Thursday, April 24, 2014

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway for Hold Me In Contempt by Wendy Williams

Hold Me in Contempt

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?



SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised.
3 STARS out of 5
Genre: Urban Romance

“You know the best thing about me and you, about the difference in your black skin and my white skin? I can see your beauty more than you ever will. I can tell you everything about it. Because I watch it. Because I don’t have it.” 

Kim Kind is the Assistant District Attorney in NYC aiming for the number one spot. However a mistake in a recent case has her reluctantly taking time off. During this time she meets King at a bar called Damaged Goods. Kim admits that she is not down with the swirl, meaning she won’t date a white man. Yet, there is something about King that has her gravitating to him.

“Somebody said you were looking for a King.”

Things quickly heat up between the two and neither are the wiser. You see, both Kim and King have secrets. And their secrets will change EVERYTHING.

My Thoughts
I struggled with this book a lot in the beginning and I found the writing to be…subpar. For one thing the insta-love I was not really feeling that. Kim and King barely knew one another yet they spoke of I love you. The story lines itself had some interesting twists and turns but overall it didn’t hit the mark for me personally. In fact it was not until King came on the scene that my attention was actually held. I liked his character annnnd kind of wish the book was told from his point of view instead of Kim’s.

Without spoiling anything I can say this, Hold Me In Contempt dealt with some true to life issues abandonment, addiction, cheating, betrayal and power to name a few. This is a good way to help readers connect to characters but in this instance the writing style just did not fit my taste buds.

My Rating and Why
I gave Hold Me In Contempt 3 STARS because somewhere around the 50% mark the story picked up, held my interest and fairly entertained me. Overall it was ok, I didn’t love it but I didn’t hate it either.

My Ratings
Characters- Complicated
Writing Style- Subpar
Plot/Storyline- An ambitious Assistant District Attorney Kim falls for a white guy named King. King’s character is a bit of a mystery.
Steam Factor- Medium/Steamy on a scale of 1-10 I say 6
Entertainment Level-  From Lo-Med-Hi I say Medium
Overall- It was okay
My Recommendation:  I love Wendy but I have to say..Skip it.

Now go forth and read. Then come tell us about it

Wendy Williams is the host of The Wendy Williams Show and The Wendy Williams Experience, her top-rated daily radio show. Her books include the New York Times bestseller The Wendy Williams Experience, and she writes a weekly column for Life & Style magazine.

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