They told me I’d be an escort; they made it sound so easy.
Really I’m just a high priced call girl.
Desperation brought me to this and it led me to him, my one and only client.
Hating him is easy, he reminds me of my shame.
Wanting him is wrong it fills me with guilt.
Loving him is a losing battle yet it’s become everything.
A gift and a curse, he consumes my every thought and I’d rather play my part in his bed than to spend one day without him.
I didn’t know what to expect with this novel and I loved it! I love the strong first chapter. I had a complete sense of what Jackson was about. All business. He’s broody, he’s direct and he’s got walls up all around him that no one seems worthy or strong enough to work around.
Jackson’s story is similar to Sage’s – they are the way they are for self-preservation. Sage has gone from bad to worse in a matter of months. She is certainly better off without her cheating ex-boyfriend but that makes life hard for her in the big city when she’s earning minimum wage. Desperate to save the roof over her head, she turns to the world’s oldest profession – she just didn’t count on giving up her heart.
I love the tug of war between these two. They are both fighting their own issues while struggling with the unknown territory of falling for each other. The hot and cold from both characters was a little jarring but it was written so well that I felt taken aback when they would have their verbal spars. I felt horrified for her the first meeting and even the second but he made it abundantly clear what she was getting into.
I love this retake on the Cinderella story and I really enjoyed their internal dialogue as it gave me a greater insight into their headspace. Ms Montalvo-Tribue’s writing has me wanting more. This story comes full circle and I love the outcomes for all the characters. Wonderfully written and it will sweep you away.
I was kindly provided with a free copy of this book from the author to provide an honest review. Receiving this book for free did not influence my opinion nor review.
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