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- Publisher: Pinkerton Road LLC; 2 edition (January 30, 2020)
- Publication Date: January 30, 2020
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0846BSMPG
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,722 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I had this book recommended to me on Goodreads by another blogger who knows my m/m tastes. I had to admit that I was curious about the premise on this one...a sex surrogate and a wheelchair bound author. It was unusual enough to pique my curiosity. That along with the rec meant that I slid this book to the top of my TBR pile, ahead of the other 1400 books that I currently own that I haven't read. O.O (yeah, I know...*sigh* But you all and authors keep telling me about such great books! What's a girl to do?)
But anyway...yes, this was a fantastic recommendation. And a lot of that is simply because the heroes are so unlikely, but wow...I fell in love with them
First let's talk about Michael...he's a sex surrogate and a nurse. Gah...if there is another character out there with a purer heart, I don't know of him. This guy is pure emotion...pure empathy...pure caring. He cares about people so much. That's why he's a sex surrogate. He helps guys who can't have sex otherwise through mental or physical issues that hinder them. He is so incredibly empathetic, you can't help but fall in love with him. But he's also so incredibly lonely. His sex surrogacy...is just that...a therapy for his patients. It's not for him and has no emotional attachment for him. This guy wants and needs someone to connect to on a personal level so badly. My heart just hurt for him.
Then there's James. He was in India as a child and got infected with polio. His mother abandoned him because of it. As a result, he's never really had a relationship. He has such a mental block about his useless legs....he doesn't want ANYONE to see them...which doesn't work real well if he ever wants to have sex. He lives through his books and stories and is truly a complete recluse. But his book sales have been bleak so his agent is pushing him to do more personal promo...something he HATES. But he meets Michael at one of these events. Michael has been in love with James since he read his first book at 16. Michael has such a pure heart, he doesn't think twice about the wheelchair when he sees James. It's James who has the issue with it.
This is such a sweet book and incredible romance. I loved reading it and watching these two guys connect. It was truly beautiful. The sex surrogacy story line was interesting and I enjoyed that aspect and getting to know Michael's patients. But as an author, I really enjoyed James' story too. Authors tend to be naturally introverted people and I definitely connected to him as a character. (I hate, hate, hate signings. I would so much rather sit in a quiet corner and observe the world.)
This is the third book in this series and I want to go back and read the first two. It absolutely and completely works as a stand alone, but I'm fascinated by the clinic and it sounds like the other characters there are featured at least in the first book in the series.
I definitely recommend this one though!
James was so prickly and defensive that my heart went out to him, and I was happy to see Michael eventually get past James’ distrust and grow close to him. I was cringing at the inevitable conflict, but I really think it made them stronger in the end.
This was a beautiful book about love and compassion, and I adored it.
I am definitely a fan of Eli Easton now and look forward to finding out if lightning can strike one author twice!
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This is a very different creature to the first two books. Where they were lighthearted and comical, this was dark and brooding.
I didn't like Michael much at all in the first book. All I saw was an arrogant little man.
He grew on me a bit in the second book and I eventually liked him in the third book, but I never fell in love with him like most people seem to.
I admired his heart and caring and compassion but there was always something holding me back.
I liked James and admired his tenacity and determination. I ached for him at times.
The writing, as always, was easy to read, flowing and engaging.
My favourite character, hands down, was Marnie. I want to be just like her when I grow up.
There are some incredibly warm and heart wrenching moments in this book but overall it just didn't rock my world.
I am so in love with this book! I absolutely fell in love with all the characters, Michael, James, Marnie, Tommy ... *swoons* I literally started reading this at the worst time possible (3 AM haha) and then I just couldn't put it down until my body literally shut down on me and I fell asleep on my laptop. I can't even properly articulate a review because of how this book made me feel but if you have any doubts about buying this book, don't. Seriously. This book is amazing. It captures the right amount of feeling, angst and passion I would want, the type of book you read curled up in bed with hot chocolate and marshmallows. You feel everything the characters feel and I don't suffer from any disabilities, but I felt every bit of self-pity and anguish James felt while at the same time, I felt like I had so much love in me, just like Michael, waiting to be free.
This was seriously amazing and now I'm going to read all your books now. Thank you so much for writing this, Eli Easton and please don't ever stop.
I can totally recommend this book to anyone who likes something a little difficult. It's a sweet story but never twee and has taught me a lot of things I didn't know before
I was surprised how much I enjoyed the story even though I still think sexual surrogate is another name for prostitute, no matter how you sugar coat it, but the story was quite good. I especially liked the excerpts from the 'books' JC wrote, now they would be worth exploring! But Lamb was utterly exploited, as anything built in the human image would be. As a race we are cruel beyond belief and could never be trusted with ai, most of the human race just don't have the compassion. Oh god, I've thorougly depressed myself, but this a a nice book, nonetheless.
The characters were wonderfully written, and of course you have Eli Easton's smart, believable and snappy dialogue to really get to know them.
The story had me on the edge of my seat throughout, and I'm just now realising it's the middle of the night now that i finished.
Give it a chance, you'll be very glad that you did.
makes contact and their back on track,loved up.
both with something they wanted to keep from the other.something that they were sure would end any chance
that they would have of getting to know each other better which would have been heartbreaking for Michael .
A beautifully written book with two guys I could not help wanting things to work out well for.
not the usual kind of story but one worth reading more than once.
I haven't read any of the other novels in the Sex in Seattle series, but I will put that right as soon as I clear my back log of books waiting on my Kindle.
If I could have awarded this story more than five stars, I would have.
(Oh yes, and this is a serious weepy!).