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Hold on Tight

(Man of the Month #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  708 ratings  ·  203 reviews
A hard body. A dangerous past.
Meet Mr. February.

Reality-TV star and reformed bad boy Spencer Dean doesn’t trust women. Not after his fiancée, Brooke, left him at the altar five years ago, breaking his heart and hardening his soul.

Now, Brooke is close to a deal for her own show that will launch with the remodel of a popular Austin bar. The problem? The network insists that
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 250 pages
Published January 30th 2018 by Martini & Olive Books
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Kate's Corner
When their beloved hangout is about to close the plan is to bring back The Fix on Sixth to its former glory and Man of the Month book 2 and it is Brooke and Spencer’s turn.

3.5 'What kind of ending is that?' Stars

They say that opposites attract and in this case with Brooke & Spencer it is spot on.

Brooke Hamlin, a Texan judge’s daughter has after a lot of heartache removed herself out of her father’s clutches. But she paid a hefty price for breaking her heart for a true sacrifice. After so ma
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


Hold On Tight by J. Kenner is an emotional second chance romance that takes place five years later when two former lovers are reunited and forced to work together. And in the case for Spencer and Brooke, their feelings for each other are about to collide as old pain, hurt, and remorse comes flooding back in as they reignite their love for each other. Can five years apart, help Spencer and Brooke to forgive each other and learn how to love ag
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
The overall series is about the bar called The Fix on Sixth that is about to go under. Tyree trusted the wrong guy to finance the start of the bar and now this guy wants the loan paid off in full or lose it. Employees and friends do not want to see this happen so they are willing to invest in the bar and come up with ways to raise money and bring more customers in. Jenna, one of the new partners has come up with the idea to hold a Calendar of the Month contest for the public to choose each month ...more
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hold on Tight is the second book in J. Kenner’s Man of the Month series, and it’s even more fun than the first book. After finishing book one, Down on Me, I was excited for more. I was convinced this would be a collection of novels that would bring so much fun – and this book has only solidified my feelings.

The Man of the Month series is a collection of interconnected romance stories, proving favourites as a larger story plays out. Each novel features a favourite romance trope, ensuring there is
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I am so loving this Man of the Month series by J. Kenner. It's wonderful that it's a 12 book series, they are all standalone (but connected), each one is fresh and new and the Epilogue leads you into the next Man of the Month. I thought Down on Me was hot but, Brooke and Dean are just as well. If she keeps up the sizzle, my Kindle may burn up.

Dean … wow. A man hell-bent on revenge. Hurt and mislead, he can't help but hope that Brooke signs on the dotted line and gives into his demands. Revenge i
Wit & Wonder Books
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

Another glorious addition to the Man of the Month series by J.Kenner. Hold On Tight was delightful. Full of second chances, uncovering secrets and recovering lost love. This new series is on fire and with only the second book out and escalating, one could only imagine what the rest of the books will entail.

“There’d been so much pain between them. So many lost opportunities. And way too many secrets.”

Brooke Hamlin and Spencer Davis
Sissy's Romance Book Review
HOLD ON TIGHT by J. Kenner is book Two in the "Man of the Moth" series. This is the story of Spencer and Brooke. This is a standalone book.
Spencer and Brooke were to be married about 5 years ago but she left. This has put Spencer off to trusting women after their breakup. But the reality tv star Spencer is now needed to help out Brooke who is possibly getting her own show...but they want Spencer to be apart of it. Brooke has come along way from being in her fathers clutches and now has a good c
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: rare-2019-paris
I bought this as a book bub bargain without looking at the blurb because I've loved other books from this author but I struggled with this one.

If I'd seen it was based around the filming of a reality tv programme I'd have avoided it because that's a huge turnoff for me. I don't get reality tv, don't watch it, don't care. Sorrynotsorry.

I struggled to keep track of characters and I wasn't feeling much I'm afraid. I'm sure it's just me.
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 Stars

Hold On Tight is the second book in Kenner's Man of the Month series. Each book features a new guy but there is an underlying story about repairing the local bar that is in some financial troubles. So while you can read each book as a standalone, if you want to enjoy the true nature of the series, read them in order. But it won't hurt the actual book if you don't.

