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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?
Kimberly Kind is a successful, beautiful, smart lawyer trying to make her way in life and rise above her roots. However, an accident throws everything up in the air. Kim hides the secret even from herself. Kim also grows dependent on pills that stop the pain that she feels every morning and uses alcohol at night to dull the pain.
King is a hot and sexy man. Kimberly is drawn to King immediately. King is not a “nice” man but he is perfect for Kimberly. The chemistry between King and Kimberly is blistering. I respect King because he lets Kimberly figure things out herself without pushing.
I found this book well written with interesting and realistic characters. This author was very detailed and did not gloss much no matter how difficult the situation got. The ending leaves you hanging so I do wonder if there will be a sequel. Overall, this was an interesting read. This book is not your traditional romance novel.
I knew immediately that I’m not a member of the targeted audience, but that didn’t deter my interest.
This novel is mainly about a woman trying to come to grips with her past, her inability to see her self-destructive tendencies, and simply letting go. While there are some romantic scenes, the story line doesn’t support the act of calling this a romance.
The story uses a great deal of street slang, and a few references that some may find hard to understand, but it adds a certain roughness that makes the story more realistic. Williams’ has depicted addiction with precision and intelligence, giving the story more depth. The ending was a little cliché, but considering the characters, it fit. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it.
Wendy Williams is the host of The Wendy Williams Show and The Wendy Williams Experience, her top-rated daily radio show. Her books include the New York Times bestseller The Wendy Williams Experience, and she writes a weekly column for Life & Style magazine.