Review of Holding on Forever by Victoria Monroe

Four stars

Holding on forever cover


“Gage Scott let go of love a long time ago. After his parents divorced, he learned love only ends up hurting people. He vowed to himself he would never be hurt again because he would never love. He leaves everything and everyone he ever knew behind him and begins a new life built on rules against love. But when fate brings him back to the place and people he left thirteen years ago, he learns there are some things he can’t escape. 
He spent many years running from love only to find it was with him all along. When he accepts the truth he denied for so long, he realizes he can’t ignore love. He discovers there is more pain in denying it. Once he embraces the true feelings he has for Laken Bennett, everything changes for Gage. Love finds him, and he is holding on forever.”

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Holding on Forever is a sweet and gentle romance story.

After leaving his childhood home and spending thirteen years in LA, Gage returns when a family tragedy hits. But amongst that tragedy is a glimpse of a chance at happiness, when he meets Laken again. Each has thought of the other often since their last moments together in the rain all those years ago.

The story really is incredibly sweet and at times a little cheesy. For me, it also held some moments of awkwardness when feelings were being spoken about, I felt at times the compliments to Laken dragged on a bit making me cringe a little; but I think that says more about me than it does the story.

I enjoyed the characters and the strong bonds they shared with each other; although I would have liked to have seen more Laken and Ashe’s relationship, in fact more of Laken’s relationship with all her family.

The sex was great! It was hot, sensual and sexy as hell!

The only downside for me was lack of suspense. The story didn’t get my heart racing or my stomach in knots which is something that I find important in a book.

However Holding on Forever was still enjoyable and definitely something to read when you fancy something serene and gentle.

About the Author

Victoria Monroe was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor of arts degree in English literature. She and her husband relocated a few times within the state. She favors the Pittsburgh region, where she had her son and daughter. After a ten-year career in corporate retail, she resigned, allowing her the ability to raise her children and write. Victoria loves spending time with her family. She loves music, reading, and being outdoors-from the mountains to the beach and everything in between. Watching the sunrise and sunset are some of her favorite things to do. She always looks for a reason to laugh.


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