Not Letting Go (MMG, #2)



Piper O Connell S Life Is Crumbling Down Around Her Broken And Betrayed By The Man She Loves, She Flees To The Safety Of North Carolina And The Only People She Can Trust When The Man Who Hurt Her Comes Knocking At Her Door, She Is Forced To Face The Fact That Maybe She Had It All Wrong Gage Blackwell Wants To Know Why The Girl Of His Dreams Walked Away Searching For The Truth, He Follows Her To North Carolina Where, Instead Of Receiving The Answers He So Desperately Seeks, He Is Drawn Into An Intricate Web Of Secrets And Lies Will The Truth Bring Piper And Gage Back Together Or Will It Destroy Them And The Ones They Love, Once And For AllNot Letting Go (MMG, #2)

RB Hilliard lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two children In 2012 she began writing His End Game, the first book in her MMG Series Hilliard has not only published six books in this series, but has gone on to publish Utterly Forgettable, a hilariously funny Romantic Comedy, as well as her Rock Star Romance Series, Meltdown.

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  • 355 pages
  • Not Letting Go (MMG, #2)
  • R.B. Hilliard
  • English
  • 01 February 2018

10 thoughts on “Not Letting Go (MMG, #2)

  1. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here SPOILERS Don t read this in less you ve already read the book or you WILL not like what you find out ahead of time.I ve been waiting for RB Hilliard to follow up His End Game with Gage and Piper s story since she left us with so many questions around them in book one Was Gage the one who beat her Was he in on it What was Piper hiding Who was she running from And there s the whole mystery behind the parties that were held at Dooley s, that we heard about when we heard about Max s missi SPOILERS Don t read this in less you ve already read the book or you WILL not like what you find out ahead of time.I ve been waiting for RB Hilliard to follow up His End Game with Gage and Piper s story since she left us with so many questions around them in book one Was Gage the one who beat her Was he in on it What was Piper hiding Who was she running from And there s the whole mystery behind the parties that were held at Dooley s, that we heard about when we heard about Max s missing years Don t even get me started on his carrying on with life while Elle thought he was dead No need to rehash that Let s just say that Gage pulls some shit but not as much or to the hurtful degree that Max did I can t say it was okay but, I digress I can however, honestly say that I was not disappointed with her second book in the series and I loved both Gage and Piper Gage and Piper have a very complicated relationship A lot of the issues could have been solved by Gage just opening up to Piper in the beginning, since her anxiety over Gage s disappearances is what drives a lot of her insecurity But it s really Gage s unwillingness to believe that his boss is a psycho stalker that is what drives the nail into their relationship s coffin I have to side with Piper on this one If my significant other didn t believe me when I was telling him some of the shit that Dooley pulled I d have left his ass too Plus there was some compelling evidence that the affair that was not supposed to be going on with Selena was Now, Piper Oh, Piper You know your friends and adopted family are never going to just let you get away with waltzing in covered in contusion, abrasions, broken ribs and bruises and not call you on your shit One thing I can say for her, is she walked away with waydignity than I would have If I believed even a fraction of what he believed Gage had been doing, Dooly would not have been the only psycho at that party Gage would have been paying with some important body parts before I just let him walk away scott free But, and here s where I have to side with Gage, when she tells him to suck it up and basically accept that they re through she cannot be pissed or hurt that Gage takes up with Missy Do I want him to take up with Missy Hell no That is a skank of epic proportions and she needs to go away, but as far as Gage is concerned she s cut him loose But she really needs to take Piper s advice and double wrap that shit before diving into that community pool.My one issue with the whole book is the ending climax with Dooly, Lester, Selena and Zeke Have you ever seen such a clusterfuck in all your life Dooly has no control over anyone Think, the smarmy, Brad Wesley from Roadhouse and you get my interpretation of Dooly Lester is just incompetent, Selena is a raving lunatic and Zeke is a wildcard How did Dooly become so rich and powerful if he can t control the little ragtag group he s brought with him to re take Piper And Gage Now that you have heard all that Dooly did to the woman you professed to love why aren t you ripping him a new asshole Other than what I consider to be a small mis step with the way the whole kidnapping played out, this is a definite read and a strong recommendation I cannot wait to find out what she has in store for Dillon He just intrigues me for some reason He has completely grown on me from book one on, which I did not believe could happen Well done RB

