* Review * HOLD STILL by Arell Rivers

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * HOLD STILL by Arell RiversHold Still by Arell Rivers
Series: A Hold Series Spin-off #2
Published by Tarnished Halo Publishing LLC on November 12, 2018
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He’s a rockstar who lost his muse. She’s a graphic designer who discovers that kickstarting his imagination is the easy part...

Ozzy Martinez is smoldering.
Tatted and pierced. Everywhere.
With his sold-out Vegas residency ending, he’s scheduled to record his next album soon. Only problem? His creativity—and trust—are both MIA following a soul-crushing, deeply personal double betrayal.

McKenna James is feisty.
A Las Vegas original.
Brunette with an ever-changing shock of dyed hair.
She’s vying for a spot in a national competition that will give her the funds she desperately needs to care for her mother. But her contest submission hinges on new songs—from the one man whose productivity has run dry. Not to mention he embodies everything she’s vowed to leave behind.

For McKenna, he can’t be anything more than a ticket to success. For Ozzy, she’s an honest straight-shooter with a curvy body he remembers well. But then he finds himself divulging his darkest secrets. With every confession about his past, with every heart-pounding kiss, all the reasons why a romance between them can never happen fades.

Until he discovers her secret.
And another.

To have a chance at a life together, they both must learn how to Hold Still.


Emotionally raw, steamy and just plain fun! The rock star magic of the Hold Series continues as we get Ozzy and McKenna’s story! We had a glimpse of them during Cole and Rose’s trilogy, and now we get to see what it’s all about as Ozzy reconnects with McKenna at a time that he needs her the most. They each have a past that is holding them back from trusting in themselves but the connection between them just might be the saving grace to pull them through to the other side with each other!

Ozzy Martinez has been ruling the roost during his Vegas residency, but it’s almost over and the powers that be are coming down on him hard for a new album. Only problem is, life has beaten him down and he’s at a point where he can no longer create. He tries to drown the pain in booze and women, but when he runs across the one woman who has made him feel in recent times, he sees how empty it all has been.

McKenna James has a past she’s trying to overcome as well, and to do so, she needs to be able to provide the care that her mother needs. This art project she’s become a part of is her ticket to better things, but it’s now hinged on the last person she really wants to see. He makes her feel at a time when she needs to turn off that side of her and simply produce. When she discovers Ozzy’s creative block, she sets out to make him connect with something again instead of simply numbing life away. Can she help him find the muse he needs to make the music the world wants to hear? And as they spend time together, will it all become more than just a passing fancy between them?


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