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Publisher Description

From NYT Bestseller Corinne Michaels & USA Today Bestseller Melanie Harlow, comes a second chance standalone romance.

Ian Chase broke my heart at seventeen, and I’ve spent the last eighteen years hating him for it.

He makes it easy, with his smart mouth and playboy lifestyle—which I unfortunately have to observe since he lives behind me. Every time I see him climbing out of his pool, practically naked and unreasonably sexy, my blood boils.

I’ve always loved to loathe him.


I never planned to need him.


London Parish is my little sister’s best friend, not that it stopped me from falling for her.

Our history is complicated. The only thing we have in common is being godparents to my sister’s three adorable kids—until our lives are changed in one tragic moment. 

Now we’re trying to raise the children we love, mourn an unthinkable loss, and fight an undeniable attraction.

My life is already upside-down, and the last thing I need is for old feelings to resurface. 

Because I’ll never be able to keep her, no matter how hard I try to hold her close.

August 20
Love & Olives Ink, LLC
Love & Olives Ink, LLC

Customer Reviews

Angelfoll ,

Dynamic duo!!!

Dynamic duo!!!

Omg all the feels! “ ALL THE FEELS PEOPLE” your gonna fall in LOVE!

Loved this book so so so so much! Ahhh you guys it’s just so sweet!

Well I love these authors and their books, so when I heard they wrote one together I couldn’t have been more excited. Hold you close is a beautiful story with emotional moments that are sure to bring on the water works. I was doused in tears and I laughed at the right times. Ian at first isn’t very likable but he will grow on you. I adored him., I understood him and I fell in love with him. He and London had bickering down to a science, Ive never seen two people dislike one another with so much love. Their banter was actually pretty hilarious and fun to watch, even at the expense of their hearts. I couldn’t help but laugh. The kids were an added bonus. With real life situations thrown into it I was a believer in happy endings. I just loved this story. I can’t wait to see what these two authors do next.

Love2Read84 ,

Ian and London are relationship goals

Ian and London are just everything! I love how the two have such a history. Their story is so real and I feel that it could happen in real life. Ian is my dream guy and just has ALL the swoons! Corinne and Melanie knocked it out of the park. They truly wrote like they were one person. Their writing was absolutely seamless and perfect. I can’t wait for the next collaboration.

KindleKat64 ,

One of my favorite reads of 2018!!

The word of the day is AMAZING!!! This is an amazing book with amazing characters (Ian and London) that I love so, so much written by these two amazing authors!!! It is one of my favorite reads this year for sure!! I honestly knew it would be because how could it not be? The way the tone is set at the beginning of this story, you will most likely not like Ian. However, I hereby challenge you not to fall absolutely 150 percent head over heels in love with this man by the mid-point of the story. It happened sooner for me though. Sigh.
There are some other very significant characters that will run away with your hearts for sure.
I do not want to give any of this story a way but I will tell you that this book will make you feel EVERYTHING!! It was written so wonderfully to be able to touch on so many emotions in such a short time. This will be on my re-read list for sure and that is not a very long list! I would give this one all the stars in the sky if I could!
I cannot wait to see what these two amazing, there's that word again, ladies collaborate on next for our reading pleasure! And isn't that the reason we read? I know it is for me.

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