Rating: 3 stars out of 5
New York Times best-selling mystery writer Bay Whitman leads the life of a celebrity—at least on the surface. In public he’s self-assured and in control. Women hang on his every word, while men envy his confidence and swagger. But in reality, Bay is a loner. He’s shy and introverted, and his life consists of sitting in a dimly lit room writing his famous Jack Robbins mystery novels. His one vice—gambling. Winning an escort in a poker game will change Bay’s life in ways he never imagined.
Matthew “King” Slater is one of the hottest tickets in gay porn. He spends his days in front of the camera and his nights as a highly paid escort to the rich and famous. Deep down, he craves romance and a real connection, but his past makes it hard to separate the needs of his body from those of his heart. For now, it’s easier to think of sex as just a job. But while doing a shoot in Vegas, King is hired for a tryst at a famous hotel and casino, and his handsome client might blur the line between work and play.
Oh, I really wanted to love this story but I felt there was so much left unsaid and jumping to conclusions that for the most part I was left frustrated. Bay prefers to be alone and has to build up the courage to be in public to promote his books. King has shut himself off for years and his first instinct is to run when his heart starts to open up to Bay.
I liked that once these two realized how they felt then they took their time for the most part. I understood King’s issues but didn’t like how he skimmed over it when it was talked about. I was glad that Bay fully supported him no matter what but King’s presence was the best support Bay needed to not feel he had to put up a false front.
Kenneth Obi did a nice job narrating this story. I was able to easily keep track of the story with the voices he used for each character.
Cover art by Paul Richmond is nice and gives visuals of the characters.
Audiobook, 7hrs 3mins
Published: November 29, 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English