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Holding Out by Serena Bell
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it was amazing
bookshelves: arc

Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 5/23/19.
First rule of Operation V-Card is, there is no Operation V-Card...
I absolutely loved Holding Out! Griff and Becca's story was just wonderful. It was sexy, funny, and fun--with a refreshing lack of BS (beyond the traditional "we're just going to do a one and done and move on like nothing happened" that a premise like this demands--but let me tell you, when the delusional "one and done" is as good as this one is, I am here for it). They did attempt to hide their "Surprise! Even a 'three and free' isn't enough!" sexcapades from their friends, but that lasted about a hot minute (with a painfully funny and awkward moment) and that too was a big ol' checkmark in the plus column of this book.

Even when the relationship's black moment comes--and boy, does it come--the way Becca and Griff each reacted to it meshed up perfectly with their characters. They both had a part to play in the disaster, and they both had realizations to come to and reparations to make. It's more of a mutual confession and declaration that gets them back together than a grovel--and it was perfect.

Since Griff and Becca are both invested in the R&R community, past series characters are throughout the book. If you haven't read their stories yet, it's not a problem--this book works fine as a standalone. I'm going to bet, though, that you'll enjoy them all so much you'll want to go back and read all the rest of the books in the series--you have been warned!

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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Reading Progress

May 9, 2019 – Shelved
May 9, 2019 – Shelved as: arc
May 10, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
May 21, 2019 – Started Reading
May 23, 2019 – Finished Reading

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