The Escape: Soren’s Saga (Susan’s Review)

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Title: The Escape: Soren’s Saga (No Regrets #3)
Author: Nicky James
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 14, 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary
Page Count: 270
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5

Dancing, loud music, drinking and sex…
Who wouldn’t love a job that entailed all these things?
After giving up on school and being cast aside by an unsupportive family, Soren Matheson figured he’d landed every young man’s dream job.
But… there is a catch.
Not everything is as it seems and at the end of the day…
Maybe even dream jobs don’t exist.

Remy Moretti lives in a world of precision and order. When a chance run-in with a sassy, sarcastic blond one evening upsets his structured world, Remy needs to find out who he is.
What he discovers makes his hair stand on end.
The defeat and fear hidden behind the young man’s eyes gives him nightmares.
Someone needs to get to the bottom of this.
Until then, Remy will need to do whatever it takes to keep Soren safe.

This was amazing. Painful at first, but fortunately there was some lovely comfort to balance all this hurt.

Soren has been dancing at club The Escape since he was 16. Dancing, and servicing men in the backrooms. But lately he’s so tired of it. He is 22 years old, but doesn’t enjoy sex at all. He knows something needs to change, but he doesn’t have a way out with the way the club owner keeps all the boys on a tight leash.

But then Soren meets Remy. Remy, who is immediately taken with the sassy blond. But who also struggles quite a bit with his OCD. Once Remy sees Soren, he doesn’t mind going to the dirty club, where the tables aren’t even wiped and where there are germs everywhere, just to see Soren.

Soren makes it clear to Remy that he’s wasting his time because Soren doesn’t date. How can he with his line of work? Then Remy finds out what Soren does when the club owner tells Soren to invite Remy to the backrooms and service him.

Remy feels sick to his stomach to learn that the beautiful young man is forced to prostitute himself. And that’s why he pays Soren, but just to talk. They do this for several weeks, until Soren isn’t quite so sure about his no dating rule..

I loved these guys. Soren was sassy and so strong despite everything he went through. And Remy… Remy was just perfect for Soren. I also loved how Soren dealth with Remy’s OCD. He constantly challenged Remy to let go a little and messed up his apartment on purpose.

I want to give this 5 stars, but the first half felt so dark that I had a bit of trouble seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. But fortunately the second half was a bit lighter and everything worked out great for these guys.

This can be read as a stand-alone.

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