Lauren Reynolds wanted only two things in life—to run her father’s horse breeding business and Colt Matthews. Fearing Colt would take her position within the family business, she tried to push him far away from her heart.


When life could no longer keep Lauren and Colt apart, their two worlds became one. Every second of every moment, they spent together. Their love bloomed into something neither of them imagined—a bond so strong Lauren and Colt believed nothing would ever stand in their way.


However, life threw a cruel twist into Colt and Lauren’s planned happily ever after. Will fate let them live out the life they dreamed of, or will one of them be left alone, lost and angry?

“I’ll spend forever holding you … even if it’s only in my memory.”





Peeking over to Colt, my stomach dropped. The way he was looking at Mireya had my insides turning all gooey. His hand came up as he pushed her hair back and chuckled. “She has so much hair, you could put those little Velcro bows in it.”
Dear God. He knew about the little Velcro bows? My heart was gonna explode. He kept talking and my insides kept melting. “Wow! Her eyelashes are so long.” Glancing at me quickly, he gave me a wink. “Isn’t she so precious?”
If I hadn’t been holding the baby, I would have dropped to the floor and told Colt to take me. The throbbing between my legs was unreal. I was ready to blow off this little party Grace had organized and take Colt back to my house and have my wicked way with him.
Licking my lips, I couldn’t pull my eyes from Colt, who was now gazing down at Mireya and talking baby talk to her.
I felt someone come up next to me. Hot breath was next to my ear as Grace whispered, “Don’t even think about it.”






* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 “Oh My Glitter” Stars ~

Talk about a sweet and romantic love story….That is what Colt and Lauren’s story is.

Holding You is the third book in Kelly Elliott’s Love Wanted in Texas Series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but to get the full feeling of all the characters, you should read this series in order. All the past characters and even the future characters play such huge parts in each of these books.

As with all Kelly’s books, she gave us a story full of love, romance, swoon worthy moments, laughs, and even some heartache. But as always she ends the book on a happy note and you can’t help but smile. I have to be honest….this book took me by surprise. It felt a little different from her other books, in that there really wasn’t a whole lot of drama in this story. Usually Kelly adds some major drama and characters that we hate to her stories, but she didn’t with this one. The only reason I can think of was because Lauren and Colt had a lot of their drama is Saving You (Book 2). This book was really their HEA. I thought it was great that we got to see them so happy together and able to be a stable couple. I will say that, while I was reading this story, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, but I am happy to say that nothing happened. Yes Colt and Lauren had some bumps along the way, but they got through them together 🙂

This book was a fairly quick read. Once I started the book I had a hard time putting it down. I love Kelly’s writing because she creates such lovable and relatable characters. You can’t help but get sucked into their stories and feel like you are a part of their lives.
I also love that she brings in all the other characters, from this series and her Wanted Series. Even with all the other characters in this story, this book was very much Colt and Lauren’s story. She really didn’t put any other sub plots in this book. Yes we do get the epilogue that sets up the next book and couple in this one, (which I am so EXCITED to read) but I was glad the focus stayed on Colt and Lauren.

So if you are a fan of Kelly Elliott’s and her Wanted Series or are just someone looking for that sweet, fun, fairytale romance story, then you will want to read this book!!! And as in the Wanted series…..Kelly Elliott knows how to create a sweet talking, panty melting Cowboy for a hero in the story. If you loved Gunner in Wanted, then you are going to LOVE Colt in Holding You….it truly is like father like son 😉 There are also some scenes that will for sure melt your panties and leave you breathless 😉





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Kelly Elliott is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has
a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and
dreams for some unknown reason…he claims it’s because he loves her!
She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly
asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone
sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.
In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner
overlooking the Texas hill country and write.
One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her
property with Gus….her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose,
her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush,
move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find
her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.


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