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Secretly dating Coach Parker’s daughter was never part of the plan. Neither was becoming her dealer… ADAM Returning to my drug-dealing past wasn’t on the agenda when I accepted the full ride to play ball at Cypress U. But Mom lost her job. And my sister’s medical bills are mounting. So, I’ve no choice but to change the playbook. When Emily walks into my life, like a fal Secretly dating Coach Parker’s daughter was never part of the plan. Neither was becoming her dealer… ADAM Returning to my drug-dealing past wasn’t on the agenda when I accepted the full ride to play ball at Cypress U. But Mom lost her job. And my sister’s medical bills are mounting. So, I’ve no choice but to change the playbook. When Emily walks into my life, like a fallen goddess with the ultimate power to destroy me, I know I’m screwed. I should steer clear, but I’m the one supplying her poison of choice. Falling for her is a complication I don’t need, but the more she’s around, the harder it gets to walk away. She needs me, and I crave her more than the sport I love. Now, it’s all on the line. Including the NFL career that’s tantalizingly close. The stakes are high, but family means everything, so I’ll take my chances. EMILY It’s only a problem if it’s out of control. And I have it in hand. Except a certain a-hole discovers I’m using again, and he threatens to rat me out to my folks. Mom’s president of Cypress U, and Dad’s the illustrious football coach. Appearances mean everything to them, and I’m a continuous disappointment. They told me I’d be out on my ass if I fell off the wagon, so keeping it a secret is my number one priority. Until the super-hot all-star QB takes more than a passing interest in me. Adam gets me, in a way no guy ever has, filling my head with ideas of forever—and now, I want more. Dating my dealer is a recipe for disaster, especially when it’s forbidden, but I can’t help myself. Because I’ve fallen too deep. And the hole is too large to crawl out of.


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Secretly dating Coach Parker’s daughter was never part of the plan. Neither was becoming her dealer… ADAM Returning to my drug-dealing past wasn’t on the agenda when I accepted the full ride to play ball at Cypress U. But Mom lost her job. And my sister’s medical bills are mounting. So, I’ve no choice but to change the playbook. When Emily walks into my life, like a fal Secretly dating Coach Parker’s daughter was never part of the plan. Neither was becoming her dealer… ADAM Returning to my drug-dealing past wasn’t on the agenda when I accepted the full ride to play ball at Cypress U. But Mom lost her job. And my sister’s medical bills are mounting. So, I’ve no choice but to change the playbook. When Emily walks into my life, like a fallen goddess with the ultimate power to destroy me, I know I’m screwed. I should steer clear, but I’m the one supplying her poison of choice. Falling for her is a complication I don’t need, but the more she’s around, the harder it gets to walk away. She needs me, and I crave her more than the sport I love. Now, it’s all on the line. Including the NFL career that’s tantalizingly close. The stakes are high, but family means everything, so I’ll take my chances. EMILY It’s only a problem if it’s out of control. And I have it in hand. Except a certain a-hole discovers I’m using again, and he threatens to rat me out to my folks. Mom’s president of Cypress U, and Dad’s the illustrious football coach. Appearances mean everything to them, and I’m a continuous disappointment. They told me I’d be out on my ass if I fell off the wagon, so keeping it a secret is my number one priority. Until the super-hot all-star QB takes more than a passing interest in me. Adam gets me, in a way no guy ever has, filling my head with ideas of forever—and now, I want more. Dating my dealer is a recipe for disaster, especially when it’s forbidden, but I can’t help myself. Because I’ve fallen too deep. And the hole is too large to crawl out of.

30 review for Holding on to Forever

  1. 4 out of 5

    ABookLover73

    Five emotional stars for Emily and Adam 💞! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I love Siobhan's and Susan's writing style and this is the first book I've read that it was written by both authors. I love their co-writing and can't wait for their next book. I have to admit that this book shocked but in a good way because I didn't expect that this book will be so emotional. I thought it will be typical college romance but it wasn't and because of that, I love it more. It was more than romance... Five emotional stars for Emily and Adam 💞! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I love Siobhan's and Susan's writing style and this is the first book I've read that it was written by both authors. I love their co-writing and can't wait for their next book. I have to admit that this book shocked but in a good way because I didn't expect that this book will be so emotional. I thought it will be typical college romance but it wasn't and because of that, I love it more. It was more than romance... It was a story about a broken person who finds her soul mate and then everything had changed. "Holding on to Forever" is the book which will break your heart a thousand times but it will show you that with a right person who believes in you everything can change and that person can love you, no matter of your past. I would love to read more books like this one because it's not a book filled with flowers and rainbows but after all, it still has HEA. If you're looking for a not typical romance book with emotional parts in it, you should read this book! Highly recommended!!! I voluntarily reviewed an advance complimentary copy of this book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Siobhan Davis

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Meredith

    Wow! This is a heartbreaking depiction of college life and how they process and deal with some difficult situations. It was such a real and raw portrayal of addiction and the toll that it takes on all of those involved. My heart absolutely ached for Emily and what she was going through. And Adam too. He had such a big heart and loved so hard. He sacrificed so much to protect and take care of those that he loved. It was the sole reason that he was driven to sell drugs. It was dangerous and reckle Wow! This is a heartbreaking depiction of college life and how they process and deal with some difficult situations. It was such a real and raw portrayal of addiction and the toll that it takes on all of those involved. My heart absolutely ached for Emily and what she was going through. And Adam too. He had such a big heart and loved so hard. He sacrificed so much to protect and take care of those that he loved. It was the sole reason that he was driven to sell drugs. It was dangerous and reckless, but it was how he first met Emily. He was immediately drawn to her beauty, but there was just one problem. She was the coach's daughter and completely off limits. But the two of them simply couldn't fight this attraction, and what unfolds is a beautiful and heartfelt romance. Holding on to Forever is a well written, emotional tale with some real gut-wrenching moments. This story will tear out your heart and then put it back together again. It is one that will touch everyone's life as it takes you on the most soul-stirring journey. The whirlwind of events had me completely captivated and furiously turning the pages. If you're looking for a story about love that's not always easy, then make sure to pick this book up. I can promise you that it's not one to be missed. Without a doubt, one of my favorite reads of the year!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Miftahul

