Book Review: Hold On To Me by Karen Grey

Hold on to Me by Karen Grey

Carolina Classics (Book 2)

A Retro Romantic Comedy

Home Cooked Books (November 9, 2022)

Contemporary Women’s Fiction/ Friendship/1990s Beach Town/Retro RomCom



Fans of 1990’s movies like Swimming with Sharks and Beautiful Girls will love this throwback romantic comedy.

While Sullivan Calloway recuperates from a devastating accident at sea, the only employment he’s fit for is a job few have survived.

Time and tide wait for no man. Neither does Helen O’Neill. She’s spent years forging her own path in the movie business. Who cares if her latest assistant is a sight for sore eyes? Expectations cannot be lowered.
If he can’t keep up, he’ll be out on his very fine behind.

If only her heart would get the memo.

Don’t miss this slow-burn, boss-assistant, entertainment biz romance from USA Today bestselling author Karen Grey




This is such a fun series with the 90’s vibe. Has a varied cast of characters which is made up of five lifelong friends. The banter is fun and the story flows which makes it an easy read. It’s a reverse age-gap storyline. I liked how Sully & Helen were a bit opposite but were the right fit as each struggled through their own obstacles. Romantic, funny, and sizzling heat.

Each book in this series focuses on a different couple but all the story lines weave throughout the series. I really like this because I get a chance to really get to know the characters. I recommend reading the prequel novella first (I’ll Stand By You) so you get the friends background and then book 1, You Get What You Give.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (November 14, 2022)

Purchased copy

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KAREN GREY is the pen name for award-winning narrator Karen White. A stage, screen and radio drama actor in Boston, New York and Los Angeles in the late 20th century, she started recording books in 1999. Now back in her home state of North Carolina, she shares a home with her family and (probably) too many pets, where she continues to narrate audiobooks as well as make up stories.

The first three books in her Boston Classics series of retro romcoms released in 2020, with more to come in 2021. What I’m Looking For, #1 in the series is the winner of AudioFile Magazine’s Earphones Award, the NJ Romance Writers’ Put Your Heart in a Book contest and Hearts Through History’s Romance Through the Ages contest in the Modern History category.









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