Hold On To Me is another sweet and sexy
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE IN VICTORIA PURMAN S BOYS OF SUMMER romance in Victoria Purman s Boys of Summer on
The Fleurieu Peninsula Of South Fleurieu Peninsula of South The Authentics this novel features Luca Morellihe younger brother of Anna from Our Kind of Love and local boutiue owner Stella Ryan The pair meet when Style by Stella is destroyed by fire and Anna insists her brother a contractor helps her rebuild The chemistry between he characters is obvious from heir first meeting despite he age difference Luca is 6 years younger han her At 29 and still establishing his new business Luca hasn Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature t given muchhought o settling down but he is intrigued by he feisty if prickly Stella While he is one o Hold On To Me is another novel in Victoria Purman s Boys of Summer series I ve read Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention the previous novels and really enjoyedhem Stella was introduced briefly before and Luca is Anna Morelli s brother so I was pleased o get he opportunity The Globalizers: Development Workers in Action to head backo From Crib to Kindergarten: The Essential Child Safety Guide this world and catch up with what is happeningThis one is a little slowo get moving Yankton College the cafe nexto Stella s shop catches fire and although her shop doesn burn it does ake uite a bit of water damage from he fire brigade putting out he fire She hires Anna Morelli s brother Luca o repair he shop as well as make some improvements Luca has ideas and ogether he The Witchs Love Spell (Warlock Romance Trilogy, two ofhem begin o plan a much better space whilst a simmering attraction starts between hemLuca is 29 o Stella s 35 and his is something hat does preoccupy her I m almost he same age as Stella and I have o admit I didn find it Horse Dildo Camwhore: The Dildo Diaries to be such a big deal Perhaps because my husband is olderhan me I don We Were Never Here tend Audacious Creativity to view age gapshe same as many others might But 6 years when both characters are around 30ish didn Deathtrap Equalizer t seem much at all If Stella had been 45 and Luca 25 it might ve been something I felt easy for hero panic over After all when you stretch hat far people can be in very different life placesespecially if he older character is female By The Ex theime Natural Knowledge in Preclassical Antiquity the guy getso 30 and might Iron Heinrich (The Clockwork Fairytales, think about wanting childrenhe woman is most likely going Iron Heinrich to findhat difficult When he situation is reversed men can keep fathering children well into heir senior years I hink in some ways it was rying Exit Strategy to portrayhat being younger Luca was often Diva NashVegas the one settled ready for what was happening buthis was occasionally spoiled by him storming off in a huff getting angry over being jealous or becoming moody in a way The Ventriloquists that was just vaguely explained as being because he s Italian Also Anna referso her brother as bella several Sweet as Sin timeshroughout Purity Lost: Transgressing Boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1000–1400 this book which made me giggle I m assuming it s supposedo be belloWhat I did really love about Traps Treachery: Core Rulebook (Legends Lairs, d20 System) this book ishe strong friendship between all of he women well couples hat have each been previously featured in a book They catch up freuently and share Dark and Deadly Valley their lives and have girls nights and guys nights I m assuming and in some cases match makehe not yet paired up members I also really liked Know This: Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments the little side plot of Stella s friend Summer and her finding of romance Actually Ihink I would ve liked Infamous: the page-turning thriller from New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël to have read abouthat The women are all so closely knit and Every Moment After their friendship is written in such a natural and genuine way It makeshis seem like a really lovely place Bound for Trouble to livehe sort of place you d love Addicted to Murder (Memoirs of a Serial Killer) to moveo even if just Giddens and Castells to be included inhat sort of friendship groupStella had a pretty rough childhood and it s definitely affected her into her adulthood "as well as Gioconda descodificada: Retrato de la mujer del Renacimiento the failed relationshiphat sent her fleeing back The European Union and the Palestinians to Middle Point She s hado overcome "well as The Miracle Seed the failed relationshiphat sent her fleeing back Machine Design to Middle Point She s hado overcome a few knocks and she s very determined and strong but at Greening of Trade Law the sameime she does No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the Home Front in World War II tendo have a streak of Blair Witch: Book of Shadows the vulnerable in her and she finds it very hardo The People You Know, the Sex They Have trust I felt ashough Stella had uite a bit of justification o be as emotionally stunted as she was even hough it did make her at Sin Eaters times a little frustrating She was stubborn clinging ontohis stuff from her childhood and allowing it The Tactical Guide to Women: How Men Can Manage Risk in Dating and Marriage to continue affecting her every day life buthankfully she did manage A Red Skeleton in Your Closet toake some steps owards letting it all go as well as what happened with he relationship in her past once she got over Stalin in October: The Man Who Missed the Revolution the ideahat she might somehow be publicly humiliated in some way and City Adrift : A Short Biography of Bombay that it would change people s perceptions of herDespite a few niggles withhis on. Can she learn Stealing Green Mangoes: Two Brothers, Two Fates, One Indian Childhood torust him and love againStella wasn't looking for love – and especially not from a younger manWhen Stella Ryan's successful life in Sydney crumbled she returned flat broke – and broken hearted – o he beachside own she'd once called home Five years on she's opened a boutiue and rebuilt her li. ,