    She’s everything I’m looking for in a woman—beautiful inside and out despite her addiction to drugs. title - holding on to forever author- shiobhan Davis publish- 15 September 2019 genre- college, contemporary, dark, romance amazon- Holding on to Forever https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XGBP33Z/... available on kindle unlimited my bookstagram- https://www.instagram.com/miftahul_ms... ♥♥♥♥ standalone Novel by Siobhan Davis! Emily is a drug addict and Adam is the drug seller. She is rich and he is poor. He is the famous football player and she is the coaches daughter. His family loves him and her mom hates her. She is force She’s everything I’m looking for in a woman—beautiful inside and out despite her addiction to drugs. title - holding on to forever author- shiobhan Davis publish- 15 September 2019 genre- college, contemporary, dark, romance amazon- Holding on to Forever https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XGBP33Z/... available on kindle unlimited my bookstagram- https://www.instagram.com/miftahul_ms... ♥️♥️♥️♥️ standalone Novel by Siobhan Davis! Emily is a drug addict and Adam is the drug seller. She is rich and he is poor. He is the famous football player and she is the coaches daughter. His family loves him and her mom hates her. She is forced to do things she doesnt want to and has to keep her mouth shut and he wants to protect her. she’s a flower waiting to bloom, and when she does, watch out world. Wow. This book was hell of a ride. I have mixed feelings about it but let me just say that I loved all the characters. so first thing first, there are "parents" in most of the books, then there are "mean parents" and then there is Siobhan"s book where there are " Holy shit are they even parents or what?" in this book the mom was the main villain and I wanted to more about her, she did some serious shit and is delusional AF. I wanted to see a confrontation between her and Emily and I wanted to know what was her story, why she did do things that she had done, like any explanation from her but we didn't get to see any. Their story took slow and we get to see the character"s past and the reasons they make certain decision. At some point, I really felt bad for Emily because of how she was treated and for sure there is sexual assault and abuse in this book. She was a weak character but her situation made her that way, she didn't have any option and Adam helped her out of her addiction. Adam on the other hand has a hard life, but he still wants to protect Emily, risking his life and career. I loved their relationship, there were many ups and downs. they complete each other and it was perfect. however, towards the end it got really cheesy and rushed up. we dont get any confrontation from the mom or any explanation. it was just really rushed up at the end. Emily needs someone, and I want that someone to be me. chemistry- ♥️♥️♥️♥️ plot- ♥️♥️♥️ hero- ♥️♥️♥️♥️ heroine- ♥️♥️♥️♥️ family- ♥️♥️ friends- ♥️♥️♥️♥️ sexual tension- ♥️♥️♥️ sex- ♥️♥️♥️ writing- ♥️♥️♥️ book cover- ♥️♥️♥️

  5. 5 out of 5

    Tasha Mahoney

    Now, before I go any further. I should tell you that this book deals with the dark subjects of sexual assault and the drug world. Does  it deal with them well? I believe that it represents just how dark these things are and how they impact someones life so yes, they deal with them well. Due to the subject matter this is predominantly not a warm fuzzy romance. It is raw and shows both the good and bad in people and that while some people are pure evil, many people are not and they cann Now, before I go any further. I should tell you that this book deals with the dark subjects of sexual assault and the drug world. Does  it deal with them well? I believe that it represents just how dark these things are and how they impact someones life so yes, they deal with them well. Due to the subject matter this is predominantly not a warm fuzzy romance. It is raw and shows both the good and bad in people and that while some people are pure evil, many people are not and they cannot be easily categorised into a good/ bad box. Adam is a drug dealer but at the heart of the matter he is not an evil character and while Emily does take drugs, she is an intelligent young woman who has a warmth to her character. Should they be together? That is a question that you will draw your own conclusions on. While I found this a hard book to read, I do feel that overall, this was a good book. The characters were well developed and not once did I feel that the book was dragging. My real fault is that parts of the story felt a bit rushed. This was a story that deals with difficult subject matters and while this is a romance, there is no point that the story goes at all easy or glosses over those difficult subjects.  This is a book that deserves being discussed at length once read, however this is a spoiler free review and as such I cannot delve further into the story-line. Due to this I do not feel that I have sufficiently bolstered the content. The overall plot is very intense and intricately woven.

  6. 5 out of 5

    TheSassyNerdBlog

    So I’m not new to Siobhan Davis but S.B Alexander is a new to me author, so when I saw that SD had calibrated with her... someone I had never read before I was intrigued, and holy crap... I’m not sure what I was expecting when I went it to this book, but it sure as hell wasn’t what I go, but that’s not a bad thing. This book had me clenching my kindle, on the edge of my seat and totally and utterly obsessed with this plot. It’s definitely not a light hearted read. It hit some pretty real and relatable top So I’m not new to Siobhan Davis but S.B Alexander is a new to me author, so when I saw that SD had calibrated with her... someone I had never read before I was intrigued, and holy crap... I’m not sure what I was expecting when I went it to this book, but it sure as hell wasn’t what I go, but that’s not a bad thing. This book had me clenching my kindle, on the edge of my seat and totally and utterly obsessed with this plot. It’s definitely not a light hearted read. It hit some pretty real and relatable topics for me. The past abuse, addiction, and heartache, all things I can relate to on a deep level. Now to give a spoiler free review!... gah! In this we’ve got Emily and Adam, Adam is collage student, young, his whole life a head off him, he’s a quarterback for his school, but there are two sides to this guy. The Quarterback and the drug dealer. He’s forced to sell drugs to support his family. For that level of responsibility and the fact he had to sell drugs for his family, that broke my heart... but for him, it’s what he had to do to make sure his family were okay. He was so sweet, he caring and loving, I could help but fall for then character and it was much the same for Emily, now she comes into the picture when Adam and her cross each other’s paths and she turns out to be one of his customers,. things take a turn, and everything starts to change as we progress into the book. Emily was definitely different to what I usually look for in a female lead character, but that isn’t a bad thing, she was misunderstood and the things she was going through made my heart ache... and she was trying to mask her demons... These two were on fire and have that familiar push and pull, the angst factor is high as fuck and it was enough to send crazy.... but I I loved every god damn word of it.. I went into this book blind and I’m glad I did, because as soon as I hit half way through the first chapter, I was hooked. I couldn’t get enough. The way the authors played these characters out was pure perfection!! Boys personalities were different yet, the balanced each other out an in way their personality bounced off each other. Seriously, I wouldn’t get enough. It was captivating, all-consuming, adding and I struggled to put it down! I came recommend this book enough. 5 angsty stars!!!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Dianne

