An Alisa Release Day Review: A Cordial Agreement by Ryan Loveless

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Rating:  4 stars out of 5

 

Can a wealthy but frustrated CEO and a guilt-ridden stripper find what they need in a consensual, nonsexual whipping boy arrangement?

 

Billionaire mogul Grant Jessup, fifty-three, buries his sexual tastes and the reasons behind them—the stresses of his business empire and family. In contrast, Jim Sieber understands the regret that makes him seek pain and penance. As an asexual averse to erotic touch, Jim sets strict boundaries. But as the relationship evolves, Grant struggles to respect them, and both men realize for their association to continue and perhaps grow into real feelings, they’ll have to explore new ways to satisfy each other.

 

I enjoyed this story and seeing Grant and Jim navigate a relationship with a few hurdles to overcome.  Though Jim and Grant’s arrangement is strictly business it quickly changes to much more.

 

I have enjoyed a few asexual romances before and this was one of the better ones, it didn’t go to romancy but I easily saw how hard it was for Jim to find happiness or even someone he could trust to spend time with and not push him.  I could see how stressed Grant was and how Jim made him want to not be so much though not much changed on that front.  This was short so it didn’t go into how their relationship would evolve but was nice.

 

The cover art by L.C. Chase is nice with a visual of Grant.

 

Sales Links: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | B&N

 

Book Details:

ebook, 118 pages

Published: May 17, 2019 by Dreamspinner Press

ISBN-13: 978-1-64405-223-5

Edition Language: English

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