Title: Liam For Hire
Author: A. Zukowski
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Release Date: August 24, 2018
Page Count: 280 pages
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Liam Murphy has kicked his drug habit and now pays for the high living costs in London as an escort. His life is finally in balance. His only problem is that he obsesses about the minimum number of times he has to bend over to make ends meet. As long as he has his emotions under control, it’ll be fine. That’s what Liam keeps telling himself until he meets the young widower Alastair, also known as Ali, whose emerald eyes remind him of Ireland.
Featuring Liam from The Boy Who Fell to Earth.
I remember being so intrigued by Liam when I read The Boy Who Fell to Earth. There was something about him that just made me want to know more of his story and I’m so glad I got the opportunity to know him better in this book. I loved him. I liked the book a lot, even more than its predecessor and I think it was because of him. He was a lovely character.
I had a good time reading it. The plot is a little more complex than its blurb let us know, which was good because I love having surprises while reading. The warnings might give something away but I think they are necessary. It is a little slow-paced but I still enjoy it a lot.
What I liked the most about it was Liam. His thoughts, the conflicts he was facing, everything about him. It is hard to say much about what I liked about him without giving spoilers. It might have something to do with the fact that he had so much struggles in life and he kept fighting. He had a lot of regrets but he didn’t allow anything to stop him. I also like how charming he was.
Ali was a nice character but I couldn’t love him as much as Liam. I liked their relationship. I liked the fact that it took them a little while to get to a place where I could feel there was true emotions. I’m not really a fan of big age gaps which make so interesting to see how much into their relationship I was. I loved them together. I don’t think it was too romantic, I was even underwhelmed by the sex scenes that felt a little rushed, but I did loved them as a couple and ended up thinking they were so perfect for each-other.
I really liked it. I had some few issues about it but there were minor that didn’t disturbed my overall emotion about the book. I recommend, again, to read the warnings because there are some scenes that might not be suitable for every reader, but overall it was a great book.