Kat has a busy life. She runs her own beauty salon and has an alcoholic father to worry about. To make matters worse she has just discovered she is pregnant.
Kat and Max have only been together for six months and she has a turbulent relationship with his mother and his ex-girlfriend who refuses to go away.
As the pressure builds Kat finds herself wondering what path to take.
Is having a baby the right thing to do?
Can you she keep her head above water while her life spirals out of control?
Kat has some big decisions to make and whatever happens her life is going to change forever…
Holding Myself is the first book in a series featuring Kat. To start with the book feels like it’s going to be some sort of light hearted chick lit read but it is actually much deeper than that.
I really liked Kat and even more so the further into the book I got. She lost her mum at a young age and is trying to do the best for her sister as their dad has never got over their mums death. I could very much understand Kat’s doubts about having a baby. She has so much going on in her life and she feels that for the moment she has it all under control or is trying her best to and for a baby to come along it throws what she knows into turmoil.
I don’t want to say to much about the story itself in fear of spoiling it for new readers. The author does cover a couple of topics that I think a lot of readers will be able to either relate or empathise with. They did make for quite emotional reading in parts and the whole story was very much bitter sweet as it is such a wonderful story but with the reality of real life thrown in.
Holding Myself is a great introduction to Kat, her friends, family and life. It’s certainly one I want to read more of and can not wait for the second book. A heart warming and emotional story that fans of this genre will fall in love with.
My thanks to Bombshell Books for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
Holding Myself is available to purchase from Amazon.
Victoria J.Brown has always had a passion for writing. When asked at the age of 9 years old, what she wanted to be when she grew up, her reply ‘an author’ was met with a disheartened response, ‘that jobs like that, don’t happen to people like us!’
Luckily, Victoria didn’t listen to this advice and never gave up on her passion. She continued to write while perusing a career in Marketing after gaining a BA (Hons) in Business and Marketing.
In 2006 her eldest daughter was born and then two years later her 2nd daughter came along. Victoria realised in the midst of the mummy madness, that she’d let her writing dwindle and that nappy-changing, sleepless nights and not being able to go to the toilet in peace could not stop her fulfilling her writing dreams. So when her girls were 3 years old and 18 months old, she decided that sleep was over-rated and enrolled at Teesside University. A year later she proudly left with a MA in Creative Writing, some wonderful friendships and a passion for therapeutic writing. While studying for her MA she was also delighted to win a short-story competition judged by Adele Parks, to which she received publication and mentoring from Adele.
After her MA, Victoria concentrated on writing women’s fiction. She loves writing stories that women can relate to. The Chaos Series grew from her own experience of pregnancy, motherhood and life.
Victoria is also passionate about mental health and likes to write of such issues in her stories. Her dedication to mental health and living life to the full has led her down a spiritual path. Through her learning of spirituality she qualified as a Law of Attraction and NLP Practitioner, which she integrates into her writing. Her inspirational blog includes an A-Z motivational journey with weekly therapeutic creative writing exercises. She has developed this further and will soon launch her inspirational shop. The shop has been created to pass on positivity and love to others … you never know when someone may need to see those messages.
Being accepted by Bombshell Books is a dream come true for Victoria, she hopes that her mantra for giving love always and never giving up will inspire others to follow their dreams and passion.
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