Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Review: The Escort by A. M. Salinger

The Escort 
(Nights Series #2)
by A.M. Salinger
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: February 9, 2018

He is everything I’ve ever wanted in a man. And I will do anything to get him. Even if I have to lie to him — Ethan 

He is a sinful temptation. A guy who loves pushing all my buttons. But I can’t touch him. And I most definitely cannot have him — Joe 

Ethan Skye has had only one goal in mind since the first night he walked into Saron, the most exclusive gay club in Tokyo: to win the heart of Joe Cavendish, its brooding owner and the man he’d fallen in love with at first sight. When Ethan takes a job as a bartender at Saron to get closer to Joe, little does he know that his actions will set him in the sights of an obsessive admirer.

Jaded by his troubled past and with his heart very much guarded, Joe Cavendish has one strict rule in life: never mix business with pleasure. Unfortunately for Joe, one cocky, sexy bartender seems intent on testing that resolve to its very limits, and Joe finds his patience and his libido increasingly challenged as he fights his growing attraction for his new employee. But after Joe discovers the danger Ethan is in, his possessive instincts compel him to take on the role of Ethan’s personal bodyguard and pretend lover.

Can Joe protect Ethan from his increasingly violent stalker and maintain his own sanity while he gets up close and personal to the alluring young man storming his way inside his numb heart? Will Ethan overcome Joe’s stubbornness and convince the club owner to take a chance on love? Or will the secrets they’ve been keeping from each other threaten their fragile, burgeoning relationship?

Discover Ethan and Joe’s story in this second novella in the hot, contemporary romance series Nights by A.M. Salinger.

This is a MM romance with a HEA.

AM Salinger is definitely an author to look out for. I'm really liking the two m/m novella and I am hoping she will do a full length soon because these shortie doesn't really satisfy my palate.

The Escort is about two character that I met previously in Book 1, Joe's the club owner and the sassy bartender, Ethan. This one is slightly longer and I appreciate that I get to know more of Ethan's background and I'm surprised he was trying to get Joe all this while. Talk about dedication. This one had an interesting plot about Ethan's stalker as it give a great excuse for Joe to get all protective and wanting to act as Ethan's fake boyfriend. Honestly, I love reading about fake relationship. They are simply delectable. 

The only complaint I had, which I was embarrassed to admit was that I felt when they finally got together after suffering through the prolonged sexual tension was the prolonged sex scenes. The sex was good, but it took up too much page and I rather read more about relationship development. And for them to come 3 times per night, that's just too much, even for smut reader like me.