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Hold Me in Contempt: A Romance | [Wendy Williams]

Hold Me in Contempt: A Romance

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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?

©2014 Wendy Williams (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Amazon Customer Dallas, TX, United States 07-16-14
    Amazon Customer Dallas, TX, United States 07-16-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Pleasantly Surprised!"
    If you could sum up Hold Me in Contempt in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, entertaining, surprising


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hold Me in Contempt?

    When the truth about the accident came out


    Have you listened to any of Rasha Jay’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no but I will defintely look for more of her work, I enjoyed her


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    a few shocking moments


    Any additional comments?

    Really didn't know Wendy could write so well, I was pleasantly surprised by this book and am hoping there will be a continuation of this story. It left me wanting more!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    s.burrell 07-07-14
    s.burrell 07-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Didn't disappoint!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I "read" this book on the drive to and from my vacation and I do have to say it was real treat. The story was good and the characters were funny. If you are looking for a good read without having to think to hard this is the book for you


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle Leonard 01-26-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Can't get enough"

    This is a must read and I hope there is a sequel in the works. I am definitely an addict!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melanie Gilbert 10-30-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Shocked! Go Wendy"
    Where does Hold Me in Contempt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5


    What other book might you compare Hold Me in Contempt to and why?

    No other book


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she meets King


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Nothing wrong with the swirl!


    Any additional comments?

    Please write part two ASAP!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Erica Nicole BRENTWOOD, CA United States 08-11-14
    Erica Nicole BRENTWOOD, CA United States 08-11-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Very surprised!! Great book!"
    Would you listen to Hold Me in Contempt again? Why?

    Sure. It was a great story, great twist and the romance wasn't over the top. It kept me interested from beginning to end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    When Kim found out she was actually make crazy phone calls!!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    YES. It has a little bit of everything I love in a movie.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Wendy Williams BUT I was a little hesitant to get this book. Well I'm glad I did. I couldn't stop listening!! 5 STARS ALL AROUND!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tosha FORT WORTH, TEXAS, United States 08-07-14
    Tosha FORT WORTH, TEXAS, United States 08-07-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Wendy did that!!!"

    A "something new" romance. I thought some of the decisions made by the main character were unrealistic for someone with a legal background....but books don't have to be realistic. Sexy, mysterious, surprising.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gina 06-28-14
    Gina 06-28-14
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    "Excellent!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Hold Me in Contempt the most enjoyable?

    The experience was most enjoyable because I listen to it at work only, so I couldn't wait to get back to work the next day. It helped me get through my day.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    OMG!!! Kimberly and King!


    Have you listened to any of Rasha Jay’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not heard Rasha Jay's work before, but she did an excellent job!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! I listen at work, so I can't listen in one setting, but I couldn't wait to get to work every day.


    Any additional comments?

    Was a skeptic at first because I am used to seeing Wendy Williams on television. While I don't watch her show, I took a chance on the book and I loved it! The storyline was great. Wendy...get off the set and start writing part 2!!! There has to be a part 2. I might even suggest, you make this into a movie. And the scene where Kim meets King for the second time, you might add a dancing scene and have Jon B's song Pretty Girl playing in the background...This audio needed music in the background...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anrica Dallas, TX, United States 06-19-14
    Anrica Dallas, TX, United States 06-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Oh to be Queen."
    Where does Hold Me in Contempt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was ok. I enjoyed it for what it was. I was say about 12 or 13.


    What other book might you compare Hold Me in Contempt to and why?

    It was compared to 50 Shades and I guess on a romance, fantasy level it could be that but it was not as erotic as the description made it out to be. I don't read romance novels so it doesn't compare to what I've read in the past except for 50 Shades.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When King was giving it to her from behind while she looked on in a full lenght mirror... Now that was hot!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Royals in the hood...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ashlynn Simmons 06-18-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book... Wonderful ending"
    What did you love best about Hold Me in Contempt?

    The beginning started off kind of slow but the middle to end was wonderful. It kept me on the edge of my seat.


    What other book might you compare Hold Me in Contempt to and why?

    Hmm... I don't know


    Which character – as performed by Rasha Jay – was your favorite?

    Queen and King were my fav of course :)


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No I broke the listening session up.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen 06-05-14
    Maureen 06-05-14

    Just love books narrated by Sebastian York !!

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    "Not for Me - thanks."
    What disappointed you about Hold Me in Contempt?

    Don't like the cultural narration - found it irritating.


    Any additional comments?

    I have tried to return it and find I can not. Very disappointed in Audible as I have purchased a lot of books from you. Very weary now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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