Hold Me Close (Paradise, Idaho, #2)

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  • 348 pages
  • Hold Me Close (Paradise, Idaho, #2)
  • Rosalind James
  • English
  • 10 May 2017
  • 1503951030

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Hold Me Close (Paradise, Idaho, #2) Kayla Chambers knows what love is and what it isn t When her boyfriend turns abusive, she and her son escape to a new life in a place where he ll never find them The idyllic town of Paradise, Idaho, has everything she needs to get back on her feet Survival is her only goal, and the last thing she wants is another man in her life.But Kayla s new neighbor, high school principal Luke Jackson, is determined to change her mind Luke usually takes the fast lane with women, but he can see that Kayla and her son need help, and he wants to earn her trust even if that means taking things slow He strikes up a friendship that soon simmers into something passionate and real But when Kayla s past catches up with her, Luke knows he has to find a way to keep her safe or risk losing her forever. Free Download eBook Hold Me Close (Paradise, Idaho, #2) By Rosalind James – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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15 thoughts on “Hold Me Close (Paradise, Idaho, #2)

  1. Jessica& says:

    5 Worth The Wait Stars Some Spoilers If I ever do get married, I m not going to hit my wife The guilt was an icy shard straight to her heart No You aren t, because you aren t that kind of person And I m sorry She hadn t said it before, but it was time to do it I m sorry that I took you into Alan s house I m sorry that you had to see everything you did I m sorry I didn t take better care of you But it s over now We got away We re gone, and we ll never be with anybody who hits eit 5 Worth The Wait Stars Some Spoilers If I ever do get married, I m not going to hit my wife The guilt was an icy shard straight to her heart No You aren t, because you aren t that kind of person And I m sorry She hadn t said it before, but it was time to do it I m sorry that I took you into Alan s house I m sorry that you had to see everything you did I m sorry I didn t take better care of you But it s over now We got away We re gone, and we ll never be with anybody who hits either of us again, I promise I forgot abou...

  2. ♥Rachel♥ says:

    Love the small town and the way they helped each other out the Jackson family and the unquestioning support they gave to Kayla Loved that Luke allowed Kayla be her own person with dignity and respect, allowed her to rescue herself and Eli, but also gave help and support Even though intimacy between Luke and Kayla was taken slow, and with caution, it was very hot I was thrilled to visit with Cal and from the previous installment again and be in on special events news This was very much rom Love the small town and the way they helped each other out the Jackson family and the unquestioning support they gave to Kayla Loved that Luke allowed Kayla be her own person with dignity and respect, allowed her to rescue herself and Eli, but also gave help and support Even though intimacy between Luke and Kayla was taken...

  3. Mandy says:

    4.5 Wow This was a highly emotional story Kayla is in an abusive relationship and escapes with her son She gets help from a group of anonymous women and relocates to Paradise, Idaho Her new neighbor is Luke Jackson, the high school principal and one of the towns most eligible bachelors Luke isn t the type of guy who wants to be tied down but when he meets Kayla, he knows there s something different about her and she catches her attention There were so many things I really liked about this 4.5 Wow This was a highly emotional story Kayla is in an abusive relationship and escapes with her son She gets help from a group of anonymous women and relocates to Paradise, Idaho Her new neighbor is Luke Jackson, the high school principal and one of the towns most eligible bachelors Luke isn t the type of guy who wants to be tied down but when he meets Kayla, he knows there s something different about her and she catches her attention There were so many things I really liked about this book The banter between Luke, his friends and family and with Kayla was fantastic I loved how Luke was with Kayla s son Luke was really a fantastic hero for so many reasons I loved Kayla She was incredibly strong The details of her life before escaping were really sad Alan was an abusive ass and it was crazy to read chapters in his point of view while he was looking for Kayla It made me so nervous and I was really worried about what was going to hap...

