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“Intense and gripping. HOLD ME CLOSE is a beautiful and deep love story, compelling and consuming.”
~ Under the Covers

"I knew it would be a difficult one when I read the blurb. But wow. Ms. Hart deals with dark and difficult subject matter in a way I have yet to see another author do. " -- The Saucy Wenches Book Club

"It's gripping from the first page and I couldn't put it down. This is a book that will keep the reader in its power from beginning to end. If you're looking for a meaningful, profound, moving and sexy story I highly recommend this book, it's absolutely incredible." -- LibrarianLavendar.com

"I always expect the unexpected when I read a book by Megan Hart. With “Hold Me Close” she gave us a riveting and captivating story and she honestly pushed the envelope with the amount of angst and heartache one story could hold. ~ Kitty, Guilty Pleasures

"4 hauntingly beautiful stars. This novel really tugs at the heartstrings and showcases how survivors of abuse struggle to move on." -- Ramblings of a Young Girl

"With a unique but compelling storyline, complex and somewhat broken characters and dark, violent sexual encounters, Megan Hart’s latest release, Hold Me Close is a gritty and sometimes, heartbreaking, erotic romance." -- Book Reviews and More by Kathy

"Hold Me Close is in turns a romance and a tragedy, gut-wrenching and powerful—and one of Megan Hart’s strongest novels since 2013’s Tear You Apart. " -- Heroes and Heartbreakers

"Hold Me Close was my first read by author Megan Hart and I was impressed with the way she could take something so horrendous and make into something kind of beautiful. She has brought us a story about love being born from the darkest of situations. This story is not one for the tenderhearted." -- Night Owl Reviews

"Hold Me Close is one more stellar read from Megan Hart..." -- BadAss Book Reviews

"Megan Hart at her flawless best." -- Jessy's Book Club

"Hold Me Close immediately grabs readers and keeps them deeply ensnared the whole way through." -- San Diego Book Review

"If you are already a fan of Megan Hart, Hold Me Close does not disappoint, if you have not read Ms. Hart, understand that she writes stories that tear your heart out, after twisting it a bit, she will, ever so sweetly tuck it back into your chest, no worse for the wear. Prepare to be sucked into a dark world where the light at the end of the tunnel is tinted orange. " -- Writing While Distracted

"Hart paints the results of Heath and Effie’s kidnapping with a skillful brush in her astute interpretation of events. Her development of the complex characters complements the emotional and raw story. Polly’s sweetness and curiosity offset the agony the protagonists endure." -- RT Book Reviews

This is the first time I’ve picked up a Megan Hart novel and I was impressed with the way she made me feel for each character, yes, even Ryan (a very little bit for him). The events and reveals had me glued to the pages eager to find out how it would all turn out in this addictive read!

In real life romance is not perfect, marriage is not perfect, and not everyone comes from a healthy, happy family. People are flawed by environment and genes, and I think Megan Hart captured this well. I loved this little family’s story of survival and triumph through adversity! -- Romance at Random

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