My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“The most dangerous refuge could be his lover’s arms. ”
Everyone has at least one deep-seated fear. For Tyler, it’s being in debt. He’s so desperate to get out and stay out of it, he’ll do almost anything-including selling his body at Saturday night sex parties.
But he refuses to open his mind to anyone, especially the men paying to use him however they want. The only time he’s truly happy is during the week at college, when he can escape into his music.
The moment Haris sees Tyler playing piano at a concert, he falls hard, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make the guy his. Even if it means-for the first time in his life-opening his wallet as wide and desperate as his heart.
20,000 to live with a good-looking guy for four months? How can Tyler resist the chance to ditch the sex party scene for good? But neither man realizes how much they’re risking. And when outside forces close in, ready to destroy them, the trickiest part about the next four months could be just surviving.
Warning: Contains a “for hire” bad boy with a filthy mouth, an awkward guy with a penchant for BDSM, a hypochondriac butler who won’t shut up, a dog called Alcide, and a lot of hot and dirty M/M sex.
So what did I think?
LOVE the cover!
Wonderfully brilliant! I totally fell in love with both Haris and Tyler, and was spellbound by their story.
So different, and yet so similar, both men have painful pasts that have left them emotionally scarred. This is a story of learning to trust and opening hearts but is also so much more. The story line is complex as the pasts of both Haris and Tyler challenge their relationship.
Tyler is twenty-one. A music student with a huge fear of owing money. This fear drives him to sell his body to pay his school fees. He is a talented musician and a passionate young man but he is haunted by events from his childhood.
Haris is an exotic businessman with his own secrets. He has been through events that no man should have to suffer and is unable to trust. However he finds Tyler irresistible and offers him a deal that Tyler is unable to turn away from.
The heat and passion between Tyler and Haris is magnificent and slowly, their hearts come to feel what their bodies already know – they are made for each other, body and soul.
However the road to happiness is paved with challenges as Tyler’s previous ’employer’ refuses to let him go and Haris’ past finally catches up with him. Both men face evil and danger.
I found this book to be totally compelling read, a true page turner that was hard to put down. Luckily I didn’t have any other pressing things to do during the early hours of the morning!
I can’t end this review without a word about the fabulous Wilson, Haris’ chauffeur/butler. He is a character to adore – loyal and cheeky, with his witty one-liners had me chuckling quietly.
Combining lots of emotional turmoil, huge amounts of drama, passionate sexual encounters and true romanticism this is a highly recommended read.
To find out more about Barbara Elsborg and her books visit her website.