Hold Me by Courtney Milan

303 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ romance emotional lighthearted slow-paced


Jay na Thalang is a demanding, driven genius. He doesn’t know how to stop or even slow down. The instant he lays eyes on Maria Lopez, he knows that she is a sexy distraction he can’t afford. He’s done his best to keep her at arm’s length, and he’s...

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Community Reviews Summary of 723 reviews


emotional 84%
hopeful 58%
funny 35%
lighthearted 35%
reflective 21%
inspiring 17%
informative 7%
challenging 5%
adventurous 3%
dark 3%
sad 3%
tense 3%
relaxing 1%


medium 53%
fast 26%
slow 19%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 87% | A mix: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 2%

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