Title: Throb

Author: Vi Keeland

Age group: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release date: 26th January 2015


The rules:

No dating.

No sex outside of the game.

No disclosing the terms of the contract.

Rules were made to be broken, right?


A best friend to talk about him to.

 Meet Sadie



“And I kissed him when we were in his office.”

“How was his office?”

“Really?  That’s what you want to know.  Not how was the kiss or aren’t you in breach of your contract?  How was his office?”

“You can tell a lot about a man by his office.”

I gulp another unladylike sip from my wine glass.  “His office was beautiful.  Sleek, overlooking the city.  It oozed power.”

“Nice.  Bet he fucks like he owns you.”

The thought of what he’s like in bed is enough to make me lose my train of thought.

“Go on,” Sadie prods.

I don’t continue immediately.

“You forgot what you were up to because you were thinking of him fucking you like he owns you, didn’t you?”  My best friend smirks knowingly.

“Shut up.”  I pause.  “Anyway, I don’t know what I’m going to do.”

“Well, him.  Obviously.”

“I wish it were that easy.”


Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse Nuttall on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.

In this book the author has shown me that there is no limit to her versatility. The storyline is well plotted out, her characters’ personalities are extremely well developed and above all, it is clear to see that she’s done her homework regarding the Hollywood scene. I was thirty-five percent into this read and was forced to put this book down; however, I can assure you that I didn’t want to! This was when I was able to make my first solid opinion. “God forbid; this is a hellishly good read,” I said to myself! On very rare occasions do I start to write a review before finishing a book, and this was the case! I am also aware that one shouldn’t start off a review like this either as I am actually summing up…

But let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of what appears to be an enthralling triangle where the reader wants each of the main protagonists to come out tops! Obviously, this is asking too much; all said and done, someone has to be the loser. Who will it be I asked myself? Yes, the story of Kate Monroe, Cooper Montgomery and Flynn Beckham is most certainly intriguing!

Quote: “Good things don’t usually come easy. And I love a challenge.”

I’m really not one for letting on; nevertheless, to get you in the picture; please excuse the pun because this story revolves around the movie world and reality shows, is not only about a contest, but also about who will win Kate’s heart.

Quote: “She’s my girl next door. Looks sweet and innocent, but she has a streak of something wild.”

Kate is between a rock and a hard place. She thinks she knows what’s best for her, but sometimes doing the right thing isn’t always the best option. She’s temporarily parked her doctorate in physical therapy, and even though she’s inherited her abilities to play a mean game of poker from her father which helps her economically, it’s not enough. Now she’s competing in a reality show and she needs to win. Why? The answer will be divulged in the story!

Quote: “Hearing that he is showing any sign of improvement, physical or mental, lifts my heart. I’m already glad I came.”

And not only that, who do you think is producing the show? None other than Cooper’s brother, Miles! I didn’t like this man from the very beginning of the story. He’s not business savvy, is eaten up with jealousy and harbours a grudge against his oldest brother. Saying that, the author has deftly described his obnoxious persona to perfection. And Kate. Deary me! She had no alternative but to sign on the bottom line of his contract with more fraternising clauses in it than for her own good.

Quote: “Violation of any of the terms of the contract will result in forfeiture of any prizes. And you can, and will, be sued for breach of contract.”

Coop Montgomery is the drop-dead gorgeous CEO of one of the most successful movie production companies in LA. I could envisage him so clearly while writing this review! Dazzling green eyes with shiny black hair just touching his white shirt collar and dressed in an Armani suit is my kind of man. Not to mention rippling muscles in all the right places. Domineering when he should be, considerate, highly professional and a real hotty. Mind you, Coop’s controlled world will come tumbling down in brackets when he meets up with Kate. He’ll do things quite inappropriate to his character just to have more time with her. The sexual tension palpitates to such a degree that I was indeed tempted me to put the air-conditioning on; and it’s winter!

Quote: “We don’t take IOUs,” I tease. She looks me in the eye. “It’s my phone number. Didn’t think any of you would want my lipstick or a tampon.”

Flynn Beckham rocks! Mmm, sexy, tattooed, and knows how to turn on the charm. This promising rock star is without a doubt, attractive and a ladies man. He loves them, they love him. I did, too! One problem though. In spite of the fact that female participants are gradually being eliminated from Throb, the reality show, he only has eyes for a lass who is still in the game but won’t let her barriers down. “Or will she?” you may ask.

Quote: “Not to be a pig here, but Jesus, Kate, you look like you might have an orgasm.”

Of course, throw a spanner in the works for good measure and one is assured of a good read. Animosity between the two brothers is laid on thick. And the secondary characters play a huge part in the making; add the author’s knack of describing her protagonists’ moods which is quite incredible, et voilá! At times I felt my frustration with them would get the better of me. I could have quite happily strangled one of them!

Quote: “My whole mood has changed and I know I’m acting like a jerk for taking it out on her, yet I can’t seem to bring color to my own self-induced grey mood.”

Throb is outstandingly absorbing, sensual and emotional. You might even shed a tear or two. So my recommendation to you folks is just read it. I can honestly say that you’ll be hooked well before you reach the end. A quicky to the author. You have unequivocally outdone yourself! Bravo!


    throb 5


Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!


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