elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Hold Tight (Willow Springs Ranch 2) by L.E. Harner

Nice multicultural romance. Actually, if not for the cover, and some comment made by both main characters on their different skin color, there wasn't much at the beginning to give to this novel the usual multicultural connotation. That arrives later, when Holden, the Afro-american character, highlights how he didn't consider himself gay even if he did have sex with men in college, but they were "brothers" and he said it was common and not for that you were gay.

If I have to give an advice, it's probably to read this story in the series order, this is the second novel and both characters, Holden and Drew are introduced in the previous book. More, some essential events to their story happen in that book, and without reading that one I'm not able to say how much important is for the reader to maintain the order.

I like how the author deals with Holden's temporary disability: forced to use crutches during his recovery, Holden is not some sort of superhero who bites back his pain and faces everything with stoicism. On the contrary he is upset, and he wants to cry to the world for the injustice, and sincerily he is not in the mood to behave like a good boy and doing his "homeworks".

I think Holden is more similar to your real man than some romance hero. Nice also Drew's character, a little spoiled man who, I think, had everything a little easy until now, and conquering Holden is his real first quest and the outcome is not sure. Here maybe the author played with the old rule of multicultural romances, the clashes of cultures which is also a clash of social status; it was not preminent, but it was there.

Amazon: Hold Tight: Willow Springs Ranch (Volume 2)
Amazon Kindle: Hold Tight: Willow Springs Ranch (Volume 2)
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Hot Corner Press (October 11, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1937252272
ISBN-13: 978-1937252274

Series: Willow Springs Ranch
1) Ty Hard
2) Hold Tight

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle
Tags: author: l.e. harner, genre: contemporary, length: novel, review, theme: disability, theme: multicultural

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