Why I Read It
It is always fun to read an escort story.
What I Rated It
What It’s About
We all have one.
That magic number that will get us to agree to do anything, be anything.
Don’t sit on your gold-plated high horse and say you don’t because you do. Everyone does. Each of us has something we covet enough that we’d sell ourselves to have it.
What’s my tipping point, you ask? Apparently a cool quarter mil will do the trick.
What does one do for 250 large, you wonder? Anything the infamous, gorgeous playboy of Seattle wants. For the next four months I’ll be Shaw Mercer’s arm candy, his beck and call girl, his faux girlfriend. I’ll be his to command, mold, push and pull in any direction he sees fit.
I’ll fight falling into bed with him. I’ll fight falling in love with him even harder. I’ll fail at both. And when my past and present collide in the most unexpected of ways, I’ll learn that while one man’s love for me has never died, the only man’s love I really want will never be mine.
*If dirty-talking, dominant alphas are not your thing, move along. Mature, 18+ only. Book 1 in a 2-part duet.
|At first glance and from the blurb, I know what most people are thinking, “Oh… another escort/rich guy scenario” but I promise there is depth to this story. The characters are developed and were more than their stereotypes (not that their stereotypes are bad). Kreig really delves into each character’s personal history and it really raises the bar.
Willow “Summer” Blackwell is damaged. Sad. Incomplete. She was dealt cards that no one should ever have to go through even one of them at her age, let alone all of them. She is interesting as she is weak, but strong. An enigma. I don’t think we as even readers get a complete sense of her in this first installment. And that makes the story more enticing.
Shaw Mercer is of course rich beyond doubt. What sets himself aside from many other rich bachelors from other books is his family, the business he runs (with his best friend of course), and how they connect. I love that he is close with them rather than the typical “all alone business mogul.” Shaw is confident, arrogant, and just sex wrapped up in a suit.
Even more than the well-developed characters, the story is one that will twist you in all the right places. There is a political element to this story that drives the core plot that will have you holding your breath and speculating just what scandal will pop up in the second book. The connections between characters will shock you. You will be left with your eyes wide and jaw on the floor.