  4. Kisha Jones says:

    This is a fabulous work of art I work with abuse victims on a daily basis Rosalind has managed to portray the fear and fight of a survivor of abuse I loved every minute of this book Kayla shows the struggle to escape an abusive partner She also shows the struggle to trust again I think Rosalind did a great job with showing that inner emotion for Kayla And Luke displayed all the desired reactions of a supportive friend and eventual lover All that would be enough for a great book But then This is a fabulous work of art I work with abuse victims on a daily basis Rosalind has managed to portray the fear and fight of a survivor of abuse I loved every minute of this book Kayla shows the struggle to escape an abusive partner She also shows the struggle to trust again I think Rosalind did a great job with showing that inner emotion for Kayla And Luke displayed all the desired reactions of a supportive friend and eventual lover All that would be enough for a great book But then there is Eli Eli, Kayla s nine year old son, stole my heart His love for his mother, pride in his deceased father, joy with friends, and hesitance with Luke all seemed very real to me Just wow That sent this boo...

  5. Kate& says:

    Before I start my review on this book there are a couple of things I need to emphasize, the topic of the book which is about domestic violence abuse is to be taken seriously.I can t imagine what it is like for either males females to go through that kind of experience I m not ridiculing the topic of the book but I will try and explain why I wasn t too keen on this book From start to finish this book was very melancholy It was touching and sweet but it also down right depressed me I don t do Before I start my review on this book there are a couple of things I need to emphasize, the topic of the book which is about domestic violence abuse is to be taken seriously.I can t imagine what it is like for either males females to go through that kind of experience I m not ridiculing the topic of the book but I will try and explain why I wasn t too keen on this book From start to finish this book was very melancholy It was touching and sweet but it also down right depressed me I don t do depressed Even the ending wasn t the happy ending and I emphasize the word happy I just didn t feel it off the main character Kayla But I m going to back track a bit here Ah so I finished the book I thought that I might mention that I didn t do too well on the first one because I found the heroine to be exasperating and couldn t connect with her.Kayla Chambers is on the run from her, I m go...

  6. Alina says:

    ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Love isn t supposed to hurt like that Love doesn t come from your fists and your feet Love doesn t terrorize Love doesn t bruise.Kayla is a widowed mother who lives with her nine years old son Eli and her abusive boyfriend Alan One day she grabs Eli by the hand and they run away from home The two of them start a new life in Paradise , Idaho.Here she reconnects with Luke , her childhood friend, who also happens to be the h ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Love isn t supposed to hurt like that Love doesn t come from your fists and your feet Love doesn t terrorize Love doesn t bruise.Kayla is a widowed mother who lives with her nine years old son Eli and her abusive boyfriend Alan One day she grabs Eli by the hand and they run away from home The two of them start a new life in Paradise , Idaho.Here she reconnects with Luke , her childhood friend, who also happens to be the high school principal where Eli is about to start his class...

  7. Trish R. says:

    Some good parts but mostly boring..I read Carry Me Home in 2015 and only gave it 2 stars but since it was my first book by this author I thought I d give her another chance This could have been like that other book and only been 250 pages and it would have been worth reading There was so much filler in this book it was just ridiculous But worse than that I was at 49% and wondered if Kayla would ever stop whining Or maybe that was Natalie Ross that gave her that constant whine.Anyway, this is Some good parts but mostly boring..I read Carry Me Home in 2015 and only gave it 2 stars but since it was my first book by this author I thought I d give her another chance This could have been like that other book and only been 250 pages and it would have been worth reading There was so much filler in this book it was just ridiculous But worse than that I was at 49% and wondered if Kayla would ever stop whining Or maybe that was Natalie Ross that gave her that constant whine.Anyway, this is my second and LAST book by Rosalind James I was wondering if I d finish it but I kept going to see what happened to Alan, the abuser Kayla and Eli was hiding from.I did find Luke a little too hard to believe He was too nice, too thoughtful, too helpfu...

