Thursday, June 11, 2015

Porter by David Michael is Now Available & Reviewed

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.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Porter, Parker and Preston Hale are brothers and some of the biggest names in the porn industry. An industry they followed their father into. When their father died, Porter, the oldest, tried to do what was right and best by his brothers. Always looking out for them, putting them first. The night he meets Holly Nash at his brother's premier party he knows there is something different about her. Can Holly get over the fact that Porter is a huge porn star? Can Porter settle down and become a one woman kind of man?

This is my second read from Mr. Michael and I loved it! There is the insta-love/like factor but it was written very well. Normally that can be a huge turn off but it fit well within the story line. Loved the porn aspect of the story and Porter's inter dialogue throughout some of his scenes. His character had me smiling on more than one occasion.

The Hale brothers, (the Dick Dynasty) were an interesting bunch. I can't wait to see more from them.

Fun, bawdy, and unexpectedly unique. I am delighted that this is the first in a series, as the writer's struck gold with this group of characters. I have made a note to look out for Parker's book which is coming next.

I loved the inside view, which made me laugh, and feel strangely sad at the prejudice they faced – but mostly I enjoyed the ride as Holly was pursued. There are many books which deal with the issue of a club dom who has to deal with how to resolve faithfulness with a partner, but not so many about porn stars. It was clever and amusing at the same time.

I didn't foresee the ending – another reason why I am waiting for the next book in the series. I do hope Mr. Michael is busy writing it for us!

I need to start off by saying that even though I have read one of Mr. Michael’s books before, I completely underestimated Porter. This is not the first book I have read in which one of the main characters is porn star. Nor is it the first I have read in which said porn star is presented as a real person rather than a caricature. Sadly it does fall in the minority for that very reason. Because of my past reading experience and the series title – and yes it means exactly that – I began Porter with the expectation of a smut-filled read about a porn star. A book I would enjoy reading, but not love. What I got was a lot of laughs, a handful of hot (not smutty) sex scenes, a serious romance, and SUSPENSE! And I loved every minute of it.

I often include personal references in my reviews to explain why I enjoy a book. Oddly enough, I actually know a couple of gay male porn actors – they do love Key West. Because of this, I found Porter’s character to feel very authentic. Like most public personalities, they have their public persona and their real personality and being “on” all the time can wear them down. So the opportunity to be themselves when faced with a person who doesn’t care about nor is interested in their public persona is a godsend. It’s because of this that I found Porter’s reaction to Holly so realistic. Not only was Holly not impressed by Porter being a porn star, she actually wanted nothing to do with him because of it. And this put Porter in the novel situation of actually having to work for it to get a woman’s attention. Unbeknownst to Porter, Holly was actually attracted to him (which made for some hilarious conversations between Holly and her BFF Becks) so he had her complete and total attention, albeit begrudgingly. With some subtle pushing, some not so subtle cajoling, and a case of phone theft, Becks insures that Holly gives Porter a chance to prove that he’s not as bad as she wants to think he is. Despite their terrible first encounter, Porter proves to Holly that he really is a nice guy who has plans for a life beyond porn. The romance that ensues is sweet as Holly and Porter learn that they have a lot of common interests. Of course, the sex is hot – he is a porn star after all – but not gratuitous, not even those scenes that occur in the course of Porter’s job. The author weaves the scenes in appropriate to the storyline.

What I was not expecting and that caught me off-guard completely was the suspense element. I so did not see that coming – the actual incident or the guilty party. Holy crap that was intense and had me on the edge of my seat as the scene played out. Mr. Michael has created a wonderful cast of characters as support systems for Holly in Becks and Mitch and for Porter in Parker and Preston – who I am assuming will be getting their own books as members of the Dick Dynasty. I thoroughly enjoyed that the story was told from both Holly and Porter’s points of views so we got to see what each thought about the other and I will warn you that Holly has a bent sense of humor (that I loved). I loved Porter and apologize to Mr. Michael for underestimating his ability to make me love a porn star. I have added Porter to my reread shelf and am looking forward to Parker’s story next – at least it better be Parker’s story next after that freaking cliffhanger!

David Michael is the author of The United Series - a five-book paranormal romance series - and the Dick Dynasty Trilogy.

His passion for writing was born of his passion for reading. He spent his childhood escaping into the worlds created for him by authors and has always aspired to join their ranks. After the publication of his first novel, he couldn't be stopped.

David lives in Salt Lake City, hates the snow, loves his pets (two cats and a dog), and more often than not can be found sitting in front of his laptop in his underwear hammering away at the keyboard (usually chatting on Facebook). He's a firm believer that what you put out into the universe comes right back to you and always looks for the silver lining around the rain clouds in life.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Porter (Dick Dynasty Trilogy #1) by David Michael to read and review for this tour.

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