This was a good one, I thought it was a unique idea for a story and I really enjoyed my reading experience, the only reason I am not rating it a full 4 stars, is because it was missing the x-factor for me. I thought the character development was good on Charlie’s side, I just felt a little disconnected from Landon at times.
Charlie suffered a terrible traumatic experience at the age of nine, and has been in the care of the state ever since. The day she turns 18 she flees to Las Vegas along with her under-age foster sister Jayden.
Desperate times call for desperate measures and Charlie finds herself in an unhealthy relationship with the first man who shows her any interest, which in turn leads her to an extremely tricky situation whereby she is selling her body in order to survive.
Landon is a mystery, he has a family reputation to restore and a business that he needs to keep at the top of its game. He is drawn to Charlie but he has a rule, and that is not to get involved with escorts, especially given his line of work.
All Charlie has ever wanted is to be loved, but Landon has never really experienced love and so goes between keeping his distance and giving into his baser instincts.
“I want to be mad, be a pain in the ass, but I’m sick.
I’m fucked up and just want to feel something, feel someone and not be isolated with the inevitable loneliness.”
A few things happened that I thought were a bit far-fetched, but overall I did think it was a good storyline and will definitely look into other books by this author.
This is a standalone novel, told in dual POV.
ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review