Series: Escorted #1
Publisher: Self-Published on December 15, 2012
Genres: Romance, Erotica
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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.
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 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 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.
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.
“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.”