    How deep into the dark side of life would you go again, to save your family? Adam took that chance to leave his drug dealing days behind, but as his sister’s life lay in the balance and medical science needs money to perform its miracles, he resumes his old profession. Little did he know, he would be an enabler to the girl who steals his heart…can he save her from herself? Can he save his own soul or must he choose between family and his heart? Siobhan Davis’s HOLDING ON TO FOREVER is a painful look into the world o How deep into the dark side of life would you go again, to save your family? Adam took that chance to leave his drug dealing days behind, but as his sister’s life lay in the balance and medical science needs money to perform its miracles, he resumes his old profession. Little did he know, he would be an enabler to the girl who steals his heart…can he save her from herself? Can he save his own soul or must he choose between family and his heart? Siobhan Davis’s HOLDING ON TO FOREVER is a painful look into the world of addiction, guilt, and the price one is willing to pay when they have nowhere else to turn. Raw, gritty and filled with grueling, graphic detail, this one is not for the faint of heart or those who cannot believe in the possibilities that this is not a fantasy, but a possibility when people hit rock bottom and pride, ego and fear are the closest things they have to grab on to. Once again, Siobhan Davis holds nothing back as she pushes the envelope of creativity and sometimes steps over the line of horror. Did I believe in all of the characters? No, but I also know it wasn’t necessary as this twisted tale unfolded. It was the lack of perfectly drawn characters that made this one so magnetic. I received a complimentary ARC edition from Siobhan Davis! My review is honest and voluntary. Publication Date: September 15, 2019 Publisher: Siobhan Davis Genre: New Adult Romance Print Length: 316 pages Available from: US: https://amzn.to/2k5bZR2 UK: https://amzn.to/2lEIhT8 CA: https://amzn.to/2m26FhW AU: https://amzn.to/2m2YnX9 Universal: https://smarturl.it/HoldingOntoForever For Reviews, Giveaways, Fabulous Book News, follow: http://tometender.blogspot.com

  8. 5 out of 5

    Bookgasms Book Blog

    The minute I heard that Siobhan Davis and S.B. Alexander had an angsty NA romance coming I knew I had to read it. Emily and Adam's story was a huge angsty trip! It was sexy and engaging but also dealt with some pretty serious topics including drug addiction and sexual abuse. I was hooked from the start and did not look up once! Without giving away and spoilers, just know this story is so addicting and will make your head spin. Adam, a college quarterback and NFL prospect is in a diffi The minute I heard that Siobhan Davis and S.B. Alexander had an angsty NA romance coming I knew I had to read it. Emily and Adam's story was a huge angsty trip! It was sexy and engaging but also dealt with some pretty serious topics including drug addiction and sexual abuse. I was hooked from the start and did not look up once! Without giving away and spoilers, just know this story is so addicting and will make your head spin. Adam, a college quarterback and NFL prospect is in a difficult position as he is forced to sell drugs to support his family. But when he crosses paths with Emily, his coach's daughter (and customer!!), the connection between them explodes.  Ahh!! This story is one huge adrenaline rush. So many things happened at once and I honestly had to catch my breath. Adam was delicious and I loved his connection to Emily. It was wrong but so genuine and exciting. I also loved the jaw dropping moments and the fact that the strong emotional ties they had between them could be felt off the pages! 4 stars! ~Ratula 

  9. 4 out of 5

    Siobhan

    I’m always happy to dive into a new Siobhan Davis release, but I fear I’m going to be in the minority with this one. I was ready for an emotional book, one that broke me, but I found myself unable to connect with this one. Whilst the story had me reading to the end, I was never invested in the way I had hoped to be. Siobhan Davis and S.B. Alexander make a great writing team, the story flowed so well together. Although I was able to work out who wrote what, this was nothing to do with I’m always happy to dive into a new Siobhan Davis release, but I fear I’m going to be in the minority with this one. I was ready for an emotional book, one that broke me, but I found myself unable to connect with this one. Whilst the story had me reading to the end, I was never invested in the way I had hoped to be. Siobhan Davis and S.B. Alexander make a great writing team, the story flowed so well together. Although I was able to work out who wrote what, this was nothing to do with their styles not matching. They matched really well, I simply know Siobhan Davis a bit too well after so many books. I can certainly see them writing more together, with the stories flowing as well as this one did. As well as they worked together, Holding on to Forever failed to bring out the emotions I had expected. I was waiting for the feels to hit me, for me to become invested and in love with the characters, but that moment never came. I kept turning the pages to see how everything came together, yet it wasn’t enough for me to love this one. I think, in part, it was due to my inability to believe the addiction storyline in this one. It’s something I’m a bit critical about, having known many people with addictions, and with Holding on to Forever it felt like it was put into the storyline and used when was necessary. The rest of the time, it seemed to slip away. Which, trust me, is not how addiction works. It’s always there, an insidious beast, in the back of the mind. Due to this, I had trouble accepting that part of the storyline. Don’t get me wrong, the story came together well. It was interesting enough to have me turning the pages, but I didn’t believe it in the way I’d hoped. Add in the fact that I never really felt the chemistry between the two characters, and I find myself in the minority about this one. I’m sure many will love this, but, unfortunately, I’m going to be sitting here in the minority corner.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Paula White