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    Foron this review, please seehttp www.scandaliciousbookreviews.cIt was only a few months ago that I read and reviewed His End Game, the first book in the MMG series I m glad I didn t have to wait too long for Not Letting Go because I had A LOT of questions I needed answers too Mainly, WTH happened to Piper and how was Gage involved When an author releases their second book in a series, there is always some uncertainty Will it be as good as the first book Will it surpass it Or Foron this review, please seehttp www.scandaliciousbookreviews.cIt was only a few months ago that I read and reviewed His End Game, the first book in the MMG series I m glad I didn t have to wait too long for Not Letting Go because I had A LOT of questions I needed answers too Mainly, WTH happened to Piper and how was Gage involved When an author releases their second book in a series, there is always some uncertainty Will it be as good as the first book Will it surpass it Or will it not meet expectations No need to fear because R.B Hilliard hit this one out of the freaking park I m not the type of person to rave that a story is a five plus plus plus plus infinity plus book but suffice to say that I gave the first book 5 stars and I thought Not Letting Go was an even better book Not Letting Go picks up essentially where His End Game ended and it is immediately off to a volatile start Piper is in the coat closet suffering an anxiety attack so severe, I felt her fear which in turn forced my own stress levels to high alert At this point I knew I wasn t going to put this book down until I was finished As Piper struggles to live her life day in and day out in the present, her past memories of living in Texas play out in chronological flashbacks The love of her life has betrayed her and there seems to be a lot of confusion over what transpired The poor girl can t break free of him either She returns to her hometown after escaping a terrifying event only to find that Gage has followed her to Charlotte and laid down roots, roots that are entangled with her inner circle I shed a number of tears over this girl s pain and sadness We know someone broke Piper but the layers of deceit, resentment, lies, omissions, manipulations, and eventual violence all play out in a twisted plot that has the past violently colliding with the present Piper, the girl I once thought selfish is unbreakable and selfless and Gage, the man that was kind, caring, loving and protective completely lets me down when I felt it mattered most I hope that someday you find someone special to share your life with, Piper If and when that happens, do yourself a favor and believe in it As this series picks up speed it s building quite the dynamic of characters These incredibly good looking alpha males give me the hottie bunch feels My vibe can t be far off the mark because when I looked back at my review for His End Game, I compared Max to a Kristen Ashley hero in training Max McLellan is the ringleader who owns the automotive garages and has far reaching connections and ties to everyone in the story When it s time to rally the troops, Max takes charge Besides the garage, there is the motorcycle shop that Gage owns and Dragonfly which is co owned by Max s best friend Kurt and the tall, tan, tatted gorgeous specimen that is Dillon Whitaker With the shitstorm that seems to follow this group, it s only fitting that Max s friend Garrett has started his own security P.I company that employs some magnificent muscle When this group gets together, I m sure angels sing Not Letting Go is a turbulent story with a multifaceted and emotional plot The relationships and interactions between the friends is well written In amongst all the drama, R.B Hilliard has created a tight knit group that truly care about each other Piper and Gage s relationship is sexy, sweet and painfully heart wrenching to watch play out A few characters bring an entirely new meaning to the definition of crazy and R.B really pushes the psychotic envelope with these ones What is that I hear Maniacal laugh If the suspense, heartache and treachery doesn t bring you to your knees, the fact that nobody is safe will No One

  3. says:

