I’m not the good guy - not the guy you take home to meet Daddy.
I’m the man you pay, the one who makes you scream.
I pleasure women for a price. I don’t commit. I don’t date. I don’t fall in love. But then I meet her.
The first moment I see her, I know she'll be trouble. She wants me, and I want her.
From two different worlds, it can be nothing more than a fling.
So the plan is simple: we do this, meet this thing between on us head on.
And then we move the hell on.
Until it isn't.
Too raw, too beautiful, too dangerous to ignore.
In over my head.
I’m the good girl. The ordinary girl next door, who lives an uneventful life.
He comes crashing into my world, and it will never be the same again.
He scares me, challenges me, and makes me dizzy with desire.
He'll be my downfall if I let him.
I agree to his terms. One night. A fling. Nothing more.
But you can’t contain the passion, the desire, and the more we try to keep our distance, the more entangled we become.
As my world falls apart and everything I thought was real is exposed as a lie, I have to decide who to trust.
Should I take a risk on him or walk away from something so raw and so real?
**Trigger warnings - if you need them this may not be for you**
**N.B: THIS BOOK WAS ORIGINALLY TITLED - HEAD ON: STRENGTH AND LOVE
Ethan Foston is playing a consent/non-consent role for his client, Selina. It’s a pretend rape scene fantasy that they have evidently enacted many times. Afterward, she told him what a stressful week she had and he asked her for details. Selina was a senior research scientist, and even though he was truly interested, she couldn’t tell him about her work. But she did recommend his services to a new client.
Later that evening, the new client, Isla, texted him to make arrangements. Her dad is going away on business and she’ll be alone. She doesn’t like being alone like this, but she is tired and goes to bed. Suddenly she wakes up, knowing there is someone in the dark room with her! She opens her mouth to scream and a hand clamps down over her mouth. His moves feel practiced, and now she is truly terrified of him! Trained in special ops, he immediately senses that she is not acting – the terror is real. Why didn’t she use the safe word they had agreed on?
Ethan realizes that either he or Isla is being set up for some reason. He tells her to call her dad, but he is in the U.S. and won’t get back soon enough. Her gran is sick and her two friends are not available. He doesn’t want to leave her alone. With no other alternative, he tells her to come home with him. He offers to have his sister and niece spend the night as well so she feels safe. But he knows he needs to get her out of this house for her safety. Is someone after Isla? Is she in danger? They went to a lot of trouble to set this thing up. How far is he willing to go to protect her?
This is a very well written story that I amazingly loved! Ethan steals your heart very quickly! He’s a former special ops type of guy who, when he left the service, became a sex-for-hire male escort who was sought after by many women. The story line is fast-paced and intriguing. The mystery will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat! The reader will certainly not be bored with this one! I highly recommend it. You won’t regret it.