Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures by Renee Knowles

Publisher: Siren Publishing

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short Story

Other: M/F, BDSM, Spanking

Rating: 4 Cherries

Review by Hibiscus

After his parents’ death, Nick Duvane gave up freelancing and took a job at the local TV news station to stay home and care for his younger sister. Now that she’s grown, he’s desperate to get back to the work he loves. However, his boss blackmails him into one final assignment: go undercover at a male escort service and expose it as legalized male prostitution. No problem. Except once he begins an affair with the owner, sexy, hard-headed Diana Grady, how can he deceive her and destroy her business all for an exposé?

Diana Grady’s failed marriage and financial struggles drove her to make her escort business a success. She’s poured all of her energy into Pleasures and ignored her personal life. But when intelligent, steamy Nick Duvane enters the picture, she gives in to her passion. Yet Nick has a secret, and it just might shatter her…

Sex, lies and secrets. Disgruntled employees, and clients. With all of this in the mix, of course I thought this was a great storyline. Diana Grady and Josie Reynolds own Pleasures Inc., a male escort service. I liked both of these characters. I wanted Diana to be happy with Nick because she had such a hard life and bad marriage. She tried to protect herself from men and I just wanted Nick to crack open the hard shell she had around herself. Josie is a tough cookie who looks out for herself and uses men. I wanted her to find someone to love and when she meets Mitchell Kendrick, I saw a possible future.

The descriptions that Ms. Knowles uses are so detailed that I felt I was in the book. When she described Nick as having dimples the size of the Grand Canyon, I just wanted to caress them with my fingers. I felt like I was in the back room of Cup of Joe’s with Josie and Mitch. I could cut the sexual tension in the air with a knife and feel every caress that occurred; the writing was so detailed and explicit.

This is a very well told story and I did not want it to end. I wanted to have resolution to everything in the story but I see that this is the first book in the Pleasures, Inc. Series. I can only hope that the series continues with Josie and Mitch. I thoroughly enjoyed Guilty Pleasures and look forward to the next book in this series.

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