersweet** STARS

“Christ, you're pretty, even standin' there plotting my murder.”

I should change my name to Flo - the broken record. Yes, I loved this book. Yes, Kristen Ashley is the best. Yes, eventually I'm going to read a book by another author again. I promise. ;D

Hold On was such a bittersweet read. The story of an underdog couple I had not on my radar at all. Cher was always around and yet, I still had no opinion about her. Indifference being the operative word. Merry, we
***November 23, 2016***

Just finished the audio and I really enjoyed it. The narrator does an awesome job. Her voice was easy to listen to and I had no problems telling when the characters changed. The narrator was able to portray the emotions the characters were feeling well. I would have no hesitations listening to another audio book with this narrator.

Kristen Ashley's stories are still my favourite audios...and books in general.


Ryker makes the match Merry for Cher…

Abracadbra… Sim Sala Bi
Geri Reads
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
It's official.

Cher is my favorite heroine in this series, taking the top spot away from Dusty. She totally surprised me. She's flawed and she didn't always have her life together, which made me like her even more. She didn't have the family or the opportunities most of the heroines in this series had but got it all in the end.

"Did he know that he was the dream come true a girl like me would never dare to dream?"

Merry is the quintessential KA hero. He's sweet, protective, loving and very muc
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it

There are SO many amazing reviews already written for HOLD ON that I wonder what I can add to all that goodness. Like many I find KA’s writing pretty amazing. Whether it is her attention to detail, her humor or those extremely HOT and SENSUAL sex scenes that seems to come so naturally to her, I never doubt what I am about to get when I turn that first page.

There were parts of this story that I absolutely LOVED but in the end I couldn’t give it 5 stars. For me there was a lull in the middle. I n
mel ☽
reread #2 (september 2020)3.25 stars

don't mind me, just rereading another old KA book because once i start... well, i kinda just fall down this rabbit hole of KA world and next think you know i reread all of my favorites (which im currently doing right now instead of reading the newly released books that i put in my currently reading to force myself to read them oops)

soo gotta be honest, there's a lot of things here that i don't like personally. why?? well...

Amy | Foxy Blogs
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
HOLD ON is the second book in The 'Burg series that I've listened to. After listening to AT PEACE I knew I wanted more of from this series. Kristen Ashley writes her books so you can read them as a standalone or as a series. Even though I've read book #2 and #6 in this series I didn't feel lost at all. In HOLD ON Kristen Ashley brings me up to speed with what I missed by not reading the other books. She does it in such a way that it has me contemplating going back and reading some of the books ...more
Natasha is a Book Junkie

“Hold on tight, Cherie… Don’t let go.”

When you open a new book and you find yourself gasping for air, your chest clenching only a few pages into the story, you know you’ve hit the mother lode of great reads. Once again, in true Kristen Ashley style, we are given a story that owns us from the start, our hearts fluttering to the rhythm of the powerful emotions driving every scene, every sentence, every word exemplifying this author’s distinctive and truly rem
Ang C
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Amazingly beautiful and poignant finale to one of my favorite series.

Once again, Kristen Ashley owned my heart and soul as her unique writing style and storytelling magic caused a whirlwind of emotions, I had no choice but to hold on tight, never wanting to let go of Merry, Cher and all my loves in The ‘Burgs. Reading Hold On took me to an entirely different level as the journey flooded my heart with a riotous amount of emotions. I’ve become tethered to these characters, feeling their passi
Rachel Reads Ravenously
3.5 stars

“You got good, you don’t let it go. It lets you go, you hold on. It slips through your fingers, you pull out all the stops to get it back. You got somethin’ worth fighting for, you fight for it. You do not sit on your ass waitin’ for it to come back to you. You show whoever that is they mean something and you go all out on that, and the only way you go down is doin’ that shit swinging.”

Hold On, the final book in The Burg series, is the story of Merry and Cher. Merry is a divorced
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
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5 Phenomenal Series Ending Stars!! KA works her magic once again!

Reading a final book in a series you love is like saying goodbye to beloved friends, especially when it's a Kristen Ashley book! I have enjoyed each and every book in this series, and I'm truly sad to see it end. My own personal favorites are At Peace and Games of the Heart. While At Peace is my favorite in this series, there is something really special about Games
5+ Gooey stars!!

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It's the end of an era.
The 'Burg series is over, and I couldn't have asked for a better ending. The story of Merry and Cher was perfect. I'm sad to see it all come to an end, but knowing I can always revisit these amazing characters whenever I want, makes the sting a little less harsh.