Hold On Tight is Brooke & Spencer's book. These two used to be engaged many years ago. But that one day changed everyth
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-wishlist
Continuing with the renovations and cash-flow injection to The Fix;  Spencer and Brooke take the spotlight as they bring their design talents and reality show backing to the proceedings. Although it is the tension between Brooke and Spencer that really steals the show ;) 

Brooke and Spencer have a long history, their relationship through college hot and intense with promises of forever until Brooke broke both of their hearts when she walked away from their wedding. Although the couple had a divid
Tania's Book Blog
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Second book in this series and again another good read.

This was one was a second chance romance that had the worst villain. Spencer and Brooke had a steamy relationship; he was the boy from the wrong side of the track and she was the rich girl with the “perfect” family but they’ve never paid attention to that. All they’ve ever had eyes for is each other. Until the villain made everything possible to separate them.

Five years later, they have to work together but the chemistry is still there even
Sofia Lazaridou
Jan 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Hold on tight is the second book in the man of the month series by J. Kenner. I would recommend to skip the first book and begin this one if you haven't read the first book already. I was a little hesitant to begin reading this book because of my bad experience with the previous book and second chance romances are not my thing. Fortunately, things weren't very bad and the characters had an not so bumpy journey. I did feel like a plot wasn't needed and we could have gone on just fine without it. ...more
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: con-rom
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A heroine’s whopper of a secret choice led to the hero’s need for revenge in J. Kenner’s second book in her sexy Man of the Month series. Every bit as powerful a love story as book one, Hold on Tight will grab hold of your heart and not let go.

Revenge tropes are tricky for me to get on board with sometimes as there can be such a level of animosity that it’s almost uncomfortable to read. However, I know that if anyone can make me like this trope, it’s J.
Hold on Tight is the second book in the new Man of The Month series. This book is the story of Mr. February and the story of Brooke and Spencer. Nothing is as delicious as second chance romance with a Romeo and Juliet type feel!

Brooke was introduced in book one when she met with Jenna to go over renovations for The Fix, the Sixth Street bar in Austin that they are trying to save from financial troubles. Brooke has her own Commercial Renovation Company, much to the disappointment of her parents.
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Any future together for Spencer Dean and Brooke Hamlin stopped being a possibility five years ago when Brooke broke Spencer’s heart and walked away without a second glance and without an explanation as to the reasons behind her abrupt departure.

But the past always has a way of encroaching on the present and when Brooke’s future career depends on Spencer’s acquiescence, it’s clear that if these two don’t make amends and have an honest conversation about what happened all those years ago, Spencer
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Okay . . . I had to take a day to gather my thoughts on just how much I adored Hold on Tight. Seriously. I love an interconnected series, but I had some concerns just how interactive the books would be in the Man of the Month series. Would they stand alone because not everyone starts a series at the beginning. Now, those people who jump right in the middle, I don’t get—why miss out on all the fun, the inside jokes . . . but I digress . . . And at any rate, I shouldn’t have been one bit worried, ...more
April Symes
HOLD ON TIGHT by J. Kenner is book Two in the "Man of the Moth" series. This is the story of Spencer and Brooke. This is a standalone book. They were to be married 5 years before but she left before they could be married. This has put Spencer off to trusting all women after their breakup. 5 years later has Spencer who has become a TV icon and he is a remodeling show host. He has one last show before he is done with his contract. The catch …he must co-host /work together on a show with his ex-gir ...more
Jan 25, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Second chance romance are always a lot of fun. In this one, we have Brooke and Spencer. They are from 2 very different worlds but found a connection that was strong enough to get them to get past all of that and get married...until she leaves him on their wedding day.

5 years and one successful reality show later, they are brought back together in Austin, with a reality show partnership and co-hosting a show set in The Fix, the bar they are invested in keeping open past the end of the ye
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Overlapping with Mr January's story, here comes Mr February ...

Spencer has never wanted for much. His childhood was rough but it was all worth it when Brook Hamlin came into his life. She was his from the moment he pulled off the road to help her change her tire. When she left him, she took his heart with her.

