Holding Myself By Victoria J. Brown

published by Bombshell Books available in Ecopy and Paperback. Click the book cover for a direct link.

An emotional, uplifting book about love, loss and hope - The perfect summer time read! 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 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…

An emotional, uplifting book about love, loss and hope - The perfect summer time read!

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 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…

Kat really does have her hands full; I took to the character straight away. although she has doubts about going ahead with the pregnancy on further reading you get to know why she has so many fears.
I found the writing style easy to get in to and Victoria had the perfect balance of showing Kat's nerves, but not making her a weak or annoying character.

Max was extremely well portrayed as an unexpected father to be.

A wonderfully captivating story of life and struggles, with some extremely heart rendering moments. with charming and engaging characters, and I am pleased to see there is a follow on and I am so looking forward to catching up with the next chapter of Kat and Max's life and what decisions they will make next....