    Loved loved Adam, Emily took a bit more warming up to. Adam would do anything for his mum and sister and because of this he has to do something that he knows is wrong. Through this he encounters Emily and feels a connection. Emily is a drug addict due to something that happened in her past. Adam supports her through a raft of things - blackmail, abuse, the mother from HELL. They have a rocky road with twists and turns. We do get a HEA and two rather satisfying epilogues.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Robbins

    *I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for. Whoa buddy what a romance! Adam is the star QB with a home life of debt thanks to a sickly sister and a runaway dad. With no other option to help he finds himself agreeing to something sketchy. Emily has plenty of her own issues when the two of them meet through circumstance. Neither wants a relationship but I do believe fate has other plans. Can they save each other in time? An emotionally e *I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for. Whoa buddy what a romance! Adam is the star QB with a home life of debt thanks to a sickly sister and a runaway dad. With no other option to help he finds himself agreeing to something sketchy. Emily has plenty of her own issues when the two of them meet through circumstance. Neither wants a relationship but I do believe fate has other plans. Can they save each other in time? An emotionally edgy romance that will give you all the feels while handling some tough issues. A fantastic story you won't be able to put down in true Siobhan fashion. An explosive writing duo!! I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.

  12. 4 out of 5

    The Book Lover

    This book is not what you expect it to be! its sooooo good and soo different! Miss Davis has become a go to author to go when I want something different.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    Prepare to cry, swoon and fall in love with Adam & Emily. This is such a heartfelt and romantic story, that you’re not going to want to miss. Written by two of my favorite authors, they wrote as one. It was seamless. It was such an honest, raw depiction of addiction. I cried so much through this book for Emily and what she was going through. Adam loved so hard. It was one of the things that drove him to sell drugs. A stupid and dangerous idea, but it is how he first met Emily. He was drawn t Prepare to cry, swoon and fall in love with Adam & Emily. This is such a heartfelt and romantic story, that you’re not going to want to miss. Written by two of my favorite authors, they wrote as one. It was seamless. It was such an honest, raw depiction of addiction. I cried so much through this book for Emily and what she was going through. Adam loved so hard. It was one of the things that drove him to sell drugs. A stupid and dangerous idea, but it is how he first met Emily. He was drawn to her from that very first moment. Then he found out that she is the Coach’s daughter. He doesn’t want to get kicked off the team, but he can’t help his feelings towards this girl. Emily feels the same way. And what unfolds is a really beautiful romance. Add in lots of ups and downs, twists and turns, some shocking revelations, and you have the perfect book!! Hands down one of my favorite reads this year!!!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Heather Confessions Of A Bibliophile Creighton

    Holding On To Forever by Siobhan Davis and S.B Alexander have blown me away with this tragic and emotional, new adult, college romance! This book was sp seamlessly written and just flowed so well that there’s no way I would have known it was a collaboration between TWO authors if I hadn’t already known. Siobhan is one of my TOP 3 all-time favorite authors and although S.B Alexander is a new to me, author, I most definitely wouldn’t be upset if these two decided to do another collaboration!😉 Holding On To Forever by Siobhan Davis and S.B Alexander have blown me away with this tragic and emotional, new adult, college romance! This book was sp seamlessly written and just flowed so well that there’s no way I would have known it was a collaboration between TWO authors if I hadn’t already known. Siobhan is one of my TOP 3 all-time favorite authors and although S.B Alexander is a new to me, author, I most definitely wouldn’t be upset if these two decided to do another collaboration!😉 Adam Miller is the talented quarterback of Cypress University in South Carolina. But Adam’s home life has been a struggle. When his mother loses her job and his little sister who has cystic fibrosis gets sick, he makes a decision that could cost him everything… Emily Parker, daughter of the University President AND the head football coach. From the outside looking in, it looks like Emily has everything that she could ever ask for. But on the inside… Emily and her family are falling apart. With a mother that’s so cruel, she wishes her own daughter was never born, and an absentee father who just doesn’t notice the change and the emotional turmoil happening within his daughter, Emily is struggling. The horrific events of one night set her out on a path towards absolute destruction and after that, it’s one bad choice after another. Their bad decisions lead them into each other's paths. Both of them are making mistakes. Both of them stands to lose everything. Can they save one another before it’s too late? You’ll have to check out Holding On To Forever to find out! What an emotional college romance! This one was a bit different than the books I’ve been reading lately and I really enjoyed it. This book really hit home for me. Honestly, more then I wish it did. This is NOT something I broadcast, and I’m pretty sure this is the FIRST (and probably last) time I have ever mentioned this in or on my blog and reviews and I am really hoping I don’t receive negative backlash for this but… I am a recovering drug addict. I have been clean and sober for 5 years. Some days are harder than others but I couldn’t ask for a better life than what mine is now. I credit a lot of my recovery to my husband. He has been my biggest cheerleader and the greatest support system I could have ever asked for. So, yea… Holding On To Forever hit me RIGHT in the feels! Adam Miller is far from the normal cocky star quarterback football player. He’s just a GOOD, wholesome guy and EXACTLY the kind of man Emily needed in her life. Adam makes some bad decisions but his motivations behind those decisions were good, Adam will do anything in the world to protect and provide for his family… no matter the consequences. It was so refreshing to see a character like Adam! I have gotten sooo used to bully romances and enemies to lovers, that I’m used to seeing the male protagonist being a total asshole, especially in a sports romance that Adam came outta left field! He is most definitely one of a kind. You could NOT ask for a better book boyfriend then Adam! Emily Parker, I could FEEL what Emily was going through and could relate to her so, so much. Her life was spinning out of control and she had all these chaotic debilitating thoughts and emotions inside of her… so she found a way to quiet her thoughts. She’s a sassy, tough chick but everyone needs help now and again and without a support system, she was drowning. Despite her mistakes, you can’t help but root for Emily to get the help she needs and to pull through. Gahhh, yea this one hit home. These two. Gahh… they found each other at exactly the right time. These are two people that NEEDED to find each other. Emily seems tough but she has an air of vulnerability to her that Adam’s instincts immediately reacts to causing him to want to wrap her up and help her. Adam is literally Emily’s knight in shoulder pads and a helmet! There was an amazing cast of secondary characters! Sam and Phoebe made my heart pitter-patter! You honestly can’t ask for a better friend then Sam is to Adam. And little Phoebe, I won’t give away spoilers but I’ll just say I thought something really, really bad was going to happen and when I got to the end of the book I was so, soo relieved that it hadn’t. Emily’s friends… Scarlett and Zach. Ugh. I really wanted to like Scarlett, I really did. And at first I did, but BOTH of them went from friends to enablers when they were pretty much pressuring Emily NOT to quit doing the things she was doing. I would like to see Scarlett or even Zach have a story of their own and be getting their life together… I haven’t heard of any follow-up books and I know this is a standalone so not sure if it’ll happen or not. This one was a more of a “sweet” romance then I’m used to seeing from Siobhan, and I must admit that it wasn’t my favorite BUT I did enjoy it! If you like more of a sweeter but sexy romance with some angst, and conflict then I highly recommend checking out Holding On To Forever! Confessions Of A Bibliophile Overall Ratings: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- I liked this one! It wasn’t my favorite, but I enjoyed it! Readers who enjoy YA/NA, college romance, sports romance, sweet romances with a little angst and conflict would really enjoy this one! 🔥🔥🔥- Not a whole ton of steamy scenes, but the scenes that are there are pretty spicy! 🌪 Cliffhanger Warning – No cliffhanger, the ending was all wrapped up in a sweet little epilogue! 💜💜💜 Blog|Facebook|Instagram|Goodreads|BookBub|Amazon

