Beautiful Entourage, by C.L. Todd

beautiful cover

Grade: D-

Doing it at: 83%

Catnip: Male Escort; Strong Female Lead; Fake it till You Make It; Bad Writing

Shame Scale: Medium shame for wasting a whole day reading this not great book.

Fantasy Cast: Ryan Reynolds; Melissa Roxburgh

What do we taste like: like syrup and butter

Book Description:

Being a professional escort comes with its vices. To keep women from getting too clingy, stop them from dropping their panties, and silence them before they can blurt the L word, Rhett has made certain rules. He never breaks them.

Ever.

1. No Kissing.
2. No Feelings.
3. And definitely, absolutely, no sex.

But when Aspen, a beautiful brunette, hires him to help repair her image to her family, things get complicated. Rhett’s never had a problem separating work from pleasure. But now work and pleasure seem to be one and the same.


Lets talk about that cover, it’s a great cover right? Handsome cover model, holding up his hand like he’s about to take his watch off and show you what’s what. I was sure that a book about a male escort with a cover that invokes fisting was going to be trashy! Then, nope.

Beautiful Entourage is the first in a series about male escorts that Mary bought the first TWO of (sorry Shortcake #2 is all you), and which I thought would be just what the trash book Dr called for after my disappointing bar baby book. It’s the story of Rhett, male escort, and Aspen, rich man’s daughter, who get together for business and then fall in love. I love a great fake romance story, it’s the premise for 85% of Hallmark Holiday Romances and those are my fav, so I really tried to give this one the benefit of the doubt for the first 30% or so. Despite the writing being cold and un-evocative and the story line being preposterous in places. And not preposterous in the just go with it way, but really like this is no one’s real life.

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