Now that the two are being forced to do this T.V show together - remodeling The Fix while filming the Man of the Month contest - he wants his revenge; She broke his heart, now he's going
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

This is one emotion-packed book! I really felt for both Brooke and Spencer and the difficult situation they find themselves in. They used to be engaged, until Brooke left Spencer at the altar. They had great chemistry and the tension of their past really added another emotional level to their relationship.

Spencer Dean has become a household name, starring in a popular house-flipping program. He is retired from television, but the producers want him to do a final show with a co-star, cente
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

*** ARC kindly provided for an honest review. ***

This concept about these friends who have found a way to save their bar is very fun, bringing all along the way new stories for each month, discovering new characters that would bring the heat and that one a lot of angst.

Please meet Spencer Dean, who used to flip houses on TV and also… Brooke’s former fiancé. That one is all about second chance about two people who were torn apart. Social status, heavy baggage, things that would separate them
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
The story continues - and we get exactly what we always expect from J Kenner - a plot filled with twists and turns, not only the ones that surround the couple that we focus on but on the obstacles of their past and all around them.  We know that Brooke is about to get the show of her dreams to help her push her business ahead, and all that stands in her way is Spencer - a guy who had a show on the same network before, but also the guy that she gave her heart to 5 years ago, only to break it in t ...more
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"A longing for the home he'd never have, the past he couldn't fix, and the woman who'd never be his."

The Man of the Month series is making me wish there were more than 12 months in a year!

I met Brooke in the last book as she was pitching her idea to remodel the bar on a TV show that would cover the cost of materials. What better way to promote her business and to help save the local hang out that was in danger of being sold if they couldn't raise enough money in time. It didn't hurt that telev
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy
The books in this series are just short enough to fall into the insta-feelings territory. However J. Kenner pulls off the right amount character depth and storyline to make this series a gem that is worth every page read.

... I was only ever any good when you were with me

I definitely loved the second book more than the first because of Brook & Spencer’s turbulent relationship history. I loved the macho, working-with-his-hands Spencer. A man who through his rough upbringing just kept on
Erin Lewis
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Star Review Hold On Tight (Man of the Month #2) by J Kenner
The second in the series and in my opinion almost as good as the first book. What happens when reformed bad boy and reality TV star Spencer Dean comes face to face with Brooke Hamilton, the woman, who left him at the altar 5 years ago.
This is the situation that Spencer finds himself in, not only that but it appears Brooke holds his future and that of his new show in her hands and vice a versa. Talk about complicated,this makes for an
Ruthie Taylor
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it

~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the second in the series, and I think it is shaping up very nicely! I definitely recommend that you read them in order, as it is a continuing story, with the spot light on different couples.

Here we find out what drove Brooke and Spencer apart, and now forced to work together on The Fix in a very public way, they finally get closure. Or at least that seems to be the original plan .... read more to find out just
Jan 28, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Hold on Tight is the second chance romance story of Brooke and Spencer. They were together a few years back, engaged to be married, until she left him at the altar. Brooke has carried around her reasons why for years, all while still deeply in love with Spencer, knowing he didn’t quite feel the same.

Years later, they are brought back together to work on a reality TV show where they will be fixing up The Fix, the bar mentioned in the first Man of the Month book, Down on Me.

This is a very
Tanaka K
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am loving the Man of the Month series. I just love series that just connects your mind, body and soul mind leaves you with a big smile and satisfied look. J. Kenner just writes romances with steam and emotion that you are captured. Hold on Tight is the second book in the Man of the Month series and I was clearly charmed by the sweet and sexy read that catapulted my soul. Hold on Tight is a superb second chance romance that deeply wrenches your heart. It is also a sexy romance with a magnificen ...more
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review by: Jennifer
(4 stars)

Book two in the Man of the Month series, and we are on to Mr. February. With the idea of saving the bar going strong, a reality home improvement show was called, and they bring in bad boy Spencer. Spencer has a bit of a callous attitude toward women, with a bit of good reason; his fiancé left him right before the wedding. Now he is being forced to work with her on the rehab of the bar. Brooke had her reasons for breaking off her engagement, even if it pretty much kill
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J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over one hundred novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New Y

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