Hold Me Close - Vanessa Vale

Hold Me Close

By Vanessa Vale

  • Release Date: 2017-08-10
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 85 Ratings)


Rachel wants one thing in life, a family of her own. But she’s not going to get it without a man. Or can she?

They may have ruined their chances in the past, but Matt and Trevor know Rachel’s the woman for them. When they discover her plans, they tell her they’ll give her exactly what she wants. The old fashioned way. Because once they get their hands on her, they’ll hold her close and never let go.

Warning: Panty melting! Hold Me Close is book 4 in the wildly dirty series where two obsessed alpha cowboys give the woman of their dreams exactly what she desires. This standalone HEA is all about her - no M/M.


  • When one sexy cowboy isn't enough, Vanessa Vale brings you two...

    By Kristie Koste
    Hold Me Close By: Vanessa Vale ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Review by Kristie K When one sexy cowboy isn't enough, Vanessa Vale brings you two… Rachel has a soul deep yearning for a child of her own. With all of her siblings in happy relationships, with children of their own, she wonders if she will ever have a family of her own. With the only recent action in her life being a bad date, and an embarrassing encounter with her new boss, Rachel decides she is going to have a baby…on her own. Imagine her shock when the men of her dreams bring her plans to a screeching halt, by confessing their desire to provide her with not only the family she desires…but everything else too. Hold Me Close is the fourth installment of the Bridgewater County series by Vanessa Vale, and focuses on Rachel Andrews and the two devastating cowboys that want to give her the world. Rachel is amazing, down-to-earth, and gorgeous, with a huge heart and sweet smile. She is so easy to love, and someone you want to know. So relatable, she’s the girl you want to be…or the girl you want to be best friends with. Matt is the tall dark and handsome to Ethan’s tall, bright, and gorgeous. Though we got to know more about Matt in this story, both men are equally dashing, charming, and panty-melting. The character development is good, though I would have loved to learn more about the men. The plot and storyline are unique in their genre, and well executed. I truly enjoyed the story and the characters. I will be looking into the previous books in the story, as well as looking forward to the upcoming installments as well. Kristie K
  • 4/5 stars

    By Reckless Readers
    Weird but ordinary dynamic for relationships for this town. Your first glimpse of Matt is when Rachel approached him the barn after a radio. He pretty much tells her to get lost when all she wanted to do was introduce herself to her new boss…. The readers opinion of Matt his a low here no matter how hot he is. Rachel just lets him have it and walks up. So this makes tensions in the office high especially when Ethan gets thrown in the mix and is trying to defuse the tensions. Rachel has this fear of intimacy that makes getting close to her hard. When the boys realize that she’s going to go to a fertility clinic they finally pull out the big guns. It’s hot and heavy for a while but Rachel is not so easily won over. Matt has to step up his game if they want this firecracker. It’s hot, heavy and explosive but oh so delicious!
  • Fun story

    By Becky Baldridge
    Hold Me Close is a quick read, easily finished in a couple of hours. It's fast-paced and overall, a fun story, but it does require quite the suspension of belief. I'm not talking about the menage part of this story - I knew that going in and while I'm pretty sure it doesn't happen quite so often, I can enjoy the story. My problem was with how fast this romance took off. I'm not a huge fan of instalove, but usually expect it in a book of this length. This one, however, was even faster than the norm for our cowboys, Matt and Ethan. Instant attraction, I could've been fine with, but one look and knowing she's the one is a bit much. Rachel's complete acceptance of this once it's revealed to her was another irksome detail for me. She did at least know a little something about them at that point, more than I can say for the heroes of this tale. It is a fun story and light on the drama, the characters are likable, the story flow is good, and the sex is over-the-top hot. Oh, and two sexy cowboys! If instant, and I do mean instant, love with lots of steamy goodness is something you enjoy, then this one is for you.
  • Cowboy bosses? Yes, please!

    By BexAnders
    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. This yummy addition to the Bridgewater County series goes a little outside town to a Resort Ranch. This sexy trio has added heat in their relationship since Rachel is sleeping with her bosses! Ethan and Matt have some obstacles to overcome before they can truly make Rachel theirs, despite their steamy encounters, so enjoy the ride! I really like this series and the variety the author offers in her storylines. Hold Me Close is a great addition and I highly recommend it!