Published by Self-Published on 11/18/2016
Fractions of seconds can do lots of damage. One decision can ruin lives. A blink can be tragic. And loving a Hollister…can hurt like hell.
I would know.
They say the average person can hold their breath under water for two full minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger
brother Evan be the one to shine.
Evan got the girl, and Will…he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.
The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister.
My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it was Will who pushed me. Will…who really knew me.
And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.
In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds—and what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp.
Earlier this year I read and loved The Hard Count by Ginger Scott. Looking for another opportunity to be wowed by her, I jumped at the opportunity to read an early copy of Hold My Breath. This friends to lovers story was measured and dynamic, held my attention with complex characters and evoked a full range of emotions.
I loved the unmistakable chemistry between Will and Maddy and found that while their connection was strong they each stood as bold on their own. Will was so loyal and compassionate and Maddy supportive and understanding. Every exchange between them felt organic and well paced; I loved the way they understood one another.
I know at first glance, you might by thinking “gee, another cliché sports romance, I dunno…”. I know, the cover is not my favorite, BUT I promise you nothing but an emotional and sincere story with skilled writing that is near unmatched in the indie world. I definitely recommend.