If you've read any of the books in this series, you have been acquainted with both Cheryl and Garrett.

Cheryl is the 'burgs resident for a couple of years. She was brought into the fray when se
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
SOOOO much to say. I can't believe the 'burg drama is done.

Gawd, I don't want this series to end! At Peace was my very first KA read and this particular series (plus anything with Tate Jackson or Luke Stark) has always held a soft spot in my heart.

Possible review to come, maybe. For now, thanks for the 'burg memories, KA. It was an awesome ride!
Kelli C
Damn...that Epilogue! The feels are so deep. I fell in love with the 'Burg series a while back and I feel like I am an actual resident. Hell I wanna jump in with the gals at J&Js and ogle those hot men. I could honestly read about this town and these characters for 20 more books...but KA has given me a perfect farewell with Garrett Merrick and Cher Rivers.

For those who are fans, it's KA doing what KA does best. She is giving it good and we are "holding on." Finally a heroine that is steel stron
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
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★Book Basics★

Genre : - Cont. Romance
Series : - 6th in the series
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - Yes
Rating - 5 stars


Now I was as surprised as anyone when I found this would be Merry and Cher, like most other ppl I expec
Ivy Deluca
2020 re-read: my dash through the ‘Burg series was, barring some rough patches, a needed nostalgia trip in The hellsccape of 2020. None are perfect, but it comes down to the characters, and Cher is among my all-time fave KA heroines ever. Her tenacity, her resilience, and her desire for love just make it so easy to empathize and connect with her. The epilogue stands among the best as well. Just a happy note to end a series on, and considering some KA series that just implode by the last book, th ...more
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Foremost, I'm going start with the epilogue. THIS EPILOGUE. It is one if not THE best KA has written and that's saying something coming from The Queen of Epilogues. It touches back to every couple from The 'Burg and their offspring throughout the years in the future. Everyone has their favorite characters and when you read what happens to your favorites, it'll be satisfactory. I won't say who mine are but I will say I did shed tears of elation. I laughed with some and smiled with others. I can't ...more
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
I didn’t like much of anything about The Promise, and I enjoyed Hold On even less. It felt like The ‘Burg leftovers. Like KA decided hey, who’s left? Cher and Merry? Well, hell, let’s just stick them together.

As far as Cher goes, you’ve read her before. Take a pinch of Maddie from Broken Dove, add a bit of The ‘Burg’s Feb and finish with a sprinkle of Creed’s Sylvie and you have Cher. I was hoping, given her unusual backstory, that Cher would read differently. Unfortunately, she suffers from th
✰ Liz ✰

"We lay together, connected, a girl who never allowed herself to dream, lying on top of a dream come true."-Cher


Hold On is the sixth and final installment in Kristen Ashley's popular The Burg Series. Set in a small town in Indiana, The Burg explores the lives of small group of friends. There is always some sort of trouble brewing in the Burg and while love is always on the horizon, inevitably there is heartbreak to overcome first.

Cher is a single mom who is revered in the Burg
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4, alpha
3.5 Dare to Dream stars

“What I want is more good times with you, Cher. I wanna fuck wild and I wanna laugh hard, and while we’re doin’ that, I’m gonna look out for you.”

Hold On...I have to admit this wasn't one of my KA fav's and that is ok, KA is in a rating scale of her own so I can't compare it to anything else but her books. Cher and Merry was a crash course bound to happen fueled by passion. My personal issue had nothing to do with the KA's style and skill, but my personal reac
I have no idea where to begin with how bad HOLD ON was. It seems lately I have been not liking a lot of Kristen Ashley's latest books. Kristen Ashley is a hit and miss author for me. I'll either freaking love the book or freaking hate it.

I strongly feel like the author threw these two characters together just to get a book out and finish the series. These two make NO SENSE TOGETHER AT ALL!

Problem #1: The heroine, Cheryl
1. One of the guys, Badass? = whiny/pathletic & no self-confidence
2. say
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it

“It happens,” he replied. “What happens?” she asked. He dipped closer and held her tighter. “It happens,” he repeated. “For people like us, baby. It happens, eventually. Just as long as we hold on.”

Well, I’m a little late in getting this review together, but I guess better late than never! And I’ll start out by saying that I have been a huge Kristen Ashley fan since I picked up one of her books a few years back. Love the woman. Love her books! And that’s never going to change.

That s
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Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends a

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