Rating: 5 Stars

Publisher: Self Published 

Genre:  Gay Romance 

Tags: Rent Boy, Returned Soldier, Beauty and the Beast Theme, Deception, Sensual, Contemporary Setting

Length: 214 Pages

Reviewer: Kazza

Purchase At:  amazon


Struggling actor Dean, only escorts occasionally to pay the bills. So, his first instinct on being offered a job with a strange set of conditions is to turn it down. No date. Don’t switch the lights on. Don’t touch him. I mean, what’s that all about? What’s the man trying to hide? Dean certainly doesn’t expect sex with a faceless stranger to spark so much passion inside him. It’s just business though, right? He can put a stop to it whenever he wants.
When Dean meets Justin—a scarred, ex-army soldier unlucky in love. Dean’s given a chance at a proper relationship. He can see past the scars to the man underneath. He’s everything Dean could possibly wish for in a boyfriend: kind, caring and sweet. All Dean needs to do is be honest. Easy, right? But, Justin’s holding back and Dean can’t work out why. But whatever it is, it’s enough to give him second thoughts.
They both have secrets which could shatter their fledgling relationship. After all, secrets have a nasty habit of coming out eventually. The question is when they do, will they be able to piece their relationship back together? Or will they be left with nothing but memories of bad decisions and the promise of the love they could have had, if only they’d both been honest and fought harder.
Today’s podcast style review misses a few points: The very sensual nature of this book is one of them. The time Jay, Mr Tuesday, spends with Dean, how much Dean gets off on Jay’s full body ministrations and the sex that follows. This book is not full of sex though, and given rent boy is part of the tags, that could surprise readers.
Treat my review as a possible spoiler, however I’m careful as to what I say and the book allows the reader the bigger picture from an early point anyway. It’s part of what makes the story more personal. Also, I enjoy how much effort the author puts into their covers.