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Hold Me Today

Written by: Maria Luis
Series: Put a Ring on It, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Rock bottom has never felt so good.  

At least, that's what I tell myself when I bargain with the enemy and score a renovation for my hair salon.   

The enemy? Nick Stamos, my best friend's older brother.   

He's got a body and face the Greek gods would envy, but his personality needs a major overhaul. He's surly. A rule follower. Did I mention he's seen me naked? I may have crushed on him for years, but the only place I want Nick swinging his hammer nowadays is at my salon. Except, he needs something in return...a fake girlfriend. And I'm just reckless enough to say yes. 

Hold Me Today is a steamy, slow-burn romance. It's the first audiobook in the highly anticipated Put A Ring On It series and can be listened to as a stand-alone.

©2019 Alkmini Books, LLC (P)2019 Alkmini Books, LLC

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  • Chrystal M Delgado
  • 2019-09-15

Perfection!!!

I just love everything about this book! I read it when it first came out and was super excited when I heard it was coming to audio! Patrick & Scarlette nailed Nick & MIna! I loved how well they hit every emotion and how well Scarlette brought out Mina's sass! It was perfection! This will be one book that I listen to over and over again! I can't wait hear the rest of the series!

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  • A.Fernandez
  • 2020-05-29

Mina and Nick

Talk about a slow burn, and a slow story. I liked the premise but it dragged on. I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it either. I just felt like it dragged on. Mina and Nick definitely have chemistry, they just couldn’t get it together.

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  • By The Bookcase
  • 2020-02-26

Beautiful story woven with love and self-discovery

Nick and Mina were absolutely riveting! I swear, every interaction between them felt so real I could visualize it perfectly in my head.

Mina is the bad girl to Nick's boy next door - an inversion of a classic trope that I absolutely loved! She's struggling to keep her dream from crashing down around her and with her sense of identity, while Nick is struggling with the fear that he will never find true love and with re-acclimating to life after a stint on a reality tv show leaves him battling intrusive media attention. It was beautiful to see Mina learn to slow down and exercise caution and restraint, and to see Nick relish breaking the rules for once (if only for Mina).

The voice acting here is superb - the Greek accents are spot on and you can *feel* the tension in their voices and the bite to their words when being sarcastic. I love everything about Hold Me Today - it is a quality romance with well-crafted characters, plenty of flirty banter, a heaping serving of laughter, and scorching hot scenes.

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  • Kait from MS
  • 2020-01-30

Can I give it eleventy stars?

Oh. My. God. I loved this so freaking much. Best friend’s older brother, fake relationship, carpenter hero, good guy boy scout kind of hero, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, big ass messy, loving family, a hero who is totally exactly what she needs and is there for her, a gutsy, independent shero, and all the feels. Maria Luis totally just popped open my brain and scooped out half of my favorite things and poured them all into this book. And Patrick Zeller as narrator? Wowsa. I've got a new male favorite voice. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.

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  • Whatever my name
  • 2020-01-22

Not sure what the fuss is about

I picked up this book because it had a good rating. Then I started reading it, I was bored. Interesting story, I'm sure if you can get past all the waffle in it. So many little things that have nothing to do with the story but just adds more time to the book. It needs a really good edit.

I wasn't sure about the narrators either. I haven't really listened to either of them before and don't' think I will rushing out to find more by them.

It was disappointing and for me, not worth the credit. I just couldn't finish it.

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  • P1965
  • 2020-01-10

too long but good story

The story was too long but good story overall. It took a while for me to connect with the main characters and at times, I was bored from listening. As the story progress, I started to like it. I used my credit for this and will return it because it is not worth keeping. This author was not new to me and I enjoyed her other stories. it was the reason I purchased this one. I didn't like enough to continue with the series so its my one stop shop. The performance was excellent. I would still recommend to romance fan. Enjoy if you choose to give this one a try.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-12-30

Really for Dom's voice

Loved everything but the "voice of DOM". Why did he need to sound like the stupid super Macho football player.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-12-22

Read and Listen!!!!

I read this book when it first came out and loved it so much I bought the audible. Now I am loving it all over again! Maria Luis picked the perfect people to narrate her book. Patrick Zeller and Scarlette Hayes did a wonderful job capturing the characters and making them come to life all over again for me. The Put A Ring On It series is such a fun read you will laugh and cry. I can’t wait to read and listen to more of Maria Luis books!

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  • Shannon Cole
  • 2019-11-24

Forbidden Love & Fake Relationship

This was my first time reading this author and I liked the story though some parts were slow. It’s definitely a slow-burn and has those enticing elements of the forbidden. Best friends brother and opposites attract.
It was also my first time listening to both of these narrators and I honestly enjoyed both.

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  • Michelle Sass
  • 2019-10-26

loved it

so far I e loved all 3 even though I read and listened to the backwards