  15. 4 out of 5

    Stefan Eveline

    I received this Arc for an honest review. Thank you. This book is about Emily and Adam two teenagers who have problems and both of them choose the wrong way to deal with their problems. But both of them feel that it's the only way and they don't feel that they have a choice. I loved Adam because he will sacrifice everything for his family. Adam is a football player who has the chance to be draft by the NFL but he will risk his career for his family. He adores his family. Adam m I received this Arc for an honest review. Thank you. This book is about Emily and Adam two teenagers who have problems and both of them choose the wrong way to deal with their problems. But both of them feel that it's the only way and they don't feel that they have a choice. I loved Adam because he will sacrifice everything for his family. Adam is a football player who has the chance to be draft by the NFL but he will risk his career for his family. He adores his family. Adam meets Emily and he is drawn to her. Adam wants to get to know her because he is intrigued by her and he wants to be her friend and more. Adam realizes that Emily is a drug addict and he wants her to be healthy. Adam was kind and patient with Emily and he supported her to be free of drugs. Emily is a lost teenager who becomes addicted to drugs because of her past. She decided to bury her past with drugs and to forget about her problems. She meets Adam, her new dealer and she felt attracted to him but he is for her off-limits because he is a football player and her dealer. She can’t stay away from him and she began to form a friendship with him. He giver her attention and love and she feels that she is loved for who she is. Adam becomes her reason to be sober but Emily realizes that she has to be sober for herself. Their relationship is beautiful because both of them fight to be together and they love each other. I enjoyed the book and I can’t wait to read more by these authors.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)

    4.5 I love when authors take on the tough subjects and bring issues to light! There were many in this book from drug addiction, sexual assault, and dealing drugs just to get by! The story shows you that there are shades of grey and life isn’t just black and white, right or wrong! We make choices based on what we feel is necessity and Adam and Emily did just that! Though Emily was dealing with her addictions she was also dealing with a much bigger monster! She had secrets and was scare 4.5 I love when authors take on the tough subjects and bring issues to light! There were many in this book from drug addiction, sexual assault, and dealing drugs just to get by! The story shows you that there are shades of grey and life isn’t just black and white, right or wrong! We make choices based on what we feel is necessity and Adam and Emily did just that! Though Emily was dealing with her addictions she was also dealing with a much bigger monster! She had secrets and was scared to reveal them because speaking it out loud made it all the more real! It isn’t until she meets Adam that she begins to see just how wrong she is but with her demons lingering in the dark she doesnt know if love can be stronger this time! Adam has his eye on he prize; the NFL but when family issues arose Adam has to make sacrifices to be there for the ones he loves. As he is trying to find a way out he might just end all their lives if he doesn’t start making smarter decisions!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Amber Hodges

    This is a book that grabs you from the get go and makes you not able to stop reading until you finish the last page. I couldn't help but want to keep going to find out what happens to Emily and where things are going to go. Emily is one of those characters that even though she does some things that are annoying you can't help but have her in your heart and want to help her along the way. She is a super smart give that makes bad decisions until you find out why she does them then you w This is a book that grabs you from the get go and makes you not able to stop reading until you finish the last page. I couldn't help but want to keep going to find out what happens to Emily and where things are going to go. Emily is one of those characters that even though she does some things that are annoying you can't help but have her in your heart and want to help her along the way. She is a super smart give that makes bad decisions until you find out why she does them then you will have your jaw on the floor. Adam sucks you in from the start and you can't help but stay on his team through it all. He is the quarterback that isn't your typical jock that makes you love him right away and holds your heart as you keep turning each back. There are secondary characters that also make you love them too, Sam is one of them. I could easily follow a story on him *hint hint* The authors do a great job of making you feel for all the characters whether it is bad or good, they have you hooked. The emotion that they could pack into each and every one is incredible and proves their skills. I love this book, and I know it will suck anyone else into it as well. Even with the touchy subjects it will still hold your grasp until the very end and even after that. I still find myself rehashing the book in my mind and wanting to follow them all some more.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Penny Leidecker

