ARC Review: Hold Me Down Hard by Cathryn Fox

Posted May 21, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: Hold Me Down Hard by Cathryn Fox
Hold Me Down Hard
by Cathryn Fox

4.5 Stars


Released: May 13, 2013
Published by Entangled Publishing
Pages: 51
Format: ARC


“HOLD ME DOWN HARD is a quick and extremely hot ride, that might cause whimpering and hot flashes.  Be warned to try and not read it in public.” ~Under the Covers

Eden is a farm girl who has moved to NY to follow her dream of becoming an actress.  She’s been doing well at that, has a set of friends and her life is on track.  Except she has the biggest crush on her sexy next door neighbor, Jay.  Jay is a cop, all rough and rugged, and only sees her as a friend.  Or so she thinks.

He usually rehearses scenes with her and her friends give her the bright idea to write her own script for him to rehearse with her and see what happens.  And suddenly sweet, innocent Eden is not so sweet anymore.

Normally I don’t like the premise of the hero thinking that he’s doing what’s best for the heroine by staying away because she couldn’t handle his lifestyle.  But for the 50 some pages it took for me to read this story, I didn’t care.  It was done so perfectly!

Eden took charge of the situation and kept pushing all of Jay’s buttons to the point that he couldn’t resist anymore.  And then things went lava temperature hot.

But hotness factor aside, and you should read this if you are looking for that, this was also a story of two people who had grown into good friends.  Almost always a step in the right direction for me with short stories.  I was not a fan of Jay thinking that if he got in a relationship with sweet little Eden she would want him to get a desk job and he couldn’t handle that.  Assumptions. HATE THEM!

HOLD ME DOWN HARD is a quick and extremely hot ride, that might cause whimpering and hot flashes.  Be warned to try and not read it in public.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Cathryn Fox

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!

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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Thanks for the warning Francesca!

Maria D.
Maria D.

Lol Francesca! I try to read the super hot ones at home ….lol….Thanks for the great review

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I usually do too BUT …… deadlines!


Entangled always have amazing books! 🙂
Thanks for the warning and review Francesca 🙂