    FIVE I WANT FOREVER WITH YOU STARS This is the second book in The MMG series by RB Hilliard This is a story of what happens when love is interfered with by a purely evil outside force It s a page turning tale of true love, betrayal, heartbreak and, finally, redemption This book had me griping my Kindle from the first page through the last Piper O Connell is a confident, down to earth beauty The childhood best friend of Ellie McLellan, she lived in Charlotte most of her life before she lef FIVE I WANT FOREVER WITH YOU STARS This is the second book in The MMG series by RB Hilliard This is a story of what happens when love is interfered with by a purely evil outside force It s a page turning tale of true love, betrayal, heartbreak and, finally, redemption This book had me griping my Kindle from the first page through the last Piper O Connell is a confident, down to earth beauty The childhood best friend of Ellie McLellan, she lived in Charlotte most of her life before she left for boarding school in Virginia and then settled in Texas after college She s funny, she comfortable with her place in the world and she s very much in love until she is shattered by the ultimate betrayal.Gage Blackwell is a good guy He s handsome, he s loyal, and he loves Piper He works for a man named Dooley Shane doing whatever it is that he needs him to do They met when Dooley helped Gage out of a business going bad He trusts Dooley, and he feels like he owes himWhen Gage Blackwell touched me, my body sang While living in Austin, she meets Gage and their attraction is instant Never has Piper reacted so viscerally to a man, and she is powerless to fight the love that builds between them Gage feels the same about Piper He is it for her, and she finally understands what it is that Ellie and Joss have in their men She s happy, she s in love The only sore spot in their relationship is Dooley, and they argue about him once and, unwittingly, Gage lands a blow to their relationship that Piper doesn t recover fromTell me, Piper, what would it take to make you mine Unbeknownst to Gage, Dooley has fixated on Piper and his manipulations wreak havoc on her and, ultimately, their relationship While Gage is yet again out of town on a job for Dooley, Piper has a terrifying, nightmarish experience with Dooley which subsequently leads to the complete collapse of their relationship A beaten and emotionally broken Piper barely manages escape and flees back to Charlotte and the safety of her friends She never tells them what happened, despite their repeated attempts at questioning her and their obvious worry at the shell of herself that Piper has become Eventually Gage tracks her there Piper, believing Gage played her, refuses to talk to him and rejects him repeatedly Heartbroken and confused, Gage tries to move on, and he stays in CharlotteDon t leave me again, Princess Dooley isn t done with Piper, he wants her Unable to hide behind her silence any longer, she finally tells her friends and Gage the entire story Her friends formulate a plan and put security in place while they attempt to bring down Dooley Slowly Gage and Piper find their way back to each other and eventually reunite, stronger than ever Dooley escalates his campaign to get Piper back, involving some of her friends in the process This was not simple romance It was powerful, and it was complicated The plot was thick with conflicting emotions the flush of real love and the burn of anger the devastation of betrayal and the relief of redemption the safety of friendship and the fear of pure evil This story is, at its core, a romance, but what makes it truly captivating is experiencing all of these conflicting emotions while being wrapped up in an air of suspense Plus, we getof the deliciousness of Max and Ellie and Kurt and Joss Taking into consideration that this is the author s second published work, it s almost astonishing the level of skill and the sheer talent displayed by the creative mind that is RB Hilliard I was a fan after her first book, and the exceptionally talented RB Hilliard has made a spot for herself on my auto buy list

  4. says:

    4.5 STARSNot Letting Go opens up with the once vibrant and vivacious Piper O Connell, having the mother of all panic attacks in a cloakroom closet This resulted in me feeling claustrophobic and taking many much needed deep breaths to get through the opening chapter Finding out that Gage s love wasn t real had such a profound effect on me that I often thought about giving up. giving in and letting the dark swallow me whole Thus, I was hooked into devouring this book in one sitting, such was 4.5 STARSNot Letting Go opens up with the once vibrant and vivacious Piper O Connell, having the mother of all panic attacks in a cloakroom closet This resulted in me feeling claustrophobic and taking many much needed deep breaths to get through the opening chapter Finding out that Gage s love wasn t real had such a profound effect on me that I often thought about giving up. giving in and letting the dark swallow me whole Thus, I was hooked into devouring this book in one sitting, such was my intense need to find out what the hell happened to Piper in Texas from His End Game book 1 of the MMG series And boy what a read Not Letting Go is intense In Texas, Piper and Gage fell madly, head over heels, ridiculously in love with each other Sure, Gage had a less than conventional relationship with his boss, the psychotic , creepy, slime bag Dooley, but his love for Piper was obvious So how in the hell did Piper end up fleeing Texas and Gage What could have happened to make her doubt Gage s love for her One word DooleyTwowords Psychotic nut job Now safely back in her hometown and working at Dragonfly, Piper is surrounded by her tight knit crew of friends, but perplexed to find that Gage is now one of the gang Piper is in a downward spiral trying to get over Gage but it s not that easy when the love of your life is now a part of your inner circle I had lost my heart, my way, and was mentally spinning She is astounded to find out that the person she ran from is out to get her and bring her back to Texas Piper, who I thought was immature and selfish hey she did abandon Ellie right when she needed her fronts up and decides that she has to protect her friends and Gage and in doing so returning to Texas and Dooley means that I might have to give up my freedom because regardless of everything, my love for Gage was as true as my hatred for Dooley And so this story unfolds and is action packed and drama heavy, with unbelievable twists and plenty of WTF moments courtesy of said psychotic nut job thrown in to add to the mess that was and is Piper s life When I read about what went down in Texas it made my hair stand on end Getting to see who broke Piper and how he did it ooohhh I literally wanted to kill him for hurting her.The other side of Not Letting Go is the dynamic between the friends The humour, the love, the oftentimes hilarious interactions between these wonderfully written characters makes for a great read And then there s Gage he s hot and he s heartbroken He s been wronged by the people he trusted most and is trying to figure out why the love of his life just vanished into thin air and out of his life He s seeking answers and he s playing hard to get which results in some laugh out loud moments Not Letting Go is a step up in terms of writing for R.B Hilliard It is fast paced, yet the story flows effortlessly and it is most definitely a page turner.4.5 hearts from me and I am waiting eagerly to read book three in the series write faster please.I highly recommend that you add this series to your TBR list, you won t be disappointed.4.5 stars