    This is a beautifully written story that deals with some tough subjects. Holding on to Forever centers around Adam and Emily. Emily and Adam attend Cypress University and Adam is very attracted to her from the first time he sees her. Emily is off-limits, since she is Coach Parker’s daughter. Adam is the quarterback. Emily has an addiction to “Molly” and when Adam’s family has some financial troubles, Adam starts dealing. I won’t leave any spoilers as to what lead Emily to using, but no one shoul This is a beautifully written story that deals with some tough subjects. Holding on to Forever centers around Adam and Emily. Emily and Adam attend Cypress University and Adam is very attracted to her from the first time he sees her. Emily is off-limits, since she is Coach Parker’s daughter. Adam is the quarterback. Emily has an addiction to “Molly” and when Adam’s family has some financial troubles, Adam starts dealing. I won’t leave any spoilers as to what lead Emily to using, but no one should have to endure what she did, especially not with Carole for a mother. This book has some wonderful characters and some horrible characters, but I’m so glad I read this amazing story.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    I absolutely loved this book, I couldn’t put it down. Emily has had a tough go at life and really isn’t in a good place but once she meets Adam who has problems of his own you really get to see the type of person that emily could be. I adored Adam. The way he loves is amazing. His mother and sister are his world and you can tell he’s do anything for them. Siobhan and really becoming a new favorite author of mine. She writes the type of stories that you just have to know what’s going to happen ne I absolutely loved this book, I couldn’t put it down. Emily has had a tough go at life and really isn’t in a good place but once she meets Adam who has problems of his own you really get to see the type of person that emily could be. I adored Adam. The way he loves is amazing. His mother and sister are his world and you can tell he’s do anything for them. Siobhan and really becoming a new favorite author of mine. She writes the type of stories that you just have to know what’s going to happen next. S.B. Alexander is a new to me author but I will definitely be reading more of her books!

  20. 5 out of 5

    christine harris

    Omg this book was so good, i went back and reread it. This is the type of book you wont be able to put down. Adam and Emily story catches your interest right away. I really enjoyed how its started off with each of them having a story that worked into them being togeather.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Rhonda Ziglar

    5 OMG MOMENT STARS!! This book was crazy busy that sucked me in from the first page. Adam and Emily both have had lots of drama, but these two will touch your heart. Their story will hit all your emotion button with some tough subjects and keep you turning pages. These two authors compliment each other writing and turned out a fantastic story.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Abby J Capps

    I was lucky enough to get an ARC for this and I’m so glad I did!! In the face of struggles with family, money, addiction and trauma, love is born. Adam and Emily cross paths and start up something that should be off limits. The struggles they go through are realistic and so well written. Their love is believable. This story was so good, you won’t want to stop reading! I even stayed up until 4 am to finish it! Plus who doesn’t love a hot, quarterback with pretty green eyes! Read this book! It’s w I was lucky enough to get an ARC for this and I’m so glad I did!! In the face of struggles with family, money, addiction and trauma, love is born. Adam and Emily cross paths and start up something that should be off limits. The struggles they go through are realistic and so well written. Their love is believable. This story was so good, you won’t want to stop reading! I even stayed up until 4 am to finish it! Plus who doesn’t love a hot, quarterback with pretty green eyes! Read this book! It’s worth it!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kari Davis

    I don't know how I want to rate this just yet. I need to sit and absorb my feelings on this one. Holding on to Forever was my first book by S.B. Alexander. I am a huge Siobhan Davis fan so reading this was a no brainer. I think the two of these authors meshed fairly well together and I didn't know who was writing which part. I really liked the blurb when I read it, so of course I couldn't wait to dive in. So lets get too it. I struggled a little bit with it because of the whole drug issue. As so I don't know how I want to rate this just yet. I need to sit and absorb my feelings on this one. Holding on to Forever was my first book by S.B. Alexander. I am a huge Siobhan Davis fan so reading this was a no brainer. I think the two of these authors meshed fairly well together and I didn't know who was writing which part. I really liked the blurb when I read it, so of course I couldn't wait to dive in. So lets get too it. I struggled a little bit with it because of the whole drug issue. As someone who has a family member who was a drug addict, it was hard to really connect with Emily right at first. Her addiction didn't feel 100% real at times, and maybe people who have never gone through it don't know the impact it has on a person and loved ones. Did you see I said "was", yes my family member passed away because of choices she made in her life. She chose drugs over her family, over her own life. She didn't care about anything, but when she could get more. Anyway back to Emily, there was a scene that felt 100% real, in how an addict can act when they want what they want. They are selfish and are willing to do whatever it takes. Emily was no different and in that moment, I felt her pain. She needed to be numb to deal with her past and this was the only way she could not feel something. However, I felt that she needed more emotional moments/connections and I probably would have bawled. Her past was defining her and so I understood her addiction and why she chose to go that route. Adam where do I start with him. His character had so many layers to him. The King of the football team, the friend, the boyfriend, the student, the devoted brother and son, and then the drug dealer. I had a hard time with feeling that he was a drug dealer, because we don't get any real interactions of him doing it except for the one time. But what I liked about his character was that he was willing to risk everything for his mom and sister. They were his world and he wasn't going down without a fight to do what ever he needed to take care of them. When Adam loved someone or something, he loved them hard. Now what I loved about the story the most. Adam and Emily together. The interaction and attraction between them did jump off the page at me. I loved how they both seem to be instantly enamored with one another. But falling in love and life are not easy and the road isn't paved in gold. Its hard and the struggles they both are facing are not warm and fuzzy, they are definite hardships. Both have some not great pasts, but Emily's is by far the worse one and honestly I don't know where I would be if I was in her shoes. There were times I got really mad at both characters because of the stupid decisions and recklessness they were choosing. I said to myself, Really C'mon! One thing about them is Adam is motivated by family and Emily was motivated by destruction. But together maybe they can heal one another and find the happy medium that will bring some peace to one another. Or maybe their lives will continue to spiral? I know I am probably rambling, but I struggled with some aspects of the book. I know some will cry, I didn't because of how the choice of topic affected my family. I know each persons addiction and journey is different, but it wasn't completely authentic to me throughout the whole book. Certain points in the story yes, but I wanted more depth to Emily's turmoil. I understood it, but I just wanted more. Overall, I enjoyed the book. It was sweet at times and yes difficult. There were moments that were ugly and harsh and yet the love they felt was real. Their journey was not easy, however the ending left me feeling complete with how things turned out. There are a few secondary characters I would love to get books about. First Sam, hello he was nerdy yet a badass. I adored him. Second one is Phoebe. I would love a book about her and I feel that one would probably be the most emotional one. She was such a sweet character and her love and adoration of her brother was adorable. Holding on to Forever is a book that you will want to add to your list. Even if I didn't love everything about it, I still enjoyed it and liked it. As I said I am a huge fan of Siobhan, so of course I will continue to read her. As for S.B. Alexander, I look forward to checking out some of her books. She has me intrigued. Is this the end of my review? I don't know yet. I am still absorbing everything. Guess we will see! Go check it out for yourself! 3.75 Stars Voluntarily read and this is my honest review

