Hard Lovin'

Although they escaped for different reasons, they find understanding and comfort in the arms of one another.

Erin has been misunderstood and coddled since experiencing an abusive ex, but what she really needs is someone to treat her like a woman again. Grady does that and so much more. Both are riddled with baggage they'd much rather forget and the demons that gave it to them are still nipping at their heels. Running seems like the best option for both, but with Erin's high profile life it's becoming harder to run away from. Grady wants to help Erin and believes that if she will trust him enough to tell him, he could help her, but she won't unless he share's his painful past too. Because of and despite it all they connect on a level neither have experienced before and with each intense sexual encounter deep-rooted feelings start to emerge. Hearts open and wounds exposed, the conversation they've both been dreading threatens to tear them apart and will test their newfound trust and love.

With a heavy helping of sizzling sex, Ms. Holt sends the reader on a journey with a rich-girl on the run from her overbearing father and a country singer looking to lose himself in his music. The storyline of events is quickly paced with balanced character perspectives. This was enjoyable to read, but felt slightly lacking in both story and character development. As a reader, I wanted to feel a greater connection to the characters and their plight and thought the story was a bit too fast for it to capture me fully. However, Ms. Holt is known for her originality in plotlines with scorching sex scenes and I will definitely be reading more by this fantastic author!

Book Blurb for Hard Lovin'

Erin Braddock, daughter of wealthy and powerful rancher Rance Braddock, has been to hell and back. So has wandering cowboy minstrel Grady Sinclair. But the moment they meet, chemistry ignites, erasing everything else. The sex is scorching, explosive, addictive. They can’t get enough of each other. The same talented fingers that coax seductive music from Grady’s guitar coax powerful orgasms from Erin’s body.

Seduced by his music as well as the sinfully sexy man himself, Erin runs away with Grady. Each night she sits in the bar listening as his come-to-me voice promises erotic delights he more than delivers on when they’re back in their room. But one day soon the past will catch up with them. 

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2011 3.25