Book Review: Hold Me Close (Bridgewater County #4) by Vanessa Vale 

Goodreads Synopsis: 

Rachel wants one thing in life, a family of her own. But she’s not going to get it without a man. Or can she?

They may have ruined their chances in the past, but Matt and Ethan know Rachel’s the woman for them. When they discover her plans, they tell her they’ll give her exactly what she wants. The old fashioned way. Because once they get their hands on her, they’ll hold her close and never let go.

Warning: Panty melting! Hold Me Close is book 4 in the wildly dirty series where two obsessed alpha cowboys give the woman of their dreams exactly what she desires. This standalone HEA is all about her – no M/M.





Chick and Brain Rating 3 out of 5 

I have received this ARC in exchange for an honest review 

Talk about an insta-love affair! Hold me close get right to the point with two alpha men who know what they want from their woman, they only have to convince her to let them give it to her. Vale writes and amazing story of how polyamory is possible and also fulfilling if it is between the right people.

This story focuses mainly on Rachel. Having had a traumatizing past, Rachel feels as if h r dreams of being married and having a large family will never happen, that is until she meets Matt. Matt instantly is attracted to Rachel and decides that she will be his forever, but in his attempts to make her his he inadvertently scares her away. Ethan also wants to be with a Rachel , lucky for him they are both Bridgewater men who will love, honor, and in this case share their woman, as long as they are happy. Will Rachel’s past trauma and insecurities get in the way of them all being together or can they all find their happily ever after?

Although this story is short, Vale does and amazing job and giving the characters depth while conveying their feeling for one another through her words. Matt and Ethan are very dominating characters, but they are able to sense what Rachel needs at all times. My one issues with the story is Rachel. I completely understand the i securities that she has, but with s story this length having to constantly be reassured of Matt and Ethan’s love made her character undesirable to read on my part. We want to see woman who are submissive yes, but I believe this character was on the far extreme of the spectrum. By writing the character in this manner, Vale was at time distracting us from the story.

For the most part this was an amazing insta-love story with the perfect alpha male characters. Although the character of Rachel was kind of disappoint for me, I would still recommend this book to anyone who loves and good alpha insta love story.

Until next time,

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