Thor (The Recherché Series Book 1) by LP Lovell
“Whatever your tastes, we’ve got it covered. I’m selling your fantasy. Are you buying?”
Thor was a quick sexy read from LP Lovell, the kind of read that is well suited for a day by the pool or a holiday read. It is light in nature, low on angst and very steamy.
LP Lovell takes us into the world of male escorts and one in particular, Thor. Thor Jameson is the owner of Recherché, a high class escort agency where being the man candy on a woman’s arms is just the beginning of their remit. These men do anything and everything. They have their regular clients that have them on retainer and they also hire themselves out for one offs. The business is extremely lucrative and has made Thor and his merry men extremely rich.
Thor was aptly named by his parents, for all intents and purposes this man was a god… between the sheets but on first appearances he is a cocky, arrogant, confident and knows he’s a good lay. He knows he is good at his job, he thrives on it but now that he is getting older he is pulling back a little and leaving the majority of the work to the youngsters. The men and woman at Recherché are a family and Thor takes his responsibilities seriously and their welfare and wellbeing are at the top of his priority list, but most of all, they are friends.
“Looks and intelligence. He must be a psycho. There’s no other explanation.”
Thor is hired to be a “fake” boyfriend for a woman called Poppy. Thor is hired by her best friend and is given strict instructions not to let her know his occupation. As far as Poppy is concerned her friend has set her up on a blind date so that she can stick it to her sister who is getting married. Always the let-down of the family, Poppy can hold her head up high with Thor, walk in there and feel confident for once.
“I can stand in a room full of people and always feel alone.”
Poppy has Thor questioning everything. Thor has never felt this way about a woman, EVER. Thor cannot believe he is contemplating settling down, but what happens when Poppy finds out…if she finds out?
“When I come, I cling to her like she’s my effing reason…for everything. And maybe she is, or at least she’s becoming it.”
As I said above this was a quick read and as such it was a little lacking in character connection for me. Thor was the only character where we got some background so that you could feel as if you could connect. Yes, it was a little cliché, yes it was a little cheesy, yes it was predictable but for all intents and purposes it was a hot, steamy, quick read that I ploughed through in no time at all. As this was a short read I felt myself wanting that extra length and depth to give credence to the love story that was unveiling on the pages and I think if it was a little more explored this would have been a really good read.
If you feel like a really, hot, steamy, quick read that doesn’t tax the grey matter then this is definitely the book for you, I liked it, just didn’t love it. However, with so many other escorts under Thor’s employ I can see this being a really raunchy series going forward.
*Thor is an erotica / erotic romance, featuring a very alpha male escort and a sassy female. It includes menage romance and humor.*
I’m selling your fantasy. Are you buying?
They say that love is the most powerful force in the universe. They’re wrong. Sex, lust, passion, these are the emotions which human beings crave. And they’ll spend any amount of money for a taste.
I’m the guy that makes your heartbeat rise with a look, your breath falter with a touch. It’s my job. My name is Thor Jameson and I’m a male escort. No, I’m THE male escort. My reputation is unrivalled and well deserved.
I’ve always been for sale, until the one thing I didn’t even realise I wanted was thrust in my face by chance. For once, I’m not selling, and she’s certainly not buying.