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Thank You For Holding (On Hold #2) by [Kent, Julia, Reed, Elisa]
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Having it all is a fantasy, right?

Carrie Shelton thought her boyfriend was too good to be true. Her best friend's brother? A guy who loved antiquing? Who cuddled on the couch while watching foodie YouTube clips and talking about artisanal spices? Who helped her accessorize her outfits?



So when he ran off with Kevin, the owner of an antique shop, right before his sister’s wedding, Carrie’s life went from fantasy to nightmare.

As maid of honor, she can’t back out of the wedding. And her ex is the best man - but now he has his own best man.

She needs a date. Stat.

Enter Ryan. Sure, he’s a hot male stripper at the O Spa where she works as junior designer, but he’s a few years younger and just, you know -- a friend.

Perfect. She needs a friend more than she needs a boyfriend.

A weekend of playing her boyfriend so she can save face is a lot to ask, but for some reason Carrie doesn't understand, Ryan's all in. Enthusiastic, even.

Especially when it comes to physical displays of affection.

Public kisses turn to private confessions, and pretty soon, Carrie can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality.

Because if Ryan's just pretending he's in love with her, then why does the chemistry between them -- and between the sheets -- feel so real?

Carrie can't settle for almost, though. She's already done that. She's not putting her life on hold anymore.

Turns out Ryan won't, either.

He's holding out for more.

Thank You For Holding is a STANDALONE in the On Hold series. You do not need to have read book 1 in the series, but after reading about Carrie and Ryan’s friends-to-lovers adventure, you’ll want to. ;)

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  • Language: English
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Julia Kent and Elisa Reed are a powerful writing duo, which know how to write a captivating story. I loved Our options have changed and have desperately been waiting for the next book written by these two amazing authors. I was not disappointed when I was introduced to the story of Carrie and Ryan. I once again laughed, smiled and yelled at the kindle while reading this story and enjoyed the characters in the story once again.

Carrie was unlucky in love and got into situations that made me laugh so much. She was an incredible sweet character that didn’t know how great she really was. Se might not of been aware of Ryan’s feelings for her but she was a smart character that had a lot of unfortunate bad luck in her life with guys.

Ryan is the perfect book boyfriend that had me swooning so many times. He was incredibly sweet with the way that he treated Carrie, especially when her boyfriend dumped her. There were so many funny moments that Ryan was apart of that had me n tears from laughing so much. I absolutely adored Ryan so much.

Thank you for Holding on is about Carrie who has the perfect boyfriend until he leaves her for another man right before is sisters wedding, where Carrie is maid of honour. Not to be humiliated by the events that occurred, Carrie enlists Ryans help in pretending to be her boyfriend for the wedding.

Something you can expect from a Julia Kent and Elisa Reed story is many humorous and hot moments. I laughed so many times throughout this story and loved it so much. I adored all the characters within the story and definitely recommend this story to everyone.
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I loved it! Thank you for Holding is the second book in the On Hold series but it can be read as a stand alone.
In this book we have Ryan and Carrie's friends to lovers story! Great characters, hilarious moments and no cliffhangers.
I loved the short appearence of Declan and Shannon, two favourite characters from Julia Kent's Shopping for a Billioanaire series.
I totally reccomend this book. Can't wait to see what comes next in this series!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm calling these two one of my favorite dynamic duos 21 March 2017
By Sue O. - Published on
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I'm calling these two one of my favorite dynamic duos. Julia Kent and Elisa Reed knock it out of the park with this second installment in the On Hold series. We ask ourselves from the beginning how Carrie can be so darned smart on the one hand and so oblivious and obtuse on the other. But as we know, in reality and in fiction, everything happens for a reason. Ryan is hot, hot, hot but who knew that under all that hotness was an insecure man. He and Carrie are the best of friends...truly best friends. Can they ever be more? Do either of them want more? You are about to find out. Carrie is has a devastating breakup and Ryan jumps in to help her out. How far will he go to help her see that she is so much more than she believes she is and worth so much more than she thinks? I laughed so hard at some points and cried real tears at others. This book has it all, sensuality, silliness, and seriousness
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5.0 out of 5 stars who seems too good to be true 22 March 2017
By Meg Rey - Published on
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Thank You for Holding by Julia Kent and Elisa Reed. This is the second book of the new series called the “On Hold series”, it can be read as a Standalone for sure. This was the story of Carrie Shelton who is the Asst. Director of Design for “O” Spa and Ryan whom is one of the male strippers/dancer of the spa. Ryan and Carrie started working at the Spa within days of each other and became fast friends. Carrie has been in a long-term relationship with Jamey, who seems too good to be true. The two of them are getting ready to go away for Jamey’s sister’s wedding which they are both in. Out of the blue Jamey breaks up with Carrie and tells her that he is Gay. Carrie is a mess and doesn’t want to go to the wedding herself. Ryan being such a great best friend agrees to go to the wedding as Carrie’s boyfriend. This book did not have any violence in it and there was a good amount of sexual content. This book was very well written and was a very quick and easy read. I found myself laughing out loud many times. I absolutely loved this book and I highly recommend this book to all who love Romantic Comedies!

