Review: Hard to Hold on To by Laura Kaye

Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves--which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel--and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude. As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.

Edward “Easy” Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves–which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna’s the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago.
Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can’t describe how he makes her feel–and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude.
As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.

Hard to Hold on To by Laura Kaye

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was easy transitioning into Easy Cantrall’s story. No matter the time between these books I never have any problem remembering the over arching story line or the characters. This series is about 5 surviving soldiers of a mission gone wrong who were dishonorable discharged after being set up.

Being inside Easy head was hard as he was struggling with suicidal thoughts over losing his best friend in that mission, not being able to help his other friends that were hurt in that ambush and then losing his right to be a soldier all in the blink of an eye. Each of the 5 survivors handled what happened to them differently but Easy is having the hardest time finding a reason to go on. That is until he meets Jenna Dean.

This story picks up immediately where the 2nd book ended, with the team coming back from rescuing Jenna from the men who had kidnapped, drugged and abused her. Easy was the one who carried her out and a bond seemed to form between them as he became the only person to calm her when flashbacks of what happened during her ordeal kept creeping up. These two were both struggling with childhood and adult issues and when they were together the pain didn’t seem as bad.

As this was a novella not a lot of progress was made on the over arching story line but it was great to find out about another man on the team and to see him start to heal from the hell he’d been living in both in real life and in his head. Years ago these were a band of brothers and now they are back together again strengthening that bond and along the way finding the women that are just as strong to join them on their journey to finding answers and their happily ever after.

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