Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Escorted Book Review *Claire Kent*

Synopsis: She hired him to take her virginity...but now she wants even more.

Lori might be a popular romance writer, but she's never been anything but a flop with sex and love in her personal life. Still a virgin at twenty-six and increasingly frustrated by her inexperience, she decides to take matters into her own hands. She hires a talented, sexy male escort to take care of her inconvenient virginity.

She assumes one time with Ander will be enough, but she never dreams how much pleasure he can make her feel. Once isn't nearly enough. Twice isn't enough either. Soon, she becomes one of his regular clients.

Lori knows that nothing would be as foolish as falling in love with her paid escort, but she's never been wise with her heart. And, despite his professionalism, he doesn't seem entirely immune either

Escorted by Claire Kent was initially free on Kindle. The moment I read the blurb about a twenty-something virgin romance author who pays a male escort to take her virginity and introduce her to the joys of sex, I downloaded the book. Escorted is one sexy book I recommend any romance reader try. If you’re a fan of Cara McKenna’s Curio, you’ll love Escorted. Ander, the male escort and eventual love interest for the virgin heroine is one character you’ll swoon over.

A romance author who’s never had sex? Seems unlikely, and for some implausible, but in Lori Addison’s case, she is. Lori is somewhat socially awkward, especially when it comes to men. Her friend, Sabrina tells Lori about Ander, a high end male escort who has a great reputation of pleasing the ladies both in bed and as a date or whatever else they’re willing to pay him for. Lori throws caution to the wind and hires Ander. They meet in a hotel room for their first rendezvous. Ander is well spoken, a snazzy dresser and pretty handsome, as well as being bald. Can we say hot bald hottie gigolo for the win? Lori is very turned on by Ander’s baldness. Ander also has a way of calming Lori down and soon she’s willing to be intimate with him. Ander doesn’t have intercourse with Lori right away. He introduces her to oral sex (He’s the giver, she the receiver) and then Lori has her first orgasm. But after that first successful attempt Lori is open to more and Ander becomes her tutor and teacher, introducing her to passion and sex, but as long as she’s willing to pay for it.

Soon Lori is seeing more and Ander. He suddenly has more free time and Lori makes more appointments to be with him. They begin to talk more and learn about one another. Lori finds out about Ander’s very rocky relationship with his father and why he turned to prostitution. Lori is honest with Ander in what she wants for herself sexually. Most importantly she doesn’t want Ander to distance himself from her when they’re intimate. Because of this, they become close, and the lines each other has drawn are broken down where both want more than just a business transaction. 

Escorted reminded me of the movie, Pretty Woman mainly because of the type of relationship Lori and Ander have. Ander is a tough nut to crack but Lori is able to reach inside of him and find out who her paid lover truly is behind his polite demeanor. These two really mesh well together, and as they continue their business arrangement, their sexual interactions become more intense and emotional. Lori wants more of Ander but is afraid he’ll break things off with her. What Lori doesn’t know is that Ander is willing to bend the rules he’s created when it comes to his clients because he thinks she’s special.

I found Lori’s reactions and reasoning very believable, and the first few times with Ander didn’t come across uncomfortable at all. Ander is a true gentleman. Claire makes a good case on why he’s chosen this seedy profession and why it’s hard for him to give it up. The sex scenes that eventually become love scenes for me as a reader and are steamy and highly erotic. Through sexual interaction you can see how Lori and Ander fall for one another.

One of my favorite things from Ander was toward the end when he really loses himself win Lori when they make love. He says a phrase over and over that’s so adorable and will make any reader awww. The last few chapters really show how far Ander and Lori have come with one another and a very believable path to their HEA.

Claire Kent is one author of erotic romance to keep your eye on and Escorted a recommended read. (Self-Published, $3.99)

Final Grade: B+ 

A few other Escorted reviews:
Fiction Vixen Book Reviews 
My Overstuffed Book Shelf
Way Too Hot Books



Bridget Locke said...

I'm usually not into escort books, but I think I'll give this one a try! :)