Sunday, 31 May 2015

Porter (Dick Dynasty #1) by David Michael - ARC Review

 Released: 11th June 2015.


Cameras don’t catch all of the action…
Porter Hale is a sex god—The Prince of Porn with dreams of grandeur.

When he meets Holly Nash, the biggest casting director in Hollywood, the doors to his future are thrown open.

Just one problem: She loathes porn.

Porter is walking into Holly’s world and the price of admission is higher than either of them could have guessed.

As sparks fly and passions blaze into something wild, they are forced to accept that someone will have to sacrifice their dreams or risk their lover’s heart.

When dreams collide, the aftermath can be messy.

Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: May 2015.


David Michael's work has been catching my eye for a while now, I'm traditionally not a paranormal reader, so while he has been on my radar, I'm yet to pick up one of his titles, when Porter hit my kindle I was intrigued, a male porn star, who wouldn't be right??? Porter was an easy read, light, funny, a tongue in cheek look at the porn industry and three of it's biggest stars. The Hale brothers - Porter, Parker and Preston are a legacy, three sons of a well known porn star, these boys have capitalised on their family name and are carving out a pretty spectacular living, the Princes of Porn as they're known seem to have a pretty fantastic life, each with their own niche market in the industry.

Porter Hale is self assured, with the porn industry begging for a piece of him, men want to be him, women want to do him, but he dreams for more than just a life or fast women and sex, when he meets Holly Nash, the biggest casting director in Hollywood he may just have a chance at more than just skin flicks for the rest of his career. Sounds easy.... it would be if only Holly didn't despise porn, it's seedy underbelly and the media nightmare it creates.

After a landslide of women throwing themselves at Porter both on screen and off he might of finally met a woman who won't get down on her knees for him. There is no doubt of the physical chemistry that flows between Holly and Porter but he's going to have to prove that he's more than just the stereotype in order to have a chance with her.

While their connection is very much the main storyline here, Michael also focuses on the relationship between Parker, and Porter and Preston and the defined roles they play in each others lives. This story focuses on more than just sex, Michael's writing drew me into their world, intriguing me as to everything that had transpired before the porn world came calling, the dynamic these brothers share captivated me, and left me wanting more.

Porter was a strong book for me, I was devouring the words, laughing and swooning at all the appropriate times until I wasn't, I generally try to steer clear of spoilery reviews, so I'm going to try and give you an idea to what made me pause, because up until this point Porter was a 4 star read for me, but when **SPOILER** occurred I felt lost... I backtracked, had I missed a chapter... were there hints I didn't pick up on... was there something there that I hadn't read properly?? As I re read I couldn't find anything, and as a result I was left confused, it felt rushed, and almost as if this particular plot twist was thrown in for the sake of angst, which I didn't feel like the story needed,
it felt like a black moment, with no lead up, and no reason behind it as far as I could see other than possible shock value, it resulted in making the ending feel forced to me.

I am intrigued to see where David Michael takes the next book in this series, I have no doubt the Hale brothers will be back and hope to see more of Porter and Holly in the process. Porter was an enjoyable read, I was easily sucked in to the world the author created, but ultimately the aforementioned scene left me feeling more confused than anything else.


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About David Michael:

David Michael, author of The United Series, is a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, a hater of snow, a lover of Star Trek and has an addiction to coffee that is excessive even for an author.

He lives in Salt Lake City where he is currently majoring in Psychology, working a "big boy" job, and writing full time. He shares a living space with his best friend, idolizes his mother, and has a strange knack for making friends with people on the other side of the planet instead of his own back yard.


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