  8. maggieandteddy says:

    This is the 2nd book in the Paradise, Idaho book series This book starts off with the h, Kayla planning her escape from her abuser boyfriend Alan Kayla has an 8 yr old son Eli She s a widow that was broke and taken in by Alan His kindness quickly faded and at the beginning of the book, she attempting to flee his abuse Alan is a conniving man who works as a prosecutor Kayla is trapped in her relationship with Alan Kayla runs away with her son She goes back to a town she remembers from her This is the 2nd book in the Paradise, Idaho book series This book starts off with the h, Kayla planning her escape from her abuser boyfriend Alan Kayla has an 8 yr old son Eli She s a widow that was broke and taken in by Alan His kindness quickly faded and at the beginning of the book, she attempting to flee his abuse Alan is a conniving man who works as a prosecutor Kayla is trapped in her relationship with Alan Kayla runs away with her son She goes back to a town she remembers from her childhood Paradise, Idaho Luke, the H is a high school principal He s the brother of Cal, the H from book 1 Carry Me Home.Each chapter alternates Kayla, then Luke They meet each other a few chapters into the book Kayla is very closed off She resists Luke s charms This throws him off since he s evidently a people person Kayla s son Eli makes friends with Luke s dog, Daisy Luke then makes friends with Eli which him leads to Kayla The build up to their relationship is very gr...

  9. Kathy Harward says:

    First off, I received a free advanced copy of this book for my honest review I was not required to write a positive review and all the opinions are mine alone Then I bought the book to support the author This is not a Rugby Romance set in New Zealand, but the second in the series named Paradise, Idaho.I think this may be the best book I ve read this year I know the people will stay in my heart and mind for a long time I adore these characters This book was very emotional for me I found my First off, I received a free advanced copy of this book for my honest review I was not required to write a positive review and all the opinions are mine alone Then I bought the book to support the author This is not a Rugby Romance set in New Zealand, but the second in the series named Paradise, Idaho.I think this may be the best book I ve read this year I know the people will stay in my heart and mind for a long time I adore these characters This book was very emotional for me I found myself running the list from laughing to crying We first meet Luke Jackson in Carry Me Home as the younger brother of Cal Jackson He was pretty good there but he is damn near perfect in this book Kayla Chambers is running for her ...

  10. Literati Literature Lovers says:

    Good Suspense believable characters Before I write this review I need to address something that was in the first book and is again mentioned in the second, as if impact Luke s main protagonist income In book one Cal Luke s brother mentions that he is buying his brother and sister out of the farm land for 100,000 a year over twenty years on 1,000 acres I know this sounds like a lot, but normal farm folk buy out the parents who own the land Until the parents kick it, the siblings don t rea Good Suspense believable characters Before I write this review I need to address something that was in the first book and is again mentioned in the second, as if impact Luke s main protagonist income In book one Cal Luke s brother mentions that he is buying his brother and sister out of the farm land for 100,000 a year over twenty years on 1,000 acres I know this sounds like a lot, but normal farm folk buy out the parents who own the land Until the parents kick it, the siblings don t really have inheritance Plus the author most not have known many farmers because trust me farmers don t retire or stop at retirement age farming is in the blood we don t retire I ve seem eighty year old men climb in combines not because they have to buy because it is a way of life of soap box ...

  11. Isabel *IsaBooks* says:

    4,75 Love Doesn t Bruise StarsLife is what happens while you re busy making other plansKayla Chambers has had enough On the outside, she seems to have the perfect life Everyone thought she wasso lucky to have such a charming man, so crazy about herAll the women wanted to be her, with the hot, rich boyfriend that treated her so well and gave her everythingBe careful what you wish forAlan is a man with no patience for a woman who doesn t know how to follow orders4,75 Love Doesn t Bruise StarsLife is what happens while you re busy making other plansKayla Chambers has had enough On the outside, she seems to have the perfect life Everyone thought she wasso lucky to have such a charming man, so crazy about herAll the women wanted to be her, with the hot, rich boyfriend that treated her so well and gave her everythingBe careful what you wish forAlan is a man with no patience for a woman who doesn t know how to follow ordersI m not so hard to please Your only job is to keep my home the way I like it, and keep me happy That doesn t seem so hard, does it Am I such a bad guyYes, a hole, you are So shut the f up He beats her for everything and nothing Dinner late Beating Towels out of place Beating Vacuum not done the way he liked it...

