by Nikki Worrell
Release Date: August 15th 2016 by Jack's House Publishing
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Adult Fiction
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Joe Starling has been stinking rich, and he’s been dirt poor. But from the moment he figured out what makes women scream, he’s been raking in the cash. Not as a prostitute. Not technically…
Sex isn’t officially part of the Perfect Ten escort service’s package. Yet Joe is almost embarrassed to admit his “package” has gotten quite a workout in the past seven years. Truth be told, the ladies want him, and he can’t say no.
Faith Graham’s first reaction to Joe Starling? No. Make that hell no. She needs an average Joe on her arm for her model-thin sister’s wedding. Who will believe a dazzling hunk like him would date the Graham sister who has a few too many curves?
For the first time, Joe experiences what it’s like for a woman to look at him with loathing rather than lust. And he doesn’t like the feeling. Because there is nothing in this world he wants more than to turn her emphatic no into a heartfelt yes. In fact, a lifetime lifetime of yes would work just fine for him…
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)
Not having read any other works by the author before, I wasn't sure what to expect of the book. Needless to say, I was really impressed with how the author executed the story and of the character development that we get as well.
At the beginning of the story we get to meet Joe Starling, right off the bat his personality stood out the most, he is cocky and his good looks have made him irresistible to many women. He doesn't have your typical job, on the contrary he works as an escort for Perfect Ten, and he also happens to be the best at what he does. Yet after being in the company for many years, he is starting to feel that there is something missing from his life. Then things really start to change when he meets Faith Graham, his job is take her to her sister's wedding, and nothing else. Yet the minute the two meet they are immediately attracted to each other, and little did they know that their lives were going to change from then on.
Faith Graham may not see herself as pretty, compare to her sister, but she is kind and devoted to her family/friends. Now with her sister getting married, everyone expects her to attend alone, but to their surprise Faith attends the wedding next to Joe. An attraction starts to grow between the two, and although Faith only expects Joe to be with her for one night, he is determined to give him a real chance at a relationship. But giving Joe a chance might just be harder than he originally thought. I really thought the story was well thought out, and the dialogue between the characters had me hooked from the start. It's evident that Faith has self image issues that she needs to resolve, but Joe is there to remind her of just how beautiful she is inside and out. He encourages her to be herself in front of everyone. On the other hand, Joe has had his struggles, but he is trying to make a name for himself. He wants to be able to have a career, and he is willing to do whatever it takes to get to where he wants to be. All in all, the story will completely grab you from the very beginning, so if you are looking for a story filled with sweet and steamy scenes between the characters than I would highly suggest picking it up. :)
***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.****
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