Review: Hold On Tight by Shelley Shepard Gray

Posted 20 January, 2020 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Review: Hold On Tight by Shelley Shepard Gray
Title: Hold on Tight
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Published by Blackstone Publishing
Series: Bridgeport Social Club #3
Date Published: 11 June, 2019
Pages: 278
Genres: Clean Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Edelweiss
Purchase: Amazon
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Jackson Koch had already lost his wife to cancer when the town's coal mines shut down and his job was gone too. So, with a three-year-old daughter to care for and a broken heart to mend, he moved across the country to find a new life in Bridgeport, Ohio. Now he tends bar by night and tries to navigate life as a single dad by day. Luckily, his neighbor is happy to babysit while he works late nights. She's great with little Kate, beautiful, kind ... and lately he's found himself smiling whenever he thinks about her.
Dani Brown also knows what it's like to lose a spouse and raise a child on her own. Cleaning houses during the day, and taking online classes at night, she dreams of running her own preschool someday. And, since her fourteen-year-old son Jeremy's baseball team requires a lot of money, she's thrilled to earn some extra cash by watching her handsome neighbor's adorable little girl. But even with two jobs, she's having trouble making ends meet.
When Jackson sees Dani running herself ragged for her son's baseball ambitions he decides it's time to get the Bridgeport Social Club involved. Together they cook up a plan. They will run a charity poker tournament to support Jeremy's dream and help out a hardworking single mom. But will Dani be able to accept help from the handsome neighbor she's starting to feel more-than-friendly feelings for? And how far is she ready to let those feelings go?
Get ready to fall in love with Shelley Shepard Gray's Bridgeport Social Club again, where a poker night is so much more than a game of cards and an extraordinary community of ordinary men and women come together to offer love, light, and hope to everyone they encounter.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Edelweiss and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
I’ve been a long time fan of Shelley Shepard Gray. For years, in fact. So, when I get the chance to read new books by her, I jump. Each one is always different, yet her writing style and captivating characters never cease to change in hooking me. I love her Bridgeport Social Club series and this installment was fantastic.
I loved Jackson and Dani! As a former single parent to sweet boys, I felt both of their single parenting struggles as if they were my own. I related to them both in so many ways! But, watching Jackson and Dani together, really made this story wonderful. I loved how Jackson stepped in and helped Dani out so her son’s dreams could come true and I loved watching Dani with sweet little Kate! And, the sparks that flew between Jackson and Dani when they were near each other…! I loved those two hard!
I loved each page turn of this wonderfully written, moving story. These two single parents were perfectly chiseled for their roles and the Bridgeport Social Club once again showed their love for their community. It truly gave a sense of family! Gray has hit another ball park home run hit with this installment and I hope it doesn’t end hear! I love this Social Club and want to see more!

About Shelley Shepard Gray

Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

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