Did in the first book to make me fall for him but whatever it was he wasn t doing it in this oneOk I take that back He was pretty awesome in this one ust didn t have that swoonish vibe coming off him as he did in EMBRACE I did however love the addition of Reed and Caden Man those dudes added the hotness to the story How Madison was able to withstand their charming ways is beyond me Ok so maybe she didn t totally withstand themAnyhow back to the review at hand I absolutely loved the first book and now I am head over heels for this one HOLD TIGHT was engaging engrossing and absolutely amazing The storyline was addictive and I uickly and sweetly inhaled it Colyer is a fantastic author who expertly brought together the world of witches and faeries in this awesome story And the only thing I have left to say isI NEED MORE I 100% recommend this story to any and all who enjoy a good witchfaerie read I found it incredibly hard to put this one down and enjoyed every second of it while I was reading it Looking forward to work by Colyer in the future CAUTION This review contains some spoilersWitches and Faeries and Demons oh myHOLD TIGHT a fast paced YA paranormal romance runs the gamut from steamy romance to chilling suspense Cherie Colyer s seuel to EMBRACE makes one point clear paranormal male leads have got it going on As a new witch Madison needs to learn how to control her powersEvery time she kisses Isaac the magic within her strikes out Bam And folks electro shocked lips are NOT attractiveUnfortunately with schoolwork household chores and caring for her younger brother Chase while dad works Madison s practice time is next to nil And she d like to really kiss Isaac preferably without the painful burnsSo she steals a spell from Isaac s book Just a small one To summon a helper faerieThis simple selfish act unleashes the biggest karmic butt kicking Madison could have ever imaginedPoor MadisonAt first she thinks all is okay A beautiful faerie arrives and cleans her house Madison even befriends Brea lending her clothes so she can explore the human realm But Brea didn t arrive alone Her brother Reed came too And Reed wants Madison badly See getting Madison to choose him over Isaac would be Reed s ultimate revenge after their stand off months beforeReed s plan is simple trick Madison into consuming addictive Fae food and then yank her off to the Faery courtforever Fighting off Reed s advances reuires all of Madison s strength and Isaac s ingenuity But Reed didn t settle for a single front attack he s tempting Chase as well Madison realizes this An Audience of Artists: Dada, Neo-Dada, and the Emergence of Abstract Expressionism just before crashing the family car and injuring Chase In desperation Madison enlists the aid of a crossroads demon to save her brother s lifeReed s seduction of Madison escalates and her coven s attempts to expel him are fruitless Will Madison have no choice except to leave her family and love behindBy holding tight to those she loves Madison develops the strength to defeat ReedIust love how Colyer keeps the story turning There s a missing girl two new hunks and a love suarethat s gotta be twice as hot as a love triangle And yet Madison controls her own fate throughout Hold Tight is the second book in the Embrace Series by Cherie Colyer Things are finally settling down after the events that occurred in book Embrace Book 1 or at least as much as things can settle down when you are a witch Isaac is helping Madison develop her powers and they are working really hard on trying to help Madison be able to reel in her power so they can kiss without shocking the daylights out of one another After reading one of Isaac s book Madison decides she is going to cast a little spell to get some help around the house with her chores since she is busy watching her little brother Chase so much Well she ends up getting a lot than she bargains for to say the least Little does Madison know but her actions set have off a seuence of events that results in the disappearance of her friend and puts her as well as those she loves in danger Meanwhile there are two new hotties on the scene Caden and Reed who prove to both be far than ordinary humans Isaac also has a history with Reed that doesn t help things one bit As Madison tries to resist the "power that she is slowly losing herself to Isaac and her friends Josh and Kaylee are doing everything that can to "that she is slowly losing herself to Isaac and her friends Josh and Kaylee are doing everything that can to it Then things really begin to get nasty and Madison finds herself in precarious and dangerous position having to make a decision on how much she is willing to sacrifice in order to safe someone she loves What remains to be seen is ust how much this decision will cost her in the long runI really enjoyed Embrace and have been looking forward to reading Hold Tight Cherie Colyer takes us on another suspenseful ourney with Madison Isaac and their friends into the world of the supernatural where magic is abundant and supernatural beings walk and live among humans seemingly normal yet far from it I like Madison s character She is still learning about magic and her powers She messes up but she is also determined to correct her mistakes and progresses to being uite the heroine Isaac is the hottie boyfriend who is also the most powerful in their coven He cares for Madison deeply and is willing to do whatever it takes to protect her We are introduced to a couple of new characters in Hold Tight Caden and Reed who are really hot themselves but both are also very different and very dangerous in their own right The romance between Isaac and Madison is continuing to grow and progress to the next level both physically and emotionally and