  12. Lena says:

    Depressing Really, this was he last thing I wanted I like adventure suspense short romance novels as a light escape in this case a break in the violence gore of the horror novels I ve been reading This book was violent and unrelentingly sad Kayla, a widowed mother of a young boy, was charmed by a malicious abusive powerful man, Alan, who beats and subjugates her Kayla escapes Alan through a Domestic Abuse group that takes her to Paradise, Idaho where her rich neighbor up the hill is a hot Depressing Really, this was he last thing I wanted I like adventure suspense short romance novels as a light escape in this case a break in the violence gore of the horror novels I ve been reading This book was violent and unrelentingly sad Kayla, a widowed mother of a young boy, was charmed by a malicious abusive powerful man, Alan, who beats and subjugates her Kayla escapes Alan through a Domestic Abuse group that takes her to Paradise, Idaho where her rich neighbor up the hill is a hot high school principal who knew her as a little girl From here the story could have lightened and become a funny tale of blossoming romance before the danger of Allan s obsession came into play for the sake of...

  13. ElleBeau says:

    I have been a fan of Rosalind James for a few years now and have read every book she wrote I can tell you that Hold Me Close is, hands down, her best to date This book grabs you with both hands the minute you start reading it I could not put it down It was suspenseful, emotional, romantic, humorous, poignant and hopeful.James took on the subject of domestic abuse with courage and sensitivity and gave us a story filled with raw emotion and realistic reactions You will love Kayla and her son I have been a fan of Rosalind James for a few years now and have read every book she wrote I can tell you that Hold Me Close is, hands down, her best to date This book grabs you with both hands the minute you start reading it I could not put it down It was suspenseful, emotional, romantic, humorous, poignant and hopeful.James took on the subject of domestic abuse with courage and sensitivity and gave us a story filled with raw emotion and realistic reactions You will love Kayla and her son Eli and cheer for their strength and perseverance You will love Luke for his heart and patience and excellent instincts And Kayla s abusive boyfriend is so sinister and twisted that it takes your breath away.This story has everything you need love, hope, families, children, and, of course, a dog Hold Me Close is a re...

  14. Merrymary1550 says:

    As one of Rosalind s beta readers, you may take my review with a grain of salt but, I really, really think you need to read this book if you like romantic suspense You see, I DON T particularly like that genre, but I loved this book.The characters are REAL The characters are dealing with real problems, as best they can And although we don t get any sexy stuff until quite a way into the story oh, man it was worth waiting for.I love the small town, college town setting I loved that we As one of Rosalind s beta readers, you may take my review with a grain of salt but, I really, really think you need to read this book if you like romantic suspense You see, I DON T particularly like that genre, but I loved this book.The characters are REAL The characters are dealing with real problems, as best they can And although we don t get any sexy stuff until quite a way into the story oh, man it was worth waiting for.I love the small town, college town se...

  15. Bette Hansen says:

    Absolutely adored this book The story is highly emotional and you can t help but cheer for the strength and determination Kayla shows while escaping a very bad situation While the last thing she needs in her life is a man, she didn t let her experience make her bitter She s cautious but open to meeting new people and trusting Luke when she needs to The parts of the book that were written in the POV of the abuser were a little creepy but kept that air of danger in the story as he tries to tra Absolutely adored this book The story is highly emotional and you can t help but cheer for the strength and determination Kayla shows while escaping a very bad situation While the last thing she needs in her life is a man, she didn t let her experience make her bitter She s cautious but open to meeting new people and trusting Luke when she needs ...