Kaden – Boyfriend for Hire, Book 2
Themes and genres: Contemporary LGBT Romance, gay, escort
WARNING: Mature Content
When the lines between pretense and reality blur, can the actor and the boyfriend-for-hire discover something real?
Ryan Levesque is Hollywood’s newest blue-eyed boy. Moving from soap operas to the big screen has paid off for the kid from Minnesota, and he’s hot property. But, when a video from the lowest point of his past is shared on social media everything begins to unravel and old hurts resurface. His agent suggests a way out of the mess, and he jumps at the chance to make things right by pretending he’s in a committed, loving relationship with the tall, dark, sexy boyfriend for hire, Kaden. Only, he never counted on the impact Kaden would have on his life or his career.
When Kaden Moore’s next assignment lands in his lap, he’s expecting nothing more than a self-centered celebrity who’s messed up. Kaden’s new role is that of Hollywood A-lister Ryan Levesque’s boyfriend, a PR stunt concocted by his agents to restore the actor’s dented popularity. Kaden is aware of the video that surfaced from Ryan’s past, and though it raises questions about what kind of man Ryan is, it’s not any of Kaden’s business. Kaden has been pretending his entire life and knows he can show the troublesome actor a thing or two about the world beyond the Hollywood bubble. But maybe Kaden isn’t as clued up as he thinks, especially when it comes to the heart and love.
What I think of the book:
Kaden is the second book in the Boyfriend for Hire series by RJ Scott and Meredith Russell, but if you haven’t read the first one – Darcy, don’t worry: Kaden has new main characters and can be read as a standalone.
So, how is Kaden?
It’s a fictional book that feels like a fictional book, not a real story.
While reading it, I didn’t get so immersed, I forgot that I was reading a made-up story or that the characters weren’t real people; the thing the plot hinges on – the reputation-damaging video – is what keeps the sense of reality away as while it makes sense for a book, it’s a little… How should I put this without giving you spoilers?
Too plot convenient?
Yes, let’s leave it at that.
With that said, Kaden was still an enjoyable story. After all, a book doesn’t have to make you go “Oh, wow, I feel like these are real people!” in order for you to like it, and it provided me with scenes which surprised me but made sense, and that’s something I appreciate.
Something else I’d like to point out before I wrap up is that there were some places where it wasn’t clear who was saying which line. I did, however, get a review copy so this might be fixed in the final version of the novel.
Who would I recommend this book to? I’d recommend Kaden to people who want a casual, Romance read with hot leads and who aren’t triggered by abusive relationships because while this isn’t the case with the main characters, it’s a theme in the novel.
My rating: (4/5 film reels)
Would I re-read this book? Maybe.
Am I interested in other books by these authors? I might get something else.
Where can you buy the book?
Other books by this author that I’ve already reviewed:
- Single – Single Dads, Book 1 (Adult Contemporary LGBT Romance, gay, parenthood | Audiobook Review)
Have you read anything by these authors?
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