I ENJOYED SEEING WHERE THE AUTHOR enjoyed seeing where the author them and their relationship Then there is the matter of Caden and Reed the mysterious and dangerous hotties who pose a threat to Isaac and Madison s relationship as well as to Madison s future Cherie Colyer has delivered a great seuel that is filled with action suspense and romance and is both thrilling and entertaining If you are a paranormal romance fan then this is a fun series that you may want to check outuotes Lip locking with a supernatural hottie to save your little brother doesn t count as kissing You sure you re not Aristotle's Rhetoric: An Art of Character just trying to get into my pants Ioked but I was already trying to figure out what one wears to a detox session in her boyfriend s dungeon like bedroom Oh my god Madison what is with you and non human guys Three stupid pieces of chocolate can t mean a lifetime away from the people I love Tears streamed down my face and my body trembled I don t
Want To Forget What I Have Here I Won T to forget what I have here I won t that happen to youI want it The candy I whispered ashamed to admit it out loud and scared to death because the ache in my stomach was a hunger I d never felt before Even though I know what it is I can t stop thinking about it Also posted on Rally the Readers A copy was provided for review for a blog tourI really enjoyed reading Cherie Colyer s Embrace last year and I was thrilled when I heard that there was going to be a seuel Embrace was such a fresh take on witches and magic and I loved how the book slowly revealed what sort of paranormal activity was going on The mystery element was so much fun and I looked forward to seeing what kinds of surprises awaited me in Hold TightMadison Isaac Kaylee and Josh are all back and I really love the friendship between the four of them Just as Embrace Ate disappears soon afterwards Madison discovers she's the next victim of a threat she's powerless to resistand there’s nothing it won’t kill to make her surrender Caught in the crossfire between two dashing but deadly creatures Madison must figure out which one to trust and how to rid her world of the other before one of them destroys her and everyone she cares about. .
Great seuel to Embrace Full of YA sweetness sexyness and supernatural fun Well as fun as vindictive faeries clashing witch powers and ambiguously evil demons can be In a word A story full of intriguing supernatural creatures with a delicious blend of conjuring romance and secrets snappy dialog and characters that will make you smileMild spoilers if you haven t read the first bookI was so looking forward to reading Cherie s follow up to Embrace and I wasn t disappointed Hold Tight continues the story of Madison and her friends right after she has discovered she has powers and when the story opens she s still learning how to use and control them I love the sense of family and friendship in Cherie s stories Not only do Madison and her close friends help and support each other but they also form a coven and combine their powers when they use magic Cherie adds a sense of fun to her stories that Anthropology as Cultural Critique: An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences just makes me smile Yes there is danger and tension and bad guys but the overall flavor of Hold Tight is one ofoyfulness The author takes things further with this installment by introducing some slightly unsavory magical characters who put our leading lady Madison in somewhat of a pickleMadison is overwhelmed with school friends and family life Since her father s been working overtime she s been charged with caring for her six year old brother and doing housework She decides to try summoning a fairy to help her clean the house and that s when the trouble begins Even though Madison changes her mind and doesn t finish the spell something manages to slip through anyway a seemingly benevolent and charming fairy named Brea But when Madison s friend Natalie suddenly goes missing she begins to wonder exactly what got in when she read that spell Now it s up to Madison her boyfriend Isaac and friends Kaylee and Josh to find Natalie before someone else disappears And it s not going to be easy as Madison struggles to keep her family safe and herself from falling prey to a mysterious boy named ReedLet s talk about the characters first Madison is Anaphora and Conceptual Structure just the type of protagonist I can relate to she s a mostly happy go lucky girl with an adorable boyfriend a hard working father and loyal friends But she s not perfect She sust begun to figure out her powers and she makes mistakes all the time Madison reminds me a lot of Willow from Joss Whedon s Buffy the Vampire Slayer in Season One and Two when Willow has Between Silences just started practicing witchcraft and all her spells are going wrong And even though she s happy with Isaac