|Print List Price:||$12.99|
Save $9.00 (69%)
Your Memberships & Subscriptions
Enter your mobile phone or email address
By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.
You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.
Follow the Author
Boyfriend for Hire (Escorts, Inc Book 1) Kindle Edition
"Oozes sexiness, steam and instant chemistry. This love story is a fairy tale come true, with a modern twist." - Love and Lavender Reviews
"The storyline was really well written. I especially loved how it ended!" - Under Covers Book Blog
About the Author
Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as Newsweek, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan and InTouch Magazine.
She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.
- ASIN : B07H8SVQNJ
- Publication date : February 19, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 1435 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 310 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #47,593 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Disclaimer-This was my first book from this author. Found the title from another author's recommended reading list, so maybe the issues I have with the author's writing are what she's known for, so take my subjective review for what it's worth.
The writing and dialogue is childish and simplistic and does not read at all like adult level reading, more like middle school, all telling no showing. The plot of a male escort falling in love with a client had potential, but it wasn't treated with enough respect and that lack of respect made it a difficult read for me to get into practically from the first couple of chapters. His best friend isn't a successful business owner--he's his pimp who owns a brothel. Sexism from page one, trying to make it seem more acceptable and legit just because it's all male? Immediate red flag.
My issues (from a person who thinks sex workers should be legalized, taxed, and provided protections like any other industry employee who provides a service), he's a male escort, he gets paid to have sex with women, yet he vehemently protests that he's NOT a prostitute. Yes, yes you are. Own it. Don't give me a hero who's proud that he's constantly in demand for his "services" then try to make me believe he's got a bleeding heart I should care about because he's ashamed of his work and not a prostitute because he has lunch once a month with a 'grandma' client who he doesn't sleep with. When he had sex without a condom TWICE with the heroine without telling her about his work, that made me absolutely hate him. And his rule about not kissing clients because it's too intimate (Julia Roberts did it first and better in PRETTY WOMAN, thanks) and no oral, right...high end professional female clients pay him thousands of dollars a night and tolerate their male prostitute not providing oral sex or kissing because HE doesn't want to?
The heroine, ugh. Whiny, Shallow, Superficial (he's soooo sexy, nearly every other sentence), self-deprecating wimp. I get it, she's curvy, don't repeatedly tell me that every other page. Women come in all shapes and sizes, including thin, thick, heavy, curvy, whatever. We're all beautiful inside and out, EXCEPT when you have women bashing and body shaming other women! Heroine's ex is a dick, insults her to her face, dumps her and shows up at her brother's wedding with a new girlfriend who she and her soon to be sister in law immediately start insulting and body shaming "bitch," "scrawny new girlfriend", and hero mentally criticizing her ex for not being as tall a him and "thinning on top". No chance the new girlfriend had no idea what the ex did? But of course all women hate other women and we're ok and should support that, right?
When she finds out she was lied to, for their entire time they were together, he meets her at a coffee shop, they have about a 10 second, 4 sentence conversation where he apologizes, she forgives him then straight back to her place for sex. Seriously? And don't get me started on how she's constantly hitting his arm "playfully" I hate women who do that. Would you put up with a guy constantly smacking a girl on the arm? Use your words to express yourself, and I'm supposed to believe the heroine went to and graduated from law school??
Maybe this is what this author is known for: fast, shallow, simple completely implausible stories with unrealistic, totally unlikable characters, but definitely not worth my time or my money. A disappointed buy.
Nic sleeps with Elle without a condom, without ever telling her that hes a "male escort" who regularly sleeps with his clients. That to me just screams yuck, and I thought it was incredibly disrespectful. Beyond that the entire story kind of leads up to her finally finding out hes a male escort and it was not even an exciting climax. She gets told and is like "oh I feel so stupid, I should have known." Should have known? Who in their right mind would ever expect that? And then all he does is apologize and says he loves her after literally 4 dates of straight lying to her and shes like "oh he loves me? Hes so sexy I cant resist!" Like really? Have some self respect! Then shes more appalled that hes never done oral with a client then anything else. This book fell completely flat, honestly wish I could get my money back. I skipped the last 2 chapters because the whole thing was just completely ridiculous. Disappointed for sure, hope Kendall Ryan's next release is nothing like this one.
