There was a lot to like about this story. I very much enjoyed both Jagger and Leah. With Jagger's help Leah finds confidence and herself as the story progresses. I enjoyed her daughter and her mother cracked me up, not sure I'm in love with her best friend. Though Jagger retains his job as an escort the whole story the scenes of him with other women are kept mild and it is made clear how disgusted he is by his job and the corner he feels he has painted himself into.
The scene where he photographs Leah was possibly my favorite part maybe tied by Leah's awesome newly found backbone making itself known at the Christmas party. While it ends HFN we are left with a lot of unanswered questions. Will Leah and Jagger be able to make something work long term?
Can Leah deal with his profession? Will Jagger stop being an escort and devote himself to his photography full time? Will news of his job spread and how will Jagger and Leah deal with the fallout?
I'm looking forward to answers to these questions in book two which I hope will be out soon! Jul 18, Candice Montgomery rated it it was amazing. The main character in this book, Leah, is the divorced single mother of a teen. She's a woman in her thirties--mid to upper if I'm not mistaken. The main character struggled with technology and modern references and didn't always know how to connect with her teenage daughter.
That's how A LOT of parent-child relationships go. I appreciated this book for that. The romance between Leah and Jagger was terribly sweet. Kristen nails love on the page the way so many authors can't seem to. To make these two characters seem real, to give them a love story that transcends "The End" and stays with you well past the point of completion.
Can't wait for y'all to read this one. I am in a mood for an escort book so I picked this one up. Sounded so good, but it failed for me. The writing style is not for me. Too much detail about everything. I don't care that the heroine picked her favorite bar to meet the hero because it "made the best sangria in the DC metro area.
Awkward verbiage and other unbelievable things made me unable to believe that the romance between the hero and he I am in a mood for an escort book so I picked this one up. Awkward verbiage and other unbelievable things made me unable to believe that the romance between the hero and heroine would work.
I also did not care for the BFF Kari. Why are the BFFs always slutty?!?!? This may work for you, but did not work for me. These are my opinions. View all 4 comments.
Oct 20, Red Cheeks Reads rated it liked it. I must admit, I was a bit nervous going in to this one, but I liked the idea even if the notion of him being an escort — and the infidelity that implies — made me uneasy. The first third of the book pleasantly surprised me, so I settled in and soldiered on.
But there is more to this man, a side that he allows very few to see, and certainly not his clients. But then along came Leah, and she turned out to be somewhat of a game changer for him. It is, however, something he feels that he has to do in order to earn the seed money for his dream.
Something I could call my own and be proud of. No way can she go back there without one. Her best friend treats her to a date with an escort. Leah chooses Jagger, and their first date is scheduled. The attraction they feel is for each other is very real, and for the first time ever, Jagger finds himself crossing all kinds of boundaries with a client. Sweet, messy, and totally inappropriate. Leah runs off from this confrontation without a word and completely devastated by his hurtful comments.
Jagger swoops in whisking Leah back to the room for a seriously sexy photo shoot that leaves him weak in the knees. They both leave broken hearted. They plan another meet up for after the holidays because Jagger is booked through the escort agency through Christmas.
But, unbeknownst to them, someone truly nasty has figured out their secret. Through the first third of the book, I was enjoying their banter, their attraction and how sexy they were together. The storyline advancement was a bit slow, and the author seemed to focus a bit more on describing the minute details around the couple than she did the couple themselves, their budding relationship or the storyline itself.
But nothing came of it. She blurted out a semi-dramatic one-line response, turned on her heel and left. I wanted more of a confrontation with her ass of an ex; instead Leah came off as a totally weak, cowering doormat. What bothered me most, however, was that I was fully unprepared for the very, very sketchy, barely there happy-for-now ending. After the party scene, the story continued to drag on, but then very abruptly and suddenly ended on that HFN note.
Now, my kindle told me I was coming to the end, but there was ample time to tie it up with a slightly more fleshed out ending.
I can handle a HFN when it is more developed and defined. This HFN, though… well I was left mostly assuming they were going to move forward in pursuit of a relationship. Couple that with the way that Leah just took all that verbal abuse from her ex with little to no response, while she was the one wronged by him and claims to be re-inventing herself as a strong, confident, successful woman? The writing was good, it was well proofed and edited, and the author was very descriptive in the background details.
