Heavyweight fighter Denver Lewis plays real nice, but he doesn't share. That's why he's been avoiding top-notch flirt Cherry Peyton. But a man can only resist those lush curves for so long. Their encounter surpasses all his fantasies, bringing out protective urges that Cherry's about to need more than she knows…
Denver's combination of pure muscle and unexpected tenderness has been driving Cherry wild. Yet no sooner does she get what she's been craving than old troubles show up on her doorstep. And this time, Cherry can't hide behind a carefree facade. Because the man by her side is one who'll fight like hell to keep her safe…if only she'll trust him enough to let him…
While I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, I can say I loved the second book more. Holding Strong did have a bit of a mystery that had to unfold, but I felt like the chemistry and bond between Denver and Cherry went above and beyond what I am always looking for in a romance novel.
For as strong and kind as Denver is, he has a past that he's struggled to share with many people and even sharing it with Cherry doesn't come easy. Cherry was willing to share some things about her past but it took A LOT to get her to open up completely.
I didn't want to put this book down!
There's even a nice bonus scene for those that read the first book, No Limits or interested in seeing more from a different couple!
I love how all of the fighters watch out for their entire group. I'm very much looking forward to the other love stories that were set up in this book.
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I was provided with a copy of Holding Strong in exchange for my honest review.