Hold Me Close by Shannyn Schroeder

Hold Me Close_CoverSynopsis:

Leave it to the O’Learys to make romance a family affair…

Maggie O’Leary is finally coming home to Chicago. After more than a year in Ireland, she’s ready to make a plan for her future. But first, she’ll have to confront the tragedy that scarred her so deeply. Asking for a job in the family bar is the first step, and it’s one her family isn’t entirely happy about. At least Shane Callahan, her best friend in the world, is behind her a hundred percent. He’s also a hundred percent more lovable than she remembered…

Shane is determined to keep Maggie safe, even if it means working three jobs and giving up sleep to be around during her shifts at the bar. But when Maggie boldly tells him she needs more than a loyal friend now, Shane knows a single night together won’t be possible. The idea of spirited Maggie in his bed is electrifying, but will she believe he wants to give her his heart, too?

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About the Author:Shannyn

Shannyn Schroeder is the author of the O’Leary series, contemporary romances centered around a large Irish-American family in Chicago and the new Hot & Nerdy series about 3 nerdy friends and their last spring break. When she’s not wrangling her three kids or writing, she watches a ton of TV and loves to bake cookies. 

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Hold Me Close – playlist


By: Shannyn Schroeder

Before I start writing any book, I spend a lot of time with my characters in order to figure out who they are, what they want, and what they’ll do. Part of my methodology for learning about my characters is to create a playlist, a soundtrack that I listen to before I start writing and almost every time I sit down at the keyboard. Finding songs for Hold Me Close was a unique experience for me because I already knew so much about my characters and the story. I knew it would be a friends-to-lovers book and I knew my hero, Shane, had had a crush on my heroine, Maggie, for years.

Here are the songs I listened to while writing Hold Me Close:

1. All for Love – Bryan Adams

2. Strong Enough – Sheryl Crow

3. Find the Beat Again – Sugarland

4. Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrinth

5. She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5

6. All of Me – John Legend

7. Be Your Everything – Boys Like Girls

8. You’re My Best Friend – Queen

9. Falling in Love (with my best friend) – Matt White

10. Crazy Love – Michael Buble

11. Crush – David Archuleta

12. Nobody But Me – Blake Shelton





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