Hold You Now Book Reviews

Carly Phillips

Hold You Now by Carly Phillips Book Summary

A secret baby and a second chance.

From troubled teen to successful contractor, Jake Nichols is used to starting over. From childhood to his recent divorce, he’s a pro at making the best of things.

Phoebe Ward thought she’d never see her first love again. Until a client meeting brings her face to face with the sexy man … who is the father of her child.

After all these years, they finally have the opportunity to finish their story—if they can find their faith in a happy ending.

This book was formerly titled Breathe. No changes from original.

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Book Name Hold You Now
Genre Contemporary
Language English
E-Book Size 285.75 KB

Hold You Now (Carly Phillips) Book Reviews 2023

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Second Chances At Love!. Phoebe Ward at 16 was found by her Aunt Joy and then found out she was pregnant. With the love and support of her Aunt and sister she has raised her son Jamie by herself. Phoebe had always wondered what happened to Jake Nichols. After trying to find him when she was pregnant to tell him he was a father. She never got the chance until now. Jake’s life spiraled even doing time in prison until Brent Masters gave him a chance and taught him how to work construction. Now he has the chance to prove to Brent that he can run handle this job and make him proud. Taking care of his daughter has always been priority one. Now if his ex wife would just understand that he never loved her like he should have. His heart was lost long ago to Phoebe. Little did he know life was about to give him a second chance and a son. Jake is determined to make Phoebe see that this is their time and he wants a life with her, Jamie and Callie forever. Phoebe has to let go of her fears and trust Jake. Loved their story and couldn’t put it down.

A must read. Jake and Phoebe were in foster care together. After being discovered together, Jake was sent away and she was left with their unborn child. Phoebe was finally pulled out by her long list Aunt and 6 years later she runs into Jake. Can he accept his son, can they start over? Wonderful characters as always and they were well defined.

Hold you now. Was a great get together after bad experiences book. The sex was well done. Too often authors try for heat & get so descriptive it is not only not stimulating but kind of off putting. Really enjoyed this book!

Loved it!. Ithere doesn’t appear to be anything tragic to trigger doubts and fears. I enjoy the way Ms Phillips writes and the way her words flow. I can’t wait for “Freed” and read Juliette’s story.

Hold you now. Other than the sex scenes which I skipped through it was ok.

Second chance romance at its best. Years ago Phoebe and Jake found love at 16 years old in foster care, but when he was removed from the house for bad behavior he never knew she was pregnant. Flash forward ten years and they are reunited. Are the sparks still there? With beautifully written characters that the reader cannot help but fall in love with and an emotional storyline that had me hooked from the opening pages this is a must read. Once again Carly Phillips writes about heartbreak and happiness. I cannot wait for more in this series.

Hold You Now. Another great Carly Phillips romance!

Beautiful Second Chance. Beautiful second chance love story!!! This is number 2 in the Rosewood Bay series and it’s a gem. Phoebe Ward has not had an easy life. She was in foster care, became a teenage mom and lost her first love. Thankfully she had her aunt and sister and survived. Life has turned around. She is a successful realtor and single mom. Jake Nichols was the classic teenage bad boy. Out of control, he was placed in foster care, discarded and ended up in prison. His life was turned around by a caring parole officer and he is now a successful contractor. When these two find each other again, sparks fly. Their teenage love had never died, they were just forced apart. Now as adults, could they come back together and make it last? Would the past affect their future? See, classic second chance love story but so much more. Ms. Phillips‘ enables us to empathize with the characters, become invested in them and by the end of the story, we are anxiously awaiting Juliette’s story. Thanks, Carly. I can’t wait!

Hold for Now. Great read

Great!. I loved Breathe by Carly Phillips. The second book in the Rosewood Bay series. This was probably one of my favorite books from Carly. The story was a second chance romance between Jake and Phoebe. Phoebe is the oldest of the Ward sisters and a single mother to Jamie. After meeting Jake in foster care when they were teenagers and then getting separated. They meet again years later, when they end of having to work together on a project. Jake is a contractor for a construction company and Phoebe is a realtor. Can they forget the past and move onto a new life together? This storyline hooked me in and absolutely loved this! I definitely recommend this book and the first book in the series Fearless. Can’t wait to read Freed the third book and Juliette’s story!

