Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hold Me in Contempt: A Romance by Wendy Williams

Move over "50 Shades," there s a new romance in town. Superstar Wendy Williams brings on the heat in her first ever, no-holds-barred, down and dirty romance novel.

Kimberly Kind is trying to get beyond her roots. A successful, beautiful, smart lawyer, she s finally finding direction in her life and getting out of the streets. But a terrible accident threatens to throw her carefully laid plans off course. Now Kim s hiding a huge secret one that could threaten everything.

Enter King. A perfect mix of Justin Timberlake and David Beckham, the man oozes sex and has more swagger than anyone Kim s ever met. Their chemistry is off the charts. But after passion-filled nights, the intensity of their emotions takes both of them by surprise.

Love was not supposed to be an option. Now it s the only thing holding them together. When their pasts come back with a vengeance, can love possibly be enough?"

 ***Received an ARC of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review***

Overall Rating:   3.5 Rockin’ ★★★☆

Kimberly has major problems! A runaway drug addicted prostitute for a mother, an alcoholic father, a cheating fiance, a crazy twin brother, miscellaneous cousins, an obsessed lover that happens to be her boss and the District Attorney put all of them together and that is just the beginning of Kimberly’s problems.  When you add in a white boyfriend that is also an Irish Mafia Boss you begin to see Kimberly Kind is not an ordinary Assistant DA!   This book is like Law and Order meets House Wives of Atlanta on steroids.

The worst thing about being a black lawyer is that everyone you know thinks you’re their lawyer and they can call you about anything at any time.  And while I’m sure that happens to all lawyers-white, yellow, brown, and beige-because I’m black it’s almost a guarantee that whatever my people need me for at whatever time is likely so ghetto and/or hood, there’s simply no way I can tack my signature to anything have to do with the situation.

So when Kimberly’s twin baby brother calls and asks for a breakfast date she knows that he wants something.  What Kent wants is yet to be discovered but it could have something to do with his trip to South America.

“Negro, please.  You’re ordering mimosas when I’ve never seen you drink anything but Heineken.  You asked me out to brunch in Hell’s Kitchen when you never leave Harlem.  And you’re being all nice to me.  You have to want something. Just say it.”  I sat back and looked at little bits of skin peeling off Kent’s forehead.

When Kimberly meets up with her girls at a bar called Damaged Goods she finds herself talking with a white man named King.  There is an immediate attraction between the two and he calls her his Queen.

“Ellison would say, ‘I yam what I am.’” “A king?” “Oh, you’re tripping on my name, too?”  “It’s not every day you come across a white boy-“ “Man,” he corrected me.  “I’m a man, Full man” “Yes…a white man named King.”

Kimberly must survive the coming apocalypse that involves her job, possible jail time and a white man with ties to the mafia.

Hero –Rig McDonnell “King”: 4 stars
Heroine –Kimberly Kind “Queen”: 3 stars
Steam: 4 stars 
Plot: 3 stars 
Cliffhanger: Yes

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This book has it all! Love, lust, kinky relationships, violence, drug and alcohol addictions, dysfunctional families, life in the hood, corrupt law enforcement and survival against all odds for those that never admit defeat.

Would I read other books by this author: Yes! I am assuming that there will be a book that tells what happens to King and Queen.


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