Monday, September 17, 2012

Guest Review: Double Down by Katie Porter - 4.5 Wine Glasses!

Double Down (Vegas Top Guns, #1)Double Down 
(Vegas Top Guns #1)
by Katie Porter 
ebook, 324 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Samhain Publishing
ISBN 1619210851
Copy courtesy of author
Desire as reckless as a fighter jet in freefall...and just as dangerous. 
As part of the 64th Aggressor Squadron, Major Ryan "Fang" Haverty flies like the enemy to teach Allied pilots how not to die. The glittering excess of the Strip can't compare to the glowing jet engines of his F-16. But a sexy, redheaded waitress in seamed stockings? Now "she" gets his blood pumping.
Cassandra Whitman's good-girl ways haven't earned any slack from her manager ex-boyfriend, or prevented a bad case of frazzle from holding down two and a half jobs. She sure wouldn't mind letting the handsome Southern charmer shake up her routine.
Their wild weekend lives up to Sin City's reputation. Especially when they discover a matched passion for roleplaying. For Cass, it's an exciting departure from her normal, shy persona. But for Ryan, it triggers memories of a time when his fetish drove away the woman he loved-leaving him reluctant to risk a repeat performance.
Except Cass refuses to settle for ordinary ever again. She's about to show the man with hair-trigger hands that she's got a few surprise moves of her own.
Warning: This book contains dirty-hot roleplaying, featuring an all-alpha fighter pilot and an ambitious waitress with a fabulous imagination. Also: dressing-room sex, a plaid schoolgirl skirt, and a sprinkling of spankings.
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Crystal L.'s Thoughts:

Whoo-wee! This story melted my unmentionables! Makes me wish I met Major RyanHaverty! Of course the flip side could be said that every man would probably wish to meet Cass. This story delved a tad into the psyche of a man who grew up with an alcoholic mother in the worst kind of trailer park. Because of his mother's actions, and questionable upbringing, he strives to not only accomplish his dream of being a damn good fighter pilot, but also of living an extremely clean life. However, there's a part of him that would love to act out on some decidedly unclean fantasies. Like role playing, dressing up a hot woman in hotter outfits, and sex in risky places. But he's just so sure that acting on his desires makes him a sick freak.

Cass is a good girl who does what's expected of her by trying to help out with the family tour guide business while pursuing her dreams in the art world on the side. She's struggling with telling her family no, so that she can dedicate more time to making her dreams become reality. And after getting out of a pitiful relationship where her sex life was about as hot as Alaska in January, she feels like she's going to implode with frustration between her work life, personal life, and sorry lack of sex life.

When she catches Ryan staring at her seamed stockings as she walks away from his table in a restaurant, she feels the first heated spike of arousal that she's experienced in a very long time. Suddenly Cass is ready to live, and who better to do it with than a sexy man who looks like he's starving, and she's the buffet he wants to eat from.

This story takes a nice approach into the mind of an individual who is uncomfortable with his own sexual cravings, even though by society's standards they could be considered harmless. I enjoyed Ryan's struggle and how it caught up to him in the end. Not to mention that the sex scenes between Cass and Ryan are hot, hot, HOT!

Perhaps others who read this will not have patience or understanding for Ryan's struggle, but I would encourage the reader to try it and think about how you might feel if you were in his shoes. I'm waffling between 4 and 5 wine glasses, so let's give it four and a half wine glasses! Enjoy you naughty readers! Enjoy!

Rating: 4.5 Wine Glasses

1 comment:

  1. I've heard a lot of buzz about this book and admit to being intrigued. Great review...


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