Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Exclusive cover reveal: 'Hold on Tight' by Abbi Glines

by Joyce Lamb)

(Photo: Atria Books)

Today's an extra special day at HEA as we get an extra exclusive cover reveal. This one is for Abbi Glines' Hold on Tight, which comes out June 3. Abbi gives us some insight into Hold on Tight's hero … (To see a bigger version of the cover, click on the blue arrow in the lower right corner of the image.)

Abbi: Dewayne has been a fixture in Sea Breeze since his appearance in the very first book, Breathe. He always had the one-liners and smart remarks that made readers laugh. But there was never any insight into his life. Other than being best friends with Marcus, Preston, and Rock all his life, you knew little else. Until now.

Hold on Tight has been in my head for a very long time. I just always knew Dewayne's story would be last. Not just because he was the best "single guy" I had in Sea Breeze, but because he was a mystery. I liked keeping him just out of reach for the readers. Because his story is not what anyone is expecting for Dewayne Falco.

He suffered a loss that changed him and molded the man he has become. Although his friends had been there for him during that tragic time in his life, they knew talking about it was off-limits, so it was never discussed. They just overlooked his moments of moodiness because they understood.

In Hold on Tight, Dewayne's past pain is brought front and center while he realizes not all was lost and there may be hope for him yet.

I can't wait until Sea Breeze fans finally hear his story.

More about Hold on Tight:

Six years ago, Dewayne Falco's life changed. He lost someone he never expected to lose. Resigned to punish himself for something he felt he could have prevented, he goes through life without getting too close to anyone.

What he didn't expect was for the girl across the street to move back home and remind him of what they both lost: Dewayne's younger brother Dustin. However, when a miniature version of Dustin opens the door to greet him, Dewayne realizes he might not have lost everything after all.

Sienna Roy loved Dustin Falco most of her life. He was the boy next door, the high school basketball star and her best friend. But when his life was cut short, she realized he left a part of himself behind.

Now, she's back in Sea Breeze, thankful to have a home for her and Dustin's son, but not sure if she can ever forgive the people across the street who abandoned her when she needed them the most — The Falcos.

Betrayal, lies, and forbidden attraction might end Dewayne and Sienna's story before it's even begun.

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