Holding Back [COMPLETED]

Holding Back [COMPLETED]

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"I love how this book is turning out!😍 Not cliche at all!" - i_hatecliche

"We might live next door to each other," Haley said, "but we don't live in the same world."  

Hooking her fingers around her backpack straps, she walked away from Jace. She had barely gone a few steps before he was at her side again. 

"What makes you believe we don't live in the same world?" he asked. "As far as I can tell, we do." 

"No, we don't. I'm...me and you're Jace Cortez. The dream of every girl. The friend to every guy. The star of the school. Girls. Sports. You're the ultimate player." 

"It sounds like you have a preconceived notion of who I am."

"And it's one that has yet to be proven wrong."


From books and a lifetime of sitting on the sidelines, Haley is convinced she knows how the world works, specifically high school. Everyone has a label and a box they fit in.

This knowledge, paired with parents who are fighting, a brother leaving soon for college and a best friend who moved away has made her decide to never get involved.

It will take being forced to work with her fellow juniors on a project, a boy next door - with a infectious smile, a star gazer with an adorable puppy, and an unlikely pair of fangirls to make her see how truly wrong she was about everything.


"IT'S NOT CLICHÉ!!!" - Moria987 

"This is the reason y I keep coming back to this book...It's simply a breathtaking journey" - mariyamsajorawala

"I don't usually comment but this is one of the best books I've read here. I love the fact that it's realistic and focuses on things that really hinder human interaction, perceptions and stereotypes." - yurfavegal 

"just gets better and better. How are all your characters 3D! Like this writing is so beautiful" - CrazyStarChick

"Reading it for the second time, and the book still brings a smile to my face 😆" - grumpymood

"She's practically Carter's twin 😂😂" - Guardian_21

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