Sweet second chances. I really am enjoying this series. Phoebe has been a single mom since day one. Her aunt helped her to raise her son and get off in the right foot. But a chance meeting with Jake, her son’s father, has her taking a chance on love again. Jake has finally found the one woman he can’t forget, and a son he didn’t know existed. And now they must see if they can get back to the live they had and become a family. Very sweet story of second chances! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Breathe by Carly Phillips. ARC for honest review with no compensation Breathe is book 2 of the Rosewood Bay series by Carly Phillips and what an amazing second chance at finding the one who was taken away... Phoebe and Jake were both in foster care, in the same home and became more than friends until they were discovered together and he was taken from the home never to be heard from again. Little did Phoebe know that losing Jake, finding her Aunt and a surprise pregnancy would change her life. Now years later Jake comes back in her life totally unexpectedly, he's divorced with a daughter and still holding a torch for the girl from foster care..only to come face to face with that girl when he see Phoebe at a job site he is bidding on? Little does he know that he has a son too. Phoebe now has to determine if he is the same person from foster care or a changed man before she tells him about her life after he was removed from foster care. Will these two find that the love they had for each other all those years ago still holds true or have they both changed to much to open up and find love?? Was fun catching up with Kane and Halley and looking forward to seeing if their other sister, Juliette come back into their lives...

Second Chances are a Beautiful Thing. Second chances are a beautiful thing. In this story it’s a very beautiful thing. Carly Phillips tells this story of second chances between Jake and Phoebe effortlessly. It’s a bit of a slow burn romance. It needed to be especially considering their situation. Separated for twelve years and discovering they shared a child would make an instalove story a little far fetched. A lot has happened to both Phoebe and Jake during their time apart. For Jake he has come to except his past and has worked hard to become a different man. For Phoebe things have worked out a lot differently. Whole Jake has found a way to bring down his walls, Phoebe has worked to keep them up. I admired Jake’s persistence when it came to pursuing Phoebe. To make them what they should have been all along. Phoebe had a lot to work through and with Jake and her family’s help she was able to do so. Finally giving them and their family the HEA they deserved. A story told at the perfect pace and with effortless ease. Breathe is one I will come back to again.

Breathe again. Breathe was a great continuance to the first book - Fearless. The third book - Freed, will bring everything full circle and I cannot wait! I cannot wait for the 3 sisters to finally be reunited! Will Phoebe reunite with Jake, her long lost first love/baby daddy? Will she be able to put her guard down to let Jake back into her life?

A great read!!!. This was a great, quick read! I enjoyed the reunited love aspect of the story, and there was the perfect amount of drama (even though I wanted to shake Jake a few times and give him a little guidance on handling a certain secondary character, but it all worked out perfectly in the end). Phoebe was a great heroine, who had her insecurities but didn’t let them bother her too much. A great read I would definitely recommend!!!

Second chance romance. Another great book by Carly Phillips. I Loved it! It captured my attention from the beginning, I couldn’t put it down. A great second chance romance with real emotion. I love the characters and the story. Love this series, can’t wait to read more. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Loved so much!!!. I loved Fearless so much, I really wasn’t sure I could love Breathe just as much, but boy was I wrong! I think the Rosewood Bay series has become my new favorite series from Carly Phillips. Phoebe Ward was only a small part of Fearless and I thought I had her figure out by her actions then. Phoebe is so very different from her sister Halley, yet I found myself loving her character every bit as much as Halley. She has to be pretty strong to have survived foster care and being a teenage mother. Yes her Aunt Joy and Halley have been there to help once they left foster care, but the one person Phoebe always wanted with her was Jake Nichols, her son Jamie’s father. Phoebe and Jake still had an attraction to one another from the moment they saw each other again. OMG I absolutely loved them as a couple. I loved that Jake was ready to start over with Phoebe as soon as they met and was very upfront about what had happened in his life since they last saw one another. I have to say I didn't necessarily agree when Phoebe waited to tell Jake about Jamie, but loved that Jake accepted it and the delay with understanding even though he was angry at the delay. I loved seeing Jake and Jamie meet and connect so quickly and seeing Jake and Phoebe reconnect gave me all the feels. They had the most amazing chemistry and I absolutely loved them as a couple. I have to say I was pretty surprised by Phoebe pulling back the way she did. I could tell she loved Jake every bit as much as he loved her. I have to say Phoebe seemed like such a strong and confident person, so I was really surprised that Phoebe had some of the same abandonment issues as Halley. It made perfect sense after I thought about it, but still came as a surprise to me. I loved it took a confrontation with Jake's ex-wife Lindsey to make Phoebe see what was right in front of her and in her heart. Breathe was such a beautiful and emotional romance. I have loved all of the characters we have met so far in the Rosewood Bay series and can't wait to meet Phoebe's and Halley's little sister Juliette in the next book, Freed. Rating: 5 Stars (A) Review copy provided by publisher

