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Bare Knuckle

Bare Knuckle, October 2013
Vegas Top Guns #5
by Katie Porter

Samhain Publishing
Featuring: Eric "Kisser" Donaghue; Trish Monroe
341 pages
ISBN: 1619210940
EAN: 9781619210943
Kindle: B00BLHTFHA
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"Katie Porter pulls no punches in BARE KNUCKLE!"

Fresh Fiction Review

Bare Knuckle
Katie Porter

Reviewed by Annie Tegelan
Posted September 6, 2013

Romance Military | Romance Erotica Sensual

Katie Porter pulls no punches in BARE KNUCKLE, book five of the Vegas Top Guns series. When Trish Monroe learns that her big break has fallen through her fingertips, the Vegas showgirl makes ends meet by working as a ring girl offering distraction in the violence filled arena where fighter pilot Captain Eric "Kisser" Donaghue fights for prize money to help his brother through rehab.

It's an explosive start for these two, who don't bother with words of seduction or empty promises. When they first meet each other at a fight, they make plans to see each other later and this is where the sexual chemistry between the two explodes into a free-for-all fire.

One of the issues I had with Porter's writing before was that there wasn't enough emotional involvement between the characters, nor was there enough backstory. However, Porter immediately addresses that from the beginning, creating a plot that I think works well in bringing the hero and heroine together in a believable manner. While I do think that there should be more focus on the seduction and chemistry between the characters, I will say that I enjoyed the straight-shooting dialogue even if it lessened the passion a little bit.

Porter's writing style has always been crude over cautious. This means that BARE KNUCKLE is a full-throttle ride from start to finish. It's deliciously explicit details is guaranteed to ignite the fire within readers.

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Skin deep is never deep enough. Vegas Top Guns, Book 5 After a near-fatal plane crash, fighter pilot Captain Eric “Kisser” Donaghue is a changed man. By day he labors to regain his confidence in the cockpit. By night he moonlights as an off-Strip boxer, fighting for prize money to pay for his younger brother’s third stint in rehab.

In the ring, no one cares he once had a face that launched a thousand one-night stands—and neither does Eric. He’s only there to win. Yet he can’t take his eyes off the new ring girl, a glitz-meets-pageant-queen vision of blonde perfection. Down on her luck but not quite out, Vegas showgirl Trish Monroe lives for the spotlight. The scarred, steely-eyed loner who stares at her from his corner of the ring gives Trish an extra reason to strut her stuff. Curiosity and the temptation of a no-strings good time bring them together. The discovery of their secret fetishes—she likes to show off, he likes to watch—turns mere sexual chemistry into a fiery exploration of matched passions. They’re a natural fit. Trust in love, however, is harder to earn than trust in bed, especially when this beauty and beast hide even from themselves. Warning: This book contains a Sin City-style Beauty and the Beast love story, lots of naughty pics and vids, adrenaline-pumped base jumping, and a set of very important note cards. Oh, and as always, an incredibly hot fighter pilot.

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