- File Size: 378 KB
- Print Length: 188 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Ravenous Romance (January 19, 2009)
- Publication Date: January 19, 2009
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001SAR0TU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,408,241 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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- Some of the descriptions of characters and situations are funny. Here's one I liked: "Sometime in his early 30s, he reinvented himself as a quasi, free-spirited Tallulah Bankhead type."
- There's a lot of sex, which I expected since one of the characters is an escort, but most of the sex scenes are unusual. I didn't find them very stimulating, necessarily, but I also didn't find them boring.
- Roland has tons of money, so a lot of the places they go--and a lot of the things they do--are exotic and high-brow and exciting.
- I didn't see anything outstanding in the characters' emotional attachment to each other. I saw a lot of sex, so I believed that the guys were hot for each other, but I didn't at all believe by the end of the story that they were in love. And Roland and Josh know each other for 3 days at most before deciding that they want to get tested so that they can bareback. I simply could not suspend my disbelief enough to believe that anyone would do that without first being at least halfway in love with the other person.
- The writing is plagued by constant POV shifts and near-constant "telling" instead of "showing." Example: the men are talking (superficially) about the fact that Josh wants to own a bookstore one day, and then there's this: "Roland liked that Josh was an avid reader, but was preoccupied with the young man's [body part]." Why did Roland like that Josh was an avid reader? What does that tell him about Josh? Is this something they might have in common? These sorts of holes contributed greatly to my not being able to see an emotional attachment between the characters.
- There are little inconsistencies all through the book that display very sloppy editing. Here's an example from the first page: "When Roland looked in the mirror late at night, he noticed the right side of his face seemed to be aging faster than the left. There were a few faint laugh lines at the corner of his left eye, while the corner of his right remained smooth and tight."
- I'm all for sex scenes that are passionate and romantic and emotional, etc., and I understand that a lot of people get off on group sex. What I don't understand is an escort inviting two of his friends over to take turns "tagging" his current client without even asking whether that's something the client is interested in.
Overall comments: As the title suggests, this is pretty much a point-by-point gay version of Pretty Woman (almost a little TOO similar: Roland, for example, is afraid of heights, just like Richard Gere's character). There's a lot of sex, so if you're into that, you might like it. But I didn't find it emotionally engaging enough to keep my interest for long.