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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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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!

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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

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Enjoyed!!

Did not want to stop listening!! Loved the ending, left room for a juicy sequel.

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Great listen!!

Thanks for the first free book...very good read...can't wait to order my next book!!! Go Wendy!!!

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Exciting

Excellent story line - Characters were full of life and excitement, can't wait to see how the queen lives happily ever after with her king.

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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!

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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!!!!!

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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!!

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  • Tosha
  • FORT WORTH, TEXAS, United States
  • 08-07-14

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.

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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...

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  • Cydella
  • 01-02-17

love love loved it

it was exciting, sad, and romantic Wendy you go girl lo be it just enough for me to enjoy listening to

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  • Sherie
  • 07-04-16

Great book...

Interesting.... King is many men out here,
women can relate ..... Had a few laughs ...
Enjoy