Friday, March 24, 2017

F*ck Club: Con by Shiloh Walker

Title: F*ck Club: Con
Author: Shiloh Walker
My Rating: B+

Genre: Erotic Romance 
Series: (F*ck Club #2)
Main Characters: Con and Shawntell
Release Date: March 2017
Publisher:  Shiloh Walker
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Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
Rule #2…Respect the ladies.

Conner Steele has nothing but respect for ladies. He absolutely adores them and takes more than a little bit of pride in his job—or rather, his former job.

After a run-in with a cop, former male escort Con, along with his brother Riley and best friend Shame, decided it might just be best to hang up their…hats and retire from the business of being paid to pleasure.

After all, they have a profitable business going with their new pub. No reason to ruin a good thing and Con is more than happy to keep pleasing the ladies—just…no longer as a job. Finding a date or company for the night has never been an issue for him, either. He’s been told more than once that he can charm a tiger out of its stripes. But lately a new hire at the bar is turning the tables on him—she is the one charming him, twisting him up into knots and getting him so worked up, he can barely see straight.

In his rather expert opinion, Shawntelle Callahan is nothing less than a queen.

And she’s a queen on a mission, too. Even as tangled up as he is over her, he can see that. First she tries to coax him out of retirement for one last engagement. When that doesn’t work, she sets out to drive him crazy. After finally admitting that she’s a writer who’s looking to do a story on male escorts, Con realizes it will be best to just stay away from Shawntelle. Sure, she says she’s just looking for some hands-on information but he knows there’s more to it than that. There are secrets in her eyes, barely hidden lies and doubt.

My Review:
The premise of this story...male prostitutes...seriously, I think that's so hot. But as of now, these three guys are retired, although no one has forgotten just what they were doing before. They had to stop after it became too well-known and they were in danger of getting in real trouble. 

But that hasn't stopped others from coming into the bar trying to get the guys to incriminate themselves. So when they're new bartender, Shawntelle, starts asking questions, Con is on the defensive...something that is made so much more difficult by the fact that he desperately wants her. 

This book is told entirely from Con's point of view, so the reader is just as in the dark about what Shawntelle is up to as Con is...and she most definitely is up to something. 

I am enjoying this series, but gah...I wish they were longer. They just don't go deep enough for me. Shiloh Walker is such an amazing writer and she makes these work, but I always finish one wishing it had gone just into a little bit more emotionally which has kept the ratings a tiny bit lower for me. I get that they're erotic romance and the sex is hot and sexy. She fulfills that promise really well. But these boys have some deep wounds from what they've been doing. Even Con who is fairly blase about it all has moments where the word whore comes up and he's not exactly bragging. 

But I'm expecting huge things from Shame's book. He and Charli have played out in the background of both the other two books and their story promises to be incredible. I can't wait. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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