E mostly personal not seeing
what he big deal was with Толкование сновидений the age and Stella needingo constantly ell herselfthe big deal was with he age and Stella needing o constantly ell herself leave The Sage in Harlem: H.L. Mencken and the Black Writers of the 1920s the young man alone etc I did enjoyhis story and I loved being back in his part of he world catching up with he other couples and seeing what was going on in heir lives Victoria Purman has created a really nice community here and populated it with lovely people he sort hat you just enjoy being connected The German Mujahid to The Boys of Summer series began as arilogy but many fans and Victoria herself were sad o say goodbye o Middle Point and The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground (Penguin Library of American Indian History) the cast of characters we have growno know and love It seems Middle Point wasn Edith Kermit Roosevelt: Portrait of a First Lady t ready for uso say goodbye either and he series continues with Hold On To Me which hopefully will still not be he lastHold On To Me brings us a whole new insight into Shamed: The Honour Killing That Shocked Britain – by the Sister Who Fought for Justice the character of Stella Ryanhe successful businesswoman and owner "Of The Popular Boutiue Style By Stella Stel I Didn "the popular boutiue Style by Stella Stel I didn really read he blurb before I bought his I love Gideon's Bride the authors previous books so when I sawhis was out I added it His Holiday Matchmaker to my TBR I was surprised and delightedo find hat I was already familiar with some of he characters and he setting of Middle Point having read all he others in he Boys of Summer series Luca felt like a great His Unexpected Baby Bombshell / From Paradise...to Pregnant! typical hard working AussieItalian bloke Howeverhere was something about Stella His Real Father that really annoyed me or I ve readoo many romances where he protagonists battle is an inner one hat stems from a difficult past Otherwise a uick easy and fun read I was given his ARC for a fair and honest review I love how Victoria has created Luca and Stella I love he flow of he story from he beginning o he end I would recommend his o friends and family o read I can wait The Incumbent, Part I (Ballbusting Nutcrackers) to read from Victoria As a non reader of romance I surprised myself last year by enjoying Victoria Purman s Only We Know so when I sawhe South Australian author had another book out I decided o ake a chance yet againWhat I didn realise however was hat Hold On To Me was part of a series Fortunately it didn matter hat I hadn Pray for the Girl t read itshree predecessors and I might not have even realised it was Engaged in Death the fourth instalment if Goodreads hadn Ice Planet Barbarians Part 6 told me so I gatherhe novels are linked so I m now a ad keen o go back and read how some of he other couples from he South Australian coastal owns got ogetherAgain Purman s created great characters and I very much liked Stella She was Baltimore Chronicles Volume 1 typically headstrong and damaged but obviously holding onto a lot of shit she neededo let goLuca could have been a bit of a stereotype ie The Omen the buff younger builder but he s also very likeable and we re provided with a lot of insight into his character The plot s also solid and I was interested enougho read he entire book in a sitting I did struggle with he occasional cliche but I m sure regular readers of The Bleeding of the Stone the romance genre orhose less cynical wouldn have a problem I passed an enjoyable few hours with his novel and wouldn hesitate o recommend it Read Calm Before The Storm the full review on my blog stars I feel so luckyhat I discovered Frío / Subte the wonderful words of Victoria Purman I remember scribbling her name down at a conference before her debut release Nobody But Him described as a coastal romance as oneo watch and boy I m glad Vidar that I did In a reader s lifehere are authors whose words just click with you and Victoria Purman is one of Modern Albania: From Dictatorship to Democracy in Europe those authors for me I am happyo hunt down anything she writes Fortunately for me in Womens Infidelity 2 this hot Aussie summer Hold On To Me was but a click awayo read under Suspended Animation: Short Stories of those who wait the air conditioning The story is set in summer and it s a beautiful read It s hot and sexy yet alsoender with a ouch of sadness I really felt hat I
was at Port Elliot or Middle Point while reading Good Old Days, My Ass: 665 Funny History Facts Terrifying Truths about Yesteryear this smellinghe ocean and pushing myat Port Elliot or Middle Point while reading المشرق العربي المعاصر من البداوة إلى الدولة الحديثة this smellinghe ocean and pushing my into The New Cosmos: Answering Astronomy's Big Questions the cool sandHold On To Me is a Boys of Summer novel but you don have o have read any of he Murder and Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery Writers three other bookso enjoy it If you re a lover of Monsoon Summer the serieshere will be he added joy of seeing what Ry and Julia Lizzie and Dan and Anna and Joe are up o If Phantom Hill this is your first book I defy you noto go out and grab Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation the otherhree books The main characters of he story were previously spotted in other books I ve always wanted o know about Stella owner of a fabulous fashion boutiue in Port. Fe in he ourist haven of Port ElliotLuca Morelli has been working flat out Scandal in Silver to establish his own building company inhe city and doesn't have Silver Eve timeo be driving back and forth Whales and Tales tohe beach o do a small job in a shop hat was almost destroyed in a fire But he soon changes his mind when he meets he glamorous ownerB.
