Review: Boyfriend for Hire by Kendall Ryan

boyfriend for hireTitle: Boyfriend for Hire

Author: Kendall Ryan

Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review

The heroine: Paralegal Elle

The hero: Escort Nic

The blurb: I’m the guy you call when you need to impress your overbearing family, your boss, or your ex. Yeah, I’m a male escort, but not just any escort, I’m the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that’s very well-deserved.

I’m the guy who’ll make you feel beautiful, desired, and worshipped . . . all for a steep price. I’m hired to make you shine, and I always deliver. I’ll be whatever you want me to be for one night—except my true self. This is just a job, a role I play to earn a paycheck.

But I’m not the guy who falls for a client. Not once in six years. And then I meet Elle. Her friend has hired me to escort her to a wedding, but Elle doesn’t know we’re just pretending.

There’s a fire between us I never expected. A connection I haven’t felt in so long. One kiss, and I’m losing all control.

But what will happen when she finds out who I really am?

Standalone or series: Standalone

The review: When Elle agrees to let her friend and soon to be sister-in-law set up her with a date for the wedding, she doesn’t expect Nic. He’s charming, sweet, thoughtful, and thinks she’s beautiful. She’s smitten, but there’s one thing about Nic she doesn’t know…

… he’s an escort. While everything he tells her is true – he does think she’s beautiful – he’s doing a job. He’s been an escort for six years, the lure of the money he makes too much to walk away. He has rules about what he will and won’t do with clients, but he’s never had a client like Elle. She makes him want to throw away his rule book and walk away from his lucrative job. He’s always known he wants the dream life – wife, kids, dog, picket fence – but he never thought he’d fall for a client.

He was wrong. And when he realises that, Nic’s torn. He has to tell Elle who he really is, but he knows that if she finds out he’s an escort, it’s all over before it began. But he can’t help it; he’s drawn to Elle like a moth to a flame and she’s tearing his defences down. She’s making him want to forget the rules he set and the reasons why. Can he convince her she’s not just a job to him?

I loved the characters of Nic and Elle. Nic is the perfect book boyfriend; I mean, the man even cooks! I adored that he loved Elle’s curves, that he didn’t care she wasn’t a stick. I loved Elle wanting to go get her man. Another winner from one of my favourite romance authors.

 

 

 

Review: Code of Honor by Tonya Burrows

code of honorTitle: Code of Honor

Author: Tonya Burrows

Year of publication: 2017

The heroine: Sheriff/HORNET team member Lanie Delcambre

The hero: HORNET team member/medic Jesse Warrick

The blurb: Jesse Warrick used to consider himself a kickass medic, but a teammate’s brush with death has him questioning everything. Now he’s been promoted to field commander of HORNET. How can he lead when he can’t get his shit together? And how can he focus when the sexy new recruit makes him want to break the rules?

Lanie Delcambre can’t seem to find solid footing within the elite hostage rescue team. Worse, the man she’s loved for most of her life is now her boss. She’d kill to act on the chemistry between her and Jesse, but she can’t risk ruining her career.

It was only supposed to be a training mission. No live ammo, no hostages, and no real bad guys—only someone didn’t give the bad guys that memo. When their hotel is taken hostage with half of HORNET inside, Jesse and Lanie are the team’s only hope of escaping alive…

Standalone or series: This is book four in the HORNET series, but can be read as a standalone.

The review: Another excellent installment in the HORNET series. Jesse Warrick is the team’s medic and he’s just been promoted to field commander because Gabe and Quinn can no longer be in the field because of their medical histories. He’s nervous as hell about leading the team, especially now since Lanie Delcambre is on it. Jesse has known Lanie since they were teenagers and has loved her that long, but his previous three marriages have put him off the institution and his sullen teenage son, Connor, is giving him enough of a headache.

Lanie wants to prove herself to be a valuable team member, but it doesn’t help that she’s in love with its leader. Jesse is the man she’s wanted forever, but she knows she can’t cross that line. But when the team are taken hostage while on vacation at one of Tucker Quentin’s hotels after a training mission, it’s up to Jesse and Lanie to get their men out alive. Jean-Luc is badly injured; Connor and the other trainees are stuck on the fourth floor; and Gabe, Quinn and Harvard are in the hands of the kidnappers. Can Jesse, Lanie and the rest of the team get them all out alive? Will Jesse and Lanie be able to cross the line and have their relationship survive? Make sure you read it to find out…

 

 

 

Review: Stealing Valentine by Madison Faye

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Review: Honor Reclaimed by Tonya Burrows

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Review: Finding Alexei by Kendall Ryan

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Review: Sun Storm by Marlow Kelly

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Review: A Soldier’s Honor by Regan Black

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Review: Running Wilde by Tonya Burrows

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Review: Wilde at Heart by Tonya Burrows

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Review: Wilde For Her by Tonya Burrows

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Review: A Merry Christmas with Judy by K. Webster

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