Review: Escorted by Claire Kent

Posted August 17th, 2015 in book review / 27 comments

Review: Escorted by Claire KentEscorted by Claire Kent
Series: Escorted #1
Publisher: Self-Published on December 15, 2012
Genres: Romance, Erotica
Pages: 275
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: three-half-stars

She hired him to take her virginity...but now she wants even more.

Lori might be a popular romance writer, but she's never been anything but a flop with sex and love in her personal life. Still a virgin at twenty-six and increasingly frustrated by her inexperience, she decides to take matters into her own hands. She hires a talented, sexy male escort to take care of her inconvenient virginity.

She assumes one time with Ander will be enough, but she never dreams how much pleasure he can make her feel. Once isn't nearly enough. Twice isn't enough either. Soon, she becomes one of his regular clients.

Lori knows that nothing would be as foolish as falling in love with her paid escort, but she's never been wise with her heart. And, despite his professionalism, he doesn't seem entirely immune either.

At A Glance

This is an odd one but a good one.

The Good

At first I didn’t know how to take this book. The characters were a bit odd and so was the progression of the story. But I started to like the awkwardness as the story went on. Lori is a romance novel writing virgin. Obviously, something must be done about this cherry! So she hires a hot escort to take care of the problem. But one time is not going to suffice. Ander is too hot and too mysterious to not taste a second time, or third, or tenth.

I love how confident Lori was even though she had a lot to learn. She took the whole escort thing like a business deal, which it was, and didn’t let her emotions get involved. Until they did. It’s hard not to like someone you can talk to and have sex with. And Ander’s emotional distance only makes him more appealing. Seriously girls, what the hell is wrong with us? Liking the wrong guys. But lucky for Lori, Ander cares more than he should.

I love the slow build between these two. Saying their relationship is complicated is an understatement. They both had a lot of shit to work out but together they just work, which made the story work.

The Bad

The mechanical sex in the beginning sucked. Not sexy at all.

The secret Ander was keeping at the end was freaking stupid. No reason for all that unnecessary hurt and drama. It didn’t seem like a secret someone would keep in real life.

It was really hard to get into Ander’s character for like 70% of the book. He acted like a robot, which is fine, but not for the majority of the book.

The Snuggly

The sex sucks in the beginning because it’s so mechanical, as Ander explains to Lori every single action he is doing to make her feel comfortable. Bleh. But it gets steamier as we go on.

Final Thoughts

The story was really good. Loved the concept and I liked Lori a lot. I found her journey interesting. It’s not a perfect read, but still really decent. Recommended.

Quotes

“I guess I keep waiting for someone to choose me, to want me, over all the other women he could have.”  

“Anyone can write good sex scenes. All you need is some basic knowledge of anatomy, the right vocabulary and some choice reading material. Experience has nothing to do with it.”

“It is unquestionably foolish to begin a battle when you don’t know the full strength of your adversary.”  

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27 Responses to “Review: Escorted by Claire Kent”

  1. Red Iza

    I bought this one and Breaking a while ago, I should be reading them before the end of the year if I don’t buy every book in sight. Glad you liked it 🙂

  2. Shane Morgan (@itchingforbooks)

    This definitely seems like an odd one but I’m very intrigued. Sucks that Ander was like a robot for a while but I guess it’s because he’s an escort and was guarding his feelings. Like that things eased down between them and that they fell for each other. Thanks for your honest review.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      that’s exactly it too. I totally understood but it still sucked not to get that deep inside Ander’s head.

  3. kindlemom1

    Looks like this had a lot of good and bad. Glad you did warm up to it by the end even though the big reveal was somewhat stupid. 😉

  4. Braine Talk Supe

    I DNF’d a book that sounds like this. My problem with that was the virgin author is already in her twenties and came across like a total ninny when it comes to sex. I mean she writes about sex in her books so how come she doesn’t seem to know shit about the working parts at least? Find that hard to believe and totally not funny IMO. LOL

    • Jennifer Bielman

      Yeah, it was kind of like that. It was annoying but I feel like I am use to stupid virgins now. lol

  5. Christy

    What’s funny is the character is an author that writes sexy scenes, but the actual sexy scenes in the book are mostly mechanical. I do love whores, though. Male or female. Virgins, not so much. lol.

  6. Jaclyn Canada

    It reminds me a bit of The Wedding Date which is one of those rom-com’s I ended up loving. The concept is fun. I bet he was really hard to like in the beginning since it was such a business deal, but if you didn’t like him until 70%, it’s hard to see why she did.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      Yup, I saw that movie. it was good. Yup, the business part made it hard to get into at first.

  7. Tika

    This book was published in 1970?? Am I reading the release date wrong?? lol. I actually read a self-published book that’s similar to this Called Adrian’s Lessons. The cover is pretty cheesy but girl I love me some L.A Rose! Her characters are always so hilarious and spunky, and Cleo, (the virgin writer of romance novels) was such a fun perspective to read from. The sex was pretty spicy, so I think you’d like that one alot! She also has two more books that I absolutely adore, James Games and Icy Pretty Love (which is my favorite by her). You definitely should check her out!

    • Jennifer Bielman

      LOL, no, the pub date got wonky and changed. It was published in 2012. Oh yes, I want to try Adrian’s Lessons for sure now.

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