Decker's Wood by Kirsty Dallas
Series: Kink Harder Presents #1
Published by KD Publications on June 6, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Was he a nude model? A stripper? An escort? Blah, I had no idea what Decker Steele did for a living, but I'd figure it out. I was if anything tenacious when confronted with a mystery.~ AndiShe was forbidden fruit, my friend without benefits. Is that why my malfunctioning member wanted her so bad? Is that why I wanted her so bad?I'd figure out the enigma that was Andi Jennings, and I'd have a damn good time while doing it.~ Decker
Country bumpkin goes from book lover to porn star’s lover…
I can’t believe how much I enjoyed Decker’s Wood. I’ve had it sitting on my kindle for ages and kept putting off reading it. My friends had raved about how funny and sexy Decker was, so when it was on special I bought it with plans to read it…soon. I was hesitant to read and like a hero who is a porn star. I mean the man has EXPERIENCE. Lots and lots of experience. Could I put myself in the shoes of the heroine and picture myself having a relationship with someone who is paid to have sex? IF, you managed to get your confidence up enough to try him out, would your confidence hold up time and time again when beautiful women approach him wanting to try him out too?
So, I did it. I picked it up and started reading. At first I thought Decker was a putz and that I would be reading this for the “experience” and not necessarily my enjoyment. Then we get to know Decker and meet a little country bumpkin by the name of Andi who surprises him enough to start looking at his life and choices a bit differently. The Andi Decker meets now is very different from the young, shy teenager with her nose permanently in a book. This Andi is mature, confident and knows what she wants…sort of.
We meet some fantastic side characters in Andi’s neighbours and some of Decker’s porn mates. Bradley, who is Andi’s cousin and Decker’s best mate, brought them together. He is very close to both of them but thinks it would be a mistake to have a relationship. Decker’s family is lovable and close. They know about his career are not necessarily happy about it but love him enough to get past it.
This was a steamy read. Obviously, Decker has experience and in the first part of the story we hear a bit about his exploits. At this stage, the couple is not together so I don’t have an issue. He does have women throw themselves at him leaving Andi uncomfortable. There was one scene towards the end of the story that skated along the lines of cheating but there were twenty other things going on at that particular moment, I was distracted. By the time I realised, I had processed it and was ready to move on.
In the end I really enjoyed this story. By the time the (sort of) cheating happened, I was already in love with Decker and I was justifying and making excuses (in my head) for him. That says a lot for this story because I don’t do cheating at all. The characters were funny, sexy and lovable. We see a different side to the porn industry and who the actors really are. I will definitely be reading more from this author.
Sassy’s Rating: 4 Funny, Sexy, and Lovable Stars.
Well it’s no surprise that Decker’s Wood was going to be on the humorous side. It reminded me of a sitcom, right down to the scenes being set mainly within Andi’s shop and her living quarters above the shop. The style of writing coupled with the we’re just friends without benefits beginning took me a while to get into. Once I did, I didn’t want to stop. The crazy neighbours along with Decker and Andi’s chemistry won me over. Until…that TSTL moment when she played her tit for tat move and said yes to that date in front of him. Not cool and I could see it was going to backfire.
From that moment on, life was not on the up and up for the love birds and their sombreness filtered through to the other characters. Upside was we get to meet Brad and the breath of fresh air he brought to the storyline. It was also a bit of a glimpse into two characters I think we’ll hear more about in the next book.
All in all a mixed read of romantic comedy melded with a serious dilemma of realising the life you’d been living was detrimental to the promise of what could be. I rarely pick comedies to read as I prefer to listen or watch them. Delivery is all in the timing IMO and I imagine that is very difficult to achieve in a book.
Lily’s Rating: 3.5 Stars.
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