Book Review: GIVING IT UP by Holly Dodd


Giving it Up (Brewhouse #1)


Holly Dodd

Release Date: January 10, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

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Jolene “Jo” Miller has been panting over her crush for years. He’s
everything she wants: a gentle giant with kick-ass ambition and a rock-hard
body that she’s dying to ride. The problem is, she’s stuck in his friend
zone due to one embarrassing reason – she’s a virgin.

Jo’s crush has no interest in popping her cherry. She’ll need to take some
drastic measures to get her crush’s attention, and Jo has the perfect
candidate to punch her v-card.

Kevin Harris is an unapologetic manwhore. With his panty-melting smile and
chiseled body, he has his choice of tits and ass. His motto: hit ’em hard
and leave them aching for more. Relationships aren’t his thing, and they
never crossed his mind until he met Jo. She’s everything Kevin doesn’t know
he wants. She makes him tingle, and not just below the belt. But Jo’s not
into it, she’s the only girl who doesn’t want to ride the Harris express.
They’re just friends until Jo asks him to help her with some sexual

One kiss, one taste, he’s hooked. Now Kevin has to convince Jo that he’s
the perfect man for her. He craves being a permanent fixture not only in
her bed, but in her life. Will she give him the chance?

Warning: This sexy romance novella contains a fed-up virgin who thinks she
knows what she wants, and a reformed bad boy guiding her down a kinky path.

This is a standalone story with a HEA and NO cheating.


This book was an absolute treat to read and spun everything I love about NA Romance together perfectly. It was filled with angst, sexual tension, humour and romance so sweet I’m sure I gained five pounds.


Kevin is a manwhore. A bad boy. A cynic. But his loyalty and squishy centre won me over from the start. His confusion about his many feelings towards Jo had my toes curling in pleasure and I ate up every single dirty thought and word that spilled from him.


 Jo, on the other hand, is the good girl. The virgin. The girl desperate to catch the attention of her crush. I am sick to death of the virgin trope, but in this case I didn’t even mind it. Jo was an excellent character. Her honesty and determination was a refreshing change.


Together these two made for some entertaining banter, moments that squeezed at my heart and sexy times so hot they burned off the pages. The story of Jo and Kevin is by no means one that I haven’t read before but in the hands of Holly Dodd it became a page-turner – not because I didn’t know how it all would end, but because the road to the ending was just so damn entertaining.


If you’re looking for a sweet read that will make you laugh and leave you with a big fat goofy smile on your face then look no further.

(ARC provide by author in exchange for an honest review)


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Holly Dodd is an award-winning author. Her novel Covet won the 2016 RWA
Beacon award for (unpublished) Romantic Suspense. A member of the Romance
Writers of America, her stories are often spicy, with everything salacious
right on the page. Ranging from the contemporary anti-hero, to paranormal
and futuristic, she loves an Alpha Hero in any setting and a woman destined
to keep him on his toes. Her first New Adult Romance, Giving it Up,
releases January 10, 2017 on Amazon!

Calling Pennsylvania home, she loves autumn, the beach, and beautiful
weather. When she’s not writing, reading, or baking, she’s wrangling her
three psychotic felines, and wondering where her muse will take her to