Hold on to Me by Elisabeth Naughton

Hold on to Me by Elisabeth NaughtonHold on to Me (Against All Odds, #2) by Elisabeth Naughton
Series: Against All Odds #2
Published by Elisabeth Naughton Publishing LLC on February 18th 2014
Pages: 300
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From the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author who brought you WAIT FOR ME comes the next emotional love story in Elisabeth Naughton's bestselling Against All Odds Series:

He thinks he’s finally found the one.
Mitch Mathews never believed in love—at least not the happily ever after kind. Then he met Simone Conners. Just one night with the sexy lawyer made him reevaluate his priorities and look toward a future he never planned. The only hang up is making her see it too.

She’s almost ready for a second chance.
What started out as a casual hookup with a rugged geologist has turned into something a whole lot more. Simone’s on the verge of handing over her heart, but fear over what Mitch will say and do when he learns who she used to be holds her back.

The past could destroy their future...
Just when Simone is about to take a chance on forever with Mitch, the mistakes of her past catch up with her. Suddenly it’s not just her safety on the line anymore, it’s his too. Forced into hiding, Mitch demands answers, and Simone realizes the only way to protect everything she holds dear is to delve into a past she’s spent fourteen years trying to forget. As they search for the truth, they discover secrets, lies and a rekindled passion that burns hotter than before. But they also uncover a conspiracy that threatens the very fabric of society. One that could cost them more than just their future…it could cost them their lives.

I’ve never had a problem with the originality of plot, the action and the suspense that Ms Naughton writes.

But I’m so sick of the same old, alarming and unfortunate spiel when it comes to characterisation: H/h led by overflowing emotions, leaving loads of secrets between them (for the unbelievable and stale reason of wanting to protect each other), only to jump to the wrong conclusions later…and turning the angst into a level of frustration that makes me want to beg Ms Naughton to let her H/h to grow a sizeable brain that’s worthy of her readers.

Why can’t the H/h for once, work together to resolve the situation? Where did teamwork, use of intellect and good ol’ unresolved tension disappear to, leaving only the cinders of overblown teenage angst between them?