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Rating: 4 Stars
She’s got an interior design business with an A-list clientele, a weekly spot on a national morning TV show, and a great daughter—but she doesn’t have a date for her twentieth high school reunion. It wouldn’t be a big deal, but her ex-husband was her high school sweetheart, and now he’s married to the slut Leah caught him with in bed. She won’t let the biggest failure of her life overshadow her success.
When her best friend suggests she hire a date, Leah thinks the idea is scandalous. But for one weekend, she wants to forget her mistakes and pretend she has everything her ex took away from her.
Jagger Holiday makes women’s fantasies come true—
But working as a male escort leaves him feeling empty. He turns to photography to fill the void. When Jagger gets a call from a lonely single mom who needs the same thing he does, he wants more. He wants her.
Leah and Jagger have no problem convincing everyone at the reunion they’re together. She should’ve known better than to think there’d be no strings attached.
After all, he’s a professional.
Leah Godfrey has come to the point in her life where she faces one of her fears. Jagger Holiday is in a profession of double standards. These are two people who come from different circles and it will be interesting to see if they can overcome their differences.
I recently had a trying day and had to spend hours just sitting around. This book helped me get through that time. It’s a book that held my attention but also allowed me to put it down. I also looked forward to picking it back up and finding out if the bullies got what was coming to them.
Part of the book takes place in my home state and has me wanting to take a road trip. If you’re at the beach and want to forget life’s troubles for a while, this would be a good book to have on hand. Just make sure that there are no over-the-shoulder readers in your vicinity.
The author shows that you can have a second chance at both life and love. You just have to want to grab the brass ring. You have one character that has to deal with bullies that she had to deal with in her past while trying to come into her own as a woman. Jagger is also trying to change but money plays a big part of his life.
When the ending came, it left me with lots of questions. In going to the author’s website, I couldn’t find what book two is about. I found this to be disappointing because I don’t know if book two will start from where this one left off. My only choice then is to make sure to watch out for the next book to see if my questions get answered.
Kristen Strassel writes books about rock stars and vampires. After all, they tell you to write what you know. She is a passionate music fan who also loves football games and diner food. Kristen works as a makeup artist on film and TV shows when she's not writing, and loves being behind the scenes. A former resident of Las Vegas, Kristen now lives in the Boston area.