Robin wanted to win The Holdout, a cutthroat reality TV show, so she gave it her all, challenge after challenge. Then she fell for Grant, with his irresistible eyes and heartbreaking life story. But Grant was only using Robin as they competed for a million dollars. Once home, Robin wants to hide from the humiliation as episodes of The Holdout are aired, and she worries her family was right all along; she’s not a survivor. Yet she could surprise everyone, and have the last laugh. Besides, Robin now has jury duty. And as she forges ahead, confronting her demons about bravery, justice, and romance, Robin will come to decide which is more important: the courage to stand alone, or the strength to love again.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. As a reality show junkie, I was super excited to dive into this book. There is tons of back story, family drama, and self journey as well as being on the island with Robin and the other contestants. I really enjoyed each part of this book, from the jury duty, to the reality show, to the family insanity. I only wish there was more behind the scenes when Robin was on the island competing for a millions dollars. If you’re a fan of reality competition shows and chick lit, then this 3 star book is for you, xo!
Laurel Osterkamp’s award winning novels have been hailed as funny, intelligent, snarky and poignant. She is the author of four novels and two novellas, including the November Surprise series, which, like The Holdout, features the Bricker family. Laurel was recently on a federal jury, and she loves watching Survivor.
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Goodreads author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/970925.Laurel_Osterkamp?from_search=true
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