I’m the guy you call when you need to impress your overbearing family, your boss, or your ex. Yeah, I’m a male escort, but not just any escort, I’m the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that’s very well-deserved. I’m the guy who’ll make you feel beautiful, desired, and worshipped . . . all for a steep price. I’m hired to make you shine, and I always deliver. I’ll be whatever you want me to be for one night—except my true self. This is just a job, a role I play to earn a paycheck. But I’m not the guy who falls for a client. Not once in six years. And then I meet Elle. Her friend has hired me to escort her to a wedding, but Elle doesn’t know we’re just pretending. There’s a fire between us I never expected. A connection I haven’t felt in so long. One kiss, and I’m losing all control. But what will happen when she finds out who I really am?
I liked Elle from the start. I thought she was really relatable and just adorable. She's someone I would hang out with for sure. She's smart and fun, but she's vulnerable too. I loved seeing her come out of her shell with Nic.
Nic...I'm not going to lie. I wasn't sure HOW I was going to feel about him. I wasn't sure I'd be able to trust this character because if he's an escort he's good at playing different parts, right? So how could I believe in what he was telling Elle? Well, I shouldn't have worried. Nic is a great book boyfriend-he's smart, sexy and fun. I really love the journey he went on in this book.
There's no denying the attraction between these two. It's immediate-and believable. Absolutely believable. I liked seeing how their relationship developed because it wasn't all about the bedroom. Don't get me wrong, their sexy times were sexy BUT watching them navigate the other aspects of their relationship was gratifying.
I enjoyed the supporting cast of characters here. They didn't overshadow Nic or Elle in any way. This plot was completely new and fun to me and I loved how the Author put her flair into it.
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to what the Author brings us next. I recommend this book!
Elle and Nic are a set up. Although, generally, when one hires an escort, one knows this. Elle, however, doesn't have any idea. None. She thinks Nic is attracted to her, that he is with her because he wants to be, and not because he is being paid to be there.
The issue? He is. Nic has real feelings for Elle, and he is not sure how she is going to react when she finds out that he is an escort? Will he be able to convince her that he is with her because he wants to be? Will she believe him? Will she be able to get past his career?
I loved the depth that was given to the story by all of these questions. And, would it be possible to love a man who was initially hired as an escort? Would you ever believe that he was there for you? I think these are all very real questions. I have no personal experience with hiring an escort...but, I would think it would be kind of like dating an actor. How do you know when to believe him?
None of these are easy questions, and it matters a lot that this is written strongly and you truly believe in the connection between Nic and Elle. You believe that he really is in love with her, that he really wants to be someone else for her...as even if you are able to get past the fact that he was an escort...I am not sure it would be possible to be involved with someone who is working as one.
I enjoyed the story arc of this title, the characters, and I believed the resolution of the story. I recommend this title.
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons. Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras