Friday, February 26, 2016

A Hold On Me by: Pat Esden

A Hold On Me is the first book in the Dark Heart Series.

A Hold On Me is about 20 year old Stephanie, also known as Annie, Freemont. Annie, having an immense love of rare things, enjoys buying and selling antiques until one day her father is diagnosed with dementia. His illness ultimately forces Annie and her father to return to Moonhill and to the family they left behind fifteen years before after the death of Annie's mother, who died rather suspiciously. Once at Moonhill, Annie is shocked when her aunt separates her from her father. In order to unlock the secrets that lay before her, Annie must face her greatest fears and embrace the legacy she must face. 

The plot was captivating, the characters were dark, and I can not possibly wait to get my hands on book two and read it as soon as it is released. The descriptions within A Hold On Me at times left me rather on edge and made me jumpy, especially when I read this novel when it was dark out. Wonderfully written and definitely worth checking out. 

If you like creepy, paranormal, romantic, and suspense filled books then A Hold On Me is definitely a novel you should check out. 


Summary from Goodreads:
She never wanted to return.
He wants nothing more than for her to leave.
But the fire between them is as strong as the past that haunts them.

Annie Freemont grew up on the road, immersed in the romance of rare things, cultivating an eye for artifacts and a spirit for bargaining. It’s a freewheeling life she loves and plans to continue–until her dad is diagnosed with dementia. His illness forces them to return to Moonhill, their ancestral home on the coast of Maine–and to the family they left behind fifteen years ago, after Annie’s mother died in a suspicious accident.

Once at Moonhill, Annie is shocked when her aunt separates her from her father. The next time Annie sees him, he’s a bizarre, violent shadow of his former self. Confused, she turns to an unlikely ally for support–Chase, the dangerously seductive young groundskeeper. With his dark good looks and powerful presence, Chase has an air of mystery that Annie is irresistibly drawn to. But she also senses that behind his penetrating eyes are secrets she can’t even begin to imagine. Secrets that hold the key to the past, to Annie’s own longings–and to all of their futures. Now, to unlock them, she’ll have to face her greatest fears and embrace her legacy…

Special Thanks:
Thanks to Pat Esden (Author of the A Hold On Me) & Giselle (Xpresso Book Tours) & Kensington for giving me the opportunity to review A Hold On Me


About The Author:
PAT ESDEN would love to say she spent her childhood in intellectual pursuits. The truth is she was fonder of exploring abandoned houses and old cemeteries. When not out on her own adventures, she can be found in her northern Vermont home writing stories about brave, smart women and the men who capture their hearts. An antique-dealing florist by trade, she’s also a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and the League of Vermont Writers. Her short stories have appeared in a number of publications, including Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, the Mythopoeic Society’s Mythic Circle literary magazine, and George H. Scither’s anthology Cat Tales.

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