and their growing relationship she s intrigued and even tempted by the arrival of two mysterious boys in town Reed and CadenMadison and Isaac have a very uniue problem whenever they try to kiss Madison s powers go haywire and she winds up shocking him Which makes make out sessions very challenging I loved that twist to their relationship and how they handle itMy other favorite character is Caden a new and mysterious boy in town When he first appears at school he s practically stalking Madison Plus he smokes so she s immediately turned off by that habit But I loved Caden s role in the story and little by little Madison realizes that Caden can offer her something that no one else can This event hopefully sets up some possible scenarios for the next bookCherie adds lots of fairy lore to her story and if you ve ever read anything about fairies you will know right away where she s going with her plot I thought the mixture of witchcraft and fairy lore was so well done and the author weaves the two together seamlessly Andust wait until you find out what Caden is and no I won t spill the beansThe only thing I thought could have used development was the relationship between Madison and Brea the fairy I felt Madison let Brea into her life way too easily and trusted her way too readily since Brea comes and goes whenever she wants wears Madison s clothes and sleeps in her bed I did love the friendship they seemed to have but it was Betrayals just a little too sudden for meThe story resolves almost everything at the end and leavesust enough wiggle room for another book in the series I ve really come to love these characters and I look forward to reading about Madison and her friends And as for Cherie Colyer I will read anything she writesMany thanks to the author and publisher for supplying a review copy Hold Tight by Cherie ColyerBook 2 The Embrace SeriesSource AuthorOmnific PublishingRating 4 5 starsRound two of Cherie Colyer s Embrace series opens with a very stressed out Madison trying to figure out how she is ever going to balance everything in her life The house is a mess her dad is working later and later all the time her school work is seriously lacking and her younger brother is always in need of supervision Add to all of this the fact that "Madison and Isaac can t kiss for than twenty three seconds at "and Isaac can t kiss for than twenty three seconds at time because she can t hold back her powers well enough to keep from zapping Isaac and you sort of have a recipe for disaster What is a young witch to doIsaac still the leader of the Fearsome Four coven has spent countless hours helping Madison learn how to properly and safely use and control her powers After all getting zapped every time you kiss your girlfriend is so not cool More importantly as Isaac has explained time and time again for some witches giving into the darkness and abusing ones powers is Betrayals: The Unpredictability of Human Relations just easier than learning proper control and restraint While Madison completely understand staying away from the darkness she needs help and one little spell can t cause that much trouble right More importantly what Isaac doesn t know can t hurt him right And so after a particularly funny conversation around the dinner table at Isaac s house Madison determines that it is in her best interest to summon a fairy to help her manage the house and her chores Shortly after completing her spell Brea a beautiful fairy from the Seelie court appears and the house has never looked better Further Madison s dad finally admits to needing help with the business and hires not one but two new employees For the first time in ages Madison feels like she has a bit of breathing room It s time to be a proper teenagerExcept The big news around town is the story of a missing teenage girl a girl whoust happens to be friends with Madison and the rest of the Fearsome Four All anyone knows is that she had a secret admirer and was not seen again after dropping her best friend off at home after a party Searches turn up nothing but an abandoned car and understandably everyone is freaking out As
FF delve deeper into disappearance of their friend they discover that magic most certainly was involved but even Isaac can t understand how That is until Madison fesses up to having summoned a fairy At this point all Hell breaks loose and Madison finally begins to truly understand how critical it is that she understands and controls her use of magic Not only has Madison irrevocably harmed herself in the summoning of the fairy but also her family and her friends No spoilers you ll ust have to read this one for yourselves TheThe FF Delve Deeper Into
Bottom Line Hold Tight IsLine Hold Tight is better than Embrace with character development the addition of new and slightly surprising characters seriously cool magic a intense plot line and a pace that really doesn t slow down from beginning to end There is absolutely no so. What’s one little spellWhen you’re new to magic one spell can be the difference between getting what you wantand ruining the lives of everyone you loveSixteen year old Madison has ust embraced her magical powers The trick now is learning how to control them She and her boyfriend and fellow witch can’t even enjoy a simple kiss without getting shocked when their powe. .
