Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Virtual Tour Review ~ The Escort by Laura Marie Altom

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Shamed Series #3
Laura Marie Altom
Releasing August 11th, 2015

In Laura Marie Altom’s scorching new Shamed novel, perfect for fans of J. Kenner and Tracy Wolff, a broken heart pushes a rugged loner to the breaking point—until a not-so-innocent affair changes everything.

When the woman he loves marries billionaire Liam Stone, Nathan Black swears off dating and playing by the rules. He’s also tired of being broke. His new gig as a male escort isn’t exactly legal, but the cash will help him build a solid future. Then there’s Carol Moore, Liam’s personal assistant. She and Nathan always seem to get paired up at Stone family functions—and always seem to end up in bed together. She’s definitely intriguing. But how could a good girl like Carol settle down with a screw-up like Nathan?

After Carol’s dreamy boss gets hitched, crushing any chance of them getting back together, she finds herself hooking up with the bride’s best friend. Nathan is hot, adventurous, and just a little bit dangerous. But when one of their sexy games goes too far, Carol discovers how out of control Nathan’s life really is. And before long Carol is forced to choose between her safe old life and the bad boy who makes her feel like the woman she’s meant to be.

Hum this book was not what I expect. It was more than I hoped and different with some very valuable lessons for all.

I really was not into Nathan from previous books of this series and I couldn't wrap my head around how he would be able to interest me throughout a whole book but I love this series and was ready to give it a try. I had it in my head that he was a loser but a great friend to Ella. I perceived him as having no ambition or goals. Well one should never fall into the area of judgement as I did. I loved him a lot by the end of the book and though he is still not a favorite male character he drew me into his life in ways that were unexpected.

Carol is someone I could relate to. I loved her back story and who she evolved into from her experiences. This is an admirable character and I loved her imperfect edges that would come out occasionally to draw the reader into how she would handle Nathan and a possible relationship while keeping her hard earned persona. 

I give this 4 STARS and recommend that reader also read the books that lead up to this story.

An copy was gifted in exchange for an honest opinion via Netgalley.

You will want to read these first books in the Shame series.

Read my review on the first book of this series Control and learn how Liam and Ella meet.

Also check out my review on the second book of the series Possess

Also check out my review on the third book of the series The Escort


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Laura Marie Altom is the author of more than forty books in three different genres. Now that her kids are in college, Altom spends her days writing and chasing after a menagerie of pets: a mini long-haired dachshund named Cocoa, a Yorkie named Daisy, a mutt named Sweet Pea, and Domino—a black-and-white stealth cat she rarely sees. She’s happily married to her college sweetheart (go Hogs!), and when night falls, she steals a few romantic moments for herself with her own hunky cover stud.