To Have and to Hold
by Arell Rivers
The Hold Series
Publication Date: December 16, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
To Have and to Hold (Book #3 in The Hold Series)
Rally around Cole Manchester and Rose Morgan: the rock star and his publicist are about to face their most perilous trials yet. Cole and Rose’s passionate love story culminates in this third full-length novel in The Hold Series.
Back in the spotlight for his world tour, Cole Manchester performs hit after hit before delighted fans. However, his heart remains firmly in Los Angeles with Rose, whose condition remains critical following their terrible car wreck.
After lying unconscious for weeks, Rose Morgan awakens to find herself professionally and personally adrift. Her scrambled memories have convinced her Cole is dangerous, compelling her to shut him out and face an uncertain future on her own.
With nothing left to lose, Cole’s crazed stalker executes her final desperate act. After an explosive finale, who will survive her deadly rampage?
Destinies will be altered. Intentions stripped bare. Rose and Cole must face all of their remaining demons if their love is to survive. In the trilogy’s thrilling conclusion, they’ll discover if they truly have each other forever To Have and To Hold.
Wow!!!! What a heart pounding, emotional romance! This opens with the aftermath of Cole’s stalker’s violent action at the end of Book 2. It’s left Rose in a coma, and Cole having to go on tour. When he returns, Rose isn’t sure where he fits into her life, especially with her meddling mother’s involvement. Cole has to work hard to make her remember their love for one another. As they are trying to find their way back to each other again, the crazed stalker is still on the loose. As you can imagine, this is one wild, emotional read that won’t let you go until you have finished the last page.
I loved the unlikely romance between the sexy rock star and the sassy publicist in the previous book. I loved them even more in this one, especially Cole. He has grown so much from what he was. His love for Rose is completely unconditional. He never gave up the fight for Rose, despite all the outside influences, especially Rose’s mother. He even tried to be nice to her because of Rose’s love for her. He is so patient with Rose, and he never pushes her. I thought Rose had matured in Book 1, but boy, she amazed me in this one. It takes a special kind of person to not only fight to gain her physical strength but her mental strength as well. I can’t imagine how hard it is for her, knowing she feels a connection with Cole, but doesn’t know if she will be safe with him. Thankfully, she realizes pretty soon that Cole is important to her. I fell in love with them all over again.
Not only was this a romance, but it was a thriller as well. I never knew what his stalker was going to do next which also kept the me flying through the novel. I love the way Rivers writes. She has a way of immersing her readers in the book! If you are looking for a great romantic thriller, try this series today! Can’t wait for the next one which will be Wills and Emilie’s story!
Succumb to Cole Manchester—talented, witty, charming, sexy and oh-so flawed—a womanizing rock star whose shallow life is transformed when he experiences love for the first time.
From the outside, Cole Manchester seems to have it all: looks, fame, money, awards and women. When tragedy strikes, he realizes how hollow his life is, and opens the door to the one thing he’s never considered … finding love. He’s inexplicably drawn to the quiet wallflower who works on his team, a line he knows he shouldn’t cross.
After devastating heartbreaks, all Rose Morgan wants is to blend into the woodwork. Working at her dream job as a publicist, she’s safely hiding in plain sight. Until her client, the sexy Cole Manchester, notices her. Rose must ignore her desires in order to protect her bruised heart … and keep her prized career.
Cole needs Rose to teach him how to love. Rose needs Cole to teach her how to trust. Together, they form a bond ignited by passion but fueled by insecurities. When her mother’s interference collides with his fan’s twisted plot, Cole and Rose may find themselves with No One To Hold.
Cheer for Rose Morgan—strong, determined and driven—a brilliant publicist who thought she had finally overcome her tragic past when, once again, her life is turned upside down. Rose and Cole’s passionate love story continues in this second full-length novel in The Hold Series.
Distraught by news of Cole’s unexpected marriage, Rose Morgan tries to pick up the pieces of her life, only to be confronted by Cole at every turn. With her PR career in serious jeopardy, Rose can’t escape his orbit and is forced to continue working on his account. Under snowballing pressure, she seeks solace from unlikely sources.
Reeling from the disastrous fallout after his drunken night in Las Vegas, rock star Cole Manchester is a tormented man. He reaches out to Rose, the one woman who has always fixed his mistakes, only to realize that he might have pushed her away forever. Now, he’ll do whatever it takes to get her back.
Rose and Cole each must face their deepest fears if their love is to survive. But Cole’s stalker is becoming increasingly unhinged … and dangerous. In the end, Rose and Cole must decide if some things are just too Hard to Hold.
Playlist – To Have and to Hold
Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran ~ Cole loves Rose this much!
Unconditionally, Katy Perry ~ Rose is right there with Cole!
All of Me, John Legend ~ I could see Cole singing this on the first leg of his world tour
Breakeven, The Script ~ Bad things happen for a reason, right?
Look Away, Eli Lieb and Steve Grand ~ The first leg of his world tour left Cole singing with half his heart
Like I’m Gonna Lose You, Meghan Trainor, feat. John Legend ~ Rose and Cole both know life is precious
Invincible, Kelly Clarkson ~ Rose’s theme song
Salute, Little Mix ~ Rose and Shari take on Greta (and the world!)
I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas ~ for RM Publicity’s debut party
Marry Me, Train ~ you need to get to the end of the book and you’ll understand
Sunday Morning, Maroon 5 ~ such a sexy song for a sexy couple
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About Arell Rivers
For as long as I can remember, I have been lost in a book. During my senior year in college, I picked up a Danielle Steel novel … and instantly was hooked on romance.
I started writing my first novel, No One to Hold, because the characters were screaming at me to do so. The story started coming out in my dreams and attacking me in the shower, so I took to the computer to shut them up. But they kept talking.
Born and raised in New Jersey, I have what some may call a “checkered past.” Prior to discovering my passion for writing romance, I practiced law, was a wedding and event planner and even dabbled in marketing. I live with a very supportive husband and two mischievous cats. When not in my writing cave, I can be found making dinner in the crock pot, working out with Shaun T or hitting the beach.
I hope you enjoy my stories about driven men, strong women and the passions that ignite!