by Kia Carrington-Russell
My rating: 4 stars
Publication Date: January 26, 2015
Publisher: Crystal Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 135 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Clover is personal assistant to Debra Coorman, the merciless boss of
Candice fashion magazine. The bright lights of New York are dim for
Clover, who is tormented by a work schedule like no other. Debra is
relentless in her determination to demean Clover.
For once, Clover dares to play Debra’s games, and intends to prove
her wrong at the next glittering event. With mixed emotions, Clover
contacts a male escort, Damon. If his velvet voice over the phone is
anything to go by, Clover knows her money will be well spent.
But when Damon appears at her door, something unexpected happens.
The taunts and the games begin. Who is truly going to win at this game?
My Escort by Kia Carrington-Russell
High pressure, high fashion and a boss who is a merciless tyrant who love making life miserable, almost sounds like a modern day fairytale, and maybe it is for Clover. Instead of a fairy godmother and a glass slipper, Clover hires an escort for a posh business/social event. Damon’s job is to act like her boyfriend, not too cutesy, just attentive, hot and caring. He definitely has hot down pat, as every woman in the place, including Clover’s boss fawn over him. Still things aren’t going as smoothly as Clover had hoped and the quiet banter, taunting and teasing between Damon and Clover seems far more than their intended business relationship.
Talented and smart, Clover has been held back from her full potential at work and it takes a few comments from Damon to open her eyes to the fact that Clover is going nowhere in a hurry. Damon is holding back several more eye opening tidbits, but when he does a slow and drawn out reveal and Clover is mysteriously offered the position of a lifetime for her magazine’s biggest competitor, things don’t go as planned.
Can you say comedy of errors? Oops? Clover didn’t see that one coming? What follows is humorous, warm and a little heartbreaking as the man with the velvet voice rubs Clover raw with his misguided intentions. Has the clock struck twelve on any chance for love between these two?
My Escort by Kia Carrington-Russell is sweet, light and delightfully enchanting. If you just happen to need a romance that is built gently and a little clumsily, just like the real world, here it is. There is no over-blown drama, no over-detailed and dark feeling, just two people and a comedy of errors plus some great escape reading.
I received an ARC edition from Kia Carrington-Russell in exchange for my honest review.