In general, the premise is just distasteful. I thought at first, okay, he’s an escort. I can deal with that, but a male escort who has sex with his clients. Just not a hero I can root for. And the heroine went to law school, but settles for being a paralegal because she won’t take the Bar Exam, because she’s afraid might fail it, um... yeah. So can’t root for a woman who has worked hard enough to get so far in school but gives up on the final prize for all that effort.
If you’re just considering this book, and are reading reviews before making up your mind, ignore all the 5 stars. Believe the 1 stars. Don’t waste anymore time considering this book. It’s much better spent on a different Kendall Ryan story.
I loved the chemistry between Nic and Elle. It was so strong and watching them get to know each other was wonderful. I especially liked Nic, even though I didn’t like his choice of profession. Being with Elle made him feel like himself again and wanting for more from life. I was rooting for him all along. Elle has come out of a bad relation with a horrible man and was going to have to face him with his new girlfriend had a brother’s wedding. Her friend, and soon to be sisters-in-law, hires Nic to be her date to make her ex jealous. That’s where their relationship starts.
What I didn’t like was Elle’s beast friend, Christine! She was a bitch! She treated Nic like trash just because she hired him and I don’t think she treated Elle like a best friend should! I’ve never disliked a character more! I also felt like the whole book lead up to Elle finding out that Nic was an escort and was anticipating how that was going to go down. Then, in my opinion, it was resolved too quickly. I mean, what woman would just let that go with a short, simple conversation? I’m glad it was resolved, but I feel like there should have been more to it.
I did enjoy the majority of the book, just disappointed by the last few chapters.
Top reviews from other countries
Nic is Chicago's hottest most sought after Male Escorts. He has a high variety of clientele. But Nic has two rules he's gone by 1. No kissing on the lips, 2. No oral sex ever. He's been in the business with his good friend and boss Case for 6 years and has done extremely well on the most side.
In all these years Nic has never had a serious relationship as no one has ever caught his eye or more so his heart until he gets hired by a woman who wants Nic to be her best friends date, a best friend who was recently dumped by her boyfriend.
Ellie has recently been dumped by her boyfriend and her brothers good friend, who did not take long getting another girlfriend. Ellie is heartbroken and the last thing she wants is to go to her brothers wedding alone.
Ellies best friend sets her up with her college friend for the wedding all in good faith. But who knew what would happen.
When Nic and Ellie meet for the first time its instant attraction. Both get on amazingly with each other. Nic is extremely conflicted and with Ellie he breaks the first rule he kisses her.
After the wedding Nic stops taking on clients as his feelings and emotions are too much to deal with. He and Ellie keep seeing each other but he didn't let it get sexual for a long time. Thus earning respect from Ellie.
Nic knows he needs to tell Ellie the truth about his work and it doesn't help that Christine has threatened him. Will his love for Ellie be enough for Ellie to get over the truth or Will this be what broke them forever.
A great read and exceptionally written. I love the emotions and conflict that Nic his through. Think you Kendall Ryan for a great read.
Elle had been dumped and her ex was going to be at the wedding of her brother with his new fling so Her best friend, the bride, ordered a male escort to go as her ‘date’ by telling her he was an old friend from college. He agreed to participate in the lie.
In no time at all this guy who had escorted for 6 years fell for her and immediately wanted to give up his job. Elle, upon discovering the truth and by now also being in love was devastated, but it took only a few days of tears and then ,over a cup of coffee ,she forgave and forgot and all was wonderful again!! It was just too lightweight and unrealistic and felt like not enough thought and time had gone into the story. . I can’t understand the 5* reviews.
Feeling different about Ellie and wanting more, he is then reluctant to escort other women and finds excuses not to continue his well paid job. But why does he not tell Ellie about his work? And what will happen when she finds out?