Holding On To Forever
By: Siobhan Davis & S.B. Alexander
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult Romance
Release Date: September. 15, 2019
Secretly dating Coach Parker’s daughter was never part of the plan. Neither was becoming her dealer…
Returning to my drug-dealing past wasn’t on the agenda when I accepted the full ride to play ball at Cypress U. But Mom lost her job. And my sister’s medical bills are mounting. So, I’ve no choice but to change the playbook.
When Emily walks into my life, like a fallen goddess with the ultimate power to destroy me, I know I’m screwed. I should steer clear, but I’m the one supplying her poison of choice. Falling for her is a complication I don’t need, but the more she’s around, the harder it gets to walk away. She needs me, and I crave her more than the sport I love.
Now, it’s all on the line. Including the NFL career that’s tantalizingly close.
The stakes are high, but family means everything, so I’ll take my chances.
It’s only a problem if it’s out of control. And I have it in hand.
Except a certain a-hole discovers I’m using again, and he threatens to rat me out to my folks. Mom’s president of Cypress U and Dad’s the illustrious football coach. Appearances mean everything to them, and I’m a continuous disappointment. They told me I’d be out on my ass if I fell off the wagon, so keeping it a secret is my number one priority.
Until the super-hot all-star QB takes more than a passing interest in me. Adam gets me, in a way no guy ever has, filling my head with ideas of forever—and now, I want more.
Dating my dealer is a recipe for disaster, especially when it’s forbidden, but I can’t help myself.
Because I’ve fallen too deep.
And the hole is too large to crawl out of.
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Holding On To Forever by Siobhan Davis and S.B Alexander have blown me away with this tragic and emotional, new adult, college romance! This book was sp seamlessly written and just flowed so well that there’s no way I would have known it was a collaboration between TWO authors if I hadn’t already known. Siobhan is one of my TOP 3 all-time favorite authors and although S.B Alexander is a new to me, author, I most definitely wouldn’t be upset if these two decided to do another collaboration!😉
Adam Miller is the talented quarterback of Cypress University in South Carolina. But Adam’s home life has been a struggle. When his mother loses her job and his little sister who has cystic fibrosis gets sick, he makes a decision that could cost him everything…
Emily Parker, daughter of the University President AND the head football coach. From the outside looking in, it looks like Emily has everything that she could ever ask for. But on the inside… Emily and her family are falling apart. With a mother that’s so cruel, she wishes her own daughter was never born, and an absentee father who just doesn’t notice the change and the emotional turmoil happening within his daughter, Emily is struggling. The horrific events of one night set her out on a path towards absolute destruction and after that, it’s one bad choice after another.
Their bad decisions lead them into each other’s paths.
Both of them are making mistakes.
Both of them stands to lose everything.
Can they save one another before it’s too late?
You’ll have to check out Holding On To Forever to find out!
What an emotional college romance! This one was a bit different than the books I’ve been reading lately and I really enjoyed it. This book really hit home for me. Honestly, more then I wish it did. This is NOT something I broadcast, and I’m pretty sure this is the FIRST (and probably last) time I have ever mentioned this in or on my blog and reviews and I am really hoping I don’t receive negative backlash for this but… I am a recovering drug addict. I have been clean and sober for 5 years. Some days are harder than others but I couldn’t ask for a better life than what mine is now. I credit a lot of my recovery to my husband. He has been my biggest cheerleader and the greatest support system I could have ever asked for. So, yea… Holding On To Forever hit me RIGHT in the feels!
Adam Miller is far from the normal cocky star quarterback football player. He’s just a GOOD, wholesome guy and EXACTLY the kind of man Emily needed in her life. Adam makes some bad decisions but his motivations behind those decisions were good, Adam will do anything in the world to protect and provide for his family… no matter the consequences. It was so refreshing to see a character like Adam! I have gotten sooo used to bully romances and enemies to lovers, that I’m used to seeing the male protagonist being a total asshole, especially in a sports romance that Adam came outta left field! He is most definitely one of a kind. You could NOT ask for a better book boyfriend then Adam!
Emily Parker, I could FEEL what Emily was going through and could relate to her so, so much. Her life was spinning out of control and she had all these chaotic debilitating thoughts and emotions inside of her… so she found a way to quiet her thoughts. She’s a sassy, tough chick but everyone needs help now and again and without a support system, she was drowning. Despite her mistakes, you can’t help but root for Emily to get the help she needs and to pull through. Gahhh, yea this one hit home.
These two. Gahh… they found each other at exactly the right time. These are two people that NEEDED to find each other. Emily seems tough but she has an air of vulnerability to her that Adam’s instincts immediately reacts to causing him to want to wrap her up and help her. Adam is literally Emily’s knight in shoulder pads and a helmet!
There was an amazing cast of secondary characters! Sam and Phoebe made my heart pitter-patter! You honestly can’t ask for a better friend then Sam is to Adam. And little Phoebe, I won’t give away spoilers but I’ll just say I thought something really, really bad was going to happen and when I got to the end of the book I was so, soo relieved that it hadn’t. Emily’s friends… Scarlett and Zach. Ugh. I really wanted to like Scarlett, I really did. And at first I did, but BOTH of them went from friends to enablers when they were pretty much pressuring Emily NOT to quit doing the things she was doing. I would like to see Scarlett or even Zach have a story of their own and be getting their life together… I haven’t heard of any follow-up books and I know this is a standalone so not sure if it’ll happen or not.
This one was a more of a “sweet” romance then I’m used to seeing from Siobhan, and I must admit that it wasn’t my favorite BUT I did enjoy it! If you like more of a sweeter but sexy romance with some angst, and conflict then I highly recommend checking out Holding On To Forever!
Confessions Of A Bibliophile Overall Ratings:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- I liked this one! It wasn’t my favorite, but I enjoyed it! Readers who enjoy YA/NA, college romance, sports romance, sweet romances with a little angst and conflict would really enjoy this one!
🔥🔥🔥- Not a whole ton of steamy scenes, but the scenes that are there are pretty spicy!
🌪 Cliffhanger Warning – No cliffhanger, the ending was all wrapped up in a sweet little epilogue! 💜💜💜
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About The Authors
Siobhan Davis & S.B. Alexander
USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the True Calling, Saven, and Kennedy Boys series.
Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.
Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.
She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.
Navy veteran S. B. Alexander, also known to many as Susan, grew up playing and watching sports. But if you ask her what her favorite sport is, she’ll tell you hands down its baseball. She grew up collecting baseball cards, watching the Boston Red Sox, and playing the sport with the boys in her neighborhood, which was how her bestselling Maxwell series started—with a high school girl who plays boys’ baseball.
While sports can be found in most of her books along with military heroes, you’ll also find suspense, family drama, angst, and romance.
Aside from her love for sports, you might find her devouring a bag of white powdered donuts and buying handbags like they’re going out of style. In fact, her husband calls her the bag lady.
When she’s not writing, she’s a full-time caregiver to her soul mate of twenty years who got a bad deal in life when he was diagnosed with ALS.
Their motto: “Life is too short to waste. So live every moment like it’s your last.”