Hold You Now - Carly Phillips

Hold You Now

By Carly Phillips

  • Release Date: 2018-05-15
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4
From 730 Ratings


A secret baby and a second chance.

From troubled teen to successful contractor, Jake Nichols is used to starting over. From childhood to his recent divorce, he’s a pro at making the best of things.

Phoebe Ward thought she’d never see her first love again. Until a client meeting brings her face to face with the sexy man … who is the father of her child.

After all these years, they finally have the opportunity to finish their story—if they can find their faith in a happy ending.

This book was formerly titled Breathe. No changes from original.


  • Hold you now

    By Clean romancer
    Was a great get together after bad experiences book. The sex was well done. Too often authors try for heat & get so descriptive it is not only not stimulating but kind of off putting. Really enjoyed this book!
  • Hold for Now

    By jane2053
    Great read
  • Hold You Now

    By sbsbrinson
    Another great Carly Phillips romance!
  • First love - last love

    By PattiA810
    Emotional and touching! I love these characters and how fate has them cross paths again. Truly romantic and heartwarming story.
  • A must read

    By shamdorf
    Jake and Phoebe were in foster care together. After being discovered together, Jake was sent away and she was left with their unborn child. Phoebe was finally pulled out by her long list Aunt and 6 years later she runs into Jake. Can he accept his son, can they start over? Wonderful characters as always and they were well defined.
  • Second Chances are a Beautiful Thing

    By Lnn20122
    Second chances are a beautiful thing. In this story it’s a very beautiful thing. Carly Phillips tells this story of second chances between Jake and Phoebe effortlessly. It’s a bit of a slow burn romance. It needed to be especially considering their situation. Separated for twelve years and discovering they shared a child would make an instalove story a little far fetched. A lot has happened to both Phoebe and Jake during their time apart. For Jake he has come to except his past and has worked hard to become a different man. For Phoebe things have worked out a lot differently. Whole Jake has found a way to bring down his walls, Phoebe has worked to keep them up. I admired Jake’s persistence when it came to pursuing Phoebe. To make them what they should have been all along. Phoebe had a lot to work through and with Jake and her family’s help she was able to do so. Finally giving them and their family the HEA they deserved. A story told at the perfect pace and with effortless ease. Breathe is one I will come back to again.
  • Loved it!

    By 12toot
    Ithere doesn’t appear to be anything tragic to trigger doubts and fears. I enjoy the way Ms Phillips writes and the way her words flow. I can’t wait for “Freed” and read Juliette’s story.
  • Can a contractor renovate and update a relationship?

    By Newberryd
    Carly Phillips writes from the heart. I am grateful she shares her stories with us. Rosewood Bay is a quaint beach town with regular people working hard to make a living and find love. The second book in the series is another hit! Phoebe thinks about her son’s father often, she just hasn’t seen him since she was sixteen. Both were foster children in the same foster home. Jake was sent away and had some hard times before he decided to turn his life around. Phoebe was lucky to have a supportive family member rescue her from foster care. Phoebe is shocked to see that Jake is the contractor on the renovation project she is overseeing. Both have some big decisions to make in their lives. Their connection and chemistry are off the charts. Life is messy, but love is worth the work!
  • Breathe by Carly Phillips

    By Jen G F
    ARC for honest review with no compensation Breathe is book 2 of the Rosewood Bay series by Carly Phillips and what an amazing second chance at finding the one who was taken away... Phoebe and Jake were both in foster care, in the same home and became more than friends until they were discovered together and he was taken from the home never to be heard from again. Little did Phoebe know that losing Jake, finding her Aunt and a surprise pregnancy would change her life. Now years later Jake comes back in her life totally unexpectedly, he's divorced with a daughter and still holding a torch for the girl from foster care..only to come face to face with that girl when he see Phoebe at a job site he is bidding on? Little does he know that he has a son too. Phoebe now has to determine if he is the same person from foster care or a changed man before she tells him about her life after he was removed from foster care. Will these two find that the love they had for each other all those years ago still holds true or have they both changed to much to open up and find love?? Was fun catching up with Kane and Halley and looking forward to seeing if their other sister, Juliette come back into their lives...
  • Second chance romance

    By DMPappas
    Another great book by Carly Phillips. I Loved it! It captured my attention from the beginning, I couldn’t put it down. A great second chance romance with real emotion. I love the characters and the story. Love this series, can’t wait to read more. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.