~Book Review~ “Kiss Me Now” (Brewhouse Book 3) by Holly Dodd

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Angela Watts seems to have it all.  She is gorgeous, she has guys falling at her feet and she is almost ready to graduate and move on with life.  Things quickly change, however, when Angela is slipped Xanax at a frat party and assaulted by one of the brothers.

Jackson Clark was supposed to be on watch at the frat party . . . however, he let himself get distracted by beer and girls.  When he realizes what happened while he was supposed to be on watch, Jackson becomes mired in guilt and can’t seem to get Angela out of his head.

When a chance meeting at a self-defense class brings Angela and Jackson together, sparks fly . . . but is either one ready to move on to a relationship when still battling with their past?

Kudos to Holly Dodd for tackling such a sensitive topic with grace and class.  Angela is such a tough cookie in this book and her journey of self-discovery from the girl she thought she wanted to be into the woman she truly is was amazing.  I love that the author did not shy away from topics such as eating disorders and date rape, but instead showed the reality that many college students unfortunately face.  Angela’s struggle was very real and beautifully written.

I also love how Jackson’s character grew due to the circumstances that happened at that frat party.  His character continually evolved in this book from college jock to honorable man and I enjoyed watching it happen.

This was a great addition to the Brewhouse series, and while it could be read as a standalone, I encourage you to read books one and two first, as those characters also play an important role in this book.

5 stars!

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About the Book:

Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2p29ob0

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33400647-pin-me-down

Synopsis:

Angela Watts loved being the life of a party. Until one night changed everything.

Now, she just wants a fresh start. With one semester left of college, she’s intent on finishing it and moving on. That means no more distractions and no more boys. Especially womanizer’s like Jackson. His cocky smile and mesmerizing eyes ignite her like none other. Which is exactly why she vows to stay away from him. Except he’s always there when she needs him. His hungry kisses and fiery touch inflame her. She hadn’t wanted a relationship, but in his arms, she is safe again.

Jackson Clark f*cked up. He failed the only job he’d had, and that failure ruined Angela’s life. Even though he didn’t have a hand in what happened, he’s drowning in guilt. Then, he sees Angela again, and he becomes the protector he should have been. The heat between them is undeniable. For the first time he doesn’t only want a tight little body and juicy mouth, but her heart too.

But one thought lingers: if Angela knew the role Jackson played in her downfall, would she still want him?

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About Holly Dodd:

Holly Dodd is an award-winning author. Her novel won the 2016 RWA Beacon award for unpublished romantic suspense. Her fans classify her stories as steamy and intense with a little bit of funny and a lot of emotion.

Fueled by chocolate and caffeine, her writing interests range from the contemporary anti-hero, to paranormal and futuristic. In her opinion, vampires will never go out of style. She loves an alpha hero and a bad boy, and the women destined to keep them on their toes.

Calling Pennsylvania home, Holly loves autumn, the beach, and beautiful weather. Though she sees very little of it living in the North. When she’s not writing, reading, or baking, she’s wrangling her three psychotic felines, and wondering where her muse will take her to next.

She is the author of the bestselling Brewhouse series, the co-author of the Windy City Bad Boys series, and the co-author of the Queen’s Rangers series.

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