Genre: Romantic Suspense

Series: Against All Odds #2

Source: Received for an honest review.

Ebook, 300 pages
Published February 18th 2014 by Elisabeth Naughton Publishing LLC
Original title – Hold On To Me
ISBN: 0988986248 (ISBN13: 9780988986244)
February 18, 2014

From the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author who brought you WAIT FOR ME comes the next emotional love story in Elisabeth Naughton’s bestselling Against All Odds Series:

He thinks he’s finally found the one.
Mitch Mathews never believed in love—at least not the happily-ever-after kind. Then he met Simone Conners. One night with the sexy lawyer made him reevaluate his priorities and look toward a future he never planned. The only hang-up is making her see it too.

She’s almost ready for a second chance.
What started out as a casual hook-up with a rugged geologist has turned into something a whole lot more. Simone’s on the verge of handing over her heart, but fear over what Mitch will say and do when he discovers who she used to be holds her back.

The past could destroy their future…
Just when Simone’s ready to take a chance on forever with Mitch, the secrets she’s been hiding from catch up with her. Suddenly it’s not just her life on the line, it’s his too. Forced into hiding, Mitch demands answers, and Simone realizes the only way to protect everything she holds dear is to delve into a past she’s spent years trying to forget. As they search for the truth, they discover secrets, lies, and a rekindled passion that burns hotter than before. But they also uncover a conspiracy that threatens the very fabric of society. One that could cost them more than just their future…it could cost them both their lives.

Books in the Against All Odds Series:
WAIT FOR ME (book 1)
HOLD ON TO ME (book 2)


Naughton’s books are always enjoyable and well written.  WAIT FOR ME, the first book in the series was a very touching, inventive love story.  In HOLD ON TO ME, I particularly enjoyed the relationship between Simone’s daughter, Shannon, and her lover, Mitch.  Mitch never pictured himself a father but is a natural with Shannon.  He is at ease with her, enjoys spending time together and misses her as much as Simone when they’re apart.  Shannon is equally taken with Mitch.

Following the typical love story guidelines, HOLD ON TO ME starts with the happy couple on the verge of taking their relationship to the next level when all hell breaks loose, literally.  While trying to avoid the murderers on Simone’s tail, Mitch and Simone waffle between the most intense, sincere love and the defeatist attitudes that convince them they’ll never find happiness.  A series of incredibly scary situations have the couple running for their lives.  Their lack of openness with each other threatens their lives and their love.

Naughton’s books are always enjoyable, well-rounded stories.  This is no exception though I didn’t find Mitch and Simone quite as gripping as Ryan and Kate from the first book. Naughton remains one of my “must read” favorites.

Received for an honest review.

Rating:  4

Mild: Mild detailed scenes of intimacy, mild violence or profanity.

Reviewed by ReadWarrior