Caprice by Cassidy Ryan

Caprice by Cassidy Ryan
Publisher: Totally Bound
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (36 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Fern

She never intended to fall in love.

Jennifer thought that accepting a job as PA to the owner of a high-class call-girl agency would bring some excitement to her life, but it turns out to be no more exciting than being the PA to a used car salesman. She is on the verge of quitting when the agency is contacted by reclusive artist, Mason Greene, looking to hire a girl for the week. Jennifer sees this as her chance to finally add a little spice to her humdrum life. So, she becomes Caprice, and heads off to Mason Greene’s private island.

But secrets never stay secret for long. What will happen when the truth catches up with Jennifer?

Jennifer is bored working for a car salesman. So when her boss’ Madam offered her a position as a PA, Jennifer thought the offer was simply too interesting to give up. Initially, being PA to a high class call girl agency isn’t that different to being a PA anywhere else after all. When boredom had really sunk in, Jennifer did something a little risky. She booked herself in to respond to a client’s request. Mason Greene hardly ever used the agency and lived on his own tropical island. Surely no one would catch her out?

This is a fun, very short story. I was immediately drawn to the “what if?” aspect of the story. What if you could get away with a week of no strings passion? What if Jennifer didn’t get caught? How would her small adventure all work out? After the first few pages I had a bunch of questions and was extremely interested on how it would all unfold. There were a few small surprises that I really enjoyed, and I particularly liked how we learned things about Mason as Jennifer did. I thought that helped keep the story feeling fresh and the pace moving quickly – which is important for such a short story.

Written in the first person, I thought this lent the story an air of confessional – one of those “secret musings of a call girl’s PA” type thing. Personally, I enjoyed it and the first person storytelling didn’t bother me at all. The sex was passionate and deliciously descriptive – but nothing too outrageous. I enjoyed that there was a clear emotional connection between Mason and Jennifer despite the clinical manner in which they were brought together.

A fun, lighthearted summery short story, this was a great read and I’d happily find more from this author.

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