Escort by Skye Warren
Published by Indie on March 20, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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There is no shame in pleasure. And no love in business.
I have a blind date tonight, and I know with 100% certainty that I’m getting lucky. There shouldn’t be any surprises, not for one as jaded as me, but when I walk into the penthouse suite of L’Etoile, everything changes.
1) For one thing, Bea is heartstoppingly gorgeous. Pale green eyes and endless freckles. Curves I want to spend all night exploring, as if her body was made for me.
2) Her innocence makes me want to use my entire inventory of bedroom tricks on her and then invent a few more.
3) Except that… she’s a virgin.
I can initiate her into the world of desire without letting her get attached, can’t I? A few hours of tutoring, and at the end of the night a small fortune will be deposited into my bank account.
Yes, you read that right. There are many words for what I do. After all, mine is the oldest profession. I’m an escort, which means this date is nothing more than a mutually enjoyable transaction.
But once I realize one night with her won’t be enough, I’m the one who’s screwed.
One thing that is always consistent with Skye Warren books is that they suck me in. Escort is no different. Have I read a story with a similar plot before? Sure, but what I like about Escort is that there is something something unique that will always stick out.
Hugo has made a decent living for himself working as an escort. He knows what makes woman tick and he’s good at giving them what the need. It’s why they pay so much for his services. When his next appointment brings him to the elusive L’Etoile that he’s been dying to get more information about, he goes into it like every other appointment. Then he meets his client, Bea. She’s everything he isn’t used to. She’s young, an apparent recluse and surprisingly has this sharp wit that draws him in like nothing before. What should be a simple request of helping her lose her virginity, now has become a pull towards her that he can’t deny. He finds himself struggling with his feelings and how much that he is craving her.
Bea has a past that has left her ultimately lonely. She has her reasons for hiring Hugo in order to lose her virginity but when he starts to break down her defenses and helps her see how enjoyable true companionship can be, she is left confused and dying for more of Hugo. Slowly, he’s stealing her heart but she knows it would never work. These two balance each other perfectly and now they have to figure that out.
“I convulse over Bea’s body, collapsing onto her because she’s the only relief I’ve found in a wide-open universe, the only light in a too-dark sky.”
If you are familiar with Skye Warren, particularly with her most recent releases, she’s become one of the top Queens in dark romances. Escort is not really dark and while I love dark romances, this was a bit of fresh air. The heroine was extremely likable, which is I like because let’s be honest, a lot of times I have to go back and look up the heroine’s name when I do my reviews. Not many stand out enough that I remember, let alone can say I truly liked.
Oh, and that moment that Hugo discovers that Bea plays piano and the thing he says to her….HOT. I started fanning myself and possibly drooling. Yes, please. Sign me up for that, Hugo. I’ll take it if Bea doesn’t. Haha
If you are looking for a sexy romance that will make you laugh at the right time but mostly having you panting and dying to have the hero’s hands on you, then Escort is the book for you. You’ll get all kinds of emotions. You’ll laugh. You’ll swoon. You’ll get angry and you’ll love every moment of it. I sure did.
PS – Any Damon Scott fans? He gets a cameo and although I will never get enough of Damon, it was nice to get just a bit more. Even though it was just a little tease. 🙂