Holden's Regrets

Diane Zparkki
Holden's Regrets
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Release Date
March 2018
Book 2 of Branson's Kind of Love Trilogy
New Adult

Ever since they were kids, Shannon has been in love with her best friend's older brother, Holden. She once hoped that Holden would come to his senses and accept that they are meant to be together.

Holden, on the other hand, only ever saw Shannon as his kid sister's best friend, and a royal pain with her crush. That was, until one night in college when his sister and Shannon visited him. That was when Holden saw Shannon for the beautiful, vibrant young woman she had grown into.
When he returned home from college, he planned to declare his feelings to her; to tell her that he realized what he had been denying all these years and to give them a chance. However, he was too late. Shannon had finally taken the hint and moved on, dating another man, one she agreed to marry. The only place left for Holden was in the friend zone.

In a turn of fate, circumstances change and Shannon feels like she has no choice but to leave town with a secret of her own. Holden, meanwhile, will do anything to mend their friendship and hopefully build it into something more.

Will Holden be able to handle the surprises that are coming his way and continue to love Shannon the way he really wants to? Can Shannon trust the man who drove her out of her home and hurt her yet again?

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
Jun 14, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
52 people found the following review helpful
HOLDEN'S REGRETS is story two in Diane Zparkki's Branson's Kind of Love Trilogy and picks up almost where FIXING SYDNEY (story 1) leaves off. Much like in story 1, this time, we get the backstory from Shannon as she's run off to get away from the humiliation and anger of what happened to Sydney.

And, here we go.

Likes: Again, Ms. Zparkki's character and world building is incredibly well done. The characters seem to leap off the page as she brings each and every one to life. I had to laugh at the different analogies and references to current shows. Like in story 1, I really enjoyed the internal thoughts of the male lead (this time, Holden). Oh and there's a brilliant surprise (spoilers!) that you simply must read to believe. Sooo, good.

HOLDEN'S REGRETS is book two in the Branson's Kind of Love Trilogy and fits well in the New Adult and mature Young Adult romance categories. And while each story does stand alone, I do recommend reading them in order to get the best impact from the world building.
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