Escorting the Escort


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Title: Escorting the Escort
Author: Lyssa Dering
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: September 18th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 21,000 words
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Eden is a high-end escort who never has sex off the job. But that changes when he meets Greer, his scrappy, tatted-up new driver whose harsh exterior hides a tender heart. Greer’s naked honesty and instant, obvious crush on Eden spur Eden to have a little fun playing with him, but quicker than either of them expected, that play turns into something real.

One-sided sexual encounters are no big deal to Eden. But Greer demands more: he wants to bring Eden true pleasure. For Eden, who has only been attracted to one man he never got to touch, this feels impossible. He’s trained himself to get hard during appointments, but what if he can’t with Greer?

Greer, who isn’t out as bisexual to his friends, is used to one-night stands via hookup apps. But Eden is something special. Greer is willing to do whatever it takes for the chance to get Eden off—and make him happy.


I start reading this book without being sure what to expect. I was intrigued by the blurb. I’m more used to read the author’s paranormal books, this was the first time I read one of her contemporary ones. I was very pleased with the result.

I can’t believe the story was developed in only a week. I feel amazed by how much I got to care for the relationship in such short time. I prefer slow burn stories, but I think this was very well made as a point where I didn’t realize it was only a week. It didn’t felt rushed or forced.

I liked Eden a lot, I loved his name. He was a good character. I had a little bit of trouble with him at the beginning because of the way he treated Greer, but that attitude didn’t last long so I did liked him in the end. Greer was a little bit of a struggle for me, sure he was nice and very sweet but maybe that was the problem. I guess he was a too much of everything, too kind, too nice, too sweet. I’m not always ok with that much perfection. He did have a few flaws but nothing too important.

Their relationship was great. I liked Eden’s point of view the most, maybe because in Greer’s case it kind of feel more lust than anything. I think the relationship had enough time to grow and what it might be lust at the beginning it transform in something else. I liked the fact that none of them try to change the other, they accept each other just as they were and that was just great. The plot was very interesting but I found myself rushing through the moments when the spotlight was on Greer and slowing down my reading pace whenever the story told was about Eden.

I’m not a big fan of cross-dressing, but there was something about how the scenes were made that not only didn’t feel uncomfortable, but I really got to enjoyed them a lot. Overall this was a very interesting book.


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I love to read M/M books. I’m still doing a lot of catching up with some series and getting to know some authors. I love to read stories with dark themes, a lot of angst and complex characters. I’ve always been interested on how mental illness is portray in books, so I would probably read any book with that subject. Here are some of my favorite books  
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