Aug 12, 2015

Hold on to Love by Roberta Capizzi Review

Three weeks. All Alyssa O’Riordan needs is three weeks away from her wealthy life in New York City, to clear her mind and decide what she wants from her life. A dude ranch in Wyoming seems like the perfect place for a temporary escape from the cage her life has become.
What she doesn’t expect is to come face-to-face with a handsome cowboy, who’s just as grumpy and rough as he is good-looking. All of a sudden, the promise of a relaxing, invigorating holiday seems long gone.

Three weeks. For Sean Maclaine, three weeks around the new guest feel like an eternity. After his first-hand experience with the upper class, rich daddy’s girls have become his worst nightmare, so when Alyssa O’Riordan shows up at his family’s ranch, he knows the time won’t go by fast enough. All he has to do is stay away from her, and count the hours until she finally goes back to New York.

Three weeks. Will three weeks be long enough for them to get over their prejudices and start looking beyond the surface?

So the first thing I noticed when reading this book is how many English-isms (if that is even a word) in this book. I think I am hyper aware of them as I am English. Even for such a small word as holiday instead of vacation, just drove me nuts, but enough of my idiosyncrasy's. I enjoyed this book, but I did find it really long and was a little over whelmed by 51 chapters! But every one of them was enjoyable.
The story of Alyssa and Sean's romance was beautiful and reduced me to tears. The love is beautiful and their efforts to keep their relationship alive even when Alyssa went back to NYC and Sean stayed in Wyoming. Also the ultimate Thanksgiving showdown was SO emotional to me that I had to re-read it twice.
But I will have to warn you, the other side of this book is much darker and deals with assault, stalking and suicidal thoughts. So I recommend this book for over 18's only.
I found Roberta Capizzi book wonderful, it did drag in some places and seem to be very rushed in others. But ultimately I give Hold On To Love 8 1/2 out of 10.

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