The Last Holdout

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The Last Holdout

"The Last Holdout" is a story of love, trust, friendship, and family. It is a sweet, almost inspirational romance featuring multicultural families. Beautifully written with characters that will touch your heart and soul, "The Last Holdout" is a special kind of story that doesn’t come along often.

Hannah Drury is the lone holdout in a pact formed between three friends while attending a posh boarding school is Switzerland. The three friends vowed they would remain single, self-sufficient women who relied only on themselves and each other. A successful true-crime writer, Hannah is never satisfied with her accomplishments.

Her latest project takes her to a village in England where she purchases a building at auction. Her plan is to open a bookshop with a difference. She soon meets a man named Justin Salazar who offers to help Hannah get the bookshop ready for its grand opening. What Hannah doesn’t know is Justin was outbid for the building, and is now waiting for her bookshop to fail so he can buy the building to expand his sister’s café – whether his sister wants it or not.

Justin’s first impression of Hannah is she is a spoiled, rich, American woman with a whim. Hannah sees Justin as nothing more than an aimless handyman who flits from job to job whenever he needs money. Neither is the case.

As Justin and Hannah see each other in a new light, feeling develop. Justin is elated to fall in love with Hannah, but she is ready to run. Deep seated issues with her parents’ relationship and her subsequent upbringing, including an on again, off again boyfriend who reinforces Hannah’s mistrust, have jaded her into believing there is no happily ever after for her.

Book Blurb for The Last Holdout

Hannah Drury is the last holdout of a pact formed by three friends upon graduation from an exclusive boarding school in Switzerland. The friends pledged they would never marry, instead remain independent, self-sufficient women who relied only on themselves and each other.

Now, years later, Hannah is still searching for the missing pieces of her life. She is professionally successful as a true crime writer, but never satisfied with her success and constantly moves on to new projects. Her latest project is a bookshop with a difference in an up and coming small town in England.

When she meets Justin Salazar, she is immediately attracted to him, but believes he is an aimless handyman. Little does she know, he is far, far from just a handyman.

Can Justin open Hannah’s eyes to the possibility of love, commitment, and most of all, trust? Or will the last holdout once again run away?

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2018 5.00