Hold Me in Contempt

Hold Me In Contempt
by Wendy Williams

Kimberly Kind has made it through a challenging background (crack addicted parents, drug dealing brother) to become a successful assistant district attorney in New York City. After a failed relationship and near fatal accident, she has put everything she has into her career and helping her loved ones. Into her life walks “King”, a man of mystery with whom she has an immediate attraction and whose presence can throw her carefully planned life out of whack.

The marketing for this book bills it as a “down and dirty romance novel” and likens it to 50 Shades of Grey. Avid readers of contemporary romance books won’t find it “down and dirty” and although I never read 50 Shades, from what I’ve heard about it, this is very tame in comparison. Also, the story is told in first person and it was very difficult for me not to hear Wendy Williams’ voice in my head as I read. That made me see her and Kimberly as the same and that was problematic in some spots. 

I’ve read a couple of Wendy’s non-fiction works and enjoyed them, but this was my first experience with her fiction. Her writing is engaging, funny at times, and the plot itself was interesting, but it seemed that it took forever for the story to unfold and it really could have been about 100 pages shorter. The ending may or may not be setting us up for a sequel, but frankly by that point I wasn’t sure if I cared about what happened to Kim and King.

 

♥♥♥ (out of 5)

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review∗

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