  5. says:

    Favorite Lines or Quotes And I love you Those three words meant absolutely everything to me NADBB reviews R.B Hillard s second offering of her MMG Series, Not Letting Go It lived up to its name and kept us in for the long haul.Synopsis In this book we get the story of characters that piqued our interest in the first one Our heroine Piper O Connell made a difficult decision Perhaps it wasn t well thought out Sometimes decisions are like that, you make them at the time because it seems Favorite Lines or Quotes And I love you Those three words meant absolutely everything to me NADBB reviews R.B Hillard s second offering of her MMG Series, Not Letting Go It lived up to its name and kept us in for the long haul.Synopsis In this book we get the story of characters that piqued our interest in the first one Our heroine Piper O Connell made a difficult decision Perhaps it wasn t well thought out Sometimes decisions are like that, you make them at the time because it seems to be the only alternative Our hero Gage Blackwell is a man who lives up to the name of the book, following his woman across state lines just to find out answers When these two finally get together will they get closer or break so far apart that nothing can put them back together again The Review The Good This time we liked the heroine a lot..but we freaking loved the hero He stole the book for us Even his name drew us in and kept us there Gage Gage Blackwell 007 voice implied Gage met the woman of his dreams and when she flew the coop He chased her down Give us two of him and side ofplease.Also, we are now familiar with RB Hillard s quirky sense of humor that she writes and allows the characters to appear real, human and people we d love to get to know She has a true talent for this.The Bad There were scenes of past events that were needed and entertaining However, sometimes they caught me unaware I d be reading a few pages in and realize oh okay this already happened I m blonde so it could be a me thing The Rating Solid 4.3 no wishy washy slide here We love it We love Gage We want

  6. says:

    Piper moves to Texas to and loves being close to her parents and moves in with a friend from her boarding school and cousin Savannah So when they have a girls night out it was Piper who meets a hot bad boy biker Gage but when a girl sits on his lap its piper who is let down and leaves Gage s boss is A creepy and scary man named Dooley he wants nothingthan to get to know piper but she only has for Gage Gage shows up at her work and she couldn t bethrilled and they hit it off and fa Piper moves to Texas to and loves being close to her parents and moves in with a friend from her boarding school and cousin Savannah So when they have a girls night out it was Piper who meets a hot bad boy biker Gage but when a girl sits on his lap its piper who is let down and leaves Gage s boss is A creepy and scary man named Dooley he wants nothingthan to get to know piper but she only has for Gage Gage shows up at her work and she couldn t bethrilled and they hit it off and fall hard for each other but when Dooley tells her he will stop at nothing to get her she tells Gage but he thinks it is just a misunderstanding When gage is called away on business it is one of Dooley s flunky that calls piper and tells her she needs to hurry and get over to Dooley s home making it sounds like something happened to Gage, but she ends up getting kidnapped by him and badly beaten and pretty much being brainwashed into thing Gage was with another women She escapes and heads to the only safe place she knows back home to her friends She ends up seeing Gage there and after having her heart broke she walks away from him but is madly in love with and her heart will always belong to him Will Dooley find her Will Gage forgive her or willpeoples lives be in danger This is a story you will need your tissues for and it makes you think about life and true love and how far are you willing to go to save the man you love and the friends you love