Pho slump here and by the end of the read I was absolutely ready to dive into book number three yep the one that doesn t exist yet Colyer has hit a homerun with both this book and this series and I am excited to see what kind of mayhem the Fearsome Four get into the next time around This review and on My Book AddictionHold Tight picks up a month after Embrace ends Things are finally back to normal in Madison s life Well as normal as can be expected after learning she s a natural witch With their coven four strong Isaac Josh Kaylee and Madison spend their days practicing their craft Madison s biggest problem is that she can t kiss Isaac without sparks flying literally She must learn to reign in her powers to keep them from colliding with Isaac s or she s never going to get than a feather soft peck on the lips Oh such is the life of a teenage witch Ha But her problems grow exponentially when she decides to cast a little spell on her own She was stuck doing everything ever since her dad became overloaded with work constantly babysitting her younger brother Chase and always getting behind on her chores not to mention the need to still pass high school She Bitter Choices: Blue-Collar Women in and out of Work just wanted a little magical assistance What could it possibly hurt Oh if she only knew the world of pain she was bringing down on not only herself but her friends and family as well With everything uickly spiraling out of control can Madison possibly repair the all the damage she s doneDo you want to know how I know this is one helluva good book Because I feel like a twelve year old girl dying to tell you every single thing that happened Like you re my best friend in whole wide world and it s killing me to keep my mouth from running a million miles per minute until I ve revealed every lastuicy detail Sigh But I can t So how do I go about reviewing this book without spilling the goods That is the uestionWhile I really liked Embrace this second installment blows it away From the connection I now feel with the characters to the incredible witty charm of our main character Madison that makes me smile and chuckle The intense storyline that kept me constantly guessing in this one as opposed to having it mostly figured out in the first book I could actually feel the difference in the authors writing how it has matured and developed Not that it wasn t great in book one but it was exceptional this time around And because I was fortunate enough to read these back to back I was able to feel the magic come alive I even got goosebumps Silly Maybe but I m not ashamedSo much happens in Hold Tight I don t even know where to start I guess the beginning would be a good place Madison casts what she feels is a simple spell bu Having not read Embrace I was slightly hesitant to read Hold Tight first as I always am when I read book 2 before book 1 However the author did a wonderful ob of keeping you up to date on the previous goings on without being obvious I really appreciated that I loved the portrayal of witches in this book Madison was a fun and engaging character and I enjoyed reading some of her story I thought the romance between her and her boyfriend was very nice and well done It wasn t over the top but it didn t take a total back seat either I personally would have liked to see a touch of it but only because I m a huge fan of all the kissing scenes The plot had a few predictable moments here and there but overall I didn t know what was going to happen I liked being on the ourney with the main characters and finding out what the deal was about fairies If you enjoy fantasy mixed with contemporary YA books I would recommend this I received a free ARC in exchange for an honest review View the original review on my blog 45Absolutely brilliant Completely engaging and thrilling until the very last page Perfect follow up to Embrace that makes you fall in love with this witchy worldThere is not much about this book that isn t entertaining From start to
you re acuaint yourself with Madison and everything witchy from where Embrace left off it s been a while since I have read the first in the series Needless to say I wasn t confused one bit as we get caught up with everything that has happened to lead us into Hold TightNot that this really matters much but I knew this series as the old Embrace cover Now seeing these new covers I am in love I especially love the Hold Tight cover with the magic spark thereBack to the book all the characters are entertaining and we instantly connectre connect with them all With Madison we follow her through the Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War journey of trying to further her relationship with Issac as well as trying to maintain her powers and control them With Issac we feelust as protective as he does to Madison as well as love his compassionate and sweet sideWe uickly get suspicious of Caden when we first meet him ust as Madison does and when we find out exactly who he is we are completely shocked I really didn t expect that It also brings forth a new element to what we thought was only Witches Turns out now Demons and Fey get thrown into the mix as wellFinish You Re Acuaint Yourself With Madison And Everything Witchy
and it is brought in in a way that isn t too overwhelming as most of what happens is unexpected andit is brought in in a way that isn t too overwhelming as most of what happens is unexpected and don t realize it until it s happening and we try to get a grip on this new realityI wasn t really too sure about Brea the fae that Madison summoned from a book that Issac banned her from I wasn t really that committed to her character as the others it was kinda hazed for me when she stepped into the scene But she does stand out a bit in the end as she ends up helping Madison and we understand her true side as well as her intentionsThis was the same with Reed I didn t think that he was that big of a character until we realise who he truly is At first we ust think that he s a character who is actually who he says he is but of course we re wrong again haha Another character surprise that takes a turn for the worst for Madison and also for her friends as wellI love the action in this book it s a good pace change from her learning and doing ust girly things with Kaylee as well as let us get of a handle on things It was brought in at the perfect time any longer and it would have felt like the book was dragging on and on until something completely hooked us As we follow the action until all the way until the end of the book I couldn t guess what was going to happen Thinking that the gang will go with the plan until it turns back on them I didn t even think of their true plan until it was unleashedMadison and Issac s relationship continues to grow her "Family Is Trying The "is trying the they can to cope and Chase is as cute as ever The choices that Madison has to make in this book push her to the edge and we really can see her developing to all the changes in her life as well as the challenges that she now has to face as she embraces her witchy sideKind of vague yes but there are too many things that I really want to give away Oh my goodness this is going to sound so bad coming from me but I may have liked the evil guy better in this one Well both evil guys I looked back at my review from way back in Jan 2012 of EMBRACE and saw how I gushed and swooned over Isaac But when I started reading this one I realized he ust wasn t doing it for me in this one It was Reed and Caden that I found I was leaning towards I don t remember what all Isaac. Rs collide Instead of mastering her new skills though Madison is stuck watching her kid brother and doing choresBut being a witch does have its benefits With a simple spell Madison instantly conjures the help she needs around the house Or so she thinks Her idea of “help” invites trouble of its own as a pair of dangerous yet enticing beings enter her life When a classm. .