But for me, this was a so-so read that ultimately left me a bit frustrated and disappointed. Not an epic fail or a DNF, just not quite sated or happy. First thing that got my attention is that this is a book about two mature adults who's lives are successful, but they're not perfect. They're both still missing something to complete them, to make them whole. When it comes to Leah, I loved how real she was, specially with her teenager and the struggles that come with dealing with a child her age.
It was heartwarming and heartbreaking at times, but look back and remember those times in your life and I imagine that's the way my parents felt at one First thing that got my attention is that this is a book about two mature adults who's lives are successful, but they're not perfect.
It was heartwarming and heartbreaking at times, but look back and remember those times in your life and I imagine that's the way my parents felt at one point or another. This woman inspired respect, after getting over a nasty relationship with a self absorb jerk, she built her life from nothing and became successful. And although she enjoys her professional success, her personal life is lacking, that's the reason why she decides to take an unconventional path when it comes to bringing a partner to her high school reunion.
Jagger is successful at what he does, but he has bigger dreams and needs the money to help make his dreams come true. He's a sweet and honorable man who is just doing what he can in order to keep moving forward. Once Leah and Jagger meet their chemistry is electrifying, they understand each other, they complement each other.
They also add a very healthy splash of sexiness to the storyline. I love the writing style of the author and the flow of the story. Not only are the two main characters well developed, but you will love and definitely hate some of the secondary characters. This one was one book that I devoured in one sitting. This is a book with two characters in a journey of self discovery and self fulfillment, a book well worth the reading.
Aug 01, JL Roberts rated it it was amazing Shelves: No Strings Attached The Escort 1 was a great read. Leah Godfrey is amazing! After her husband cheats on her she completely turns her life around. She moves her and her daughter far away from their tiny little home town, she starts her own business and turns it into a success. Just around the corner is her twentieth high school reunion and she refuses to go because the cheating ex will be there right along with the whore he cheated with, but her bestie recommends her hiring a date to escort her to their reunion.
Jagger Holiday not only has a sexy name, but everything about Jagger is sexy, and when Leah meets him it's not just his looks that draws her in.
He's sexy, smart, and is willing to help her out and go to the reunion with her and play the dutiful boyfriend. He's good, but he's paid to be, right? The two hit it off from the start and it's all supposed to be a job for Jagger and a way for Leah to show everyone that she is successful in all aspects of her life, but the two are so attracted to each other that when it's all over they still can't seem to stay away from one another. Other than the fact that they live in different states, the fact that Jagger is a male escort, they at least know they want to be with each other.
I can't wait for book two to see where Jagger and Leah end up. This book was so much story on a small scale which was great. If offered me all of the delicious sexy swoon worthiness, packaged in an easy to read book. The story line was genuine and carefree which made reading this book so much fun. It was exactly what I needed!! They had shared interests and common ground which made one weekend that was supposed to make Leah's life more bare able, turn into lust at first site. She wanted the fantasy and he wanted a little normalcy and when they got together hot and sexy conspired leaving them both completely satisfied!
This book was an easy read and offered little angst which made me super excited to finish. The story was great and had continuous flow which made character development and sequence fantastic. I recommend is book for its ease and comfortability splashed with a side of sexy. Oct 11, Danielle rated it liked it. Red Cheeks Reads blog: Too Mills and Boon- ish for my liking. Jul 29, Kristiej rated it really liked it. I read this one a while ago but just getting around to adding it now - have to make that goal I set.
I think I already have but I just haven't been adding the books. The plan was to review every one I read but that has proven impossible. So all I can add are my rather nebulous thoughts since I've read so many books since this one and the next two in the series.
For some odd reason I have a liking for stories where the hero is in the "adult entertainment" business so when I saw this one a book tha I read this one a while ago but just getting around to adding it now - have to make that goal I set.
