This review is from: May 20, 2019 By Kay Daniels
Hold on Tight is a story that reflects life’s ups and downs, a family that goes through good times and the worst of times, displaying what marriage means after you say “I do” and the story really begins.
Life isn’t all sunshine and roses. It’s hard work, compromise, tears and heartbreak, but it’s also love and partnership, knowing you have someone to confide in and laugh with at the end of the day.
Hold on Tight is the story of Chase and Allie deep in marriage, already with two children and on track with successful careers, but at this point Chase is on the road more than he’s home. He’s chasing his dream to be the world’s best bull rider and that’s only done from the back of a bull riding the circuit. That means Allie is home raising their two daughters basically alone. He loves chasing his dream, but also feels guilty for being gone. He clearly loves his family which makes him very likeable.
To add to the aloneness and crazytime schedule on the homefront, Allie feels like a failure when it comes to getting pregnant with their third child, which isn’t exactly her fault considering her husband is gone more than he’s home, but the feelings of guilt still don’t help. She wants her husband home just as much as her daughters do, but how can you ask the man you love to give up on his dreams? Allie doesn’t want to voice how much she wants Chase home because she’d never stop him from doing what he loves, but watching her children miss him on a daily basis is a heartache that runs deep.
At the end of the day, even when two souls want to have different goals, and especially when times get tough, they still care deeply about their family and about each other. Chase and Allie have a deep relationship that tests their marriage constantly, actually, that is what marriage is, like I said, it’s not all sunshine and roses, but even when you are mad or angry and may not like your family at the end of the day you still love your family no matter what.
There are so many factors that play into this story, I connected with it both as a mother and a wife. As much as I love reading characters falling in love, this was a refreshing change to feel connected to someone else who also shares my frustrations in raising a family and dealing with an absent husband.
Also, I read the prequel novella, More Than Winning, before reading Hold On Tight. It gave me a quick insight into Chase and Allie’s relationship which was nice, it’s a quick read, but it isn’t necessary to read before reading the full novel.
Read the review below and decide if you want to read it as well.
A prequel novella to Hold on Tight, but can be read as a standalone if you are looking for a fast read.
Chase is home for not only for the holidays, but he just completed the rodeo circuit. He didn’t finish where he was hoping, putting a damper on his mood and the plans he had to move forward in having more children.
That was the deal…place 1st and have another baby.
To say he’s bummed is correct.
Allie already has her hands full raising their two daughters and she misses her husband when he’s gone. She loves the holidays more than any time of year, even if it brings up the memories of losing her parents. The thought of having another child hasn’t even crossed her mind. Is she really ready? Chase is gone so much. Can they just focus on the holidays.
This novella is sweet, all about family, and will give you a taste of Chase and Allie’s story.