Favorite Quote:

“ ‘There. See? I am not a broken vagina.’ And she bursts into tears. I don’t know what the hell a broken vagina is, but I have a very unbroken cock tenting my pants right now.”

“‘What does radioactive mean?’ I quiz him. He shrugs. ‘I think it’s when you fart and get superpowers.’”

“’Mommy!’ he says as Darien continues the chant, ‘what happened to the caterpillar?’ ‘Caterpillar?’ ‘The one who lives on your legs. The one that’s so hairy all over from your knee to your toes.’”
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved! Loved! Loved! 22 March 2017
By Melanie Milburn - Published on
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Carrie has a pretty perfect life: a job at O Spa she truly enjoys, a boyfriend who's into cuddling and antiquing, and acapella, and a great best friend/work husband, Ryan, who loves to binge watch reality TV and eat pizza with her. It's so perfect, until it's not. The perfect boyfriend cold-heartedly breaks up with her on the phone weeks before his sister's wedding to run off with the man of his dreams. He's the best man and she's the maid of honor. Her friend Ryan comes to her rescue and offers to be her "boyfriend" for the wedding weekend so that she can save her pride and hopefully take away some of the awkward. Ryan is so good at faking it that she begins to wonder if it's for real. It feels real, really sexy and hot, but it can't be, right? Or can it? This is a wonderful friends to lovers story, with funny and well written characters that you love and want to find happiness. Such good feels from this! I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Friends Forever 22 March 2017
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Ryan is a master masseuse, with all the male beauty that means, for the O Salon in Boston. Carrie is a program designer in management at the same salon. They have been best friends for the two years they've worked together. But Carrie has a boyfriend, so Ryan's unrequited love has been simmering. When Carrie's boyfriend, Jamey, dumps her for all the wrong reasons, Ryan steps up. He "pretends" to be her boyfriend at the wedding where she's maid of honor and her ex is best man. He hopes to make his real feelings known. Miscommunication, interruptions and hilarity ensue, complete with cameos by Declan & Shannon McCormick at the wedding resort venue. But the true heart of the story is the inner dialogue of our two protagonists. Both wrestle with insecurities of their youth and families, those that haunt most of us into adulthood. Those insecurities amplify the ruse and increase the uncertainty of the budding relationship. Humorous situations create an enjoyable atmosphere throughout this book. Caring friends and family attuned to the situation created by our heroes help clarify a resolution that might otherwise be lost. Above all, this is a humorous, sexy and revelatory best friends to lovers story. Loved Ryan, a not so perfect but tender hunk, and Carrie, an imperfect but caring woman and their truly affecting story.
5.0 out of 5 stars Join Carrie and Ryan on wedding shenanigans and growing love 22 March 2017
By Shelley Peters - Published on
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What do you do when your boyfriend of two years tells you over a phone call that he is running off with someone else, oh, and by the way, he is gay? Your best friend, who is also his sister, has you both in the wedding party in a few weeks.

Carrie might have had blinders on for a bit, but she is a bright, loving and selfless woman. She works for O Spas along with her long time friend Ryan, who is a sexy masseur at O Spas.

Ryan was friend zoned while Carrie was in another relationship but he is very interested in her. He agrees to help her save face at the wedding by being her super sexy date. Lines start to blur and feelings for each other become all too real during the wedding celebrations. Can they trust each other enough to share how they really feel? Read this fun book to follow their roller coaster weekend and the fallout after.

Take one part O Spa junior designer, one part sexy, g-string clad masseur, blend fantasy and reality gently and end up with the fun and spicy Thank You for Holding.

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