Title: Personal Entanglement (Thorne and Dash #2)
Author: Silvia Violet
Publisher: Silvia Violet Books
Release Date: April 30, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 219
Reviewed by: Crabbypatty
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5
Several months ago Thorne hired Riley as an escort. They fell hard for each other and ultimately made their relationship personal rather than professional. Every moment they spend in bed is pure bliss, but good sex can’t solve all their problems as they struggle to make things work between them. Thorne convinces Riley to move in with him, but their differences in age and income weigh more heavily on Riley once they share a home.
If that weren’t enough, culinary school is turning out to be a disappointment for Riley rather than a dream come true, and he’s considering the daunting prospect of starting his own business. Thorne wants to swoop in and fix everything, but Riley keeps refusing Thorne’s money or advice, feeling like he’s losing control over his own life.
Thorne and Riley will have to rely on their love for each other to help them find the balance between independence and entanglement.
Personal Entanglement starts up right where Professional Distance (the first book in the series) ended. Riley / Dash is no longer an escort and is now living with Thorne, starting culinary school and trying to find a good balance in his life. But for Riley old insecurities crop up:
Why was he so afraid to fully commit and let something be his? He had the life he’d always wanted – a relationship, a home, a business – but now he was reluctant to accept it. It seemed too real, too much.
The sex, oh dear gawd, is as abundant and blisteringly steamy as ever and let’s just say you may never feel quite the same about icing again. But while Riley and Thorne have no trouble with defining roles in the bedroom, outside the bedroom it’s another matter. Thorne wants to use his money to buy things for Riley and Riley hates feeling that he is losing control of his life. Compared to Professional Distance, I felt the plot was a bit heavy with additional subplots (Riley and Susan cater a museum party, Marc and Darius meet and set up a subplot for the next book in the series?) and at times the flow of the book seemed to bog down with Riley and Thorne each wanting to communicate their feelings, but never quite doing so. But the ending brings everything together so beautifully as Riley and Thorne realize “We have plenty of time. “Forever?” Riley couldn’t believe he’d dared to say the word, but Thorne’s happiness was more than obvious. “Yes, that is exactly what we have.” I’m looking forward to the third book in the series, coming in late 2016.