Thursday, 13 August 2015

Bradley's Whistle (The Pornstars of Romance #2) by Kirsty Dallas - ARC Review


Was he a hitman? A Navy Seal? Gigolo?
I had no idea what Bradley Emerson did for a living.
I’d figure it out though, secrets didn’t sit well with me and I loved a challenge.
~ Wiska

I wanted her.
I didn’t want to want her.
The brain in my head was no longer in control of this vessel.
Wanting her went against my rules, but apparently my male member was a rule breaker.
~ Bradley

This is NOT a dark romance. Nor is it smut...This is a slightly silly, LOL read, with a lighthearted look at the kinkier side of life. It comes served with a dash of wit and a sprinkle of playful romance.



Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: August 2015.
It's funny the preconceived notions you have walking into a book that you don't even realise you have until the author challenges you to dissect it, you see I'm not afraid to admit it, I'm somewhat of a walking information bank when it comes to the porn industry...before you ask... no...not through personal experience, but because I watch it...ummm...more than I probably should, I have girlcrushes on Kayden Kross and Stoya, I am intrigued by the fastest growing viewership of porn...women, because stereotypes are a tricky thing, male stars like our very own Decker Steele are revered but even when we don't want to admit it we as women question how could she do it, how could someone possibly use their bodies like that, how could she find someone to love her after it, and what I love so much about Kirsty Dallas is that she went there, she took this girl next door and was able to explore the dichotomy of a porn star and a girl searching for her fairy tale, because at the heart of this story stands Whiska, a woman desperate for a second chance at love, a girl who may not have ever imagined she'd end up in adult films but doesn't regret it for a moment, she's a woman who is the epitome of the kind of strong, resourceful, resilient women most of us aspire to... one that doesn't live her life with regrets, one that has the strength and humility to look at her life and be okay with the choices she's made, she can reconcile her past with her present and can now look toward her future.
Bradley is an enigma...what does he do for a living, that's like the Chandler from Friends joke, no one really knows but he seems to be quite successful at it, he's sexy, smart and charming...quite a lethal combination, most men might think having a porn star as a lover is like winning the lottery but Bradley knows better, with his ex Leah, he had plans of a future, her retirement and their possibly happy ever after, but it wasn't meant to be, you know the saying once bitten, twice shy...Bradley understands it all too well, dating a porn star failed miserably, and he won't make that mistake again. Until Whiska waltzes into his life and suddenly staying away seems harder than he thought.
On paper these two couldn't be more wrong for each other, but when strangers become friends and friends become more how do you reconcile what you've told yourself can't happen with what you are coming to desperately want?
There's a innocence in Whiska that was endearing, she's world weary and jaded and yet her innocence and belief in other people is what shines through, Whiska truly was the hero of this story for me, her ability to dust herself off and pick herself up time after time made me want to be her best friend and hug her silly, she's fierce and yet fragile and utterly breathtaking to watch. Bradley seemed like the perfect gentleman in Decker's Wood but he's deliciously dirty and sexy as hell, he's confident, he carries himself with an air of arrogance at times which still belies this innate good guy vibe, he's a mess of contradictions that only make him harder to resist, and coupled with Whiska's fun and flighty personality it was so very easy to get sucked into this book, to relish every moment and to be utterly invested in every little glance, every smile and every blush.
Dallas has an ability to effortlessly slide through genres, weaving magic with each, but The Pornstar's of Romance series cements her as an undeniable talent in the world of romantic comedy, every joke perfectly executed, every intimate moment sizzling with heat and chemistry forcing you to sit up and pay attention, lulling you in from the very first page and keeping you invested until the very last line, there's something undoubtedly special about Dallas's words, the worlds she creates, the characters she brings to life, always leave me sated and yet wanting, always desperately waiting for more.

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About Kirsty Dallas:

I grew up on the beaches of North Queensland, Australia before migrating south to the iconic Gold Coast in 1995. I traded the surf and my bikini for pajama's and a computer when I embarked on writing professionally in 2012.

I write first and foremost for myself. I write characters and ideas that come from my heart, then take shape and evolve into entire landscapes in my mind.
I am fascinated with most creative outlets --- photography, art, music, you name it, I love it. I don't take life too seriously and I love to hear from fans and other like-minded, creative people. So drop me a line or come hang out on Facey or over at the Twitter-verse!


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