Title: Boyfriend For Hire
Author: Kendall Ryan
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 19 Feb 2019
Synopsis from Goodreads
I’m the guy you call when you need to impress your overbearing family, your boss, or your ex. Yeah, I’m a male escort, but not just any escort, I’m the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that’s very well-deserved.
I’m the guy who’ll make you feel beautiful, desired, and worshipped . . . all for a steep price. I’m hired to make you shine, and I always deliver.
I’ll be whatever you want me to be for one night—except my true self. This is just a job, a role I play to earn a paycheck.
But I’m not the guy who falls for a client. Not once in six years.
And then I meet Elle. Her friend has hired me to escort her to a wedding, but Elle doesn’t know we’re just pretending.
There’s a fire between us I never expected. A connection I haven’t felt in so long. One kiss, and I’m losing all control.
But what will happen when she finds out who I really am?
Wow,Kendall Ryan sure does like creating heroes that take you outside the comfort zone when fantasising about Mr Right.
Nic is absolutely adorable, his career choice is a little unorthodox; being a male escort doesn’t really lend itself to relationships. Although, Nic is a romantic at heart and dreams of a future that includes a soul-mate and a family, the whole white picket fence fantasy 😍 Having fallen into the profession as a means of making money in order to pursue his true dream of creating designer homes; the money is also what has kept him tied to his current profession – a catch 22 situation. Nic also takes pride in his work and strives to be the best, even when it could put his future in jeopardy. I adored Nic’s self-imposed rules and his attempt to keep some things back in which to share with his true love. In order to ensure his future lady has a part of himself, he hasn’t given to anyone else. It kinda messes with your head when you think about the parts of himself he does actually share with a large number of women 😉
Elle is the ultimate good-girl; beautiful inside and out, her self-confidence has taken a serious dent thanks to her douchey ex-boyfriend who also happens to be her brothers best friend. Instead of spending her best friend/brothers wedding in an anxious state, Elle’s soon-to-be-sister-in-law steps in to set her up on a date. Unbeknowest to Elle, it is with Nic who has been hired to be her date. The thing is the magnetism between Elle and Nic is the real deal from the very beginning, something that Nic struggles with especially as he hasn’t had to play a role when he is with Elle.
Nic’s struggle with his very real feelings for Elle has him acting like a dipstick by pushing Elle away. Although it does also make Nic re-evaluate the direction his life has taken, is he really striving for his dreams or coasting along under the security blanket of money.
I loved how Elle and Nic encouraged and supported each other to make their dreams a reality. One of the beneifits of having a male escort as your boyfriend is that you are in no doubt they perform well 😉 Personally, I don’t think I could get over the knowledge of Nic’s profession but then again is there any difference between a male escort hero and one that is just a man-ho?