  24. 4 out of 5

    darkwriter2011

    I really adore S. B. Alexander's books and I really like most of Sioban Davis's books but I just couldn't get into this one. I found myself quitting this one so many times but then picking it back up only because it was an ARC book. I even went as far as to quit in the first half and write a DNF review but decided to delete that review and give it one last chance but it didn't really help. I did end up finishing the book and did give it one more star than the first time but I didn't really like I really adore S. B. Alexander's books and I really like most of Sioban Davis's books but I just couldn't get into this one. I found myself quitting this one so many times but then picking it back up only because it was an ARC book. I even went as far as to quit in the first half and write a DNF review but decided to delete that review and give it one last chance but it didn't really help. I did end up finishing the book and did give it one more star than the first time but I didn't really like it much better. I couldn't stand Emily at all. I found her to be a childish, selfish, stupid liar. I don't really know what Adam seen in her. I didn't buy their relationship. There was just nothing there to prove that they really were in love. It just seemed like he saw her at the hospital one day and the next he's confessing his love. I don't know a man alive who would want to be with a woman after her pretty much telling him, he's useless if he doesn't give her drugs. Especially since they hadn't dated but maybe a month and it didn't sound like they saw each other much in that month. Adam felt like he had to sell drugs to pay for his sister's medical expenses. Why not try to get financial help through the government or through the hospital first. They do have programs to help with medical burdens. I don't get it. Surely his mom wasn't so proud that she wouldn't try that first. I didn't buy that either. It was said that Emily had to go into rehab the first time she used Molly, to help her get clean yet, she went a whole month without taking any. Then once she fell off the wagon, she couldn't go a minute without it. No, that's not how drug addiction works. I don't know a person alive who could go a month without a drug that is an addict like Emily was supposed to be. It seemed like she was only an addict when she didn't want to deal with things. Emily let Wes get away with too many things. I didn't get why she didn't tell anyone. I mean she was okay with having orgies with her friends but not tell them that some sicko was blackmailing her. Really? I found the whole thing with Wes to be unnecessary anyway. It was like it was added to add to the word count. It really did nothing for the story other than make Emily look even stupider than she already looked. I really thought there was too much going on in this book and that was the only thing that kept it going because the relationship between Adam and Emily didn't really do anything for me. I found my self rolling my eyes for a lot of it. I did like the idea of what happened to Adam in the end. Although, I found that Emily got off a little too easy. Over all, I'm sad that I didn't like this book. I had high hopes for it with the quality of the authors' other books.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer G

    One is the sexy, talented drug dealing quarterback. The other is a beautiful, damaged drug-abusing daughter of the University President and Head Football Coach. Their vices bring them together. But once they meet, they both realize they are meant to be. This is a once in a lifetime love. Except that they are both spinning out of control. Two popular authors writing as one have produced an emotional, relevant story about love in its many forms. However, falling in love, as wonderful as it might b One is the sexy, talented drug dealing quarterback. The other is a beautiful, damaged drug-abusing daughter of the University President and Head Football Coach. Their vices bring them together. But once they meet, they both realize they are meant to be. This is a once in a lifetime love. Except that they are both spinning out of control. Two popular authors writing as one have produced an emotional, relevant story about love in its many forms. However, falling in love, as wonderful as it might be doesn't automatically fix the rest of your world. Money troubles still exist, loved ones are still sick, trauma doesn't magically go away, and demons don't die. This harsh reality loomed over Emily and Adam's love story. This was definitely a character-driven story. Emily had a vulnerability and fragileness balanced by an untapped inner strength that drew you in. She was likable despite her actions. She made you root for her despite everything. Adam made questionable choices but you always knew he was motivated by his fierce love of family. This is a guy you want in your life and in your corner. He will do anything and everything for his chosen ones. The side characters, Adam's mom and sister Phoebe and his roommate Sam are fantastic. They help you understand. Emily's choice of friends isn't good while her parents are a formerly absentee but loving father and a raging bitch of a mother. They also help you understand. That's the greatest value of this book. Realizing that good people make bad choices. That it's all too easy to fall. One event, one circumstance, one choice can set you on a path of destruction and once on it, it's difficult to get off. Adam and Emily's journey is emotional, difficult, and ugly but their destination is beautiful. Their choices and the consequences will disgust and horrify you, their resilience will inspire you, and their love will move you. You will feel all the emotions during this read and come out complete and happy at the end. And if you are like me, you will want a companion book starring Sam. What do you say, ladies?

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mary Mooney

    4.5 stars Adam is the star quarterback at the local college but when his sister is rushed to the hospital because of her illness, he has to revert to his old ways to help pay her medical bills. He thought football would lead him to the NFL and that he would be set and so would his Mom and sister but things are not moving fast enough. So he finds himself dealing drugs around the college. He will be okay as long as the coach doesn't find out. Emily uses drugs and alcohol to fight her dem 4.5 stars Adam is the star quarterback at the local college but when his sister is rushed to the hospital because of her illness, he has to revert to his old ways to help pay her medical bills. He thought football would lead him to the NFL and that he would be set and so would his Mom and sister but things are not moving fast enough. So he finds himself dealing drugs around the college. He will be okay as long as the coach doesn't find out. Emily uses drugs and alcohol to fight her demons and boy does she have a lot to fight. It is the only way she can stop them from taking over her mind. She sees Adam at the hospital after she has a seizure from taking the wrong drugs and she remembers him when he sells drugs to her friend. Adam and Emily are drawn together but it is more than the drugs that have them together. With Adam's help, Emily seems to be doing fine without the drugs and alcohol until her fist demon returns. Can Adam save her and protect her from herself and her demons? Will Emily tell Adam and her Dad about what happened when she was 15? Will Emily finally accept that she really needs help? I loved Adam and Emily but the pain and heartache she was going through broke my heart. I hope you give this story a chance and that you love it as much as I did. **I voluntarily reviewed an advance complimentary copy of this book.**

