It’s cold in New Jersey, so after ready a few sweet romance, I needed something with a little more heat. So I saw a paperback with a shirtless dude being straddled and assumed it had some spice. Enter Hard to Hold by Julie Leto.
Heat Level: ♥♥♥
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Overall Rating: 4/6 Glass Slippers
Michael is a New York lobbyist who isn’t much for chasing skirts. But when he meets Anne at a concert, he thinks it might be time to break the rules a little for the sassy neighbor who knows how to have a good time. However, there’s something stopping him from really opening up…his well-managed Tourette’s.
Anne thinks that she’s finally met a man who can keep up with her. He’s handsome, smart, and she’s drawn to him like no other. However, he’s notoriously hot and cold and it isn’t long before Anne’s wondering if she’s being jerked around. Still, she can’t help but try her best to draw him out of his shell and into her bed.
While not the sizzling read I was hoping for, it was a nice change from the the squeaky clean things I’d been picking up. Now, I liked Anne a lot more than Michael. She was a total firecracker while he spent too much time obsessing over something that millions live and thrive with every day. You just wanted to reach into the book and yell at him to just kiss the girl and open up to her! But then again, isn’t that what a book should do? Make you feel? Overall, it had the right amount of romance and humor to make this a worthwhile read.