Fred’s been the bar manager at The Xxchange for a long time. He’s seen servers come and go. With the bar revamped and turned into a more reputable club, the last person he ever expects to see walk in is Martine, a snarky booty-boy server who worked at The Xxchange years ago then just didn’t show up one night. But Martine isn’t really Martine—he’s Remy, and always has been. To get hired at a place he could party and have fun at, Remy had lied about his age and gotten a fake ID.
Then he got into a bad relationship, one based on money and a contract no one should have ever agreed on. After his parents commit a crime that lands Remy in trouble with his sugar daddy, Remy loses everything. The only place he can think of to turn to is The Xxchange, and the people he used to work for. If they’ll just give him a chance to prove he can be a mature, responsible adult, he might not end up living on the streets any longer.
These two men come together first as rescuer and lost soul, then as friends. If there’s going to be more than that, Remy wants them to be on equal footing. He’s learned his lesson about trying to find the easy way through life.
But someone doesn’t want him to have a chance at freedom or love.
Once again Bradford has blown me away with another great story! This series has been one of my favorites because it is also the series that got me into the M/M genre to begin with. When I found out that this book was going to be released, I couldn’t wait to get a hold of it.
I do think that Bradford did a great job at giving the background information needed to be able to get back into the swing of the Xxchange. Since it has been so long since I’ve read any of the other books, I did like the aspect. I also loved how Bradford gave little updates on how everyone was doing, and what was happening in their lives.
Remy and Fred were both great characters, and I loved how simple yet sweet their love ended up being like. As with most Bradford books, there’s enough action and suspenseful moments that kept me turning the pages and wanting to know what was going to happen.
Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a new read. Also, if you haven’t read the other books in the series, I’d say that you could still read this one and then be enticed to read the rest of the series!