Release Day Blitz + ARC review: Brando by J.D Hawkins

Title: Brando
Author: J.D. Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary/Erotic Romance
 Release Date: October 26, 2015

descriptionI know what you want, and I know exactly how to give it to you...

It's why I've got a row of platinum records on my wall and girls lining up for a shot at fame. I'm the best. Now I just need to prove it.

The bet is simple: take a nobody and make her a star. I just didn't bet on HER.

She's not some wannabe, she's the real deal.

But fuck it, I want her. And I always come out on top.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Brando was no stranger to me when I started reading. As Jax's best friend I already fall for his charm and I was anticipating his book. I wanted to discover what was beneath the cocky attitude he has.


Brando has a gift when it comes to spot talent. He already had one experience in the past and if it wasn't for some asshole who stole his star, his love and future, Brando would have a total different life.

This said asshole is back after a few years challenging our hot guy Brando with a bet he can refuse: Turn a nobody into a star in one month.


Haley has her own reason for making music but singing night after night with no hope of success is getting tired. When Brando proposes her a deal, she just laughs at his face and pushes him away.

Luckily and almost instantly, she let her guard down and decides to give him a chance.
Music and magic is on the way.

Even if Brando's idea of their deal is to make easy music, Haley doesn't see it that way, she wants to make her own music, on her own time.
Their bond is easy. They became friends fast and I wish I could have seen a little more in the book. Some chapters go too quickly from one situation to another.

My fav' part was chapter 12. Brando is known as the guy who goes for it with women. He sees something he likes -> He takes it. But in this chapter you get to know the real him and his story. You get to see how great and sensitive the guy is.

I thought Haley was a shy girl but it appears quickly she just lives her life the way it comes. And that's probably why she gets on so well with Brando.
Their relation has no real status, no pretense and it worked so well. There is no expectation other than spent a good time

“I don’t understand what’s happening between us, Brando. Is this about me? Or is this about music?” “It’s about music,” “It’s always about music.”

Even if you could easily guess how the book ends, you are left eager to see how everything will wrap up. And I can't wait to have the second book in my hands.

As an erotic author, JD never fails to write sex and steamy scenes like no other author I've read. But to me Brando was much more and it has the potential to be a fantastic and epic love story.

“You look so beautiful right now, The way your hair falls over your face, the way your eyes catch the light and hold it. You always look amazing, but right now, right here, out in the light, I can see the magic around you.”



I cup her chin and turn her to face me slowly.

“You’re thinking too much. Don’t think.”

A blush creeps across her cheeks and she drops her eyes again. I brush her hair away from her face and let my hand rest on her neck as I slowly move in closer. Her trembling lips steady themselves on mine, softly settling against my mouth. Our breaths mingle, tongues gently tickling at the insides of each other’s lips. I press further, wanting to kiss away all the shakes in her body, to let her thoughts disappear in the heat of our mouths. Her hand presses against my shirt, splayed fingers tentatively tracing the hardness of my chest, before pushing me away from her.

“Brando…” she whispers, her eyes still closed, her mouth still wet. “I think I just need…”

“Tell me what you need,” I coax her.

“I need…” She opens her eyes, and I already know what she’s about to say. “You.”

This is the most restrained I’ve ever been. Every muscle memory in my body wants to tear her clothes off, the look in her lidded eyes all I need to know she wants this – even more than I do. Hours spent around her blossomed lips, her hidden breasts, her slender thighs, hours of caging up my lust for her in pursuit of another goal has made it grow, big and fearsome. Now that the cage is open, it’s taking all of my reserve to stop it from taking me over. I need this to be slow – this is for her.

“I know how to make you sing, Haley,” I growl in short breaths. My hand goes to the inside of her thigh, pressing itself against the front of her jeans. “I can make you sing better than you’ve ever sung before.”

I have the buttons undone in seconds. Warm, strong, fingers teasingly reaching into the lip of her panties. Her head goes back, eyes closed as she starts panting at the ceiling.

“Wait!” she says, snapping back, her hand on my wrist. “I don’t understand what’s happening between us, Brando. Is this about me? Or is this about music?”

I kneel in front of her, slowly pulling down her jeans.

“It’s about music,” I say, kissing her moistening pussy through the soft cotton of her panties. “It’s always about music.”

She replies by moaning softly and grabbing the back of my head as I run my tongue down the inside of her thigh, letting my stubble softly tickle her pale, sensitive skin.

I get her panties off quickly, and run my hands around the back of her waist, holding her still while I explore her pussy with my tongue. The smell drives me wild, stirring the animal in me like a dormant beast. It’s all I can do to stop myself from sprouting fangs and roaring – I wanna take it slow, learn everything I can about what makes her tick.

Author Bio

I'm an erotic author from LA. I grew up in Southern California and now live with my wife in Venice. I've also lived in NYC, India and Thailand. I love to travel and have been to Central America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. I have a boring corporate day job where I cover people's asses for a living and am hoping to leave this world soon and make a living doing the thing I love - writing. I enjoy surfing and I'm also a martial artist, my other main passion, which I have practiced since the age of 5.

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