Title: Smoking Holt
Series: Tryst Island #3
Author: Sabrina York
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance, BDSM
Heat: 5 stars
Source: ARC provided by NetGalley
Cover: 5 stars
Characters: 3 stars
Plot: 5 stars
Heat: 5 stars
Freshness: 4 stars
Addictiveness: 5 stars
Total: 4 stars
*Even though it can be read as a stand alone, I recommend the reader to read this series in order, so it can feel connected to this wonderful group of friends.*
Bella Cross hides her fears and insecurities behind this nonchalant mask, but she has been in lust with Holt Lamm since college. Now, when everything is going wrong for her, that last person she wishes to see when she is feeling so down, is Holt. What she may see as a problem, may become her solution. Will she be able to get rid of her fears and misconceptions, to be truly his?
When I first saw the blurb of this book, I was a bit disappointed. I've liked Holt as much as I have detest Bella from the first and second books. I couldn't see how a Bella's book could be good. Well, Ms. York proved me wrong. No, I don't love Bella, but I understand her better now.
Holt is a great Dom, an amazing friend and a superb boyfriend.
The heat in this book is off the charts and the author has explored BDSM in a light, fun way.
The characters created by Ms. York on this amazing series are all multidimensional and very believable. I can find myself and several of my friends on these characters and It feels like they are real.
These characters and the world built by the author on this island where a group of friends share a house is what makes this series so different and so appealing to readers.
If you enjoy hot reads, with fun people and great friendship this is a book/a series you shouldn't miss!