Book Review – Holding Out by Lila Rose

Holding Out CoverSynopsis

Zara Edgingway is a twenty-six-year-old secretary. She has a daughter that apparently knows-it-all and a best friend that could possibly have the mouth of Satan, but she’s been with her through hell and back. Then there’s the hunk’a’licious biker neighbour finally showing interest in her.
If only she isn’t about to face her next obstacle in life, the one she ran from six years ago: her ex husband.

Talon Marcus is the president of the Hawks Motorcycle Club. For two years he’s had his eye on the quiet, reclusive, yet sassy, neighbour Zara. Finally, he has the chance to claim her as his woman. Just when her past catches up with her, she’ll need, not only his protection, but the help from his biker brothers.

Now, if only she’d stop fighting him along the way.



5 Stars

What a debut novel! The world needs to watch out for Lila Rose because I LOVED THIS FREAKIN BOOK! It’s a MC Romance novel and it was HOT. Holding Out had it all…Romance, lust, smut, tension, humor, suspense, snarky attitudes, and alpha male hotness. I devoured this book in a day which is unheard of for me because it usually takes me 2 days to read a book – but as soon as I started I couldn’t put it down. Everything else was put on the back burner until I finished this one because I wanted to know what happened.

Our main alpha male character Talon was melt your panties intense and extremely orgasmic. From his attitude to his commands he commanded my panties from the very beginning. He doesn’t take crap from anyone and he stops at nothing to protect what is his. He is intense in all the yummy ways we want out men to be intense. Not only does he ride a big bad motorcycle but he knows how to ride other things as well…..He had me feeling all sorts of naughty things from the very beginning to the very end. Talon had me screaming….

Zara who is the leading lady is running from a scary past and will stop at nothing to protect herself and her daughter. What she doesn’t realize is that the biker across the street has had his eye on her since she moved in 2 years old and like I said before when Talon wants something he gets it. Zara is his woman and he did anything and everything to convince her of that. He is demanding but gentle at the same time. He knows how to please a woman. He also knows what he wants from his woman and he tells Zara exactly what he wants.

“When’re you gonna flippin’ learn?” Talon growled

“Uh”, was my smart response.

“When once of us is leavin’ kitten, I want your mouth. Not give it to me.”

The back and forth between Zara and Talon had me giggling like a little school girl. I can’t even imagine what was running through Lila’s mind when this story popped in her head but I am so glad it did because it was amazing. There were times when I had to take am minute to calm myself before proceeding because I was doing so much of this.

Oh and when Zara finally realizes that she is Talon’s woman the story gets even better because well you have to read to see but OMG it does. Talon is probably one of the hottest alpha male boyfriends that I have read so far and holy spank me he turns me on.

–I turned in Talon’s arms and glowered at him. “Don’t you dare tell me to shut up.” “I will if you’re being an idiot.” “Idiot this, dick-for-brains.” I went to punch him; he dodged it and grabbed me around the waist, blocking my arms at my sides. “Do that again and there will be consequences.” “Yeah, like what?” He moved his head, his lips at my ear and whispered. “My tongue in your mouth; my hand down your pants in front of everyone, and still, you’ll enjoy it.” I gulped.

(What a wonderful punishment. Can I punch Talon Zara? Please oh please oh please!!! If Zara didn’t want the punishment than I was all for it….)

Not only did Talon give me multiple mini O’s throughout this read but the side characters were amazing. Especially Deanna, Zara’s best friend. Deanna is a hoot and had me chuckling more times than not. She is strong willed and determined and has a smart mouth on her that I just wanted to kiss. (I know naughty right). I can’t wait to get my hands on Deanna and Griz’ book next year.

The past will catch up with Zara and threaten to take everything away from her. When Zara comes face to face with evil again will Talon uphold his promise to protect and keep safe what is his? Will he reach her in time to save her life?

Okay lets wrap this up….Should you read this if you love MC books? YES… Should you read this if you love ALPHA male character? Hell yes… Should you read this if you like to laugh and swoon at the same time? Of course… Should you read this if you love a good humor, snarky, sexy, lovable, laughable, make you horny reads? STOP EVERYTHING AND GO READ NOW…….