Hold My Breath
Fractions of seconds can do lots of damage. One decision can ruin lives. A blink can be tragic. And loving a Hollister…can hurt like hell.
I would know.
They say the average person can hold their breath under water for two full minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger brother Evan be the one to shine.
Evan got the girl, and Will…he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.
The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister.
My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it was Will who pushed me. Will…who really knew me.
And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.
In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds—and what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp.
Okay, if you follow this blog you know I love me some Ginger Scott. Her stories are heartfelt, deep, and well written. Every. Time. So you can imagine my excitement when Hold My Breath hit my inbox. *Fangirl Down!*
The journey that Will and Maddy endure is filled with pain, lies, pressure, and love. My heart went through boot camp with this one: thumping, pounding, racing, stopping, doing… And a ton of other “-ings” that nearly amounted to death by emotional distress. But Ginger always gives her readers enough reprieve so they don’t actually die from a broken heart.
What kept this from 5 cups is the lack of surprise. I dunno why I wanted more, but I did. I had most of the “what?!” twists figured out before chapter three, and dang it, I hate that. But the MCs interactions and the way Ginger weaved her beautiful words more than made up for it.