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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Review: 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?"

We start our reviews off with a book that truly surprised me. I had no idea what to expect upon reading Wendy Williams’ (WW) Hold Me in Contempt. I’m not going to lie; it was definitely a rocky start for me, but it didn’t take long for me to get immersed in the story. It also helped that WW (on her show) likened her character, King, to Joe Manganiello. Yummmm! I’m so glad I kept on reading!

Kimberly Kind is a hot mess. She comes from a troubled childhood, but despite her challenges, she rose above it all and became a lawyer. Her twin brother wasn’t as lucky, but he’s still keeping his head up. So what’s got Kimberly all sorts of twisted? She’s still reeling from a broken relationship she just can’t get over and an accident that has her relying on pain medications just to get through her days.

Every bad decision she’s made in her life (and recently there have been several) traces back to her past relationship and we get glimpses of why she’s spiraling out of control. Speaking of bad decisions, sleeping with her boss, who’s married, isn’t helping her at all. Just when things seem to reach rock bottom, she meets King.

King is a unlike any man Kimberly’s ever met before. But things aren’t perfect in paradise. King is tied to a case Kimberly’s office is investigating and though Kimberly tries to get a grip on things, it’s soon clear she’s way in over her head.

Hold Me in Contempt was a great, suspenseful read I hope there’s a sequel to. *le pant* Just loved it.

Hold Me in Contempt features:

  • erotica
  • oral sex
  • ménage themes
  • drug themes
  • suspense
  • interracial
  • abuse
  • cheating
  • alpha male
  • angst

Rating: 4 Kisses




  1. I am so not a fan of WW, but good gravy...this is hot. I'm going to add it to my wishlist :D

    rocking review Julie

  2. So glad you liked it, Sharonda! This read truly surprised me in such a good way. Just takes a bit to get through the beginning and getting used to the way Kimberly talks. Once I got this down, I was all in! :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)


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