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Monday, 24 September 2012

ARC Review: Hold 'Em by Katie Porter

4.5 Feathers
Hold 'Em
by Katie Porter
(Vegas Top Guns # 3)

This is the one series I've been recommending to everyone this year when they want something good and hot to read, or even the one I keep reminding people to hurry up and get on to the next one.  I don't think I can say it enough, both ladies that make up Katie Porter are extremely talented and they have certainly turned up the heat on erotic romance masterfully.  It's classy, not overdone, extremely sensual and never lacking. Blows me away everytime and HOLD 'EM will leave you

Throughout the series we've been reading about Leah "The Princess".  She's a tough chick in a man's world.  A woman pilot and very successful at her job, who has let the pressures of what her life entail take her on a self destructive path.  It was nice to see that in this book she was able to face her alcohol abuse head on and do what's right for herself.  Just one more thing that shows how strong she is.

And speaking of strong, I'll be honest here.  I was not expecting Leah to end up being the dominant in this relationship and where I normally can take or leave these types of scenarios, Leah and Michael blew me away.

Lets not leave Michael "Strap Happy".  He is totally adorable, funny and cute.  He is a take charge, alpha male with a little secret.  And if you thought by Strap Happy that meant he likes to tie women up, then you're wrong.  Nothing turns this guy on more than to submit to a a strong woman.  One that can raise her voice just so to issue a command he can't refuse.

I've come to expect Katie Porter's books to push my comfort limits on what I would normally find that I enjoy reading about.  And not only push them, but make me like them.  They truly submit my likes to their whims.  I enjoyed every single moment of the relationship between Leah and Michael, in and out of the bedroom.  They are both very strong characters and they compliment each other so well.

Their love story was different than the previous ones.  I feel that there was a deeper connection between the characters, more romantic even. There's the second chance at love for these two since they had a short fling when they were still very young.  Love those types of stories.  Still there was plenty of humor and great banter between the hero and heroine, as well as with the rest of the cast who makes an appearance.

I don't think these two were able to top the awesomesauce that is Jon Carlisle for me, because that man is a sex god, but it was a very close attempt!  I can't wait to see what else Katie Porter has to offer.

PS:  Have an extra pair of underwear handy, you will need it ;)

Favorite quotes:

"Give me permission to move so I can fuck you the way you want.  The way your body needs.  Hard and fast."

"Harpy-hood is one of my many talents."

"As long as you’re there, I always know where I am. Safe."

*ARC provided by author
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Maria D. said...

Thanks for the review -so glad this releases today!

Timitra said...

LOL @ extra panties comment...cannot wait to read this series!

Unknown said...

Maria, hope you got it!

Timitra, whaaaaaat? I want to make sure people don't embarrass themselves out there. LOL