I’m selling your fantasy. Are you buying?
They say that love is the most powerful force in the universe. They’re wrong. Sex, lust, passion, these are the emotions which human beings crave. And they’ll spend any amount of money for a taste.
I’m the guy that makes your heartbeat rise with a look, your breath falter with a touch. It’s my job. My name is Thor Jameson and I’m a male escort. No, I’m THE male escort. My reputation is unrivalled and well deserved.
I’ve always been for sale, until the one thing I didn’t even realise I wanted was thrust in my face by chance. For once, I’m not selling, and she’s certainly not buying.
I went into this book expecting it to be nothing more than a quick, steamy read. While that is exactly what it is, it’s also a little more. Thor introduces us to him and his exceedingly high class escort agency. He’s proud of what he does and enjoys it, and so do the men that work for and with him (kinda spoilery there, but not really). Thor Jameson revels in satisfying women.
What follows is a little cliche, but well done story of unexpected romance. The sex is hot and leaves you a little breathless – it certainly makes you want more. However, it starts to overtake the plot in places, which for this story is totally fine. Maybe that’s because it’s only a short compared to a full length.
Being hired for someone by their friend was never going to end particularly well, and while things seem to be going well, walls soon come crashing down. While I LOVED the interaction between Thor and Poppy (hilarious banter), their chemistry was, for me, purely sexual and I didn’t quite believe the romance over the sex. Yet, Lauren makes it work.
While I didn’t love the book as a whole, there are great elements such as the previously mention character interaction as well as the other boys working for Thor. Also, the ending felt a little rushed and to ‘perfect’, yet I am really looking forward to seeing how the rest of the series pans out with the other guys at Recherche.