For some odd reason I have a liking for stories where the hero is in the "adult entertainment" business so when I saw this one a book that fits into this category I was sold. And I liked it quite a bit. Who hasn't fantasized about showing up at a reunion or some other event where you see people from your past with a Very Good Looking guy on your arm? This is the theme of this book. Our heroine Leah has something to prove when she attends her reunion so she hires professional escort Jagger Holiday.
They hit things off on an even deeper level. Though it would seem to be on the outside that Jagger has it all, being a gigolo is actually a lonely and soul sucking way to make a living.
Jagger also loves photography but doesn't feel he can make a living at it. But when he begins to confide in Leah, his life slowly starts to change and a real love story begins between these two. Jan 27, Liz rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I got a copy of this book free through BookBub. I had not read this author previously. I liked the heroine in this story. There was some good humor though out too.
Honestly, it grossed me out a little. Wow What a great book. It was at turns poignant, funny and sweet. I really liked how Jagger and Leahy worked so hard to respect each other's boundaries and life choices, even the ones they didn't agree with. The book was well written with no errors that I saw. The characters were engaging and interesting and the plot was not surprising, but moved well. The pacing was on point and if I didn't want to read the next book, this one ends at a good place.
But I do want to read the next book to see what Wow What a great book. But I do want to read the next book to see what challenges they will face and how they overcome the obstacles set up in this book. Such an Unexpected Treat!!! I went into this book completely blind. Your new romantic comedy heroine. Free on Kindle Unlimited. Not your typical romance. A threat of war. A village in danger.
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I have to say this is the first book I have read by Kristen Strassel but it most certainly will not be the last. Jagger Holiday a man with a passion to own his own gallery his love of photography but to do it he was a Escort to make that dream come true what he never expected was to meet Leah Godfrey. Leah Godfrey a successful designer finally becoming the woman she knew she could be after disastrous marriage needs a date for her high school reunion and her friend convinces her to try an escort service she does it not willingly but when she sees Jagger's photo she knows she needs to meet him and when they meet the chemistry is HOT.
I loved seeing their relationship develop it was sweet and tender but realities came into play and you just hoped they could overcome all the obstacles so they could find that HEA because they both truly deserved it. This is a pretty typical escort story with an ex who is just darned vindictive along with his second wife and friends. This story hasn't finished.. I really detest all these continuing sagas. Had I known, I wouldn't have bothered. What a great book. It was at turns poignant, funny and sweet.
I really liked how Jagger and Leahy worked so hard to respect each other's boundaries and life choices, even the ones they didn't agree with. The book was well written with no errors that I saw. The characters were engaging and interesting and the plot was not surprising, but moved well. The pacing was on point and if I didn't want to read the next book, this one ends at a good place.
But I do want to read the next book to see what challenges they will face and how they overcome the obstacles set up in this book. I went into this book completely blind. I'd never heard of the author or read any of her other books, but this book was on sale for free so I figured why not?! I'm so glad I took that chance! Jagger is a sexy, long haired escort that Leah hires to take to her highschool reunion. Little does she know, that they would both step away from the weekend wanting so much more!!
This book was funny, sexy, sweet, and swoon worthy all rolled into one beautiful story. This is just the beginning of Jagger and Leah, and I can't wait to find out what happens next!! One person found this helpful. Her best friend tells her about an escort service that she can use for a man to go with her, for that weekend. Leah meets Jagger Holiday who is the escort he is trying to get out of the business as he is starting to not be able to connect with this part of his life any more ,he wants to do photography as a job.
What happens when Leah tries to pass Jagger off as her new boyfriend, but a vindictive woman is at the reunion? This is a three part story and I want the rest of it. Leah needs a date to her high school reunion, in order to show her ex-husband that she is ok. She hires an escort who makes her feel great about herself for the first time in a long time because her ex is a jerk, but she starts to fall for the escort. But when the weekend concludes, she sends him home because they live too far apart and because of his job.
The romance is good and the characters are interesting. The trouble is, she lets her ex make a fool out of her, he lords their daughter over her, and she just rolls over and takes it. Great story and plenty of hot steamy sex. I will continue to follow this author and I look forward to reading her next book. See all 98 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 20 days ago. Published 4 months ago. Published 5 months ago.
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