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sandy Knox

    ANOTHER HOMERUN! I voluntarily received this advanced copy for my honest review. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK! This book deals with some dark issues that could be a trigger for some people. It's a very emotional read. At times I cried. Most of the characters are so easy to fall in love with but some are absolutely evil hateful people. Adam is the gorgeous, sweet, kind, caring sexy as sin drug dealing Hero, the Knight in shining armour, he's the big protective brother to Phoebe this sweet be ANOTHER HOMERUN! I voluntarily received this advanced copy for my honest review. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK! This book deals with some dark issues that could be a trigger for some people. It's a very emotional read. At times I cried. Most of the characters are so easy to fall in love with but some are absolutely evil hateful people. Adam is the gorgeous, sweet, kind, caring sexy as sin drug dealing Hero, the Knight in shining armour, he's the big protective brother to Phoebe this sweet beautiful young girl fighting a horrible disease, he's the son of an incredibly strong beautiful mother Megan, he has some amazing loyal trusted friends Sam his roommate and Carter and he's the star Quarterback at Cypress University. Emily is our Heroine she's beautiful and strong and has suffered way too much for someone so young. Her monster of a mother is the President of the College and her father is the head football coach. This book hits everything for me the excitement, the mystery, the darkness, not to mention the amazing sex. It's both heartbreaking and heart warming all at the same time. I loved every minute of it. When things start to be revealed some of it shocked me. The ending is perfect. I extremely recommend this book to everyone.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Stacie Redinger

    Adam Miller isn’t your typical college athlete. Sure he’s the starting quarterback and he is darn good at what he does, but he’s also a family guy. He would go to the ends of the earth for his mom and sister. When he finds out that his mom lost her job and the health insurance that went along with it, he revisits a part of his past he would have liked to have left behind to help make cash to help his family out. He starts dealing drugs. It’s a quick way to make the cash he needs to help out, not Adam Miller isn’t your typical college athlete. Sure he’s the starting quarterback and he is darn good at what he does, but he’s also a family guy. He would go to the ends of the earth for his mom and sister. When he finds out that his mom lost her job and the health insurance that went along with it, he revisits a part of his past he would have liked to have left behind to help make cash to help his family out. He starts dealing drugs. It’s a quick way to make the cash he needs to help out, nothing more. Until the day he meets Emily Parker. Emily has been using drugs as a way to escape her reality. Her family has to keep up appearances, so her drug use has to be on the down low. When she meets her new drug dealer, Adam, she never expected him to be more. Keeping both of their secrets safe is the end game, but when lines become blurred it’s hard to deny that they are attracted to each other. Will their secrets be safe? Or will everything come to a boiling point that could change their lives forever? ‘Holding On To Forever’ is an absolutely phenomenal book. From start to finish the entire story is heart wrenching and amazing. This book touches on some very difficult topics and the author’s handle these topics with delicacy but also without sugar coating either. I was not expecting this book, to say that this book is a journey is an understatement. Just when I thought I had something figured out, I was thrown for another loop! You will be drawn in from the start, and I promise if you think you have it all figured out, you are wrong, but in the best way possible!I voluntarily reviewed an advance complimentary copy of this book.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jess Lee

    This did not disappoint one bit. Siobahn Davis and S.B. Alexander and two amazing authors. And together this story is one of a kind It touches lots of dark subjects and I applaud these ladies for bringing it out of the dark. This story is about addiction, depression, abuse, sexual abuse. And all the trauma that comes along with that. Emily and Adam are ment to be. I loved how they did POV from both. Adam is hot shot QB that Emily's dad coaches. Em is a lost soul struggling in her addic This did not disappoint one bit. Siobahn Davis and S.B. Alexander and two amazing authors. And together this story is one of a kind It touches lots of dark subjects and I applaud these ladies for bringing it out of the dark. This story is about addiction, depression, abuse, sexual abuse. And all the trauma that comes along with that. Emily and Adam are ment to be. I loved how they did POV from both. Adam is hot shot QB that Emily's dad coaches. Em is a lost soul struggling in her addiction. Then they meet and sparks fly. I loved how in debt the authors went with their background stories. You could connect with them on so many levels. I also liked how it wasn't rushed between Em and Adam. There is so much I want to say without spoiling it but I find that hard to do. I can't recommend this book enough, definitely and 1-click no brainer. Thank you ladies for a phenomenal story and hope to see more of you two collaborating together! I recieved this ARC in exchange for a honest review. This is a no brainer if your familiar with both authors and love their work your going to love this story.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Shonna

    What a well written beautiful love story! This story story is co written by two outstanding authors I love siobhan Davis’s work I’m a big fan I’ve never actually read anything by S B Alexander before but I will certainly check out her books from now on together these two fabulous ladies have created something moving and magical I loved Emily and Adams story this book had me gripped from the get go I just couldn’t put it down the book is told from dual POV of both Emily and Adam Adam is the hot s What a well written beautiful love story! This story story is co written by two outstanding authors I love siobhan Davis’s work I’m a big fan I’ve never actually read anything by S B Alexander before but I will certainly check out her books from now on together these two fabulous ladies have created something moving and magical I loved Emily and Adams story this book had me gripped from the get go I just couldn’t put it down the book is told from dual POV of both Emily and Adam Adam is the hot star QB of the university who adores his family who is forced to take things into his own hands when his mum loses her job he needs money for his family and he needs it quick Emily is the daughter of the coach of the football team who is battling demons of her own where she meets Adam for the first time I love the connection between these two characters their love is raw and real, I love how Adam becomes so protective of Emily and he soon becomes her safe place her rock This book covers so many issues this day and age substance abuse, sexual harassment and sexual abuse I applaud these two fab ladies for working these issues into this spectacular book I can not recommend this book enough I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review UTTERLY BRILLIANT FIVE STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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