Friday, May 24, 2013

Review: Hold Me Down Hard by Cathryn Fox from Entangled Flirt

Title: Hold Me Down Hard
AuthorCathryn Fox
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Length: 51 pages
Release DateMay 13, 2013
ISBN: 978-162266-1-398
Imprint: Flirt

Source:  eARC provided by publisher for honest review

When Eden Carver, Iowa farm girl turned NY actress, decides to seduce the sexy cop next door, she begins to wonder if she’s bitten off more than she can chew. The last thing Officer Jay Bennett wants is to cross a line with the sweet and innocent country girl—no matter how much he’d like to help himself to a nibble. Not only are they in the friendship zone, a na├»ve girl like Eden doesn’t belong in his dangerous world. But when she asks him to help her rehearse lines, and things go from simmer to boil, he finds himself doing the one thing he swore he’d never do.He knows he needs to walk away from temptation, but when sweet little Eden bites back, it tilts his world on its axis. Because biting back changes everything.

My Thoughts:  Aspiring actress Eden Carver has had a thing for her neighbor and best friend Jay Bennett for a while.  Jay Bennett has had a thing for Eden Carver since he met her.  They have mutually "friend zoned" each other, afraid to cross the line into something else because they don't won't to mess up their friendship, but there are also other reasons.....darker reasons.  Eden Carver has secret fetishes and desires.......things she has been afraid to share with anyone.   Jay Bennett also has desires.  He's dominant, and likes things hard and rough, definitely not something a sweet farm girl from Iowa would like....or so he thinks.  With the help of her friends, Eden concocts a scheme to have her "way with Jay," a scheme which changes everything for both of them......but will these changes tear them apart or bring them closer together? 

Hold Me Down Hard is a short 51 page novella that is hot, smexy, and a little naughty.  It is short, but there is a lot of steam in those 51 pages.  It will definitely get your heart pumping and cause you to have hot flashes that have nothing to do with menopause.  Hold Me Down Hard is the perfect little short read for when you are looking for something flirty, sexy, and hot, and don't have the time to spend on a full length novel.  

*This is a very adult story and only appropriate for those 18 and over*

About:  I've been reading romance novels for as long as I can remember. I just never thought I'd be writing them. In fact, I graduated from university with a business degree and started working in the Finance Department of Environment Canada...shiver. A few years into my career, my hubby, who's a meteorologist, got posted up north, population 800. I quit my job and went with him. At first all the spare time was great, then I got bored so I started to read. Day and night. When I ran out of books to read I decided to try writing one. After all, how hard could it be. Ha!! Well, you guessed it. It was hard! 

Many years later I discovered Romance Writers of America and have learned a great deal since joining my local chapter. My journey to publication hasn't been smooth sailing, but with the support and guidance from the wonderful writers at RWAC, it's been a lot easier. And a lot more fun! 


  1. I have seen this one around and was wondering about it, I had no idea it was a novella!
    I am glad you enjoyed this hot steamy read!
    Happy Friday Ellen!

    1. I did enjoy it. It is really short and sexy.

  2. It sounds like a good book but I can never seem to get into stories that are that short. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it though. :)
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

    1. I don't usually like short stories that much either, but I did enjoy this one. I would have loved to see it be longer.

  3. Hold up! How did I not see this one??? Looks like my kind of book and that cover is HOT!

  4. Nice! I wish I'd had time to review this, didn't realize it was that short or I would. Love the steamy!

    1. That is the only way I was able to fit it in. It is short, but really good.

  5. This cover is smocking HOT! I have this one on my wish list but I am worried of how short it is. But I do like that I can read it in a few hours.

    1. The cover is what made me want to read it. It is a good little sexy story.

  6. I haven't heard of this one yet, I don't think. I'm not sure it's something I'd read, but I'm glad you enjoyed it!


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