WINNNER of Giveaway and Book Review Tour of: Hard To Hold





 Hard To Hold  
True Vows 
Julie Leto 
Reality-Based Romance™
HCI, 252 Pages
Published 2010
ISBN 10: 0-7573-1534-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-7573-1534-3

Bestselling author Julie Leto conjures a delicious romance that’s as real and compelling as the couple whose remarkable story she tells.
New York lobbyist Michael Davoli feels like he’s been sucker punched when he meets Anne Miller at a concert. When fate leads him to move into same Albany apartment building where Anne lives, Michael falls hard.  After all, Anne’s hot, his dog likes her, and she’s catnip to the senses after she picks a lock faster than Sydney Bristow can disarm a nuke.
Always fiercely independent, Anne’s crackerjack reporting skills and keen intellect are no match for the chemical reaction she has to this man with electric blue eyes. But while Mike effortlessly holds her with his gaze, he withholds the embrace she longs for.  Why is he so distant? Has Anne misread his signals?  When he finally confesses that he suffers from a neurological disorder that he’s learned to disguise from others but could keep him from ever holding her through the night—she makes a choice that changes the rest of her life.
Anne isn’t about to let anything like Tourette’s Syndrome keep her from the man of her dreams. But Mike has a second secret. Will this secret be the one that even a grand passion cannot survive?
With her trademark wit and sensual artistry, Julie Leto knocks this unforgettable romance out of the park and straight to the heart.  Based on the true love story between Mike Davoli and Anne Miller, Hard to Hold is a modern day fairy tale that proves that the best things in life—and in romance—are real.
Anne Miller is independent and a crime reporter and has yet to find a man that she could stick with, her friends call her picky.  But when she is out with her friends at a concert, alone with no date, she ends up meeting Michael Davoli, a new york lobyist. Anne Miller is strongly attracted to Michael and longs for his embrace, but despite the fireworks between them, he start to distance himself from her at time, and Anne starts to question herself wondering if she had misread the signals he was giving her. But then Michael confesses a secret that he is afraid could keep them apart. Michael has suffered from a neuroligical disorder called Tourette’s Syndrom. So thinking that he could possibly hurt her with this syndrome, he is afraid to have anything serious with this one woman that he knows he has a strong connection with. But will this secret keep these two souls from finding the most precious love?

My Thoughts:
Hard To Hold is part of the True Vows trilogy, and I am so glad that I was able to receive this book and be able to read it, which was read in just a couple of hours, it definitely drew me in from the first line. This was such a emotional evoking romance, and a reality romance at that, I was really impressed on how well this was written. This is the first that I have read anything from Julie Leto, and I am definitely in love with her writing style, and I am looking forward to reading more of her work. Hard To Hold is definitely one of those stories that will tug at your heart strings, hoping that this couple will let them overcome their fears and take that leap of faith to their relationship. Definitely after reading Hard To Hold that true love does exist out there, thanks to True Vows for making reality a true romance.

My Grade On This Book 
 4.5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Meet Me In Manhatten
Icing On The Cake

Giveaway And True Vows Book Tour: Meet Me In Manhatten

Meet Me In Manhatten
Judith Arnold
Reality Based Romance™
Health Communication, 249 Pages
Published 2010
Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 0-7573-1533-X

Ted Skala and Erika Fredell were the perfect New Jersey high school sweethearts. Like many teens Ted and Erika spent plenty of time in parked cars under the stars, but there was so much more between them than the chemistry that ignited their courtship, and Ted couldn’t imagine a life without Erika. By graduation he was ready to get engaged. Erika, however, was ready to spread her wings and faraway she flew to college. She broke his heart. She sailed the world.

Fast forward 15 years. Living in Manhattan, Erika successfully climbs the corporate ladder but her love life stinks. Ted is also living the life of a successful businessman in Manhattan, and he’s involved in a serious relationship. Problem is, he still can’t get Erika out of his system. When fate intervenes and their paths cross, the result is emotionally explosive and that old black magic is back with the force of a super nova. But Erika once ravaged his heart: How can Ted ever trust her again? And now that he’s seriously involved with another woman, how can Erika hope for a second chance with the man she never should have let go?

My Review:
Ted Skala and Erika Fredell were high school sweethearts, but Erika wanted a career and to see the world, which in the end broke Ted’s heart. Back when they were teens they had their hearts in their eyes, and everything was burning bright and beautiful, and a future full of hopes and dreams, and a young tender love that nothing would destroy. Now fifteen years later, Ted and Erika meet, having both living in Manhatten, however as they are both successful in their careers, Erika has yet to find love and happiness, but Ted is in a relationship with someone else. Now their past love is put at the test as their emotions go haywire as seeing each other once more. Now as they end up colliding into each other, they decide to take a chance on the lost love they once had, but will they be able to take that leap of faith that could either be fatal, or the best choice they could ever make and have a true happily ever after.

Meet Me In Manhatten is a Reality Based Romance™, started by True Vows, and I was asked to take part of this tour of three books of True Vows. So Meet Me In Manhatten is the first of the three books, that I will read and write a review for, and I feel so honored to be asked to read these three Reality Based Romances™. I have always loved reading romances, and I just loved reading Meet Me In Manhatten. This wonderfully written romance started when they meet again after fifteen years in Manhatten, and then the story takes us back to when they first fell in love, when they were both fresh and in high school, and when they find they are true soul mates, and how they both lose the love they miraculously found in each other. Now fifteen years after, they start to connect once more, not knowing how this will end, but willing to take the chance to re-ignite the once tender love. I found this to be such a heart warming story, that had me shedding a tear or two, especially since its a true love story. I found it to be heart wrenching throughout the whole story, knowing how much this couple has gone through to find each other after so long. Meet Me In Manhatten is a true treasure!!

My Grade On This Book
4.5 Blossoms

Other Books In This Series
Hard To Hold
Icing On The Cake

About This Author:

Judith Arnold has written more than eighty-five novels with well over ten million copies in print worldwide. She has received numerousRomantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards andPublishers Weekly named her novel Love in Bloom’s, one of the best books of the year. She has been a multiple finalist for Romance Writers of America’s RITA and Lifetime Achievement Awards, and is the author of the ground-breaking, bestselling novel Barefoot in the Grass. Visit the author at

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