Having it all is a fantasy, right?
Carrie Shelton thought her boyfriend was too good to be true. Her best friend’s brother? A guy who loved antiquing? Who cuddled on the couch while watching foodie YouTube clips and talking about artisanal spices? Who helped her accessorize her outfits?
So when he ran off with Kevin, the owner of an antique shop, right before his sister’s wedding, Carrie’s life went from fantasy to nightmare.
As maid of honor, she can’t back out of the wedding. And her ex is the best man – but now he has his own best man.
She needs a date. Stat.
Enter Ryan. Sure, he’s a hot male stripper at the O Spa where she works as junior designer, but he’s a few years younger and just, you know — a friend.
Perfect. She needs a friend more than she needs a boyfriend.
A weekend of playing her boyfriend so she can save face is a lot to ask, but for some reason Carrie doesn’t understand, Ryan’s all in. Enthusiastic, even.
Especially when it comes to physical displays of affection.
Public kisses turn to private confessions, and pretty soon, Carrie can’t tell the difference between fantasy and reality.
Because if Ryan’s just pretending he’s in love with her, then why does the chemistry between them — and between the sheets — feel so real?
Carrie can’t settle for almost, though. She’s already done that. She’s not putting her life on hold anymore.
Turns out Ryan won’t, either.
He’s holding out for more.
Thank You For Holding is a STANDALONE in the On Hold series. You do not need to have read book 1 in the series, but after reading about Carrie and Ryan’s friends-to-lovers adventure, you’ll want to. 😉
An emotionally broken woman leans on her best friend (and co-worker) in this friends to lovers romance.
This book was a joy to read. It has laughter, love and a bit of angst, just enough to hit you in the feels. Carrie has been humiliated by her ex boyfriend. The guy that was supposed to be Mr. Perfect. The guy is also the best man to Carrie’s Maid of Honor in a wedding coming up. Desperate to lessen her humiliation a bit, Carrie enlists Ryan, friend an co worker at her spa to help out for the weekend. These two fun, serious, and a little scared.
The character development was amazing and I felt like I was in the story while I was reading. My heart broke for Carrie in the beginning and I was rooting for Ryan from the start. Both characters are multi-layered and its revealed slowly. The pacing is perfect, just quick enough to keep you stuck to the pages, and just slow enough for a slow burning passion.
*Review Copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMG Reads*
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire). She lives in New England with her husband and three sons in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.