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Review: Why I Held Your Hand by Augusta Reilly



Blurb from Goodreads:
Laura Delaney loves her small mountain hometown of North Powell with its quaint charm, stately Victorian homes and surrounding hiking trails. Unfortunately, when it comes to attracting travel dollars, it can no longer compete with the flashy hot springs and ski slopes of nearby competitors.

That’s why she hires a hotshot marketing team to figure out how to inject the old magic back into North Powell’s sagging tourist trade. What she doesn’t expect is for the team to include David Harper. Smart, funny, handsome, and amazing in bed, he’s the perfect man. All she needs to do now is keep their relationship under wraps until the project is over.

But that’s easier said than done when she’s assigned to work with Spence Markham, the company’s offbeat “idea man” and David’s professional nemesis. When Spence suggests hosting a Dickens Festival to revitalize the town’s once-booming holiday season, Laura is thrilled. She’s even more thrilled when Spence falls in love with Powell House, the dilapidated Victorian that Laura hopes to renovate and turn into a town museum. But is Spence falling in love with her as well?

As the Festival nears, Laura’s feelings for both men intensify. Her relationship with David has only gotten better—and hotter—and yet she finds herself counting down the days until she can see Spence again.

Soon, what started as a simple assignment becomes a tale of two possible futures. But which one will Laura choose? 
My Review:
 
This was interesting !  It was more explicit than I was expecting because all of the interactions were super sweet and then this steamy scene would just be thrown in and it felt off.  Also, there was definitely an issue because (I presume) a UK author was trying to write in a US mountain setting.  Since I live in the mountains, there was definitely a disconnect in the author trying to accurately describe the US.  That being said, I did enjoy this.

Why I Held Your Hand came out earlier this month on October 23, 2020, and you can purchase HERE.  This was different, but good!
It was the night we hiked to the hot springs. You were watching the sunset. I was looking at you, and all of a sudden I thought you were the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen, and that I could never lover anyone or anything more than you.

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