The Escort – Night Series, Book 2
Themes & Genres: LGBT, Contemporary Fiction, escorts
WARNING: Mature Content
He is everything I’ve ever wanted in a man. And I will do anything to get him. Even if I have to lie to him – Ethan
He is a sinful temptation. A guy who loves pushing all my buttons. But I can’t touch him. And I most definitely cannot have him – Joe
Ethan Skye has had only one goal in mind since the first night he walked into Saron, the most exclusive gay club in Tokyo: to win the heart of Joe Cavendish, its brooding owner and the man he’d fallen in love with at first sight. When Ethan takes a job as a bartender at Saron to get closer to Joe, little does he know that his actions will set him in the sights of an obsessive admirer.
Jaded by his troubled past and with his heart very much guarded, Joe Cavendish has one strict rule in life: never mix business with pleasure. Unfortunately for Joe, one cocky, sexy bartender seems intent on testing that resolve to its very limits, and Joe finds his patience and his libido increasingly challenged as he fights his growing attraction for his new employee. But after Joe discovers the danger Ethan is in, his possessive instincts compel him to take on the role of Ethan’s personal bodyguard and pretend lover.
Can Joe protect Ethan from his increasingly violent stalker and maintain his own sanity while he gets up close and personal to the alluring young man storming his way inside his numb heart? Will Ethan overcome Joe’s stubbornness and convince the club owner to take a chance on love? Or will the secrets they’ve been keeping from each other threaten their fragile, burgeoning relationship?
What I think of the book:
Last week I reviewed the first book in the Night series – One Night, and had a few complaints about it. I have some of these issues with The Escort as well, but overall, this is a better-written book with a better story.
Love at first sight is present in both books, the characters occasionally contradict themselves (this was more prevalent in the first book) and the language used during the sex scenes had me rolling my eyes a few times. Another thing that was present in both books was the characters making out with their eyes open and still somehow managing to see all of the other person’s face without pulling away; I didn’t mention this in my review of One Night, but it had me scratching my head since it’s not physically possible.
So yes, some of the things I didn’t like about the first book are present in the second.
However (and as I’ve already mentioned), this book is better when it comes to writing style and it has much more of a plot than its predecessor. One Night was pretty much one giant sex scene with a little bit of something other than bedroom acrobatics happening, but not delved upon. Also, a character in each of the books goes through a similar traumatic event and I think that was dealt with better here.
Who would I recommend this book to? If you’ve read One Night and thought it was okay, but needed more going on, then check out The Escort.
My rating: (4 out of 5 drinks)
Where can you buy the book?
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Other books by this author that I’ve already reviewed:
- One Night – Night Series, Book 1 (LGBT, Contemporary Fiction | Mature Content)
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