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Friday, March 14, 2014

Holding Her Close by Allyson Lindt #review #GoddessFish #giveaway

Happy Friday, friends! Today we're featuring Holding her Close, the first book in the Bits and Bytes series by Allyson Lindt. She's sponsoring an awesome giveaway.

During the tour, Allyson will be awarding prizes as follows:

Grand prize at the end of the four week tour - a Kindle paperwhite to
one randomly drawn winner.
Each week, one randomly drawn commenter will win a $10 Amazon GC.

Please make sure to check out the Rafflecopter link below!

Holding Her Close
by Allyson Lindt



Zach is haunted by ex-girlfriends. The day his fiancée dumped him, she also sold her shares of his multi-billion dollar corporation. On top of that, the girl who broke his heart in high school—the only woman he’s never been able to forget—is back in his life. She’s filling his business partner’s head with delusions of recovering from the hostile takeover, and haunting Zach’s most vivid fantasies. But Zach’s got a plan to solve half the problem: one night with her, and he can put the past behind him.

It’s been years since Rae talked to her high school sweetheart. But her best friend is his business partner, and running in the same circles has caught up to her. Rae is seeing Zach everywhere, including her explicit, rampant imagination. When he proposes a single night together for closure, she hopes it will be just what she needs to move on.

The past and the present intertwine as “Just this once” becomes “Just one more time.” When Rae discovers the solution to Zach’s business problems the entire situation becomes one giant knot. Can he trust her enough to risk his heart and livelihood a second time, or will experience convince him to walk away from everything?


Zach locked the door, closed the remaining distance between them, and dipped his head. His lips hovered millimeters away, and then he kissed her.

The sensation was so light, Rae wasn’t sure she felt it. She leaned in, mouth opening, and a whimper escaped when he traced his tongue over her bottom lip. Every nerve ending was on fire, screaming for more. His hand rested at the base of her neck, holding her in place. He deepened the kiss, going from gentle to hungry in an instant.

His tongue twisted around hers in a desperate dance, and desire blossomed in her gut. God, this was incredible. Had it been like this before? No, neither of them had been so experienced. She rested her hands on his chest, heat searing her palms.

She fumbled to find her breath when they finally broke apart. His finger caressed her swollen lips, dancing over the sensitive flesh.

“You’re sure this is a good idea?” She didn’t want to question it, but she needed reassurance. Another voice to tell her the lust screaming through her veins wasn’t misplaced.

He nudged her back, hands on her hips, guiding her until she bumped into the desk. His soft growl echoed in her ear as he kissed along her lobe. “Possibly the best idea I’ve had all week.”

***Nona’s Review of Holding Her Close by Allyson Lindt***

Zach and his friend and business partner Scott are facing a hostile takeover of their company, brought about when Zach’s fiancée betrayed him. He and Scott are at each other’s throats over how to handle the situation. Scott wants to fight it while Zach feels cutting their losses is the best bet.

Matters get complicated when Rae, Zach’s former high school girlfriend, appears on the scene. Their long-ago parting was a bitter one, and they’ve managed to avoid each other since then. In spite of that, neither one of them has been able to come to terms with the past.

When mutual friends engineer them meeting again, Rae and Zach find the spark between them hasn’t died. They think sleeping together will settle the score and somehow provide closure. The trouble is, once isn’t nearly enough for either of them!

I enjoyed the sexy scenes between Zach and Rae. They certainly make for a steamy read! The hostile takeover storyline is quite compelling with the two men disagreeing on how to deal with it. Rae’s involvement and taking sides with Scott ups the ante. This novella packs a lot of emotion into a short read.

The loves we experience when we’re young sometimes haunt us the longest. That’s certainly the case with Rae and Zach. There’s still a lot of bitterness and blame between them, which really amps up the story’s emotion. At times I felt a bit frustrated at their arguments, but I admired the way Rae wanted to help Zach even when it wasn’t clear they would have a future together. And I really liked how Zach refused to give up on the woman he loved.

Holding Her Close is a winning choice for anyone looking for a quick, sexy read spiced up with corporate shenanigans and featuring a couple who can’t let each other go.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Allyson Lindt is a full-time geek and a fuller-time contemporary romance author. She prefers that her geeky heroes come with the alpha expansion pack and adores a heroine who can hold her own in a boardroom. She loves a sexy happily-ever-after and helping deserving cubicle dwellers find their futures together.

Find Allyson Lindt
Website: http://allysonlindt.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Allyson-Lindt/116062025108551
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllysonLindt
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7024176.Allyson_Lindt
Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/author/allysonlindt

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Buy Conflict of Interest:
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Buy Toeing the Line:
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Buy Learning New Tricks:
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  1. Thank you for hosting me today, and for the great review! I'm glad you enjoyed the book :D

  2. Thank you for the review and excerpt, I enjoyed both.


    1. Thanks, Rita, I'm glad you enjoyed both :D

  3. Hi Again Allyson! I'm so glad this is a review tour! Every day I get a new treat about what to look forward to (FYI...purchased yesterday!) lol :)

    1. Hi Andra! I'm so glad you're enjoying it, and I hope you like the book too. There's even more up next week, and thanks for stopping by today :D

  4. Thanks for the review Nona~ glad to see someone else appreciates a good sex scene ;)
    Allyson, I'm looking forward to thed next week of reviews and excerpts. Thanks for sharing ladies.


    1. Hi Elise-Maria--so glad you're still with us! Nona did the book proud, absolutely :D Thanks for following along!

  5. I loved the review and the cover!



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