Hold On (Play On, #2.5; Big Sky, #4.6) by Samantha Young

Hold On (Play On, #2.5; Big Sky, #4.6)

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Young… Autumn O’Dea has always tried to see the best in people while her big brother, Killian, has always tried to protect her from the worst. While their lonely upbringing made Killian a cynic, it isn’t in Autumn’s nature to be anything but warm and open. However, after a series of relationship disasters and the unsettling realization that she’s drifting aimlessly through li...

Details Hold On (Play On, #2.5; Big Sky, #4.6)

TitleHold On (Play On, #2.5; Big Sky, #4.6)
Release DateMar 12th, 2019
PublisherEvil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
GenreRomance, Novella, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

Reviews Hold On (Play On, #2.5; Big Sky, #4.6)

  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    4 Stars!(ARC provided by author) Autumn O'Dea is a 25 yr. old woman from Scotland who is now independently wealthy, but growing up had to fight for all the things that truly mattered. She has an overprotective big brother named Killian who would do anything for her, but lately she feels restless. She's been through a tough time lately, and could use some space from her life in Glasgow, so when her friends invite her to tag along on their annual h...
  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    4.5 Stars “I didn’t know,” I whispered. “I didn’t know it could be like this.” This novella ticked all the right romantic and passionate boxes for us. We love Samantha Young and Hold On gave us all the emotions she’s known for, in this beautiful, sweet and sexy read. Despite the length and the insta love aspect, we enjoyed every minute and it felt like a complete standalone story. “I think after everything you’ve been through, t...
  • Shayna
    “𝗜 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲’𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗺𝗲. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝘂𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜’𝗺 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗜 𝗵...
  • Bookphenomena (Micky)
    This book started off with so much promise but it demised into instalove in the space of two days. From love to forever in that time frame too. Just nope. Good narration.
  • Rachel
    Hold On was a sweet novella and whilst it wasn’t my favourite Samantha Young story, it was a very pleasant, if not far too short, read.If you’ve read As Dust Dances and, like me, you adored Autumn, this one is a must - I’m thrilled she got her own HEA and it was great to catch up with Killian and Skylar.https://raesxreviews.blogspot.com/201... ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Hold On was a sweet novella and whilst it wasn’t my favourite Samantha...
  • arissa
    I know this is a novella, but the romance was way to insta-love for my like. I don't usually mind this type of romance, but even I have limits. One single night of getting to know each other and the next night she already loves him?! The next day they're already saying 'I love you'. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?! This sucks 'cause I liked Autumn in As Dust Dances, and I really wanted to like this novella.Ugh! Now I want to reread As Dust Dances! A...
  • AJ
    “We stumbled onto something special ... We would be fools to turn our backs on it when other folks aren’t so lucky.”4 super romantic, swoony stars!I loved this book!! It’s a quick read, but it’s a beautifully romantic, swoony love story that swept me off my feet with its sweetness and intensity. Grayson King is one helluva romantic hero, and I was lost in a world of swoon throughout this gorgeous little story – and with his sweeping d...
  • Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
    4.5 Stars “I didn’t know,” I whispered. “I didn’t know it could be like this.” This novella ticked all the right romantic and passionate boxes for us. We love Samantha Young and Hold On gave us all the emotions she’s known for, in this beautiful, sweet and sexy read. Despite the length and the insta love aspect, we enjoyed every minute and it felt like a complete standalone story. “I think after everything you’ve been through, t...
  • Lynsey A
    This was a cute story but not my fave short story of Samantha's. Still a cute read. I always enjoy her books and look forward to the next one. The hero reminded me a bit of Braden, minus the Scottish accent. My Rambling Things I Thought: The way they meet is hilarious You know a guy really likes you when he still wants to date you after you knee him in the balls (on accident) Those blue eyes held me utterly captive as he replied, “Woman, you’...
  • Maree Repa
    Five Amazing StarsFalling In LoveI was absolutely thrilled to receive book 2.5, Ply On. Written by the amazing and wonderful author, Samantha Young. Such another breathtaking tale with the most exciting characters that I have ever read. It was certainly one of my complete favourite series I have ever enjoyed!I was also thrilled to now read 4.6, Big Sky by the exciting and magnificent, Kristen Proby’s. I have so enjoyed all of her most beautiful...
  • Isha Coleman
    Hold On (Play On, #2.5; Big Sky, #4.6) by Samantha Young Hold Onputs emotions to the test. From a bond between siblings to a romance in the works, Young takes on love at it's most challenging and ends up Inspiring. Autumn is learning about herself. An optimist in a world of cynicism, she needs a bit of distance to follow her heart. That distance leads her into the arms of Grayson. Her heart tells her, he could be the man of her dreams, her mind h...
  • Sapir Englard
    "Men like him never bother women""I will never touch another man's woman""You are my woman"I can't. I used to love you, Samantha Young, but I can't do this anymore.Chauvinistic? Check.Insta-love? Check.Romanticizing creepiness? Check.Mary Sue? Check.Enough is enough.
  • Teora Leauanae
    Too insta Insta-LoveWaaaay too quick to be believable or romantic. I believe in love at first sight but this was more like two drop dead gorgeous people falling in deep lust without really testing their relationship skills.
  • Rebecca
