When Blake Raleigh’s favorite rentboys retire from Market Garden, they’re sure their friend Jason will be a perfect replacement. Though Tristan and Jared are a tough act to follow, Blake returns to London to test out their recommendation.
Jason is right on the money. Negotiations turn him on. Getting paid turns him on. The higher the stakes, the hotter things get. Each trip to London is more expensive than the last, and the webcam sessions don’t run cheap, but Jason is well worth the sticker shock.
The more time they spend together, the more Blake wants, and not just sex and transactions. But Jason’s been burned before by men who thought they were in love with him, and he’s not making that mistake again. When the lines between personal and professional start to blur, it’s going to take more than money, jewelry, and sports cars to keep Jason from clocking out and walking away.
My first in this series, and from what I understand it’s eight books in. I did not feel lost at all, so no problems reading standalone.
What I did feel is, I was reading an alternate reality to that movie Pretty Woman. Right to the very end of the book, when Blake comes back and ‘rescues’ Jason.
I have to say, I wasn’t a fan of this clinical/ business side of sex. Just took the love side out of it for me. Even when Blake started actually falling in love. I get that for Jason his addiction was the negotiation, and even for Blake watching him, listing to him was a turn on. But I could never get a feel for them, as charaters, to me they didn’t spend enough time together without the money hanging over to really see them grow and bond. And I really want to praise Blake, being to better person, letting Jason have what he wants, but really if Jason and Blake loved each other that much, would either of them want to be with anyone else?
I did like the family atmosphere this club has for the boys, a safe haven.