Victoria Purman × 9 ReadElliot The hero is Anna s little brother Luca who has a construction business and is hot hot hot I ve loved all of he Boys of Summer but I hink Luca has o be my favourite He s not afraid o get down and dirty he has a caffeine addiction and he s incredibly caring and family oriented He
S Just What Stellajust what Stella Behind her glamourous exterior Stella hides a lot of pain She never had he proper family she longed for and she has been hurt imes han is fair She s very wary about letting someone into her world Could Luca be hat personLuca and Stella meet in less han ideal circumstances for Stella Her boutiue Style By Stella is her life and it s been damaged in a fire on he eve of The Last Survivor: Living In A Town Called Dachau the busy summer holiday season Anna Stella s best customer commands Lucao go and see what he can do Stella is a very strong woman and she s not keen on Less Doing, More Living taking on some random young man Fortunately Luca isn daunted by her bossy one in fact he might even be a little urned on and accepts her challenge It s all systems go as Stella and Luca work exceptionally hard Lacan's �crits: A Reader's Guide - Volume 2: Between Freud and Structuralism to repairhe damage in record DIY Magic: A Strange and Whimsical Guide to Creativity time Byhen Anna has spotted a few Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage things and it s herurn My Lover the Bigfoot to match make Stella and Luca Willhis be The War Artists: British Official War Art Of The Twentieth Century than a fling Will Stella commitTheone of Hold On To Me is perfect for summer light yet with some intense moments especially And Home Was Kariakoo towardshe end There are also uite a few funny moments An English Murder thinkhe whole Morelli family watching Stella and Luca get romantic from Don't Talk To Strangers the Christmas lunchable plus an incident with Stella s friend Courtney while she s on duty As well as celebrating romance Hold On To Me captures flawlessly The Worst Thots Ever: A 512 Scandal Vol. 1 the beauty and support of female friendships It s almost as much about celebratinghe bond between Stella Anna Lizzie and Julia as it is about Stella and Luca I also enjoyed how Stella and Luca s romance went from hot lust o ender love Sometimes Literary Machines 931 the pulling back of one character from a budding relationship can be annoying but Stella s reluctanceo commit o Luca wasn hat way for me Because she clearly has reasons for it it fitted in well with he storyline Stella s exploration into her past was sad at imes but explained how she became he woman she is All the Colors We Are: Todos los colores de nuestra piel/The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color today It was handled sensitively and with graceI d loveo see further books in The Girl in the Maze the Boys of Summer series Ihink Grace Morelli sister of Anna and Luca needs her own story Courtney a new character could also be a great heroine we know she needs o get out of her police uniform and partyThank you o Harleuin Australia for he eARC My review is honesthttpsamstillreadingwordpresscom Stella s background and past demons rear up in he story and often impacts her character emotionally for varied reasons and pulls at he heartstrings a ime or Tapas Deck: 50 Little Dishes that Capture the Essence of Spanish Cooking three Onhe flip side Stella s inner dialogue and constant reminder Put he young man down was hilariousLoved he fiery introduction between Stella and Luca Colossal heat and chemistry between he wo of The Real James Herriot: A Memoir of My Father themhrough each of he chapters hat just got hotter as My Own Worst Enemy (MOWE, the story progressed The friendships inhe story were heartwarming and uplifting The Fly Trap to read and it was niceo glimpse past characters in he series who made a surprise appearance in he story Hold On To Me by Victoria Purman held The Ninth Buddha this reader captive from starto finish and did not disappoint Review copy kindly received from Il corpo di ghiaccio the Publisher Those familiar with Victoria Purman s Boys of Summer series will recognise familiar characters inhe latest of he series Hold on o Me It s a boss employee story with a wist Stella is he boss and Luca he employee Only hing is Luca has ideas of his own which goes against Stella s fierce need for control and independence From His Own Life Story and War Diary the start Purman had me caught up in Stella and Luca s burning attraction and she kepthe reader waiting with plenty of nearly not uite love scenes before bringing Double Clutch (Brenna Blixen, themogether in a sizzling umble hat is pretty swoon worthy Purman doesn hold "Back On The Heat "on he heat be prepared for lots of spice from Stella s red hot Italian lover I loved Gibbous House this book It followshe people in Middle Bay again and he hings Life After the State that happen inheir lives This book is about Stella whose fashion shop burns down at he beginning of he story Luca one of her friends brothers comes Kentaurs to help her clean up and re build This is basicallyheir story. Efore long Stella and Luca find hat a working relationship isn't he only hing developing between hem But Peek-a-Boo the closerhey get he ghosts of Stella's past come o haunt her once Can she ever believe a man again And if she can is Wimpy Shrimpy the much younger Luca Morellihe man she can rust with her heartA Boys of Summer nove. ,