Hold on Tight, A Loveswept Contemporary Romance, Serena Bell

 


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Hold on Tight, A Loveswept Contemporary Romance, Serena Bell

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Well, it is what it says, a short and sweet romance. Sometimes I think I’m looking for things that aren’t in the genre I’ve chosen, and I guess that’s what happened here. It’s a gentle romance, no great drama but there are lots of problems to overcome. What I did like was the parts where Jake was struggling to pick up his life again, after the amputation. As an AKA myself I can empathise with how tough that can be, and how it needs a different mindset. I’d dream about something, get up next day, fix leg on and try it and …it wasn’t possible. You have to learn yourself what will work and what won’t. Jakes describing taking off his false limb at one point though and …it seems to be a suction limb – which wouldn’t need the sock inserts, they stick to skin and need to have close contact, then he’s talking about the silicone sheath, so he must be a low AK, hence his ability to run etc – mine is a high AK, and one consultant suggested a suction sheath would solve my fitting problems, my prosthetist thought it wouldn’t work – but, knowing we need to find that out for ourselves, he duly made me one. Well, the comfort was fantastic, unfortunately the minute I stood up it fell off….you need most of your limb for it to fit, and I have only 4 inches of bone so for me 😦 but that’s what I mean about how we need to learn ourselves what works and Jake is finding that out. The down-set he was in mentally improved once he began to find what he could do, and not focus on what was lost and that’s just so, so true and really worked well. I don’t know if Serena has family, friends, work experience in this field but she’s spot on with that.
So, the practical side – even down to finding what works with sex! Been there done that…was excellent, its just that the actual romance was a bit soft, a bit tame for me. I needed a bit more deep drama, but felt it was very “all works well” feel to it instead. Even when things went wrong it still felt to me as though I knew it would work, that there were no real barriers holding out. So its a mixed bag to rate. Practical stuff, the emotions connected to amputation and rehab, a good four but the romance I’d give a three….
Stars: like I said, mixed feelings but overall a three and a half.
ARC supplied via Netgalley

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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