Great read!. I loved the first book in this series and was excited for Phoebe and Jake's story. I loved this second chance at love that Phoebe and Jake were getting. It fell a little flat for me though as far as what I was hoping for from the story feeling wise, but I still really enjoyed their story. Jake was a great guy who I fell in love with and was a dreamy dad. Love the sexy guys whose world revolves around their kids! Phoebe and her family continue to awe me at what they have gone through and how they continue to thrive. This was a good second chance love story, I was just hoping to feel more as I read it. Good read.

fun, page turning read!!!. **Received ARC for a fair and honest review** Breathe is the 2nd book in the Rosewood Bay series. I personally don't think that this book could be read as a standalone as the first book has to do with Phoebe's (the h in the story) sister and has a lot of their backstory. This was a very enjoyable read I would rate this book at 4.5 stars. Phoebe hasn't had the easiest life, between a drug addict mother and thrown into foster care she's got a lot of hangups. Not to mention that she got pregnant at 16 and now has a son, Jamie that she's been raising with the help of her aunt who pulled her and her sister out of foster care. Phoebe wanted to make something of her life and has become a successful realtor. It's during a transaction with a house going on the market that she runs into her first love, and also Jamie's father, Jake. She tried to find him for years unsuccessfully and when she meets the contractor making upgrades to a property low and behold there he is. Jake was kicked out of the foster home he was in for corrupting what the family deemed an innocent girl, aka Phoebe. After getting kicked out, life wasn't easy for him and he made a lot of mistakes. But those mistakes led him to Master's Construction, who gave a degenerate kid with a record a chance. Now years later he's done well for himself and when he's working on a construction job and the realtor comes in, the last person he's expecting is the only person he's ever truly loved. This was a great story. I really enjoyed the characters, though you never want strife, the strife was believable and something common, ex spouse issues. Really enjoyed Phoebe and Jake together, enjoyed how Jake stepped in immediately to take care of his son, and battled the ex and made sure there was no differentiation between the kids. I was sad that you didn't see Jake's mom meeting the Jamie though. The first book was ok, but I loved this book. I also loved seeing Halley and Kane in the book and updates on them, and Aunt Joy. I can't wait for the next book in the story!!! That I'm not giving any spoilers for. Hope this helps. Happy Reading!!!

Breathless. Great read. Jake and phoebe are wonderful together. They lost contact from when they were in a foster home together. Which means Jake doesn’t know that Jamie is his son and Phoebe doesn’t know everything that went on with Jake when they lost track of each other. Second Chance with a unknown child can you get any better then you have Carly Phillips write the book and I could not put this down. Wonderful story characters are fantastic and I still get glimpses of Kane and Halley. I cannot wait for the next story in this series with Juliet’s story.

Can a contractor renovate and update a relationship?. Carly Phillips writes from the heart. I am grateful she shares her stories with us. Rosewood Bay is a quaint beach town with regular people working hard to make a living and find love. The second book in the series is another hit! Phoebe thinks about her son’s father often, she just hasn’t seen him since she was sixteen. Both were foster children in the same foster home. Jake was sent away and had some hard times before he decided to turn his life around. Phoebe was lucky to have a supportive family member rescue her from foster care. Phoebe is shocked to see that Jake is the contractor on the renovation project she is overseeing. Both have some big decisions to make in their lives. Their connection and chemistry are off the charts. Life is messy, but love is worth the work!

