When you have everything you’ve ever dreamed of, the hard part is Holding On.
British NYU professor Daniel Gardner thinks life can’t get better than the day his three-year-old stepdaughter, Ella, calls him Daddy for the first time. Then his wife Marienne tells him she’s pregnant. Daniel is thrilled, but worried about Marienne’s health. Not wanting to cause her stress he turns to writing to calm his nerves. He pens a screenplay, thinking it’s nothing more than a mental health exercise, but when a colleague reads it and hands it to a producer, it turns into a production contract. Daniel accepts the offer and transfers to a teaching position at Dartmouth, hoping that small town living and a shorter commute will simplify his life.
As he attempts to juggle his new responsibilities he gets an unexpected letter from Roger, the father he never knew. For the first time since they met, Daniel and Marienne are at odds; she wants him to give Roger a chance but Daniel wants nothing to do with the man he thinks abandoned his mother. As Daniel and Marienne struggle they must contend with interference from Daniel’s sexy ex-wife, who appears to want him back, and a handsome, all-too-helpful single dad who desires Marienne as more than a play-date pal. They must both confront deep-seated issues with trust and acceptance if they’re going to find a way to make their marriage work and hold on to the love they share.
Note: This can be read as a standalone novel but it is also a sequel to Meant To Be, which released in trade paperback from the same publisher 10/29/12.
Message to Readers:
“Hold On” is not a "traditional" romance, because the couple is already married. It explores what happens after the happily ever after---can a married couple maintain that happiness and get a HEA again? In this case, yes, they can. And 2) “Holding On” and “Meant To Be” can be read in either order. “Meant To Be” is the story of how they meet and fall in love, “Holding On” is the story of what happens once they get together. Both are romantic, but neither is the standard boy meet girl type of story.
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