    Even though, I’ll admit, I’m not usually a romance reader who enjoys love at first sight story lines, the way that Samantha Young develops Autumn O’Dea and Grayson King’s instant attraction into a kismet-like connection, exploring what it is about each other that they can’t seem to and don’t want to let slip away, I was completely sold on their desire and need for one another, and let me tell you, the more time these two spend togethe...
  • Jasmine Reynolds
    So disappointed. Way too much repetition, the book seemed thrown together. It had so much potential. I love Autumn but I don’t think this book did her justice. She deserved a longer more in depth story.
  • Nancy
    I feel bad for the low review, but there is really no point to this book. There are some authors who can adjust their writing and get a whole story in a novella and that is not what happened here. Most of the book was either in Autumn's head over dramatizing things or insta love between the two leads. Nothing much really happens at all, there is no plot, no ups and downs. Just not enough story for my liking. The only part I did enjoy was seeing K...
  • Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
    After reading Play On by Samantha Young, I was thrilled to learn that Autumn O’Dea would be getting her own story. The fact that it would be a crossover with Kristen Proby’s Big Sky Series and the hero would be Grayson King? *Insert fangirling here* These are two of my all-time favorite authors so getting a Samantha Young book set in a world I already know and love, featuring characters created by Kristen Proby, is definitely cause for excite...
  • Amanda
    MehOk so I RARELY give 2 stars but I’m struggling here not to give 1. I feel like because this was a crossover novel is why it felt so NOT like Young’s other books. And I have read most of them. Basically I don’t get why these people were together. His ridiculous way he spoke, there was NOTHING interesting about these two. Ugh. And I really like her other books. I know I know it’s romance. But you can still have a killer story with romanc...
  • Quinn's Quippy Quotes
    "You believe in 'the one'?"Gray swallowed, almost as if he was nervous. "I do now."I am a HUGE fan of Sam's Play On series. The books are heart wrenchingly beautiful and I can't get enough, so I was so excited to see that Autumn was going to get her own little tale.I'm usually not a big fan of stand alone novellas, because I never feel completely satisfied. I always end up feeling short changed because I didn't get the full story. Well that is de...
  • Lisa Mandina
    Maybe 3.5 stars. This was a very sweet, very short story. I loved Autumn and Gray. It was harder for Autumn to give in to love having been through what we know she dealt with from her part in As Dust Dances. Gray was all about getting her to give him a chance though. And he went after her full speed. Which makes sense, Autumn was only in the area on a holiday. I liked how Gray was able to help her figure out what she really wanted to do now that ...
  • PP's Bookshelf
    In "Hold On", Samantha Young crossed off almost everything in my "what makes a romance great" checklist. A sweet, beautiful, compassionate and real heroine. An arrogant, confident , protective, sexy and rugged alpha mountain man. The fairy tale like snowy setting of Cunningham Falls with all the small town charm of big hearted friends. A beautiful and heartwarming tale of taking chances and never letting go. And I was all in! Autumn is visiting t...
  • Romance Schmomance (Malia)
    Kristen Proby's Crossver collection has been just a joy to read! Obviously I'm constantly begging for more with these novellas, but Samantha did a wonderful job with this cozy and sexy read.Once Autumn pommels into Grayson King on the slopes, it was darn right near impossible to love this swoony and ever romantic hero that Samantha has written. Autumn needed a break from everyone and figure herself out. And off to Montana she went to find all of ...
  • Aaly
    3.5 stars!Review to come ** ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. ** This novella was a condensed of sweetness and hotness. Autumn was far from imagined that she would find anything coming to another country. She just wanted to find herself, after a few disastrous relationship that would have ended badly, all she needed was a place in the mountains when she would find some quiet and peace. Until she met Gray on the slopes but ...
  • Pam Nelson
    Oh, be still my heart. I do love when Samantha gives us these bonuses! Autumn, we meet back in As Dust Dances, she is Killian O’Dea’s sister this was one HEA I was hoping we would get! It is set in the Big Sky universe and now that I heard Sips and Drips again I miss judged that it wasn’t in the same world. (That was the Racheal Van Dyken book) Back to Hold On Oh My God, Grayson and his words just swoon, my god, he is exactly who Autumn nee...
  • Jessica
    So damn good!! This Kristen Proby Crossover Series is just perfect! This is my first Samantha Young book and I’m now planning on reading the rest of the books in the Play On Series too! If you love Samantha Young and her Play On series, read this! There are some sweet scenes with Killian and Skylar and it makes me so excited to read their book. If you are, like me, a true Kristen Proby fan you’ve got to read this one!! We all love the King Me...
  • Moon Love
    4.25 stars!
  • Danielle S.
    I know there’s pain...why do you lock yourself up in these chains? Oh, my bad. It’s not that “Hold On” haha but I love it just as much!!!! Autumn is on vacation from life. She’s not had the best go of it and needs a beak. So she third wheels on her bestie’s romantic getaway not ever expecting to get knocked on her ass (literally) over a hot mountain man. But, alas...she did. By Grayson King. All perfect male specimen. Y’all! This lo...
  • Manoela
    3.8 Stars Hold On is a short, sweet, non-drama book that provided a light and romantic reading on this cross-over between authors Samantha Young and Kristen Proby. And though book is a cliché and an instant love (which I confess I'm not much fan of) it was a sweet, sexy and light reading.I Received an unreleased copy of this book .
  • Billy
    Perfect beginning!What a refreshing romantic quick read! Can’t wait for more! Loved the juxtaposition between the two protagonists and their families!