Can you tame the bad boy?. Can you tame the bad boy? Phoebe thought she had a chance until fate stepped in the way. And so the story begins of teenaged lovers trapped in a system hoping to get by and get out together. Fast forward twelve years and now Phoebe finds her one time love on her home turf. How does she tell him he has a son? Is he married? Does he have a family? All of the questions begin to plague her. Again, fate takes control when a freak encounter introduces Jake to his son. I felt for Phoebe throughout the book. I understood her fears of abandonment. When you lose control of something (being put in foster care, for example) you try to control other areas of your life to prevent disappointment and hurt. It doesn't always work, but you do what you have to. I love that she had her sister, Halley, in her court and could talk to her. And, the fact that Halley went and talked to Jake, even though Phoebe didn't know she was going to. I'm looking forward to Juliette's story. It will be interesting to see how the sisters react to each other.

First love - last love. Emotional and touching! I love these characters and how fate has them cross paths again. Truly romantic and heartwarming story.

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excellent!!!. sumptuous

Hold to to that. Brilliant book lovely read

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Exceptionally crafted story. Rosewood Bay is definitely a place I want to visit. Hot men, a beautiful backdrop and what sounds like a great place to make new friends. SIGN ME UP! The characters in this book drew such a clear image in my head, I feel I know the family and have been a part of their fold forever. The storyline was strong and so enjoyably sweet, I read it in 1 sitting. The exploration of the places made it feel like a beautiful town that you want to visit for vacation and stay forever. I love Carly’s use of vocabulary to draw you into the story deeper with each word, line, paragraph and chapter. Definitely a 1 click worthy book.

Loved it. 4.5 star review Breathe (Rosewood Bay #2) by Carly Phillips Not only is this the second book in the series, but it is also a second chance at love story and is about Jake Nichols and Phoebe Ward. Both Jake and Phoebe met when they were in foster care and fell in love. Circumstances tore them apart and yet they never forgot their first loves, particularly Phoebe as their love resulted in her son. Life hasn’t been easy for Jake and Phoebe; Jake having found himself in prison thanks to his anger issues has now turned his life around and settled down spending his time working and looking after his 6 year old daughter. Imagine the shock they both feel when circumstances bring them together again; particularly Phoebe who unsuccessfully searched for Jake. Jake is now a divorced single father and a successful general contractor. Phoebe is a successful real estate agent who is now in charge of Jake’s latest project. What will happen when Jake finds out about the son he never knew he had? Can Jake and Phoebe move on from the past and take the chance that fate has dropped at their feet? Can Phoebe overcome her feelings of abandonment and give Jake a chance to be a father to their son? To make a future together and for them all to become a family; or will Jake’s ex-wife get in the way? The chemistry between Jake and Phoebe sizzles, their story romantic. I really liked both Jake and Phoebe and found myself engrossed in their story. I have found from previous books that Ms. Phillips has a strong writing style and Breathe is no exception. Her characters are strong and easy to relate too. I particularly liked how she built the story up. Although a stand alone I do think you would enjoy reading book 1 Fearless as well. This series gets better and better and I cannot wait for the next book in the Rosewood Bay series.

Excellent Read. The second book in the Rosewood Bay Series and what a series this is turning out to be. Jake Nichols has turned his life around from a troubled teenager in the care system to a successful contractor but now he finds himself juggling life as a divorce and father of a adorable daughter. When Jake shows up to price up his next job the last person he expects to see is Phoebe Ward the girl he loved and lost as a teenager. Phoebe Ward is now a successful real estate agent who is looking after a makeover on a friends house and she sure didn’t expect Jake to be the contractor but that’s not the only problem here because Phoebe is also a single parent and now she has come face to face of the father of her child, she tried to track Jake down when she found out she as pregnant but it wasn’t meant to be. Has fate given these two teenage lovers another chance at love ...... This book has it all, a great storyline, characters you can relate to, it’s passionate, it’s sad and it’s fun and what’s better than a second chance at love and single parents making love and family work. Excellent read from the very talented Carly Phillips

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Great storyline!. Phoebe and Jakes story was beautiful! So many emotions and insecurities but it was also heartfelt! I’ve been waiting for Phoebe’s story and it was as great as I thought it would be! Can’t wait to read about Juliette’s story! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Breathe by Carly Phillips. Another awesome read from Carly Phillips... Breathe is all about second chances.. Love and family... Five stars... Would recommend this book and the series. Carly Phillips is a fantastic author...

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