  7. says:

    Piper is holding onto some secrets in the beginning of this book and is hell bent on keeping them to protect those she loves Piper was informed by Dooley that Gage was not who she thought he was and that their whole relationship was a sham Gage comes to Charlotte in the hopes of winning Piper back but even he does not know what happened and why Piper left When all of the secrets come out, the fallout is pretty big Dooley is pure evil and for some reason became fixated on Piper and was willin Piper is holding onto some secrets in the beginning of this book and is hell bent on keeping them to protect those she loves Piper was informed by Dooley that Gage was not who she thought he was and that their whole relationship was a sham Gage comes to Charlotte in the hopes of winning Piper back but even he does not know what happened and why Piper left When all of the secrets come out, the fallout is pretty big Dooley is pure evil and for some reason became fixated on Piper and was willing to do just about anything to get her for his own When Piper finally tells Gage what happened, he is mad that she didn t ask him for the truth but, under the circumstances, it was pretty easy to see why she felt and acted the way she did When everyone is finally able to get pas the hurt and anger, Dooley strikes again and Gage and Max are left trying to find and protect Ellie and Piper I enjoyed the ending The book overall had some twists and turns that kept you guessing as to what Dooley put into play and was interesting enough to keep me reading when I should have been doing some holiday shopping I will definitely read the next book in this series

  8. says:

    I couldn t wait to read the second installment in this series, and it did not disappoint on any level RB is now an automatic one click author for me and I cannot wait for book 3.This story had all the elements I love, and then some The characters and story were rich in detail and the fast paced action had me up till the early hours until I found out all the answers I loved Piper and Gage, both were deeply emotional and I certainly felt the highs and lows of their relationship Their sexual ch I couldn t wait to read the second installment in this series, and it did not disappoint on any level RB is now an automatic one click author for me and I cannot wait for book 3.This story had all the elements I love, and then some The characters and story were rich in detail and the fast paced action had me up till the early hours until I found out all the answers I loved Piper and Gage, both were deeply emotional and I certainly felt the highs and lows of their relationship Their sexual chemistry sizzled, their emotional connection was intense and strong Their story gutted me at times and then filled me to the brim with happiness at others You couldn t help but be drawn in to every word, every breath and every heartbeat Once again, RB has written a solid story, the perfect balance of suspense and romance with one of the best supporting casts I have read I loved seeingof Ellie and Max and the rest of the group All of the characters played integral roles and I am really looking forward to reading all about Dillon

  9. says:

    Gage MeThis is the second book I ve read by R.B Hilliard in the past two days and She is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors I absolutely adored this book I loved Piper She has been beaten down by the world and by people she shouldn t have trusted but she is still strong and brave She still loves with her whole heart and fights for what she believes in Gage is her first true love and she believe she has ruined that love In order to get back it back she must trust the people closes Gage MeThis is the second book I ve read by R.B Hilliard in the past two days and She is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors I absolutely adored this book I loved Piper She has been beaten down by the world and by people she shouldn t have trusted but she is still strong and brave She still loves with her whole heart and fights for what she believes in Gage is her first true love and she believe she has ruined that love In order to get back it back she must trust the people closest to her She must finally trust in her and Gage s love This book brought me to tears several times I loved the storyline and Piper s friends I can t wait to read Dillion s story and see what s to come in this amazing series

  10. says:

    YESSSSSSSS Read this in one night Fml I should have been shut in writing, but this was constantly calling out to me and I needed to make time for it after MMG 1 I m so happy I found this author I love Hilliard She is a diamond.I love the pacing, the writing, the heroines, the men, everything It s like unravelling a present You don t know what s coming at you, but you re so excited to know and flipping the pages Today was like an epic hangover from hell Caffeine is my bitch.

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