Book Review – Holding on to Forever by Siobhan Davis, S.B. Alexander

Hey lovely readers!

Here’s a book review for you!  I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

Holding On To ForeverADAM
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.”

This book shines a light on just how far some people are willing to go to save their families. Anything Siobhan Davis writes is an instant read for me, so of course I had to read this one. This definitely is a different kind of book. It’s dark and delves deep into addiction and desperation. The idea that this could be a love story between a drug addict and her dealer wasn’t something I was sure I could handle. But this ended up being a story I really enjoyed.

Adam is a star quarter-back and Emily is the daughter of two very important people within the university. He needs money to support his family and she needs to escape her painful reality. I really feel like we don’t get this viewpoint in many books. The other side of both drug selling and drug addiction, because sometimes we feel like we have no choice in the matter. I found the whole story to be very heartwarming. I really enjoyed the dual POV, because you really get a sense of Adam and Emily’s relationship this way.

The only thing I didn’t love about this book was the writing. I just felt that it was a bit off from Siobhan’s other books. This of course makes sense, because it was written with another author whose books I’ve never read. I normally don’t read books written by more than one author, but I wanted to give this one a try. I’m absolutely glad I did, but sometimes the flow and pacing were a bit tough to follow. Overall though I absolutely recommend this book for fans of both authors especially if you love angst!

Thanks for reading guys! Talk to you soon! ❤ Adrianna

 

 

*Cover and synopsis from Goodreads

 

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My name is Adrianna. I’m a 27 year old wife, mommy, book lover, and librarian. I have a deep love for books and an unhealthy obsession with iced tea! I can quote almost any Disney movie, Belle is my favorite Disney princess, and I live for Harry Potter! I enjoy reading New Adult Romance above anything else. I have one beautiful baby boy named Jace and 5 cats and 1 dog who are basically my world (along with hubby of course)! And when I’m not reading I enjoy writing, puzzling, trivia, and long walks with the hubs, baby boy, and dog! Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy! ❤ Adrianna

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