Thursday, 13 November 2014

***Review Tour - Don't Let Go by Nona Raines - 3.5 Stars - Out Now***

***Review Tour***

Don't Let Go by Nona Raines
Out Now!!!


Annalee wants a no-strings fling. Eric's all about the strings. Twelve years ago, when Eric Sorenson's date dumped him right before the Senior Prom, his older sister’s best friend stepped in to save him from total humiliation. He never forgot Annalee or what she did for him that night…or the kiss they shared. He wants Annalee, and if he has his way, they'll take up where they left off. And this time, he won't let go. After a messy divorce, Annalee's not looking forward to her high school reunion. She's shocked when Eric appears at her door ready to return the favor and play escort. Gone is the inexperienced boy with a severe stutter—he's a striking, confident man. The memory of the kiss they shared rekindles an attraction that never died, and she's been on her own for a year. Isn't she entitled to kick loose and have a let's-go-crazy night?

My Review
3.5 Grown Up Stars
Don’t Let Go is the first book I have read by this author, I was lucky enough to have been given a copy in exchange for an honest review so here goes....

This is quite a traditional romance and really reminded me of the romances I used to steal off my mom as a kid.

This is more of a novella length story but it manages to not try to fit in too much info into a short amount of words.

I liked both Annalee and Eric but I don’t feel like I particularly engaged with either of them.
This whole story has quite a classy, grown up feel to it but I missed a bit of silliness.

I liked the idea that Eric had a crush on Annalee since high school but I needed a bit more passion from them.

They were a sweet couple but I didn’t feel the passion and intensity between them that I had hoped for.

As daft as this may sound I’m in my thirties and I still felt like I was reading my mom’s book... I just didn’t relate to the story.

My mom would enjoy this book, so would my mother in law and don’t get me wrong its a nice easy read perfect for a night in front of the fire with a glass of wine.

To be fair this is a sweet book, it’s well written and I’m glad it’s got a happily ever after but it just didn’t float my boat 3.5 stars.


Eric’s voice pulled her from thoughts of her past. Of her failed marriage. “Dee says you 
don’t go by Donovan anymore.”

She gave him a tight little smile. “That’s right .I’m Annalee Mondello again. Right back 
where I started.”

“No, you’re not. You’re light years away from the girl I took to my senior prom.”

“Oh.” She could hardly recall the girl who’d been so sure her life would unfold perfectly, 
complete with a romance novel ending. She’d have the right job, the right man, the ideal life. 
How silly and naïve she’d been.

“She was a pretty young girl,” he said. “Who’s become a beautiful woman.” His words were simple, matter of fact. He wasn’t trying to shine her on or butter her up. She turned her head to hide her trembling lips. Of course he didn’t mean the compliment literally. But too few men understood what those words meant to a woman. What a balm they were to a bruised soul.

They’d reached the park’s playground area, which was deserted this morning. Seizing the chance to change the topic, she gestured to the swing set. “I used to love the swings.”

“When was the last time you were on one?”

She laughed. “Not since I was a kid.”

“Sit down,” he urged. “I’ll push you.”

It was ridiculous. “I’m too big.”

“No, you’re not. Those seats look plenty strong enough to hold an adult.”

Rolling her eyes, she plunked down on an empty swing. Eric tied Bobo’s leash to the slat of a nearby bench. 

Eric stood behind her. “Ready?”

She stifled a giggle and gripped the chains. Was she really doing this? “Ready.”

He started out slow, with a solid push, but quickly built up steam. Soon, Annalee was flying, her toes pointed toward the clouds. Eric knew what he was doing, pushing the seat. Together they achieved a perfect rhythm that was almost hypnotizing. No matter how high she sailed, he was at her back. He’d never let her go too far. 

But they fumbled when a child’s voice piped up. “Hey, mister, can you push me, too?”

About the Author

Nona Raines Nona Raines is a former librarian who lives in upstate New York with her many pets. She’s currently working on her next novel between walking the dog and shooing the cats off the laptop. Her erotic romances are published with The Wild Rose Press and Loose Id. Her transgender romance His Kind of Woman was nominated for the 2014 DABWAHA sponsored by the Dear Author and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books review blogs. Her most recent work is the erotic romance novella Read to Me.




Nona Raines

Thanks so much for taking time to read and review the story. I really appreciate it. :-)