Double Down

Double Down

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by Katie Porter
     
 

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Desire as reckless as a fighter jet in freefall…and just as dangerous.

Vegas Top Guns, Book 1

As part of the 64th Aggressor Squadron, Major Ryan “Fang” Haverty flies like the enemy to teach Allied pilots how not to die. The glittering excess of the Strip can’t compare to the glowing jet engines of his F-16.

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Desire as reckless as a fighter jet in freefall…and just as dangerous.

Vegas Top Guns, Book 1

As part of the 64th Aggressor Squadron, Major Ryan “Fang” Haverty flies like the enemy to teach Allied pilots how not to die. The glittering excess of the Strip can’t compare to the glowing jet engines of his F-16. But a sexy, redheaded waitress in seamed stockings? Now she gets his blood pumping.

Cassandra Whitman’s good-girl ways haven’t earned any slack from her manager ex-boyfriend, or prevented a bad case of frazzle from holding down two and a half jobs. She sure wouldn’t mind letting the handsome Southern charmer shake up her routine.

Their wild weekend lives up to Sin City’s reputation. Especially when they discover a matched passion for roleplaying. For Cass, it’s an exciting departure from her normal, shy persona. But for Ryan, it triggers memories of a time when his fetish drove away the woman he loved—leaving him reluctant to risk a repeat performance.

Except Cass refuses to settle for ordinary ever again. She’s about to show the man with hair-trigger hands that she’s got a few surprise moves of her own.

Warning: This book contains dirty-hot roleplaying, featuring an all-alpha fighter pilot and an ambitious waitress with a fabulous imagination. Also: dressing-room sex, a plaid schoolgirl skirt, and a sprinkling of spankings.

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“With steamy romance set in the sultry desert of Vegas, this book takes costumes and performance to an all-time high. Readers who are looking for handsome pilots and long, fun-filled nights will love this descriptive ebook. It is fun and sassy hotness; a quick read sure to get your jets off!”
—Library Journal on Double Down

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619210851
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Series:
Vegas Top Guns , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
321
Sales rank:
338,111
File size:
1 MB

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Katie Porter is the writing team of Carrie Lofty and Lorelie Brown, who’ve been friends and critique partners for more than five years. Both are multi-published in historical romance. Carrie has an MA in history, while Lorelie is a US Army veteran. Generally a high-strung masochist, Carrie loves running and weight training. Lorelie, a laid-backed sadist, would rather grin maniacally when Carrie works out. Discover more about them at http://www.katieporterbooks.com.

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Double Down 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
SonomaLass More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting eagerly for release day for this book, the first of a terrific new series of smart, funny, intense erotic romance novels from Samhain Publishing. The author, Katie Porter, is the pen name for the partnership of two edgy romance authors whose separate historical romances I have enjoyed, and  I very much liked their joint foray into contemporary erotic romance. In other words, WIN. Double Down Is the first book in the Vegas Top Guns series. The core group of characters are United States Air Force pilots, assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron. Thanks to Wikipedia, I know that the 64th is a real squadron, actually stationed at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas. Aggressor squadrons are teaching units; they "use enemy tactics, techniques, and procedures to give a realistic simulation of air combat (as opposed to training against one's own forces)." (from Wikipedia) The men, and woman, of the Top Guns know enemy tactics from having flown and fought against them, and although they are no longer deployed overseas, they are still taking risks in their high-powered aircraft. It's a great setting for hot romance, because there's a tension involved in the fighting, and in the need to train pilots well for their own protection, that goes beyond most domestic military deployments, but the characters are not under actual combat conditions. They have free time, and that time is spent in Las Vegas, a terrific place for anything-goes romance. Erotic romance is tricky territory for me, but this book really hit my sweet spot (heh). Ryan has a thing for role-playing, but he is ashamed of his kink and does his best to deny it. Cass is looking to break out of her "nice girl" life, and pretending to be someone else helps her free up her naughty side. These two characters are hot together, and a sweet couple even when they're having steamy hot sex; I wanted them to get together, but Ryan had a lot to overcome for that to happen. At one point I thought I was fed up with Ryan and his inability to accept his own sexual needs, and then a plot twist made his hesitation very real and believable to me. The book really sucked me in; I kept finding myself torn between rushing ahead and savoring the moment. I liked the involvement and development of the secondary characters in the squadron, too; there was a real feeling of camaraderie and trust between Ryan and his friends, which felt solid in this book and made me look forward to the next. I liked these characters, and I enjoyed spending time with them. Plus the erotic scenes were not only written well, they were integrated fully into the development of Ryan and Cass's relationship -- not that I mind gratuitous sex, if it's actually sexy, but this was even better. Kudos to "Ms Katie Porter" for an excellent debut, and thanks for a great reading experience. (This review originally appeared on my blog, Another Day in Paradise.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Wonderful characters with real issues. Extremely well written "love" scenes. I look forward to the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it, will probably read the series. 645 pages. (dw)
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Thanks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREAT READ!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. Love when people can look at thier true self and live to be happy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down...hated to see it end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure about this book but decided to give it a try since it was free (now it's not!)  I ended up liking it much more than I expected.  After the first few sex scenes, i thought this was just an excuse to describe wild ways for characters to have sex but then the plot kicked in and I started to care about these two people.  Especially Ryan and his tortured past.  I grew up in the Air Force and I recognize these alphas guys who try to maintain control over everything in their lives so they can cope.  Cass was a great compliment to Ryan's intense ways and I was rooting for her to heal his past hurts and for him to let her.  With that said, the last sex scene was a little too intense for my tastes so not sure if I will continue the series especially at 4.95 each.
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This was wickedly sensual and sexy a must read
AmandaMak More than 1 year ago
A fighter pilot, a waitress and hot steamy role playing sex, what more could you ask for? A plot, and this book had a surprisingly good one. I tend to steer clear of realistic, contemporary Romance, because I prefer paranormal; it's just easier to willingly suspend my disbelief. This story was well written, with an interesting and believable plot. Double Down is a fun read and I recommend it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this series I think I have a new favorite author got to love when a man finds a woman who gives him what he wants and needs without judgement. Ryan and Cass are perfect for one another
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by these authors and I absolutely loved it! The chemistry between Cassandra and Ryan jumped off the pages; the two characters complemented each other so well. The romance was hot and steamy, leaving you begging for more of their games. The control aspect to Ryan and the submission from Cassandra added another depth to their games and rounded the characters so well. It gave another dimension to alpha males and the women who bring them to their knees. I'd highly recommend this book for a ready who's looking for a fun, sexy read with characters you can fall in love with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Give it a try.. ;p
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hot, Steamy, Panty dropping!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not for teens
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OMG! Thais one needs a warning label, " spontaneous combustion possible!" It was well written, and makes a girl want a super hot fighter pilot. Main characters were well written and defined, and secondary characters were included easily. Leaves you panting for more! Great read, hot sex, even sexier plot! What more could you ask for?