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? 


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.


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I received an e-book ARC copy of this novel for an honest review.

I love Wendy Williams. Her show never fails to make me think, and smile. And when I found out she was writing a (new) fiction book...Can you say excited?

Hold Me in Contempt is pure Wendy. What I mean by that, is she shines through on each and every page. The book, although easy to read( I wanted to devour it in one sitting), isn't exactly an easy story. Her characters Kim and King aren't perfect. In fact, they are deeply flawed, very real and at times downright unlikable.

Although billed as a romance, dire-hard romance readers may be disappointed- in my opinion there is only a slight romantic tone to the book. It's also written in the first person point of view.

I couldn't help but think as I read Hold Me in Contempt, that it has all the makings for a movie. Also because the book ends with many loose ends, I can't help but wonder if  a follow-up is to come. 

This is a memorable read, because it made me think and generated a long conversation between myself and a fellow blogger(who is also part of this review tour). 

And good, bad, or ugly isn't that what we want in a book? Something that sticks with us long after we've turned the last page. 

Hold Me in Contempt will do just that.