“There is no shame in pleasure. And no love in business.”
I don’t pretend to be a Skye Warren writing expert as I have only read a few of her books to date, but man, can this lady write. She was always one author I wanted to read more of, but you know how it is… too many books… too little time. So when an opportunity arose for me to read another of her stories I jumped at it. I do admit I always enjoy delving into her dark and twisted storylines.
Escort was different to the other Skye Warren books I have read; it wasn’t as dark as I’m used to and the characters were different, which appeared to be a bit of change of pace for her. I personally think that is a great thing as it shows that she has diversity and I personally don’t want every book by the same author sounding or reading the same.
Bea is a musician and internet sensation who also happens to suffer from severe anxiety and agoraphobia, which is the irrational fear of open or public spaces. As a result of her fears she has been isolated from the outside world and cooped up in a hotel penthouse for as long as she can remember. Bea is desperate to lose her virginity, and with the chances of her meeting someone in the outside world slim to none she takes matters into her own hands and hires a male escort.
“I don’t know what made you call to the agency, what made you think your first time should be a transaction instead of a meaningful experience, but I will not help you do it.”
Hugo is a very successful and in demand male escort and goes to meet his new client for the night, Bea. Little does Hugo know about Bea’s intentions and why she has called for his services. When he finds out that Bea is in fact a virgin and is looking for someone experienced to pop her cherry, he is shocked to say the least and is in no way interested in being her first. What started out being a one night business deal has turned into so much more for Hugo and Bea.
There are several things I loved about Escort. The deeply profound connection and longing and desire Hugo and Bea felt towards each other. The way their characters grew and changed through-out the story really moved me. Two very lonely, sweet and sensitive souls coming together becoming one and the fact that Escort was written in the male POV. I cannot remember the last story I read from purely the male’s perspective. It was so refreshing and gave such a different side and insight. I simply loved it.
“She’s like wildflowers in full bloom across the valley. It makes me feel like the sun, beaming down on her, making her turn toward me.”
Escort was such an enjoyable, hot and steamy read from start to finish about two lost souls from two different worlds coming together, to show opposites most certainly can attract. I absolutely recommend Skye Warren’s latest release Escort and I can tell you, Hugo will make you swoon beyond all belief, satisfaction guaranteed.
About Skye Warren
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.